The honeydew-colored walls of Performance Salon & Color Spa enclose an assemblage of hair, skin, and nail services executed with professional product lines including Paul Mitchell and Bed Head. The first option assails follicles with scissors guided by stylists Rachel, Soad, or Heather, and 10 foils' worth of natural sunkiss highlights that inject vibrant hues extracted from the sun in a method similar to snake-venom harvesting before daubs of wax streamline brows. The keratin blowout treatment coaxes curls out of locks with a trionic keratin protein and a co-polymer delivery system and a high-pitched whistle, evicting superfluous frizz from all types of hair for up to six weeks.
The team of stylists and licensed aestheticians at Savvy Suites Salon all share the same love for beautifying their clients, but tout a wide variety of backgrounds and specialties. Kristina Murray, a certified PCA skincare specialist, customizes facial treatments, while Laurie Gebhart turns to her status as a certified Redken colorist when illuminating guests' locks. Regardless of the staff member helping them, every patron can rest assured that their beauty is in good hands, whether they're looking to remove unwanted body hair or keep lycanthropy at bay via waxing, get their tress sculpted into an elegant updo, or polish and shape their nails with a manicure.
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.
TJ Hair-Nail & Spa’s signature massage combats stress with essential oils and heated river stones, creating the same relaxing mood that pervades the team’s other treatments. Whether they are pampering locks with custom color and face-flattering cuts, or waxing away unwanted stubble, they try to separate their services from day-to-day concerns. Even their manicures and pedicures can incorporate extras more relaxing than a songbird fanning you with sheet music, such as hot-stone massage, salt scrubs, and moisturizing paraffin wax.
The staff at Identity Salon and Spa understands that full-body wellness is a three-front fight. With that in mind, their stylists, spa techs, and fitness instructors join forces to keep clients looking, feeling, and performing their best. Stylists versed in Schwarzkkopf, Redkin, Matrix, Logics and Wella color bless fresh cuts with professional, personality-changing hues, and nail techs coat digits with sturdy OPI and Creative polishes. On the spa side, massage therapists deploy Swedish and deep tissue strokes to knead knots out of muscles and wring stress from connective tissue. Their esthetician friends tackle surface concerns, mitigating fines lines and wrinkles with everything from facials to Juvederm and Botox injectables.
Unlike many professional beauty outlets, Identity Salon and Spa also places an emphasis on physical fitness. Their team of instructors lead up to 30 students in pulse-hiking group classes powered by yoga's restorative stretches, Zumba's high-energy rhythms, or the toning motions found in Pilates exercises. Instructors schedule classes throughout the day, helping students work up pre-office sweats in early bird sessions or banish post-work stress in evening workouts.
The licensed nurses, laser technicians, and aestheticians at Metropolitan Cosmetic Laser Center are certainly skilled on their own, but they still work with a safety net in the form of the physician who owns the practice. Together, they administer laser-based procedures, including skin rejuvenation and vein, hair, and tattoo removal. They also perform Restylane and Dysport injections that help soften facial wrinkles, leaving skin smoother than a newborn beach ball.