Insider Guide: Minneapolis

Welcome to our new feature, Insider Guide, in which we tirelessly track down the best beauty intel from coast to coast. This month, we’re hopping over to Minneapolis, a Midwest charmer with plenty of style. We’ve tapped hometown hero Elizabeth Dehn, founder of Beauty Bets and By Elizabeth Dehn skincare, to give us the inside scoop.

City claims to fame

I love the easy access to nature, the amazing restaurants, and that we’re an airline hub so I can get out of town quickly when winter hits!

Describe Minneapolis in three words

Cozy, healthy, creative.

On the street beauty

We have a love of retro here, so I’m seeing lots of bold red-orange lips. The nail polish shade-of-the-moment is always huge — I think it’s because Minnesotans aren’t very flashy, so experimenting with a splash of color (or nude or gray) is our little form of self-expression.

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Irreverent Elegance, a joint venture between fashion designer Anne Cramer and stylist Ann Prentice — their taste is impeccable, but they don’t take themselves too seriously!

If I moved away, I’d book trips back just for…

Brow threading at Blink, eyelash extensions with Amy at Jett Makeup, a haircut from Mel at Evolution, a color gloss from Mi Shaun at The Beauty Room, and a massage from Olaf at Uptown Dermatology. In other words: I’m never moving.

City’s best beauty splurge

Mink eyelash extensions at Jett Makeup and Lash Bar.

Favorite homegrown beauty lines:

If I’m being honest, my own! Also: Aveda. [Editor's note: We have tried By Elizabeth Dehn and the products are magical]

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