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Sarah Knol crafts keratinized sculptures for women, men, and children with inspiration stemming from the natural beauty of mountainous terrain, classic styles, and a bohemian twist developed during her countrywide travels. After a quick wash, Sarah's sure-handed shears trim and style hair to customer specifications. A blow-dry session then bestows hair with voluminous body only achievable with Bella Capelli's signature high-speed wind tunnel. During this time, a deep-conditioning treatment wields the might of a L'Oreal power dose sealant—a product designed to target the mane's cuticles, leaving strands buffed to a lustrous shine normally reserved for mint-condition coins and chrome-dipped wigs.

608 E Lockwood Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Bella capelli is an Italian phrase that means beautiful hair. It's fitting, then, that amidst the salon's warm accents, skilled stylist Lindsey Pyatt blends classic and modern techniques to spruce up strands. She can revamp manes with a stylish new cut or simply trim bangs, add bold color or subtle highlights, invigorate hair with a deep-conditioning treatment, or smooth strands for weeks with keratin treatments.

608 East Lockwood Avenue
Webster Groves,
MO
US

Signature Service: Shampoo, cuts, style, highlights
Brands Used: Matrix, Paul Mitchell, Nioxin, It's a 10, Nairobi, Mizani
Established: 2006
Reservations/Appointments: Recommended
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: This location has plenty of parking.

12511 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur,
MO
US

It would be easy to pass an entire week at Infinite Tan & Spa, lounging on massage chairs, gossiping with the nail technicians, and sunning in advanced tanning beds as stereos pipe in your favorite CDs. Unfortunately for the rest of us, the only people who are able to spend an extended period of time at this tranquil oasis are the staff of specialists, who perform professional haircuts, adorn nails in Shellac polish, and soothe muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and prenatal massages. When administering professional facials, the expert aestheticians cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize skin to smooth wrinkles, reduce pores, and remove any last-minute shopping lists you might have hastily jotted on your forehead.

4530 Lemay Ferry Rd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Melissa Johnson developed a passion for beauty in early childhood, when she cut and coiffed fashion-forward styles for her first clients—Barbie dolls. Now grown up, Johnson has gained expertise in hair services including cuts, coloring, hair feathers, and hair tinsel, the latter of which suggests the cheerfulness of Christmas more tastefully than a headband embroidered with a gift wish list. Since she also performs waxing, makeup application, and mani-pedi services, Johnson fits right in at the newly remodeled Salon Couture, a beauty haven with both plush white chairs set before bedroom-dresser-like styling stations and soft black recliners in private treatment rooms.

3942 Ritz Center
St. Louis,
MO
US

There’s only one rule at Donnal's Salon: Donnal’s vision is the last word. It might be hard for some to hand over full creative control, but according to St. Louis Magazine, "Donnal has clients who have moved to San Francisco or Chicago and still come back to have him cut their hair.” Perhaps what keeps them coming back—aside from the subliminal siren song broadcast from the Gateway Arch—is Donnal's ability to envision what hairstyle will bring out a client's best features. At his salon, he teaches a stable of apprentices and associate stylists how to similarly follow their instincts and provide clients with innovative cut and color treatments.

1760 South Brentwood Boulevard
St. Louis,
MO
US