Southern Missouri native Shannon Pate makes helping her clients feel comfortable, beautiful, and pampered her main priority when performing a range of skincare and body treatments. Clients can request full-body waxing services, eyelash tinting, and massage sessions to relieve musculature weary from long workdays sitting at an uncomfortable desk chair or on top of a stack of damp pizza boxes. Shannon also offers add-on services such as ear candling, facial masks, and collagen lip pads.
At Table for One, owner and licensed aesthetician Wendy Rodriguez eschews standardizing her services and instead tailors every treatment to each client. During a massage, for example, her approach may range from relaxing the entire body to focusing on a particularly tight area that's impeding a guest's well-being. This fluidity of approach also characterizes her facials. She further personalizes all of services with add-ons, such as reflexology and aromatherapy in scents extracted from natural elements, such as honey. Within Headturner's Salon, Wendy maintains a relaxing studio anchored by a massage table draped in plush blankets.
Skin Blends’ aesthetician founder, Kathleen, began her business by selling skincare products created and tested by her staff of licensed aestheticians. This premium line of mineral makeup, cleansers, moisturizers, and scrubs works to leave all types of skin radiant, and, unlike bad standup routines, is never tested on animals. The products are often employed during Skin Blends’ slate of comprehensive skincare procedures, which include facial peels, exfoliation, and makeup-application lessons from a professional who’s worked with models from 417 Magazine.
Jamie Fleetwood liked working as an esthetician at Art Salon & Spa so much that she bought the beautifying business in 2010. Along with her staff of fellow estheticians, stylists, makeup artists, and massage therapists, Fleetwood pampers her clients inside the newly renovated, sun-drenched space. Her aesthetic touch might only be matched by that space’s decor: it’s accented with sleek hardwood floors, verdant plants, and earth tones as warm as a made-for-TV movie about dogs that adopt other dogs. Among these scenic fixtures, the team renders a slate of services in the form of facials, Shellac manicures, therapeutic massages, and highlights.
Inside Textures Hair Salon, striking swaths of crimson interrupt soft, baby-blue walls that stretch toward a black-and-white-checkered floor. Amid these casual environs, stylists Karlie Stephenson and Kristen Edsell lead a talented team as they gussy up clients with a full roster of services. They brandish products from brands such as Sexy Hair and Redken as they sculpt and colorize sleek, modern hairdos. Textures Hair Salon further bolsters clients' physiques with waxing, manicures, and massages, and it is an avid supporter of its community, sponsoring the local roller-derby team and several area charities.
Licensed and nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, the schools of Missouri College and Cosmetology welcome students to learn the crafts of cosmetology and esthetics. In turn, students then welcome customers for walk-in salon services and by-appointment spa services. They beautify hair with cuts, perms, and color treatments, wax off unwanted body hair, and anoint fingers and toes with polish.