Aesthetician Kelly Carlson approaches skincare and brow shaping with the meticulous detail of a Swiss watchmaker––a fact suggested by her company's gear-inspired logo. Before every facial, a complete face mapping enables Kelly to identify what makes each client’s complexion tick, and during 20-minute MicroZone treatments she tinkers over specific issues such as blackheads or tired eyes, and repairs broken-out faces in no time at all. Her custom brow shapings utilize a three-point, five-line method that sculpts fringe in line with the natural contours of the face and favors fullness over the skinny, over-waxed brows worn by most modern day silent film stars.
Since graduating with honors from The Aveda Institute, Kelly has gone on to acquire an Expert certification from The International Dermal Institute. She invests her skills in products with potent ingredients and noninvasive technology, including Clarisonic brushes that break up deeply imbedded grime with gentle ultrasonic frequencies.
Ten years. That's the bare minimum of skincare experience upon which Urban Retreat's skin therapists draw. With a deep knowledge of various skin types, the skin therapists perform custom facials and chemical peels using natural organic products by brands such as ?minence and Obagi. For other treatments, they utilize advanced technologies?during the biorejuvenation facelift, for example, they improve skin tone and texture using specialized wands that conduct microcurrents. Patrons may also opt for skin-smoothing waxing sessions or eyelash extensions, which elongate individual eyelashes with fluttery mink filaments, matching the natural curl of a perfect eyelash or an imperfect yardstick to maintain an authentic look. While waiting for these pampering services, clients can relax on plush ivory furniture, which lends an air of natural elegance to the spa's interior. Urban Retreat is located in Saint Louis Park at Excelsior and Grand. They also offer Botox filler and laser treatments.
A professional salon boasting an attached jewelry and art boutique, Tangles & Co offers quality hair-taming services for women, men, and children. Swing by to scope out the sleek and serene atmosphere before having a skilled staff of stylists elegantly refresh tussled topcoats and beautify frazzled follicles. Opt for services such as the women’s haircut ($30–$45), men’s haircut ($22–$40), children’s cut ($20–$26), or bang trim ($10). All-over color ($40–$60) or full highlights ($70–$95) will add additional pizzazz to coiffures and have customers looking as glossy and well manicured as a prize stable full of runway models.
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.
Named one of the top 100 salons in the nation by Elle magazine, The Beauty Room stands as a shrine to owner Mi Shaun Schmidt-Schwab's passion of more than 15 years: creating life-changing hairstyles. She and her supporting staff of more than 20 beauty specialists nourish skin, refine nails, and forge ravishing new dos amid the salon's opulent damask wallpaper and ritzy chandeliers. Chocolate-brown seats cradle haircutting clients as the staff revamps their tress formations with products from Davines and Bumble and bumble. Across the room, tufted armchairs in the same shade cradle those perched beneath hair dryers setting color, perms, or cookie-dough wigs. Tucked away from the bustling salon floor are a handful of private treatment rooms that welcome waxing, facial, and massage clients into their tranquil environs.
Every staff member at ProSkin Esthetics and Laser Center boasts one of two titles: Aveda-trained aesthetician or nationally certified laser specialist. Some even tout both. Their dual skills allow the spa to offer clients both naturally derived and technologically advanced beauty services. Guests can opt to schedule a free consultation before any of these treatments, though the specialists require it before they will expose age spots, unwanted hair, or tattoos to the spa's FDA-approved lasers. Aestheticians also set a mandate with their facials?all clients will receive an upper-body, hand, and arm massage as skincare products nourish needy pores and directionally challenged skincare products nourish nearby pillowcases.