The Andre Franca Studio is currently located at 1472 Grand Avenue in St. Paul Franca and Andre are brother and sister. They have been in business together for three decades! Nieces Angela and Bianca are the second generation of the salon, Angela is our front desk manager and Bianca is a talented stylist. Stylists and friends Tracy, Scott, Nell, Denise and Karen complete our staff.
Franca knew very early that she wanted to be a hair stylist. She was trained locally and then moved to Italy, where she met and married her husband Pino, who was a stylist in Italy, The couple worked in salons in Rome for two years and then decided to immigrate to America. Franca opened Franca’s Hair Design in the St.Paul Hilton Hotel when she was only 21 and quickly built a clientele.
fter a stint in art and music, Andre decided to join his sister at her salon. He was trained at St.Paul College. He then went to France ,Spain, and England for his advanced training. Seven years later, Andre opened his own salon in the historic Colonnade Building, working there for 5 years. Andre and Franca decided to join forces again, opening the first Andre Franca Studio in the St.Paul’s Midway area, catering to both Minneapolis and St. Paul. After ten successful years there, they purchased 1472 Grand Avenue and are still there thirteen years later! The hundred-year-old arts and crafts home that houses the salon creates an instant, warm and cozy feeling as you enter. We strive to create a comfortable, professional environment for expert hair design and related services. We offer an extensive line of hair care products for retail.
e hope that you will visit us soon and join our many happy patrons!
Andre, Franca, and staff.