MSP Cultural Spotlights:

Self Care, Beauty + Wellness




Look good and feel good! We want to help you find your go-to beauty and wellness providers. The MSP area is filled with hardworking and extremely talented estheticians, hairstylists, wellness gurus, and more. Find local BIPOC beauty and wellness experts.


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Hair Salons + Barbershops


Beauty Lounge Minneapolis   |   Black-owned and woman-owned, this full-service salon is for all hair types. They value diversity while challenging the norms in the hair industry to create a shift.

3501 Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

The Connect Hair Studio   |   The Connect Hair Studio provides a variety of services including hair care, hair maintenance, eyebrow threading and more.

1501 Glenwood Avenue, Suite C, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Dimensions in Hair   |   Dimensions In Hair  is a full service hair and nail salon that specializes in relaxers, color, natural hair care, precision cuts, braids, twists, hair care treatment, weaves and eyebrow waxing. They also provide full nail services. 

1417 West Broadway, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411

Fades of Gray   |    Fades of Gray  has been an industry driver since 1999. Located in the Elliot Park neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis, it’s much more than a place to get a quality fade, cut, shave, trim, or hair design. Steeped in the community, owner Julian Gray and staff have given back through civic engagement and collaboration with education, law, non-profit, media, and sports organizations.

715 South 10th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Final Cut Sports Barbershop   |   Final Cut Sports Barbershop is your ticket to a personal, professional men’s grooming experience in the Twin Cities metro area.

Located at Mall of America; Southdale Center; Rosedale Center; Maplewood Mall; Crossroads Mall, and St. Cloud 

Gorgeous Looks Salon   |   A licensed professional with over 11 years of experience, “Healthy care for your hair!” is the motto, and what they stand by. No matter the route you choose to go, whether you desire natural tresses, relaxed/chemically treated hair, or just want to rock a 20-inch weave, they will work with you to create a plan to help your hair and scalp stay on track while creating a foundation for healthy hair growth.

217 Oliver Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405

One 21 4 East Barbershop and Salon   |   One 21 4 East Barbershop and Salon is a family-owned barbershop dedicated to keeping Minneapolis looking fresh and clean at a reasonable price. Owners Tony, Byron, and LeVon have owned this joint barbershop/salon for over 15 years.

2325 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Ultimate Barber   |   Ultimate Barber  is based on the concept of brotherhood, community, and inclusiveness. They strive to strengthen identities, build confidence, and open new doors through genuine connections and quality grooming services.

1455 University Avenue  West, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Wyld Chyldz Hair Studio   |   At Wyld Chyldz Hair Studio, they offer the best natural hair care in the Twin Cities. Catering to the needs of curly naturalistas and loc’d clientele while providing Wyld and Funky designs is what they do best.

880 Payne Ave, St Paul, MN 55130

Self Care + Beauty


Black Onyx Wax Studio LLC   |   Black Onyx Wax Studio believes that everyone deserves to feel comfortable in what can be one of the most vulnerable facets of life. They pride themselves on being body positive and intentionally conscious about how one self-image can affect their confidence.

2801 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408 Suite #12

#FACE of Lelas #FACE’s goal is to help clients gain knowledge in their skincare health and feel confident in the skin they’re in. They provide numerous services around skincare, waxing, lashes, and more.

925 W Lake Street Minneapolis MN, 55408

The Glow Up  |  The Glow Up is dedicated to providing clients with a truly beautiful experience and lasting results. They have a genuine passion for customer services and personally understanding the needs of each individual to ensure that each experience is a signature experience.

609 South 10th St. Minneapolis, MN 55404

Lash Haus Located in South Minneapolis, Lash Haus is dedicated to providing an unforgettable experience for all customers who are looking to enhance their lash game. You can also attend Lash Boss Academy to learn how to provide expert lash extension services.

3447 Bloomington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

The Nail Bar  |  The Nail Bar takes a new and trendy approach while offering a friendly client-focused environment. Their team of nail technicians is diverse and stands apart from any other salon in the Twin Cities!

3501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Omari Brow Studio   |   Omari Brow Studio offers eyebrow threading, eyebrow waxing, and lash lifts in a private, tranquil space in the heart of St. Paul. They also offer the only threading class of its kind in the Twin Cities. Omari was created to redefine the simple eyebrow wax experience. More than just a beauty service; a wax, thread, or lash lift at Omari is a deliberate moment of self-care.

