New Creations by April Salon refreshes out-of-date looks with professional-quality haircuts, coloring, and waxing services performed in a serene, beautifying studio. Expert stylists plumb their endless wells of hairscaping knowledge to daunt split ends with women’s ($35–$45) and men’s haircuts ($20–$25) or bind strands into styles for all occasions, such as french braids ($20), twists ($15), and striking updos ($45–$55). A spectrum of highlight and foil treatments ($45+) allows customers languishing in towers to color-code locks into regular and emergency exit threads. Dimensional color shades manes from the roots to the ends of short ($65 for men, $75 for women), medium ($85+), long ($95+), or extra long ($105+) hair. Expert wax shepherds corral follicle flocks into clearly sculpted pastures on the eyebrows ($10), and shoo away whiskers grazing on the cheeks ($12), legs ($42 half including knees, $58 full), bikini lines ($35), and other areas. Crystalline chandeliers fill the salon with a warm glow that reflects off of the pale, pink walls, and porcelain busts add a touch of elegance by humming Pachelbel's Canon during every service.
Hair By Cristina Full Day Spa promotes the well-being of body and mind with relaxing organic spa manicures and pedicures and calming reiki sessions. During the spa manicure, the nail nurturer uses organic products to care for cuticles and exfoliate hands and feet. A warm, detoxifying paraffin treatment hydrates appendages, and a therapeutic massage of upper and lower limbs relaxes muscles that are tired from gripping steering wheels and bombarding neighboring office cubicles with hacky sacks. Lower legs hide out beneath a soothing mask before a coat of polish sends fingers and toes back into the world with a shiny layer of color.
At The Barber Pole, gentlemen with distinct hair preferences can trim their noodle nests into prim, eye-catching coiffures. A talented staff of experienced snippists molds the follicle farms of visitors while subduing unruly cowlicks and trimming sap-soaked tree branches. When paired with a cut, a meticulous shave accents the head's top trim like a hair-based diacritic. Each shave includes a hot lather and a light, soothing massage of the shoulders and upper back. Top-notch products are used, including Paul Mitchell, American Crew, and Royal Spa. Additionally, visitors can wind down and relax in a friendly atmosphere that boasts a nostalgic sports setting showcasing interesting memorabilia, such as Ty Cobb’s autographed right arm.
The seasoned stylists at Options Hairstyling Inc. polish exteriors from the top of the head to the tip of the toe with a full menu of hair, nail, and waxing services. Stylists pull products from Bed Head, Matrix, and Sebastian as they snip locks into chic cuts, sweep them into elegant updos, or bestow dimension in the form of full or partial foil highlights. Vegetable dye safely tints brows and lashes to add deep drama that won't run in the pool or ruin eyes' waistlines, and Mirabella Beauty mineral-based pigments allow the salon's makeup artists to control color and coverage as they lead lessons in perfect application. Alongside shelves stocked with retail styling products, the salon also displays an array of homemade hair accessories and costume jewelry fashioned by artisan crafters, helping customers find the perfect finishing touches for their fresh new looks.
As he explained in a local ABC News feature, Keith Carter of Sports Nuts, a displaced St. Louis Rams fan himself, wanted to create a business that catered to sports fans of all stripes, whether they rooted for local franchises or teams from across the nation. With memorabilia representing all major sports leagues and an emphasis on all 32 NFL teams, the shop equips fans with automobile and home accessories. In-store autograph sessions with stars such as Percy Harvin allow fans to sign their names on their favorite players' foreheads in the hopes of increasing their value for future contract negotiations.
Helping people let go of pain and stress is what drives Christian Maldonado’s massage practice. As clients relax atop a heated table, he pulls from modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger-point therapy to lull them into a relaxed, worry-free state. Christian also teaches clients how to perform these techniques on others during couples-massage classes.