Hairbenders of Joplin does as much good for people’s spirits as it does for their appearances. After the tornado that devastated parts of Joplin in 2011, the Hairbenders team joined forces with other Matrix professional haircare stylists and hosted a cut-a-thon for the victims. The event served as a pick-me-up to the community, making locals feel cared for and resilient.
On a normal day, the staff pampers clients with far more than just haircare—although those seeking TLC for their tresses have numerous cutting, coloring, and texturing services to choose from. Nail treatments incorporate high-end products such as OPI Axxium, and massage therapy and facials round out the service menu.
Elite Style Salon & Spa's licensed nail technician Michelle applies her more than 10 years of experience to tame unruly talons and rejuvenate extremities with an array of digit-detailing services. During the 90-minute Shellac mani-pedi, Michelle’s intuitive clippers corral cuticles and trim nails before a curiously math-savvy nail file shapes them into geometrically sound parabolas. Finally, a coat of chip-resistant polish strengthens nails for rigorous scratch-n-sniff competitions while providing smudge-free gloss for up to two weeks.
Owner and stylist Courtney Hunt enjoys the sound of her clients? voices. That?s because she likes to involve her clients in their transformations by offering a consultation with each visit and welcoming feedback during services. Visitors can opt for a wet or dry haircut and repair damaged strands with an Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Treatment. Courtney can treat frizzy hair with keratin-smoothing treatments or whisk away unwanted strands with facial waxing, which leaves skin as smooth as Tom Cruise?s glass eye. For home haircare, she provides information and sometimes discounts on products, such as Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Wild Ginger Luxury.
Jamie Fleetwood liked working as an esthetician at Art Salon & Spa so much that she bought the beautifying business in 2010. Along with her staff of fellow estheticians, stylists, makeup artists, and massage therapists, Fleetwood pampers her clients inside the newly renovated, sun-drenched space. Her aesthetic touch might only be matched by that space’s decor: it’s accented with sleek hardwood floors, verdant plants, and earth tones as warm as a made-for-TV movie about dogs that adopt other dogs. Among these scenic fixtures, the team renders a slate of services in the form of facials, Shellac manicures, therapeutic massages, and highlights.
BellaMarie Salon & Spa’s experienced stylists, aestheticians, and sugarists place their clients' needs first, whether it means designing haircuts that minimize styling time or eliminating embarrassing hairs just in time for swimsuit season. This helpful attitude—combined with their years of experience—keeps the team busy with repeat customers and referrals, who journey to the salon for services that include haircare, waxing, and mani-pedis.
Armed with high-quality polishes and a passion for keratin restoration, owner Kevin Lane and his team of nail masters prepare glove and stocking stuffers to emerge for springtime. During the level-one manicure (up to a $27 value) and level-one pedicure (up to a $51 value), five-pronged pals soak and soften before their tips are trimmed and buffed until shinier than a shellacked pear.