Hairbenders of Joplin does as much good for people’s spirits as it does for their appearances. After the tornado that devastated parts of Joplin in 2011, the Hairbenders team joined forces with other Matrix professional haircare stylists and hosted a cut-a-thon for the victims. The event served as a pick-me-up to the community, making locals feel cared for and resilient.
On a normal day, the staff pampers clients with far more than just haircare—although those seeking TLC for their tresses have numerous cutting, coloring, and texturing services to choose from. Nail treatments incorporate high-end products such as OPI Axxium, and massage therapy and facials round out the service menu.
Acropolis Salon and Day Spa beautifies and relaxes physiques with a medley of services ranging from precision haircuts to massages. After shaping tresses into trendy hairdos, stylists can enhance color with artistically placed foils; Fake Bake spray tans bronze bodies sunlessly, and SpaWhite teeth-whitening treatments eradicate enamel stains caused by smoking or accidentally drinking from an inkwell. the spa’s massages unclench tense muscles, and its facials clear pores, leaving clients fresh-faced. A Kiddie Corner, outfitted with an airplane chair and TV, entertains youngsters during their parents’ appointments, and the salon prides itself especially on welcoming children with special needs.
SassaFrass Salon and Boutique’s stylists and aestheticians skillfully snip locks in a friendly salon that boasts bubblegum-pink and magenta striped walls. Stylists’ hands deftly give dimension to tresses with highlights, add luxurious length with hair extensions, and wax away unwanted moustaches. For those looking to retouch skin rather than hair, the salon’s SunStar tanning beds and organic airbrush tanning give bodies a coppery glow, helping clients look at home at the beach even before they’ve moved into their new three-bedroom sandcastle.
Massage therapist Brittney, who works within Clear Creek Spa, specializes in clinical massages that bring clients back from the brink of injury and pain. Brittney's nimble fingers work on muscle strains caused by weightlifting, running, and performing routine household tasks, such as lifting groceries and being the table during a daughter's tea party. She is particularly adept at working out neck and hip issues. Brittney also fights tension and stress during relaxation massages and breaks up muscle knots during deep-tissue kneadings.
To create a tranquil, relaxing experience, The Spa of Cool Springs incorporates elements of nature into both its treatments and its decor. Guests walking into the reception area are greeted by comfortable brown leather armchairs and a substantial marble-and-stone desk. In the treatment rooms, deep-green walls and botanically inspired prints bring the outdoors in. Therapists perform a variety of massage modalities within their dimly lit hallows, using earthy tools such as warm river rocks and brown-sugar scrubs. During skincare treatments, the fragrant and sustainably farmed ingredients in Éminence Organic Skin Care products soothe weary skin. Aestheticians promote a balanced complexion with probiotics and tea-tree oil, or employ a citrusy, herbal formula to target men's ingrown hairs or stubborn Muscle Milk mustaches.
Sculpt Plus is a health and beauty hub where treatments and fitness programs help clients feel their best and look shinier than a freshly polished ruby. Stylists spruce up hair, nails, and antennae; spa staffers massage bone-and-muscles houses and perform facials; and trainers lead group classes and one-on-one fitness sessions. In addition to applying Bare Escentuals makeup and tinting lashes and brows, the professional beauty curators create specialty makeup looks for Halloween and adorn tresses with feather extensions. At all turns and regardless of the realm of personal wellness they work in, the staff members at Sculpt Plus make friendliness a priority and strive to make each client’s experience a merry one. The staff is also licensed, like most pro racecar drivers.