You know the hallmarks of sensitive skin – it can be dry, itchy, red and bumpy. And even if you are born with normal skin, eczema or breakouts can pop up at any time during your life. Elizabeth goes to the expert from Minnesota made Brevena Skincare to find out more about sensitive skin solutions. Brevena founder Barbara Klein says avoiding the sun and consistently using sunscreen is key to prevent sensitive skin from burning. She also recommends checking all soaps, cleansers and detergents for fragrances that can irritate sensitive skin. Brevena products contain no fragrance or masking fragrance and provide ultimate hydration. Barb also recommends mixing and matching Brevena products depending on how your skin feels each day. For example, if pregnancy is leaving you with random dry patches, use the Restorative Skin Balm to spot treat them.
TCL Makeup Artist Julie Martin left an impression on us when she declared that eyebrows are the most neglected part of a woman’s face. That’s because the brows frame the face and can enhance the eyes. She stopped by the studios to give us another makeup lesson that includes the brow. It’s a universal eye look that Julie says will look good on everyone.
The beauty business is big business. So are those As Seen On TV products. The ads are catchy and captivating. But do they work. Emily tests some of them to find out.
We’re having an unusually warm February, but we all know it’s part of Winter’s trick. He blows of out of town for a few weeks, but in March it’s fame on. And that means out hair has to suffer a bit longer. It gets dry, frizzy and full of static. But the stylists over at Simonson’s Salon and Spa
say they can cure our hair’s winter blues with the right treatments and at-home products.
A few weeks ago, Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson went live on Facebook, asking TCL viewers who needed a girls day out. Her goal was to surprise some gal pals with a few hours away from the kids. What she learned, were there are hundreds of women out there who need a breather, but one stood out. Angie from Oak Grove has her hands full, with 6 boys, and get this, a baby on the way.
For thirty three years, Simonson's Salon and Spa
has been helping folks feel and look their best. Simonson's started in Anoka. Today, there are also locations in Maple Grove and Coon Rapids.
Kylie Jenner, the Kardashian sister who is now better known for the size of her lips, says she may have gone a little overboard -- but that pout is making her the big bucks.
So you've cut out sugar, you've been hittin' the gym, you're staying on track with your resolutions, but maybe you need a little pick me up.
We're smack dab in the middle of winter and that means your skin is probably feeling it right? If your face is little too dry, red, maybe you feel like it looks a little dull. TCL Makeup Artist Julie Martin says prepping your skin is key to looking refreshed.
2016 was the year of Brangelina , The Mannequin Challenge and Pokemon took over the world. We think it's safe to say we're going to forget about Brad and Ang and pop-culture trends come and go. So do beauty trends. For example, TCL Beauty Guru Sara Bartlett says "Instagram Eyebrows" are out. Sara stopped by to tell us what is out….and what will be hot in the beauty world in 2017!
You know what the ombre trend is -- Where a darker color, for example on your wall, bleeds into a lighter color.
A lot of people ask for the ombre at their hair salon when talking about their hair color. Well now that trend has moved to the lips. And you can perfect the ombre lip just in time to glam it up for the holidays.
TCL Makeup Artist Julie Martin stopped by to show us how.
InfoTrends, a leading market research company, says that in 2016, 1.1 trillion digital photos will be taken and they say that number is probably a bit conservative. You'd better believe most of the photos will be taken around the holidays and if there's one thing most people hate, it’s how they look in pictures. It's why TCL reporter Kelli Hanson headed to Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa to find how to get holiday ready in as little as one day.
When you think of concealor, more than likely you try to match your skin tone. Make up artist, Julie Martin says you need to be thinking more colorful! Use purple, green and even orange to conceal flaws! She shows us how applying the right color will even out your skin tone.
A 2015 survey of 16 to 25 year old women, the beauty website, Feel Unique, found that on average, they take seven selfies before they’ll post just one of them. These selfie sessions can take as long as 16 minutes! Health and Wellness expert, Grace Gold shares her advice for cutting that time down!
‘Tis the season…for the holiday parties! The experts from Simonson’s Salon & Spa
want to help you with your hair & make up for the festivities! Melissa Matthews from Simonson’s shows off a few examples.
TCL’s Steve Patterson has done a lot of things on this show, but never has he altered the state of his body. Recently that all changed.
It's no secret that many of the Real Housewives have had a little somethin' somethin' done...especially the lips. Lisa Rinna from the Beverly Hills franchise, openly admits she's no stranger to over-plumping them up and has said it was a big mistake.
There are thousands, millions of gifts you can buy this Christmas. But there's probably one gift you haven't thought to buy, makeup. Women buy their own makeup right? TCL Makeup Artist Julie Martin says it's time to rethink that and stuff those stockings with a little bronzer. She stopped by with her favorites for any age and skin tone.
Around the holidays the TCL email inbox starts to get flooded with makeover requests. People are seeing family and friends at holiday parties and they just want to look and feel their best. TCL Makeup Artist Julie Martin says you don't need a complete overhaul to look younger and more vibrant, but there are 4 makeup products she says are must-haves.
Fall and Winter means cold, dry air. You know, the kind that makes you feel like you could peel your skin off in sheets? TCL reporter Kelli Hanson discovered the Spa at Simonson's Salon
recently and stumbled upon what she's calling a miracle maker. it's called the Hydrafacial and of course she had to do her research. Kelli shows us why the treatment is a must have before the cold air moves in.
This week we are digging deep and prying secrets from the experts in food, fashion and fun. We wanted to know the top secrets to pulling your look together and we turned to TCL Beauty Guru Sara Bartlett
for all the answers. Here are her top beauty secrets…
This week we’re taking you to Nashville, Tennessee where our very own Kelli Hanson is getting ready to rock the red carpet alongside country music's biggest stars.
Even if you are planning on going to that Halloween Party that you just got an invite to – it doesn’t mean you have to run out to the store for a costume. TCL makeup artist, Julie Martin says you have all you need in your makeup bag!
Twin Cities Live tries to teach something new every day on this show. Did you know that when it comes to women's makeup, certain techniques work for certain eye shapes? Every person has different shaped eyes.
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.
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!
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 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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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. www.newreflectionssalon.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.