Tessa grew up with scissors in her hand. Her father’s salon was a staple of her Missouri community for 25 years, and there she learned the ins and outs of cutting hair to face shape and blending luxurious color highlights. Today she continues her father’s legacy, employing Matrix and American Crew brand products to transform tresses in Genesis Salon. Amid the studio's industrial-inspired décor, she joins four other stylists in crafting contemporary styles designed to work with each client's lifestyle and fashion tastes.
The all-lady team at Shear Madness Hair Salon boasts more than two decades of combined experience working in the beauty industry. The successful salon is based upon one fundamental principle: help every client feel more like him- or herself. The stylists carry out that mission by enhancing hair with cuts, styles, and coloring and providing other aesthetic services, including mani-pedis, waxing, and massages. The salon also houses a lineup of beauty products, enabling clients to finally build that shampoo moat around their house.
Brittney Clements styles and colors hair at De Nouveau Salon, a quaint, cottage-style space located inside the Village Square. Brittney offers cuts, Redken conditioning treatments, and perms as well as mani-pedis and facial waxing.
Halcyon Spa invites visitors to embrace relaxation in a scenic, rustic studio located within a century-old mill. Massage therapists work out tension with soothing kneads, and technicians purify skin with ?minence organic skincare products. If desired, clients can even stay overnight in the spa's bed and breakfast; room packages include sauna access and yoga classes.
Genesis owner Jill Talbot has been busy the last few years. She's attended two Redken symposiums in Las Vegas, bareMinerals training in San Francisco, three Discover shows in St. Louis, and a DevaCurl cutting class in New York City. All this training, and she still considers herself a student.
Continuing education is a huge priority for Jill and her Genesis staff, and it shows in their expertise. Clients can request a sharp scissor cut, custom color, or sleek tapered highlights to flatter their individual features. The salon also offers other beautifying services, such as nailcare and specialty waxes.
If you ask Jodi Hudson the secret to running a successful hair salon, you might find her answer refreshingly simple: hair. Hudson, who spent 15 years teasing 'dos at other froufrou salons full of bells and whistles, decided to focus strictly on haircare when she opened Lakeview Hair Salon in 2004.
The basic goal of taming, nourishing, and shaping hair goes into everything Hudson does at her salon, from assembling a staff of skilled friseurs to stocking the shelves with top-notch products, such as Aquage and Paul Mitchell. And well-rounded haircare means that eyebrow waxing, perms, and bridal updos shaped like hairbrushes are also on the menu.