Being located on The Boulevard gives us the opportunity to be surrounded by an ever-changing canvas of people. Our newly decorated, second story salon creates the ultimate experience for luxury styling and sophistication amid lovely natural light. Featuring an array of beautification services from our many stylists, manicurists, aestheticians, and massage therapists, it’s a hotspot for trend, health, and beauty. Our unique space provides the perfect ambience for our talented team to share and showcase our highly specialized services & techniques, various top of the line products, and a profound happiness that comes from doing what we love.
An accomplished master stylist since 1993 and the founder of the Mitchell James Salon just under 20 years ago, James Mitchell has established an impeccable salon and spa environment that is professional yet comfortable and refreshing. Being a firm believer in education, James encourages his team to update their hair techniques through continuing education, often rewarding them with tickets to Bumble and Bumble Academy and the Unite school in San Diego.
In keeping with our salon’s ethos for instilling and promoting personal growth and continued learning is our in-salon Trails Program. Hair stylists at Mitchell James Salon must demonstrate a mastery of skills and must have at least 3 years of experience in hair design prior to independently going on the floor with clients. Our Trails Program offers the opportunity to our new talent stylists to learn and grow in their craft by shadowing more seasoned and skilled hair stylists to observe and glean varying, expert techniques in cut, color and styling. At Mitchell James Salon, we are super excited about the direction our Trails Program is taking and our success rate within our program. We are always open to new talent that is a good fit for us, promoting them, and helping them to learn and grow in the hair design profession.
James works diligently to foster a culture of social conscientiousness within the salon for both environmental-friendliness and philanthropy. An early advocate for having a small carbon footprint, James actively seeks to have his team reduce and recycle as much waste as possible. As a St. Louis native, James believes in strengthening community through continuous support of the nonprofit sector. Currently, he and his team and his online resale retail store fund-raise for nearly 200 charities and/or generously donate salon services, often a “day of beauty” and baskets of beauty products. Animal rescue is of special interest to James and his partner, Mike, they have graciously rescued just under 300 dogs in 11 years.
Premium products, talented professionals, and exceptional client education are hallmarks of the Mitchell James Salon – an uplifting experience we promise you’ll look forward to again and again. We offer morning, evening, and weekend hours to better cater to our clients’ schedules. With our 20 station capacity, we accommodate large wedding parties for a relaxing, in-salon day of beauty with our experienced and published updo specialists. We also offer on-site special occasion hair. From our concierge who greets you to the specialist to whom you entrust your hair and beauty, we are a team committed to excellence and always look forward to seeing you! Come see why we are one of St. Louis’ top salons!