For more than 15 years, Amy Reed traveled from LA to New York to Chicago, training with professionals and mastering the art of hairstyling. After settling down in St. Louis, she opened her own eponymous studio. Inside its clean, spacious location, which is decorated with modern art, she and her team focus entirely on locks. The small team—divided into junior, senior, and master-level stylists—performs color treatments, cuts, and styling with the precision of bluegrass banjoists playing “Flight of the Bumblebee.”
During the last 25 years, Debra Ryan has pursued her Toni & Guy Methodology training. Now in the comfort of her own Alar Hair Studio, Debra can sculpt modern layers and fashion bold highlights. Clients also may solicit the salon for an elegant updo or tame unwieldy curls with a signature smoothing treatment.
After years of struggling with skin problems, Jessica decided to fight the battle head-on and dove into the world of aesthetics. She learned not only how to vanquish dermal problems, but also why they even exist—little tidbits she happily shares with her clients at Mahsa's Signature Salon.
Jessica diminishes acne, oil, and dry patches using Image skincare products such as a hydrating hyaluronic facial enhancer and eye-lift gel. She expertly buffs away dead skin cells, snowflakes, and dirt trapped in pores using exfoliating enzyme masks and micro-polish scrubs, and she further relaxes clients by combining aromatherapy with steam treatments.
The Rat Pack members were known for their smooth tunes, charming personalities, and classic style. When they visited St. Louis, the quintet kept themselves looking sharp with trips to a barbershop tucked inside the basement of the historic Chase Park Plaza. Though the original barbershop is long gone, Cutters & Co. picked up the slack, and today its staff carries on the tradition at the original barbershop's location. Cutters opened in true Rat Pack style on Frank Sinatra's 90th birthday, providing the community with artful male grooming, including expert haircuts that come with a scalp massage, a shampoo, and a Sammy Davis, Jr.–mustache application. The shop's signature service encompasses a haircut, a hot-towel facial, and a chair massage. Guests are even encouraged to kick back with a complimentary beer from Cutters' fully stocked cooler of seasonal brews. Past brands have included Corona for Cinco de Mayo, Schlafly summer lager to kick off summer 2012, and Budweiser as a tribute to the Rat Pack's favorite drink.
Salon Edge owner Richard O’Connor works each day to achieve his goal as a hairstylist: to boost his clients’ outer beauty and inspire confidence. Richard’s supporting staff includes a hair sculptor, two aestheticians, and a master stylist with 30 years of experience. The team works to bring its customers’ visions to life with precise cuts, fully custom color treatments, and skin-type-specific spa treatments. The two aestheticians can perform a diverse range of services, from waxing, massages, and facials to hoof care and nailcare. And as if all these services in one place weren't convenient enough, Salon Edge has free parking.
Cosmetologist Ambra Robinson sets up shop at 212 Salon, where she beautifies clients with hairstyling and nailcare. Along with cuts and styles, she updates locks with Brazilian keratin treatments and bang-trims, helping guests achieve a new look and reconnect with their eyebrows.