Great experience here! The front desk was friendly and the salon has a modern cool look to it. I didn't know at the time.. but the owner was standing by the front and greeted me with a warm smile and just simply asked how I was doing today.. which was very nice to walk into .. considering the fact it was my first time there. I when I went to Accolades.. I had extremly long thick curly hair... that was ALWAYS frizzy. I decided to do the groupon for the blowout. I was kind of scared because after I had bought it .. I heard all the rumors about how bad it was for your health e.t.c. My stylist sat me down and explained that it was the actual brazilian blowout.. but one that was much better for me.. which was a relief... It still was considered a brazilian blowout.. just not as intense. After we were finished.. my hair looked beautiful!!! Sooooo smooth and soft. I did these treatments for awhile after this.. until I decided to chop all of my hair off. (Which I got done at Accolades by Josh M.) I now have a cute pixi cut and I am obsessed with it! Josh is great! And the owner complimented me again while I was walking out of the door.. it all just made me feel beautiful! I would recommend him AND Accolades.
Great experience here! The front desk was friendly and the salon has a modern cool look to it. I didn't know at the time.. but the owner was stand…
I was recommended to Accolades by a friend who was just blown away by her experience. I had an overgrown hair cut and was recommend to see David. Accolades was a easy location to find and they have a big enough parking lot so I was happy I didn't have to worry about parking. I paid $54.00 for a haircut from David.. and it was beyond worth that price. Not only was my haircut outstanding.. but the experience I spent with David was by far the best. First off, David is one of the most hilarious men I have ever met. It was our first time meeting.. and he made it feel like we had known each other for years. He put me in a great mood and wasn't afraid to say anything.. which I like! Secondly, you get a mini facial when you get your hair shampooed... WOW I wasn't expecting it.. and it felt sooooo goood!!! If you are looking for a new stylist... I would recommend David!! He is very experienced and he is also a great time. You won't want to leave after spending time with David, PLUS.. You get a great hair do out of it!
I love accolades, when i first went there they were very welcoming and made me feel relaxed and at home. I got a deep hair mask done the first time i went as well as a trim off of my long locks and i couldn't believe the difference in my hair! I would definitely recommend this salon and spa for anyone looking for any type of relaxation as well as any treatment that you want done right. I had never gotten my eyebrows done before and i didn't know what i was missing while i sat at home plucking them. They did my eyebrows in less then 15 minutes and i had a whole new look. they shaped them to pronounce my face shape well and i got many compliments but no one knew it was because of my eyebrows! definitely go in and get some kind of treatment done! The staff is very welcoming, i personally preferred a girl named Alana to do my waxings. She knows what she's doing!
Spectacular! I went to Accolades to recieve the special that included a facial, massage, and pedicure. I saw Alana for my facial.. and she did a wonderful job! My face feels clean and refreshed! She also gave me a 40% off total savings card for my next visit at Accolades.. which Im beyond excited to use! The massage was done by a woman named Deana.. and wowzers!! She really knows how to work it... it was an intense massage.. but so worth it afterwards! I got the pedicure done by Alicia .. and my feet look and feel amazing! I cannot wait for my next visit to Accolades! I would for surely recommend Accolades to any of my best friends!
I like to get a massage every once in awhile just so that I can relax and get pampered. When I'm in St Paul, I always plan a visit to Ava's. My work requires me to travel a lot so I've been to a lot of different spas.. some good, some bad. Ava's ranks right up there with the fancy spas I've been to in New York or Los Angeles. Sounds surprising because it's only St. Paul, MN! But really, they do a great job and their staff is just so darn friendly, it's hard not fall in love with the place. It's also the first time I've gotten a facial that didn't irritate my skin afterwards. Major plus for people who have sensitive skin!
I did the internet deal for either a full foil and haircut or a partial foil and haircut. I did the full foil and haircut and got my hair done by Josy! Josy was a total sweetheart and did exactly what I had pictured in my head. I wanted it a lot lighter.. especially since was going lighter from being very dark.. and she did exactly that.. I am now a chocolate brown and I love it! Another great thing is after my appointment.. she gave me a 40% off total savings coupon for next time I come in..such a great deal!
My hair never looked so consistently fabulous!Thank you so much for everything you do – you're a truly talented stylist and I always enjoy my appointments. I am very particular and I have been getting my hair done at beauty schools for 40 years relying on qualified teachers and their insights while keeping up with the latest trends and styles. I finally have found someone who has it all and I'm already looking forward to my next appointment. Shauna exceeds expectations every time.Sincerely,Shirley
The waxing services Angela did on me were fast, painless, and a great aftermath. She is amazing at what she does and I will never allow anyone else to perform these services on me again. I was beyond nervous when I got there but by the beginning of the service.. she made me feel relaxed and got me through it all. I am telling all my friends about Angela.. and if you want to also have a great waxing experience.. Angela is the woman for you!
I was going to a different salon in White Bear Lake and I felt like I was a nobody to them so I stopped going there. I then went into Special Effects Salon and checked it out. IT WAS AWESOME! All their employees are super friendly and personable. They were more concerned with me and what I wanted and how my hair would turn out then anyone at any other salon was. I am now going to special Effects Salon for all my AVEDA products and hair needs.
The only service I have gotten done there is getting my brows tinted and waxed. Both times they were good experiences. I got these services done by Alana.. and she did a great job! My brows weren't waxed too thin or anything... and when she tinted them.. they were the perfect color! I get tons of compliments on them.. so I thought it was worth a review. It was cute salon and I will be back for Alana to do my brows again! Thanks guys!