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.
It’s not every stylist that can select hues that complement clients’ skin tone—but as a color specialist, stylist Stacey Bennett demonstrates this ability daily. The Paul Mitchell School graduate operates within the walls of By Shear Design, where she uses Paul Mitchell products to perform precision cuts and add vibrant dimension with 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.
Latter Rain Salon & Spa is a salon that both pampers women and gives back to the community, regularly helping local causes and working with battered women. During each haircut, foil highlight, and spiral-texturing service, stylists sprinkle heads with Paul Mitchell professional shampoos, relaxers, and texturing products. Rhonda Allison professional skincare products enhance skin rejuvenation through facials and peels. As the salon's airy, sunlit spaces fill with the sound of pores audibly slamming shut, massages and waxing help clients obtain smoother skin and tension-free muscles.