Fall Hair & Makeup Trends  

There comes a point in a woman's life where they don't really know that their real hair color is. But if you think it’s time to get back to your roots, you’d be right on trend for fall. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Simonson’s Salon & Spa in Maple Grove where the experts say a coloring technique called Balayage will help you discover your original hair color and you’ll be right on trend for Fall.

Multifunctional Makeup with Makeup Palettes  

Take out your makeup mag and dump it out. Ladies, it's time to minimize your makeup. Not only because you're all so beautiful without it, but because you also have too many products in there!

Try This, Not That Beauty Technique  

Our beauty guru, Sara Bartlett, is who we call on to try it before we buy it. Typically she tackles beauty products, but can also show us the right technique to trash...and the one to try.  For example, if you want longer lashes, Sara says skip the falsies.

British Royal Family Hairdresser  

British Royal Family hairdresser Daniel Galvin, Jr. is a fourth-generation hairstylist, working closely with Prince Charles. His father was the hair stylist for Princess Diana. Daniel has two lines of products available at Target, OrganicHead and Dubble Trubble. He stopped by with stories and products found at the grocery store that can keep your hair luscious.

Creating a "Smoky Eye"  

TCL Makeup Artist Julie Martin gets asked about a specific makeup technique all the time. Most women would agree, it's the most loved, yet the most feared look. We're talking about the "Smoky Eye". 

Aging Gracefully at Simonson’s Salon & Spa  

The last thing someone wants to feel is that their haircut is making them look older. But on the flip side, a lot of people don't want to look like they're trying to look younger. It can be a real struggle. 

Keep That Summer Glow  

As summer turns to fall, your skin can turn pale and look tired too. But you can keep that dewy glow going all year long! Our beauty expert shares some of her favorite products. 

5 Minute Make Up   Back To Top

When you head out to the fair, you want to still look good but you don’t want to wear a ton of make-up.  After all, you’re probably going to sweat it all off right?  Makeup Artist, Julie Martin has some products with staying power – and all it takes is five minutes to look good.

Be Well with TCL: Rid the Double Chin   Back To Top

Dealing with a double chin is something that a lot of people deal with.  Getting the right angle in a picture is one way to get rid of it.  Dr. Tareen from Tareen Dermatology says there are a couple of ways to make it disappear forever. 

Beauty Dupes & Don’ts   Back To Top

A dupe is known as being something that can deceive you, but our beauty guru, Sara Bartlett says Beauty Dupes are a really good thing! She explains what a beauty dupe is and how buying them will save you tons of money!  

Clean SkinCare   Back To Top

What is clean skincare? There is a difference between clean skincare and natural skincare. Any brand can slap the word natural on their products but still have some not so great ingredients in it!  

Vivid Hair Color   Back To Top

If you’ve had your hair the same way for years, stylists at Simonson’s Salon & Spa say try adding a pop of color. If you’ve ever checked out something called Mermaid Hair on Pinterest, you’ve seen how vivid blue, pink, even green can look. It’s also been called Unicorn hair. But unlike Mermaids and Unicorns, the Vivid Hair Coloring technique is real and people are diving right in. TCL’s Kelli Hanson takes us to Simonson’s Salon & Spa where client Jeana Maltzer isn’t afraid to go bold.

Eyebrows & Lashes 101   Back To Top

The way your eyelashes and eyebrows look can change the shape of your face and even taken years off of your appearance. In fact, TCL Makeup Artist Julie Martin says before you do any of your makeup in this morning, put your brows on first. But doing them right is key! Julie says choosing the right products can definitely make you look younger.

Get Active Summer Essentials   Back To Top

Getting out and getting active this summer can be easier and more fun with the right gear. Elizabeth heads to the shores of Lake Calhoun to meet up with Barbara Klein, founder of Minnesota-made Brevena Skin Care. Barb loves to get outside and get active all year, but especially this summer as she is officially cancer-free! Barb shares her summer essentials with Elizabeth, including a tasty and refreshing cocktail that’s a perfect end to a summer day. 

Layer Your Hair   Back To Top

If you want a new do for the summer, but really don’t want to give up your length then adding in layers might be the answer.  You’ll want to make sure it’s done right.  New Reflections Salon stylist Amy Franklin shows us some examples of the right way to get it done.

Men’s Guide to Grooming   Back To Top

Women are used to scheduling hair appointments every 6 to 8 weeks, they tweeze and wax their eyebrows, and they know what a good exfoliation feels like. But the guys, they are missing out.

Picking The Correct Foundation   Back To Top

Ladies do this all the time. You run into the drugstore to pick up some makeup and you end up pacing the beauty aisle because you have no idea what shade of foundation to get.  You know what you do? You turn on your cell phone. That's because there's a new app that can tell you immediately not only what shade to buy, but also what brand. TCL Beauty Guru Sara Bartlett stopped by with what’s buzzing in the beauty world.

Lipstick and Eye Color   Back To Top

The color wheel is a staple used by artists and designers when picking a color palate.  The wheel shows which colors best complement each other.  Makeup artist from New Reflections Salon, Julie Martin, says you should also do this with your make up.  Your eye color determines the shade of lipstick you wear if you want to enhance your eyes.

