Founder Todd Beckman opened the first Tan Company location, then called The St. Louis Tan Company, in 1994 with a pair of average-size sun retreats. After perfecting a superstore concept with multiple levels of tanning beds and an intrepid-reporter alter ego, Beckman's bronzing business now spans 53 locations in 8 states, including 39 locations in the St. Louis area. Todd ensures each salon keeps the same high standards that won the 2010 award for Best Tanning in St. Louis from CityVoter.
A knowledgeable staff maintains each bright, highly sanitized environment and stocks shelves with Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin tanning products. The Tan Company also fashions UV-free tans with Mystic Tan standup booths that evenly spritz bodies with a paraben-free DHA solution infused with aloe vera.
Each day, visitors to Cary O'Briens Design & Color Spa leave transformed. Whether sporting a new haircut, strutting into an event after a makeup application, or briefly forgetting how to follow the law of gravity on a wave of post-massage bliss, clients emerge back out into the world looking and feeling better than when they walked in. Using top-shelf products from the likes of Redken, Paul Mitchell, Dermalogica, and OPI, the spa's beauty experts cater each service to meet the needs of each client.
Licensed aesthetician Elizabeth Prather has been making skin glow since 1992. She brings her skincare expertise to complexions during microdermabrasion and oyxgenation facials, which deep clean pores and leave skin smooth. Along with facial treatments, she beautifies clients with waxing services and eyelash extensions.
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.
Schooled in the latest hair techniques, the skilled stylists at Inside Out Hair Salon turn dull locks dazzling with expertly executed haircuts, skin-tone complementing highlights, and other aesthetically pleasing services. Pair a face-framing haircut and complimentary styling lesson ($21+) with natural-looking highlights designed to brighten drab skull jackets ($60+). Teenage or middle-aged werewolves can benefit from the salon's discreet waxing services for the back ($40+), arms ($30+), or brows ($15+), and dancing damsels step through the salon for eye-catching makeup applications ($50+).
Rumors Salon & Day Spa pampers manes, mugs, and digits via the hands and eyes of experienced body-buffers. Shoo hibernating pterodactyls from winter dreadlock nests and revamp bodily hat-hangers with a new haircut and styling (up to $43). The Clean Condition Color Gloss ($37) brings shine back to dulled hair and preps it for reflecting summer sunrays. Paw petals will blossom with cleanliness and vibrancy during a manicure ($23), and arches will achieve new heights with an eyebrow wax ($15), a treatment that's also shown to prevent confusion between “I’m interested” and “I can’t believe you live with your mother’s zither band” facial cues.