Beauty

Retinoids  

Dermatologist Jaime Davis, from Uptown Dermatology, says there is a heavy lifter in the skin care world.  Retinoids have been called multi-taskers, not only smoothing out fine lines but are said to boost our skin’s cell function as well.   

Try This, Not That: Beauty Products  

Our beauty expert is constantly trying out makeup, creams and conditioners so you don't have to. Sara Bartlett stopped by to review dry shampoos, blurring products and more.
 
 
 

Sweat Proof Make-Up  

One thing that usually remains consistent at the fair year after year is the weather.  Normally, you can count on the days getting pretty hot.  The heat and humidity can have a pretty big effect on your makeup if you don’t do it right, leaving you to wonder why you even bothered.

Back-to-School Haircuts & Makeup  

The summer is wrapping up and it’s time to get those kids cleaned up and ready for school!  Stylist Gretchen Bliese and make-up artist Julie Martin from New Reflections Salon show off some cute cuts and make-up tips for the girls that will have them ready for the first day back.

Technology and Skin Care  

Did you know that there is an app to help the condition of your skin?  Did you also know that the persistent rash that won’t go away could be caused by your iPad?  It’s true!  Dr. Jaime Davis from Uptown Dermatology explains how technology can help your skin and hurt it.

Be Well with TCL: Voluma Injections & Lip Augmentation  

TCL Producer, Kelli Hanson heads to Contour Clinic to get a look at the services they offer that they say promise to give you back a more youthful appearance with Voluma Injections.

Must Have Hair Tools  

Curls are something that a lot of women want but not all curls are the same and neither is hair.  New Reflections Salon Stylist, Katie Giles, show us what you need to create three different kinds of curls.  Curling irons and flat irons both create very different curls. 

Make Up Brushes   Back To Top

Makeup artist, Julie Martin, from New Reflections Salon says women can shorten the time it takes to put on their makeup if they just have the right tools.  She shows us three brushes she says you should have.  

Forehead Lift   Back To Top

Connie Wendt from Maple Grove decided that with turning 50, she needed a little freshening up.  When she looked at herself in the mirror, she saw wrinkles on her forehead caused by raising her eyebrows.  She tried botox to smooth them out without much success.

42 to Say I Do: Getting Ready   Back To Top

The bridal party got pampered all day at New Reflections Salon. Mollie, her mother, mother-in-law, and the 6 bridesmaids look wedding ready!

Hardware Store Solutions for Beauty   Back To Top

Between the nail polish bottles, curling irons and brushes; it can be tough to keep your beauty items organized. Beauty guru, Sara Bartlett and our Handy Man, Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware teamed up for some creative solutions!

Summer Beauty Picks by the Experts   Back To Top

This year you can skip all the beauty must-have articles because we went straight to experts at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology for their summer beauty picks.

42 to Say I Do: Wedding Hair & Make-up   Back To Top

With just 21 days left until our 42 to Say I Do wedding couple ties the knot, it’s time to start figuring out the beauty routine for the wedding.  Katie Giles and Julie Martin from New Reflections Salon have some answers to make sure you – and your party are doing it right.

42 to Say I Do: Wedding Make Up   Back To Top

Sam and Mollie won our 42 to Say I Do contest, and now they have only 28 days left until the big day!  New Reflections Salon makeup artist, Julie Martin offers up some makeup tips and tricks for the bride to be.

Wedding Hair   Back To Top

Our 42 to Say I Do wedding winners, Mollie and Sam, are getting things checked off their list for their upcoming nuptials on July 18th.  Mollie is figuring out what to do with her hair for the day.  New Reflections Salon stylist, Katie Giles, shows off some of the current styles she might want to consider. 

Men & Botox   Back To Top

Women aren’t the only customers receiving botox.  Botox for men is on the rise and even has his own name – “brotox.”  Jim Lamoureaux, from Eau Claire, Wisonsin, isn’t afraid to admit he’s ready to look a few years younger by using botox to smooth out some of the wrinkles.

Eyelash Extensions   Back To Top

The summer heat can ruin your makeup including your mascara, which just sort of melts in all the humidity.  New Reflections Salon and Spa can help with that with eyelash extensions!  You might even want to throw your mascara away!

Facelifts & Fat Grafting   Back To Top

Getting a facelift can be a scary thing.  We’ve all seen the bad jobs even celebrities have ended up with at times.  Dr. Bashioum from Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center says a facelift doesn’t have to change the way you look but rather, it could make people ask you how your skin looks so good.   

