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Tonya is, hands down, the very best stylist I have ever had. She knows just what I want and my hair has never looked better.


You’ve found a Rat’s Nest!

After 25 years in the hair industry, I love doing hair as much as I did on day one. The location and size of the salons has changed, however my passion has not. 
Pairing with Sola Salon and Suites in West Saint Paul in April of 2020 was an outstanding choice, not only to drive my focus, but also for all reasons Covid-19. My goal is to provide a safe, fun, relaxing and caring environment and give you amazing hair!
Until we meet in my chair,
Health and hugs,

April 14, 2024

🩷 There is no easy way to say this so here goes, I have cancer. These words have been very hard for me to come by. I have been diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, a form of breast cancer. I will be having surgery on Monday, May 6th and ask for your prayers for my family and I. My prognosis is good, we found it early due to an annual mammogram. I have done a myriad of testing including genetic testing, a breast MRI, and multiple biopsies of different areas. After careful consideration, the experience of my care team and many conversations with survivors, I have chosen to undergo a bilateral mastectomy followed by reconstruction.

A lot of people are asking me, what can I do for you? I appreciate it more than you know, everyone’s lives are busy and for you to ask to take time out of your schedule to do something for me is very heartwarming. At this time I just don’t even have the answers. What I can say right now is do something for yourself, book your mammogram. My doctor told me that I would not have been able to feel this and so while self-exams are great. Please, please go in and do a mammogram for yourself. I do have a Caring Bridge, although I’m just starting it so bear with me on that. I will try to keep it updated and Zoee will keep it updated when I don’t feel like doing so. Also my sister started a GoFundMe and the link is below. Health and hugs on this beautiful day.  🩷

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The Rat’s Nest Salon
Sola Salon Studios
1720 Livingston Avenue,  #11
West St. Paul, MN 55118




While pre-booking at the time of your appointment is the best option, you can also book online with Vagaro.


I offer $5 off cuts and $10 off colors for the person being referred and the person referring. Please ask for more information.


Forms of payment include cash, check, Mastercard, Visa and Discover.


Returns on products are accepted for 90 days. If there are issues with your purchase, exceptions may apply.


Life happens, that being said, I require 48 hours notice of cancellation. If late cancels or no shows become an issue, a non-refundable deposit may be required to book future appointments.