Lush greenery bursts from colorful vases inside each of Salon Reaction’s treatment rooms, where walls of turquoise and mustard ignite a sense of relaxation, and hardwood floors gleam beneath the steady gaze of track lighting. The lush, elegant atmosphere at Nancy Haenni’s salon keeps clients coming back for a kaleidoscope of services that includes haircuts, pedicures, body wraps, and facials. Organic spray tans dust skin with golden hues, and an octet of massages aims to release tension and stress accrued while leading lemming parades. After appointments, colorful bottles of styling potions vie for attention near the salon’s exit, ready to be adopted by a loving nest of hair.
During his 13 years spent teasing and styling strands, Michael Cauble has studied with platform artists and educators from such prominent beauty institutions as Vidal Sassoon and Aveda, and even soaked up firsthand knowledge from the VP of Aquage. Not content to rest on his perfectly coiffed laurels, he continues to stay apace of modern fashions by tirelessly pursuing ongoing educational opportunities while working as an independent stylist at Salon Reaction. There, products by brands such as Bumble and bumble, Redken, and Moroccanoil feature into his stylish cuts and coloring treatments. He also excels at special services such as balayage highlights or ombre color, and is often sought out to style updos for special events such as weddings and employee-of-the-month acceptance speeches.
Though she may be new to the Overland Park area, stylist Christy Cleaver knows her way around the styling chair. A veteran of the hair industry for more than 17 years, she spent a decade and a half at the helm of her own salon, and brings specialties in razor cuts, hair straightening, and two-tone color panels. Her greatest talent, however, is her ability to listen carefully to each client's wants and needs, and then use the latest industry techniques to help those desires take shape in the styling mirror before them. Best of all, heads leave Christy's capable hands brimming with knowledge about how to recreate styled locks at home, eliminating the need for home hairbrushes to list her as an emergency contact.
The citrus-scented air might be the first thing patrons notice as they enter the amenity-filled salon. If not that, then perhaps the massage chairs, plush and beckoning a body to sit down and relax. At Elegant Nails, the little things make a big difference, as does the staff of nail technicians who fuss over fingers and toes with fine detail and clean equipment. Services include deluxe pedicures with sea salts and mint masks, shellac manicures, and mani-pedis for children whose nails have been attacked by the backyard dirt.
Penny the Peacock is positively brimming with confidence. As the logo of Refresh Medical Day Spa, Penny epitomizes Dr. Angela Garner's goal for her clients: that each will leave the cozy confines of her med spa feeling as renewed as a peacock, whose beautiful feathers fall out and regrow over the course of a year.
Dr. Garner, a hospice director and an internist with more than 20 years of medical experience, facilitates the renewal process with traditional spa services, including facials and massage therapy, as well as specialized treatments such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.