New Year Beauty

 In Feature, Style

Get acquainted with a few of St. Louis new and improved beauty destinations.


The New Year tends to bring new goals in the areas of health and fitness routines, sending men and women on the search for the perfect spot to aid in a little self-improvement. This year, a slew of new and updated beauty-based businesses in the area have made it easier than ever to fight against the winter blues. Whether you’re in the market for a new look or just a bit of relaxation, these local beauty spots aim to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

The New
National beauty retailer ULTA Beauty recently opened its newest location in Brentwood Promenade on Nov. 1, providing affordable and accessible salon services and indulgences to customers in a friendly, one-stop-shop atmosphere. It’s the beauty maven’s go-to for everything from makeup, nails and hair to fragrance, men’s needs, and bath and body. ULTA Beauty offers a full-service salon and regular specials on products and services. Plus, the location features hundreds of must-have brands, including Bare Minerals, Urban Decay, Chi, Dior, OPI, Lancome and Nexxus. 10 Brentwood Promenade Court, 314.918.1859.

Chesterfield is the home of a new locally owned beauty destination, Green Door Med Spa, which opened its doors at the end of November. Co-owner Vel Green aims to provide her clientele with a combined space featuring both medical and feel-good spa services in one location. The spa offers Botox, fillers and hormone replacements, as well as relaxation-based services like facials, manicures, hair care and massages. With licensed estheticians, beauty experts and a sanctuary complete with a fireplace where guests can relax before and after services, Green Door Med Spa has something for every New Year's regimen. 16216 Baxter Road,

The BodyBrite franchise is expanding in the St. Louis market with the addition of three new stores in Rock Hill, South County and Weldon Spring. Known as national leaders in the area of permanent hair removal, BodyBrite features the IPL (intense pulsed light) technique to gently remove unwanted hair and rejuvenate your skin. The franchise recently expanded to the states from its original home base in Europe, offering clients cost-effective services by highly trained experts. Multiple locations,

The Improved
University City’s V.Vegaz Salon has done more than tear down a few walls during its renovation. After eight years in business, the East Loop hair salon has decided to revamp its interior, as well as add new services for guests to enjoy, like men’s barbering stations (complete with straight razor shaves), manicures, pedicures and facials. 6174 Delmar Blvd., 314.725.7900.

Stonewater Salon & Spa has also received a makeover, offering guests a new and improved relaxation destination for the mind and body. The Frontenac locale now offers eight treatment rooms for services such as massage, microdermabrasion and body treatments, as well as a new tanning room. Guests can take in the fresh décor while being pampered at one of the 18 stylist stations, seven new manicure tables and four pedicure thrones. A private event space is now also available for a girlfriends’ day out or shower. 3 Plaza Frontenac, 314.569.2111.






Photo credit: Matt Kile

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