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.
A Redken Premier school, The Salon Professional Academy staffs an elite team of certified teachers, each of whom boasts more than 10 years of industry experience and a passion for education. Director of Education Chris Gould garnered 16 years of experience training with well-known brands such as Vidal Sassoon, Jacques Dessange, and Yosh Toya, before opening the academy to share her savvy with top local talent. Up-and-coming hair stylists, cosmetologists, and aestheticians meet for full-time, hands-on classes that dispense wisdom on products, body treatments, and the most effective way to relax tense mannequins. Armed with scissors, enthusiasm, and on-trend taste, advanced students head onto the floor to perform salon services on real clients under the watchful eyes of their teachers.
Todd Beckman founded MassageLuXe with the notion that five-star service should not be limited to pricey hotels. Today, the spa's team of massage therapists and aestheticians continues to realize and build upon Todd's initial aspirations. A spa day at MassageLuXe includes all the perks one might expect from a vacation resort, from facials and massages to full-body waxing and baths in warm, effervescent champagne. The company's services tend to exceed expectations in other ways, too; along with standard massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, therapists are proficient in specialty modalities such as bio-mat, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
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The staff at James Pearson Day Spa Salon takes care of their guests with an impressive selection of services that refresh the body and put minds at ease. They touch up exteriors with everything from nail and hair-removal treatments to hairstyling supported by computer imaging software. Among their other spa treatments, customized facials rehydrate dry skin using Yon-Ka brand products. The Yon-Ka line, which is used by Hollywood celebrities and has been manufactured in France for more than 50 years, specializes in phyto-aromatic skincare, meaning their products are derived from natural plant oils and extracts.
Licensed massage therapist Ken Line brings things to a slow and contemplative pace inside Relaxation Massage. There, in a private room decorated with oceanscapes and soft blue walls, Ken calms the body with relaxation massages, a gentle form of Swedish massage that incorporates smooth, gliding strokes. He's experienced in nine different modalities, including deep-tissue, sports, and medical massage, which ease pain and tension. He also offers Swedish and hot stone massages to relieve stress, as well as paraffin wax and salt-glow treatments that heighten the experience.