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A.J. and Allison had really important napkins. Over a few glasses of wine, the pair scribbled ideas and notes onto the normally disposable squares, and what began as a dream over drinks quickly grew into Poco Hair Company. Today, the ladies give hair the attention they once gave napkins, creating dazzling 'dos via cut and color services. Their irreverent decor engages the eyes of patrons as trained stylists expertly detach split ends, add desired layers, and remove stray pelican feathers for a variety of styles, from bohemian to natural to punk.
7353 Lindell Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US
Technicians at Shine Sunless Tanning help clients darken epidermises evenly with a customized plant-based mist in VersaSpa sunless-tanning booths. The tans are so effective that in 2011, Shine was named the official tanning provider of the St. Louis Rams cheerleaders. Inside each private booth, automated airbrushes apply even coats of a pigmented formula to the skin, which is automatically blown dry. The enclosed environment diminishes the orange or yellow tinge traditionally associated with spray tanning since it controls some environmental factors such as temperature, light exposure, and percentage of orange zest added to the air. Clients get to choose which shade of tanning formula will be used during their session, as well as whether they’d like to cap off their session with an anti-aging mist.
5 Brentwood Promenade Court
Saint Louis,
MO
US
Exquisite Threading's eyebrow-fashioning operation is led by a team of certified threaders plying their art in a soothing environment. Brow bearers seeking a refined look recline in the studio's comfy chairs as expert weavers adroitly lasso loitering hairs, expelling them at the root. A natural and chemical-free treatment, threading spares patrons much of the discomfort, swelling, and redness of waxing. After the shaping session, clients leave with a set of suave eyebrows to suit their countenance, making for crisper smiles and frowns less prone to getting stuck upside down. A second treatment after three to four weeks keeps disciplined forethreads in line.
1155 Saint Louis Galleria
Saint Louis,
MO
US
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.
8428 Eager Rd
Saint Louis,
MO
US
Certified laser technicians and aestheticians wield wands of intense pulsed light at Estetical Laser & Skincare Studio, removing unwanted patches of hair, regrettable tattoos, and stubborn acne. They also treat faces with hydroxy-acid peels, which work to diminish fine lines, sun spots, and freckles caused by too much time in the moonlight.
511 S Hanley Rd
Clayton,
MO
US
Signature Service: Custom Color, Ombre, and Cut Brands Used: Rusk Reservations/Appointments: Required Good for Kids: Yes Established: 2008 Staff Size: 1 person Parking: Parking garage Handicap Accessible: Yes Pro Tip: Visuals aids are always a good thing to use when showing your stylist what you're wanting. Q&A with Vanessa Ostler, Hairstylist What's the biggest mistake you see clients make when they style their hair at home? [People] not using the proper products for their hair texture, so their hair is not holding the style or giving them the look they're trying to achieve. What's the number one grooming tip every person should know? Use a shampoo and conditioner with UV protector to protect your virgin or colored hair. Your color fades [during] your typical wash out, heat styling and UV lights. If the apocalypse ever comes, what low-maintenance hairstyle would you recommend for the foraging person on-the-go? A short modern pixie with a versatile fringe. Similar to Jennifer Laurence's hair cut. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? I am an educator for the manufacturer Rusk. I travel all over teaching salon classes on different cutting and coloring techniques. width=
104 Gay Avenue
Clayton,
MO
US
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