Such a Tease

Shear perfection—at what cost?

Mary Lynn Blasutta

Ever wonder what it would set you back to have one of the “name” hairstylists in town do your do? Our inquiring minds wanted to know who charges what—and how long you'll have to wait before you'll be seated in the chairs of some of the town's top pros.

Jon English
Wait list: Six months plus.
Worth it: He's good enough for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Janet Jackson, and Daryl Hannah.
Jon English Hairspa, Uptown/The Men's Room, 1439 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-824-2474; Jon English Hairspa on the Boulevard, 3651 Joppa Ave. S., St. Louis Park, 952-922-6162.

Linda English
Wait list: One to three months.
Worth it: Cuts are tried and true on Pat Miles and Belinda Jensen.
Jon English Hairspa, Uptown, 612-824-2474; St. Louis Park, 952-922-6162.

Tom Schmidt
Wait list: One week.
Worth it: The guy who loves Meg Ryan’s hair makes men’s and women’s locks shorter and sassier.
1609 Salon & Spa, 1609 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-827-5595; Tommy’s on the Lake, 1608 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-822-4323.

Christopher Hopkins
Wait list: One month.
Worth it: He’s known as the “makeover guy” for the Fox 9 Morning Show and KARE–11 Today and was featured on Oprah.
reVamp! Salonspa
, 2910 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-341-0404.

Denny Kemp
Wait list: When he can squeeze you in between his hush-hush clients.
Worth it: His cuts, like his trendsetting Northeast salon, are ahead of the times.
Denny Kemp salon·spa, 322 Hennepin Ave. E., Mpls., 612-676-0300.

Woody Theis
Wait list: One month.
Worth it: She’s worked runway shows for top designers and adapts Big Apple looks to her Minneapolis clients.
Juut Salonspa, Gaviidae Common, 651 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-3512.

Shauna Raisch
Wait list: Two weeks (or tomorrow morning if one of her highbrow clients cancels).
Worth it: She cut her teeth at Horst Salon and is now the trusted stylist of Roxanne Battle and Cyndy Brucato.
Twiggs SalonSpa, 785 E. Lake St., Wayzata, 952-258-0200.

Wait list: Two weeks.
Worth it: As one client puts it: TC knows what his eclectic clientele wants even before they do.
Thomas Charles Salon, 4008 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-925-4277.

Jason Deavalon
Wait list: One month.
Worth it: He spent four years cutting hair on Rodeo Drive and can meet any demand—including for the red carpet.
Jason Deavalon Hair Salon, 1517 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-824-8939.

Nino Altobelli
Wait list: Three to four weeks.
Worth It: Rocco and Dianne’s son keeps hair true to its natural texture—fresh, shiny, and conditioned.
Rocco Altobelli Salons & DaySpas, Galleria, Edina, 952-920-5006.

Sue Lombardo
Wait list: Between ten and thirty people long (eight weeks).
Worth it: Trust and loyalty. She’s worked with Rocco for thirty-two years.
Rocco Altobelli, Galleria, Edina, 952-920-5006.

Brian Horst
Wait list: Two weeks.
Worth it: Uses English and French cutting techniques and keeps stylish St. Paul salons sans attitude.
Details Salon Spa, 401 N. Robert St., St. Paul, 651-251-8700; 757 Cleveland Ave. S., St. Paul, 651-696-8700.

Stephen Adams
Wait list: Two weeks.
Worth it: Put down the flatiron! Stephen specializes in naturally curly, textured hair, for a cut that lets the hair do what it naturally does best. Moxie Salon & Art Gallery, 2649 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., 612-813-0330.

Jon Oulman
Wait list: Two weeks.
Worth it: If your lifestyle is inspired by creativity, his pioneering Northeast salon and gallery offers an aesthetically appealing experience. Jon Oulman Gallery & Salon, Grain Belt Brewery Complex, 34 13th Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-333-2386.