Metropolis Salon

Our Staff


Mark Melter – Certified Master Colorist and Owner

Owner Mark Melter established Metropolis Salon in 1994 with great fanfare for it exceptional customer service and quality work. Mark is one of only 10 Board Certified Master colorists in Minnesota. Marks 27 years of experience specializing only in the art of color, ensures you will get that perfect color each time you are a guest at the salon. Mark is a graduate of CTC Minneapolis and worked for the highly regarded Rocco Altobelli Salons for 10 years. As an Educator he has work for Clairol, Rusk, Altobella and International Hair color Exchange. In recognition Mark has been selected as Subject Matter expert for Master colorist Board, received the “Belinni Award” Chicago World Show and “Colorist of the Year” Rocco Altobelli. Mark is pleased to present to you the very talented Design Team at Metropolis Salon. Mark would like to welcome you come in for a Complimentary color consultation.

Kurt Desmarais- Master Stylist 

Kurt Desmarais has been in the industry since 1982.  He trained originally at the Alberta International Beauty Institute in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.  He has obtained various certifications and advanced training from world-renowned artists such as Martin Parson, Horst Rachelbacher & Vidal Sassoon.  After earning the coveted Canadian Hairstylist of the Year, Kurt's work was published in various trade magazines in North America and Europe.  Kurt specializes in Simply Organic color and products.  

Emily Moen – Stylist

I am a graduate of the Aveda Institute with over 22 years salon and stage experience.  I started out working for Rocco Altobelli which included television work with Bob Mackie and stage work in several beauty shows.  I have continued my career at Metropolis for more than 15 years.  I continue my education to keep my creativity in coloring and cutting.   My specialty is to complete your over all look whether that involves a new color, cut or a perm!

Keith Rutten – Stylist

I have over 22 years experience with extensive training and education in cutting, coloring and treatments.

Kathryn Cochran – Stylist




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