Here's the latest by our Mpls.St.Paul Weddings guest blogger and contributor, Kolina Cicero:
If you caught our Aisle File post last month about traveling hair and cosmetic team Smart & Chic Bride, you'll be delighted to learn that this savvy beauty outfit is opening its first retail location on Black Friday. Local shoppers will find the new Smart & Chic Beauty Lounge—a “blow-dry bar,” beauty boutique, and bridal studio—across from Surdyk's in Northeast Minneapolis.
After countless inquiries about the makeup she provided brides and their maids on wedding days, owner Julie Swenson got serious and created the Smart & Chic cosmetic line for everyday use. The Smart & Chic Authentic Collection, launched in 2009, includes makeup and skincare products for a wedding-day look any day. The new beauty lounge will offer the entire product line, as well as services at competitive prices. The staff of 15 hair and makeup artists provides makeup application and lessons, blowouts, hair and eyelash extensions, and the like.
For a retail sneak peek, stop by the new shop from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Black Friday, or 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Products are also available online at SmartandChicBeauty.com.
Smart & Chic Beauty Lounge, 20 University Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-871-4482, smartandchicbeauty.com. Retail sneak peak 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27. For holiday and regular hours, go to SmartandChicBeauty.com.
(Top photo by Erin Johnson Photography and bottom two by CC Photo Arts).