Much like the nearby Guthrie Theater, Level Salon exemplifies the Mill District’s reemergence as one of the Twin Cities’ preeminent places to see and be seen. Clients come from all over to entrust their hair to the salon’s stylists, who are renowned for creating bold new looks with cuts, coloring treatments, perms, and extensions. It’s also not a bad idea, as many loyal regulars have found, to stop by the salon for a manicure or brow wax before a night out at the nearby theater. As if to assert the arrival of elegance in an area once famed for its flour mills, the salon houses a swirling crystal chandelier and floor-to-ceiling curtains made of billowy dough.
At KDD Aesthetics, professional aesthetician Kathy Dutton Davis employs more than 10 years of experience and the latest skincare technologies to help bring natural beauty to the surface. Davis specializes in crystal-free microdermabrasion and has worked to educate other aestheticians, doctors, and vain magicians in the procedure’s ability to make pore-clogging impurities disappear. Facials and chemical peels are among some of the other treatments Davis employs to revitalize complexions, while laser treatments set their sights on acne, spots, sagging skin, and unwanted hair on the face or other parts of the body.
True to its name, Haven Salon welcomes guests to retreat from the bustling activity of Uptown for pampering services. Along with chic haircuts and color treatments, stylists transform locks into sleek styles with Brazilian blowouts and add length and body with extensions. Dr. Hauschka Signature Facials bring an extra touch of luxury to appointments, and waxing and makeup applications provide the finishing touch. And the team's commitment to rejuvenating clients is more than skin deep?they use only natural, organic products to beautify hair and skin, in keeping with the salon's eco-friendly philosophy.
When Robert Burley founded Burley's Hair Salon in 1994, he knew that he was founding something bigger than a hair salon. He wanted to do something positive for his community and for the world at large, so he teamed up with Aveda to enhance his salon's services with that company's plant-derived products. Burley's Hair Salon continues to participate in a number of eco-friendly programs, but the stylists never lose sight of who's sitting in the salon chair. Some of the complimentary rituals they offer with treatments include stress-relieving scalp massages and makeup touchups.
Within Twist Hair Studio's chocolate-y walls, stylists create new looks for their clients through haircuts and colors, facial waxing, eyelash extensions, and airbrush-makeup applications. But what really sets the modern salon apart is its specialization in hair extensions. Resident hair extenders add length and volume by applying human hair extensions that blend in with clients' natural hair. Stylists dispense several lock-enhancing options, including micro hair extensions, which help mask the appearance of hair loss, and UltraStrands hair extensions to add highlights and lowlights without using chemicals. Each visit includes a complimentary consultation to discuss desires and to arrive on the best extension.
Denny Kemp began his styling career as one of the first students under Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda. This student has since become the master to his own proteg?s, passing on what he has learned within his own salon's walls, decorated with carefully selected artwork, some of it being the product of Denny?s own genius. Denny's brigade of innovative and artistic stylists spritzes clients with professional-grade products from Shu Uemura, K?rastase, Bumble and bumble, and Eminence, as well as the Dermalogica skincare line. They're also versed in smoothing frizz with keratin formulas and performing balayage and micro-foiling.