Heralded by KMBC as Kansas City's First Place Best Day Spa, La Vita Bella transports patrons toward the realms of relaxation with custom massage, facials, and body treatments. To begin the ultimate revitalizing peel and facial package, clients make a beeline to the relaxation room, where an aromatic neck wrap supplants the talons of pet parrots and a lavender paraffin hand treatment hydrates digits. Next, spa denizens sashay into the treatment room, where an aesthetician cleanses, tones, and exfoliates tired and weathered visages. A choice of papaya-pumpkin or aloe-azulene mask graces faces, followed by a moisturizing lip and eye treatment. A cocoa-butter foot treatment and upper-back massage extends the pampering parade across the entire body boulevard. Or, opt for an hour-long La Vita Bella facial, where faces are cleansed and steamed, then gently exfoliated with extractions. After a mask and moisturizing treatment, bodies are soothed by a face, neck, and hand or foot massage.
Red hanging lights throw rounded shadows across Sweet D's hardwood floors and sunflower-yellow walls. Amid these modern accents, skilled stylists cultivate face-flattering cuts and rewire hair circuitry with sleek color highlights. Clients may also solicit an aesthetician for a swift brow wax or a long-lasting gel mani-pedi with Axxium or CND polish.
HealthRidge Fitness Center is all about options. From more than 80 weekly group exercise classes to sprawling facilities that include a 1/8-mile indoor track, racquetball courts, and cardio machines with personal TVs, both beginning and advanced exercisers can find an activity that moves at their preferred pace. Guests get pumped up in boot-camp sessions taught by instructors who have been certified in a military-instructor training course led by Army National Guard master fitness trainer and staff sergeant Ken Weichert. To calm the mind, a yoga or Pilates class reduces stress while strengthening core muscles. The center also features a workout area and classes designed specifically for kids.
In warm weather, an outdoor pool decorated with a natural-looking rock formation invites swimmers to splash about a tranquil waterfall. Exercisers can unwind after a workout with a pedicure, a massage, or a facial at the Spa at HealthRidge, which has been named one of America’s Top 100 Spas by SpAwards. The café and lounge area offers nutritious meals and a cozy fireplace that is ideal for soothing achy muscles or burning cheat-day pages torn from food journals.
At Salon of RR’s, new coats of color deck out strands and hands alike with highlighting and mani-pedi services. Texturizing treatments and cuts grace hair with new silhouettes; for example, Brazilian Blowout treatments leave hair straight for several months. The treatment also makes styling hair more manageable by smoothing the hair cuticle and eliminating frizz, much like coating hair in floor varnish.
Owner Becky Weir and her handpicked team of stylists harness Redken and Pureology products to power fashion-driven services. During haircuts, shears remove split ends and snip flattering face frames to update styles while guests sip complimentary refreshments. All services refresh skulls with a shampoo and relaxing scalp massage and conclude with a blow-dry and style that pamper tresses like Rapunzel's elevator. Stylists wield Redken color during highlight services and delve deep into cranial underbrush to brighten locks with up to 31 foils or elect tactical surface strands for partial highlights. Patrons settle into sleek, black aprons, trusting their pelts to stylists who expand hairstyling awareness by taking two outside-education classes per year.