SassaFrass Salon and Boutique’s stylists and aestheticians skillfully snip locks in a friendly salon that boasts bubblegum-pink and magenta striped walls. Stylists’ hands deftly give dimension to tresses with highlights, add luxurious length with hair extensions, and wax away unwanted moustaches. For those looking to retouch skin rather than hair, the salon’s SunStar tanning beds and organic airbrush tanning give bodies a coppery glow, helping clients look at home at the beach even before they’ve moved into their new three-bedroom sandcastle.
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.
Elite Style Salon & Spa's licensed nail technician Michelle applies her more than 10 years of experience to tame unruly talons and rejuvenate extremities with an array of digit-detailing services. During the 90-minute Shellac mani-pedi, Michelle’s intuitive clippers corral cuticles and trim nails before a curiously math-savvy nail file shapes them into geometrically sound parabolas. Finally, a coat of chip-resistant polish strengthens nails for rigorous scratch-n-sniff competitions while providing smudge-free gloss for up to two weeks.
Celeste Duckworth received her cosmetology license in 1968 and followed that up with 47 years of salon experience, including owning and operating three salons of her own. The culmination of her extensive career blossoms inside Amore Salon and Spa, where she designs and styles hair with an artistic temperament and well-honed technique. Celeste specializes in formal design and has a skilled eye for beautifying bridal parties in preparation for their big day.
The Loft is a full-service salon that believes you don't have to spend a fortune to look your very best. At this welcoming beauty spot, Kristie Ballard, a Nixa native, specializes in rich color services and chic new cuts, cheering clients with her outgoing personality and her knowledge of cutting-edge styling techniques. Clients can have hair pinned into an elaborate updo for a special occasion or face-framing highlights streaked into place.
Heather at Hair Wynders Salon—practicing for more than 7 years—eschews the impersonal feel of big chain salons for a personalized approach. The licensed aesthetician specializes in a variety of facials, peels, and microdermabrasion for all skin types and conditions including acne, rosacea, and hyper-pigmentation. Heather also offers a bevy of massage modalities including relaxation, Swedish, Hungarian, hot stone, prenatal, and reflexology.