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Part of being the best salons and spas in Minneapolis, Tempe, Scottsdale, and Palo Alto is actively giving back to the community and helping those in need. This November, Juut Salon Spa has partnered with Second Harvest Heartland and the Super Food Drive to raise money and donate nourishing foods to families in need. As we gather together this season to give thanks, consider the impact of giving health and sustainability. DONATE HERE VIRTUALLY! Juut’s very own Master Esthetician, Liza Jackson, has been instrumental in propelling this food drive. She not only takes a special interest in raising money…
The 1980s was the decade of “me.” People were focused on themselves, and materialism ran rampant. It was during this decade of decadence that Juut Salon Spa owner David Wagner decided he wanted to run his business differently. “I had this inkling that I wanted to be part of something not just cool, hip and fashionable, but also something with meaning and purpose,” he says. In 1986, Wagner had a client who decided not to commit suicide after experiencing his kindness and attention in the salon, which further propelled his desire to contribute to the world in a more…
Marisa Bean, master stylist and educator, is also the salon director at Juut’s Roseville and Uptown Minneapolis salon locations. Bean has been with the company for 18 years, and has spent much of it training new stylists. But at one point in her time at Juut, Bean felt like she needed more. “It was one of two times I asked David for a one-on-one meeting,” she says. “He has always been supportive of everyone on the team in terms of growing and exploring dreams and ideas, and I was ready to explore my own dream.” Bean wanted to leave…
Back in 1991, Molly Haeg was starting out at Juut as a young stylist eager to reach her professional goals. One of those goals was to become a master stylist. “When I told David Wagner I wanted to be a master stylist, he asked me, ‘What does a stylist offering a $500 haircut look like? What does your station look like? The salon? Your hair and makeup?’” Haeg says. Wagner then told Haeg not to wait until she achieved master stylist status—she needed to act like she was already there. This advice had a powerful impact on her and…
Kindiss Stiller, director of Juut’s Edina location and colorist, is amazed at some of the things her clients have told her in the past 23 years. “You never know what people are going through,” she says. “I have had guests tell me some horrible things nobody else in their life knows—stories and secrets they don’t share with anyone else because they don’t feel safe.” Stiller says Juut guests have a lot of trust in their service professionals and that’s why they share. “We have a gift of being in close range, so they tell us when they’re pregnant, or…
Years ago, when Craig Whipple was in his 20s, he had a client who made a big impression. Whipple, who has now been with Juut Salon Spa for 25 years and is a master stylist, master educator and hair director of the Wayzata salon location, says this guest was a powerful, fierce woman who ran her own business with a big entrepreneurial spirit. “She was passionate and had a story for everything,” Whipple says. “But then one day, she came in and told me she had a diagnosis of ALS. But what was amazing is she never let it…
Jenn Pardue, talent scout and education liaison, started her career at Juut Salon Spa as a stylist in 2008. “I’m one of the Juut ‘boomerangs,’” she says. “I have left the salon for other opportunities, but have always been drawn back. Juut is personally and professionally the best I’ve known.” The Daymaker culture resonates with her naturally optimistic, joyful personality, and while she has many positive stories and experiences at Juut, one in particular stands out. A few years ago, when Pardue was still a stylist, an older man came into the salon looking for someone to do his…
For many of Rachel Barth’s clients, getting a facial isn’t about an indulgence or treating themselves to a relaxing experience. It’s about finding a solution to a serious skin problem. As an esthetician at Juut Salon Spa for almost 11 years, Barth has seen it all, and says her clients’ skin problems genuinely affect how they feel about themselves. “I had one client cry because she looked and felt so good after a series of facials cleared up her skin,” Barth says. Often, her clients just need sound advice. Barth says a common issue is guests who wear makeup…
When Anna Larkin’s endometrioses forced her to endure six surgeries in two years, she had to stop working for almost 12 months. Larkin, a master esthetician at Juut’s Wayzata location, worked at Juut for five years before she left for another spa, where she was working when her illness struck. “I had never been sick before and was out of work for almost a year,” she says. “When I was ready to return, Juut hired me back.” When Juut hired Larkin, it was with the understanding she would only be able to work 10 hours a week due to…
In her 10 years at Juut Salon Spa, master esthetician Liza Jackson has learned her guests view her treatment room as a safe space to be themselves—no matter what the circumstance. “When I’m with clients, I step outside myself and am fully present with them. I reflect how they feel and just be in that moment,” she says. And sometimes that moment can be ugly. “I had a client who was a teacher,” Jackson says. “She had a kindergarten student who walked out of school with his grandmother and was approached by an adult who called the child a…
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