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.
Ron Crider is a licensed massage therapist with practiced hands and a single focus. He conquers stress and tension at The Trove Salon, a hair studio specializing in chic and trendy styling. While his colleagues help The Trove's guests look good, Ron's task is to make them feel good, which he does through Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot stone massages.His Swedish massages use light pressure and long strokes to soothe stress and facilitate all-around relaxation, and deep-tissue massages target specific pains or points of tension. The hot stone massages combine elements of relaxation and deep-tissue massage, resulting in a soothing treatment that loosens the muscles enough to play the limbo against action figures.
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.
The stylists at Christina’s Beauty Salon are particularly skilled with scissors, nimbly snipping up stylish hairdos in the blink of an eye. They bustle about their salon, administering professional haircuts and coloring services for men, women, and children. Meanwhile, nail technicians sculpt and paint nails in colorful polishes.
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.
During more than a quarter century at the helm of LookAfter Hair Company, Peter Hall has seen the styling industry gradually split in two directions—toward the high-end salon and toward the in-and-out fast cut place. With LookAfter, Peter decided to close that gap. There, guests can get premium salon services on a walk-in basis and haircuts from stylists who will gladly slow down for careful consultations instead of racing through trims with stopwatches in their hands. The name LookAfter is meant to reflect this blend and to demonstrate his vision for a place where the staff stands ready to serve all clients, whether they need keratin treatments, eyebrow waxes, or beard trims. This approach has helped LookAfter grow to more than 40 locations across St. Louis, Kansas City, and central Illinois, and the idea has also led to ongoing community outreach. Stylists have helped raise money for disaster relief, support breast-cancer awareness, and generate funds for veterans’ programs by carrying haircare products from American Warrior.