Snips Salon opened at 330 El Dorado Drive behind Radermacher’s on June 16.

At Snips, customers can get a haircut, manicure and makeup done.

Snips Salon is a third generation family-owned business that’s been around for over 50 years. MaLissa Young, president of the salons, owns the majority of the business with her mother Sandy. Her grandmother opened the first salon in Minneapolis. It has since moved to its current location in Bloomington.

“We were getting busy in Bloomington so we were looking at opportunities to kind of grow, but again to share our vision for caring for guests,” owner of the Jordan location Kelly Meyers said. “It’s more than a haircut, we want it to be a full service experience — a relaxing half hour out of their day where they can kind of get away for a bit.”

After washing clients’ hair, stylists wrap hair in warm towels sprayed with aromatherapy scents from lemongrass to jasmine to create a relaxing atmosphere — and to stand out from other salons with a “total client experience, wanting it to be a little getaway from a busy day,” Meyers said.

And both Meyers and stylist Sarah Patterson said Jordan was a great home for the salon.

“Sarah and I were talking to about how much people in Jordan just love this community,” Meyers said. “It’s so fun to have people share that with us and we want to be a part of the community and get involved.”

Since she was 10, Patterson has loved hair.

“I was playing with hair since I was probably 10 years old and eventually someone said when I was 16 said ‘Why don’t you do hair?’” Patterson said. “And then I went to school and then it was like I was born with it. I feel like I’m playing with hair all day and I’m not really going to work.”

She has been a stylist for the past 14 years.

Meyers is not a cosmetologist; she worked at a church for 17 years before going to work at the front desk at Snips in Bloomington before becoming owner.

Both Meyers and Patterson like that the salon is family-owned and said they put on work events called Summer Fun which involves taking trips to Valleyfair as a team. At their most recent meeting, they had salon-style Olympics.

“So we split off into teams and you had to do the fastest up-do within five minutes, fastest nail art within a minute,” Patterson said.

In Jordan they have three full-time employees and two others that work at both locations.

Prices range from $35 for women’s haircut, from $25 for men and $19 for children. A classic manicure starts at $25 and a pedicure for $39. Make-up application using Bare Minerals products is $36 and a make-up lesson is $41.

The salon has a few deals now — new customers get a complimentary makeup application with their first visit and there is a referral program.

Sarah Wynn is from Chicago where grew up on deep dish pizza before making the move to attend the University of Missouri's Journalism School. After a few stints in London and New York City (NY style pizza may beat Chicago), she moved to Minnesota.

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