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.
For licensed massage therapist Tina Bratten, communication is key. Each session begins with a consultation that gives Tina a chance to analyze the clients medical history to determine the source of lingering tension. With that information, she tailors massage techniques the individual's needs. Guests can find relief from stress with flowing Swedish strokes, or address lower-layer aches with firm deep-tissue pressure.
For more than 15 years, Amy Reed traveled from LA to New York to Chicago, training with professionals and mastering the art of hairstyling. After settling down in St. Louis, she opened her own eponymous studio. Inside its clean, spacious location, which is decorated with modern art, she and her team focus entirely on locks. The small team—divided into junior, senior, and master-level stylists—performs color treatments, cuts, and styling with the precision of bluegrass banjoists playing “Flight of the Bumblebee.”