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First Professional Head Lice Removal Center Opens in Duluth

The Lice Lounge Hair Care Center opens second location to serve Twin Ports area.

Duluth, MN, February 07, 2017 --( The Lice Lounge Hair Care Center is the first professional lice removal center in Duluth. Over the last year in their White Bear Lake location, co-owners Jessica Fleming and Kelly Merriman have treated a number of families from the Twin Ports and surrounding communities. “We’ve had families driving two hours for our services and have heard time and again that they wished there was a service in their area. We recognized the need and we went for it!” says Merriman

The owners understand first-hand the stress and frustration a parent feels with the discovery of head lice. Their own children have had lice on multiple occasions, and, prior to opening their own center, they had difficulties finding a successful treatment. The Lice Lounge does not use any harsh chemicals or pesticides due to safety concerns and the mounting evidence that head lice have become increasingly resistant to over-the-counter treatment products.

In addition to successfully treating head lice, The Lice Lounge is committed to reducing the stigma often associated with lice. “We make sure every family that comes through our door has the most up-to-date and accurate information there is. We provide a clean, relaxing, spa-like environment, because lice should not make anyone feel icky,” claims Fleming. Both owners have been trained and certified by the Shepherd Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. They use the Shepherd Method of strand-by-strand nit and lice removal, the most successful, safe and proven technique of removal.

“What an amazing experience! Not only are they compassionate and educational, they pamper you and the child they are treating. You walk in disgusted, exhausted, and distraught. These ladies talk you out of your tree and teach you the facts of lice and how to effectively deal with it. I used to freak out over it,” says a mom from the Twin Cities, “but they armed me with knowledge and skills to fight it. I haven’t cringed since!”

According to Fleming, “There is so much incorrect information readily available. With one simple internet search, families are quickly inundated with misleading information, from cleaning your entire house, to messy home remedies, to over-the-counter products--some even potentially harmful.”

The Lice Lounge has also pledged to work closely with schools in the community. They have designed a Give Back Program, whereby a percentage of the treatment cost for each child goes into a bank for their school. The schools can then use those dollars to help a family in need, essentially providing a free service. “The truth is, if you can afford to treat your child and I can afford to treat my child, but the child that sits between ours cannot afford treatment, then the cycle of head lice will continue and we will be no better off. Our mission is to help all of the children in our community--every family deserves the same opportunity to be treated safely and effectively, without harmful chemicals,” asserts Fleming.

Contact The Lice Lounge at 218.382.5423 or visit

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