Skin cells may be tiny, but they're a big deal at Foxy Face Spa. The spa's aestheticians beautify clients by applying makeup to faces, clearing unwanted hair with waxing services, and performing facials that combat signs of aging. The staff performs skincare treatments with Dermalogica products.
Health Plus Image’s specialty is transdermal ultrasound lipolysis treatments: the breaking up of patches of fat cells using sound waves. The team of aestheticians performs these noninvasive treatments under the guidance of medical director David B. Clark, a doctor of naturopathic medicine and chiropractic who has more than 30 years of experience. Other noninvasive treatments include honey massages, ionic foot cleanses, and body-vibration therapy.
At the full-service Salon Serenity, stylist Amanda Smith offers a slate of pampering hair and beauty treatments. She deftly cuts the over-long hair of women, men, and children, styling new looks with blow dryers and deep-conditioning treatments. She also offers full and partial highlights and full-color treatments, as well as facial waxing and tweezing.
The gas gurus at Grain Valley Rental replenish depleted propane tanks with quick, efficient refill service, in addition to renting out an array of construction and lawn equipment. Visitors can bring in their empty gas canisters for one of Grain Valley's friendly staffers to top up with fresh C3H8, before they're fastened back into grills and rocket-powered roller skates to fuel summertime recreation.
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.
Supervised by professionals, students at House of Heavilin Beauty College have been honing their beautifying skills on a bevy of services for more than half a century. Opt for the Axxium manicure ($22) and Axxium OPI pedicure ($32), where student stylists precisely clip, file, and buff nails until they are more reflective than a puddle covered in mirrors, and then slather them with gel polish that can last up to a fortnight. Other manicures available with this deal include the basic ($6) and hot-oil ($7) manicures, and other pedicure options include the basic ($20) and French ($23). One-hour specialty facials ($35) include options that blast acne, oxygenate epidermises, or add vitamins to expression makers. Clients can banish pesky fuzz patches with brow, lip, or chin waxing ($7 each) or remove lower leg hair ($20 for both legs) in order to streamline for a marathon cancan competition.
At Creative Images, stylists glamorize clients with contemporary hairstyles and salon services. During appointments, the staff invites guests to enjoy coffee, water, and cookies that were baked instead of blow-dried.