Completing the schooling necessary to become a hairstylist wasn't the end of Jamie Raup's training. Instead, she continually enlists in educational courses in order to stay abreast of hair's latest trends. At True Colours Salon, she draws upon this extensive training as she styles hair with fresh cuts, brushes on color, or nourishes strands with deep-conditioning treatments.
Patty Coll can read your mind—or so it would seem. During her last 15 years in the salon industry, she’s developed a keen sense for what clients are looking for, a sense that has led to features in magazines such as Salon Today and St. Louis’s own Best Bridal. Now, in the comfort of Salon KJ, anyone can seek her expertise for face-flattering layers or bold highlights. When not transforming tresses at Salon KJ, Patty can be found honing her technique on the sets of fashion runways, commercial shoots, and competitive-eating contests.
The Makeup Bar's deep-cleansing facial treats fatigued façades to a 50-minute pick-me-up, which cleanses and exfoliates skin to remove deep-seated grime and temporary-tattoo residue. Skin of all types re-hydrates and evens with a moisturizing treatment that minimizes blemishes stemming from aging, sun damage, and acne.
Behind the pedicure thrones at P'Zazz Hair, Nail & Day Spa, a sprawling mural depicts rural splendor with arching columns in the foreground. But those very columns come to life in the spa at the nearby manicure station. Along with busts of figures from antiquity, these fixtures create a neoclassical ambiance every bit as elegant as the services and results rendered.
Aestheticians perform facials, peels, and body scrubs using PCA products. The team can also primp hair and add color to it, or they can work on nails to make them as attractive as a butterfly that understands chaos theory.
Unlike stylists who do only hair, nine-year beauty veteran Amanda Bluestein coaxes out clients’ beauty from many angles. Trained in cosmetology and drawing on years of hands-on expertise at Elayna’s and Tuscan Sky Salon, Amanda can resculpt tresses one minute and get skin glowing with a Norvell custom spray tan the next. She holds a special affinity for dolling up brides and ladies prepping for other special occasions. The precision updos and makeup involved require a steady hand and a keen eye, and Amanda excels at using all three.