Mes Bon Amis Salon with Jen Grillo offers aesthetic treatments focused on two areas: hair and nails. Jen can apply vivid Gelish to nails during mani-pedis or flex her styling muscles with updos, textured cuts, and services for curly hair. She also animates a deep passion for color in her hair work, which she’s perfected over the course of eight years as a professional. During that time, she’s also taken classes on cutting, color techniques, and updos, sharpening her skills in the same way movie villains hone their skills through moustache-twirling classes.
The staff members at Ooh La La, Inc.’s family of St. Charles retailers—Ooh La La Ladies Boutique, Ooh La La Children's Boutique, Shoe La La, and the recently opened Ooh La La Juniors Boutique—pride themselves in their stock of unique pieces. In each stylish storefront, women browse fashionable clothing, accessories, and shoes from independent designers, children find pint-size fashion statements, and juniors shop for trendy outfits or a unique first name.
Studio Valentine offers hair, nail, skin, and massage services in a charming and inviting space. Hairstylists provide deft cuts, coloring, and updos, and skincare specialists administer nourishing facials. Clients can spruce up with a makeup application or a mani-pedi, and then wind down with a deep-tissue massage to ease muscle soreness and relieve stress. The quaint, cottage-style salon is a warm retreat where all stylists, driven by fashion savvy and a desire to please, give their utmost attention to clients.
Natural sunlight filters through Sheared Hair Studio's quaint cottage windows, splashing across the pastel walls that house the hair salon, tanning bed, nailcare center, and aesthetics room. Much like Rip Van Winkle, three out of four of Sheared’s staffers boast more than 20 years in their chosen field, combining their talents to execute haircuts, facials, lash extensions, body polishes, and mani-pedis.
At Red Rose Salon, professional coiffure charmers implement cutting, styling, and waxing techniques to hypnotize each hair follicle into cooperating with its patron's fibrous desires. The formaldehyde-free Pravana keratin treatment works to remedy protein-depleted hair by introducing pure keratin deep into the cortex layer. In addition to strengthening each hair fiber, the restructurizer helps rebuild damaged hair and leave it with a healthy, silken shine. With an eyebrow wax, patrons can eliminate unnecessary patches of forehead fur, and a customized haircut session allows them to achieve a new look or a future disguise to evade angry, neglected hats.
Hollywood Blonde Salon's seasoned stylists help beautify clients' hairdos and brows with a comprehensive spread of salon services. Each cut commences with a consultation that details the client's personal style and reveals which hairs curl up when anyone says "S-C-I-S-S-O-R-S." After the trim, the hair artiste sculpts the new cut according to the requested style, whether that is a bob cut, pixie cut, or bouffant. Partial highlights punch up the hair's hues, and an eyebrow wax tidies the brow lines and makes room for new temporary forehead tattoos.
A graduate of the St. Charles School of Massage Therapy, Cheryl Billman of Body Kneads pairs a scholastic knowledge of anatomy with an empathic concern for her patrons’ health and wellness. With a variety of massage modalities on her resume—Swedish, hot-stone, reflexology, and sports massage, to name a few—the licensed therapist calls upon vast reservoirs of experience to tailor sessions to individual needs. While patrons recline on a massage table, soft music subdues stressful thoughts and aromatic whiffs of essential oils and steamy chicken soup alternate with exhalations of stress.