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Your Spring Break Beauty Prep Guide

Posted by: Mandy Schultz

It’s time to kick that cabin fever and jet off somewhere—preferably warm—for spring break! But before you skip town this winter, here’s how to effortlessly look and feel your best on vacation.

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6 Easy Fixes for Winter Hair

Posted by: Alyssa Markstrom

We live in Minnesota, so we’re all likely a little too familiar with the effects that dry and cold winter air conditions can have on our hair. Here are the most hydrating hair masques and deep conditioners that will leave even the thirstiest strands infused with moisture.

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Top 10 Beauty Bag Essentials

Posted by: Heather Berg

As an esthetician, one of the questions Heather Berg get asked the most often is: “What products do you use in your daily beauty routine?” Well, here goes: Each of these 10 beauty products has a special place in her heart and a permanent spot in her makeup bag.

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Show Yourself Some Love for Valentine’s Day

Posted by: Cole's Salon

We’re all about being our own Valentine, whether we’re single or coupled up, and we have a few never-fail ways to treat yourself to a little TLC and R&R on February 14. Buy yourself flowers, give yourself the gift of a good hair day, pucker up with a new lipstick, and book a spa day!

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Ask the Beauty Expert: How Do I Get My Brows to Behave?

Posted by: Kate Moore

Big, natural eyebrows are definitely in—there’s no denying that. But when you’re blessed with *extra* full brows that have a mind of their own, how do you get them to behave and stay down? That is this month’s “Ask the Beauty Expert” question! 
Click through to read the two things you can do.

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Five New Beauty Products to Try in 2020

Posted by: Alyssa Markstrom

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is a little more self-care, what better way to treat yourself than with new beauty products that make you feel good…and look good?! At Cole’s Salon, we have a number of new product lines from our favorite beauty brands that we’re loving—from new organic skincare to luxury scalp treatments.

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Make 2020 Your Healthiest Year Yet with Hush & Hush

Posted by: Arin Pedersen

Are you looking to make 2020 your healthiest year yet? As a Retail and Service Advisor at our Eagan Station salon, Arin Pederson loves working with our guests to help them feel healthier and more confident, from the inside out! And with Hush & Hush—the first line of luxury nutraceuticals that we’ve ever carried in the salon—she has new go-to recommendations for guests.

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Three Reasons Why You Should Treat Your Feet (And Hands!) This Winter

Posted by: Sarah Burns

Spring break beach vacays are on the horizon, yes, but mani-pedis are more than just a beautification treat. There are actual health benefits to them! Here are three reasons why you should treat your feet (and hands) this winter.

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New Year, New You! Beauty Tips to Start 2020 Off With a Bang

Posted by: Cole's Salon

While we can’t believe it’s already 2020, we can believe that this new decade holds a ton of promise, and we’re so excited to help you transform and thrive in the years to come. Ready to take the old cliché “New year, new you” and flip it on its head? So are we, so let’s do it together and start 2020 off with a bang.

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So Much to be Thankful For This Holiday Season

Posted by: Alyssa Markstrom

We have so much to be thankful for at Cole’s Salon. We are truly so blessed to be part of a company that has the utmost integrity, and a company that shows so much appreciation not only for their guests, but for each and every team member. On the blog, we’re sharing what we’re thankful for.

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Our Favorite Beauty Looks of the Decade

Posted by: Cole's Salon

The 2010s were packed to the brim with some fabulous (and some not-so-fab) beauty trends; the decade in general was obsessed with beauty, and the advent of Instagram meant that trends went viral fast, and were replicated from one corner of the globe to another. In honor of this over-the-top decade, we’re rounding up our favorite looks of the 2010s. 

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10 Ways to Transition Your Skincare Routine to Winter

Posted by: Heather Berg

As we prepare for winter weather advisories, dust off our Uggs and find our coziest mittens, it is just as important to make sure we have the perfect winterized skincare regimen. Here are 10 pro-tips and 10 must-haves to survive dry, flaky, red and dull skin this winter.

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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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