For more than 20 years, the experienced naturopathic doctors, registered nurses, aestheticians, and colon hydrotherapists at Calhoun Natural Medicine & Aesthetics have rebalanced minds and bodies with holistic treatments and alternative med-spa services. The staff invites clients to the sleek minimalistic office, tucked away in the Lake Calhoun Executive Center on the shore of Lake Calhoun, a white oasis where professionals foster optimal body well being through life coaching, food-allergy testing, and detoxification treatments. A trained tech couples the power of a BBL BroadBand light system with the ancient art of death-metal screaming to permanently remove unwanted body hair.
Sunlight streams through tall windows onto Tranquility Spa Salon's commodious facility, where beauty specialists flex their expertise to spiff up clients' appearances. Inside, cushy thrones and domesticated clouds cosset patrons as stylists craft new hairdos, manicurists adorn nails, and massage therapists soothe muscles. Multitalented aestheticians offer a variety of traditional and trendy services, from waxing and facials to lash extensions and chemical peels. Throughout the space, distressed woodwork and rustic wall art exude a shabby-chic aesthetic.
The aesthetic professionals at The Salon at Get Lazed shower guests with an array of services, including laser treatments, airbrush tanning, waxing, microdermabrasion, skin care, and a full slate of hair salon services. Inside, stylists consult with clients prior to crafting 'dos into desired looks. Additionally, technicians wield a laser to oust unwanted hair, break down dark veins, or etch “wash me” notes onto smudged jewelry.
When a stylish hairdo walks out of Blowdry! Blowdry Bar, witnesses might be surprised to know that it was fashioned without scissors or dyes. Instead, the salon’s stylists use round brushes, curlers, irons, and gentle bursts from blow dryers to beautify manes. Their styling techniques have earned the salon many honors, including a mention in Minnesota Monthly's Best of the Cities 2012. After lathering of shampoo and soothing scalp massages, coiffures undergo a choice of six blow-out services, such as the Boho, which imbues hair with loose curls, or the Boudoir, which emulates the styles of old Hollywood with soft waves and a sidewalk star for each glamorous strand. The salon’s multitalented team also removes unneeded bodily fleece with face and body waxing, applies alluring makeup, and tints brows and lashes.
One of Jennifer Adler’s personal heroes is Horst Rechelbacher, the maker of certified-organic beauty products who founded Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients. Inspired by his contributions to the eco-friendly salon industry, Jennifer developed her own holistic services. She aims to play up her client’s best features using environmentally conscious products, including human hair extensions and ammonia-free color. Working out of Horst & Friends Salon, Jennifer specializes in eyelash extensions—applied one strand at a time—that can last indefinitely if you get monthly refills or bat your lashes at the neighborhood genie.
The licensed stylists at Jon Charles Salon are passionate about hair, offering services such as trimming, glossing, streaking, coloring, and blowing out strands so they look their very best. Famous for blow-out styles, Jon Charles Salon also offers chic haircuts, vibrant Kerastase and Oribe color, and Keratin smoothing services, along with beauty treatments such as brow tinting. Salon clients can also receive a partial foil session to add depth and vibrant color to hair, have a EuroShine blow-dry impart volume and perfect straightness, or get a facial or mani-pedi session to look all-over polished and professional.