Within the comfy confines of Darrin James Salon, skilled stylists fashion follicles in a flurry of meticulously controlled cutting, coloring, curling, waxing, and more. The trained staff sport receptive ears, which listen to clients' wishes and ideas in order to give them the best look possible. Along with hair sculpturing, Darrin James Salon performs a bevy of services from dolling up digits to smoothing out frontispieces.
Dr. Mike Towey uses five lasers to permeate the skin, erasing tattoo ink of all colors. A board-certified physician and Minnesota native, he strives to make these sessions as comfortable as possible by applying numbing creams to alleviate any pain or anxiety. Inside the shop, a space awash in vibrant Caribbean colors, Dr. Towey takes 7–9 sessions to send tattoos into the ether, with the body expelling the broken-up ink through natural processes.
Yoga Center of Minneapolis' team of attentive instructors brings a range of expertise and teaching styles to each studio, leading a dynamic collection of classes and workshops for yogis of all experience levels. The studio's robust schedule takes place within citrus-hued walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and gleaming hardwood floors, which provide a comforting atmosphere for new students and performance-anxious mats during the four-week Absolute Beginner class series. During the educational, intensive series, fledgling flexers build the foundation for their practice by mastering the basic postures, breathing techniques, and centuries-old secret yogi handshakes under the guidance of a patient mat maven.
Sink into a chair at Sara’s for a 60-minute MitoProtect DN-Awake facial designed to energize mitochondria's collagen production, resulting in toned and healthy skin. The highly specialized treatment cleanses, exfoliates, stimulates, and hydrates the skin in the process. Your session concludes with a rich spray of nutrients and pure oxygen, which introduces essentials into your pores much more effectively than rubbing your cheeks with crushed Flintstone vitamins. In the hands of 10-year industry veteran aesthetician Sara Mattson, your face will receive the utmost of care in the soothing and professional atmosphere.
The therapists at Genuine Massage & Spa blend treatments from Asia and the West to help clients achieve ultimate relaxation. Using natural marine and herbal ingredients, they tease backs with more than 15 varieties of enhanced massages, including the Royal massage, which complements traditional Thai techniques with therapeutic touches such as bending, stretching, and pulling. They also boost their menu with a variety of treatments to address skin care needs, from waxing services to purifying and hydrating facials, meaning clients no longer have to dip their faces in old Halloween masks filled with mayonnaise.
It's all about the nails at Phamily Nails Salon: from gel polish to nail designs, nail technicians expertly beautify fingers and toes. Paraffin dips, callus removal, and foot scrubs serve hardworking feet and fast-typing fingers, and kids can come in for a fun mani-pedi treatment after finger-painting all their dad’s ties.
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. A dedicated full-time cleaning staff regularly runs through a 50-point inspection process between sessions, helping to create a sanitary tanning experience and keep clients from warming up 6-foot-long paninis during appointments.