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Beauty Beat: 18 Local Faves

By Nood Reynolds

A New You Laser & Electrology, 1221 Third Ave. SW, 536-7931,
Men and women tackle the permanent elimination of unwanted hair with options from a seasoned veteran in the hair removal business. Pat Larson and staff expertly lead clients through the hairy details of when to use which and how to get the smoothest results.

About Face, 112 First Ave. SW, 292-0922
Now entering their fourth year in business, sisters Michelle Kalina and Risa Flashner continue to delight us in their gem of a beauty boutique. We love the frequent updates in their lines, visits by national makeup artists, innovative special events and just dropping in to pick up the latest must-have fragrance or stock up on our favorite Kiehls, Nars, Smashbox, Fekkai or Bare Escentuals staples.

Circle Drive Dental, 2633 Superior Dr. NW, 289-2055,
Dr. Michael Sawyer and his excellent staff virtually do it all in their busy, comfortable, modern north side dental office. Along with routine cleaning, Circle Drive Dental expertly treats periodontal issues, performs root canals, installs implants, bridges and dentures, and brightens smiles with Invisalign teeth straighteners, in-office or take home whitening systems and porcelain veneers. Did we mention they also pamper their clients with stress reducing warm neck rolls and hand massages?

City Looks Salon & Spa, Apache Mall, 289-0123

The Grande Dame of Rochester salons continues to impress with high quality, on trend cuts and colors as well as dreamy day spa ala carte or packaged pampering services (hint: perfect Mother’s Day gift!). We love their vibrant, professionally trained staff and their always convenient mall hours. Sunday pedicure anyone?

Essence Skin Clinic, 400 S. Broadway, 285-5505
Passionate about serious beauty and discreet about her clientele, Jennifer Sanneman is the go-to girl for all things laser, from facial rejuvenation to hair removal to cellulite reduction. She’s also a wiz at permanent make-up application. An on-staff physician provides Botox, Restylane and Juvederm. Looking for a quick, affordable summer pick me up? No smudge, no smear, no mascara needed eyelash tinting is under $20! We love the one-two punch of it paired with highly addictive Latisse, also available here.

Hagstrom Dental, 2112 Viking Drive NW, 288-1744

Options and optimal advice on keeping your smile healthy and white is the business of Dr. Hagstrom and staff. From cleanings to whitening options to great lifestyle tips, this personalized office helps every patient leave with their best and brightest smile.

Hair Evolutions, Cedarwood Plaza, 4152 18th Ave. NW 252-1480,
The new girls on this block bring a fresh look and new product lines to a familiar site. Located in the space formerly occupied by O’Hair Salon, Allison and Stephanie are an impressive, hip duo of artistic stylists who’ve already added considerable brightness to the Cedarwood Plaza neighborhood and carry the classic Graham Webb line as well as the new cult favorite Macadamia Oil products.

Hair Studio 52, 2300 Superior Drive NW, 289-2986,
There’s always something happening at this bustling top local salon with a tranquil, extensive day spa, generous web site specials and a customer loyalty program, all expertly overseen by Jessica Amos, who emphasizes color education to both her stylists and clients.

Kellogg Orthodontics, 2717 Superior Drive NW, 281-3121,
The esteemed Dr. Elizabeth Kellogg has been improving smiles in the area for over 20 years. This Mayo trained mom has a way with kids and they love her unique Tokens Rewards program that encourages proper maintenance. Parents and siblings love the theatre room and coffee bar waiting area.

King Orthodontics, 3000 43rd St. NW, 424-3632

Whether you’re looking to flaunt your tracks or discreetly reshape your smile, this modern orthodontic office delivers. Dr. Darrin King has all the latest colorful options for southeastern Minnesota’s cool kids and brilliantly installs Invisalign for adults who want a perfect smile, but don’t want to look like their teenager in the process. We love options!

Lasata Salon, 2014 Second St. SW, 536-0004

If devoted clientele measures success, and we think it does, then Lasata is a successful salon indeed. The Aveda concept hair and nail salon and day spa concentrates on client education, along with plenty of pampering, and consistently delivers. We adore their wildly popular facials!

Massage Envy, 2550 S. Broadway, 289-3689

Save money by getting more massages? Works for us. This popular franchise rolled into the south side of town and has been a hit ever since. Take advantage of the money-saving wellness program or schedule (or pop in for) a massage whenever it suits. Their large staff and extended hours make it all possible. We think a couple’s massage in their dedicated double room is a perfect date night!

Med City Dental, 206 S. Broadway, 289-8707

Fred Carlson, DDS, and his staff run a downtown family dental clinic with great views of the city, Bose headphones, and their own in-house lab. Services run the gamut from fillings, crowns and bridges to cleanings, whitening, and restorative treatments. Dr. Carlson is best known for his outstanding work with TMD and TMJ.

Merle Norman/Les Wigs Renee, 20 Second Ave. SW, 529-9500,
A well-recognized name in skin care and beauty, Rochester’s Merle Norman Salon is inside the busy Kahler Hotel and the beautiful Renee Kohl and her staff welcome medical guests and locals alike. A complimentary facial is always on the menu along with great skin care products and a pretty line of makeup. Step through Revelation, Renee’s sassy fashion boutique, and into Les Wigs Renee for a a huge selection of of choices in high fashion and natural-looking wigs along with expert fitting.

Minnesota Lakes Dental, Hillcrest Dental Center, 1647 16th Ave. NW, 282-4401
Dr. Marshall Morris provides general dentistry with a gentle touch in a convenient location near John Marshall High School.  Dr. Morris and staff focus on comfort-conscious dentistry with personal attention and the utmost care.  They'll give you a new style for your smile!

OMC's Plastic Surgery Department/OMC's Center for Weight Loss & Wellness,
Professional solutions to personal issues are found in two of Olmsted Medical center’s leading programs.

Olmsted Medical Center Dept of Plastic Surgery, 1650 4th Street SE, 529-6740,
Under the leadership of Dr. Babovic, the Plastic Surgery department housed in OMC maintains a private office with its own entrance. They offer cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as injectible fillers, microdermabrasion and a line of professional skincare products.

Olmsted Medical Center Weight Loss, 821 3rd Avenue SE, Suite 15, 292-7155,
OMC offers a multi-discipline, medically directed weight loss program featuring HMR meal replacements, coupled with a healthy regiment of fruits and vegetables. OMC also offers the adjustable gastric band surgical weight-loss option.

R!ah Hair Studio, 3135 Superior Drive NW,

Forward or backward, the ladies—and gent—at R!ah know hair. You won’t find nail services or waxing at this contemporary hair shop on the north side. What you will find is a dynamic staff—consummate stylists and colorists who'll leave you happy every time.

Salon Nouvo, 3169 Wellner Drive NE, 281-6393,
One of the friendliest salons in the city is also one that plugs into the latest trends with ongoing training and trips to national hair shows. Their stylists’ talents have graced several of our model shoots, including one in this issue. Plus, their unique product lines alone (like L’anza and Moroccan Oil) make this northeast salon a must-visit. We love the attitude and the results!
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