Soak away the worries that have lodged themselves in the nooks of your joints and the crooks of your connective tissues, while inhaling a bouquet of soothing, therapeutic scents. Today's Groupon restores your body to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed by a man who claimed to be in the circus. For $30, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage at Vitality Unlimited Spa, a $68 value. Retreat to Vitality Unlimited Spa's beautiful sanctuary, located conveniently in Webster Groves, and feel the pressures of the outside world dissolve off your soon-to-be-tension-free shoulders. Naturally, world powers began jockeying for access to the potentially weaponize-able massage, by means both diplomatic and underhanded. Many international observers believe that the 1992 Summer Olympics were, in fact, a complicated ruse carried out by Russia and the United States to distract Sweden long enough to steal their massage, as evidenced by the fact that Sweden won an unexpected 904 Gold Medals that year. Still, the Swedes held tight to their massage until 1999, when Y2K-related fears caused Swedish officials to release classified details of the massage, believing that the world would likely end. Today, the Swedish massage is practiced all over the world, though rumors that the Swedes are secretly working on an even better massage run rampant.
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.
With more than 13 years of experience behind the styling chair, Sarah Vogt isn't afraid to venture outside the realm of traditional cuts. In addition to decorating her hardwood floors with expertly chopped locks, she tames frizzy strands with deep conditioners, restores order for the long term with keratin smoothing treatments, and adds vibrant dimension with single-process color or highlights.
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 licensed aestheticians at FaceLuXe clear skin of blemishes and unwanted hair with a full spectrum of facials and waxing services. Consultations precede each treatment, during which skin specialists select products that match clients’ specific skin types. They then use these products in signature facials designed to address issues associated with aging, such as fine lines and blemishes from trying to blow out too many birthday candles at once. FaceLuXe offers relaxation packages such as the Revive treatment, which includes a massage, facial, and eye and lip treatments.
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.