A Beauty Bar That’s a One-Stop Shop for Services, Shopping and Community
For the past six years, Cocktailz: A Beauty Bar has stood as a unique salon in The Delmar Loop, offering a full range of services. Considered a one-stop shop, Cocktailz’s Beauty Bartenders specialize in hairstyling, waxing and lash services, ensuring that their clients are additionally educated on caring for themselves. “We offer products that help our clients perfect their appearance and build their self-esteem,” Ley Woods said.
Woods, the founder and owner of Cocktailz, and grew up in her parents’ salon/barbershop on the west side of St. Louis. After finishing cosmetology school and relocating to Los Angeles, where she worked as a stylist, Woods noticed a demand for complete styling services in her hometown. Wanting to explore entrepreneurship in St. Louis, she returned and opened Cocktailz: A Beauty Bar in 2013.
Since then, she has grown the salon, offering not only services in grooming and beauty, but also expanding Cocktailz as a retail store featuring clothing, accessories, shoes and lingerie. Most recently, Woods ramped up sales of beauty supplies.
With a commitment to busy women in the area, Woods opens the salon for events such as Wine Down Wednesday, where clients can try signature salon services at a deeply discounted rate, shop with local business owners and enjoy refreshments—all while connecting with other local women. “Cocktailz serves as a solution for busy moms and professionals who are seeking convenience, along with a relaxing and friendly environment,” Woods said. Additionally, from January to September, Cocktailz hosts Super Saturdays, offering financial literacy classes for locals interested in starting their own businesses.
With such a robust roster of services and community-oriented events, Woods seems to have an unlimited penchant for expansion. In 2020, she plans to begin franchising Cocktailz, “creating more jobs that propel meaningful careers for women in our region and beyond.”
6150 Delmar Blvd.
Images courtesy of Ley Woods.