The Best of the Best: Kansas City Services

Couples massages, coiffured pets, the blonde whisperer and workouts that will leave you breathless it’s all good in this hood.

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Fusion Fitness Fusion doesn’t mess around with any morning niceties. It’s right to work with cardio and music that will wake you up and help get your heart rate pumping faster than a Starbuck’s Venti Pikes Peak. Instructors Brooke Degnan and Liz Wallace are two of the morning favorites and if you can make it through their classes, the rest of your day will be a breeze because you will have already accomplished the hardest part.

Best Place to Stock Your Wine Fridge


Rimann Liquors  From wine aficionados to folks looking to upgrade their two-buck-chuck, Rimann Liquors is there for you. Their incredibly knowledgeable staff provides guidance without any attitude and with their vast selection of wines, you'll find what your looking for every. single. time. It's no surprise that "Food & Wine" magazine has consistently picked Rimann's  as one of the "top wine shops in America." Bonus: the attentive staff will even carry your purchases out to your car. Let's all toast to that.

Best Bridal “Do”


Posh KC Blow Dry Bar  If it’s your “big day,” consider Posh the wedding planner for your face. From makeup to blowouts to updos, Posh has the Navy SEALs of bridal teams. Extra points for knowing how to do bridal makeup that looks good in person and in photographs. No smokey-eye gone full raccoon by the reception on the Posh watch.


Posh KC

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Best Barbershop


Purple Label It’s an old-school barbershop with a hipness factor that’s off the charts. Barber DeJuan Bonds knows his way around a pair of scissors and a razor. His talents attract everyone from the elementary school set to professional athletes. Bonds has the unique skill of being able to make a haircut change not just your appearance, but your attitude. It’s a good day when you’ve been “Dejuaned.” @purplelabel_barbershop

Best Couples Massage


Spa on Penn  A couple’s massage can sound vaguely creepy, but at the Spa on Penn, the experience is idyllic. Their restorative massage for two is just the right amount of pressure and bliss. If you really want to heighten your experience, add in the couple’s dead sea mud treatment. All of this takes place in a zen-inducing environment that will leave you feeling expertly pampered.