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.
Claire Clark Face & Body's eponymous owner draws upon on more than a decade of experience as she enlivens and massages clients inside her peaceful treatment room. When she’s not alleviating stress with her hands, Claire uses a variety of beauty products to pamper clients with spa services such as organic facials infused with raw fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Her microcurrent face-lifts tighten visages without the risk associated with surgery, just as her waxing services remove unwanted hairs without the risks associated with napping under the vacuum cleaner.
In three private treatment rooms, furnished with fine spa linens and equipment, Gemini Day Spa's staff draws out each client's natural beauty. They enhance that beauty with services such as facials, threading, and waxing, while also creating a tranquil environment. It's all about the client, which is why they don't just pamper ladies, but men, as well. And they do it with nourishing products such as Bioelements, an all-natural skincare line. To complement these treatments, they also tint brows and lashes and apply eyelash extensions.
Milo's satiates panatela puffers and elixir imbibers with a vast array of fine cigars, high-end liquors, and craft beers culled from microbreweries nationwide. While offerings and pricing vary at both locations, a wood-paneled, walk-in humidor houses tobacco totems such as the smooth, medium-bodied Cain Daytona 654T from Nicaragua ($7.35), or the spicy, voluptuous Fuente Opus X Belicoso X3 ($12.35). Craftsman Bench Humidors are also available to facilitate basement Havana havens where the day's events can be re-enacted with personified stogies and cigar-box station wagons ($64.95+). Seasonal craft beers such as Goose Island ($13.99 for a 12-pack) and Mojo Risin ($12.99 for a four-pack) engage in competitive malted-hop volleying in Milo's Maryville location and fine spirits such as 14-year-old Balvenie rum ($59.99) and Dalmore Mackenzie scotch ($147.99) place gentlemanly bets from across the aisle.
Seven days a week, the 1,500-foot facility that is CrossFit 618 gets people moving with workouts of the day and with motivation from personal trainers who lead classes. Their varied, high-intensity workouts help tone bodies while shedding fat, using functional muscle building to take the strain out of everyday movements that might otherwise cause injury. At the end of the day, each workout is intended to help anyone in the community get more fit and the team is there to provide support along each person's evolution.
The venerable haberdashery bestows personable, energetic customer service upon its patrons and boasts a wide selection of stylish and classic ensembles for stately sophisticates and casual clientele alike. Taking a straightforward approach to your shopping experience, Bachrach's team of beau bedeckers cultivates lasting customer relationships with a friendly spirit that seeks your satisfaction without leaping around corners or through walls and frightening you. Gents in need of more gallant glad rags can snag the three-piece vested suit ($164), adding pizzazz to work wear or your Sunday morning paper-retrieving duds, while spiffy sirs seeking spruced up shirts can opt for the pin dot tie ($24.75) in all its silken finery. The wrinkle free diamond satin dress shirt ($49.99) uses superfine two-ply cotton to achieve its suave smoothery, while the 5 pocket broken twill pant ($39) lends a laid-back, comfortable air to fishing trips or Casual Boardroom Day. Dedicated to a European fashion aesthetic with an emphasis on style and distinction, Bachrach lavishes dashing drapery on dapper chaps seeking a herringboned aura of strength and confidence to their wardrobes.