Permanent Great Looks Salon & Spa’s team of spa technicians enhances exteriors with a comprehensive menu of skin, body, and nail treatments. Manicure services provide customers with nails painted with Shellac polish that protects against chips for up to two weeks, even after wearers build sand castles to store stockpiles of shucked oyster shells. Toes simmer in heated bubble basins before curling up in steamy towels in the pedicure room, and aestheticians stationed in serene private rooms treat skin to body scrubs designed to polish surfaces and stir circulation. The active ingredients in body-scrub formulas range from Dead Sea salt to organic brown sugar steeped with essential oils and more conducive to soft skin than intercepting sneezes from the Marshmallow Man.
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.”
When the new owners of Shear Style Salon took over in early 2012, they transformed the hair and nail salon into a full-service beauty emporium. Though sleek styling services and mani-pedis continue to anchor the menu, the spa’s team of aestheticians now tends to skin across the body with luxurious facials and scrubs.
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.
Part of the venerable Paul Mitchell network, the St. Louis outpost of Paul Mitchell the School features 13,000 square feet of stylish real estate staffed by a squad of student coiffure-carvers and professional instructors. Under the close supervision of an experienced professor of pulchritude, Paul Mitchell student stylists perform an array of services. Renovate your upper terrace with a cute cut ($12+) or updo ($25+), or tame tendrils with chemical relaxers ($30–$35). After being outfitted with a new ’do, take home high-quality Paul Mitchell products for 20% off to continue your hair affair long after the sounds of snipping have faded.
Your hands are the astronauts of your body—the first explorers to make contact with whatever's in your orbit—and your feet are the blazing rockets that propel you through space. Don't let your rockets burn out and fall off into the Atlantic Ocean. Take care of your trustworthy extremities with today's Groupon to Salon & Spa at The Chase Park Plaza. For $32, you get a luxurious spa manicure and pedicure (a $70 value) in a posh atmosphere of riches and nails lacquered in liquid gold. Grab your mom, bestie, or hang-nailed life coach and kick off a girls' day out with high-society mani-pedis.