Our Story…

Doug Peterson of Shear Katz   In loving memory of Douglas Peterson

Douglas Peterson, the founder of Shear Katz, began his cosmetology career in 1979. In 1984, he opened Shear Katz Salon with three chairs. Within just merely one year, three chairs grew into six. After consulting various companies, and attending many educational seminars, Doug and his professional team made a commitment to body, mind, and spirit. Aveda was the only company that encompassed his philosophy and met his promise of excellence.

In 1994 Shear Katz made it’s home in the historic Fitger’s Brewery Complex, overlooking magnificent Lake Superior, nestled between four-star lodging and a variety of restaurants and gift shops. Most recently in November of 2013 Shear Katz relocated to the heart of Downtown Duluth across from the Duluth Technology Building at 26 East Superior Street. The next generation of Shear Katz is now owned by Doug’s son, Taylor Peterson and operated by Salon Manager Nancy Rae who was part of the founding team in the 1980′s. Together with their outstanding staff, they will continue to provide the personal touches you’ve always experienced.  Shear Katz will continue to offer a wide variety of services and day spa packages using only Aveda® products.  We are committed to meeting the needs of our clientele and creating a relaxing atmosphere designed to renew anyone’s spirits.

Salon Philosophy

Shear Katz is a dedicated team of technically trained, creative, personal service professionals who consistently provide the highest quality service and products. It is our pleasure to provide each of our customers with an exceptional experience.  Escape to Shear Katz Salon • Day Spa where beauty and well-being converge. We are a full service salon and day spa devoted to bringing you back to balance with the highest end products and services available in today’s salon service industry.