Located inside the Sabathani Community Center, The Talk of The Town salon believes everyone should feel welcome and comfortable while having hair tended to. This laid-back salon features the styling talents of Michael Cole Smith and Jamil Smith Cole, who give personal attention while trimming, relaxing, and coloring hair. Not attached to any particular product line, The Talk of The Town selects favorite products from popular lines such as Redken, Sebastian, and Aveda. Feel free to relax on the cushy leather couches in the lobby before your session.
Kasia Organic Salon provides beautifying services with a side of environmental awareness. Put your eco-conscience and its cranial encasement at ease during your choice of relaxing aromatic scalp treatment or vitamin-infused Purify and De-Mineralize Me treatment. The former nurtures noggins with customized blends of essential oils, repairing damaged follicles while helping to prevent dandruff, some hair loss, and scalp irritation. Alternately, the Purify and De-Mineralize Me scalp treatment removes harsh mineral buildup, imparting a healthy glow, and also includes a double shampoo and scalp massage. With the health of your head restored, a skilled scissor shaman will get to work on the style. Stylists at Kasia are devoted to designing looks that let each client's personality shine through, so whether you are fun and flirty, serious and sophisticated, or enraged and enamored, you'll leave the salon with a 'do to match your personality. Each cut comes with a custom essential oil pampering treatment, shampoo, conditioning, blow dry, and style.
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.
Tucked inside Sola Salon Studios, Zach Raph Hair's decor is practical and stylish, much like the stylist's work. Walls peek out from glass shelves filled with products by Redken and Neuma and a window view overlooking Lake and Lyndale. Amidst these mod details, Zach sets to work snipping split ends into sleek layers, adding bright ombre highlights, lengthening locks with extensions, and styling hair into Bio Ionic blowouts.
Even though many of its stylists have graduated from top beauty schools across the country, Wave Salon puts them through an apprenticeship program so they can get real-world experience and learn from its own talented crew. The newly graduated stylists might get tips from veterans whose styles have appeared in magazines such as Redbook and Cosmopolitan. Or, the budding stylists might learn tricks from a human-hair-extension specialist whose work has also been featured in magazines, or Davines Regional Advanced Educator Aaron Olson, who has worked as a cosmetology instructor and who explains the benefits of using Davines for its natural ingredients and sustainable practices. No matter who they study under, the new graduates learn how important it is to consult with each client to determine which look is best for them.
At The Loft Salon, clients can settle in by the windows and overlook the hustle and bustle of Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue while their pompadours get pampered with high-quality cleansers and conditioners. The resident stylists wield a wide range of organic products including botanically certified hemp organics from Alterna and sensitive-skin-sensitive oils from Moroccanoil. Enjoy a haircut ($40) or facial wax ($15–18) or spruce up your strands to suit your style with a coloring ($55+). Contain excited curls with a relaxer ($60) or shape up a wheezing tangle with a conditioning treatment ($25) that allows hair to renew, rejoice, and reclaim its throne in the land of Head. Click here to view a complete list of services.