A Brazilian Blowout is a hair treatment that helps to smooth and straighten frizzy hair while adding shine and reducing volume. During the treatment, a stylist applies a solution to the hair, which is then sealed with a flat iron. This process helps to improve the condition of the hair and make it more manageable, typically lasting for several weeks. It’s popular for its ability to tame unruly hair and create a sleek, polished look.

Beauty Services in Mankato

Are you looking for a haircut, hair color, wax, makeup, or other beauty treatment? Look no further! We have a team of talented student stylists, who are supervised by licensed instructors, ready to pamper you and ensure you receive a top-notch service. These student stylists are dedicated to perfecting their skills as they progress through their education, providing expert cuts and colors to help you look and feel your absolute best. The products we use and carry are all professional grade.


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

Holidays: Nova is closed on all Major Holidays – Holidays also impact which Saturdays we are open.


Address: 500 Raintree Rd, Mankato, MN 56001

Haircuts, Styles & Treatments

Hair Color Services

All hair color services include an Ultimate Treatment

Facial Services

Nail Services

Waxing Services

Makeup & Lash Services

liz harwickliz harwick
01:00 15 Jun 24
Alex did an amazing job figuring out what I wanted for my hair cut. The Instructors were readily available and helpful. Front staff (phone, check-in, payment) were pleasant and knowledgeable about Nova services available.
Jenna SerrJenna Serr
17:25 14 Jun 24
I brought my three daughters in for haircuts yesterday and we had an INCREDIBLE experience at Nova! The staff we interacted with were polite, extremely professional, and so kind to my girls ages 7, 11, and 13. The haircuts they received were nearly identical to the inspiration pictures they brought to their appointments. I was so impressed with the thoughtfulness that went into their consultations and the time that was spent making sure that they got the exact cut they wanted. We will definitely be back in the future!
Lynn HoletsLynn Holets
18:20 01 Jun 24
McKenzie did a great job with my color and cut!
21:49 11 May 24
Mary BurshemMary Burshem
22:29 08 May 24
I had Alyana L. do my hair today, she was truly the best stylist I've ever had! She was so sweet, she hyped me up the ENTIRE time, she took time a styled it for me, my hair has literally never turned out better! Whoever has her in the future is truly lucky!!!
Angel SantosAngel Santos
19:56 07 May 24
I go to Nova consistently and recommend them to everyone that I know. I’ve never had a bad experience since I started getting services done here two years ago, and it keeps me coming back for facial treatments and hair care. Additionally I just want to say that Kevin Filipek is trash, as is his review.
Jeannette WilsonJeannette Wilson
11:35 19 Apr 24
I had a lovely manicure with Jaysa and the hand massage was wonderful! I’ll be back!
Amber JAmber J
18:31 17 Apr 24
I would like to give credit to a specific person but unfortunately it took the whole team to help my baby, lol. I made the lazy parent mistake of giving my 9 year old full rein of her hair and long story short, she had the craziest knots! They gave her combs, product and written instructions to bring home. She went in embarrassed and left Nova feeling like a princess!!! I cannot thank them enough for making her feel that way and helping us in a huge way. We will definitely be back for regular maintenance:)
Joan McKinessJoan McKiness
21:09 13 Apr 24
I went to Una about my thinning eyelashes. They had become short and sparse and asked her if there was anything she could do for my lashes.I am simply astounded by how natural the eyelashes that she did for me. She ‘filled in’ new lashes between my natural lashes and they are absolutely beautiful! They looked like my own, but only better!Thank you Una for your work! They are beautiful!
Addie LAddie L
15:51 12 Apr 24
Amina MangueraAmina Manguera
00:39 29 Mar 24
Karen StaffordKaren Stafford
16:28 22 Mar 24
Mindy was very nice and listened to what I wanted. She did a wonderful job.My only suggestion is to have your people that check you out pay close attention to the sheets, as I was charged for a full foil and it was suppose to be a partial. It was changed in the sheet, so I see where it could of been confusing. I’m ok about it but others may not. Thank for the good service
cecilia Ggcecilia Gg
17:55 16 Mar 24
Danette ErnstDanette Ernst
13:34 05 Mar 24
Great experience.
Kelli RobinsonKelli Robinson
15:35 03 Mar 24
I had a manicure polish change done by Alexis, and I was very pleased! She was very sweet, easy to talk to and she has a bright future ahead of her. Thank you for a wonderful service.
Johanna HaroldsonJohanna Haroldson
14:32 28 Feb 24
Ava Johnson is amazing she put me right to sleep with a facial and washed and styled my hair like a pro love that girl!!
Lisa RietmannLisa Rietmann
21:32 19 Feb 24
Got a Glo2 facial from Ava today. She was amazing as was the facial. Glowing results. Loved it!
Alishia PeteAlishia Pete
03:54 17 Feb 24
Mankato LocationWe have been customers at Nova for years. I've been letting my daughter get peek a boo highlights for about 4 years now. This always cost me about $40 after tip. We would do 2 foils to lighten/bleach and 2 foils of color - 4 foils total. THEY WANTED $110 BASE RATE TO DO IT TODAY! I about fell over. I'm so glad I just didn't drop and go like I planned. I'm so glad I stuck around to overhear the price the instructor said. I stopped them in their tracks. We just did a hair trim and left. I would have been pissed picking my daughter up and finding out after they did the service the price. Saddly we won't be back with this pricing. The gals I talked to today said they have lost alot of clients do to this insane price hike at the beginning of the year. Otherwise they do a great job there. I use to recommend to alot of people to go to Nova. Can't do that anymore.
