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Shop Local at Cole’s for Small Business Saturday

Posted by: Cole's Salon

As a local, family-owned business that has been serving the Twin Cities’ south metro for 40 years, we’re grateful for your commitment and trust in our company and our team over the years. We hope you’ll consider shopping locally this holiday season and help us usher in the fourth decade of serving joy and beauty through our five salon locations.   

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Give Beautifully This Holiday Season at Cole’s Salon

Posted by: Heather Ehresman

What if you could hand-pick a variety of self-care stocking stuffers for every loved one on your list? This holiday season at Cole’s Salon, you can! Our highly-coveted and carefully-curated holiday gift sets make the perfect gifts to give, or to enjoy some of the brands’ top picks for yourself this season.

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Upping Our Updo Game at the Oribe Atelier

Posted by: Jackie Moline

Last month, one of our favorite beauty brands, Oribe, brought hair stylists from all over the country to New Orleans for the Oribe Atelier. This dynamic, one-day event showcased the latest in styling, cutting and color education through live demonstrations and an exclusive hands-on workshop. A team from Cole’s were in attendance to learn and grow together—in style. Here’s a recap.

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Ask the Beauty Expert: What Are Your Favorite Beauty Products?

Posted by: Kate Moore

The holiday season is here, and that means it’s also “Favorite Things” season. As the Cole’s resident beauty expert, Kate thought it would be fun to put together a short list of her favorite products we carry in the salon and why. Let’s dive in!

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Easy, Glamorous and Fun Holiday Party Looks You Can Definitely Do at Home

Posted by: Cole's Salon

The perfect holiday hair and makeup looks don’t need to be overwhelming or over-the-top. Simplicity is key to nail the look and keep your sanity. These never-fail looks get us through the busy season looking great and feeling festive.

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Having a Blast, Winning Awards and Learning Lots at the Intercoiffure Fall Atelier

Posted by: Amanda Cade

Intercoiffure is one of the most influential organizations in the industry, and their annual fall workshop always features a roster of top salon owners, stylists and educators. A handful of the Cole’s Salon attended this year’s atelier earlier this month, and a few of us even entered submissions into the Intercoiffure-Keune Excellence in Hair Awards! Get our recap on the blog.

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Creating Big Impacts Through Small Acts: Focusing on Customer Service

Posted by: Melanie Johnson

Last month, a few of our First Impressions Team members had the amazing opportunity to attend John DiJulius’ Customer Service Revolution conference in Cleveland, Ohio. They left feeling inspired and highly motivated to reinvent our guest service experience after learning from some of the best leaders out there.

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8 Face Masques and Serums to Pamper, Protect and Perfect Your Skin

Posted by: Jaclyn D’Amico

Should you include masques and serums in your regular skincare lineup?” YES—100% absolutely, positively, yes. While they might seem like a tedious, unnecessary task to some, they are actually a vital part of a skincare regimen! Keep reading to learn why we recommend masques and serums and how to determine which product is right for you. 

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Mastering the Modern Shag with Oribe

Posted by: Julie Norstedt

Continuing education—especially in the salon and beauty industry—is such a gift. The people you meet, the educators you learn from, and the time with your co-workers out of the salon is all amazing. Last month, Liz and Julie attended an Oribe Journey to Mastery Class in New York City—all about the modern shag.

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BFF Beauty: Salon Services You Can Get With Your Bestie, Your Daughter or Your Sister

Posted by: Cole's Salon

Work wife, BFF, daughter, son, favorite sister or sister-in-law … whoever they may be, they’re special to you and you enjoy spending time with them. What’s better than enjoying a salon or spa service at Cole’s? Enjoying it with one of them! If you’d like to treat yourself to a little pampering with a pal, book one of these services the next time you visit us.

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Everything You Need to Know About Chemical Peels

Posted by: Kathy Jensen

Need sun damage repair or extra hydration after a long, hot summer? How about reducing fine lines and wrinkles, or clearing up those acne scars once and for all? When your skin is in serious need of some TLC, book yourself a chemical peel at Cole’s Salon to improve the color, clarity, tone and texture of your skin. Here’s everything you need to know.

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RevitaLash Hair Care: Your Thinning Hair Solution

Posted by: Arin Pedersen

We are so excited to announce a new line of products that are now in all of our salons from one of our favorite beauty brands—RevitaLash Cosmetics! Whether you’re already a fan of our RevitaLash products or are hearing about them for the first time, the story is always one we’re happy to share.  

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We Won’t Hush (& Hush) Up About These Amazing New Products

Posted by: Heather Ehresman

If you’re looking for a clean, clinical beauty supplement, we have just the product for you! Cole’s Salon recently added the first-ever line of beauty luxury nutraceuticals to our shelves, created by Hush & Hush. These supplements will help you live younger, longer—find out more on the blog.

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3 Treatments to Transition Your Skincare Routine From Summer to Fall

Posted by: Kelly Sazama

It’s beginning to feel very fall-like: pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather, and a drop in humidity… which makes for dry, stale air and even drier skin. We have three treatments at Cole’s Salon that I always recommend to guests this time of year. Keep reading to learn how you can enjoy the crisp season with nourished, hydrated, and glowing skin.

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Get Ready for Fall with our Favorite Hair Color and Beauty Trends

Posted by: Cole's Salon

See ya, summer! While summer doesn’t officially end until mid-September, we’re already thinking about fresh new fall hair colors, cuts and styles! We’ve been busy Pinning and saving our favorite looks for fall, from warm honey blondes to a new twist on red. Get ready to book your next great look with us.

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Beauty How-To: The Knot Braid

Posted by: Becca Schilling

Do you ever just want your hair up and cute but don’t want to look like you tried too hard? Our go-to solution for a quick, easy AND beautiful style is a knot braid! And the best part—you don’t even need to know how to braid because it doesn’t involve any actual braiding. To get the look, just click through and follow the simple steps!

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Take Your Beauty Routine Back to School With Our Favorite Salon Services

Posted by: Cole's Salon

Even if the days of school books, homework and Homecoming games are long behind you, it’s fun to pretend you’re going back to school again, at least in your beauty routine. Ready for a refresh? The Fall 2019 semester is now in session at Cole’s Salon, and we promise there won’t be a pop quiz. 

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Ask the Beauty Expert: In What Order Should I Apply my Skincare Products?

Posted by: Kate Moore

In what order am I supposed to be applying my skincare products? Our beauty expert Kate shares her step-by-step guide, along with skincare product suggestions and why they’re important to incorporate into your skincare routine.

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3 of Our Favorite Beauty Tools to Get You Back-to-School Ready

Posted by: Cole's Salon

The beginning of August means back-to-school shopping! Whether you’ll be hitting the books this fall or dropping your kiddos off at school, we’re here to help you get back-to-school ready. We’ve rounded up our favorite styling tools and beauty must-haves that’ll help you start off the school year with an A+ beauty routine.

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How To Get (And Protect!) Your Best Summer Skin

Posted by: Tracy Workman

As Minnesotans, we love our summers. We spend as much time as possible outside—which is great for our souls, but not so great for our skin. With all the sun and swimming, it’s important to use products and services that combat sun damage, and others that simply help you cool off and feel good! Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite warm-weather remedies for your skin-kissed skin. 

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