Xtreme Tan's staff members call on their Smart Tan training—a program that instills professional savvy in sunburn prevention and correct UV dosage—to guide clients toward the right path to achieving a bronzed beach glow. After becoming acquainted with customers, the specialists carefully educate them on the salon’s offering of UV beds, airbrush-tanning methods, and a selection of lotions that deepen and prolong golden skin tones. The walk-in salon houses four levels of UV beds, each of which is stocked with high-efficiency bulbs that offer clients an indoor tan without having to fight the cat for a sunny spot by the window. Tanners can also forgo UV beams altogether with the salon’s airbrush-tanning service, which dispatches a trained staffer to mist individual curves with a pigmented spray that leaves skin bronze and glowing for up to 14 days.
Founder Todd Beckman opened the first Tan Company location, then called The St. Louis Tan Company, in 1994 with a pair of average-size sun retreats. After perfecting a superstore concept with multiple levels of tanning beds and an intrepid-reporter alter ego, Beckman's bronzing business now spans 53 locations in 8 states, including 39 locations in the St. Louis area. Todd ensures each salon keeps the same high standards that won the 2010 award for Best Tanning in St. Louis from CityVoter.
A knowledgeable staff maintains each bright, highly sanitized environment and stocks shelves with Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin tanning products. The Tan Company also fashions UV-free tans with Mystic Tan standup booths that evenly spritz bodies with a paraben-free DHA solution infused with aloe vera.
When the new owners of Shear Style Salon took over in early 2012, they transformed the hair and nail salon into a full-service beauty emporium. Though sleek styling services and mani-pedis continue to anchor the menu, the spa’s team of aestheticians now tends to skin across the body with luxurious facials and scrubs.
From DermaSweep microdermabrasions and Botox injections to FDA-approved Cutera and Venus Freeze laser systems, the medical team at Eternity Medical Spa is armed with anti-aging and beauty procedures that reduce mild scarring and signs of aging. The spa uses exclusive Swiss products, available only through a physician, that soothe irritated skin as well as pulses of light that reduce sun damage and dark circles under the eye.
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The Youthful Body Aesthetic Medical Spa provides a plethora of services for improving the skin's appearance. The mini-microdermabrasion takes 20–30 minutes and utilizes the suctioning power of aluminum oxide to vacuum away dead dermis and dirt. The chemical peel furthers rejuvenation with mild acidity, leaving skin more enlivened than a humming bird after bungee jumping. Alternately, demand satisfaction and duel frustrating furrows and worrisome worry lines by using a Botox pistol, sending them all back in time with one quick, minimally painful shot. Botox causes muscles to relax and smooths out wrinkles, with maximum benefits achieved in around 10 to 14 days.
Natural sunlight filters through Sheared Hair Studio's quaint cottage windows, splashing across the pastel walls that house the hair salon, tanning bed, nailcare center, and aesthetics room. Much like Rip Van Winkle, three out of four of Sheared’s staffers boast more than 20 years in their chosen field, combining their talents to execute haircuts, facials, lash extensions, body polishes, and mani-pedis.