Prom Trends   Back To Top

When it comes to getting ready for Prom, the dress is the first piece of the puzzle. Then you’ve got to think about hair and makeup. Things have changed from the up-do Big Hair Don’t Care days. Julie Martin and Amy Franklin from New Reflections Salon stopped by to show us what’s on trend this Prom Season.

YouTube Beauty Trends to Try   Back To Top

When it comes to what kids are watching these days, it's not on cable, it's on YouTube. The website processes more than 3-billion searches a month and users are uploading 100 hours of video every single minute.

3 Biggest Makeup Mistakes   Back To Top

Many celebrities have makeup artists, and some are even getting made up just to step out of the door every morning. But our Makeup Artist, Julie Martin, says many are making BIG makeup mistakes. The 3 biggest are easy to spot and Julie says they’re even easier to fix. She says people wear the wrong color concealer and sometimes way to much. She also says women are over bronzing and most women never wear enough blush. Julie shows us how to fix those problems and how to pick the right shades to blend in.

Beauty Buzz   Back To Top

Washing your hair seems pretty straight forward -- wash with shampoo, then follow up with conditioner. But what if we told you that's not the way to do it after all?  It’s called reverse hair washing, where you put the conditioner on first. It's big beauty buzz, but does it really do anything? TCL’s beauty guru Sara Bartlett stopped by to tell us what the buzz is all about. 

Get Your Self-Confidence Back   Back To Top

After twenty-two years of marriage, Wendy Biel from Minneapolis, found herself facing a big change.  An unexpected divorce turned her life around.  It was then that Wendy wanted what she called, “a re-boot” and started working on changing herself on the inside and the outside.

Forever Bride Market   Back To Top

If you've ever planned a wedding and you're an indecisive person it probably wasn't too enjoyable. But that's why ON Sunday, April 10th, wedding vendors from all over the Twin Cities will come together to help brides and grooms create their perfect day.

Red Hair at Any Age   Back To Top

It’s a rare but beautiful phenomenon -- we're talking about red hair. And here’s a fun fact -- it's actually a genetic mutation. That's because both parents must be carriers of the mutated MC1R Gene to be able to have a red-headed child.

How to Dress Powerfully   Back To Top

The type of jewelry you wear, the patterns on your pants and the colors you chose can go a long way toward presenting a "powerful" image. Presence engineer Roshini Rajkumar shares her tips and tricks on presenting the best version of yourself.

Elizabeth’s Skin Care Obsession: Brevena   Back To Top

We love talking about Minnesota made products on Twin Cities Live, especially when we find out just how well they are working for people. Elizabeth sits down with three women, all with very different skin concerns, to talk about how Brevena products are working for them. Brevena founder Barbara Klein shares her personal story of going through cancer treatment and how the products she originally developed to soothe the skin of burn survivors is hydrating the extreme dryness she’s experiencing during chemotherapy. Twin Cities Live Executive Producer Mandy Tadych has battled eczema and sensitivity to fragrances and dyes for years and credits Brevena with improving the texture of her skin during her second pregnancy. And Minnetonka mom Melinda Jaeger says the makeup artist at her daughter’s wedding was shocked by how healthy and hydrated her skin is thanks to Brevena.

Making Sense of Scents   Back To Top

Walking by a fragrance counter at a Department Store can smell overwhelming and quite frankly, looks overwhelming. Finding your signature scent can be personal and confusing. How do you know what perfume or cologne will work for you and how can you pick one that will last? Our Beauty Guru Sara Bartlett stopped by to help us make sense of scents.

Prep for Spring   Back To Top

It’s hard to believe that spring is just days away.  That means one thing…Spring Break!  Julie Martin from New Reflections Salon shows us how to get your skin ready.

2016 Oscar Fashion Recap   Back To Top

The 88th Annual Academy Awards proved to be a big night for the movies. Leo finally took home his golden statue, Mad Max won six awards, but what people weren’t talk about was what the women were wearing. Even host Chris Rock had something to say about that.

2016 Hair & Makeup Trends   Back To Top

If you’ve never heard of the hair color “Ronze”, get ready…because it is on trend for Spring. And that blue eyeshadow you threw away years ago, it’s back too. New Reflections Salon stylist Amy Franklin and Makeup Artists Julie Martin stopped by to show us how to work all the new trends in hair and makeup.

Ask Sara: Beauty Products   Back To Top

If you're not a TCL Facebook fan yet, you are missing out. Thanks to the magic of live Facebook videos, we are now able to connect with viewers all the time -- meaning the show doesn't stop. On a recent Live video, Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson sat down with our Beauty Guru, Sara Bartlett, to answer your beauty questions. Sara stopped by our studio to answer a few of those questions.

Flawless Foundation Tips   Back To Top

Ladies wear makeup, but you really don’t want to look like you’re wearing any. The goal is to achieve that flawless, smooth look. Makeup Artist Julie Martin says every woman can achieve that, they just have to apply the right kind of foundation. Julie stopped by with three different kinds of foundation and tips to apply!

