3100 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5541044.912560 -93.319366
Neighborhoods: Southwest, Fulton
Wonderful Wayzata – Extrados also has a waxing and facial salon in the suburb of Wayzata. It also houses their lingerie botique, Unmentionables. I must say I had a wonderful experience. The receptionist was kind when I called and checked in for my appt. Krystal was very professional during my (first ever) brazillian waxing. The owner was at the reception desk when I was done and she took care of checking me out. She asked me kindly how my service was and she gave me a discount for prebooking my next visit. There were cards up front for 20% off a facial with Krystal so I got one of those as well. I am excited to try other services at Extrados! Again, I had a wonderful experience with everyone I came in contact with~ I will be recommending this salon to everyone I know :)
Brook is Great! – I've never met the owner of the salon, Leah, so I've never experienced any of the "bad aura" that some other people have mentioned. I go on weekends and evenings, so maybe that is how it can be avoided, and it's totally worth it. I take eyebrows pretty seriously (they frame your face!), but I was having a hard time finding someone who just does eyebrows or at least focuses on that, and I have definitely found that with Brook at Extrados. She is meticulous, never overtweezes and has really given by brows a great shape. I recommend her to EVERYONE. The hours are also pretty flexible, so if you work, you can make an evening appointment, which is nice. Oh, and she's never sold me anything I didn't ask her specifically about because I wanted to buy it (they have good brow powder).
Wow!!!! – Extrados is just what I was looking for. I sampled many of the other local salons in search of the best; I can assure you that Extrados is absolutely top notch. After having lived in L.A. and N.Y. I can assure you that Extrados is the place to go in the Twin Cities, or either coast for that matter.
I?m always greeted by name, the environment is beautiful, and the staff and services are wonderful. I get my brows shaped, waxes and facials.
The owner is extremely talented and impeccably skilled; probably the best there is for brows.
I?ve used the Wayzata and Mpls. salons. The Twin Cities has quite a gem right here in our own backyard.
Only see Brooke! – The only satisfying experiences I have had with this salon have been with Brooke and Melissa (who no longer works there....SO SAD). Others I have seen have been inexperienced and I have heard nothing good about the owner from other customers and my own experiences with her. The only reason I continue to go to Extrados is because Brooke is amazing!!!! My brows have come a long way thanks to her expertise.
Glad I'm not the only one... – I'm so glad I'm not the only one who had a less than appealing experience with the owner of this salon. It was so bad I swore never to go back, although the reviews on here that commend the other staff would be the only reason I would even consider it.
I just cannot believe that people who act as pompous and pretentious as this woman, Leah, exist in the service world. She has an extremely negative aura, which was noticable to me as soon as I stepped foot in the salon. I have the gift of picking up on auras and energy and this place caused me almost physical pain it was so harsh. The energy of the whole place, including the other staff, seemed very affected by this. Very unprofessional the way she spoke to her employees. I was embarrassed for her.
Great place for brows. Everyone is great, you can't go wrong with anyone. East street parking. They are attentive to your needs when you walk in the door.
Best brows in Minneapolis – Brow waxing is one of the few salon services that I have consistently been devoted to for years. As I travel for work, I?ve had the opportunity to see some of the best at top salons. When I moved to Minneapolis 5 years ago, I gave several local salons a try, but never found anyone that seemed to do more then throw on a dab of wax and rip it off and call it brow shaping. I was happy to discover Leah shortly after her Extrados location in Mpls opened a couple of years ago, and have been a devoted customer ever since.
At my first several appointments, Leah helped me fix the mistakes that other salons had made, and let me know what areas needed to grow out....and taught me how to add pencil and powder to finish the look. Now they're perfect!
My appointments just for brows are usually 20 minutes---and I come out with a shape meant for my face. This is so much more then the 5-minute drive-thru waxing you've had at other places, where you come out with the same shape as everyone else in the salon. They also add pencil/powder/highlighter as it fits for your face....and the extra-touch that I love---a bit of cover-up to the red spots. How many times have you gone for a waxing, and been mortified to go out in public and discover the red/shiny splotches on your face?
The location is convenient, the space is beautiful, and the staff is all friendly. They always offer you water, or anti-oxidant tea. And on the few times where I've come in and they are running late, I've been offered a free paraffin hand-treatment or a foot soak while I wait.
I never thought I'd find this type of big-city expertise in the Twin Cities. Leah is the best I've encountered, and I've seen upwards of 30+ different specialists over the years.
GREAT SERVICE – I have been a customer of Leah's for over 5 years and have followed her all the way to Edina when she opened Extrados. It takes me 30 minutes to get there for just a 10 minute brow wax. Crazy, I know .. but the service I receive at Extrados is well worth the drive. I feel welcomed & valued. I am greeted by name and treated with respect. I highly recommend Leah and her wonderful staff.
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