The AVEDA Jam was a gathering of artistic excellence from the region, presented in a fun, high-energy show at Minneapolis Convention Center. Six local artists were selected to demo a unique technique on stage to music, including our very own Brigitte Hansen! Members of the AVEDA Global Artistic Team also participated; including Ian Michael Black, Bea Watson, Ricardo Dinis, Allen Ruiz, and Antoinette Beenders.
Our team at The Chair is now trained in a new technique called "Eclipting," giving our stylists knowledge on an Aveda exclusive color technique. This will give your hair a much softer, and natural dimmension with color. If you'd like to try this with our stylists give us a call to book your color appointment.
In April we were glad to participate in Aveda's First Annual Trashion Show in Minneapolis! This event was a culmination of Aveda's Earth Month efforts, and was a wonderful fundraiser donating all proceeds towards water conservation in the United States and around the world. To add some friendly competition between the participating salons, there was a threefold competition for Fashion, Make-up, and Hair. Our team from The Chair did a fantastic 1930's theme and was awarded First Place in the Hair category! We look forward to sharing in next year's events.
The Chair Salon has participated in a number of community and charity events including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Marathon (raising over $7000), and Dining Out for Life, an annual dining fundraising event that raises money for AIDS service organizations. Our team also participated in the MN AIDS walk 2009, Aveda earth month cut-a-thon to help raise funds to keep water clean and we host an annual food drive for the Aliveness Project which is an amazing organization the helps to serve the HIV affected community. We have also participated in the "Minnesota AIDS Walk" and donated our talants to cut hair for free giving our time to "HOMELESS CONNECT".
Best Salon minneapolis, VITA MN 2009, and 2010
Best Haircut Minneapolis, Southwest Journal 2014
Best Haircut in Minneapolis
City Pages | 2011
Best Salon in South Minneapolis
Southwest Journal | 2009
Big Hair Mania - 2008
A benefit for the MN Aids Project
We participated in a national Aveda contest. Although we did not win we are proud to announce that we placed 5th in North America!
Michael Frear, owner of The Chair Salon, and haircutting educator Laura Leverty, were selected to work with the Aveda team for Fashion Week 2007 and 2012 in NYC.
Michael collaborated with the team for Marc Bouwer and Irina Shabayeva, Irina was the winner on the 2012 season of "Project Runway." Marc was a guest judge and Irina was a design contestant. It was an amazing learning experience and Michael hopes to participate at the event again soon.
Laura worked at Fashion Week for several designers including Badgley Mischka (with Peter Gray), Anna Francesca, Tibi, and, perhaps her most memorable, Betsy Johnson, alongside Aveda's Jon Reymon.
She returned for another whirlwind experience in 2013 and 2014!
Michael Frear, owner of The Chair, was selected to work with the Aveda team for Fashion Week '07 in NYC. He collaborated with the team for Marc Bouwer and Irina Shabayeva. Marc is a guest judge this year and Irina is a design contestant. It was an amazing learning experience and he hopes to participate at the event again soon.