The trained professionals at A Cut Above brandish their skills to refurbish appearances with hair-centric services. During the 10- to 30-minute haircut, one of these mane masters will prune shaggy head shrubberies using a choice of traditional scissors, texture-conjuring razors, or gas-powered lawn mowers. Women and men both can opt to tame unruly brows into suave submission with an eyebrow waxing. Alternately, an upper-lip waxing uproots unwanted facial hair, leaving lips smooth and aerodynamic for Olympic-grade pie-eating marathons.
Muscles unclench, toxins retreat, and stagnant blood gets moving under the therapeutic hands of Casey Muck Ebert, licensed massage therapist of Rockhill Massage Therapy. Casey excels at both ends of the massage spectrum: the therapeutic and the luxurious. Whereas she targets the root causes of pain with sports and deep-tissue massages, she also eases clients into states of tension-free serenity with hot stone and Swedish massages.
At each of its 12 locations in Kansas, the staff of Genesis Health Club strive to create a one-stop health-and-fitness center for the entire family. Supervised childcare programs entertain kids with arts and crafts, and Muay Thai classes help youngsters improve coordination and strength under the tutelage of a fifth-degree black belt. Adults can head over to yoga, Pilates, cycling, or MMA cardio classes, which are all led by nationally certified instructors. Guests can also take advantage of the rows of cardio and strength-training machines, or work one-on-one with an instructor to learn correct form and the best way to walk on your hands on a moving treadmill.
Under the supervision of a board-certified plastic surgeon, aestheticians at The Plastic Surgery Clinic use IPL lasers to quickly and thoroughly remove patches of unwanted hair as clients lie comfortably atop body-length treatment chairs. Although treatments typically conclude within 15 to 30 minutes, initial appointments may last up to an hour, so clients have ample time to fill out paperwork and longingly gaze into the receptionist's eyes. During each session, specialists scan the skin with intense pulsed light that absorbs into the melanin of hair follicles, destroying them at the root. The application of antibiotic ointments and moisturizers follows the treatment, soothing away skin irritation while clients sip on complimentary soda, coffee, or hot chocolate. Visits must be spaced three to four weeks apart to account for varying cycles of hair growth and trade restrictions with the planet Xenon where the laser fuel is purchased.