Non-Commitment Hair Change   Back To Top

If you have short hair and you’ve tried growing it out, you know it can be pretty challenging. New Reflections Stylist Amy Franklin says keep it short and try clip-in extensions. She stopped by our studio today to show us how short hair can be long and long hair can be short thanks to a few clips and pins.

Ask The Derm: How Do You Get Rid of Cellulite?   Back To Top

There's one thing nearly every woman, and a lot of men, have in common it's called cellulite. A lot of people think working out and eating right will get rid of it, but can it? TCL reporter Kelli Hanson went in search of the answer. She asked the Dermatologist at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists and says what she found could be the one thing that will smooth out those lumps and bumps.

Beauty Brands: Best & Worst Products   Back To Top

Our beauty guru, Sara Bartlett, is making a bold statement. She says no one makeup brand does every product well. And that includes the more expensive labels. That means if you love one brand’s mascara, you may hate their foundation! Sara stopped by with her hits and misses.

2016 Hair Goals   Back To Top

If 2016 is going to be your “Hair Year”, you have to make the right hair change. Julie Martin with New Reflections Salon has tools and products to help you create your hair goal.

Tips for Make Up with Glasses   Back To Top

If you wear glasses, it may feel like you’re hiding behind your frames. Maybe you think there’s no sense in even wearing eye makeup. Makeup Artist Julie Martin says wearing makeup the right way won’t only help to enhance your eyes, it can also make those specs pop.

2016 Beauty Trends   Back To Top

The start of the New Year is just days away, so we’re raising a toast to 2015 and all of the beauty trends we can kick to the curb on the way out. But TCL Beauty Guru, Sara Bartlett, stopped by with beauty trends she says you’ll love in 2016. 

Luminous Skin   Back To Top

The colder months equate to skin becoming dry and flaky. Makeup just peels off your face. One way to combat that is keeping skin well-hydrated. Makeup artist Julie Martin has professional tricks you can do at home to make you skin feel quenched. 

Holiday Hair & Make Up   Back To Top

The holiday parties are in full swing.  You can take it up a notch with your hair, make up, and your outfit to get a look that will impress.  New Reflections Salon shows us how. 

Beauty Gift Sets   Back To Top

If you have that hard to buy for person on your list, the Salon could be your go-to shopping destination. Julie Martin from New Reflections stopped by with great Holiday Gift Sets.

Radiance Med Spa   Back To Top

For many of us, we focus on making sure the skin on our face looks good, but there’s a part of your body you may be neglecting that will show your true age. Your hands can start showing signs of aging because of sun spots, loss of collagen and they can even begin to show more veins. The good news is, there is help. There’s a procedure that only on takes minutes and it’s virtually pain free.  Emily goes to Radiance MedSpa in Woodbury to show us what it is and how it work.  

Men’s Grooming   Back To Top

The beard is a big deal these days, but sometimes too much of a good thing, isn’t a good think. The key to pulling off the lumberjack look, is keeping it well groomed. Julie Martin from New Reflections Salon stopped by to help the guys out!  The beard is a big deal these days, but sometimes too much of a good thing, isn’t a good think. The key to pulling off the lumberjack look, is keeping it well groomed. Julie Martin from New Reflections Salon stopped by to help the guys out! 

Be Well With TCL: Winter Skin   Back To Top

It’s that time of year where we all want to tackle dry winter skin and Kelli checked out a facial that will keep your skin super hydrated this season. She’s at Rejuvenate Skin & Laser Clinic where she also found a treatment that gets ride of fine lines and wrinkles, but acts faster and lasts longer then Botox!

Freeze Away Your Double Chin   Back To Top

A lot of pictures are taken this time of year, family pictures around the holidays, family dinners, Christmas morning…and you can bet a lot of people a of people won’t like what they see. That’s because a little extra fat under the chin can make people feel insecure. But what’s new in CoolSculpting is changing the way an Eagan woman looks at herself in pictures. That’s because she’s now freezing away her under chin fat. TCL reporter Kelli Hanson show us how it works.

Natural Beauty Products   Back To Top

Beauty companies are detoxing your beauty routine with their non-toxic products.  There are a few myths out there about natural beauty products.  One is that the products just don’t work.  Sara says all you need to know is how to apply them.  Three tricks for applying mineral foundation is to exfoliate, prime your skin, and apply with a damp flat-topped brush.

Brunette for All Ages   Back To Top

If you are starting to see some greys pop up and you aren’t on-board with letting them stay, New Reflections Salon says you don’t have to!  If you were born with brown hair, there is no reason not to keep rocking it.  Stylist Amy Franklin and Make-Up Artist, Julie Martin, show us how to pull off brunette no matter what your age.   

Must-Have Beauty Products   Back To Top

When it comes to food, fashion, and fun Twin Cities Live brings in the experts.  Makeup artist Julie Martin shares her 4 top product picks that she says you should have in your makeup bag.

Halloween Makeup   Back To Top

Our makeup artist Julie Martin shows us how anyone can create sweet and scary Halloween looks.  From the classic black cat to a chic zombie, she shows us some tricks to get the looks just right.