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.
From eyelash extensions to manicures and pedicures, the Modern Nails & Lashes team literally beautifies clients from head to toe. After a waxing treatment, facial, or massage, clients relax in the pale green and blue pedicure area, which is bordered by a wood trellis woven with branch-like sculptures. Complimentary WiFi waves perform invisible ballets through the air as nail techs dole out free pedicures to children 5 and younger—available in conjunction with their parents' services.
Face Gallery's licensed massage therapists and skin technicians work to provide clients with a personalized blend of treatments to promote both health and relaxation. Skilled in various modalities, the muscle-kneading specialists address specific health concerns, including high blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. In addition to increasing circulation and helping bodies release their environmental toxins through massages, the Face Gallery crew performs oxygen facials, waxing services, and eyelash extensions.
Formerly the St. Louis Tan Company, The Tan Company opted for a more general name after it expanded from its first salons in Missouri. While he established locations in other states, owner Todd Beckman stuck to the business model that had attracted his initial surge of customers: several different tanning levels in one clean, welcoming space. Today, Tan Company locations feature beds, booths, and products from multiple leading brands, including MysticTan and Australian Gold.