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.
Skin Blends? aesthetician founder, Kathleen, began her business by selling skincare products created and tested by her staff of licensed aestheticians. This premium line of mineral makeup, cleansers, moisturizers, and scrubs works to leave all types of skin radiant, and, unlike bad standup routines, is never tested on animals. The products are often employed during Skin Blends? slate of comprehensive skincare procedures, which include facial peels, exfoliation, and makeup-application lessons from a professional who?s worked with models from 417 Magazine.
The versatile staff members at Gossip in the City strive to help their community look and feel better with a range of services that extend beyond the standard salon. They pretty up guests' exteriors with waxing, nail, and hair services, keeping up with the latest industry trends to ensure that their cutting and coloring techniques are up to date. Their relaxing services don't stop at the surface, however—on-staff massage therapists help to heal guests from the inside out with reflexology and massage therapy.
After brightening reflections with facials, spray tans, and makeup services, guests can step in front of the camera as photographers from their professional photo studio snap eye-catching portraits and create custom holiday cards.
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.
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.