Want the opposite of waiting in line in the dead of night for 30 percent off a coffee maker at a big box store? Smart & Chic Beauty Lounge opens Black Friday in Northeast Minneapolis, 20 University Ave. N.E. (across from Surdyk’s). Smart & Chic will offer all the finishing touches: hair styling, blowouts, extensions, makeup application and lessons, eyelash extensions and manicures. Perfect for bachelorette parties, or a night on the town with friends. (Book appointments online.) The Smart & Chic (literally) boutique will feature hip lines like Malin + Goetz, Jouer Cosmetics, Tokyo Milk and Np2 Nail Polish. Plus, hair pieces and accessories by local designer Bethany Lorelle, Nelle Handbags and others.
Founder Julie Swenson is building on what she started closer to the river, in the Cooper neighborhood. She and her team have been a go-to for weddings and special events for years, but the new space is sure to make them a destination and make us prettier. Now that’s smart!