Village Hair and Spa has been a local beautifying staple for over 20 years, and its friendly and experienced staff specializes in bestowing the under-pampered portion of the population with a wide range of hair and body treatments. Its strand stylists are particularly adept at helping each client find the best haircut for his or her face and personal style. If you already know what you're looking for, Village Hair’s stylists can take that vision and make it even better than you imagined, just like Hollywood's big-budget adaptation of your Golden Girls fan fiction. Undergo a mane makeover with a cut ($32–$45) and color ($79–$109 for both treatments together), or indulge in a full-service manicure ($27–$32) to buff your finger helmets to a new level of shine. Village Hair and Spa also offers a full menu of waxing services ($19–$60), facials ($75–$80), skin-renewal treatments ($57–$170), and specialty body services ($75–$94).
Whether your hair is a magnificently buoyant crown of curls and character or a defiant mass of twigs, gobs of vegan mayonnaise, and half-chewed Now and Laters, kAt Hair Studio will assess its needs by combining cosmetology experience with the gut instinct of a hard-boiled detective. Get a cut ($25) to take your cocky mane down a peg and then enjoy some deep healing with conditioning ($10). Alternatively or confluently, get a glossing and restore the shimmer and shine your follicles flaunted when they were first removed from their original packaging ($30). Bring it all to a magnificent finale with the styling ($10 with cut), during which your stylist will factor in your high-school GPA, rent history, and whether or not you have a boating license to create the style that best fits your true essence. If you refuse to be typecast as yourself, redefine your look with a color ($50) and brow tint ($10). Waxing your facial triad (brow, lip, and chin; $24) keeps your face's neighborhood free of follicular criminals, while manly men whose whisker syndicates are too entrenched can maintain a healthy veneer with a beard trim ($8).
For more than 20 years, Midwest Massage owner Sheldon Haas has been using his hands to help heal and relax clients by providing services backed by an average of 30 hours of continuing education each year. Beyond employing Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to thwart pain and tension, he uses his experience working for the Avera Mckennen Hospital and Wellness Center and Midwest Orthopedic Center to help correct chronic and difficult issues. Medical or ortho massage is one of his specialties and targets specific problem areas by working down through individual layers using a blend of deep tissue, myofacial release, and range of motion restoring methods. Whatever style of massage you choose, Sheldon takes care to customize each service to your individual preferences, listening carefully for cues to your desired level of pressure and softly reciting your favorite Walt Whitman poems entirely from memory.
Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients’ tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.
The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin’s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios’s chariot within 46 seconds.
At SmileLabs, the staff is focused on one thing: whitening teeth. To lift stains and discolorations caused by drinking coffee, sipping colas, and chewing crayons, they fill custom silicone mouth trays with a peroxide-based whitening gel, which is water-based to prevent tooth sensitivity. Once teeth have been coated in the gel, they aim their Millennium SL LED lamp at the teeth to accelerate the whitening process. Each treatment takes about 15 minutes, and clients can double up treatments during a single visit.