{friday finds: the beauty room}


What brought me to The Beauty Room on the corner of 43rd & Chicago, was Sonja, my go-to person when it comes to my eyebrows. You know how it is when you have someone good and they move to a new salon, you follow.

The Beauty Room moved to their present location in March of 2010. Mi Shaun, the owner, did a great job in creating a welcoming space. High ceilings, lots of natural light, dark chocolate velvet sofas, chandeliers, pink side chairs, and beautiful wallpaper. I was so pleased to see all the wallpaper I had to go back and take some photos. It’s all about the paper.

The damask on the far wall is a scrubbable, peelable, solid sheet vinyl. The wallpaper looks so rich and wonderful I had to run my hand across it to see if it was vinyl, fabric or paper. It looks so much more expensive than the actual cost.

This detail of the paper shows the pattern and the color. This image is actually closer to the true color than the first photo…the lighting makes it look golden.

On the back wall, the middle section is a flexible glass bead wallcovering, trimmed out in velvet wrapped molding. This type of wallpaper shows every seam, so Jane Hedin, Goddess of paperhangers, railroaded, or hung it horizontal, so she did not have any seams showing. The glass bead wallcovering is very heavy. Jane had another paper hanger stop by and help her with the install. This beadazzled accent wall gives the reception area an extra sparkle and touch of glam when stepping up to the front desk.



I know the photos do not do the space justice, but at least you get an idea of how wallcovering takes a space from, nothing out of the ordinary, to an amazing space.

The two damasks are from the Mirage Signature V and Bellagio books which Hirshfield’s carries at most locations. Hirshfield’s carries glass bead wallcovering from Maya Romanoff, and Enchanting Glass Bead Wallcovering which are similar to the product Mi Shaun used.

Thanks to Mi Shaun for allowing us to take photos of her sassy salon. If you are in need of some  beautifying services click here to see what the salon offers.

Go-to list:

The Beauty Room
4300 Chicago Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-724-4111
Sonja Boatman
Eyebrow Expert (tint and wax)

Jane Hedin
Wallpapering By Jane
651-486-7118
Jane is a longtime customer and good friend of Hirshfield’s. She is so good at what she does, you will not be disappointed. She is a member of the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers.

Phil (Roseville) and Jon (Edina) get the assists for helping Mi Shaun with her wallpaper selections.

3 Responses to “{friday finds: the beauty room}”

  1. Amy Says:

    Thank you for the wallpaper hanging and eyebrow recommendations. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen glass bead wallpaper in person. If it’s sparkly, I’m guessing that I’ll love it!

  2. Marsha Says:

    The wallcovering is sparkly along with a sparkly price. I know Maya Romanoff has a 54″ wide commercial paper that is a look-a-like to the real deal glass bead.

    Thanks for your comments.

  3. Amy Says:

    Yeah. I’m quite certain my home couldn’t justify sparkly wallpaper. Perhaps when I win the lottery and buy an apartment in Paris.


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