Like a magical mirror, Plastic Surgery Center of Tulsa helps people see themselves as they want to be seen. A seasoned surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Greg Ratliff transforms bodies with liposuction, face-lifts, implants, and injections within a handsome, refurbished home on picturesque Cherry Street. An initial consultation with Dr. Ratliff illuminates each guest’s treatment options, demystifying treatments with detailed explanations and furnishing before-and-after pictures of patients with similar body types. Tucked away in the two-story manor, an onsite operating room houses most procedures, preventing hassle-filled trips to hospitals with their impersonal feel and unremitting visits from doctor-imitating clowns.
The adjoining Skin Deep Medical Spa beautifies bodies with noninvasive procedures, performed under the watchful eye of Dr. Ratliff. The beauty hub also stocks a treasure chest of advanced cosmetic and rejuvenation products so patrons can keep skin healthy after their procedures.
Well Spa isn't just a clever name. Here, the physician-led team, which includes a registered nurse and certified laser technician, focuses all efforts on helping clients look, feel, and be well. Their services range from laser hair-removal treatments to IPL photofacial treatments, but their specialty is hormone-replacement therapy. They approach the intricate process conservatively, ensuring that patients receive a customized treatment that will effectively balance their body's hormone levels. And as members of the American Academy of Anti-Aging, many of their treatments, such as microdermabrasion and Botox and Juvederm injections, are designed to minimize the signs of aging, helping clients look young enough to ride the merry-go-round as many times as they want.
Sophia Lash Bar owner Madison Meek spends a good part of her day waxing faces, but what she enjoys most is applying eyelash extensions. "I absolutely love full set applications, [and] seeing the excitement on a woman's face after she sees her new set for the first time." Excited, but also meticulous, Madison typically spends 135 minutes with her first-time clients, applying extensions one lash at a time. She can also correct someone else's subpar extension job by filling in gaps or removing misplaced extensions from the client's eyebrows.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Eyelash Extension Full Set
Brands Used: Xtreme Lashes
Hairbenders of Joplin does as much good for people’s spirits as it does for their appearances. After the tornado that devastated parts of Joplin in 2011, the Hairbenders team joined forces with other Matrix professional haircare stylists and hosted a cut-a-thon for the victims. The event served as a pick-me-up to the community, making locals feel cared for and resilient.
On a normal day, the staff pampers clients with far more than just haircare—although those seeking TLC for their tresses have numerous cutting, coloring, and texturing services to choose from. Nail treatments incorporate high-end products such as OPI Axxium, and massage therapy and facials round out the service menu.