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Chopshop

4139 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
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Chopshop is a hair salon based in St. Louis. It consists of independent beauty professionals who have years of experience working on different hair types, hair lengths, and natural textures. They have expert knowledge in hair styling, cutting, and coloring. The stylists each have their own specialties, such as gender-neutral barbering, unicorn palette color, natural highlights, color melting applications, and waterfall and cubist haircuts. Chopshop also has professionals who offer hair removal and facial injectables, such as botox and hyaluronic acid fillers.

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Colorwheel Hair

5704 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
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Colorwheel Hair is a hair salon that serves St. Louis and the surrounding areas. Owned by stylist Ruth Ogilvie, it offers several services such as hair design, root re-touch, highlighting, balayage, and waxing. The salon also offers packages for weddings, parties, and other special occasions. Colorwheel Hair has a team of artists, stylists, and technicians with over 40 years of combined experience. They focus on styling people based on their whole personalities, considering their lifestyle, hair type, face shape, and skin tone.

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5.0 / 5 (28)
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5.0 / 5 (27)

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Illusions Color Spa

5445 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63129
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Founded in 1995, Illusions Color Spa is a full-service hair and beauty salon that serves residential and commercial clients in St. Louis and its nearby areas. It offers professional hair styling and beauty treatment services such as haircuts, hair colors, and extensions, micro-blading, facials, and therapeutic massage services. A team of seasoned hairstylists and salon specialists works with clients to get their ideal hairstyle that will complement their features. Illusions Color Spa has been serving the local community for over 20 years.

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J Brokaw Solutions for Hair

11718 Administration Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146
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J Brokaw Salon Solutions for Hair is a hair salon for men and women in St. Louis. Its services include hair cutting and styling, coloring, extensions, laser therapy, and manicure. J Brokaw Salon Solutions for Hair also offers conditioning treatments, eyebrow shaping, and lip waxing. The business utilizes advanced replacement technology to perform its services, as evidenced by its partnership with Apollo Worldwide. Clients have praised the salon's quality customer service because of its attention to detail in its services.

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Jon Tomas Salon

12320 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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Since 1959, the Jon Tomas Salon has been serving women and men throughout the St. Louis metro. It offers haircut and styling, blow-dry style, men's and children's cut, and extensions. Besides being a salon that specializes in hair color and bridal makeup, it also provides skin hydration solutions, nail care, and henna temporary body art. The salon is a recipient of the Heart of Creve Coeur award. Jon Tomas Salon helps the people of its community realize and celebrate their beauty.

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Lemon Salon

230 North Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108
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Lemon Salon is a hair salon serving men and women in St. Louis. Its team of artists and stylists provides complete hair and make-up services. It offers haircuts, balayage, full foil, deep conditioning treatments, and smoothing treatments. With more than 20 years in the industry, salon owner Heather can handle traditional cutting and styling to trend cuts and bold fashion hair colors. She chose to be an exclusive Bumble & Bumble salon so she can receive further education in hairstyling.

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4.0 / 5 (53)
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Marie Simone

4419 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108
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Marie Simone is a hairstylist and the owner of Shi Salon. Its St. Louis location has been servicing local clients for nearly 20 years. Marie has vast experience in styling clients' hair in a variety of aesthetics, ranging from urban chic to sixties vintage. Her clientele includes musical artists such as Nelly and Keisha Cole. Her work has been featured in numerous fashion and hair magazines such as Sophisticate’s Black Hair, Behind the Chair, Essence, and InStyle.

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Medusa’s Studio and Salon

2501 South 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104
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Medusa's Studio and Salon is a St. Louis hair salon that specializes in science-based hair and skin treatments and services in the area. It is headed by master stylist Kelly Butler, a professional with over two decades of experience in styling and cosmetology education. Her knowledge and experience in top Los Angeles salons helped her formulate natural therapies for skin, nail, and hair problems. Medusa's Studio offers services such as cuts and style, hair coloring, and hair masks.

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Mitchell James Salon

35 The Boulevard Saint Louis, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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Mitchell James Salon is a full-service hair and beauty salon that services residential and commercial clients in St. Louis and its nearby areas. The salon provides professional beauty and hairstyling services such as men's, women's, and children's haircut and styling, keratin treatment, and hair color services. Owner Mitchell James has been a professional master stylist for over 28 years and is happy to be serving the community. His salon is an authorized dealer of well-known hair care brands that include Unite, ColorProof, and Paul Mitchell.

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Nova Salon

2708A Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood, MO 63143
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  • Women's Cuts

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Nova Salon is a professional hair and beauty salon that serves residential and commercial clients in St. Louis and nearby cities. The salon offers a wide range of professional beauty and hairstyling services, including haircuts and blow-dries, color correction, balayage, and Olaplex hair treatment. The owner, Sarah Ricca, has been a professional cosmetologist and beauty stylist for over 11 years. She and her team of professional stylists work with each client to determine their preferences and are up to date on the latest styling methods.

