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Best Haircut

Salon Stella

You don't need to get your hair cut in an art gallery. You couldn't care less about complimentary herbal tea and an essential oil scalp massage. You just want a damn haircut. But you won't settle for just any damn haircut — you still want a damn good haircut. If this sounds familiar, look no further than Salon Stella. Now located in a quiet pocket of northeast Minneapolis, the salon feels comfortable and welcoming, with shabby-chic decor and stylists who are unpretentious and down-to-earth. That's not to say Salon Stella doesn't appreciate good art. The salon's original location featured an impressive lamb mural painted by local collaborators Broken Crow, funded by a Minnesota State Arts Board grant. When the salon moved to its new location on 19th Avenue, its stylists and clients raised the dough to fund another impressive mural — this one featuring a bright pair of owls — again designed by Broken Crow.

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