10 Years Younger Makeover   Back To Top

When we told you we’d help you look ten years younger, we got a lot of entries from people ready for the challenge. But it was one woman from Champlin that caught our attention because of a poem. 

Beauty Secrets   Back To Top

Beauty Expert Sara Bartlett has a lot of little secrets that she loves to share when it comes to beauty.  We’ve asked her to let us in on more of these secrets. 

Laser Hair Reduction   Back To Top

Having to shave every single day, is something that is at the top of this of things they hate for many women.  Emily found the solution to this problem and that is laser hair reduction at Radiance Medspa in Woodbury. 

Face Shape & Haircuts   Back To Top

When you are on the hunt for the perfect haircut, keep one thing in mind.  The shape of your face matters.  Katie Giles from New Reflections Salon tackles the best haircuts for certain face shapes and what cuts to avoid.

Make-Up & Face Shapes   Back To Top

Some women won’t walk out the door without their makeup on.  It can cover imperfections, make your eyes pop, and it can even change the entire shape of your face making it look slimmer.  New Reflections Salon Makeup Artist, Julie Martin, shows us just how easy it is to use contouring on your face for a whole new shape. 

Uses for Coconut Oil   Back To Top

Oil Pulling is a craze that a lot of people are jumping on.  It’s said to whiten your teeth, improve gum health, and give you better breath all day.  Jina Schaefer, creator of The Happy Healthy Truth.com, shows us how to do oil pulling with coconut oil and other ways to use it too.

Minnesota Made Beauty Products   Back To Top

Emily has taken us behind the scenes of several impressive good companies’ right her in Minnesota.  She’s bringing the good companies to the studio instead!  It’s all about the beauty industry and Emily has some of the products from three of her favorites.

10 Years Younger   Back To Top

Kris Sanders from Stillwater is making some big changes.  She is turning the big 5 – oh plus she has recently dropped 40 pounds.  She’s ready for the outside to match how she’s feeling on the inside.  Our talented Simonson’s Salon and Spa Plymouth team members Cassandra (Stylist), Vivian (Aesthetician) and Robinn (Aestetician) performed an awe inspiring makeover...watch to find out how they did it!

Homemade Skin Savers   Back To Top

It’s just about time to be pulling out the bug spray and the sunscreen.  Don’t worry, you don’t have to rush out to the store to get yours because you can make them at home!  Jina Schaefer, the creator of The Happy Healthy Truth.com, is here to show us how easy it is!

Curly Cuts   Back To Top

All haircuts are not created equal  - especially if you have a natural curl to your hair.  New Reflections Salon stylist, Kati Giles, shows us what you need to do to get the right cut for your curly locks. 

Try This Not That Beauty Products   Back To Top

Beauty Expert, Sara Bartlett, is back with more beauty product picks.  She compared everything from self tanners to eye shadow.  Sara tells us which of the products she compared are the ones to try.

Hair, Makeup & Nail Trends   Back To Top

Everyone knows that springtime brings new trends.  We aren’t talking clothes only either.  The same goes for hair, makeup and nails.  Minnesota School of Cosmetology instructor, Donna Dungy, shows us some of the newest trends we’ll be seeing.  

Be Well with TCL: Wedding Day Prep   Back To Top

It’s more than just hair and makeup that brides are worried about now-a-days.  Contour Clinic's are helping the brides and their moms get ready for their big day by erasing wrinkles and getting rid of pockets of fat.

Cut-A-Thon   Back To Top

The Aveda Institute in Minneapolis is hosting their annual Cut-A-Thon where you can get a haircut for only $10!  Every penny of that $10 goes to support clean water initiatives in honor of April’s Earth Month.

Hair Extensions   Back To Top

Women luck out when it comes to hair problems, thanks to a little invention called hair extensions.  New Reflections Salon Stylist Kati Giles shows us how not only will they make your hair longer, hair extensions also add volume to your hair as well.   

Beauty Products – Try It or Trash It?   Back To Top

There are so many beauty products out there that entice you with their promises or pretty packaging.  Unfortunately, more times than not, the product just doesn’t live up to the hype.  You end up spending a lot of money trying out a lot of product before you find what you like.  Our beauty expert Sara Bartlett is here to do the work for us.

