Salon Cosmetique at Vatterott Career College trains tomorrow’s aestheticians and stylists, giving beauty students practice perfecting their craft. Hair, nails, makeup, facials, waxing, and eyebrow tinting are all offered in this busy teaching salon, and all treatments are completed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.
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 treatment menu at Sun Spa enables clients to select their preferred method of tanning from a roster that includes six levels of UV tanning beds and the UV-free VersaSpa system. Inside each of the five locations, Sun Spa's bronzing booths remain available 24 hours a day, presenting patrons with the opportunity to work around unorthodox schedules or warm up after bone-chilling nightmares. A selection of lotions by Australian Gold augments the effects of light-powered tanning excursions, and a storefront display of swimwear and handmade jewelry complement newly golden glows.
The stylists at Capehart Hair Salon have all hair bases covered. They cut overgrown hair on men, women, and children, trim beards, color locks, and add drama with a perm. They also make sure each and every body hair is tended to with waxing services, which can remove fuzz on chests and legs or inside nostrils. In the hair-free zone of the salon, nail technicians slick regular and chip-resistant Shellac polish onto finger- and toenails.
Minor injuries and flu-like symptoms don't always give you advanced notice that they're going to show up. That's where Absolute Healthcare comes in. The office, which is staffed by a team that includes an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, delivers a wide spectrum of healthcare services, and always accommodates walk-ins from established patients. Pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and patients of all ages in between visit the clinic to feel their best, whether they need assistance with a chronic condition, an emergency, a school physical, or a book report on Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body. In addition to examining patients and giving vaccinations, the team at Absolute Heathcare can also perform cosmetic treatments like Botox, remove moles, and even help with weight management.
Working out of Bella Rouge salon, licensed nail technician Jackie Nording renovates nails with lustrous polishes and soothing manicures and pedicures. Shellac nail polish enlivens fingertips with a durable, glossy sheen that lasts up to 14 days. Artificial gel nails glimmer with white or glittery tips that appear more natural than acrylic nails and feel lighter than cast-iron nails. During mani-pedis, Jackie massages hands and feet, treating toes to a relaxing soak before glitzing up nails. She can also add eye-catching nail art to polished fingers and toes, adorning already glam surfaces with ornate designs.