Look your best this 4th of July

The 4th of July is coming up. A time to get together and celebrate with family, friends or neighbors. If you’re less than happy with your appearance, perhaps it’s time to book a visit at Elise Marcus Salon.

We at Elise Marcus Salon are running summer salon solstice specials. These specials entail a free haircut ($25 Value) with any hair color services and/or a free Vitamin C Mask ($15 Value) with a Facial Purchase. At Elise Marcus Salon, you can have a haircut of your choice, or if you’re not sure get a consultation with a professional to determine which haircut suits you best. If you’ve had a particular hairdo for some time, perhaps it’s time for a change.

If you want to change your hair color, Elise Marcus Salon can help you with that too. Whether you want to hide your grays, go lighter, go darker, or thinking of becoming a fierce redhead, Elise Marcus Salon can help with that too.

When the 4th of July comes around, you know pictures will be taken. Don’t be caught off guard. Pay Elise Marcus Salon a visit and look your very best for the celebrations. Give us a call for a wash and blow, a cut and blow, or a consultation for which color might suit you best. We’re here to help. 320-267-6121

Visit us at Elise Marcus Salon’s Facebook Page and let us know how you plan to celebrate your 2014 4th of July holiday!




Enjoy the Great Outdoors minus Unwanted Bug Bites

Now that the warm weather has finally arrived that you’ve more than likely waited for all winter long, I bet you can’t wait to get outdoors for some fresh air and sunlight. There’s just one catch, though. As we embrace this wonderful warm weather and look forward to summer, which is just around the corner, we’re now faced with the annoyance and dilemma of bugs when outdoors.

Rosemary Essential Oil | Elise Marcus SalonGetting covered in bug bites may deter you from enjoying some of your favorite outdoor activities, especially at certain times of the day when these bugs seem to be at their peak, like dusk. You know, annoying bugs such as nats, mosquitoes and we can’t forget ticks. Ever enjoy an outdoor sports activity and catch a bug in your mouth? Not fun…not fun.

Avoid Bug Bites Naturally when Outdoors with Essential Oils in St Joseph MN

And how do you feel about bug sprays? Many people are not big fans of bug sprays due to their toxic nature. Elise Marcus Salon not only uses essential oils in the products they use but they also have many essential oil tips and  if you’re looking for a natural non-toxic way to repel insects when outdoors so you can enjoy outdoor activities, eat food outdoors minus pesky bugs, and enjoy fresh air without catching bugs in your mouth then consider trying essential oils.

Essential oils that act effectively to repel bugs when outdoors include:Aromatherapy Essential Geranium oil

  • Lavender
  • Eucalyptus
  • Tea Tree or Melaleuca Alternifolia
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Geranium Oil

It has been scientifically proven that most insects are repelled by the scents of essential oils. Essential oils not only act to repel insects, but they can effectively treat insect bites as well. These particular essential oils work to treat bug bites because they have antiseptic, anti-flammatory, and pain relieving properties.

To treat a bug bite with one of these oils, you’re going to apply 1-2 drops onto the bug bite or you can dilute the oil to a 50:50 concentration. For relief from itching and to reduce the possibility of infection, try peppermint or lavender.

Whether you’re interested in treating bug bites naturally with essential oils in St Joseph MN, or to repel bugs, or both, essential oils are a non-toxic solution to a pesky problem. Cami at Elise Marcus Salon is a Shop.com consultant and you can find many affordable high quality essential oils at Elise Marcus Salon or you can order yourself through Shop.com and earn cashback!

You’ll need to locate the following ingredients. Here, I’ll link you directly to Shop.com so you can order and have them shipped directly to your door (you are very welcome). Oh, and don’t be worried by those prices. Essential oils go a loooooong way, so you’ll have plenty of batches you can make from this purchase and you will earn cashback!

How to Make Homemade Bug Spray:

Fill spray bottle (I used 8 ounce) 1/2 full with distilled or boiled waterVegetable Glycerine | Shop.com
Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top
Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin if using – Vegetable Glycerine is a great vessel to help essential oils bind to whatever you spray them on (in this case, you).
Add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. My personal favorite mix is: Rosemary, Clove, Tea Tree, Lavender, Cinnamon and Eucalyptus… it works great and smells good too!

