Advanced Skin Care Services in Mankato

At Nova Academy of Cosmetology, we are proud to offer Advanced Esthetic services that go beyond  basic facials to deliver outstanding results. From the highly sought after HydraFacial to microneedling, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, and a range of other specialty treatments, our offerings encompass the latest advancements in the field. Rest assured that our services are provided by our students under the close supervision of licensed instructors. This not only ensures top-tier care but also fosters a nurturing learning environment for the aspiring estheticians of tomorrow.

Monday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am – 7:30pm

Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday: 8:30am – 4:30pm (1st & 3rd Saturdays), Closed on other Saturdays

Sunday: Closed


Address: 500 Raintree Rd, Mankato, MN 56001



(HydraFacials include both a Lymphatic Drainage Treatment $30 and a LED Light Therapy Treatment $25)

Purchase a package of five HydraFacials and receive the sixth HydraFacial for free.


(Can be added to Basic and Express Facials)


(Can be added to Express Facials and HydraFacials)
Purchase a package of five Microneedling or SkinPen treatments and receive the sixth treatment for free.



Purchase a package of five Chemical Peel treatments and receive the sixth Treatment for free.




(Can be added to any Advanced Practice Esthithic Treatment for $15)


(Can be added to any Advanced Practice Esthetic Treatment for $30)

alicia lankfordalicia lankford
20:51 17 Nov 23
Natalie did a great job on my husband's hair cut! Very professional!
Lori CoolidgeLori Coolidge
13:08 17 Nov 23
I’ve been going to Nova for a year now, every 7 to 8 weeks, since my daughter’s good friend enrolled in the program. Every time I’ve had a great experience!Jayden, Makayla, and Mercedes have done an excellent job with my color, cut and eyebrow tint. The instructors have been thorough in their guidance and mentoring and I’ve never had any doubts that my hair wouldn’t look great. In fact, I’ve received more compliments on both my hair color and cut than I ever did all those years I was paying nearly $200 for the same services from my previous stylist. Thank you for doing excellent work!
Najma AliNajma Ali
01:16 30 Oct 23
Javaeh Tre Ali NelsonsJavaeh Tre Ali Nelsons
21:36 11 Oct 23
this is best place to get your hair done ! Mercedes is the goat! Everyone here is so polite and educated! Ava is the person who did my hair and it turned out so good definitely recommend her!
Kathryn ProctorKathryn Proctor
15:27 06 Oct 23
I expect it to take longer than a regular salon, but 4 hours and 15 minutes for a root job and a few foils seems excessive. Why wouldn't the instructor get the poor girl some help?My hair didn't turn out like I asked for but it looks good. She did a good job.Also paid the same amount I pay at my regular salon.
Wesley ProctorWesley Proctor
02:26 30 Jul 23
Went to get my first facial and Bijou did a great job! She explained the process and was so charismatic and kind! My skin is absolutely glowing!
Mollie AllenMollie Allen
21:06 29 Jul 23
Amazing experience!! I had Elle do a partial foil on my hair and it turned out AMAZING!!
Lexy GullicksonLexy Gullickson
16:14 28 Jul 23
Elle helped take me from brunette back to blonde and did an amazing job in one session! Super friendly and always had a smile on her face! Along with explained everything she did so I understood!
Lynn FreerksenLynn Freerksen
23:07 26 Jul 23
July 26th, as I entered the shop I was greated by a couple different gals and everyone was so nice. My clinician today was Elle and she was waiting for me with a smile on, rearing to go. My highlights seem to move along fast as we were making small talk the whole time. And the hair style I asked for was kind of complicated but she nailed it. I am extremely happy with my new hair-do and the professional staff around there. I was very pleased with the treatment and professionalism I received from Elle today. Hope to visit again in the near future.
Ian GillIan Gill
20:00 25 Jul 23
Both of my experiences with Bijou at Nova were exceptional! She did an enzyme peel and hydrofacial, both treatments were incredibly relaxing and showed great benefits for the weeks after. She was very gentle and checked in with me the whole time to make sure I was comfortable! Bijou is the best!!!!!!!
Alyssa LofthusAlyssa Lofthus
12:09 29 Jun 23
ELLE LEEPER. She is the one to go to at Nova! I had always said that Blondes have more fun, and well let’s just say she made a dream become reality! We had talked about what I had wanted and with less words and all action she went for it. To say it turned out just good was an understatement, IT TURNED OUT PERFECT! 100/10. Cannot wait for her to graduate so I can continue my hair care with her, she is amazing!
Choua LeeChoua Lee
02:04 29 Jun 23
I saw how Elle did my nephew hair and quickly asked for an appointment. I went in today for a color. Elle was nice and bubbly. She did such an amazing job, way more than what I excepted ! Highly highly recommend her. You will not be disappointed. Totally following her after she graduates.
Teisha MarieTeisha Marie
22:43 19 Jun 23
Went to Nova to see Elle needing a fresh start for my hair! She listened to what I was wanting and also threw in her own ideas to make it even better! I absolutely loved how my hair turned out afterwards, it was the beautiful dark chocolate that I wanted and then we also added in some caramel bits!! Absolutely recommend Elle if you're needing a refresh or new look!!
Abby DohlmanAbby Dohlman
00:18 19 Jun 23
Elle Leeper is amazing. She knew exactly how to do my hair when I went in for highlights and it turned out AMAZING!!! Elle also did my prom hair and eyelash extensions. i got so many compliments on all of it. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Elle!!
Kayla HillKayla Hill
15:59 17 Jun 23
I came in and got a fresh new look with Elle. She was patient and listened to what I was wanting. She took me from blonde to dark and it looked amazing. She was so fun to work with, her smile is contagious and has such a bubbly personality. I have seen her twice and will follow her after school. I highly recommend her!
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Salon & Spa Expectations

We prioritize delivering quality service to our valued clients. When you schedule a service with us, you can expect to be served by a student who has undergone extensive training in both technical expertise and customer service skills. Rest assured, your service will be closely supervised by a licensed instructor who stays up to date, if not ahead of the curve, with the latest trends and techniques in the beauty industry.


Service Guarantee

We take pride in providing quality service, and we back it up with our guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with our products or services, please inform us within 48 hours of your appointment, and we will ensure to make it right and exceed your expectations.

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Professional Products

We hold ourselves to the highest standards, and that’s why we exclusively use professional-grade salon and spa products. Your satisfaction and safety are paramount, and by utilizing top-tier products, we ensure that you receive the best possible experience during your beauty services. Trust in our commitment to quality as we work diligently to provide exceptional results, leaving you feeling confident and rejuvenated after every visit.

All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed instructors

Service times may vary. Please allow extra time for your service as we are a learning academy.

We stand behind our products and services. If you aren’t fully satisfied, let us know within 48 hours of your service and we’ll make it right.

Please note that certain service guarantees might involve a waiting period before corrections can be implemented, as determined by the instructor’s discretion. As our focus is on providing a conducive learning environment, we do not provide refunds.

We regret to inform you that, due to safety considerations, children are only allowed on the clinic floor when they are receiving a service. If they are waiting in our designated reservation area, they must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. For chemical services, a minimum age of 12 is required, while for haircut services, a minimum age of 8 is necessary.