Licensed and nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, the schools of Missouri College and Cosmetology welcome students to learn the crafts of cosmetology and esthetics. In turn, students then welcome customers for walk-in salon services and by-appointment spa services. They beautify hair with cuts, perms, and color treatments, wax off unwanted body hair, and anoint fingers and toes with polish.
Somehow, the spa techs at Springfield Cosmetic can see past the status quo into a world without wrinkles. For the non-believers, they offer substantiation in the form of medical-grade chemical peels and IPL photofacials, each of which boost the skin’s collagen production. After consultations, they target cellulite with mesotherapy treatments and oust unwanted fuzz with laser hair removal.
As soon as clients step into Pamper Me Beautiful, they're treated like royalty. During the spa's four-hour Queen for the Day package, indulgence is the name of the game, with a facial, a relaxing massage, and a mani-pedi. But the spa offers plenty of other opportunities for pampering. Along with a variety of massage therapy options, including couples and pregnancy massages, the spa treats guests with body wraps, face and body skincare treatments, and nail care. Makeovers with mineral makeup, as well as brow and lash tinting services, make features pop so much it might be hard not to slam into your reflection when you gaze in the mirror.
Owner and stylist Courtney Hunt enjoys the sound of her clients? voices. That?s because she likes to involve her clients in their transformations by offering a consultation with each visit and welcoming feedback during services. Visitors can opt for a wet or dry haircut and repair damaged strands with an Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Treatment. Courtney can treat frizzy hair with keratin-smoothing treatments or whisk away unwanted strands with facial waxing, which leaves skin as smooth as Tom Cruise?s glass eye. For home haircare, she provides information and sometimes discounts on products, such as Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Wild Ginger Luxury.
Jamie Fleetwood liked working as an esthetician at Art Salon & Spa so much that she bought the beautifying business in 2010. Along with her staff of fellow estheticians, stylists, makeup artists, and massage therapists, Fleetwood pampers her clients inside the newly renovated, sun-drenched space. Her aesthetic touch might only be matched by that space’s decor: it’s accented with sleek hardwood floors, verdant plants, and earth tones as warm as a made-for-TV movie about dogs that adopt other dogs. Among these scenic fixtures, the team renders a slate of services in the form of facials, Shellac manicures, therapeutic massages, and highlights.
At Table for One, owner and licensed aesthetician Wendy Rodriguez eschews standardizing her services and instead tailors every treatment to each client. During a massage, for example, her approach may range from relaxing the entire body to focusing on a particularly tight area that's impeding a guest's well-being. This fluidity of approach also characterizes her facials. She further personalizes all of services with add-ons, such as aromatherapy in scents extracted from natural elements, such as honey. Within Headturner's Salon, Wendy maintains a relaxing studio anchored by a massage table draped in plush blankets.