Thank you for choosing Rue 48 Salon. We are delighted to have you in our chairs.
As you enjoy your services, take a look around at our sustainable interior décor. All interior work is hand selected and created by local workers using recycled and reusable materials to create a unique environment. Each of our stations is a door that is created for clients to hang up your purse and set down your cup of Aveda tea on the window sill.
Sit back and relax, close your eyes and enjoy the wonderful scents of Aveda essential oils and a professional hair services.
Owners, Susan Maki & Rebecca Yarwood
Susan Maki & Rebecca Yarwood, Owners


about the owners

Photo of Rebecca Yarwood

susan maki

I am excited to share with you all of the wonderful team members at all of the locations of Rue 48 Salon! I have been in the hair industry for several years now experiencing and creating several designer cuts, colors, and styles through fashion trends. I love the artistry of hair and highlighting individual unique features as well as individual styles. I myself love fashion-forward trends in clothing, hair, and make-up. Owning Rue 48 Salons for the last 12 years have instilled in me the importance of commitment to the community as well as our clients. There is something for everyone at Rue 48 Salons!

Photo of Susan Maki

rebecca yarwood

Rebecca Yarwood is a graduate of the Aveda Institute. She has worked behind the chair as a Master Stylist, and as a Stylist Educator and Trainer for more than twenty-five years.

As her career advanced, Rebecca developed a passion for the art of hair color and a love for teaching. This led her to a position with Aveda, where she served as Regional Hair Color Educator for thirteen years. Rebecca traveled the upper Midwest where she taught Stylists and mentored Stylist Educators in their own salons. Rebecca’s philosophy is that the teacher is also the student. She appreciates that through educating others, she continues to stretch her own skill-set and grow her artistry, and she gains satisfaction from sharing this insight with other Stylists.

Rebecca is thrilled to be joining the Rue 48 team, leveraging her many talents and experiences in her roles as Owner, Manager and Stylist for Rue 48 Salons.

mission + values

Rue 48 is based in three intimate communities in Minnesota. Rue 48 offers a space to nurture talented stylists allowing them to express their skills. We strive to deliver top-notch service and products that mirror our social and environmental values. Each location offers a unique environment consciously imitating its community. Rue 48 is confident that each guest will leave feeling and looking their personal best.


Aveda concept salon winner

Rue 48 Salon named to the Salon Today 200 by Salon Today Magazine


LINCOLNSHIRE, IL (January 2013) – Rue 48 Salon - Aveda Concept in Minneapolis, MN owned by Susan Johnson recently was named to the SALON TODAY 200 by SALON TODAY magazine, the top business publication for salon and spa owners.

salon today

The magazine’s 16th annual SALON TODAY 200 issue profiled the selected salons in its January 2013 edition. The 200 salons were selected for their best business practices from applications submitted by SALON TODAY readers, who represent the 25,000 top-producing salons and spas in the country.

The magazine honored applicants in 11 different best practice categories, including Advanced Education, Compensation & Benefits, Customer Service, Environmental Sustainability, Philanthropy, Planned Profitability, Recruitment & Training, Retail & Merchandising, Retention & Referral Programs, Technology and Growth.

Rue 48 Salon - Aveda Concept was honored in the following category: Growth

“Our editors recognize that strong business leadership requires the mastery of a number of different best business practices,” said Stacey Soble, editor-in-chief of SALON TODAY. “The salons named to the SALON TODAY 200 for 2013 not only proved they excel in one or more or more of these areas, they also have created rewarding environments for their staff members and standout experiences for their clients. Their willingness to share their success offers our readers important business benchmarks and inspirational sales-building ideas.”

For a salon to be named to the SALON TODAY 200, it had to meet the following criteria: 1) The salon or spa opened on or before January 1, 2010. 2) The salon is a provider of professional salon services including one, or more, of the following: hair care, nail care, skin care, body care or spa treatments; 3) The salon or spa generated annual service and product sales revenues of at least $250,000 per year since 2010; 4) The owner provided statistical information about his or her business and completed at least one of the Best Practice category essay sections; and 5) The applicant submitted documentation to verify financials if he or she competed in the growth or planned profitability categories.

In the commemorative January/February 2013 issue, SALON TODAY profiled 200 individual salons, although these salons could be honored in more than one category. The 2013 SALON TODAY 200 honored 100 salons in Growth; 21 salons in Advanced Education; 22 salons in Compensation & Benefits; 25 salons in Customer Service; 25 salons in Environmental Sustainability; 25 salons in Philanthropy; 15 salons in Planned Profitability; 22 salons in Recruitment and Training; 24 salons Retail & Merchandising; 23 salons in Retention & Referral Programs; 19 salons in Technology.

Salon Today is a division of Modern Salon Media, which is owned by Vance Publishing Corporation in Lincolnshire, IL.