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One Six One

2758 Lafayette Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104
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One Six One is a St. Louis-based hair salon serving men and women in the area. It offers dimensional/balayage, haircutting, coloring, extensions, removal, and styling. Clients can request for their hair coloring formulas to be custom-made. The salon uses organic Aveda haircare products that are plant-and-flower-based. It was voted as "2019 Best Salon in St. Louis" by St. Louis Magazine. All of its stylists undergo regular training to stay updated on trends and styles inspired by fashion runway worldwide.

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Philip Johnson Salon/Spa

4581 Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108
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Philip Johnson Salon/Spa was opened in 1992 to focus on various spa and salon concerns in St. Louis. The shop aims to provide personalized treatment for men and women with haircuts, hair colors, and scalp treatments. It even deals with men's grey blending treatment, botanical repair treatment, botanical deep conditioning treatment, and agave smoothing treatment. Philip Shipman, who founded the business, received his professional training in Amsterdam, London, and various educational institutes in the United States.

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Salon Antebellum

12630 Lamplighter Square, St. Louis, MO 63128
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Salon Antebellum serves the hairstyling needs of men and women in St. Louis. It was established in 2021 by founder Kelly Bileddo, who has traveled the world to teach other aspiring artists the art of hair styling. The salon is home to more than 15 artists who are pursuing continued training and education in curly hair care, hair structuring, and color treatments. They also offer barber packages for men, which include grey hair reduction, facial waxing, and beard trimming.

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Salon Fleur de Lis

6762 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO 63109
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Salon Fleur de Lis is a salon and spa serving individuals in the St. Louis area. It was founded in 2011 by Alicia Strobl, who has completed training under the American cosmetics brand Aveda. The salon's team consists of massage therapists, estheticians, nail artists, and microblade artists. We are focused on customized color and go through ongoing education to perform the most up-to-date cuts as well as your classic styles. Salon Fleur de Lis also offers barber services for men.

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Salon St. Louis

3012 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63118
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Salon St. Louis has been providing solutions to the hair care needs of customers in St. Louis and nearby cities since 1989. The shop has been recognized internationally, nationally, and locally for its quality work. It has also been featured in Glamour, Mademoiselle, Ladies Home Journal, and Allure magazine for its services. Salon St. Louis offers haircuts, styling, hair color, highlights, and texture. The staff also provides keratin smoothing, express smoothing, full smoothing, and deep penetrating treatments.

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4.4 / 5 (75)

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Spectrum Hair Design

6405 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117
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Spectrum Hair Design serves the St. Louis area and surrounding areas with hair styling services. Owner and lead stylist Frank Fullerton established Spectrum Hair Design in 1989. Having trained in the UK, he specializes in precision haircutting, curly hair, and highlights. Fullerton and his team offer hair coloring options and regular haircut services for women and men. Spectrum Hair Design carries various hair care products, including Redken, KMS California, Enjoy, Matrix, Rusk, and DevaCurl.

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Strands

706a De Mun Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105
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Strands is a hair salon serving customers throughout St. Louis. It offers haircut and styling services for adults and children, creative and traditional color services, and smoothing treatments. It also provides in-salon and on-location bridal hairstyling and makeup. Owner and master stylist Ninfa Govero has more than 20 years of experience in helping clients achieve the look that reflects their individual characters and aesthetics. All employees at Strands undergo an extensive training program for customers' safety and satisfaction.

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Studio 703

Chesterfield, MO 63005
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Studio 703 is a professional hair salon in Chesterfield Missouri that provides a wide variety of beauty services for everyday or special occasions. Their services include haircutting, coloring, extensions, restoration, and makeup amongst others. The passionate and experienced stylists have decades of experience in providing classic and modern hair services that outlast trends. Clients have appreciated their excellent services and commitment to professionalism.

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The Boulevard Hair Co.

8193 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves, MO 63119
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The Boulevard Hair Co., based in Webster Groves, has served as a hair salon for St. Louis locals for more than 11 years. Owned and operated by stylists, the salon has a range of services, including color, highlights, balayage, extensions, keratin smoothing, and bridal updos. It also specializes in natural hair services, handling twists, dreadlocks, and thermal straightening. The Boulevard was voted Salon of the Year by Salon Today Magazine.

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The Hair Lab

1641 Tower Grove Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
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The Hair Lab in St. Louis is a team of female licensed hairstylists. It offers appointment booking through its website as well as walk-in appointments. Hair services include styling, cutting, coloring, and treatment while providing a comfort zone for the clients. Aside from this, the salon sells hair care products such as Oway and Olaplex through their website. The Hair Lab gift certificates can also be purchased online. Payments for their services can be transacted through Venmo or Credit Card.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are home hair dyes as good as salon dye?

