Inside a quaint English Tudor?style building surrounded by blooming flowers, spa owners Mirka Figueroa and Samuel Figueroa, MD, help beautify clients from head to toe with a slate of treatments. Mirka, a medical aesthetician, enhances skin with dermatological services such as microdermabrasions, photofacials, and peels. Her husband, Dr. Samuel, uses his medical expertise to supervise weight-management programs and erase the hatch marks left by Father Time with injections of Botox and other fillers. To create a one-stop beauty haven, they also enlist an expert staff of hairstylists, nail techs, and makeup artists.
Permanent Great Looks Salon & Spa’s team of spa technicians enhances exteriors with a comprehensive menu of skin, body, and nail treatments. Manicure services provide customers with nails painted with Shellac polish that protects against chips for up to two weeks, even after wearers build sand castles to store stockpiles of shucked oyster shells. Toes simmer in heated bubble basins before curling up in steamy towels in the pedicure room, and aestheticians stationed in serene private rooms treat skin to body scrubs designed to polish surfaces and stir circulation. The active ingredients in body-scrub formulas range from Dead Sea salt to organic brown sugar steeped with essential oils and more conducive to soft skin than intercepting sneezes from the Marshmallow Man.
Doctor of Chiropractic Christina Faccin—a certified acupuncturist and hypnotist—leverages her degree in chiropractic care as she assists her staff during holistic treatments. Working in tandem with Doctor of Chiropractic Jacob Funk, Dr. Faccin oversees and performs a range of services, including chiropractic exams, digital x-rays, massages, adjustments, and nutritional guidance on how to eat less of your dog's homework. Her center also empowers clients with noninvasive services such as microcurrent facials, which utilize electrical jolts to stimulate muscles and boost collagen production.
Led by Steven and Markita Holloway, the team at Studio 6 Salon & Spa works together to provide budget-friendly beautification services that have caught the attention of magazines such as Essence and Salon Sense. Stylists craft the latest hair designs, ranging from spiral perms to bonded or sewn-in weaves. The spa's tranquil, sea-green-toned ambiance, abundance of plants, and comfortable armchairs create a relaxing background for mani-pedis as well as facials, body wraps, and waxing services.
Couples can enjoy an aromatherapy or hot-stone massage together in a private room. For larger groups, the crew offers spa packages or parties for little princesses complete with wands, robes, and pointers on how to dance in glass slippers.
In 2000, Doctor of Chiropractic William A. Straughn moved his self-named practice to Florissant, the place where he was born and raised and where his grandmother still lives. This move enabled him to serve the people of his hometown who suffer from chronic lower-back and neck pain or who need to regain their footing after an accident or injury. Dr. Straughn and his staff also teach patients how they can improve their diets and how to incorporate healthy habits into their workdays, such as doing jumping jacks in a crowded elevator or sprinting full speed to the restroom.
The Relax Retreat’s staff reinvigorates world-weary visages with 50-minute Retreat facials, performed in a tranquil scarlet- and cream-hued setting studded with verdant foliage. A thorough cleansing rids mugs of impurities, environmental pollutants, and soot from remodeling chimney interiors into functional arenas. The skincare technician then exfoliates outdated skin cells, leaving epidermises smooth, supple, and receptive to fresh cellular growth. A mask coats faces with a refreshing blend of vitamins and minerals, and applications of toner and moisturizer reduce the appearance of pores and bedeck countenances in a radiant, healthy glow. To complete the skin-soothing session, an experienced massage therapist delivers a relaxing face, neck, hand, and arm massage that disperses tension faster than overlaying a polka soundtrack on a courtroom drama.