DIY Hygiene Products   Back To Top

Emily is always our go-to gal when it comes to testing out products before you buy them.  This time we decided to challenge her even more.  Making your own hygiene products has become pretty popular.  We decided to have Emily give it a try to find out if it’s actually worth making your own.

Hello Gorgeous!   Back To Top

New Reflections Salon has partnered with an organization called, Hello Gorgeous, so they can give women diagnosed with cancer a much needed break at the salon.  Marilyn Stalheim from Plymouth (who had been diagnosed with colon cancer) was surprised with a day of pampering with New Reflections Salon and Hello Gorgeous!

Radiance MedSpa Celebrates 7 Years   Back To Top

Radiance MedSpa has been helping men and women feel good about themselves for seven years now.  If you’ve ever thought about trying one of those treatments that claim to do all the magic but have a hard time the money spending it on yourself, Radiance in Woodbury can help.  Dr. Scott Jenkins from Radiance MedSpa gives us  their seven best treatments that he says are worth trying.

Brighten Up Your Look   Back To Top

The winter can be brutal on your hair, zapping the moisture right out of it.  Taking out the moisture causes you hair to be brittle and dull.  New Reflections Salon Stylist, Katie Giles shows us how to put the shine back in no matter what your color is. 

Bridal Hair & Makeup Trends   Back To Top

Since June is one of the most popular months to get married, brides-to-be right now are busy picking out the dress, deciding on hair and makeup, and all the other details about the big day. TCL Beauty Guru, Sara Bartlett, stopped by to share insider hair and makeup tricks for brides.

Beauty Products from HIS Stuff!   Back To Top

Our beauty expert says when looking for that perfect product, it might already be in your bathroom.  Before you head to the store, take a look through your husband or boyfriend’s products.  You might be surprised what products you’ll end up “borrowing” and putting in your beauty bag.  Beauty blogger, Sara Bartlett, fills us in on what she swipes from her husband, Dan.   

Breast Enlargement Surgery   Back To Top

Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center is helping a lot of women gain back their confidence.  There is one area that many women are self conscious about – their breasts.  Lisa Sheehy, from Ramsey, is more confident after getting breast enhancement surgery at Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center.

The Art of Make Up for Tweens   Back To Top

Finally getting to wear makeup is a big deal for young girls.  Parents usually have strict guidelines when they first allow their daughters to start wearing it.  The thing that all moms want is for their “tweens” to learn to apply their makeup the right way.  Twin Cities Live’s beauty guru, Sara Bartlett helps three “tweens” master the art of makeup.

Technology in Cosmetology   Back To Top

Have you ever wanted to tryout a new hairstyle but wondered how it would look on you?  The Minnesota School of Cosmetology is using an iPad to show people what it will look like before they commit.  Emily introduces us to Stephanie Edberg, who is willing to give it a try at the Woodbury campus.

Tummy Tuck   Back To Top

A “Happy You Year” may mean making a big change to your look that you feel is long overdue.  Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center in Wayzata wants to help with that!  Christina Poser from Hudson, Wisconsin decided a tummy tuck is what she needed to give her the confidence she needed.  Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center was the place to help.

Remedies for Dry Skin   Back To Top

Winter weather is known for contributing to dry, itchy skin and the sub zero temps we just experienced didn’t help with that one bit!  Dr. Jaime Davis from Uptown Dermatology has some effective over the counter remedies.

2014 Hair Trends   Back To Top

If you want to make a change in the New Year, why not start with your hair?  Gretchen Bliese from New Reflections Salon has a new cut, the right color and the right style for 2014!

Dermapen   Back To Top

There is a new treatment that getting a lot of attention and it’s helping a lot of women look their best.  It’s called the Dermapen and it’s designed to help with fine lines and wrinkles.  Plus, there is virtually no downtime after the procedure.  Emily heads to Radiance Medspa to give it a try. 

Beauty Gift Picks   Back To Top

If you are still on the hunt for Christmas gifts, our beauty expert has some ideas for you.  Bombshell Beauty blogger, Sara Bartlett has suggestions for everyone on your list! 

Red Hair for Anyone!   Back To Top

Did you know that only 2% of the human population is born with red hair?  According to some genetic scientists, redheads could be extinct in 100 years.

“Manpering”   Back To Top

If you are looking for a unique gift for your guy, why not send him to the spa for a little “manpering”?  Manpering is the male version of a little pampering – and it’s probably something that your guy wouldn’t think to spend money on.  Chris headed over to New Reflections salon to see what it was all about.