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.
Office director Dr. Michael Brady, DC oversees the body-contouring therapies that coddle frames in a spa-style environment. Specializing in laser fat reduction, technicians aim to clear bodies of cellulite and excess fat as noninvasively as possible without leaving passive-aggressive notes around the body. Body Shaping with Dr. Brady DC also offers Image Skincare products.
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.
After seeing three different doctors and having her thyroid removed in an effort to deal with chronic back and arm pain, Ronni Church turned to massage and found it worked wonders. She decided to help pass on benefits of massage herself as a licensed practitioner, amassing more than 760 hours of training in the process. Ronni specializes in tuning-fork therapy, a technique that uses sound, vibration, and high-school physics experiments to help dilate blood vessels, but is also experienced in Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point massage.
Isogei, microgei, and flash rejuvenation might sound like things from a science fiction novel, but in fact, they are anti-aging technologies used at Changes Topeka. These treatments work to firm up muscles with gentle electrical pulses or help improve skin tone with bursts of light energy. Infrared light combats localized deposits of fat to improve your appearance in a bathing suit or adult onesie, and Nerium facials ward off wrinkles without surgery.
After more than two decades as a family physician, Dr. Carla Phipps pursued training in laser aesthetics, Botox and collagen fillers, liposuction, and fat transfer. With these cosmetic techniques in her toolbelt, she joined forces with aesthetician Brittany Rivera to build a toolbelt factory, and then to found Laser & Cosmetic Center. The med spa's catalog of noninvasive treatments includes injectables, clinical facials, and body contouring.