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The Refinery’s Perfect Retreat package starts the process with a stress-melting back treatment amidst the spa's casual, zen-like décor. You’ll then have your choice of a body scrub (full-body exfoliation with Dermalogica's Body Microfoliant made of tapioca starch, oatmeal, and nut shells), body hydro-pack (Dermalogica body mask containing soy milk with apricot and lavender oils), or enzymatic sea-mud wrap (exfoliating mud with papaya enzymes and citrus oils). The Refinery carries the full line of Dermalogica products, ensuring that your skin will not have to suffer the clammy, sticky, Grandma-smelling caress of lesser lotions and crustacean-derived tinctures.

321 14th Ave SE
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Variety. That's what makes Custom Airbrush Tan & Salon different. As artists, the shop's airbrush tanners can create 18 different shades with which to imbue skin, from light golden to dark bronze. Choosing from different brands and types of solution, including eco-certified organic products, allows them to tailor tans to each customer's whims. And to complement these flawless tans, they also offer makeup and hairstyling services. Customers can even enjoy these treatments on-location, thanks to the salon's mobile unit and airbrush-tanning bat signal.

837 15th Ave. SE
Minneapolis,
MN
US

When taj salon & spa’s stylists extract coloring foils, they don’t toss them in the trash. Instead, they recycle the aluminum, putting taj on a short list of local businesses that do so. This is just one of the ways the staff show how devoted they are to beautifying both the earth and the people that populate it. The members of the styling team have been trained extensively with Aveda and the International Dermal Institute to improve their hair, skin, and massage services. Other thoughtful touches that show their dedication to clients include warm towels for the face and neck during haircuts, complimentary bang trims between visits, and stylists who travel to create stunning hairdos before a wedding or between innings of a baseball game.

1851 South Washington Avenue
Minneapolis,
MN
US

One of Jennifer Adler?s personal heroes is Horst Rechelbacher, the maker of certified-organic beauty products who founded Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients. Inspired by his contributions to the eco-friendly salon industry, Jennifer developed her own holistic services. She aims to play up her client?s best features using environmentally conscious products, including human hair extensions and ammonia-free color. Working out of Horst & Friends Salon, Jennifer specializes in eyelash extensions?applied one strand at a time?that can last indefinitely if you get monthly refills or bat your lashes at the neighborhood genie.

983 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

You won't find the stylists at Blast Blow Dry Bar wielding scissors. Instead, they take manes from frazzled to polished using only blow-dryers and hot tools. Inside one of the Bar's three locations, blow-dry recipients choose from a list of seven style options ranging from sleek and super straight (The Skinny) to full, flowing, voluminous curls (The Glam). Each blowout includes a shampoo and conditioning treatment so that finished locks look and feel healthy and strong, and the staff can even add-on a hair treatment shot to help repair scalps suffering from dryness or seasonal allergies.

Beyond blowouts, Blast Blow Dry Bar also offers services such as up-dos, facial waxing, and professional makeup applications. And, for those looking for a makeover that lasts longer, the staff can administer a Brazilian blowout, which smooths frizz and conditions hair, leaving it shinier and straighter for up to 12 weeks.

940 Washington Ave. S
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Amid the modern, minimalist decor of Men's Spa, stylists treat clients to an array of male-tailored salon and spa services, such as haircuts with hot towels and anti-aging facials. A consultation precedes each haircut, giving clients the opportunity to describe their desired style or favorite childhood comb. Styling sessions also include a complimentary cappuccino or espresso.

930 S Washington Ave.
Minneapolis,
MN
US