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.
Nail tech Melody Williams beautifies nails with expertly administered manicures and pedicures. With an arsenal of brand-name products such as Tammy Taylor and OPI, she shapes nails, applies polishes, and exfoliates hands and feet before pampering treatment areas with massages. Along with Melody and her fellow nail pros, Salon Renew rounds out its team with stylists that administer haircuts, highlights, and coloring using top products from haircare manufacturers such as Redken and White Sands instead of smashed markers.
Voted Best of Topeka by the Topeka Capital-Journal for 10 years running, Sun-Tana Mega Salon bronzes bodies with a UV-free VersaSpa spray and 20-minute tanning-bed sessions. Customers can heighten their hues while avoiding the sun's incessant text messaging with the sunless VersaSpa system, for which they can choose from a combination of bronzing solutions for personalized results. Bodies receive a preparatory spray and anti-aging hydration treatment before jumping In VersaSpa booths, a mix of skin-firming solutions coat skin with an even color while an air-purification system keeps booths comfortably breezy. Afterward, air gently blows across torsos so customers can emerge from the booth dry and free to re-don their powdered wigs without smudging. Tans appear within four hours and may last for up to seven days.
Stylin’ Salon’s friendly staff utilizes experience and the latest technology to sculpt stylish hairdos and primp nails. Coiffure-deficient visitors can shorten and shape strands with a haircut and style ($25–$40), freshen up their look with a shampoo style ($15–$18), or put the strands in an updo to keep them from bullying smaller hairdos ($30+). Cuticle-care specialists burnish nails with Shellac polish ($25–$30) and keep toes looking trimmed and exquisite with pampering pedicures ($25–$30). An application of color ($60+) outfits the mane in a fashionable new hue, and a perm ($55+) supplies the hairdo with volume and flowing waves that form a Magic Eye image for passing birds.
The Eastern art of brow threading has become wildly popular in the United States, a trend aesthetician Almas Karowalia astutely followed, enabling her to open 15 locations of Perfect Brow Bar across the Midwest, Texas, and Louisiana. At each outpost, practitioners clean up uneven brows and hairlines with strands of twisted thread that can remove multiple rows of hair with a single pass. Her teams boast that they can complete brows in as little as 5 minutes and require only 10–15 minutes to thread an entire face. The expedient technique generally results in less pain and irritation than other hair-removal methods, though at Perfect Brow Bar patrons can also opt for traditional waxing services. In addition to hair removal, aestheticians dress up skin with makeup applications, lash extensions, and henna tattoos of tuxedos or ball gowns.