Beauty

Gifts from Simonson’s Salon & Spa  

Oh, what fun it is to give and this holiday season and Simonson’s Salon & Spa is here to help! With over six festive holiday gift collections to choose from, it’s easy to find something to delight everyone on your list! Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson gives us the details on the perfect gift for your mom, sister and even your husband!

Adding Belts to Your Wardrobe  

Stylist and Fashion Expert Wendy Witherspoon stopped by to give some tips on how to accesorize your outfit with a belt and shoes. 

Fake Eyelashes  

TCL Makeup Artist Julie Martin stopped by TCL studio with some tips on how to wear fake eyelashes this holiday season. 

Radiance MedSpa Black Friday Specials  

There are all sorts of deals to be had on Black Friday. We’re not just talking about the mall. Radiance MedSpa in Woodbury is also offering some great savings. There are deals on Botox, Xeomin, laser, product and more.

The Beauty Box  

If you’re looking for a way to cut your morning routine back a bit, a Lakeville Salon just may have the answer. The Beauty Box opened 5-months ago, but is already known to clients for their Eyelash Extensions and Microblading services. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us there show us how these two services could make you say goodbye to eye makeup!

Pajama Fashion  

Fashion Expert Amy Seeman showed off some fun and festive pajamas to wear for the holiday season. 

Face Masks for the Couch Potato  

It's Couch Potato Week on Twin Cities Live. We're celebrating all things that require you to do little to no work so you can sit back, relax while binging on your favorite shows and eating some delicious snacks. Beauty Expert, Hillary Kline stopped by with face mask ideas you can use right from your couch.

Halloween Makeup Tricks   Back To Top

Makeup artist Julie Martin shows us some spooky Halloween makeup tricks to add to your costume this year. 

Pumpkinpalooza: Bringing Orange into Your Makeup Palette   Back To Top

It has been a very special week celebrating that beautiful orange fruit sitting on your front porch. Pumpkinpalooza continues here on Twin Cities Live. We’ve taken you to the best pumpkin patches in the metro and tapped a Pumpkin instead of Keg. But now we’re showing you how to incorporate the color orange into your Fall makeup routine.
The founder of WarPaint International Beauty Agency Jessica Mae stopped by with ways to create a Pumpkin Spice Smokey Eye.

Simonson’s Salon & Spa Introduces New Medical Director   Back To Top

Simonson’s Salon & Spa is TCL’s go-to spot for hair and makeup and any minimally invasive spa treatments like Skin Pen or a facial. But this TCL partner is helping clients take self-care up a notch. Simonson’s recently announced their partnership with Dr. Daniel Schneider, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and owner of Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery and Total Body Aesthetic. As the salon’s Medical Director, Dr. Schneider can offer clients even more options when it comes to health and beauty.

Radiance MedSpa   Back To Top

Summers in Minnesota are a whole lot of fun. Lakes, rivers, patio time. Basically anything outside. It’s fun to be in the sun, but the sun can do some damage to your skin. The good news is there are some things you can do to help those unwanted sun spots disappear.

Body Brite   Back To Top

Helping you feel and look your best is one of Twin Cities Live’s favorite things.  If we happen to help you save a little money along the way…even better!  Steve met up with Ryan McEnaney, owner of Frenchie’s & Body Brite and checked out some of the services they offered. 

NYFW Beauty: Runway to Reality   Back To Top

The biggest fashion designers, celebrities and self-proclaimed fashionistas just wrapped up one of their most celebrated events.  New York Fashion Week took over the Big Apple last week and along with the clothes all eyes were on the model's makeup.  Runway looks can be a bit unapproachable, even sometimes scary. But Makeup Artist Julie Martin says you can take those looks from runway to reality with just a bit of tweaking. Julie stopped by with her favorite products to achieve three Fashion Week trends.

Cosmetic Acupuncture Winner Revealed   Back To Top

Earlier this summer on Twin Cities Live, we put the call out for someone who wanted to win a Cosmetic Acupuncture Package from Healing InSight in Saint Paul.  Owner, Senia Mae wanted to gift this service to someone looking for a whole body transformation.  The winner  - Cottage Grove mom and grandma Patty Storby - was chosen 8 weeks ago and the incredible results are in.

Makeup For Beginners   Back To Top

If you're new to the makeup world then the beauty aisle at Target may feel a little overwhelming. Beauty Expert and Creator of Kline to The Top Hillary Kline says you don’t have to be confused by all the products on the cosmetic shelves. She stopped by with tips that every makeup beginner should know.

