Here in Minnesota, we look forward to summer all year long. It’s a short-but-sweet three-month stretch of beautiful weather, sunny days, crazy thunderstorms, and hot, hot heat. We hit up the beach, the lake, the cabin, and the State Fair, and we love every minute of it. Of course, these summer days can also mean sunburn, tired feet, aching shoulders from too much yard work, and dull, dry hair.
That’s where we come in. Summer is the perfect time to come and visit your friends at Cole’s Salon & Spa, whether you’re taking a summer Friday to come enjoy a massage, getting glam before a wedding, or booking a mani-pedi date with your friends. These are a few of our favorite summer-ready treatments, experiences, and product tips to keep you looking and feeling beautiful through the season.
A spa day.
If you’ve been outside 24/7 since the first warm day of the year, it’s time to treat your body and soul to a little TLC—in the form of a spa day! We recommend a Signature Facial, which comes complete with a deeeeeeeeeep cleansing, masque, an arm massage, and a skin firming treatment. Follow it up with a mani-pedi to get your feet in sandal shape…we won’t tell if you’ve got dry heels and callouses from walking around barefoot at the cabin. Want a wax? We have tons of options to get you in your smoothest shape, from brow to bikini to backs and underarms.
Must-have summer products.
Let your hair air-dry and embrace your natural texture during the summer. Nobody wants to spend all day straightening and heat styling their hair when it’s 90 degrees outside! We recommend Bumble and bumble’s Surf line for beachy waves that don’t feel crunchy, and girls with curls will love Aveda’s naturally-derived Be Curly line. Another fave for summer is their Smooth Infusion line, which zaps frizz all day long. Treat your skin to gentle, refreshing skincare from Eminence Organics—nothing feels better at the end of a long, hot day outside than a freshly-cleansed face, right? Don’t skimp on moisturizer even though it seems unnecessary during the warmer months; your skin needs to stay hydrated just like you do. (We like to prep with Aveda’s Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Treatment Lotion.) As for makeup, Jane Iredale’s lightweight mineral-based products feel light and breathable during the sweatiest days of July and beyond.
For many of us, summer means one thing: weddings every weekend. If you’re attending a wedding that you REALLY want to glam up for, look to us for help. You can book a makeup application with one of our experts, and get airbrushed, flawless skin. We also offer lash application, which is perfect for anyone who wants long, lush lashes for one night only but can’t ace them at home. You can also pop in for a blowout or a blowdry and style so your hair looks flawless in every reception selfie.
When summer comes to a close, it’s time to undo the sun and water damage. We offer a Malibu Crystal Gel treatment to help remove chlorine and mineral buildup from hair—if you’ve ever seen your strands (or your kid’s!) turn green after days in the pool, you know what we mean. Chop off any dry, damaged ends and book a hair treatment for high-tech pampering that will strengthen and beautify your hair from scalp to tip.