Seasoned aesthetician Linda Hoff eschews drug-assisted treatments for all-natural, holistic wellness techniques. Drawing on years of experience, Hoff tackles chronic skin, body, and beauty conditions with services that target an extensive array of ailments. A half dozen different facials treat everything from rosacea and eczema to wrinkles and dryness. The all-natural body-sugaring process rids brows and limbs of unwanted hair and attracts smooches from puppies with low blood sugar.
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.
In 2010 and 2011, St. Louis Magazine crowned The Face and The Body the city’s Best Salon and Spa. KSDK Channel 5 also found the spa entrancing, and its profile highlights the flagship location’s Oasis room, calming waterfall, and a crackling fireplace where stressed guests can burn incriminating documents. Potted plants join the scene at all of the spa locations, and visitors lounge among them while wearing plush robes and sipping complimentary designer teas, coffee, or wine.
These amenities set the stage for classic spa treatments such as a massage with heated and ice-cooled river stones or a seaweed body wrap. Incorporating the tranquil atmosphere of the spa, the salon transforms appearances with designer cuts and Platinum Seamless hair extensions as well as nail services that draw on hot stones, paraffin treatments, and essential oils.
Hair-removing lasers and dermal fillers populate the list of cosmetic services offered at Clayton Med Spa. The center's skilled technicians and aestheticians bid dullness adieu with diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wands, skin-rejuvenating photofacials, and other treatments that target the face and body. Those hoping to correct sagging skin sans surgery can receive noninvasive skin-tightening treatments, which use infrared light, magnetic pulses, and bipolar radio frequencies to stimulate collagen production. Injectables such as Botox, Juvéderm, and Restylane help fill in fine lines caused by aging or falling asleep atop a subway grate.
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.