Experienced stylist Elisa Gharst has mastered a wide range of salon services. Not only does she overhaul unhealthy, overgrown manes with precision haircuts, but she revamps paled hair colors and creates entirely new looks with rich, deep color services. Before styling freshly cut locks into chic, lasting styles, Elisa can also pump up the sleekness of any 'do with vibrant, dimensional highlights.
Masters in the art of spray tanning, Glowing Goddess colors the skin canvas of any gender or complexion, sparing them from being exposed to harmful UV rays. The process applies a colorless sugar DHA, dihydroyacetone, to the skin that reacts with the oxygen in the air to safely produce an even, burnished glow. The airbrush tan helps hide freckles, smoothes out a blotchy complexion, and provides camouflage during freeze-tag matches in desert sandstorms. Airbrush tans last up to a week, but you can buy tan extenders from Glowing Goddess in case your high-school reunion ends up getting trapped inside the high-school gym for eight days.
Aesthetician Jacquie Keller operates Essential Skin Care out of The Style Room, a 2,000-square-foot salon and spa nestled in the historic downtown of Lee’s Summit. Keller believes firmly in the power of nonsurgical treatments—in the clinic and at home—to reverse the furrowed march of aging. Through a studied application of facials, waxing services, relaxation massages, and reflexology, she puts clients at ease while jamming Father Time's fingers in the doors of perception.
The enhanced microdermabrasion facial combines the deep exfoliation of the microdermabrasion with deep-cleansing steam, a light chemical peel, and a custom finishing mask. A thorough skin-cleansing kicks off the treatment, followed by a dreamy steam-towel and facial massage with a mask, whisking the mind away to a more relaxed place. Keri Eichhorn––the highly trained and certified aesthetician in charge of pampering facial clients with copious amounts of beauty––will employ the Pristine Precision Diamond Peel to effectively exfoliate each face's outer hull, stripping away dull skin, rough textures, and uneven pigmentation caused by a run-in with a squadron of soy sauce packets. A chemical peel is applied for one to five minutes to boost the anti-aging benefits of the microdermabrasion, and then a cool wrap will chase away demons of dry skin with hydrating oxygenation, vitamins, minerals, and amino-acid headlocks. Depending on your face's unique skincare needs, you'll receive either a hydrating mask to seal in silky-smoothness or a firming mask to tighten skin into youthfulness. Finally, the finishing products protect the face from sun, wind, earth, and lip-fires.
Slimming Solutions is more than a name—it's a promise. The medspa, which is staffed by a doctor, a nurse, a nurse practitioner, and a medical aesthetician, treats clients to a wealth of services that help them to slim figures and enhance appearances. The non-invasive lipo laser blasts fat on arms, hips, and bellies with low-level wavelengths that break down fat cells, while the radio frequency body contouring uses heat to tighten and smooth skin while serenading it with the latest polka hit. Other services augment physiques, such as IPL hair removal, vein treatments, and laser skin resurfacing. The medspa also features a variety of spa services such as massages, microdermabrasion, facials, and teeth whitening.
Le Soleil Tanning's owner, Rachel Tanis, has been in fierce competition with the sun for four years. Since opening in 2008, she and her staff have gained the upper hand with Smart Tan certification, which gives them the tools to design safe tanning regimens for each skin type. Those hoping to avoid UV exposure step inside an automated VersaSpa spray booth, where special serums moisturize the skin with aloe vera and balance its pH before coating it in bronzer. Fresh, neatly folded hand towels sit atop Soltron and Ergoline beds radiating UV rays at three levels of intensity. The most powerful of these is a high-pressure Ergoline bed with an open, airy design that surrounds those within in UVA rays and tunes piped from its MP3-player dock. Part and parcel with creating the hallmark of health and youth, the studio offers red-light therapy that promotes collagen production for firm, smooth skin, and fights acne harder than a dermatologist with a soap-filled fire hose. The white lobby's glass shelves display nourishing lotions from Designer Skin and Swedish Beauty that aid the safe development of a rich, even color.