Jena CarlsonJena Carlson
01:53 10 Feb 24
Had such a great experience and love how my hair turned out
Syd (Saxycatlady)Syd (Saxycatlady)
13:44 09 Feb 24
Everyone there was so kind. I had a waxing service done and they made sure I was comfortable and kind.
Mark MurphyMark Murphy
22:02 08 Feb 24
I had a perm by Mindy and I am very pleased with the look. Mindy explained everything she was doing and is very pleasant. Thank you Mindy. Terri Murphy
kevin filipekkevin filipek
02:24 06 Feb 24
I know l am OLD SCHOOL, you put me with a person with mental health issues, and doesn't know if it is a Woman or a Man, male or female, you should make sure people are alright with an experience, this experience has traumatized me for my remaining years of life with that experience I will never be back , you should check with people to make sure they are all right with tha situation, never to return again
Jamie MeliisaJamie Meliisa
20:17 01 Feb 24
Alyana L did a fantastic cut and style on my hair and Carlie did an excellent microneedling job - Thank you to both
Linda McGuireLinda McGuire
20:53 28 Jan 24
Patty SkoglundPatty Skoglund
23:07 24 Jan 24
My facial was very relaxing, the hot towels were my favorite part:)
PeterMindy RicePeterMindy Rice
23:48 19 Jan 24
Emily did an amazing job with my facial! So relaxing and rejuvenating! Products were high quality, too. Go see Emily!!!
Courtney LCourtney L
18:10 19 Jan 24
I have always had more than positive and professional experiences here. I go for chemical peels and have found the students and instructors to be incredibly knowledgeable. I get great advice and (non-soliciting) product recommendations that have greatly improved my skin.They only use high quality products for the procedure that are either medical grade or from a higher end all-natural brand based on your skin needs. They’ve even switched out products for me last minute so I could see how they felt before making a large purchase. Now they’re also giving samples of wonderful brands to take home following a peel.They also give the option to have a relaxing experience and not talk during the procedure, making it more spa like. You definitely don’t have to talk or get recommendations if you let them know you just want to relax.Overall, Nova is by far the best deal I’ve found for regular chemical peels. I’ve been to expensive and mid-grade places which have always been 2-4 times the cost - many times with less recommendations, little to no control over products, and once I was burned. Nova may have less frills, but they are affordable, friendly, knowledgeable, and use quality products.
Teagan Hood BeckmanTeagan Hood Beckman
17:45 19 Jan 24
I had a chemical peel with Emily, she was so nice! She explained every step so I knew exactly what she was putting on my face and what it does. So happy with my appointment!
Hannah FHannah F
04:49 19 Jan 24
Emily Frusher is amazing!! I got the hydrating acne treatment by her and she did so good. She was very professional, talkative, and sweet. She made me feel very comfortable by asking questions and listening to my concerns with my skin. My skin overall felt very hydrated after this treatment!!
Sahra JilaowSahra Jilaow
04:46 19 Jan 24
I absolutely love the atmosphere in Nova! It is clear that they care about their students and their success. With that, I had the absolute best experience doing my FIRST EVER signature hydrafacial, lymphatic drainage, and derm planning with Emily Frusher. Emily was extremely kind, patient, and gentle with my skin and explained the process in a clear way! Usually with spa treatments it can feel awkward being on the other side of the chair, but I felt extremely comfortable and time definitely flew by. My skin has never felt better and I felt like I was glowing! I highly recommend booking with Emily and I look forward to booking with her for future appointments!!
Sarah AtkinsonSarah Atkinson
14:40 15 Jan 24
Highly recommend Ava A for aesthetician services. Very professional and knowledgeable. Loved my results!
Haley TurnerHaley Turner
03:18 12 Jan 24
Recently got my hair cut and colored by Natalie! I get tons of compliments on my fresh blonde highlights and the length was 100% exactly what I wanted. I recommend nova and Natalie to everyone!!
Kirk RubadoKirk Rubado
21:25 08 Jan 24
They are so detailed and excited. Great to help out
Marisa KinneyMarisa Kinney
14:43 22 Dec 23
The best scalp massage as I was getting a wash and style yesterday!! Jaysa is talented!
Deanna JestusDeanna Jestus
15:26 13 Dec 23
I had a facial and eyebrow wax with Gracie and had the best experience! Gracie did a fantastic job. I will be going there again and recommending her and Nova!I have been to Gracie J two more times since this first review. I had a color and style and the most recent was a Brazilian Hair Blow Out. She has made my hair look so healthy and easy to do daily. My hair has never looked so good and felt so soft.
Lynn SandsLynn Sands
14:54 13 Dec 23
Everyone here is so friendly it almost feels like family. Kiana gave me lash extensions and I loved them. She made me look and feel young again and was so very nice and patient with me. I will definitely be going back and will ask for Kiana again.
Jayne OzlenJayne Ozlen
03:58 13 Dec 23
I've had a couple services here they both were awesome! I'm excited to try so many things here!
Jayne OzlenJayne Ozlen
20:21 08 Dec 23
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.