Voted Kansas City’s Best Hair Salon in 2009 by CityVoters, DF LifeSalon employs an arsenal of master stylists to deliver cutting-edge cuts (women’s $40+, men’s $25+) and colors (women’s $75+), as well as anti-aging spa services such as oxygen detox foot cleanses ($50+) and oxygen facials ($95+). Opt for professional waxing services ($15+ to $45+) to prep for a vacation, swim race, or a shirtless calendar photo shoot.
Though a licensed optometrist is on staff to examine customers' eyes, Eye Roc Eyewear is more a fashion studio than a doctors' office, with knowledgeable eyewear specialists on call to help clients make stylish decisions. In the sunny, modern studio filled with blond-wood accents and bright orange tones, a wealth of Eye Roc brand-name glasses await. Doctors help patients catch eye concerns early and obtain precise prescriptions with comprehensive exams, and specialists help clients choose the perfect style to flatter every face, whether it's a pair of bold, horn-rimmed retro glasses or a bolder, even more retro monocle.
The secret to Mica Beauty Cosmetics is how simple the radiant powder actually is. It has no talc, oils, chemical dyes, or preservatives. It's made of natural minerals with high levels of antioxidants that help skin combat signs of aging while making the face look flawless. The all-natural cosmetics line includes foundation, lip color, and eye makeup, including specialized eyeblack for offensive linemen with delicate skin.
The staff members at Ooh La La, Inc.’s family of St. Charles retailers—Ooh La La Ladies Boutique, Ooh La La Children's Boutique, Shoe La La, and the recently opened Ooh La La Juniors Boutique—pride themselves in their stock of unique pieces. In each stylish storefront, women browse fashionable clothing and accessories from independent designers, children find pint-size fashion statements, and juniors shop for trendy outfits or a unique first name.
A former wrestler and cyclist, Dr. Curt Kippenberger of Focus on Health Chiropractic knows a lot about the human frame, as well as how it can get hurt. Luckily, he also knows about how they can recover, wielding the power to help them do so without the use of drugs or surgery. He and his team assuage chronic and acute aches with safe, low-risk chiropractic adjustments. Working alongside massage therapists, the team devises treatment plans that incorporate therapeutic rub-downs into appointments.
The owners of The Swag Society, a group of fashion-conscious beauty and apparel stylists, send their expertise to clients in the mail once a month. They do so by asking clients to fill out a survey about their lifestyles, habits and hobbies, and occasions they find themselves dressing for. With that info, they put together a completely personalized box of products that includes make-up, jewelry, and other accessories, and send it out to the client.
While the first box's contents are immediately useful, they are more meant to help clients pursue a long-term strategy in which each box is a mini lesson plan in what styles and fashions flatter best. After a year, the team reports that most clients have a huge collection of make-up and accessories appropriate for most every occasion, with the possible exception of an alien invasion, since its impossible to predict what color flag our new overlords will fly.