By Linden Wilson What was once Smart & Chic Beauty Lounge is now The Beauty Lounge Minneapolis, a revamped upscale salon and beauty boutique. With help from the branding and styling geniuses at Style-Architects, the salon has a new look, new attitude, and a host of new services. It also has new ownership: Michael Perry and Melissa Taylor of Independent Stride LLC. "We decided to purchase the salon because it is in a great location and has huge growth potential," Melissa says. "The space is unique because we provide a comfortable, relaxed environment for all guests."
The salon, which continues to offer makeup classes, bridal and special event services, now also offers haircuts, extensions, color, and waxing services. The Beauty Lounge is the perfect place to pamper yourself in preparation for a girls' night out, bachelorette party, or wedding day. "We can accommodate large parties," Melissa says. "We also allow brides and their parties to bring in food and beverages of their choice and their own playlist to get everyone in the festive mood."
Every Monday from 4 to 7 p.m., The Beauty Lounge hosts Men's Night, which features $20 haircuts and complementary beer. Every Thursday at the same time, Sip and Snip Night offers $10 off all services and a complementary glass of wine. The Beauty Lounge, 20 University Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-227-9363, mplsbeautylounge.com