Simonson’s opens new salon, spa space

For more than three decades, thousands of women – and plenty of men – have made Simonson’s Salon & Spa their go-to stop for rest, rejuvenation, renewal and regeneration.

Deidre Simonson, Kyle Simonson and Annie Windschitl pose in the styling area inside the new Simonson’s Salon & Spa. Photo by Sue Austreng
Deidre Simonson, Kyle Simonson and Annie Windschitl pose in the styling area inside the new Simonson’s Salon & Spa. Photo by Sue Austreng

And now, Simonson’s has opened its doors in a new Coon Rapids location, just two minutes south of its old spot on Round Lake Boulevard.

Opening on Northdale Boulevard Jan. 29, Simonson’s is welcoming clients to “experience perpetual renewal” in the renovated and renewed space formerly occupied by the Canyon Grille.

The new Simonson’s Salon & Spa welcomes clients of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to its newest location where floor-to-ceiling windows flood 16 styling stations with natural light, while soft lighting and plush seating cradles clients in the spa treatment area.

“We wanted to make this space fresh and creative, open and clean – and I think we’ve done that,” said owner Kyle Simonson, describing to a visitor the four-month long renovation and remodeling project.

Back in October, Simonson (who opened her first salon and spa in 1983) received a $100,000 commercial loan from the Coon Rapids Housing and Redevelopment Authority to help pay for the project. That loan was part of a $1,628,500 project package that included purchase price and renovation plus some $47,000 for professional fees and a $75,000 contingency, according to Coon Rapids development specialist Matt Brown.

The bulk of that financing came from a Small Business Administration 7a loan from Wells Fargo Bank, Brown said, and Simonson provided $213,000 cash equity toward the project cost.

Crossing the threshold into Simonson’s Salon & Spa carries visitors into the relaxing environment of professionally competent care.

“Our ambition,” Simonson said, “is to go beyond your expectations.”

Services at Simonson’s include treatments and products for the hair, face, body, and nails.

Presented in the product staging area are dozens of hair care, nail care and body care products as well as unique selections of jewelry and clothing, handbags and hair styling accessories.

Simonson’s Coon Rapids location is one of three salon and spa locations owned and managed by Simonson and her daughter, director of quality control Deidre Simonson.

The others are located in Plymouth and Maple Grove.

“We have 180 staff between the three locations, 74 in Coon Rapids,” said Deidre, adding that each is professionally trained and held to high standards of continued excellence.

Simonson’s Salon & Spa is located at 3490 Northdale Blvd., Coon Rapids and is open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information call 763-427-0761 or visit

Sue Austreng is at [email protected]

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