Best Salon Maple Grove

Elev8 Salon in Maple Grove stands out as the best hair salon in the area, offering top-notch services that have garnered a loyal clientele. With a reputation for delivering the Best Cut and Color in Maple Grove, Elev8 Salon is a haven for those seeking exceptional hair care and styling. We excel in hair design, balayage techniques, and smoothing treatments.
What sets Elev8 Salon apart is its dedication to providing a wide range of services to cater to every client’s needs. Whether you’re looking for haircuts that perfectly suit your style, stunning hair color transformations, or exquisite hair styling, this salon has you covered.
For those special occasions or simply when you want to pamper yourself, we excel in providing luxurious blowouts that leave your hair looking sleek and glamorous. Additionally, our smoothing treatments will have your locks looking silky-smooth and frizz-free.
One of our standout offerings is the exquisite use of halo hair extensions, providing you with the long, voluminous locks you’ve always dreamt of. We understand that hair care is paramount, and Carrie is dedicated to ensuring your hair remains healthy and vibrant. Whether you’re seeking a simple trim or a complete transformation, our haircuts, hair color, and hair styling services are tailored to your unique preferences, ensuring that clients leave feeling refreshed and confident.
When you step into Elev8 Salon in Maple Grove, you’re not just getting a haircut or color; you’re experiencing the pinnacle of hair care and style. Carrie is a skilled professional with a commitment to excellence, Elev8 Salon continues to be the go-to destination for those seeking the best in hair care and beauty treatments.
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Here’s what a few of our clients have to say:

I was in last weekend for a cut and hi-lights. My husband loved both the cut and color… Plus I had so many compliments from my co-workers. Carrie is the best and that is the reason I have been a client for so many years. image 5 stars


“Exceeding your expectations is our goal and promise to you”
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Hair Extensions

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Color Matching Hair Extensions at Elev8 Salon

Elev8 Salon takes pride in offering the best hair extensions to transform your look. Among our wide range of services, color matching hair extensions stands out as a game-changer for those seeking to add volume and length to their hair, seamlessly.

The Art of Color Matching

One of the key elements to achieving a natural and flawless look with hair extensions is perfect color matching. At Elev8 Salon, Carrie excels in the art of color matching, ensuring that the hair extensions blend seamlessly with your natural hair. Whether you have rich brunette locks, fiery red tresses, or a spectrum of blonde shades, Elev8 Salon has the expertise to match your hair color precisely.

Halo Couture Hair Extensions

Elev8 Salon takes pride in being a premiere distributor for Halo Couture hair extensions. Halo Couture is renowned for its high-quality, 100% Remy human hair extensions. These extensions are not only known for their exceptional quality but also for their ease of use. They are attached using a unique, virtually invisible wire that rests on top of your head, making them perfect for those with thinning hair or anyone looking for a quick and painless hair transformation.

Perfect Solution for Thinning Hair

If you have thinning hair and are looking for a solution to boost volume and thickness, Elev8 Salon’s color matching hair extensions can work wonders. The Halo Couture extensions are gentle on your natural hair, allowing you to enjoy a fuller and more voluminous look without causing further damage.

When it comes to achieving a natural look with hair extensions, color matching is paramount, and Carrie at Elev8 Salon has mastered this art. With her commitment to quality and her partnership with Halo Couture, Elev8 Salon is your go-to destination for the best hair extensions, especially if you’re looking to transform your hair effortlessly or address thinning hair concerns. Elev8 Salon’s color matching hair extensions are the secret to achieving that flawless and natural look you’ve always desired.

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HALO Couture Pricing
$340-$740 depending on length, color and density selected. A great temporary solution that comes in a wide range of color and length options. Replaces clip-in method for hair extensions.

Requires a consultation for best color match. Payment is made in full at time of ordering, there are no refunds or exchanges on Halo extensions.

PRICE IS FOR COST OF HALO ONLY and does not include any cutting, coloring, styling or fitting of Halo. If any of those services are desired, they may be booked separately at an additional cost.

$20 for 20-minute consultation which goes toward extension services when booked at time of consultation.

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Cut & Color

Best Hair Color Maple Grove

Carrie Sanford at Elev8 Salon represents the very finest in hair and hairstyles, from the contemporary to the classic for over 23 years. With experience and influence gained from her time as a Redken educator and Kevin.Murphy educator, Carrie provides clients with the highest standard of service in an unpretentious environment. Elev8 Salon has been awarded Osseo/Maple Grove Press Best Colorist for three years in a row!

