At ColorFX, skilled stylists and aestheticians execute a slew of services with a special focus on color and color correction, earning themselves a nomination for Alive magazine's Best Salon award. The friendly staff also treats feet to pedicures and hands to a variety of manicures, including hot-oil manicures, and nail art. To keep up on the latest trends and to prevent hair from devouring clients à la Cousin Itt of the Addams Family, the experienced stylists participate in continuous training and education.
Haircuts don't have to be a bore. At The Guys Hair Shop, clients can manhandle a TV remote while watching modern sports games or Jeopardy! lightning rounds. The stylists in the shop pamper dudes without resorting to unnecessary froufrou, instead reaching for straightforward, stainless-steel shears and steamed towels. Though they generally focus on haircuts for men of all ages, the staff also enacts a few other grooming services, including hair coloring and beard trimming. They use high-end products from brands such as Crew, Tea Tree by Paul Mitchell, and Nioxin, which envelop the skin in warm embraces that are more pleasant than hugging a fireplace. Within the salon, gleaming wood floors span the salon’s sparkling surroundings, which host vivid signage, plush red furnishings, and a vintage Coke machine.:m]]
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.
Studio 30 describes itself as “a stylish salon with great stylists and an equally stylish atmosphere,” and the menu of salon services reinforces its commitment to beauty and style alike. Armed with shears, razors, color, and wax, the staff transform clients’ manes, remove unwanted body hair, and perform facials that nourish and revitalize skin.
Michael Bowers tends to the heads of his clients with stylish haircuts, color treatments, and other hair services at Bella Capelli Salon. There, customers will also find perms, straightening treatments, updos, and waxing services.
The certified aestheticians of Tresses and Toes beautify patrons with the smoothing, trimming, and polishing ministrations of the salon's service menu, focusing on follicle and nail services. A family salon, the staff caters to men, women, and children with specialized services to fit each client's needs. The stylists manage manes with a variety of cut, color, and texturizing treatments, wax bushy brows and upper lips, and tint lashes for darker winking. Women's and men's mani-pedi services whip paws into shape and can be augmented with an array of spa scrubs and massages to calm palms and heels. To top off tips, patrons can choose from a rainbow array of OPI polish more vibrant than a chameleon family reunion.