When Lori Scharmann founded Hair Proz Salon in 1991, she didn't expect it to become the institution it is today. More than 20 years and a new partner later, the salon's staff comprises many of the original stylists present at its opening, and they draw on those decades of experience when performing each of the salon's varied services. They revamp both men and women's looks with a lineup ranging from facials and manicures to haircuts and full-coloring treatments. To keep their transformation skills current, all stylists undergo continuing education classes and sit down for regular interviews with the most innovative 'dos. They carry products from brands such as Skinceuticals, Moroccanoil, and OPI to help clients maintain their new looks outside the salon.
Though pearl prospecting is a lucrative labor, scooping sand is tough on delicate finger and toe diggers. Today's Groupon soothes scraggy digits for $39 with a mani-pedi ($78) plus a $10 voucher for products (an $88 total value) at Lili A William & Friends Salon in Minnetonka. The bivalves of the coast will plotz in their shells when they hear tales of your perfectly pampered keratin.
The talented aestheticians at Salon Glamour provide a wide range of salon and spa services. Clients can enjoy a haircut and color treatment or get a hot-stone massage to reduce stress. The chic studio also offers waxes, eyelash extensions, and skincare treatments such as facials, acting as a one-stop shop to revamp a look.
Tranquility Spa Salon indulges its clients with peaceful retreats from the hectic pace of everyday life that simultaneously alleviate stress and spruce up appearances. Visitors relax as stylists design flattering new hairdos and nail technicians pamper the fingers and toes before applying a vibrant coat of nail polish. The spa's aestheticians are also available to perform custom facials, chemical peels, and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatments that help restore the skin's youthful tone and texture. Waxing sessions and individual eyelash extensions round out the spa's service menu.
Le Joy Rothe believes in practicing a holistic wellness philosophy at her spa, where makeup artistry and body wraps meet the healing properties of reiki and aromatherapy. Devoted to nature-based products, including her own brand, the certified aromatherapist calls upon an exhaustive supply of ingredients so guests can tone their skin, find relief from headaches, and foil canine detectives. In the unique, urban loft space, clients receive relaxing treatments from the experienced staff. A boutique furbishes home collections with relaxing treatments that pamper clients outside the spa.
Much like the nearby Guthrie Theater, Level Salon exemplifies the Mill District’s reemergence as one of the Twin Cities’ preeminent places to see and be seen. Clients come from all over to entrust their hair to the salon’s stylists, who are renowned for creating bold new looks with cuts, coloring treatments, perms, and extensions. It’s also not a bad idea, as many loyal regulars have found, to stop by the salon for a manicure or brow wax before a night out at the nearby theater. As if to assert the arrival of elegance in an area once famed for its flour mills, the salon houses a swirling crystal chandelier and floor-to-ceiling curtains made of billowy dough.