The staff at J. Denae Salon beautifies hair and skin at two locations, one in Westport and one in Kansas City. Seasoned stylists, who stay on top of new trends through continuing-education classes, snip new dos and enrich strands with highlights and all-over color. J. Denae Salon also treats skin to airbrush spray tans, waxing, and facials. Every appointment includes complimentary makeup services with beautyAddicts products to complete each new look, from glamour gal to Marcel Marceau.
Voted Kansas City’s Best Hair Salon in 2009 by CityVoters, DF LifeSalon employs an arsenal of master stylists to deliver cutting-edge cuts (women’s $40+, men’s $25+) and colors (women’s $75+), as well as anti-aging spa services such as oxygen detox foot cleanses ($50+) and oxygen facials ($95+). Opt for professional waxing services ($15+ to $45+) to prep for a vacation, swim race, or a shirtless calendar photo shoot.
Todd Beckman founded MassageLuXe with the notion that five-star service should not be limited to pricey hotels. Today, the spa's team of qualified massage therapists and aestheticians continues to realize and build upon Todd's initial aspirations. A spa day at MassageLuXe includes all the perks one might expect from a vacation resort, from facials and massages to full-body waxing and baths in warm, effervescent champagne. The company's services tend to exceed expectations in other ways, too; along with standard massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, therapists are proficient in specialty modalities such as hot stone, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
Natural motifs breathe life into the interior of Nu Essence Spa. Paintings of tree branches, wicker furniture, and rain fountain create a soothing ambiance that’s only further enhanced by the deep-purple and brown tones that saturate the walls. From within these calming confines, owner Layton Alsup helms an all-female crew of licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians. Always ready to add depth to any already-relaxing service, the team also pampers guests with complimentary aromatherapy, heated booties and pillows, and an onsite quiet room designed for peaceful meditation or the silent plotting of a library robbery.
The staff members at Ooh La La, Inc.’s family of St. Charles retailers—Ooh La La Ladies Boutique, Ooh La La Children's Boutique, Shoe La La, and the recently opened Ooh La La Juniors Boutique—pride themselves in their stock of unique pieces. In each stylish storefront, women browse fashionable clothing, accessories, and shoes from independent designers, children find pint-size fashion statements, and juniors shop for trendy outfits or a unique first name.
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.