The beauty experts behind Back2Body turn their clinical and professional training into pampering treatments that revitalize bodies inside and out. Owner Andrea Bartley draws on a nursing background and eight years of experience as she purges pores and removes unwanted fuzz with facials and waxing. She also crafts custom airbrush tans that bless skin with new hues ranging from light bronze glows to deep island bronzes. Her cohort, Jeni Odell, crafts custom massages and body treatments that address pain, stress, and careworn skin. The studio also offers smooth sculpt treatments, which mitigates problem pudge by stimulating collagen production and removing toxins without invasive methods such as surgery, injections, or oddly in-depth questionnaires.
For 30 years, Pierce Medical Clinic has taken a holistic approach to health, addressing the cosmetic side effects of aging and illness while enhancing physical function. Doctor of osteopathy John Gamble and advanced registered nurse practitioner Morris Coltrain oversee patient care, starting with face-to-face chats to draw up individual wellness plans. The plans forge a path toward goals such as weight loss, youthful skin, and an eye-catching immune system, which the team sustains with steady medical support. Additionally, the staff provides complimentary body analyses that enlighten patients with stats about their water and fat retention and identify their target weight. Treatments may include simple solutions such as calorie restriction and plant-derived Vemma meal supplements, which fortify the body by sprouting flying buttresses. The staff also administers high-tech medical procedures, including an FDA-approved technique for removing heavy metals from tissues and natural hormone-replacement therapy to combat disorders ranging from infertility to depression.
After luxuriating in Sunlight Day Spa's opulent extras—a rose-petal footbath, a relaxation room, comfy robes, complimentary beverages, and hidden loudspeakers that shout at you to relax whenever you look nervous—you'll be ready for your massage of choice. Sunlight Day Spa specializes in Asian massage techniques, displayed to full effect with its Om massage ($80), which uses long connecting strokes and aromatherapy oils to create a positively enlightening level of relaxation. If the Om doesn't cure your body's samsara, a Release massage ($95) will ease pains and chronic tension by focusing on deep muscle and connective tissue. The muscle-melting Hot Stone massage ($95), meanwhile, might bring back happy memories of the stress-free week spent trapped under a volcanic boulder.
Whether you've been looking for a new color to crown your cranium or a pretty polish for your perky piggies, today's Groupon has you covered head to toe. For $35, you get $100 worth of spa services at Shine Spa. Aestheticians will smooth and soothe whatever section of your surface area that aches for tending, from your freshly sore Olive Oyl tattoo to the love-bite scars from your pet gull. Because this deal can be applied to any of Shine Spa’s myriad services, you may have trouble deciding which parts of you should get special treatment and which parts of you should be scolded in private.Face The Music (Season 01, Ep. 02): When John Woo High holds a battle of the bands, could it mean Agent Sean Archer’s big break? Not if Castor Troy can use his dad’s credit card to hire professional studio musicians! American Idol’s Adam Lambert guest stars.
Roca Salon & Spa’s roots draw upon more than 35 years of styling history, adventure, and love. It began with Vidal Sassoon–trained hairstylist Rod Cavner running a small Main Street salon named Blondie’s, where he was joined by his soon-to-be wife, and fellow Vidal Sassoon–trained hairstylist, Rhonda. After marrying and moving to Hawaii for four years, the duo returned with innovative new services, design concepts, and island-themed nicknames for friends. The result was Rhonda's three-year makeover of the space, which now includes eco-friendly, energy-efficient lighting and appliances as well as eye-catching decor.
The couple's time spent island hopping is evident in the pedicure room, where bamboo reaches up toward a sparkling chandelier that shines upon backlit purple-and-pink glass basins, in which toes bask in hot stones and Hawaiian mud. Stacey Soble of Salon Today interviewed Rhonda when the salon was named the third runner-up in the magazine's Salon of the Year design competition. Cavner said, "The bonus wow factor is the entire styling area floor has embedded phosphorescent chips which cause the floor to glow in the dark when the lights suddenly go off!”
But the decor isn't the only thing that earned the company recognition as one of KC Magazine’s best Kansas City salons in 2012. The talented team includes hair colorists who have trained in London, Paris, and Beverly Hills, as well as skilled aestheticians, massage therapists, and nail technicians. The color experts work their magic in an elegant, modern area with see-through chairs, potted white orchids, and long strings of crystal beads that divide the space and give visiting Spider-Men an easy way to reach the ceiling.
The Great Sea of Regeneration can only ebb and flow so quickly when it comes to healing and breathing fresh life into your shore of skin. Today's Groupon operates faster than a metaphorical body of water to soften and beautify your skin with a microdermabrasion, IPL chemical peel, or hair-removal treatment from Rajeunir Medical Spa for $29 (an up to $150 value). Don't waste your time attempting to grow new skin using a microwave and fruit leathers when you can lovingly tend your existing outer layer.
At Encounters Salon and Day Spa, the floors and mirrors sparkle and the retail area is stocked with products from Aveda, Surface, Mirabella, and other high-end brands. The stylists—some of whom have been cutting, coloring, and conditioning hair for three decades—are friendly, smiling, and collaborative, and it's common to see several of them exchanging ideas about the cut of one client. Encounters carefully selects cosmetology-school graduates for its nine-month in-house training program, which is designed to help new stylists quickly grow their experience and clientele.