Welcome to Rue 48 Salon Duluth


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Sarah attended cosmetology school in the Twin Ports after moving to Duluth from the Canadian border. Sarah found inspiration in the beauty industry from spending time with her grandma who was a salon owner. That inspiration motivated Sarah to gain the skill and drive to learn everything she could. Sarah excels in haircutting and had a passion for spa serices. Along with her growing Aveda knowledge Sarah has trained at the International Dermal Instute to reign her skills. Being a versatile cosmetologist keeps Sarah excited about her days.

Favorite Products

Sarah enjoys phomolliant for its versatility

Personal Interested

Likes thrifting especially for vintage hats
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Sarah is our Front Desk Manager, she Graduated from UW-Superior in 2003 with a Master of Arts in visual art. SHe is a maker of things and a lover of plants and animals. Sarah's has always worked in a creative environment and enjoy working with the public. She's the voice you hear on the other end of the phone when you call to make an appointment at Rue 48 Duluth!


I am a new stylist who loves learning new techniques and meeting new people. I was born and raised in Duluth and I’ve always had a passion for doing hair. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me in this amazing industry!
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Dereck started his career in 2001 at the Aveda Institute - Minneapolis. After attending cosmetology school, he found his calling back in the Twin Ports, where he was able to grow with his loyal clientele. It was during this time that his passion for education brought him to Cosmetology Careers Unlimited. It was here that his ability to be in tune with the latest trends, as he serviced his loyal guests, became what he was known for. His drive and excellence to grow his knowledge in hair brought him to the Sassoon academy in Santa Monica and his passion and commitment to skin care has given him close ties with the International Dermal Institute in Minneapolis.

Favorite Products

Scalp Benifit poo and dish

Personal Interests

Loves seeing live music and is an active member in the Homegrown steering committee.


Suzanne is excited to be part of the Rue 48 team and loves the relaxed welcoming vibe that it offers. She enjoys the flexibility of offering services in both the salon and spa. Suzanne’s thirst for knowledge has provided her with some amazing opportunities. In 2014 she refined her hair cutting skills by attending advanced training at the Sassoon Academy, Chicago. On top of her exceptional cutting and coloring services, Suzanne’s true passion is skin care. Her skin care journey started in 2012 when she began learning and mastering Aveda’s facials, facial products and rituals. Due to her new-found passion and drive, she had the privilege of training with the former owner of Christal Center for Wellness. Her apprenticeship gave her the knowledge to carry on the signature healing skin treatments that were offered here in Canal Park. Suzanne’s specialized healing facial treatments address and nurture such issues as aging, pigmentation, and acne.

Favorite Products

Air Control, Smooth Infusions Naturally Straight, and Skin Refiner

Personal Interests

Suzanne is on a mission to walk 3-5 miles a day which helps keep her energized. She also loves stepping away to vacation in warm locations.
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Not taking new clients.

Leanaya started her cosmetology career in 2007. She has been a Duluth resident and called it home since 2012, where she found Aveda. She fell in love with Aveda’s products, mission, and ritual and furthered her education in 2014 by becoming an Aveda Certified Color Educator. Although Leanaya’s passion is color, she is confident and established in her cutting skills as well. Leanaya enjoys having the ability and skill to create major changes with her guests.

Favorite Products

Hand relief. It saves my hands during Duluth’s ever changing seasons.

Personal Interests

In her free time Leanaya enjoys spending time with her husband and children.
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I am a new and growing stylist who loves to meet new people from all lifestyles and backgrounds. I was born and raised in Alabama and love traveling and all things beauty. After being led to Duluth I jumped right into the cosmetology industry and I can’t wait to be a friend and professional for all of my clients' self-care needs!
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Mens' Cuts
Womens' Cuts
Kids' Cuts
Extensions (easihair)
Brow, Lip, and Face Waxing
Lash and Brow Tints
Customized Facials

All services include a complimentary head & neck massage as well as a stress-relieving hand treatment!