At Everything’s Hair, clients can rest assured their new haircuts will enhance their features and attract attention. Here, specially trained mane tamers showcase a meticulous attention to detail, snipping strands to accent facial features and tailoring hair color to complement skin tone or the color of the horse they ride into work each morning. The stylists also wield ecofriendly products from NYR Organic, a London-based company that crafts all-natural lotions, cosmetics, and shampoos.
The stylists at Tres Chic Salon keep abreast of trendy hairstyling techniques, which they use to achieve the looks that their clients desire. Their services encompass more than just haircuts, color treatments, and highlights, though; they also provide nailcare and waxing. During every treatment, they pull high-quality products from the likes of Pureology, Chi, and Tammy Taylor Nails.
Liz Black was in school with the goal of becoming a dermatologist when she realized that she needed to visit one for her own skin problems. But after a couple visits, she saw that it wasn't helping—so she also checked out an aesthetician. "She spent way more time with me than the dermatologist," Liz says of the positive outcome. Inspired by her experience, Liz changed courses and became an aesthetician, a role that she says enables her to spend more time with each client. She makes it a point to check in on clients, especially during the first 30–90 days of new treatments as skin first reacts to the changes. "People can get really impatient and stop doing whatever it is they need to be doing during that time," she says. "I really try to stick close to their side and walk them through it."
Most of Liz's clients come to her looking for anti-aging and acne-care solutions. She starts with a consultation to determine their goals, map out the best treatment plan, and count that they have the right number of noses. Her treatments range from ultrasonic resurfacing and European facials to body waxing and makeup application. Her arsenal of Image Skincare products helps skin find "a balance between clinical and organic" benefits. She carries that balance into her treatment room, where professional equipment resides alongside homey touches, including a plush sofa and candles. And because Liz runs her business solo, she says her clients often feel less intimidated than they would walking into a doctor's office or big spa. She also embraces earth-friendly methods. "I'm a green spa," she says. "I try to minimize my usage of electricity, recycle, and conserve water."
Since first completing her cosmetology studies in California more than 25 years ago, Debra King has gone on to become a certified Redken colorist and own a full-service salon in Arizona. Upon relocating to Lawrence, Debra found a home at Designers Salon, where she beautifies clients with precision haircuts as well as corrective and dimensional color. Between haircuts, customers can stop in for complimentary bang trims, catch up with a favorite pair of shears, or reserve time for a spa pedicure and foot paraffin dip. Debra also specializes in facial waxing, eradicating unwanted fuzz from brows, lips, and chins.
Amy Chapman is a licensed massage therapist who focuses on clients' physical and emotional well-being. She facilitates feelings of relaxation with treatments such as Swedish massages, which entail long, gentle strokes that simultaneously relax the mind and the muscles.
The licensed massage therapists at Natural Healers Health and Wellness Clinic LLC each have more than 800 hours of experience with more than 10 types of bodywork and massage. In addition to the classics?Swedish, deep tissue, and sports?they perform less common modalities such as geriatric massage, myofascial release, steam therapy, and massages designed to restore range of motion to aging department store mannequins. In-depth client intake forms help each therapist design a fully customized session that targets specific regions of tension or pain, while also allowing clients to pinpoint their preferred level of pressure.