A full-service hair salon, spa, and tanning facility, Perfect Reflection invites clients into a cozy atmosphere that features dark wood cabinetry and contemporary décor. The business retains a staff of enthusiastic, accomplished professionals, who work tirelessly to keep pace with the latest trends and fashions. They apply that knowledge during hair services for women, men, and kids, as well as during esthetic treatments, including makeup application, mani-pedis, and ear piercings.
Deanna Stamer specializes in beautifying hair and nails at Ultima Bellezza Salon. Through haircuts, coloring, or Keratin Complex treatments?especially short haircuts, which she sees as opportunities to transform and reinvent oneself?she expertly enhances her client's features. Deanna also directs her attention toward waxing services and keeps nails gleaming with OPI polish.
Amy Haugen was hesitant when she started mixing lotion with cranberry seed oil in her garage in 2007. Little did she know it would not only make her skin radiant, but also jumpstart a new business venture. After seeing the results on her own skin, Haugen handed it out to her friends in takeout salad dressing cups. From there, Haugen, a licensed esthetician with over 25 years experience, started Stillwater Skin and has created 29 products including body lotions and eye gels.
At Stillwater Skin, they use the healing properties of cranberry seed oil to provide toxin-free, certified vegan skin care products. These all-natural products infuse skin with vitamins, antioxidants, and polyunsaturated fats that leave skin hydrated and vibrant. She and her team continue to do everything themselves, from crafting lotions to hand-delivering their products to clients throughout the St.Paul area. The skin specialists at Stillwater Skin also rejuvenate skin with exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments and brow waxes. Their photofacials use broadband light to treat sun damage caused by years of UV bullying.
Studio One Yoga & Massage's team of dedicated instructors fosters an inclusive, noncompetitive atmosphere in which students of all abilities can hone health and wellness through yoga classes and therapeutic massage work. Mirrored walls and polished hardwood floors create a serene setting for students to perform empowering Vinyasa flows, a series of continuous postures linked together with deep, cleansing breaths and balance-challenging transitions. Instructors bump the temperature to a balmy 105 degrees with 30%–40% humidity during hot-yoga sweat sessions designed to detoxify the body through sweat while simultaneously warding off confrontational snowmen. Yoga teacher, massage therapist, and Studio One owner Sarah Stormoen eases physical and emotional tension with 10 different massage modalities, including deep-tissue work, pregnancy massage, and hot-stone therapy.
Massage therapists Amanda and Kate Hagsten relax muscles, relieve stress, and promote wellness in an elegant studio decorated with artwork and fresh flowers. The foundation of Forget-Me-KNOT’s has been a dream come true for Amanda, who had wanted to establish an inviting space for people to rest their bodies and minds after long days spent hunting for lunch with tridents. Kate, meanwhile, finds joy in helping others to develop balance between their bodies and the environment; she’s currently a candidate for a PhD in the field of ethnobotany. The Hagstens treat a range of ailments with a variety of massage-therapy services including Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and acupressure modalities.
At Island Touch Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Ayesha puts her extensive training to work during each of her massage sessions. Formerly from Trinidad, Ayesha incorporates an island spirit in her work in an effort to help melt away muscle tension, curb chronic pain, and allay aches caused by bending over backward to make everyone else happy. She augments her massages with various add-ons such as softening foot soaks, invigorating salt scrubs, or slimming body wraps. She also infuses massages with soothing aromatherapy to relax the entire body and evoke an island paradise or a DMV covered in scratch-and-sniff stickers.