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As a member of the beauty and wellness industry for over 20 years, Mandy Simmons is a seasoned professional. Formally trained at the Aveda Institute, she is highly skilled in classic and trend-setting hair styles, bridal/special event updos, hair shaping and color techniques, and make-up application. She is knowledgeable of a wide array of cosmetics, skin care and hair care products as well.

Special event, wedding party updos and make-up application are a specialty of Mandy's, so it is no surprise that she has been published in The Knot of Minnesota magazine, having styled an award winning bride who captured one of the "10 Most Beautiful Weddings" honor. Traveling to your wedding location either inside or outside the metro area, Mandy will ensure that you and your wedding party feel pampered and beautiful.

As Owner of Salon Blonde, located in Southwest Minneapolis, Mandy's style is energetic, fun, individualized, and innovative. And, she also offers "chair-side counseling" at no extra charge! Whether you're looking for a classic, Audrey Hepburn chocolaty brunette, or a contemporary, edgy, icy blonde style, Mandy will help you polish and perfect the look you've always dreamed of.

Client Comments

"Well, what a reaction I received both at home and at work this morning. My husband loved it. Thank you very much for taking the time to talk and discuss OUR vision. It is hard to believe that a cut and color change could make such a difference in both the way people see me, but more importantly, the way I see myself. Thank you I needed a wake up call."

~ Kathy McClure


"I just wanted to say THANK YOU and to let you know how much I really loved the hair and make-up you did for my wedding!!! Actually I love EVERYTHING you did for me: the trial, the cut and color before the wedding, and all you did the day of. Everything was so beautiful!! You are so awesome! Everybody was making comments about how good my hair and make-up looked and all the girls as well and asking me who I had do it , so with a huge smile (and pride) I told them all about you and said they should check you out! I just can't thank you enough. It was everything I dreamed of!!!!"

~ Melissa Gillespie


"Mandy Simmons has been my hairdresser for over ten years. And I get many compliments on my hair since I've met her. Prior to Mandy, I've had good men and women cut and color my hair, but each of them really only had one look for me. And when I'd come in asking for a change, something new, no matter how specific I was (or wasn't), by the second or third cut later I'd realize we were back to the original look. Not Mandy - she can do ANYTHING - and change is something she welcomes from her clients. Unless, that is, one comes in with an idea that isn't quite right. Then she'll gently, but firmly, express her opinion. You can be assured that you'll walk out looking great for both cut and color, if you've just left Mandy's chair. She also does make-up and is much sought after by brides, their mothers, and those headed to their Prom."

~ Nancy Jacobson


"Thank you so much for all you did for my wedding. My hair, make-up, and my bridesmaid's hair were perfect. I've included some pictures showing how wonderfully everything came together. I will definitely be recommending you to others! Hope you are having a great summer. Thanks again."

~ Susan Van Nevel


"Mandy has been my hairdresser for over 10 years. She is excellent at what she does. She is not only skillful in style/cut techniques but her knowledge of hair color is superb. I have had many styles throughout the years. Mandy is not afraid to tell me "no" and to explain why a cut or style is not the right fit for me. I have always left her salon with a great cut and style and feel beautiful after every visit."

~ Jackie Aldridge Farrell


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