Years ago, David and Charlie Wagner, owners of Juut Salonspa, set out to make the world a better place through principles of beauty, wellness, and lifelong learning. They launched the Daymaker Project and defined a salon experience that ensured their clients left feeling better than when they came in. This shared commitment to service made a preferred partnership with Juut a natural fit for Affinity Plus. It also got me interested in experiencing Juut firsthand. Based on my experience, here’s just a taste of what you can expect from your Juut transformation:

Your experience begins right as you walk in the door—your nose, flooded with the natural scents from the Aveda product lines lining the shelves. If you show up early enough, you’ll even have time to peruse the little retail shop to pick out your favorite products. Mine: Aveda hand relief. I just can’t get enough of that stuff in during the Minnesota winters!

From there, you’ll be escorted to the waiting area by a perfectly manicured Guest Service Specialist, who will take a moment to offer you your choice of several organic beverages, including my personal favorite cucumber-infused water. YUM! As you wait, enjoy getting some free fashion and fitness tips while checking out all the latest magazines.

While relaxation would have already begun to set in, you’re in for the best part when your Artist brings you back to his/her chair. A haircut begins with a personal consultation and a pressure-point oil massage, with your choice of scent. I love peppermint; it just provides the kick I need to get through the rest of the day. The head massage continues as your Artist washes and conditions your hair with a customized combination of Aveda hair products. Then, the true mastery begins with various services from cuts to color and beyond. And, of course, you’ll walk away with a trendy style that is sure to turn heads!

If that outline of the Juut experience isn’t enough, consider the extra special elements they bring to the table. Not only can you read a biography on each Juut Artist online, you can also choose the level of expertise and budget you choose to work within during your appointments. Because of Juut's commitment to learning, you can trust you're in good hands no matter who you work with. Each new Artist spends up to six months refining their art within Juut's New Artist Academy and continues to hone their craft with training from the masters within their team and from nationally, and even internationally, known Guest Artists.

This ultimate salon experience awaits in one of several Juut salons around the Twin Cities, and a visit can happen over a lunch hour. Make an appointment today.