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.
Eight therapists and one esthetician man an intimate neighborhood practice in southern St. Louis, relaxing clients inside a sunny storefront with three treatment rooms or bringing their chairs to corporate events and parties. The team capably treats varying conditions by employing a host of modalities, including deep-tissue massage for chronic pain, prenatal massage for mother-and-child wellness, and hot-stone massage for slowly immunizing the body against magma. They also offer wide variety of spa, body treatment, facial services, and waxing treatments. As the pressure of thumbs penetrates the skin, body treatments, such as the seaweed-algae mask and the Dead Sea?mud mask, replenish dermal surfaces with organic goodies and help revitalize all of the body's tissues.
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.
Inside 212 Salon & Spa, stylist Bridget Caradine uses her Paul Mitchell training to create stylish, healthy hair. She works with both straight and textured natural hair, which she can emphasize with twists or locs or smooth out with keratin treatments. Alongside more traditional hairstyles, she also can apply feather extensions to create a pop of color and texture. She works with clients of all ages, so families can come in for a complete hair makeover together.
Ordering a service at Blowout Bar is kind of like ordering a drink. The "cabernet" will get you the salon's signature blowout, while ordering the "bellini" will signal the staff to conjure billowing waves. Of course, the salon serves actual cocktails too?they come complimentary with any blowout, as does aromatherapy and a soothing scalp massage. And, to help clients complete their glamorous transformation, Blowout Bar also has a make-up bar where makeup artists enhance natural beauty with smokey eyes and bold lips.
Since its founding in 2007, Urban Tan has catered to customers of all skin types and tanning goals with traditional UV tanning or sunless tanning services. Four levels tanning beds bathe customers in a comfortable glow, tinting skin to a healthy bronze or destroying film negatives. Two types of sunless spray tanning offer custom hues without UV rays: Mystic HD and VersaSpa automated spray-tanning booths mist customers with one of four moisturizing tanners. Customers can enhance and preserve tans with a range of products available for purchase, including Swedish Beauty's green Eco Chic tanning line and Miami Ink's tattoo-protecting lotions.