Avenue Hair Styling and Day Spa's seasoned aestheticians beautify bodies with a range of noninvasive prettifying techniques from haircuts to body wraps. An expansive ocean mural presides over the scene as massages unfurl muscles, and clenched fists release their tension during a pampering manicure and a paraffin treatment that reduces lines, like a speedy ticket redeemer at an amusement park. As stylists snip locks in the wood-paneled salon, guests can bid adieu to leg fuzzies before an aerodynamics-promoting waxing. Avenue Hair Styling and Day Spa proudly throws its hair in the ring of the Locks of Love program, a nonprofit dedicated to matching donated tresses to disadvantaged children.
In a minimalist office with ivory carpeting and black accents, Dr. Glenn Detlefsen and his staff polish away fine lines and resurface skin with injectables, laser treatments, photofacials, and peels, which can bring a youthful glow to visages without permanently situating them over a birthday cake with five flickering candles. The center bases treatments on results from Visia digital skin analysis, which investigates six aspects contributing to the health and appearance of clients' facial features, including the depth and frequency of wrinkles, the size of pores, and the number of freckles feigned with magic marker.
Sun Resorts Tanning Salon gilds limbs with a fleet of UV tanning beds and private VersaSpa and Mystic tanning booths. To deliver even and radiant hues, the salon ensures that its beds’ lights are more closely clustered than a bunch of grapes driving a clown car and that the beds’ canopies aren’t overly arched. Patented spray-tan formulas imbue limbs with radiance without UV rays, and the salon’s Australian Gold tanning products help patrons become a beautiful shade of copper much like a crystal vase full of pennies.
Licensed massage therapist Rachel Mercer, the hands behind Revitalizing Touch Massage, has experience working with a diverse list of clients ranging from children and the elderly to athletes at the University of Kansas. Her nimble digits seek out stress with a wide range of massage modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, sports, hot-stone, and chair massage. Rachel uses these techniques to facilitate a variety of benefits, ranging from increased joint flexibility to decreased depression, less anxiety, and reduction of spasms and cramping.
The licensed massage therapists at Natural Healers Health and Wellness Clinic LLC each have more than 800 hours of experience with more than 10 types of bodywork and massage. In addition to the classics—Swedish, deep tissue, and sports—they perform less common modalities such as geriatric massage, myofascial release, steam therapy, and massages designed to restore range of motion to aging department store mannequins. In-depth client intake forms help each therapist design a fully customized session that targets specific regions of tension or pain, while also allowing clients to pinpoint their preferred level of pressure.