Valerie's talent is beyond amazing! I will never go to anyone else. My hair is so healthy, and I love when people ask who does my hair and I can say "Valerie, at Riverview Salon!" she has a lot to offer in her salon. I recommend her for any occasion. You will not be disappointed.


I'm from Kansas City and I eloped on 10-20-12 in Alton, IL. I had never been to Alton before the wedding day and so I needed an artist that was confident in their ability to do bridal hair and makeup on someone who they had never met. I was desperate to find the perfect person. I found Valerie by looking at reviews online. I knew I had to have an appointment with her when I found out she uses Jane Iredale makeup. She went out of her way to squeeze me in that morning. I texted her pictures of myself, my dress, and hair and makeup ideas. She completely reassured me that she knew the look I was going for and my makeup and hair would be perfect for my wedding. The morning of the wedding I was pretty nervous, but Valerie made sure I was comfortable. She has such a beautiful radiant personality. My hair and makeup turned out amazing. I truly felt like a stunning, beautiful bride that day, the way every bride should feel. I wish I lived closer to Valerie so that she could do my hair all the time.

Lindsay Kansas City

Valerie took my hair to the next level. Whether it's the excellent styling product I now use (which she recommended to me) or some type of secret magic way she cuts it, I now get compliments all the time. On top of that, I spend less time getting ready in the morning since my hair seems to just 'know' what I want it to do.

Adam H. St. Louis, MO