Store Profile: Haus Salon Expands to North Loop

The North Loop gets its first high-end salon/spa.

The North Loop is already Minneapolis’s hottest shopping and dining destination, and if that wasn’t enough reason to visit, there’s the arrival of its first high-end salon and spa, Haus Salon. In the three short years since debuting at its original location in south Minneapolis, Haus has stacked up national recognition and press—including a “best haircut” nod from Allure magazine—and also opened Minnesota’s first blow-dry bar, Blowdry!, in Uptown.

Now, the salon has added a second locale in a sprawling historic warehouse space that includes 24 stylist stations, a custom-built pedicure station and manicure table, and a Haus first: a full-service spa and waxing room. They’ve also introduced a men’s hair program offering full VIP treatment, complete with a hot towel on the neck post-cut.

The new salon’s reclaimed-wood, brass, and steel accents complement the raw, industrial vibe of the space. Owners Charlie Brackney and Jessica Reipke chose to leave the concrete pillars, tall ceilings, and exposed brick intact while making additions that enhance the open, minimalist feel.

One of the space’s best features is a wide expanse of windows that looks out onto Washington Avenue, beautifully accented by a series of narrow overhanging mirrors separating each salon station. “One of the main tenets of the Bauhaus movement, which Haus was named for, is form and function,” Brackney explains, “so we believe things should be beautiful as well as functional.” And, thanks to the Haus expansion, more widely accessible.
–JP

BEHIND THE SCENES

Haus shop floor

Haus stylists and store

Haus front desk

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