Complexion Perfection’s licensed aesthetician Brianne Whitley keeps it simple. Her skincare treatments fall into two categories: facials and chemical peels. A selection of four facials is designed to combat specific complexion issues, while nine different chemical peels employ more aggressive blemish-fighting formulas still gentle enough for use on patients with rosacea, dry skin, or melodramatic noses.
Brianna Williams flexes her 15 years of experience in the beauty industry at ABLS, an industrial-chic Paul Mitchell salon. Inside the space, which favors exposed brick walls and shelves with the entire Paul Mitchell product line, she works alongside her comrade stylists, matching clients' visions with sleek cuts. In addition to cut and color services, the staff also transforms young girls into glitzy glamour stars during rock star parties, and primps brides-to-be from head to well-polished toe with bridal packages.
When not proving their expertise on the salon floor, the stylists are sharpening their skills through monthly lessons from Paul Mitchell national educators. Brianna further demonstrates Paul Mitchell's commitment to "making our world a more beautiful place" by working alongside Carpenter Place, a local girls home assisting children in crisis.
Don't be surprised if you feel like you're amongst family when you step inside Salon Teased, a Redken-exclusive salon and a "Favorite" among The Wichita Eagle readers. That's because the staff maintain a warm, familiar vibe as they welcome new clients into the fold. What's perhaps most impressive is that they maintain this fun, approachable air while performing with the utmost professionalism. Salon Teased excels at precision haircuts and color treatments, enhanced with high-quality Redken products. Beyond hair, the staff can also refine skin with spray tans or freshen up hands and feet with relaxing mani-pedis. And, for those who have hair where they don't want it, the Salon Teased staff can remove it entirely by waxing it or sugaring it away, leaving behind nothing but smooth, silky skin.
It's said that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert in your field. Hudson Optical's staff of professional eye-care specialists graph and bolster their patients' vision health inside a facility that hit its 10,000-hour mark more than 52,000 hours ago. Though more than 30 years have passed since Hudson Optical first opened its doors, its trained associates continue to practice their craft, as well as learn new technologies to ensure patients get optimal care. Doctors David P. Parupsky and Se Cecelia Xiong brandish skills gleaned from conquering their own hour cap to diagnose eye disease, address eyes' refraction needs, and perfect their own language of Morse-code blinks.
At Basic Essentials, a team of certified professionals offers a gamut of forward-thinking salon and massage services. An experienced electrologist permanently stunts hair growth during electrolysis, and wax specialists temporarily evict encroaching hairs and misplaced birthday candles with face and body waxing. The clinic's master teacher of reiki—who is certified in the practice's highest level—optimizes intra-body energy flow during reiki sessions.
The open floor plan and exposed-brick walls at Salon Q create a comfy, relaxed atmosphere, which is an ideal complement to the Old Town charm just outside the door. An antique-style wooden reception desk and styling stations provide a warm contrast to the slate- and metallic-themed interior, as do pops of color from red-accented walls, an assortment of greenery, and oversize prints of blue, red, and orange flowers. Among the real and pictured plants, you'll find colors of another kind blossoming—stylists using Eufora and Alfaparf Milano products and hair foils to create highlights and protect brains from alien mind control.