Since 1997, Salon East has been servicing clients with Aveda-approved looks and other beautifying services. The full-service salon specializes in haircuts for men, women, and children, along with coloring and nail services. An impressive team of aesthetic professionals bring their notable backgrounds to the floor, where they channel their talents to enhance their clients' nature beauty. Together, they render a full slate of hair services, from styles and color treatments to botanical therapy—and not the kind that involves a plant growing on a psychologist’s couch.
The Hairport Salon’s stylist and owner, Maria, first splashed onto the hairstyling scene by winning first place in a men’s haircutting competition in Minneapolis. Twenty years later, she continues to snip locks at an award-worthy level, drawing on advanced training from the Aveda Institute and the Presage Company as she adds dimension to manes with precision cuts, expert coloring, and extensions. Her skills even attracted the notice of the Style Network, which invited her to assist on a 2009 promotional tour that provided complimentary makeovers and milk-mustache removal to patrons across the Dairy State.
At Maria’s side, stylist and nail technician Miranda helps people achieve their desired looks by giving them a new ’do or painting pretty designs on nails. She’s also passionate about educating her clients on It Works toning and firming body wraps. Joining them is skilled aesthetician Leah, who pampers skin with facials and body scrubs or employs wax to liberate bodies from unwanted hair.
Erin has coined a new term for hair appointments with her clients: hair party. The amiable stylist blends a laid-back and goofy personality with a strong work ethic that finds clients with new hairstyles using Redken, Moroccanoil, and Alterna beauty products. She also completes new looks with mani-pedis and waxing services for the face, body, and shadow.
Juanita Sell, Healthy Image's resident aesthetician and nail technician, tends to the beauty needs of clients with an eclectic mix of services. Several facials offered aim to calm and beautify the skin, extract blemishes, and slough off stuck masks via exfoliation. Candling evicts excess earwax, and footbaths attempt to neutralize toxins in the entire body. Extremities emerge meticulous from manicures and pedicures, and waxing services oust unwanted hair.:m]]
Nail technicians give digits some va-va-voom using OPI and Creative Nail Design polishes in a kaleidoscope of hues. They also cover nails in long-lasting Shellac polish designed to withstand everyday wear and tear such as washing dishes or thumb wars with your pet rock. Mani-pedis include nail shaping, cuticle curtailment, and help with hangnails.
Client comfort and hygiene are top priorities at Pure Nails and Spa. The former is achieved through mani-pedis, aromatherapy footbaths, and massages, as clients are offered free vitamin shakes to sip on and the staff plays meditation music to keep the mind from busying itself by firing synapses at random brain cells. The staff is trained and certified in hygienic practices, making each treatment a clean, safe, and rewarding experience that results in a new look and renewed state of mind.