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Supervised by Dr. Gurpreet Padda, the staff at the Padda Institute beautify bodies with a lengthy list of procedures, including laser hair removal and cleansing facials. A russet-toned lobby with natural stone detailing houses guests before technicians lead them to a private treatment room to discuss procedures and cover pop songs on the rims of crystal goblets. Before leaving, clients can stock up on jane iredale mineral makeup or Padda's signature line of skincare products from the clinic's shelves.

12401 Olive Blvd.
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Since 1990, So Natural Institute has been embellishing eyebrows, lips, and peepers with permanent makeup, thickening eye fringe with lash extensions, and misting on airbrush makeup. The salon?s certified permanent-cosmetics professionals amplify lids with indelible eyeliner, ruby-ify lips, and restore brows that have vanished after years of tweezing or hair-singeing experiments with baking soda and vinegar. The expertly applied enhancements, which take about an hour to apply, render lipstick and eyeliner as obsolete as an Esperanto-speaking lamplighter and last for years, with minimal touchups sometimes required after a few years.

8044 Manchester Rd.
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Certified laser technicians and aestheticians wield wands of intense pulsed light at Estetical Laser & Skincare Studio, removing unwanted patches of hair, regrettable tattoos, and stubborn acne. They also treat faces with hydroxy-acid peels, which work to diminish fine lines, sun spots, and freckles caused by too much time in the moonlight.

511 S Hanley Rd
Clayton,
MO
US

Seasoned aesthetician Linda Hoff eschews drug-assisted treatments for all-natural, holistic wellness techniques. Drawing on years of experience, Hoff tackles chronic skin, body, and beauty conditions with services that target an extensive array of ailments. A half dozen different facials treat everything from rosacea and eczema to wrinkles and dryness. The all-natural body-sugaring process rids brows and limbs of unwanted hair and attracts smooches from puppies with low blood sugar.

8780 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves,
MO
US