Everywhere you look inside DD Style, you'll find a stylist or an aesthetician doing what she's best at. Over in the salon chairs, clients dictate how they want their new hairdos to look and watch as their dreams are cut and shaped into reality. On the other side of the salon, technicians paint nails with vivid color and aestheticians lead their clients into private rooms for waxing treatments.
When it comes to hair, there isn't much that stylist Christine can't do. She cuts, colors, and styles hair with an expert's touch, and even offers a full menu of texturizing services that includes perms, keratin hair-smoothing treatments, and folding hair into origami swans. Christine works out of Cyd and Friends Salon, a contemporary space on a quiet, tree-lined street.
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.
Salon Fusion?s team of six stylists tends to tresses with luxurious products from Brazilian Blowout, Moroccan Oil, and Aquage. Deft scissor hands shape unruly locks into custom ?dos, lengthen tresses with Babe extensions, and smooth strands with advanced Brazilian blowouts, which boost shine more subtly than a teaspoon of mirror shavings. To complement head-hair services, seasoned techs can also wax away unwanted stubble throughout the body, bronze physiques with Fake Bake spray tans, and enhance facial features with expertly applied makeup.
Within Twist Hair Studio's chocolate-y walls, stylists create new looks for their clients through haircuts and colors, facial waxing, eyelash extensions, and airbrush-makeup applications. But what really sets the modern salon apart is its specialization in hair extensions. Resident hair extenders add length and volume by applying human hair extensions that blend in with clients' natural hair. Stylists dispense several lock-enhancing options, including micro hair extensions, which help mask the appearance of hair loss, and UltraStrands hair extensions to add highlights and lowlights without using chemicals. Each visit includes a complimentary consultation to discuss desires and to arrive on the best extension.
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.