My daughter likes to carry around a 3oz size in her purse and this is her recipe:

Combine the ingredients in a 3oz bottle…

30 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
10 drops of Geranium Essential Oil
1 T vegetable glycerine
Fill to (almost) the top with H2O
Shake and apply as needed (at least every hour or so).




Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Salon Gift Certificate

Gift Ideas | Elise Marcus Salin

Gift Ideas | Elise Marcus Salon

Time is running out on those looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. If you’re like most people, you can often lose track of just how close it is. Fortunately, there are great potential Mothers Day Gift Ideas out there, with a good example being beauty salon gift certificates for the Elise Marcus Salon. There are few better ideas you’ll find for Mothers Day gifts in St Joseph MN.

Elise Marcus has a variety of services that’s great for your Mother especially if she is stressed out. Here are a few examples.

Facial Spa

You can get all sorts of different facials here. Elise Marcus can offer facial, shoulder, scalp, and neck massages, exfoliation treatments, treatment masks, cleanses, moisturizers, and extractions. Elise Marcus Salon even offers de-aging facials.

Manicure and Pedicure

Elise Marcus gives you warm lavender towel wraps to go with your pedicure and manicure in St. Joseph MN. You can also get a natural nail soak for either one. The Salon even goes so far as to make sure the soak is individualized for you specifically. If you have dry nails, there’s a moisturizing soak. If you have weak or brittle nails, there’s a milk and honey treatment to strengthen them. A garlic soak helps with peeling nails, and a citrus soak helps stimulate growth in nails that aren’t growing.

The Salon also has additional services like texturing and facial waxing and other services to help mothers feel completely refreshed and ready to go once again.

Contact Cami at 320-267-6121 to get your Mother a Salon Gift Certificate for any of Elise Marcus Salon’s pampered beauty services!

Indulge In A Pre-Grad Makeover At Elise Marcus Beauty Salon In St Joseph MN

Hair Salon Near St. Benedict's CampusGraduation day is just around the corner. You’ve made it through another year – give yourself a pat on the back! Whether you’ll be sporting a cap and gown soon, or just enjoying the year-end festivities, now’s a great time to pamper yourself with haircare services in St Joseph MN. After all, the chaos of exams can take a real toll on your appearance, leaving you with dull, tired hair and stressed-out skin.

Here at Elise Marcus Salon, we are more than your typical hair salon in St Joseph MN. We offer a full range of haircare and spa services, including cuts, coloring, highlights, lowlights and texturizing for both men and women. Our student-friendly fees make it easy for you to achieve the look you want at a price you can afford.

Spruce Up and Chill Out

The long, harsh winter has finally departed (good riddance, polar vortex!) leaving many of us with weather-beaten skin, cracked nails and dry, frizzy hair – definitely not the look you want!

Custom hair treatments like our Super Repair and Shine will reverse the damaging effects of a long, dry winter, leaving you with healthy, super-shiny locks that will make you stand out from the crowd. Itchy scalp? No worries; our Tea Tree Hair and Scalp treatment delivers immediate relief and it smells amazing!

Relax With Spa Services

We offer more than just haircare services, we’re a full service beauty salon in St Joseph MN. Our skilled technician, Cami, can pamper you with an hour-long spa facial, complete with exfoliation, facial and neck massage and a treatment mask. Achieve amazing, healthy nails with a manicure, and get ready for the beach with a relaxing, revitalizing pedicure.

Look Great At Grad

Graduation means tons of photos – selfies, formal pics and maybe even a few photo bombs! Remember, your image is often the first impression people have of you; investing in your appearance now can really pay off in the future. With some great grad pics, you’ll always have amazing profile photos for social media sites and to use when job-hunting. Grad is a great time to network – get out and make those connections!

We’re Easy To Find

Elise Marcus Salon is easy to get to; we’re located just 1/2 mile walk from the College of St. Benedict and a short 9-minute drive from Saint John’s University. If cycling is your thing, the Lake Wobegon trail access is just a couple blocks west of our hair salon in St Joseph MN.

To schedule your pre-grad makeover, call Cami today at 320-267-6121.


Come to Elise Marcus Salon for an Ombré Makeover

One of the most interesting hairstyle trends to make a big comeback in recent times is something called ombré hair. In short, ombré hair means that the hair has been colored so that it starts with natural hues at the root but lightens towards the tip. Since each color fades into the next, Ombré Hairstyle in St. Joseph MNthe result is beautiful but subtle, making it perfect if you are interested in something that is both simple to maintain and stunning to the senses. Better still, an ombré hairstyle is highly customizable, meaning that there is bound to be a combination of colors well-suited to you.

