We are proud to offer quality styles and services at a 'small-town value' to the community of Granite Falls, MN the surrounding area. We enjoy staying on top of the new techniques and trends so that we can offer customers of all ages the style that meets their needs. Currently, our services include...
Colors & styles
We provide 'everyday' hair styles for men, women and kids of all ages. Services include hair cuts, custom color, hi lites, lo lites, perms, extensions, sets, and more. Let's bring your style to life!
Weddings, prom, homecoming, dance recitals... We're here to style you on your 'big day'! Whether it is just you or a group, you can relax and enjoy being pampered at the salon to kick off your special event.
Make-Up & More
Let us help you complete your look with air brush make-up, eyebrow tint, eyelash extensions, spray tanning, and more. We now also have a lash room! We're here to help you look your best.
Hi, I'm Kari Anderson, and I am the owner of Hair Expressions by Kari. Thanks for stopping in to learn a little bit about me! The youngest of three siblings, I was raised in Morgan, MN. My parents, older siblings and their families all still live there. As a young girl, I always knew I would someday be a hair stylist... I was always doing my dolls' and barbies' hair! Between my friends and the little girls at my mom's daycare, everyone always had a braid if I was around!
I graduated from Cedar Mountain High School in Morgan, and from there went to college in St. Cloud at Model College of Hair Design, where I graduated in summer of 2005. I held stylist positions at U of M Great Clips and City Looks in Marshall, MN until I got a job at Hair Designs by Lavonne in Granite Falls. After about 2 1/2 years of working for Lavonne, she approached me about purchasing the salon, about which I was very interested and excited! On May 15th, 2009 I took over and the salon became Hair Expressions by Kari LLC. Lavonne and I sort of switched roles within the business, as she is still renting a chair at the salon. I quickly enjoyed being the owner of my own business, and started plans to remodel shortly after taking it over, to make it my own. In the summer of 2010 we started remodeling the back of the salon, and then the fall of 2012 we renovated the the front.
On a more personal note, I married my husband, Cole Anderson, in 2008. He grew up in a farming family in Echo, MN, always helping on the farm whenever he could. He graduated from Yellow Medicine East High School, and then went to school in Phoenix, AZ at UTI for diesel mechanic. He moved back to Minnesota in the winter of 2005 and worked for several businesses before being able to become a full-time farmer in 2012.
In December of 2011 our daughter Tenley Jo was born. She is the light of our lives and keeps us very busy! In 2016 we added another 'little light', another daughter, Baylor Kay. Our girls are blessed to spend lots of family time between home, the farm, and the salon!
Other hobbies I enjoy are photography and scrapbooking/crafting. On the off season of farming Cole stays busy hunting, fishing, ice fishing or any outdoor activities. As a family we enjoy doing many things together, going to the lake in the summer and spending time with friends and family. We love the community in which we live and work. Thanks for taking the time to learn a little more about us!