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Donna Rae’s House of Spray to open in Dassel April 30

April 20, 2009

Salon to offer complete family hair care

By Kristen Miller
Staff Writer

DASSEL, MN -- As a young girl, Donna Larson’s mother told her some day, she would have her own salon and it could be named Donna Rae’s House of Spray.

Larson, who has been a barber and cosmetologist for more than 30 years, is doing just as her mother predicted.

Opening Thursday, April 30, in her Mansion Antiques shop in Dassel, is Donna Rae’s House of Spray, offering complete family hair care. Larson also does waxing.

Larson currently has another salon in Big Lake, Advanced Styling. It already had a name when she bought it, so Larson decided to just go with it.

That shop is currently up for sale, so until it sells, Donna Rae’s in Dassel will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

“I want to branch out to the community I live in,” Larson said, who moved to Dassel more than four years ago to open her antique store along Sixth Street South.

Also, for those affected by the economy, Larson is offering May specials including $10 haircuts, and 10 color foils and a cut for $30.

“Times are tough, but you still want to look good,” Larson said.

The salon is located in the Mansion Antiques store, located at 241 Sixth Street South, in a room that was once filled with kitchen antiques.

Larson remodeled it, and made the room into a salon.

When her Big Lake business is sold, Donna Rae’s will be open Tuesday through Saturday in Dassel.

For now, the salon will be open Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To make an appointment, call (320) 275-9872. Walk-ins are welcome.

New at the mansion

The Mansion Antiques will be opening for the summer Friday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Mansion will also be open Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and every weekend following starting Thursdays.

New to the Mansion this year is hand-crafted rustic furniture created by furniture artist Randy Dummer of Grove City.

Dummer, owner of Rus-Sticks, makes furniture from old barn wood between 80 and 100 years old. He gets the wood from Dan and Nancy Reuckert of Litchfield, owners of R T Country (barn recycling, grove clean-up, and metal recycling).

Some of the types of furniture that can be purchased through the Mansion Antiques are custom-made woodwork, including quilt racks; log beds, rockers, swings, arbors and trellises, willow furniture, and more.

These items, along with Larson’s antique collections, will be featured every weekend throughout the summer.


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