However, there is a small problem in that creating an ombré hairstyle can be difficult to manage on your own. The process calls for a subtle transition from one color to the next, meaning that exhaustive experience with hair coloring is needed to prevent small but costly mistakes. This is made all the worse if you haven’t managed to find your ombré shade, since self-experimentation isn’t fun so much as it is frustrating.

Fortunately, there is a simple solution in the form of ombré hair color treatment at Elise Marcus Salon. Not only will Cami help you find your ombré shade, but she’ll also make sure to color your hair with the same care and consideration that she’d show herself.

Contact Cami at 320-267-6121 or fill out the form below to schedule your ombré hair color treatment and Cami will be sure to contact you shortly!

Trust The Professional Color Expert at Elise Marcus Salon

I had just moved and was looking for a custom hair color expert in St. Joseph MN. I am very particular so I wanted a professional Colorist. I decided to take a chance and try Elise Marcus Salon. I was so glad I took the chance for my all over hair color appointment.

Ombre Highlight at Elise Marcus SalonI had the best experience when I went to Elise Marcus Salon for my new hair color. I was worried because it was my first time with this salon. All my worries began to fade because Cami Theisen treated me so wonderfully from the very beginning. Cami, my NEW professional hair colorist knew just how to mix my difficult color to perfection. Before Cami began, she consulted with me what the best colors and style for my complexion and facial features are. I was shampooed and Cami was so gentle I knew my hair was going to turn out exactly as I wanted.


Cami is the most professional stylist and I felt so comfortable because she made sure that I was comfortable. My ‘All Over Hair Color’ service at Elise Marcus Salon turned out so wonderfully. I was excited from the moment Cami dried and styled my hair. I felt like a new lady with a great new salon. Trust the professional colorist at Elise Marcus Salon and you will walk away feeling beautiful because you are.

~ Trinity Blue


Facial Spa Treatment in St. Joseph MN

Experience Radiant, Vibrant Skin with a Luxurious Facial

A luxurious facial spa experience should become a regular part of anyone’s beauty regimen in order to maintain a complexion that permeates a youthful glow.

Treating yourself to monthly or bi-monthly facials ensures your skin is protected against weather elements because when you enjoy regular facials the pores become smaller and smaller which end up blocking environmental toxins from entering. Lavender Hot Towel Wrap Facial Spa in St. Joseph MN

A luxurious facial spa experience and maintaining your beauty regimen at Elise Marcus Salon in St. Joseph MN is not to be missed. You will pampered with a hot towel lavender wrap which is both relaxing and sumptuous followed by a gentle cleanse designed to prepare your skin for the next step which is exfoliation.

Exfoliation of the skin removes the upper layer of skin and in doing so brings with it dry flakes that are essentially dead skin cells along with dirt and toxins. With this removal the skin underneath is deemed both clean and free of dirt, unclogging pores and aids in reducing acne breakouts. (extractions are performed as needed)

Facial Spa Treatment in St. Joseph MNAn invigorating facial massage follows which creates swooning customers as well as increasing the blood flow, relieve stress and discouraging wrinkles. The swirling finger action stimulates the blood vessels producing an overall smooth appearance by eliminating puffiness and finally relaxing facial muscles.

The final step when receiving a Elise Marcus Salon facial spa treatment is the gentle application of a rich moisturizer.

And there you have it – this quintessential treatment that not only makes you feel refreshed and more vibrant but makes you look fresh faced and radiant.

Contact Cami at Elise Marcus Salon and schedule your Facial Spa treatment regimen, 320-267-6121 or fill out the form below.

Facial Waxing In St Joseph MN Is The Perfect Experience

By starting a beauty regimen at Elise Marcus Salon it will be the perfect solution for dealing with facial hair. For the best facial hair removal, this salon will be the perfect one to set up an appointment with because Cami at Elise Marcus Salon can perform the best work at helping reduce unwanted facial hair.

Facial Waxing in St. Joseph MN | Elise Marcus Salon

Getting the perfect look is not always easy. A visit to a nice salon definitely can help with such a goal.

