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A Safe Place

Kindiss Stiller, director of Juut’s Edina location and colorist, is amazed at some of the things her clients have told her in the past 23 years. “You never know what people are going through,” she says. “I have had guests tell me some horrible things nobody else in their life knows—stories and secrets they don’t…

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Older and Wiser

Years ago, when Craig Whipple was in his 20s, he had a client who made a big impression. Whipple, who has now been with Juut Salon Spa for 25 years and is a master stylist, master educator and hair director of the Wayzata salon location, says this guest was a powerful, fierce woman who ran…

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Palm-Down Giving

Jenn Pardue, talent scout and education liaison, started her career at Juut Salon Spa as a stylist in 2008. “I’m one of the Juut ‘boomerangs,’” she says. “I have left the salon for other opportunities, but have always been drawn back. Juut is personally and professionally the best I’ve known.” The Daymaker culture resonates with…

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Skin Deep

For many of Rachel Barth’s clients, getting a facial isn’t about an indulgence or treating themselves to a relaxing experience. It’s about finding a solution to a serious skin problem. As an esthetician at Juut Salon Spa for almost 11 years, Barth has seen it all, and says her clients’ skin problems genuinely affect how…

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It Takes a Village

When Anna Larkin’s endometrioses forced her to endure six surgeries in two years, she had to stop working for almost 12 months. Larkin, a master esthetician at Juut’s Wayzata location, worked at Juut for five years before she left for another spa, where she was working when her illness struck. “I had never been sick…

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Empathy and Care

In her 10 years at Juut Salon Spa, master esthetician Liza Jackson has learned her guests view her treatment room as a safe space to be themselves—no matter what the circumstance. “When I’m with clients, I step outside myself and am fully present with them. I reflect how they feel and just be in that…

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Raising Masters

When people ask Rocio Gronachon, manager of Juut’s Palo Alto salon location what she does for a living, she tells them she raises masters. “What gives me the most joy is taking new artists and growing them to masters,” she says. “My happiest moments in Daymaking are reviews because it’s time to celebrate growth.” Gronachon…

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A Moment of Peace

For Renee Ahalt, being a Daymaker is a full-circle experience starting with her clients and co-workers, and coming around to how her clients make HER day. “They make my day all the time,” says Ahalt, who has been with Juut for nine years. As an esthetician, Ahalt’s encounters with clients are one-on-one experiences in a…

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Two Tickets to Paradise

Around the time Woody Theis was going to achieve her 25-year anniversary with Juut, she set up a meeting with David Wagner to share an idea with him. At that time, Wagner gave employees a piece of jewelry as a thank you for their service at Juut on major anniversaries. “I felt like we could…

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Embracing Your Happy Self

Helping clients grow their hair out long while maintaining a healthy shine is a pretty typical job for many stylists. But usually, those clients are female. Rae Knudson, senior stylist, has a 64-year-old client who has been coming to see her for the last two years with the goal of growing his hair out to…

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