Stylist and life-long Twin Cities resident Stephanie Perez honed her skills at the Scot Lewis Paul Mitchell Partner School before setting up shop at The Chair on Fire. Now with eight years of experience, she expertly transforms tresses with cuts, color, or Keratin Complex treatments. Stephanie also directs her attention below the hairline with waxing services, and keeps nails gleaming with bright coats of OPI and CND polish.
SuperNatural Hair revamps tresses with flattering layers and Redken color highlights, but that's just a single strand in the salon's ample coiffure. After an invigorating deep-conditioning treatment, skilled aestheticians can outfit fingertips with glitter polish or remove unflattering fuzz from brows during a private waxing session. The salon also offers a vibrant array of hair extensions available in natural hues or accent colors such as neon pink, turquoise, and camouflage.
Leigh Adams may have 20 years of experience in the world of nail artistry, but her reputation isn't built upon longevity alone. She also has the credentials to back it up, including certifications from CND dubbing her a master sculptor of Brisa gel and a master painter of shellac, color, and effects. From simple, lightly buffed manicures to extra-pampering pedicures with seasonally inspired lotions and scrubs, Leigh's repertoire is as flexible as her shellac manicures are strong, and her services can even be tailored to suit men, teens, and the giant foam fingers of sports enthusiasts.
Mes Amis's experienced cosmetinauts and hairsplorers will work with you to craft a look that not only says "you" but says "hey, you beautiful thing, how you doing?" After your cut, salve the jealousy your feet must be feeling with a soothing pedicure. Soaked in silky emollients, your feet will drink deeply and then lie limply during their subsequent cuticle conditioning, exfoliation, and callus removal. Like any good Bollywood movie, there's a happy ending: a calf massage, nail polish, and a last-minute wedding.
Nail artist Xiu Pham has spent the last 20 years honing her craft, specializing in application of stylish acrylics and nail designs. Her treatment menu helps groom and glamorize both the hands and feet with mani-pedi treatments and tiers of pampering add-ons such as aromatherapy, masks, and paraffin treatments, which drape feet in warm wax to evoke the tranquility of a footbath in a freshly blown-out birthday cake. To complement nail services, the salon flaunts massages, herbal facials and wraps, and waxing treatments, each of which allows patrons to refine the rest of their appearances as they drift off to the sounds of meditation music. Complimentary vitamin shakes and scalp massages round out the luxurious extras to ensure clients feel as hydrated and energized as a sponge in a Red Bull factory.
Sasse Nails’ appointment-only policy fits in with the salon’s overarching philosophy. Owner Kristine Koenker’s team of nail technicians take all the time they need with each customer, soaking, scrubbing, and polishing toes for a full hour without feeling rushed. The relaxed, serene atmosphere doesn’t stop there: Kristine makes sure each station has a comfortable amount of space, and a leaf-shaped mirror reflects warm, earth-toned hues meant to inspire tranquility.
As techs apply long-lasting Gelish polish or dip toes into warm paraffin wax, clients can peek through the windows and glass door that separate the nail salon from Kristine's adjacent full-service hair salon. The glass dividers open up the space visually, but keep noise to a minimum, and the quiet is only interrupted when clients express their gratitude for well-treated feet with tap-danced Morse code.