Since September 2014, Jon and Carrie have left the salon for bigger and better adventures in Hawaii. Jon was my hair stylist for 5 years while I was in school at the University of Minnesota and is the best hair dresser I have had thus far! He worked with me as I changed my hair style from long and curly to a short pixie. He always knew what I wanted, even when I didn't know it yet. He is definitely missed now that he is gone from the salon, it was hard to see him go so far away!
Reviewed on 02.09.15
Carrie is the best stylist I have ever found for my curly hair! She is patient and detailed and knows how to make my hair look really good.Not only that, I wanted to take my dyed brown hair to its natural gray/silver but I did NOT want to cut my hair since it takes it so long to grow and get any length due to how curly it is. Carrie took me through a step by step process and I now have silver hair! Amazing.She is leaving Minneapolis and moving to Honolulu and I am really sad to see her go! I hope Hawaii appreciates who they are getting!
Reviewed on 08.12.14
Stylist: Sam Ploetz
I have been going to see my very favorite curly hair specialist Sam for a while now and she recently moved to Salon Stella. WOW this place is Awesome. The decor is very well put together, like shabby chic meets industry. You can even have a cocktail while you get beautified! Super exited to go back!
Reviewed on 02.19.12
I absolutely love this salon. Carrie fixed my hair that a previous stylist at this same salon had screwed up prior to her leaving. Carrie is really friendly, personable, and knowledgeable when it comes to curly hair. She listened to what I wanted, gave me an awesome cut, and fixed my hair!!!
Reviewed on 02.19.09
I had the same hairstyle for the past 7 years (long layers, my hair was bra strap length) and needed a change. Ande had great suggestions and styling tips, and really listened to what I was looking to do. Like most curlies, after a cut I usually end up going home and re doing my hair, but not with Ande. I think Ande has given me the best haircut I've ever had! She really knows how to cut and style curly hair.
Reviewed on 12.31.07
The Carrie referenced in the Jon Oulman and Salon Stella reviews are the same person. Carrie used to work at Jon Oulman, but now owns Salon Stella with her business partner, Jamie. She's incredibly talented, professional and confidence-inspiring. She gets and likes working with curly hair and is a big advocate of proper curl maintenance. Salon Stella itself is a gem--eclectic, relaxing, cozy and unpretentious. The online booking system is convenient...and the complimentary wine, beer and coffee is a nice touch, too. To find out what others have to say about the salon, check out twincities.citysearch.com. It's earned a 9.9 out of 10 rating--beloved of the curly and non-curly alike.
Reviewed on 02.10.07
Carrie is my stylist for life. I tried two others recommended here before I found her and just wasn't happy. Carrie is all about no shampoo, natural products and natural style. She knows what will work for me, and I just relax and let her snip away. Salon Stella itself is hip, too!
Reviewed on 10.27.06