A.J. and Allison had really important napkins. Over a few glasses of wine, the pair scribbled ideas and notes onto the normally disposable squares, and what began as a dream over drinks quickly grew into Poco Hair Company. Today, the ladies give hair the attention they once gave napkins, creating dazzling 'dos via cut and color services. Their irreverent decor engages the eyes of patrons as trained stylists expertly detach split ends, add desired layers, and remove stray pelican feathers for a variety of styles, from bohemian to natural to punk.
Certified laser technicians and aestheticians wield wands of intense pulsed light at Estetical Laser Hair Removal, removing unwanted patches of hair, regrettable tattoos, and stubborn acne. They also treat faces with hydroxy-acid peels, which work to diminish fine lines, sun spots, and freckles caused by too much time in the moonlight.
Preston Salon Spa's namesake founder Steven Preston and his congenial staff of stylists cure drab tresses with comprehensive salon and spa services. During packages, clients kick back for up to two hours, collaborating with beautifiers to mold new 'dos according to personal tastes. Coifs ranging from trendy to traditional materialize as staffers curtail overflowing tendrils and cure styles with a blow dryer. Aveda treatments launch a multipronged attack on noggin maladies, detoxifying scalps and nourishing thirsty strands to produce hair softer and healthier than a nutritionist's grocery list embroidered on silk. Then, professionals uproot fuzzy outliers from lips and brows or subtly highlight natural beauty with a dusting of makeup.
Face Enhancements' skincare treatments include facials, peels, and body scrubs, all designed to restore youth and radiance. Take the parsley-and-cucumber oxygenating treatment, which tones and purifies skin and spurs cellular repair, or the Flaxx-C anti-aging facial, which helps smooth wrinkles and tighten the skin. Face Enhancements also offers lash extensions, nail treatments, and permanent makeup.
The skin-shading specialists at Pacific Beach bestow bodies with smooth bronze hues in VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. A tanning consultant greets newcomers by shepherding patrons to the booth and demonstrating the correct four positions to optimize spray application and mock the sun like a heckling astronaut. As tanners stand in the heated booth, a nozzle spray coats the body with one of three shades of pulchritudinous hues, adding instant color that develops further within 4–6 hours. The sun-smooched look generally lasts from 7–10 days, about the amount of time it takes to cultivate a magic bean. Though it is not included in this Groupon, an amplifier helps balance out the skin's PH level ($5 packet) and moisturizing mist ($3) may seal in the skin-brightening effect.
Founder Todd Beckman opened the first Tan Company location, then called The St. Louis Tan Company, in 1994 with a pair of average-size sun retreats. After perfecting a superstore concept with multiple levels of tanning beds and an intrepid-reporter alter ego, Beckman's bronzing business now spans 53 locations in 8 states, including 39 locations in the St. Louis area. Todd ensures each salon keeps the same high standards that won the 2010 award for Best Tanning in St. Louis from CityVoter.
A knowledgeable staff maintains each bright, highly sanitized environment and stocks shelves with Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin tanning products. The Tan Company also fashions UV-free tans with Mystic Tan standup booths that evenly spritz bodies with a paraben-free DHA solution infused with aloe vera.