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A friendly staff stands ready to introduce bronzers to custom Norvell spray tans through a wide selection of basic to high-pressure tanning beds as well as DaVinci teeth-whitening treatments. Premier packages grant tanners unlimited access to Sunna’s assortment of standup and lie-down beds, including models with facial tanners, ideal for fostering base tans, and beds with built-in fans that keep climates comfortable and inhospitable to Viking invaders. Alternatively, the tanning technicians can custom-blend the Norvell UV spray-tan solution to find the best golden hue for each body. The staff then deftly deliver even coats of color that can last for up to 10 days, using nozzles that help remove uneven tan lines caused by falling asleep beneath a ladder. Each private room stores a host of amenities, including a remote-controlled stereo system as well as fresh towels and lotions.

9428 36th Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

The experienced stylists at The Beauty Lab work to summon the natural beauty from men, women, and children by performing precision cuts and color services, using products and treatments from top brands such as L'anza and Davines. Fueled by the belief that healthy hair extends beyond the salon, the team also educates guests on how to take care of their hair at home once its been smoothed out and softened. Aestheticians take to private rooms, keeping skin smooth and even with waxing services and facials, and The Beauty Lab's nail technicians and makeup artists stand by to pretty up nails or carefully conceal second noses.

681 Winnetka Avenue North
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Long before she received her cosmetic physician certification, Dr. Leslie Smith's medical and surgical career began at the State University of Michigan, where years of study led to the completion of her surgical training and the acquisition of a comprehensive knowledge of school fight songs. Dr. Smith then volunteered for military service, specializing in burn and tissue injuries as an Army officer at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Dr. Smith's research in burns, trauma, and soft tissue has garnered the attention of members of the national and international community, such as the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons in London. All this education and experience has led Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics to receive the SUN Current Readers' Choice Award for Best Laser Hair Removal in 2014.

2 Carlson Pkwy.
Wayzata,
MN
US

A vibrant lineup of nail-polish bottles sparkles against a backdrop of warm, red walls at Cute Nails, where talented nail techs are equipped with a rainbow of OPI colors. A row of massage chairs sets the scene at the pedicure station, where nail artists treat feet to a sudsy bath before trimming cuticles and painting toenails. Instead of baskets filled with burning leaves, teardrop-shaped light fixtures illuminate the manicure tables as techs enhance nails with no-chip polish, UV gel fills, or acrylic sets. The salon also welcomes kids to accompany their parents and get toes and fingers pampered at a discounted rate.

10100 6th Ave N
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Since 1950, Minnesota School of Cosmetology has been beloved by beauty students and clients alike. Pupils love the national accreditation, continually evolving curricula, and online resources. Meanwhile, salon-goers appreciate the students' skillful hair, nail, and skin services. Occupying two campuses?one in Plymouth and one in Woodbury?the school offers professional environments in which aspiring beauty artists transform natural talent into technical proficiency. They do so with the help of experienced instructors, as well as informative lectures from visiting industry professionals.

1425 County Road 101
Plymouth,
MN
US

Floor-to-ceiling windows let light shine in on Plaza Salon, where a team of independent stylists color hair, cut coiffures, and paint nails. In addition to all-over hair color, services include partial and full highlights, both of which accentuate existing color. Permanent wave treatments take straight strands to a curlier level, and mani-pedis improve the look of digits working with both natural nails and acrylics.

10100 6th Ave N
Plymouth,
MN
US