The trained technicians at Polish Couture encourage guests to leave their cares at the door by welcoming them with a glass of wine or coffee and an array of snacks. High-quality nail polishes by OPI and CND Shellac await to revive tired toes, while hard-working paws can be further pampered with add-ons such as paraffin wax treatments. Staffers also draw upon Joico, Wella, and Dermalogica products to nourish hair and skin, creating luxurious strands and smooth, even complexions that invite more admiring glances than an attention-starved mirror.
Bella capelli is an Italian phrase that means beautiful hair. It's fitting, then, that amidst the salon's warm accents, skilled stylist Lindsey Pyatt blends classic and modern techniques to spruce up strands. She can revamp manes with a stylish new cut or simply trim bangs, add bold color or subtle highlights, invigorate hair with a deep-conditioning treatment, or smooth strands for weeks with keratin treatments.
It would be easy to pass an entire week at Infinite Tan & Spa, lounging on massage chairs, gossiping with the nail technicians, and sunning in advanced tanning beds as stereos pipe in your favorite CDs. Unfortunately for the rest of us, the only people who are able to spend an extended period of time at this tranquil oasis are the staff of specialists, who perform professional haircuts, adorn nails in Shellac polish, and soothe muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and prenatal massages. When administering professional facials, the expert aestheticians cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize skin to smooth wrinkles, reduce pores, and remove any last-minute shopping lists you might have hastily jotted on your forehead.
There’s only one rule at Donnal's Salon: Donnal’s vision is the last word. It might be hard for some to hand over full creative control, but according to St. Louis Magazine, "Donnal has clients who have moved to San Francisco or Chicago and still come back to have him cut their hair.” Perhaps what keeps them coming back—aside from the subliminal siren song broadcast from the Gateway Arch—is Donnal's ability to envision what hairstyle will bring out a client's best features. At his salon, he teaches a stable of apprentices and associate stylists how to similarly follow their instincts and provide clients with innovative cut and color treatments.
Inside 212 Salon & Spa, stylist Bridget Caradine uses her Paul Mitchell training to create stylish, healthy hair. She works with both straight and textured natural hair, which she can emphasize with twists or locs or smooth out with keratin treatments. Alongside more traditional hairstyles, she also can apply feather extensions to create a pop of color and texture. She works with clients of all ages, so families can come in for a complete hair makeover together.