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.
While tanning might be implied in the name, at Jamaica Me Hot Salon, clients can do more than just achieve bronze glows. In addition to a full spectrum of tanning services, the salon also offers massages, nail care, and body wraps. Weight-loss treatments and detox foot baths are also available.
SassaFrass Salon and Boutique’s stylists and aestheticians skillfully snip locks in a friendly salon that boasts bubblegum-pink and magenta striped walls. Stylists’ hands deftly give dimension to tresses with highlights, add luxurious length with hair extensions, and wax away unwanted moustaches. For those looking to retouch skin rather than hair, the salon’s SunStar tanning beds and organic airbrush tanning give bodies a coppery glow, helping clients look at home at the beach even before they’ve moved into their new three-bedroom sandcastle.
Southern Missouri native Shannon Pate makes helping her clients feel comfortable, beautiful, and pampered her main priority when performing a range of skincare and body treatments. Clients can request full-body waxing services, eyelash tinting, and massage sessions to relieve musculature weary from long workdays sitting at an uncomfortable desk chair or on top of a stack of damp pizza boxes. Shannon also offers add-on services such as ear candling, facial masks, and collagen lip pads.
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.
Acropolis Salon and Day Spa beautifies and relaxes physiques with a medley of services ranging from precision haircuts to massages. After shaping tresses into trendy hairdos, stylists can enhance color with artistically placed foils; Fake Bake spray tans bronze bodies sunlessly, and SpaWhite teeth-whitening treatments eradicate enamel stains caused by smoking or accidentally drinking from an inkwell. the spa’s massages unclench tense muscles, and its facials clear pores, leaving clients fresh-faced. A Kiddie Corner, outfitted with an airplane chair and TV, entertains youngsters during their parents’ appointments, and the salon prides itself especially on welcoming children with special needs.