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Shear Style Hair and Spa: Familiar Name, Reputable Service
Stylists at Shear Style Hair and Spa in Annandale know hair, and that’s why everybody knows them.
For 20 years, Shear Style Hair and Spa has served the lakes area with affordable, professionally-done haircuts, perms, colors, highlights, pedicures, manicures, facials and more, and their loyal, ever-growing customer base knows it. That’s why they keep coming back for more.
“We have really loyal customers,” owner Rosemary Norgren said. “One of my first customers that I ever cut hair for still comes back. Our customers are why we’ve been in business for so long.”
Norgren, a Maple Lake native, bought Shear Style in 1996 when it was still operating from its location behind Kaz Hardware. A few years later Norgren moved the salon along Highway 55, then in 1999 she built her current shop at 250 Lundeen Drive, right behind Subway.
Besides herself, Norgren employs four stylists, a massage therapist and a receptionist. One of her stylists has been with her since she bought the business, others have been part of the team for no less than eight years. Her newest recruit has been with her three years.
“Not only do we have a lot of experience, we have a very friendly, educated staff,” Norgren said.
All of the Shear Style stylists believe in continued education to keep themselves knowledgeable on current styles and trends. Several of her stylists specialize in certain areas, such as manicures and pedicures. All are proficient with women’s cuts, men’s cuts, children’s cuts, waxings, colors and perms.
Customers can also come for ear piercings and facials, as well as make-up and formal up-dos for those big occasions such as weddings and high school prom.
“We have a very dedicated staff and every one of us enjoys what we do,” Norgren said.
In addition to hair stylists, Shear Style Hair and Spa offers massages from massage therapist Melissa Hasek. Her repertoire includes pregnancy massage, sea salt exfoliation, deep tissue massage, Thia massage, Swedish massage, reflexology, hot stone and body wraps.
Norgren graduated from Maple Lake High School in 1987, then went on to attend Regency Beauty College in St. Cloud where she earned her cosmetology license. After working as a stylist for a few years, she was able to realize her dream of owning her own business. Norgren is also married with three children and lives in Annandale. Her daughter, Kendra, works for her as the salon’s receptionist.
Shear Style’s regular discounts and specials are attributes that keep customers coming back for more. For example, men’s haircuts are always three dollars off on Wednesdays, so men can make an appointment for a $15 haircut instead of an $18 one. Shear Style also offers seniors a 10-percent discount every Monday and Tuesday.
Besides the regular discounts, the salon runs other periodic specials as well, such as 10 foils for $25. This summer they offered a pedicure special in honor of “sandal season,” in which customers could buy two pedicures and get the third free. In August the salon’s back-to-school discount for the children in the family was a big hit. Shear Style Hair and Spa is a salon for the entire family.
Customers can visit Shear Style Hair and Spa at www.shearstylemn.com. for more information on services and specials.
Watch Facebook, the Maple Lake Messenger and the Annandale Advocate for upcoming specials as well, Norgren advised.
In addition to its services, Shear Style carries Redkin and the 97 percent plant-based Aveda hair products, and OPI nail care products.
Shear Style Hair and Spa is open Monday through Saturday. Call 320-274-5717 for an appointment.