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.
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.
Family owned and operated for more than a decade, Deluxe Nail Spa has learned a thing or two about relaxation. Flat screen TVs hang across the modern space, helping clients tune out the world and tune in to their favorite shows as they recline in plush pedicure chairs. While their owners remain blissfully distracted, the shop’s trained cosmetologists busily beautify hands and feet, filing away chips and cracks, subduing overgrown cuticles, and buffing away rough calluses to reveal the baby soft skin hiding just beneath. When it comes time to paint each renewed digit, the techs can keep tips looking artful and classic with traditional polishes or douse each one in CND shellac, which can resist chips for up to 14 days or as long as the client can resist wearing sandpaper socks.
From eyelash extensions to manicures and pedicures, the Modern Nails & Lashes team literally beautifies clients from head to toe. After a waxing treatment, facial, or massage, clients relax in the pale green and blue pedicure area, which is bordered by a wood trellis woven with branch-like sculptures. Complimentary WiFi waves perform invisible ballets through the air as nail techs dole out free pedicures to children 5 and younger—available in conjunction with their parents' services.
The friendly staff at Zen Spa Lounge—located in The Sedgefield Shoppes between Marisol Restaurant and Blossoms—pampers clients with a lengthy list of massage, skin, and nail treatments. Therapists knead away tension and improve immune systems with deep-tissue massages and reflexology treatments. Aestheticians customize four kinds of facials to combat acne, dehydration, and dullness, perking up treatments with specialty masks full of football-movie pep talks and vitamins A and C.
Venus Ugolini opened the doors of Twisted Hair Salon in July 2011, offering hair, skin, and nail services to men and women alike. A graduate of Paul Mitchell cosmetology school, she combines her professional experience with that of a team of skilled stylists, colorists, and makeup artists. That team joins forces to offer a comprehensive list of services, including updos, eyelash extensions, and facials. Committed to taking a personal interest in their clients? style even outside the salon?s walls, staffers can also provide helpful tips for maintaining results at home.