Cut + Color.
Good hair is underrated
No two gems are alike. We believe that everyone has their own definitions of beauty, happiness, confidence and self-care. We’ll work with you to create your own personalized look and regimens that will fit your lifestyle and help you feel self-assured and beautiful.
Gem is tucked in a charming historic building at 526 Selby Avenue, among the shops and fine dining of Saint Paul’s Cathedral Hill neighborhood. Come and see us!
Gem is a full service Salon + Spa offering hair, nail and skin treatments in an open and elegant space. Creative, classic, and cutting edge styles are achieved at the hands of our Stylists.
Gem stylists and technicians provide quality in performance with a depth of experience. We’re eager to get to know you! Call or book online to make an appointment. You can also download the Gem App to receive updates and make booking appointments easy.
Come celebrate, sip, and shop with us for our 4th year Anniversary! We are so grateful for the support and loyalty over the years, and we want to celebrate with you. Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 14th and stop by our salon between 5pm and 9pm for an experiential event. Enjoy giveaways, music, product samples, local goods, and more.
I got a gel manicure and it was fabulous! They offer you tea, coffee, or wine when you arrive so I felt extra fancy! I booked an appointment for 5 pm and they were ready right away at 5. Very friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Loved it!
Gem Salon + Natalie = a wonderful hair care experience!! Feel instantly cared for with Gem Salon and Natalie's expertise, talent, and warmth. I am truly grateful!
Love Gem! The entire staff is wonderful. Since Jo and Amber left, I recently switched over to Natalie for cut and color and couldn’t be more pleased! And treat points, legitimately awesome. So far I’ve got a free express facial, a deep conditioning treatment, and a skin care line trial kit for free!
Tilly was amazing, and my hair looks fantastic. The salon has a great, relaxing feel and the coffee was delicious. Great experience.
I LOVE MY HAIR!!! Love the whole experience, the shop the stylist the receptionist the music the ambiance! Everything was wonderful! Thank you GEM! Thank you TILLY!!! I feel brand new!
Alyssa was great! It was my first time at Gem and she made it a very welcoming experience. I would highly recommend her services, you will definitely leave with a smile and awesome hair!
I have been going to Naomi for all my hair needs for about 3 years now! From cut to color she never disappoints! Could not have been any more happy with the way my hair turned out this time! You will NEVER be disappointed with trusting Naomi with your hair! The salon was clean and very relaxing! All of the staff were polite and available to ensure your time was nothing short of comfortable!
Great experience! Our 1st time and we felt very welcomed. Alyssa did a GREAT job giving a hair cut to my 2 younger daughters and made excellent suggestions....we are definitely returning.
Having Naomi cut my hair is a sparklingly wonderful part of my life. A glass of wine while I get my haircut? Icing on the cake.
Markus is an amazing Nail Artist and such a wonderful person. I love my services every single time I come in, and I recommend him to friends all the time, as I often get compliments on my nails. And Gem is a lovely space to get the services. The front desk is always friendly and welcoming.
Got a hair cut and color by Alyssa - she did an amazing job and I’m so happy with the results! Alyssa is so friendly and professional and the salon is beautiful! So excited to come back.
Naomi has been cutting and coloring my hair every 3-4 months for almost 3 years now and I have never once left her chair disappointed. I come in with vague (probably annoying) requests such as "I want to keep some length but I feel like I need a good chop", and she nails it every time. I'm even more clueless when it comes to color, so I love that I trust her to just work her magic. She has a true talent and to top it off, she's a great human. 11/10 recommend.
Natalie is simply the very best! She goes above and beyond for clients, is knowledgeable, tasteful, and a lovely person to boot. (Not to mention, she saved my naturally curly hair from a very sad, botched haircut when I was 8 months pregnant and desperate.) She is excellent with color. As Joan Crawford once said: “the most important thing a woman can have- next to talent, of course- is her hairdresser.” I’ve got mine!
This was my first time at Gem Salon and it did not disappoint. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. Alyssa did such a great job on my hair. I went in for a root retouch and gloss. She went above and beyond. In addition, Alyssa is super easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable right away. I already booked my next appointment for a haircut! Can’t wait.
I needed a haircut terribly, and on a whim decided to schedule an appointment online with Gem. It was my first time at this salon, I had at great experience! From the second I walked in the door I felt so welcomed and comfortable! Tilly did a great job on my hair, and even recommended some products to get my hair ready for my wedding next fall! The receptionist was amazing as well! Highly recommend Gem Salon + Spa!
I saw Elizabeth for an adjustment of a previous color I had done because I wasn’t happy with it. (She did not do the original color.) She was very knowledgeable and understanding and did a great job of correcting my color. She seemed happy to be doing it, really took her time, and was super intentional about everything she was doing. The salon receptionist I spoke to was also very accommodating when scheduling my adjustment. Great customer service!
Olivia is the biggest sweetheart! She listened to my concerns and offered a number of great options for me to consider. Ultimately, she encouraged me to rock my “new-to-me” natural color after cutting off the last of my chemically treated hair. I am so happy with how it turned out! Always a joy to add to my day!
I got my hair cut by Olivia! She was a great stylist. Will go back the next time I need a cut. This location is also beautiful. The whole salon is open and the style of the place just feels good.
Best haircut I've ever had! Amber listened to what my hair need are! I felt like she really tailored a cut and products to what would be best for my hair! She also was really good about showing me what to do at home to achieve the same salon look!
Nat Chambers is AMAZING!!!! I have been coming here ever since I moved back to the cities, such an amazing spot, love the style of the salon as well as the products used. Nat is amazing, I wouldn't go to anyone else unless I had to of course. My hair has turned out prefect every time!
Amber is an awesome stylist. Would highly recommend her! Atmosphere is calming, professional, and neat. Staff is welcoming and friendly. Best salon in Saint Paul.
Elizabeth is the best! She always goes out of her way to find the perfect cut and color for me. Can't recommend her enough :)
I absolutely adore Claire! She is incredibly talented and has given my hair new life. I have wavy, frizzy hair that can be challenging to work with even when I style it straight. Her dry hair cutting technique gives me the best cut and style for my hair. I also always go to her for a balayage color and I consistently get a ton of compliments. Gem Salon + Spa is gorgeous and feels modern and serene. I highly recommend!!
I went to Natalie to get my hair done and I have never been more impressed with my results! I am very picky when it comes to my hair and she did an ABSOLUTE amazing job! Highly recommend this salon and Natalie!
It was my first time at the salon and with Natalie. I really enjoyed the experience and will definately be back for more!!! I decided to go short, and I love my new cut!!!!!! Natalie was very good at listening and assessing my needs as well as being an awesome stylist!
Claire at Gem Salon has been my stylist for years. She is great with long hair and natural coloring. I love when my stylist really gets to know me. All I have to do is sit down in Claire's chair and she instantly has amazing ideas on how to improve my hair style or color. She is the best!
I am extremely pleased with my haircut and the total experience today with Natalie. I didn’t know what I wanted done, but she helped talk me through some options. I’ve already received many compliments! - Ben K.
Natalie is great! She immediately asked about my hair and what I wanted. She is very personable and laid back. I will definitely go back!
Olivia did an amazing job blending my hair into the melty bayalage it was destined to be! Plus, I had fun chatting with her! Great experience at Gem from the moment I stepped in and was greeted to the moment I left. Thank you!
Bri is amazing!! Do yourself a favor and get a facial from her. It is hard to put into words the treatment you’ll receive because it’s basically Indescribable bliss. Bri radiates positive energy and it’s not hard to tell she cares deeply about each of her clients.