Most Popular Service: Eyelash extensions
Brands Used: JB Lashes and iLash
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Please be sure to remove all of your eye makeup and dress comfortably.
During more than a quarter century at the helm of LookAfter Hair Company, Peter Hall has seen the styling industry gradually split in two directions—toward the high-end salon and toward the in-and-out fast cut place. With LookAfter, Peter decided to close that gap. There, guests can get premium salon services on a walk-in basis and haircuts from stylists who will gladly slow down for careful consultations instead of racing through trims with stopwatches in their hands. The name LookAfter is meant to reflect this blend and to demonstrate his vision for a place where the staff stands ready to serve all clients, whether they need keratin treatments, eyebrow waxes, or beard trims. This approach has helped LookAfter grow to more than 40 locations across St. Louis, Kansas City, and central Illinois, and the idea has also led to ongoing community outreach. Stylists have helped raise money for disaster relief, support breast-cancer awareness, and generate funds for veterans’ programs by carrying haircare products from American Warrior.
The nail technicians at Design Envy don't simply apply monochrome coats of polish. They're true artists, carefully painting nails with bold stripes, vibrant patterns, and discreet final-exam answer keys. But their services aren't limited to the hands and feet; they also perform rejuvenating facials, waxing treatments, and full-on makeovers.
Beauty comes in many forms at Salon Bella & Boutique. Hairstylists craft elegant haircuts with highlights and lowlights, skincare specialists offer facials and waxing, and nail technicians adorn fingers and toes with nail art, mani-pedis, and spa pedicures with sugar scrubs and massages. This full-service salon also features Level 3 and Level 4 tanning services as well as a full boutique.
Whenever her kids' bangs began to fall into their eyes, Paula Thurman couldn't help but feel a twinge of anxiety. She knew a trip to the hairdresser was in store, which meant an hour of squirming, whining, and complaining about itchy bits of fallen hair. But it was on one such trip that inspiration struck. As Paula told reporters from the Kansas City Business Journal, “as soon as I walked [into the salon], a fire went off in me, and I knew it. I saw it and thought, ‘I can do this.’” Although she had no experience running a salon or business, Paula had plenty experience keeping kids happy. She decided to combine that with keen motherly intuition and lessons learned from a few business classes to design a special salon for energetic youngsters—Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids was born.
Today, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids has sprouted locations across Kansas, Missouri, and into New Mexico. Amid the salons' mad splashes of color, cheerful stylists snip up new styles and arrange locks into playful pigtails and beehives that are perfectly sized to hide uneaten vegetables. While they work, their young clients sit in chairs shaped like race cars, watching movies or playing video games. As kids are getting cuts, moms can shop for a toy, bow, or bottle of root-beer-scented shampoo for their wee ones in the onsite boutique.
Multitalented aesthetician Melissa lures inner beauty outward with customized salon and skin services at Hair Graphics' cozy studio. With the aid of Keyano Aromatics skincare serums, the specialist enhances individual features through eight styles of facials and body scrubs infused with nourishing botanicals.