During more than a quarter century at the helm of LookAfter Hair Company, Peter Hall has seen the styling industry gradually split in two directions—toward the high-end salon and toward the in-and-out fast cut place. With LookAfter, Peter decided to close that gap. There, guests can get premium salon services on a walk-in basis and haircuts from stylists who will gladly slow down for careful consultations instead of racing through trims with stopwatches in their hands. The name LookAfter is meant to reflect this blend and to demonstrate his vision for a place where the staff stands ready to serve all clients, whether they need keratin treatments, eyebrow waxes, or beard trims. This approach has helped LookAfter grow to more than 40 locations across St. Louis, Kansas City, and central Illinois, and the idea has also led to ongoing community outreach. Stylists have helped raise money for disaster relief, support breast-cancer awareness, and generate funds for veterans’ programs by carrying haircare products from American Warrior.
From Image Salon & Day Spa’s airy reception area, corridors lead to relaxing massage rooms with beige walls and hardwood flooring. The 2,000-square-foot facility has separate areas for salon services, massages, and manicures to ensure that jealous muscles don’t demand to be coated in polish. The salon and spa offers a comprehensive range of services, including body wraps, facials, and private jacuzzi sessions augmented by optional hors d’oeuvres such as wine and chocolates.
Salon Cosmetique at Vatterott Career College trains tomorrow?s aestheticians and stylists, giving beauty students practice perfecting their craft. Hair, nails, makeup, facials, waxing, and eyebrow tinting are all offered in this busy teaching salon, and all treatments are completed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.
The style stalwarts at Supercuts have trimmed, toned, and honed the domes of hair-bearing hominids for decades. Walk-ins and waltz-ins are always welcome seven days a week at any of Supercuts' convenient locations. The experienced stylists can accommodate cuts ranging from quick, careful mop maintenance to a more buzzworthy beehive for hypnotizing local grizzlies. Each scissor-handed specialist will draw from a vat of experience, leveraging quality hair products from Paul Mitchell and others to infuse your filaments with a winsome glow and creative coiffure. Feel free to stockpile up to three Groupons to ensure a series of sure-fire cuts before snow-spooked wallets retreat into prolonged hibernation.
Keeping apace with modern trends is important to the staff at Spalon & Tan, which explains why each member continually attends classes and training. Through these sessions, stylists learn to smooth frizz with keratin treatments and add length with sew-in extensions. During nail treatments, technicians put a surprising twist on french manicures by bedecking tips with vivid hues and glittery designs. As for body treatments, they stick with the classics: relaxing massages to be enjoyed solo, with a significant other, or with a favorite crossing guard.
Though named for its styling services, Teri’s Hair Loft employs a staff whose expertise doesn’t stop at the scalp. The full-service salon and spa’s cream walls and subtle floral accents make for an appropriately relaxing background as registered massage therapists, stylists, and aestheticians work side-by-side to weave together beauty and relaxation. They greet every man, woman, and dry-skinned golem who enters the salon with a smile and a personal consultation. Among the salon’s customized services are keratin smoothing treatments for the hair, facials and waxing treatments for the skin, and massages in styles that range from Swedish to hot stone.
The team of creative stylists at Designing Women Hair Salon strives to realize clients' hair-related visions with thorough consultations. The crew has been cutting and coloring hair for more than 20 years—or the amount of time needed to give the Statue of Liberty a perm—and employs Sebastian products to sculpt hair into sleek styles or wedding-worthy updos. The stylists cultivate a friendly, welcoming vibe at individually decorated, wood-trimmed stations, which define each of their personalities against a backdrop of earthy reddish-brown walls and pops of green from plants.