While dye itself is often the same as home and salon dyes, the process that's involved in mixing the dye is far more intricate at the salon. Home dye kits contain standard amounts of dye and developer that need to be mixed prior to application. At the salon, stylists mix dyes and developers themselves and have more control over strength and color. This ensures the health of the hair can be protected, while the color of the hair is more suited to clients' preferences.

What products do salons use?

Hair salons normally use high-quality products, including colors and color correctors, shampoos, conditioners, and styling products. Some of the most common brands seen in salons across the U.S. include Redken, Matrix, Paul Mitchell, and Rusk. With hair tools, stylists may use scissors, shears, and razors to cut and shape hair and a variety of combs, brushes, and heat tools to style clients' fresh cuts.

How much does hair coloring cost at a salon?

The cost of hair coloring varies depending on several factors. Here are the national average costs for the most common hair coloring services:

How much do you tip a hairstylist and the salon staff?

Tipping your hairstylist and salon staff is a great way to show your appreciation for their service. In most cases, a 20% tip is standard, but if a client is extremely pleased with the service, a larger tip is usually appreciated.

Of course, in many salons, clients might encounter several staff members during a visit, including the stylist, salon owner, and shampooer. While the stylist’s tip is customary, it doesn’t hurt to supply a small tip for the shampooer, too. Most salon owners don't expect a tip if they don't provide the service.

How much do hair extensions cost at the salon? 

The cost of hair extensions typically varies depending on the type of extensions and the amount of hair needed to achieve the clients' desired look. Here are the average costs for different extensions:
  • Tape-in extensions: $200
  • Glue-in extensions: $300 to $500
  • Sew-in extensions: $275
  • Weave: $100 to $600
  • Fusion: $200 to $1,000

Can all stylists do correctional hair coloring?

Color-correction service is a long process that requires multiple salon visits. It's important that stylists undergo training specific to color correction, as corrective color solutions need to be customized to balance the color of hair and achieve desired results. Incorrectly performed color corrections can lead to severely damaged hair.

How much does it cost to fix a bad dye job?

The cost of color correction depends on the color applied to the hair and the amount of hair on the clients' head. Color correction is a long process that can take between five and seven hours and is usually spread out over several weeks. This is especially true where hair has been dyed a darker color and needs to be lifted and re-dyed to a blonde shade. On average, clients can expect to pay about $100 for each hour spent with the stylist.

What is the best accounting/scheduling software for hair salons?

The best accounting and scheduling software for salons includes extra features, such as inventory management, point of sale, and employee management. These programs should help salons track client profiles and view detailed reports of their sales and schedules. Some of the top software programs used by salons in the U.S. include Mindbody and Insight.

What are the top hair salon chains in the world?

According to Franchise Chatter magazine, the top chain hair salons include Great Clips, Supercuts, Sport Clips, and Merle Norman Cosmetics. Each of these chains offers affordable hair services, including coloring, cuts, and styles.

What is aluminum foil used for at salons?

At salons, aluminum foil is used when processing colors and other chemical treatments. It helps stylists hold the hair in place and keep it separate from other parts of the head, ensuring that dye and other chemicals don't spread to hair that don't need treatment.

What is the average commission that stylists receive for their services? 

The amount of commission a stylist receives varies depending on the salon and its commission structure. In some salons, stylists may receive a commission based on the services they provide, while others may only offer commission based on product sales. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), hairstylists earn an average salary of $13.74 per hour.

Is there a difference between a hairstylist and a hairdresser?

Often, these terms are used interchangeably, and according to Merriam-Webster, these are synonyms of each other. That being said, some industry professionals prefer the term hairstylist for those who perform professional services, such as coloring and cutting, while the term hairdresser is reserved for those who offer services such as shampooing and styling.

As a hairstylist, what is the biggest mistake you see people with curly hair make?

Most hairstylists who work with curly hair agree that there are several big mistakes commonly made by people who have curly hair, including shampooing too often, drying with terry cloth towels, and using brushes that aren't designed for curly hair. Additionally, not conditioning enough is a common mistake that leads to frizzy, damaged hair.

How can you accurately explain the haircut or color that you\'d like to the hairstylist?

When visiting the hair salon, the best way to convey the style or cut you'd like is to bring photos of the style you desire. Without photos, you may run the risk of having your stylist misunderstand the look you want, and in most cases, it can be difficult — or even impossible — to correct hair that's already been cut.

What training is required to become a licensed hairstylist?

Hairstylists need to successfully complete a hair styling or cosmetology program that's approved by their state's cosmetology board. Additionally, they're required to apply for licensing from this board and depending on the state's regulations, they may need to pass a licensing exam before their license is issued.

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