My big fat AVBS Wedding.

There is nothing we love more than a staff wedding…except maybe a staff baby shower. We sure do love celebrating the big moments together. This weekend we got to see our sweet Mackenzie tie the knot with her fiancé Chris!

Here’s the first dance 🤗

They had the most perfect weather for an outdoor wedding and how beautiful is this venue? Here are a few of my favorite details..

The ceremony was beautiful, personal and touching, it gave me all the feels to see two people so genuinely in love starting a new chapter together. Congrats friends!!

Also Kenzie and Chris are honeymooning in Greece for two weeks! (I know.. drool) but she will be back in the salon soon, ready to catch up with everyone. And she better have lots of pictures of that sparkling blue water!

Ok one last thing.. here is a blogger trick. If you want a few silly pictures of your coworkers.. all you have to do is leave your phone on a table and walk away. If you tried to coax them into it they’d say no.. just give them an opportunity they’ll take it.

Miss you gals 😘

As for this.. I don’t know what happening here..

Anyway.. Kenzie and Chris, thanks for sharing your special day with us! Wishing you all the happiness! (Also Kenzie wins the award for most beautiful bride of all time) 😘


#babywatch2018 Update! Well we’ve all been waiting to find out if Blair is having a boy or a girl and our wait is finally over! She Is here! Poppy Odessa was born happy and healthy! And everyone is doing well! Congrats Blair and Jeremy! We are so so happy for your little family!

#mybigfatAVBSwedding Update! Kenzie is getting married next weekend!!! We are so excited for her (and Christopher’s!) new chapter more details in next weeks blog!

#NEWTALENT Update! You know we are always expanding our team! We have some really fantastic and fun new folks (not to mention TALENTED!!) Stop in and say hi! Umm. Also, you know Starbucks has the “secret menu”…did you know AVBS has a NEW TALENT MENU??

Uuuhh yeah. I KNOW. Like where has this menu been all my life?

#Beautyonabudget! Summer edition!!

Ok you may remember Beauty on a Budget from the past and you might be wondering what the fine print was. Here’s the deal. We are looking to fill the last minute cancellations on our books, so it’s kind of like a flash sale. The thing is, you can’t request your stylist and the slots available are limited. BUT you can get up to 25% off. Check out website/Facebook/ or call our front desk if you have questions.

But seriously.. AWESOME DEAL RIGHT?? -I know. It’s cause we love ya. SPEAKING OF HOW MUCH WE LOVE YA.. did you know we have BOGO DEAL going on too?? Guys. This is BIG.

#TWOFORONESERVICES! Here are the deets: the deal is for E1 stylists, you book services for yourself and a friend (the highest ticket price will be charged) you can split the costs or treat a friend, more details on our website/facebook/or by calling our front desk.

Ok, if you are STILL HERE and not have called to set up your SUPER DISCOUNTED SERVICE.. 🙄I’m disappointed. (417.881.2666 -just sayin)



stiiiiill here? What more can I possibly offer you????? Ok ONE MORE HASHTAG

#KEYLIMEPIECONCRETES are now available at Andy’s.


☀️Summer Update ☀️

Well things slow down a little around here in the summer so I thought I’d just share a little about what everyone is up to!

Valeria and Shai are in Vegas for the annual Paul Mitchell gathering! Getting some education and staying up on trends for the coming season. Gathering offers hands on training with the leaders of the industry on the latest techniques. The rest of us are drooling over the pics they are posting and hungry for the knowledge they will come home with!

(If you’re wondering who the guy is that’s Shai’s hubby Justin we call him Opie aren’t they cute? Opie has built a lot of the furniture you see around the salon, he also installed the blowdryers from the ceiling, handy guy)

Also #babywatch2018 Continues for Blair…

We are still waiting. Stay tuned!

Also we said farewell to this Babe! 😭

After years of making us smile and solving our problems and showing up early and staying late and straight up hustling. This babe is moving on to chase a new dream! We will miss you so much love! Best of luck on your new adventures! VISIT OFTEN! Thanks for everything we love you always❤️

If you’re looking for something new to do downtown check out Crave!

It’s a whole restaurant devoted to COOKIE DOUGH. Cookie dough guys. They also have ice cream sammies, cookies and shakes. It’s on Walnut just east the Mud Lounge and Bookmarx. Yummmmm

Last but not least if your hair needs some summer lovin after all the sun and salt water and chlorine check in the PM Sun line 👇🏻

It’ll protect your hair from the elements and help keep your color from fading! (Think sunscreen for your color) protect your investment!

Happy Independence Day!

Just a quick post this week on everything you need for a fab 4th!

If you’re not going to be in the water or standing over your BBQ grill and are wanting to see some fireworks on the 4th, here are a few places you can check out:

In Battlefield, you can check out Fireworks in the Park starting @ 2:00 pm: inflatables, food and games and fireworks around 9.

Here in Springfield, fireworks @ Hammons Field: event starts @ 6:30 (pro tip if you didn’t get tickets you can join the parking lot party across Chestnut Expressway @ OTC )

In Ridgedale (Big Cedar lodge) there is a picnic live music and fireworks at dark.

If you’re going to be home with your family, let me suggest some red white and blue Sangria!

(Found @ where she also has a recipe for a red white and blueberry margarita 👌🏻)

You’ll need:

1 bottle of dry white wine

2 cups of fresh blue berries

1 cup of raspberries

1 cup of apple or white grape juice

1 lb of strawberries sliced

1 bottle of champagne or sparkling white wine

3-4 Granny Smith apples (bonus pts if you use a cookie cutter to cut them into cute little stars)

I stir the wine and the berries together and let sit refrigerated for 4 hours to let the flavors meld, when ready to serve add the apples and champagne. 🍾

4th of July is also a good time to consider giving your hair a little TLC. Chances are it’s been on the back burner for a while, while you’ve been soaking up the sun! All that sun, salt water and chlorine really take a toll on our hair. Mid-summer is a great time to squeeze in a little TLC during your next appointment. Ask your stylist to use a clarifying shampoo and to recommend the RIGHT deep conditioner for you. (they are NOT all created equal…she’ll know what’s best for your hair)

From all of us here @ the salon, we wish you all a safe and happy 4th!!!

“And the Bossy goes to…”

Ah as some of you may know our staff has a special fondness for The Office. There was an episode dedicated to a yearly event they had called “The Dundies” which was a sort of sarcastic award show. As a staff we’ve often joked about what cheeky award we’d give each other on our best and worst days, but this week, our sweet little Jordan made it a reality.

The AVBS way..

With lots of food. (Have you noticed there is always food at an AVBS event?)

And a photo backdrop, (another event staple) how cute are they? 🤗

Although we haven’t all mastered the use of props..

The awards were golden color brushes.. (of course) here is an idea of what we were winning.. (if you can call it winning?)

I have to say Blair’s made me laugh the hardest.

There were games and shenanigans. Valeria sent us all home with goodie bags Bc she’s the sweetest!

Special thanks to our MC Jordan and Valeria for another sweet memory for AVBS history!