1050 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Rituals   |   At Rituals, you’ll discover some of the most delightfully satisfying handcrafted products. From our signature oil blends and our unmatched soaps to our one of kind body butter and their vitamin-fortified lotions, both your skin and spirit will delight in the magic of our most loving handiworks.

Midtown Global Market – 920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Rocky Robinson  |   Rocky was created to encourage black girls to be their very best and to foster a love of education, opening the doors to help girls see all the possibilities that they can be. We use social and digital content to engage and educate, as well as branded personal care products including shower gel, lotion, and lip balm to build self-esteem and love. Rocky was created because representation matters!

Taylor’d Skin & CO Esthetic Bar  |  Taylor’d Skin & Company is a collective unit of five professionally licensed beauty businesses under one roof. With different complimentary beauty services and over 4+ years of experience, they provide a clean and safe space, superior treatments, resources, education, and products to promote health and well-being.

3112 Emerson Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55412




612 Jungle   |   Located in Minneapolis, 612 Jungle has a class for everyone. From hip hop to soul to yoga, 612 Jungle has created a safe and accepting space for all who attend!

2905 Garfield Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408


Element Gym   |   Element Gym is a community. What members find is an inclusive environment that immediately feels like home. Their unorthodox approach to gym operation – putting people over profits helps them make an impact by changing lives and creating happiness while furthering their purpose of doing good and giving back to the community in conjunction with the Element Foundation.

655 Fairview Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN 55104


Fit Lab   |   At The Fit Lab, work one on one or in a small group with a certified fitness professional. These sessions allow a client to get the personal attention they might need to achieve their goal. All programs are individualized and target specific goals of the individual or small group.

1583 Hamline Avenue, Falcon Heights, MN 55108


Hoops and Christ   |   Hoops and Christ Basketball develops athletes by using unique teaching methods to increase intrinsic determination and desire in each athlete.

Minneapolis, Minnesota


JT’s Fitness  |  As a versatile fitness trainer and former professional athlete, JT is an expert in strength conditioning, fitness, yoga, and massage. JT focuses on creating workouts specific to your goals and offers a variety of exercises. He wants to not only help you get in shape but to make regular training and proper nutrition a part of your lifestyle. JT trains with high-intensity workouts that target key muscles, and cardio exercises that burn fat.

1810 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 


Lions Gym & Wellness Center  |   More than your average health club, Lions Gym & Wellness Center of Robbinsdale offers a wide range of goal-oriented, science-fueled health and wellness services for those in pursuit of their full potential through functional fitness.

4123 W. Broadway Avenue, Robbinsdale, MN 55422


Major Body Fitness   |   Major Body Fitness is a fitness brand owned and operated by certified personal trainers, nutritionist, and fitness gurus Melissa Levingston & Lamar Flowers.

111 Kellogg Blvd #121, St. Paul, MN 55106


ME&I Fitness and Performance   |   ME&I Fitness and Performance is a family forged through fitness. A one-of-a-kind workout center for people from all walks of life to connect and strive for better health through good times and positive energy.  At ME&I Fitness and Performance we make it our mission to Motivate, Educate and Inspire.

1256 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411


Progress Fitness & Nutrition   |   Whether your goal is to get stronger so that you can go hiking or get the body you envisioned for a beach vacation, Gosia and Ronnie Edwards will help you achieve that. At Progress Fitness, you will achieve success by building better habits within your everyday life. Health and fitness is a lifelong journey in which they want to give you the tools to do for the rest of your life.

Snap Fitness – 5409 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55419


Push Fitness   |   Push Fitness Studio is a boutique fitness center located in the St. Paul Midway area in Minnesota with a mission is to make fitness accessible to all. PUSH Fitness Studio offers a variety of in-studio and online classes as well as outdoor fitness options.

655 Fairview Avenue North, St Paul, MN 55104


Win At Life Training  |   With 20 years of coaching and training experience, Coach Windlan Hall holds and leads weekly boxing classes that include technique, cardio, strength, and core.

12990 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344


Wurk Gym   |   Wurk Gym is a fitness/boxing gym located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. For folks of all ages they offer memberships, personal training, group fitness classes, boxing for fitness, amateur, and professional fighters.

11555 K-Tel Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55343


Zesa Fitness   |   ZeSa Fitness is a cutting-edge, never-before-seen fitness breakthrough that is the logical evolution of the two biggest themes in contemporary training—balance training and functional training.

1024 South Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415


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