Licensed aesthetician Celeste McGee abandoned more than two decades' worth of corporate ladder climbing in order to pursue her true calling: making people feel beautiful. Today, her clients can see evidence of that passion in the array of dermal services Celeste offers, from microdermabrasion and body polishing to airbrush tanning. But before she administers any beauty services, she consults with clients to foster effective and fully custom treatments.
The seasoned stylists at The Loft approach each haircare service with a practiced understanding of technique and aesthetics. Led by owner Lynn Vermont, the team boasts members with decades of experience at both delivering trendy treatments and even owning salons of their own. Whether they're snipping hair into a summer-ready 'do, imbuing locks with an updated hue through full or foil coloring, or gracing fingertips with a sturdy set of acrylic nails, team members leave their clients significantly more fashionable than they were when they arrived. They also specialize in wedding parties, prepping brides, maids of honor, and reception food-tasters for the special day with breathtaking updos and designs.
Springfield-native Heather Keisker is the newest addition to The Loft and brings six years of experience with her. At the salon, she cuts and colors hair for clients of all ages. She also creates longer nails with acrylic application and grooms natural nails on the fingers and toes with mani-pedi services.
Southern Missouri native Shannon Pate makes helping her clients feel comfortable, beautiful, and pampered her main priority when performing a range of skincare and body treatments. Clients can request full-body waxing services, eyelash tinting, and massage sessions to relieve musculature weary from long workdays sitting at an uncomfortable desk chair or on top of a stack of damp pizza boxes. Shannon also offers add-on services such as ear candling, facial masks, and collagen lip pads.
Looking tense at the beach is not so chic. So The Beach Shack preps sand-stompers for swim season with a relaxing repertoire of services that dissolve tension, whittle down body shapes, and install base tans. Bronzing artists deploy SunFX spray tans in a mere 10- to 15-minute block, leaving clients plenty of time to hit the shore and harpoon some beach balls. Onsite aestheticians slim silhouettes with infrared body wraps and brighten manes with feather hair extensions. Deeper transformations take place as the staff’s medical director renews faces with Botox and targets unwanted fuzz or spider veins with laser technology, readying legs for pants-free Fridays at the office. Once bodies are all set to storm a sand castle, patrons can don swimwear from prominent wet-friendly brands such as Billabong,, Roxy, and Ed Hardy.
Face Gallery's licensed massage therapists and skin technicians work to provide clients with a personalized blend of treatments to promote both health and relaxation. Skilled in various modalities, the muscle-kneading specialists address specific health concerns, including high blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. In addition to increasing circulation and helping bodies release their environmental toxins through massages, the Face Gallery crew performs oxygen facials, waxing services, and eyelash extensions.