The first thing many people notice about Sheilah Collins is her chatty demeanor, but the owner of Selah the Art of Beauty has more to offer than a friendly conversation. In her nearly 20 years of industry experience, she has also come to appreciate the importance of quiet relaxation. She and her team of technicians do everything in their power to promote a stress-free and rewarding spa experience, using organic and vitamin-based products during their calming facial treatments and painting nails with specialty Shellac polishes that resist chipping. The spa’s massage therapists strive to meet the high bar set by their counterparts, unwinding tension and repairing shoulders’ antiquated, steam-powered gears with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques.
The seasoned staff at Salon St. Louis uses top-of-the-line skincare and haircare products to boost mortal beauty. The 60-minute Dermalogica facial employs face-mapping analysis to rejuvenate frowning frontispieces with custom-tweaked botanical formulas. Meanwhile, the salon's tress trimmers contour facial drapery with a haircut, scalp massage, and simple styling to give clients luscious locks for impressing passersby or bangs for playing peek-a-boo in the mirror. Partial highlights add extra follicle flare through the use of Natrique and Aveda's 97%-natural, ammonia-free products.
Verve Hair Salon was founded by husband and wife Jeff and Julie Lopinot, two veteran stylists committed to delivering fashionable, flattering haircuts. Having both attended Vidal Sassoon in London and worked as educators for Rusk, the duo now leads a staff of cosmetologists and specialists ready to conduct services keyed to each client's needs. Every precision haircut begins with a consultation to determine an approach based on factors including face shape, lifestyle, and affinity for upside-down roller coasters. In addition to cuts, the team also delivers coloring treatments ranging from double-process blonding to crown section highlights and dimensional coloring, as well as texturing services and hair extensions.
Cosmetologist and aesthetician Traci specializes in color, haircuts, and natural hair, making her a triple threat. As a skilled colorist, she infuses hair with highlights and all-over color and performs color-correction services. As a snipping specialist, she shapes strands into trendy cuts. And as a natural-hair expert, she offers all types of sets for natural hair. When she's not cutting, coloring, and styling hair, she's busy performing skin-care services, such as waxing and facials, and specialty services, such as updos, weaves, and feather extensions, which come in handy on fishing trips.
The only things more modern than Christopher Stevens the Salon's contemporary atmosphere?complete with exposed-brick walls and metallic accents?are the hairstyles exiting through its doors. Inside the chic loft space, stylists take manes of all colors, lengths, and textures and mold them into hip coifs. The staff includes stylists who specialize in cutting, coloring, and styling natural hair, as well as those who excel at applying natural-looking sew-in weaves or strand-smoothing relaxers, which are ideal for those with curly, frizzy, color-treated, or anxious hair.
Roe holds a master's degree in business administration and mentors at-risk female teens through her own volunteer program, but for all the breadth and depth of her interests and accomplishments, her primary passion is running 212 Salon. With more than a decade of experience in the industry, she practices a multifaceted approach to beauty, specializing in everything from applying makeup to glitzing up nails to stealthily curling the eyelashes of sleeping camels. A national educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems, she and her staff optimize both men’s and women’s hairdos with an extensive line of Paul Mitchell products.