Long hailed for their contributions to art and politics, salons have yet to receive their due for disposing of humanity's unwanted hair and dead skin. Today's Groupon to Chop Tops gets you $100 worth of salon and spa services for $40 at charming cuttery's Kansas City or Shawnee Mission location. Your Groupon is good for any of Chop Tops' services, from massage and facials to haircuts and color.
Hot-rod magazines and rockabilly tunes punctuate Chop Tops' retro atmosphere, where vintage video is just as likely to grace the TV as a live sporting event, and complimentary beverages are de rigueur. This youthful atmosphere often translates into a youthful-looking head and a plethora of compliments from friends, strangers, and the insides of hats. Add pep to your step with a new cut and shampoo ($15 for men, $31+ for women), or defy nature's palette with highlights or lowlights ($67+ for partial, $87+ for full). Once you get your new 'do, refresh your visage with Chop Tops' 60-minute European facial ($50) followed by a neat eyebrow wax ($15) that frames your best features and makes your eyes pop in the way that doesn't give people nightmares. The gentle yet efficient gurus at Chop Tops can also de-fuzz your half leg ($30) or give you an expert Brazilian wax ($50+). To better show off your newly hairless legs, throw in an airbrush tan customized to complement your natural skin tone ($20).
If you're in need of relaxation, a skilled Chop Tops massage therapist can expertly remove knots from your muscles like a master sailor with surprisingly kempt hands. You can get your massage Swedish-style, deep tissued, or hot stoned ($65 for an hour, $100 for 90 minutes), or as a 30-minute targeted massage ($40) such as a desk-job special focusing on shoulders, arms, and hands to relieve tension and symptoms of carpal tunnel. If your typers still need extra work, you can treat them to a manicure ($15 for 15 minutes, $45 for 45 minutes). Call Chop Top to schedule an appointment at the location of your choice.
Three Tribe reviewers award Chop Tops a perfect five stars, while two Yelpers give the Shawnee Mission location a solid four stars and one gives the Kansas City branch five for its magnificent massages:
- You know when you go into a hair salon and you can tell that the stylists have NO interest as you as a customer or human being? This ain't THAT place. – Direness, Tribe
- This was the first place I went to get my hair cut when I moved up here, and the only place I've been to since. – Adam C., Yelp
- [Massage therapist Teri Myo] technique is very soothing and deep, with a great rhythm and flow. She found new approaches to loosen my tight shoulder joint and my only regret was that this wasn't a longer session. – Kip W., Yelp