Macy Topp and Jess Pratt decided to venture into a new business in the haze of the recession hoping to fulfill the American dream of being self-employed. The result: Pixie Salon was opened in October of 2009.
After many hours of hard work and years of developing the skills needed for salon ownership, they were able to find the ideal location in the Kingfield neighborhood. Together they bring more than 20 years of hair experience and the dedication of providing a fun and relaxing atmosphere that brings clients in again and again, as well as superior services.
Pixie strives to find new and innovative ways to become zero waste. We currently recycle whenever possible in addition to composting hair clippings and other organics. For more information on composting visit ci.minneapolis.mn.gov.
Jess left North Dakota in 2001 to attend the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. She started her career at a salon where she was able to hone her skills providing aesthetician services, manicures and pedicures - as well as cuts and colors. After spending years in St. Paul she crossed the river to South Minneapolis. There she met Macy. Once they discovered they both have the drive to become self employed - the search for the perfect spot began.
Jess is constantly keeping her skills fresh by attending Aveda Congress annually, the Chicago hair show and various Schwarzkopf classes.
When Jess isn't at salon, she's a busy mother attending basketball games and baseball practices.
Jess provides cuts, colors and facial waxing.
Macy graduated from Scot Lewis School of Cosmetology in 2002 as a second career. She graduated from Augsburg College with a studio and art history double degree and had worked for several years in the non-profit sector. And then she decided to make a change and learn a new skill. Once graduating, she worked at several salons in the metro area before meeting her future business partner, Jess Pratt.
Macy is an avid attendee of local hair training classes at such places as Schwartkopf, Moxie, Brocato and Intelligent Nutrients.
In her free time she likes to travel with her husband and hang with her dogs.
Macy provides cuts and colors.
Annie graduated from Salon Professionals Academy, a Redken school, in New Hope, MN in 2005. Soon after she started working at a salon she learned how much she loves to make people feel beautiful. But she still wanted to pursue a college degree. While working in the salon, she completed her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education. From there she decided to leave the hair business to open a successful infant and toddler childcare before staying home with her own babies while her husband grew his building and remodeling company. She is excited to be back behind the chair where she can share her talent and creative skills. She loves a good consultation, fresh colors, polishing up a haircut and teaching her clients how to create their best look at home!
As an educator, Annie finds great value in always learning. She has taken classes through Moxie, Matrix and Redken.
When Annie is not busy chasing after her 3 small children she likes to spend time with her friends, watch reruns with her husband, and dabble in all things crafty.
Annie provides cuts, colors and facial waxing.