Genesis owner Jill Talbot has been busy the last few years. She's attended two Redken symposiums in Las Vegas, bareMinerals training in San Francisco, three Discover shows in St. Louis, and a DevaCurl cutting class in New York City. All this training, and she still considers herself a student.
Continuing education is a huge priority for Jill and her Genesis staff, and it shows in their expertise. Clients can request a sharp scissor cut, custom color, or sleek tapered highlights to flatter their individual features. The salon also offers other beautifying services, such as nailcare and specialty waxes.
Direct Connection Chiropractic owner Penny Richardson began her career after her son Miles's health was saved by chiropractic care. At a year old, he began suffering from ear and sinus infections, asthma, and allergies. After rounds of ineffective antibiotics and allergy shots, a friend of Penny's recommended chiropractic therapy. Within three months, Miles was off all medication and breathing treatments, and he’s remained healthy for more than 20 years. Her son’s transformation inspired Penny to get her chiropractor’s license and work to give her patients a chance for a new beginning with nonsurgical and noninvasive chiropractic treatments. With meticulous adjustments, the doctor helps align spines in adults and children, getting to the root of pain and discomfort. In addition to her chiropractic exams and adjustments, Dr. Penny also offers weight-loss and facial services to help achieve shapely curves and toned, glowing complexions.
The team at Frontier Integrated Health Center combines chiropractic care, medicine, acupuncture, and nutrition to help clients achieve their wellness needs. Licensed chiropractors help alleviate symptoms of such maladies as carpal tunnel and chronic pain by making adjustments to spinal vertebrae. The team of doctors also specializes in treatments such as spinal decompression, which helps address symptoms of headaches, high cholesterol, joint pain, and tendinitis.
The professional therapists at MassageLuXe are committed to relaxing tenderly taut clients through a myriad of massage services in a luxuriously calming environment. Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal styles are all effective techniques for soothing sensitive soul sacks (each a $74 value). The Swedish massage, the most popular type of massage, melts your muscles like beeswax, erases tension, improves blood flow, and awakens the lymphatic system. Opt for the deep-tissue massage to give your body a break and surrender to an hour of deliberate strokes and direct muscle-grain pressure. The prenatal massage is ideal for kneading away the back pain that stems from carrying around a person on your person. All three options include a 15-minute session on the HydroLuxe dry water-massage bed, where warm hydro jets push against the underside of a rubber bed, creating a calming massage experience without the annoyance of having to take off your gigantic T. rex mascot costume (a $15 value).
When Karoline Vaz immigrated to St. Louis from Brazil, she was inundated with local support to help learn English. She vowed to return the favor, but wasn't sure how. The epiphany came while she was receiving a massage: she'd heal the country that had given her so much by becoming a licensed massage therapist. Now in the comfort of her cozy studio, Karoline works alongside her fellow therapist, Tarris. Clients can seek their expertise for a wide variety of therapeutic techniques––sports massage, hot-stone therapy, and deep-tissue pressure to name a few.
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.
The experienced beauticians at Belleza Salon sculpt 'dos, pamper bodies, and transmogrify coarse skin into silky surfaces with a variety of treatments. The 60-minute microdermabrasion begins with a facial cleanse and soft exfoliation to give a polite heave-ho to clingy debris and dead skin (a $100 value). Tiny diamond crystals gently remove the outer layer of the skin, thereby sweeping away evidence of fine lines, acne scars, and catfights at a pet store. Meanwhile, a moisturizing mask soothes the pores to reduce the chance of irritation after the treatment. Alternatively, the 60-minute Belleza facial uses gentle ultrasonic energy to stimulates collagen production in the face, which helps boost elasticity, even skin tones, and create a youthful appearance without hitchhiking on tricycles (a $110 value). The facial comes to a soothing close with a massage of the face, shoulders, hands, and feet.