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.
The nail technicians at Salon 529 craft manual masterpieces in a chic salon marked by bright blue walls and exposed brick. Shellac manicures coat fingertips in long-lasting pigment for up to two weeks, reassuring gardeners and sandpaper enthusiasts with a chip-free finish. During the basic pedicure, a nail technician soaks clients' lower paws in a footbath, allowing skin to soften before scrubbing shoe fillers free of calluses and other rough patches. Before clients are ready to retract their talons, a scintillating coat of regular polish fashions a tensome of eye-catching toes.
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.
Massage therapist Brittney, who works within Clear Creek Spa, specializes in clinical massages that bring clients back from the brink of injury and pain. Brittney's nimble fingers work on muscle strains caused by weightlifting, running, and performing routine household tasks, such as lifting groceries and being the table during a daughter's tea party. She is particularly adept at working out neck and hip issues. Brittney also fights tension and stress during relaxation massages and breaks up muscle knots during deep-tissue kneadings.
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.
The style stalwarts at Supercuts have trimmed, toned, and honed the domes of hair-bearing hominids for decades. The experienced stylists can accommodate cuts ranging from quick, careful mop maintenance to a more buzzworthy beehive for hypnotizing local grizzlies. Each scissors-handed specialist will draw from a vat of experience, leveraging quality hair products from Paul Mitchell and others to infuse your filaments with a winsome glow and creative coiffure. Supercuts stays open seven days a week, and walk-ins and waltz-ins are always welcome.