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Beauty

Blow-dry bars specialize in shampooing and hairstyling—no cuts or color. Will women pay $35 for a professional blowout?

Blow-Dry Bars Heat Up
Beauty
Here’s where to get a blowout in the Twin Cities, from the newest blow-dry bars to salons across the metro.
Twin Cities Blow-Dry Bar Guide
Outstanding Nurses
See profiles of  Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's 20 Outstanding Nurses of 2012, the list of 54 finalists, video of nurses' stories, health care tips, and more.
by Natalie Boike and Stephanie Wilbur Ash
2012 Outstanding Nurses Awards
Slideshow
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine asked doctors, nurses, amd patients to recommend nurses who go beyond the call of duty in the areas of health care. Meet the winners.
by Natalie Boike
2012 Outstanding Nurses
2012 Oustanding Nurses: Connie Blackwell
Beauty
Elizabeth Dehn test drives The Metropolitan's Accent Body Contouring, an FDA-approved treatment to destroy fat cells, resulting in more than a nice long nap.
Accent body contouring
Top Doctors
We asked 5,000 Twin Cities doctors and nurses which physicians they would go to for medical care. The result: Our Top Doctors list of more than 580 doctors in 42 specialties.
by Mpls.St.Paul
Top Doctors 2012: How It Works
Top Doctors
Meet six Top Doctors who volunteer around the globe—and the Twin Cities—to save lives and inspire others.
by Kara Eliason
Top  Doctors 2012: Going the Extra Mile to Save Lives
Slideshow
As the resurgence of braids heats up, Twin Cities stylists are twisting up elaborate styles. Which braid style is best for you?
Video
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine style editor Allison Kaplan previews the latest hair styling trend at Jon Charles Salon.
Jon Charles Braid Bar
Beauty
Looking for ways to enhance and refine your own natural beauty? Twin Cities cosmetic surgeons outline the spectrum of products and procedures available locally.
by Colleen Frankhart and Melinda Nelson
Features
Associate editor Kara Eliason tries The Cowles Center’s Open Door Dance classes, featuring a different dance style and teacher each month.
by Kara Eliason
Dance Class
Beauty
We asked local experts for help in finding beauty right here in the Twin Cities.
by Melinda Nelson
Finding  Beauty at Any Age
Features
Skip the gym: Get the results you want by hitting the barre instead.
Beauty
From the return of the mustachioed man sprouts a renaissance of men-only shops and products.
by Leah Binkovitz
Sharpening the Shave
Beauty
With these safe alternatives, you won’t have to choose between good citizenship and good hair.
by Christy DeSmith
This Is Not A Brazilian Blowout
Slideshow
From the mouths of pros: How to keep your hair and skin looking fresh all season long.
by Christy DeSmith
Features
We step up to the workouts offered by this national chain of boutique gyms.
by Emily Howald Sefton and Taylor Carik
orange theory
Beauty
Snowgrade entices reluctant male shoppers with hot shaves and hotter toddies.
SnowGrade organizers Mark and Katherine MicMillan, Jen Guarino, and Larry Felitto
Top Dentists
Our sixth edition of trusted local dentistry professionals.
by Kara Eliason
Beauty
Wife of Twins CEO & ShopNBC expert revolutionize DIY hair coloring.
Beauty
As salons and spas perform more cosmetic procedures, it's more important than ever to do your homework. Here's what you need to know.
by Jessica Fleming