The stylists at La Rive Salon consult with customers to learn their envisioned hairstyles before lifting a pair of shears. The staff then rely on high-quality products from Moroccanoil, Kenra, and TRI to soothe, tame, and style locks. Their specialties also include hair coloring, make-up, waxing, organic facials, and massage.
Norwest Stylists has deep roots in downtown St. Paul. It was founded as a barber shop more than two decades ago, and expanded over the years to incorporate cosmetologists and nail technicians. Several of the current stylists have worked there from the start.
New Stylists and seasoned master stylists come together at Salon 755, a licensed cosmetology salon that adds a dash of relaxation to classic beauty services. The licensed staff consults with clients to develop a personal style, then cuts hair, sculpts nails, and waxes bodies that are too uptight to molt. Specialty services include deep-conditioning treatments and special-occasion updos, and the cosmetologists can also recommend makeup and styling products to take home. Salon 755's stone-tile floors and creamy walls surround each calming service.
It's like walking into a comic book. Deep-red and purple walls burst with graffiti murals of jagged skylines, puffy clouds, and the word "bleach" in big black bubble letters. Amid these jazzy accents, master designer and color specialist Teresa Riley draws on more than 20 years of experience to transform tresses with products by All-Nutrient, Wella, and Davines. Clients also may request voluminous lash extensions or revamp the complexion with a private makeup consultation.
At his elegant downtown studio, stylist Scott Miller will customize the client's wants by performing precision haircuts, coloring services, eyebrow sculpting, facials, and professional makeup applications. In addition to working on scheduled clients, he puts his talents to use hosting beauty soirees and bridal parties.
Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers at five participating Chicago-area locations. Wild wigs are brought to bear by highly trained hair tamers who also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering clients' questions about hair trends and maintenance. A socially responsible company, Great Clips also hosts haircut-a-thons, bake sales, and baked haircut sale-a-thons to benefit charities, including the Children's Miracle Network of hospitals and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.