It's said that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert in your field. Hudson Optical's staff of professional eye-care specialists graph and bolster their patients' vision health inside a facility that hit its 10,000-hour mark more than 52,000 hours ago. Though more than 30 years have passed since Hudson Optical first opened its doors, its trained associates continue to practice their craft, as well as learn new technologies to ensure patients get optimal care. Doctors David P. Parupsky and Se Cecelia Xiong brandish skills gleaned from conquering their own hour cap to diagnose eye disease, address eyes' refraction needs, and perfect their own language of Morse-code blinks.
At Basic Essentials, a team of certified professionals offers a gamut of forward-thinking salon and massage services. An experienced electrologist permanently stunts hair growth during electrolysis, and wax specialists temporarily evict encroaching hairs and misplaced birthday candles with face and body waxing. The clinic's master teacher of reiki—who is certified in the practice's highest level—optimizes intra-body energy flow during reiki sessions.
The open floor plan and exposed-brick walls at Salon Q create a comfy, relaxed atmosphere, which is an ideal complement to the Old Town charm just outside the door. An antique-style wooden reception desk and styling stations provide a warm contrast to the slate- and metallic-themed interior, as do pops of color from red-accented walls, an assortment of greenery, and oversize prints of blue, red, and orange flowers. Among the real and pictured plants, you'll find colors of another kind blossoming—stylists using Eufora and Alfaparf Milano products and hair foils to create highlights and protect brains from alien mind control.
Dr. Stephanie V. Oberhelman at Kansas Surgical Arts is both a Doctor of Osteopathy and a board-certified general surgeon. Armed with a laproscopic camera, she removes appendixes and diseased sections of colons with minimal incisions and stitches. She also uses cameras to peer into the GI tract, screening for cancers, snatching biopsies, and oohing over kaleidoscopic formations. To improve patients’ exteriors, her team of vascular experts maps out varicose veins with ultrasound technology before using noninvasive methods—such as sclerotherapy or lasers—to diminish their appearance.
Open since 2011, Behold Beauty Salon lines the foyer of its facility with shelves of haircare products from upscale brands including Kenra and Moroccanoil. The veteran beauty staff engineers an eclectic range of salon services as well as finishing touches such as delving into the salon's jewelry and accessory boutique to add twinkling rhinestones to any hair service. While grown-up clients sip complimentary beverages amid the salon's teal walls and contemplate a new look, children can enjoy cartoons and coloring books that teach youngsters how to augment unicorns' manes with partial crayon highlights.
Patrick Lomantini, who holds a World Record in endurance haircutting and traveled the nation to perform 50 haircuts in 50 states in 50 days on a fundraising tour, oversees a team of professional stylists and colorists at Lomantini the Salon. Together, the team specializes in revamping styles with haircuts, colors, and updo services using professional products such as Fudge and Unite. Deep-conditioning treatments can add an extra oomph to follicles, and eyebrow waxes truncate jungle-like brow lines or remove mistletoe taped to foreheads.