I highly recommend Studio Branca to any female or male looking for a great haircut, style, or color service. I've been going to Lisa Mergenthaler for nearly 5 years now, she also goes by Alis (there are multiple Lisa's at the salon). Lisa is an expert in the industry and has been at Branca for over 10 years. She's knowledgeable on products, she's experienced, knows all the classic and modern cuts and color styles, and knows how to make you feel comfortable and confident. I always leave feeling refreshed and ready to show off my new style. My favorite part if the scalp massage in their shampoo room, it's so relaxing! Even though Lisa has a busy schedule at the salon, she always manages to fit me in and work around my hectic work schedule when I'm in need of a service. I've also had other services done, such as a pedicure and waxing at the Spa. Branca is conveniently located, large open space, and cozy. You won't regret going to Lisa at Branca!!!
I looked up Booster's Cafe after reading about it in St Louis Magazine. As I entered the door I felt like I was back in 1985 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Why? The owner/managers first opened an American style restaurant there where one could get a real hamburger and fries, pancakes and other food that reminded an American of home. I was elated to find them in St Louis after so many years and the food lived up to my expectations. Gone are the hamburgers and in their place is a breakfast that is out of this world as well as sandwiches, soups and other delights. The carrot-ginger soup was smooth and tangy, although I would have liked a stronger ginger taste, it was devine. I am going back today and taking some of my family because this is a place that deserves lots of business for what it meant to so many Americans abroad and the delightful food they have brought St. Louis! Check it out!
07/14/2015New Season's Salon and Spa
You don't expect to find a place like this in Ronnie's Plaza next to the House of Rock of all things, but I swear, it's actually a really great spa. I have been getting my eyebrows done by Kristina for years and she does a fabulous job. I have actually had people compliment my eyebrows, tell me I look like I've lost weight, and just say, wow, you are looking fantastic, what's different?? just because I had my eyebrows done by Kristina. I can't build her up enough. She also does facials and is wonderful for those as well. They specialize in all kinds of massages as well, including pregnancy massages which, I have heard, are a wonderful experience for any pregnant lady. Also, they have incredibly clean facilities. I don't even mind getting pedicures here, and trust me, I am easily skeeved by anything involving feet.
I received a coupon for an amazing deal I really thought it was too good to be true, but it wasn't. Yes it took a day to get a call back.. but they called. The decor could be revamped. But Catreena and her staff of family were very pleasant and professional. Her teenage daughter did wash, blow dry and straighten my hair, but she did not do any cutting or coloring. I LOVE my color and my cut. The reason I am giving 3 stars is because the call back was not quicker, there was one LITTLE spot of brown still left in my hair and she didnt ask what color highlights I wanted.. she just went blond, although I do like them.. I would have gone a different route.For $35 I got a cut, color, partial highlight and brow wax.