Hairbenders of Joplin does as much good for people’s spirits as it does for their appearances. After the tornado that devastated parts of Joplin in 2011, the Hairbenders team joined forces with other Matrix professional haircare stylists and hosted a cut-a-thon for the victims. The event served as a pick-me-up to the community, making locals feel cared for and resilient.
On a normal day, the staff pampers clients with far more than just haircare—although those seeking TLC for their tresses have numerous cutting, coloring, and texturing services to choose from. Nail treatments incorporate high-end products such as OPI Axxium, and massage therapy and facials round out the service menu.
Acropolis Salon and Day Spa beautifies and relaxes physiques with a medley of services ranging from precision haircuts to massages. After shaping tresses into trendy hairdos, stylists can enhance color with artistically placed foils; Fake Bake spray tans bronze bodies sunlessly, and SpaWhite teeth-whitening treatments eradicate enamel stains caused by smoking or accidentally drinking from an inkwell. the spa’s massages unclench tense muscles, and its facials clear pores, leaving clients fresh-faced. A Kiddie Corner, outfitted with an airplane chair and TV, entertains youngsters during their parents’ appointments, and the salon prides itself especially on welcoming children with special needs.
The versatile staff members at Gossip in the City strive to help their community look and feel better with a range of services that extend beyond the standard salon. They pretty up guests' exteriors with waxing, nail, and hair services, keeping up with the latest industry trends to ensure that their cutting and coloring techniques are up to date. Their relaxing services don't stop at the surface, however—on-staff massage therapists help to heal guests from the inside out with reflexology and massage therapy.
After brightening reflections with facials, spray tans, and makeup services, guests can step in front of the camera as photographers from their professional photo studio snap eye-catching portraits and create custom holiday cards.
Part salon, part spa, and part photography studio, Gossip in the City is manned by three teams of specialists adept in their fields. Salon-goers choose from hair- and nailcare menus or sit back as their skin is dusted with makeup and spray tan dispatched by a precise airbrush. Spa services include facials and peels, and for whole-body pampering, guests opt for hot-stone massages and all-over salt scrubs. The studio’s skilled photographers capture newly glamorous looks during photo shoots, sending clients home with 8"x10", 5"x7", and wallet-sized portraits.
If you rifle through The Hair Revue’s Facebook photos, it won’t take very long before you stumble upon a picture of a smiling boy or girl in one of the salon chairs. The staff’s special knack for working with little ones reflect the family-friendly nature of the business, who welcomes everyone from babies to grandmothers.
For grownups, the stylists snip and color hair, as well as create intricate 'dos for special occasions such as weddings. Elsewhere in the salon, aestheticians such as Crystal Seiler trim nails and paint them with standard polish or chip-resistant Shellac.
Nail technician Carla has come to see VIP Hair Salon as her home away from home. She invites her clients in and makes sure they’re comfortable before tending to their hands and feet with a range of manicures and pedicures. Carla adds length and definition to nails with white and colored acrylic tips or softens skin and enhances nails’ natural features with French-style mani-pedis. She also specializes in nail art and can decorate fingers and toes with colorful animal prints, sparkly flowers, or portraits of your 10 best friends.