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 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.
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.
The tan techs at Premiere Tan add golden accents to skin using an echelon of German-made Ergoline beds and UV-free Mystic Tan systems. Beds ranging from Levels 1–5 allow patrons to customize their glows, and on-board ventilation systems allow guests to bask in cool, moving air. Ergonomic contouring and MP3 players in some beds conjure up comfort beneath 32 full-body lamps or high-pressure systems in higher-level units, which may yield longer tans. Patrons prep for visits to friends stuck in sand castles with single sessions (prices vary) or monthly memberships ($23.88+/month).
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.
For more than 20 years, master stylist and color expert Gina Marie ran her own salon, where she used her extensive training through Aveda to pioneer hundreds of innovate styles and color creations. Gina’s loyal clientele now bows overgrown heads to her sheers at Salon Premiere, where she redresses tresses as an independent stylist amid exposed brick and boldly painted walls. An active member of the National Cosmetology Association for more than 15 years, Gina excels at all aspects of hair styling, from updos and highlights to perms and butterfly-clip extermination.