Having a facial waxing in St. Joseph MN can be quite enjoyable since the session at Elise Marcus Salon involves a lot of pampering. Those wishing to enjoy themselves during the time spent at the salon will certainly be an enjoyable one.

Best of all, unwanted facial hair can be completely removed and removing it yourself is not highly recommended.

Performing any facial hair removal at home can lead to problems. It might be painful, uneven, and really not all that successful. Some things are best left to the experts and eliminating unwanted facial hair is something that the expert at Elise Marcus Salon can do and do quite well.

Setting up an appointment with a salon for facial waxing in St. Joseph MN just might be an unforgettable experience and since you are there, how about a luxurious facial spa session with a lavender warm towel wrap?

Contact Cami at 320-267-6121 to schedule your facial waxing to eliminate that unwanted facial hair now!

Motives® Nail Color | Elise Marcus Salon

The Importance of Regular Manicures

Elise Marcus Salon in St. Joseph, MN offers hair and skin care, manicures and pedicures. When you and your hands need some pampering, make an appointment with Cami Theisen for your pampering manicure session. Elise Marcus Salon offers a natural nail soak for every type of nail problem that adds an extra special touch of some pampering of hands and nails.

When you get a manicure at Elise Marcus Salon in St. Joseph MN, to start out with, your fingernails will  will be given a basic soak or a natural nail soak, cuticles will receive attention when Cami applies Motives® Cuticle Oil and massages your cuticles, nails will be filed according to your preference and you’ll receive a hand an arm massage, including a warm lavender essential oil towel wrap.

While some woman like to keep their nails clear, for others pampering of hands and nails includes polishing nails with a pretty color.

Motives® Nail Color | Elise Marcus Salon

Motives® Nail Laquer

At the salon of Elisa Marcus in St. Joseph, MN, Cami uses Motives® Nail Lacquer and offers a wide choice of color. Whether you like a pastel color, fire engine red, deep purple or fuchsia pink, Elise Marcus Salon caters to your needs.

Before applying the nail color, Cami will apply a base coat, that will prime your nails for a flawless, long-lasting application of your favorite color. Followed by two layers of color, and finish with a top coat that will extend the wear time of your color while intensifying your color’s shine.

Not only are manicures important to keep your hands looking beautiful, regular manicures are vital for the health of your hands and nails. With regular hydration of hands and cuticles you prevent nail fungus and painful hangnails.

At Elise Marcus Salon, Cami aims to give you the manicure pampering session you deserve by offering her services and expertise! Contact Cami at Elise Marcus Salon in St. Joseph MN to schedule your pampered and customized manicure session today!

Avocado Oil For Hair and Skin Health | Elise Marcus Salon | Hair Salon in St. Joseph MN

Avocado oil

is the edible oil pressed from the fleshy pulp of avocados. Avocado oil can be used for both cooking and cosmetic purposes. Its unusually high smoking point and aromatic flavor make it suitable for both high temperature frying and grilling, as well as an emulsifying salad oil. Nutritionally, avocado oil ranks comparably to olive oil with a copious amount monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. It is also loaded with proteins, lecithin, beta-carotene and vitamins A, D and E.

Let’s talk about why you should use avocado cosmetically:

Promotes Faster Healing and Better Skin Quality

We all know that vitamin A, D and E are all involved in skin cell growth and regeneration. Vitamin A and E have strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory functions that promote faster healing of cuts and wounds, and prevent scarring, acne breakouts and dermatitis.

Did you know that Vitamin A and E also give you natural sun protection? It is known that both intake and topical application of avocado oil can reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A and D can promote collage production and binding–the intake or application of which can effectively slow down your skin’s aging process – Yay!

Moisturizes Hair and Skin

Did you also know that avocado oil is a great source of lecithin. This yellowing fatty substance acts as a super emulsifier and lubricant. When applied topically, lecithin forms a protective covering on your hair follicles and your skin’s surface, effectively preventing the loss of moisture due to wind and climate damage. Avocado oil is also high in sterolin which can be used as a softener or moisturizer in hair and skin care.

Anyhow….food for thought. This is what I am having for breakfast:

Healthy Hair and Skin

Avocado Toast

Toast with butter, mashed avocado and cracked pepper. Yum!


If you are looking for a casual but professional salon stylist, look no further. Click here to contact Cami at Elise Marcus Salon or call 320-267-6121.