Winning Colors is an appropriate name. The salon decor is an elegant hodgepodge that ranges from zebra-print walls and fuchsia trim to green faux-marble floor tiles. Amid these jazzy accents, skilled stylists elevate strands with sleek layers and bold color highlights. Clients can also solicit nail technician Joelle Smith for a luxurious mani-pedi with long-lasting OPI nail lacquer.
New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
Where did the professionals at The Sheen Vein Institute get their credentials? On sale at Credential Barn? No... even better:
Dr. Vidal Sheen
Dr. Kae Chang
Ivy Patricks, PA-C
Renee Hoyle, RN
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.
Le Techniques Salon's nail technicians beautify digits and soothe worn-out appendages with two-hour manicures and pedicures. Like the team of kids tasked with summoning the captain of their planet, Fire and Ice treatments combine their opposing elemental forces to soothe and heal appendages. Seated in plush chairs, patrons undergo warm exfoliating scrubs, which heat the skin while gently removing dead cells. A cool eucalyptus masks offers a refreshing counterpoint to the warm rub and imbues dehydrated hides with moisture and nutrients. Cuticles are then meticulously trimmed and nails shaped into smooth ovals before crystalline coats of polish lavishly shield them from the gaze of undercover fashion police.
The Eastern art of brow threading has become wildly popular in the United States, a trend aesthetician Almas Karowalia astutely followed, enabling her to open 15 locations of Perfect Brow Bar across the Midwest, Texas, and Louisiana. At each outpost, practitioners clean up uneven brows and hairlines with strands of twisted thread that can remove multiple rows of hair with a single pass. Her teams boast that they can complete brows in as little as 5 minutes and require only 10–15 minutes to thread an entire face. The expedient technique generally results in less pain and irritation than other hair-removal methods, though at Perfect Brow Bar patrons can also opt for traditional waxing services. In addition to hair removal, aestheticians dress up skin with makeup applications, lash extensions, and henna tattoos of tuxedos or ball gowns.