the Sage Tree


an aveda Lifestyle salon and spa

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I've been going to Katie for over a year now. The salon is very conveniently located with skywalk access. They are great about fitting me in over the lunch hour or the end of the day. Katie is very accommodating and talented working with my thick wavy hair.

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I love Joselyn at the Sage Tree. I've followed her everywhere. Great haircut and color!

Very friendly staff. Great environment, awesome products and services! My favorite spa in Des Moines!

I have been coming to see Vince for a little more than a year now. I am always treated with a smile and receive excellent personal attention from him and the others at the salon. My looks the best it ever has. I appreciate that Vince is willing to do something different when I am tired of a style and color and I am always pleased with the results. I always suggest Sage Tree when someone is looking for a salon.

What Our Guests Have To Say About Us

I am a returning customer of Andy's for 14 years or more. He is the best at making me look good. The whole staff is very friendly and fun. I feel comfortable every time I go there. My grandsons and daughters are customers of Andy too. Best haircuts the boys have ever gotten. It's a social event when they all go. If you want a great haircut and a relaxing time this is the place.

The Sage Tree traces its roots to 1999 and to a team of stylists that wanted to bring passion and a family atmosphere to the cosmetology industry.  A shared love of downtown Des Moines, and the common desire to offer indulgent services along with the utmost in quality to its guests, while remaining competitively priced, brought together a group of stylists ranging from their 20’s to 60’s and thus was born, the Sage Tree Salon.  A short while after opening, the salon was approached by the Aveda Corporation, which shared the Sage Tree’s ideals and philosophies, and then became an exclusive Aveda Lifestyle Salon.  In January of 2003, the Sage Tree was purchased by James and Lucy Tuttle, who, with their shared experience of the industry and business, began growing and expanding the business further.  The Johnston location was built and opened in 2005, and was followed by the Altoona location shortly thereafter.  Currently the Sage Tree, an AVEDA Lifestyle Salon and Spa, has two locations, Downtown and Altoona.

Our History