The Makeup Bar's deep-cleansing facial treats fatigued façades to a 50-minute pick-me-up, which cleanses and exfoliates skin to remove deep-seated grime and temporary-tattoo residue. Skin of all types re-hydrates and evens with a moisturizing treatment that minimizes blemishes stemming from aging, sun damage, and acne.
During the last 25 years, Debra Ryan has pursued her Toni & Guy Methodology training. Now in the comfort of her own Alar Hair Studio, Debra can sculpt modern layers and fashion bold highlights. Clients also may solicit the salon for an elegant updo or tame unwieldy curls with a signature smoothing treatment.
The savvy nail technicians at Christopher’s Hair Salon revamp appendage enders with an entire hour of phalange pampering. Warm-colored walls and natural lighting greet customers as they enter the salon, helping everyday stresses to melt away as the attentive staff makes them feel as welcome as a psychic at an SAT exam center. Hard-working people paws are then whisked away into the heart of the salon, where nail whisperers begin the claw cleanup by trimming and filing each digit tip, buffing jagged edges to leave them as smooth as a jazz singer’s pickup line. Cuticles regain their cuteness as over-reaching keratin is chicly and gently curbed, and finger and toe canvases are carefully painted in the hue that best complements the client's personality, mood, or favorite bolo tie.
Pacific Beach's Beauty Angel treatment pairs beautification and physique sculpting in a series of 10-minute sessions combining light therapy, vibration, and platform-based exercise. Within the stand-up booth, clients bask in a safe red light that works to reawaken the body's collagen and elastin factories, disentangling wrinkles around the eyes and firming skin across the entire physique. The booth sports a vibrating platform designed to help break down cellulite and further stimulate epidermal collagen production. The vibrating motion also facilitates muscle toning and recovery by relaxing fibers. After seven daily sessions over one week, wrinkles may begin to diminish, cellulite may begin fade, and skin may begin smooth out, negating the need to seek eternal youth in every municipal fountain.
Fuzion Studios offers a fusion of various beauty services under one roof, from traditional salon services to holistic spa treatments. Stylists can snip strands into chic cuts, smooth locks with Brazilian blowouts, and transform manes with vibrant color. Hands and feet can indulge in reflexology treatments, which work to promote whole-body healing. Clients can also receive waxes that swiftly remove unwanted hair, and airbrush tans bronze bodies without requiring clients to bask in the sun or beneath the supermarket's fluorescent lights.
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.