[Originally posted at Vita.mn]
New Year's Eve is upon us, and apart from having to worry about what to wear, where you're going, and how you're going to get there, having holiday-fabulous hair and makeup is yet another priority. But if you're not lucky enough to have a hair stylist/makeup artist friend (or happen to be one yourself), you could probably use some help getting ready for the big night. To help you out, a number of local salons are offering New Year's Eve hair styling and makeup applications by appointment.
For the big night, The Beauty Room in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis is a sure bet. The brains behind the salon, Mi Shaun Schmidt-Schwab brings 14 years of experience in the beauty industry and is recognized as one of the nation’s top colorists by Allure Magazine. My regular stylist, MinJo, has been with The Beauty Room since it opened in 2005 and is positively adorable. Hair styling rates range from $50 to $150, with makeup applications starting at $55. (4300 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, 612, 724-4111, www.thebeautyroommpls.com.)
Appointments are going fast, but if you act now you should be able to nab an a slot.
Other recommended salons with openings on New Year's Eve:
Hair styling: $35-90; Makeup application: starts at $45.
2225 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-333-9913, www.mezzaninesalon.com
Denny Kemp Salon
Hair styling: $30-100; Makeup application: $75.
605 Central Ave. NE., Minneapolis, 612-676-0300, www.dennykempsalon.com
The Fox Den Salon
Hair styling: $45-65. (No makeup.)
704 W. 22nd St. Minneapolis, 612-872-4556, www.foxdensalon.com
Jungle Red Salon
1362 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, 612-870-0653, www.jungleredsalon.com
2836 S. Lyndale Ave., Minneapolis, 612-870-2979, www.evolutionhair.com
Various locations, including downtown Minneapolis, 651 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 612-332-3512 & Uptown Minneapolis, 2947 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, Minnesota, 612-823-0977, www.juut.com
Makeup only - $50 purchase commitment toward product. take appointments but only 4 left.
Various locations including Uptown: 2922 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-825-0685,