“I want my salon to be a place where clients are treated with genuine warmth, a place where they can relax and feel good about themselves”.

Osseo/Maple Grove Press Best Colorist Awards 2015, 2016 and 2017


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For the Best Cut & Color Maple Grove MN all services at Elev8 Salon Inc. are performed with Kevin Murphy’s cruelty free/ ammonia free color. Kevin Murphy products are based with honey, pomegranate, aloe, rosemary, grape seed oil, & coconut oil to deeply nourish hair and protect the scalp.

Women’s Hair Cut$67
Women’s Extended Hair Cut$85
Men’s Hair Cut $47
Men’s Express Clipper Cut$38
12 & Under Cut$40
Bang/Neck Trim $20
Thermal Curl/Straighten Add-On $12
Malibu Clarifying Treatment$40
Olaplex/K18 Repair Treatment$45
Shampoo Blowout$55 & up
Color Correction $110/hr
Dimensional Color (2 colors)$125
Single Color$98
Root Touch Up$88
Color Removal$125
Color Melt Toning$65
Accent Highlight/Balayage$80
Partial Balayage$135
Partial Foil$120
Partial 2-Color Foil$130
Full Foil$165
Full 2-Color Foil$177
Full Ombre/Balayage$200
K18 add-on$25
Blonde Toning$25
Long/Thick Hair/Extra Color$25
Keratin Smoothing$280
Extra Ounce of Treatment$22


About Carrie Sanford

Best Cut & Color Maple Grove BrunetteMany ask me the question, “How did you decide to become a hairstylist?” All I remember is being in the salon getting my nails fixed for the 3rd time that week when my stylist said “Carrie, you should go to school for this, you’d be great at it!” I thought wow, she’s right! I now have 16 years of experience… and hands down my favorite thing about doing hair is all the deep genuine relationships I have formed with my guests. Watching them transform not only in my chair, but also succeeding in life. They have watched me progress and have cheered me on as well. I have worked for several different salons in the past as a salon jumper. I just never found my home. At my last salon, I won a place on the national Redken education team, allowing me to grow leaps and bounds! After 7 years with them I knew it was time to find my forever home! My clients walk in and it’s a breathe of fresh air for them. It’s peaceful, private, and man we have so much fun! Being in business for myself at Salons By JC, has allowed me to open up and discover so much more in my industry. I have found a new love and passion for amazing brands that I believe in. I provide all natural vegan sulfate free self sustaining products that are NOT animal tested.

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Being my own boss gave me the power to choose, and with my choices came big amazing change. I’m proud to be working around the industries’ top artists that respect every career within Salons By JC. What has been unique within my time at Salons By JC is what is shared behind my closed door. We all know the stylists’ job is never just hair! My life outside my career is an extension of loving people. I have a deep passion for people who need to be loved and accepted for who they are. I love to travel with my church on missions all over the world to help meet humanitarian needs. My favorite though is when my two passions collide. Beauty can bring people together in the most special, life changing way. I really work hard to reach the heart through the art of hair.

I specialize in almost everything, there’s not a thing I don’t love to do but my favorite is total transformations! I do ombre, balayage, splashlighting, color corrective services, HairTreats hair extensions, updos, and love to do short fun cuts. I am a trendy stylist but also do soft and beautiful very well too. I am Redken color certified, Redken Design certified, I have my Redken Specialist and Master Specialist certifications and attend at least 10-15 classes per year.

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Certifications & Training

Redken Specialist Program * Redken Master Specialist Program * Redken Design Certification * Redken Color Certification * Redken-Principal Based Design * Spring & Fall Fashion Week Trend * Redken Artist Connection Las Vegas Nevada 2009, 2011 and 2013 * Redken Symposium Las Vegas Nevada 2010, 2012 and 2014 * Specialized Training Redken * Fashion Runway Stylist Rodney Cutler * Redken Exchange Advanced Academy * Everythings Included and Everythings Included II * HairTreats Hair Extension Training Program * Chi Symposium 2013 Cancun Mexico * Sam Brocato Smoothing Systems * Kerastraight Smoothing Systems * Coppola Smoothing Systems

Reader’s Choice Award three years in a row!

Osseo & Maple Grove Press Reader’s Choice Awards 2015, 2016 and 2017

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