Author and Juut SalonSpa owner David Wagner channels a childhood spent watching nature’s beauty into his Aveda salon’s eight locations. The studio stylists and other staff members, many of whom benefit from the company’s extensive training program, perform services beneath shelves laden with Aveda products. The botanically sourced elixirs repair and sculpt hair naturally without subjecting it to other products’ unpleasant chemicals or a robot hairdresser’s endless questions about love.
Relaxation permeates each treatment at Lontis Day Spa & Salon, be it the stress-relieving scalp massage that comes before a haircut or the indulgent kneading that accompanies all pedicures and facials. Even the signature massage gets a tranquil boost with the help of heated stones, steamed towels, and a custom body scrub. But in addition to relaxing clients, these treatments aim to beautify exteriors with high-quality products from brands such as Dermologica and Moroccanoil.
Owner and proprietor Denny Kemp started his career in styling as one of the first students of Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda. Amid playful depictions of personified planets, a brigade of artistically minded stylists, each with at least five years of experience, spritzes clients with such professional-grade products as Bumble and bumble and the French-developed Kérastase. Clarisonic dual-brush sonic oscillation uncorks pores during facials, and Dermalogica skincare products eschew irritants, artificial fragrances, and laugh tracks. In hair services, stylists smooth frizz with keratin formulas or, through the pinch-braid technique, weave natural hair with extensions while boosting volume.
SpaNails has been in the thick of the nailcare industry for more than 10 years. Its technicians assuage stressed hands and feet with quality services, such as standard and deluxe manicures and pedicures. Once talons have been thoroughly groomed, staffers clothe them in garments of polish by Shellac or OPI. They also offer french manicures, nail repairs, and nail sets adorned with fashionable designs, which are more attractive and less deadly than retractable adamantium blades.
Premiere Tans transforms translucent skin into a golden covering using bakes, sprays, and polishes. The VersaSpa treatment, which is available at the Dave Ward Drive location, disperses natural oils while sunless bronzing agents evenly baste and moisturize skin with amino acids and aloe. The color spray dries quickly, revealing a deep shade of bronze that glows more than a burning frisbee thrown through the night sky. Choose between a cosmetic bronzer or a clear, nontinted solution, depending on which best suits your body.
ReVamp! Salonspa, which Minnesota's CBS affiliate named one of 2010’s Best Spas In The Twin Cities, is run by Christopher Hopkins, a beauty mastermind who has made two stops on Oprah’s formidable stage. There, he contoured cheekbones, glossed lips, and advocated the kinds of beauty bolstering reVamp! employs daily. Sunless tanning sessions at the salon apply even, airbrushed color across vast swathes of skin, allowing freckles to finally fit in with the newly bronzed glow of their surrounding epidermis. Visitors looking to reacquaint themselves with their complexion of yesteryear can indulge in a macrodermabrasion treatment. Performed by one of reVamp!’s seasoned skin pros, the treatment removes defunct outer skin cells in order to reveal skin’s youthful underglow.
Pixel skin-resurfacing treatments harness the beautifying powers of light to target fine lines, age spots, and other irregularities, creating skin that looks smoother and younger in about one-hour. The Hair District Salon's stylists offer a full menu of salon services including haircuts for women, men, and children, along with other med-spa treatments ranging from chemical peels to permanent hair reduction.