Eyebrows Are Sisters, Not Twins   Back To Top

You get out to the Minnesota State Fair and discover it's the best people watching you'll ever do. You realize no two people are alike and our TCL Makeup Artist Julie Martin says, the same should go for your eyebrows. Julie says your eyebrows should be sisters, not twins.

National Brazilian Blowout Day   Back To Top

It’s a hair trend that keeps people looking and feeling their best. The Brazilian Blowout gives you a frizz-free and smooth hairdo. Simonson’s Salon and Spa is letting us in on some great ways to keep your hair feeling, looking and styled the way you love it.

Lipstick Beauty Hacks   Back To Top

Beauty Expert, Hillary Kline stopped by with her favorite makeup hacks for your lips.

Budget Friendly Makeup for Teens   Back To Top

If you've got a tween girl, maybe they're already pushing your buttons a bit. But because they're heading back to school, the topic of wearing makeup could come up. And that probably deserves a discussion.  It's why we've enlisted a professional makeup artist to help get the conversation started with products that won't cost you a fortune. The founder of WarPaint International Beauty Agency, Jessica Mae, stopped by with beauty on a budget.

TCL in Your Town Blaine: Aveda   Back To Top

TCL in Your Town is celebrating all things Blaine and you can’t visit that north metro suburb without talking about Aveda. The company was founded in 1978 by Horst Rechelbacher who stayed in Minnesota while recovering from an accident. Although the company was sold to Estee Lauder, the global headquarters remains in Blaine and many of the products are made there.

Summer Beauty Products for $15 or Less   Back To Top

From mascara to lip gloss, our beauty expert, Hillary Kline shares her favorite summer products that are $15 or less.
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Environ Anti-Aging Facial: Simonson’s Salon & Spa   Back To Top

Millennials, it's time to pay attention. Wrinkles, fines lines, crow’s feet - they all start to show up in your 20s. But take good care of your skin and those signs of aging could slow down. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson says she found a treatment called the Environ Anti-Aging Facial at Simonson's Salon and Spa and it can do just that. And this is bold, Kelli says this may be the best facial she's ever had.

4 Must Have Makeup Brushes   Back To Top

Sometimes your makeup bag can end up getting filled with products that you don't even use.  Makeup Artist, Julie Martin, says that there are only four brushes that you need to include.

DIY Face Masks   Back To Top

Beauty Expert and Creator of “Kline to the Top,” Hillary Kline stopped by with some of her favorite DIY Face Mask recipes and her go-to face mask products you can buy from a department store.  

Sunless Tanner Glow   Back To Top

Gone are the days of lathering yourself with baby oil and frying in the scorching summer sun. Now even if you never see the light of day, you can have a golden tan all year long! Jessica Mae, the founder of War Paint International Beauty Agency, stopped by with her favorite products for that perfect sunless summer glow. 

Long-Lasting Makeup Products   Back To Top

Beauty expert and creator of "Kline to the Top"  stopped by with her favorite makeup must haves that will last all day long.  

Give Me 5: Perfect Complexion   Back To Top

There's a new makeup trend going around -- it's called No Makeup, but you're actually wearing makeup. Confusing we know. But basically it means having a flawless complexion.  We’re wrapping up our Give Me 5 series with our TCL Makeup Artist Julie Martin’s 5 tips for perfect summer skin.

Mother’s Day PKG: Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa   Back To Top

If mom has mentioned she's looking a little tired or maybe she's commented recently on those lines and wrinkles, our friends over at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa want to treat her. Moms like Abby Roth have seen amazing results there, thanks to Botox. Not only can aging create those wrinkles, but so can hormones after you've had a baby. Staff at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa say Botox can make you look refreshed and results can last several months.

Common Questions for a Dermatologist   Back To Top

When making small talk, one of the questions you might ask is, "what do you do for a living?"  If the answer is that you are a doctor, there is usually some kind of follow up question that begins with, "I have this problem..."  Dr. Jaime Davis from Uptown Dermatology answers some of the most common questions she is hit with.

Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa: Skin Tightening for Mom   Back To Top

Here's something mom probably won't tell you she really wants this Mother's Day -- a mini face lift. But the one we're talking about doesn't involve surgery.  Our friends over at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa have been raving about their skin tightening treatment. In involves small probes that can be used around the eyes and lips, even on the neck.
Dr. Lisa says it feels like a hot stone massage and who wouldn't love that?

Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa: Gift Package for Mom   Back To Top

Mom deserves some pampering this Mother’s Day and the folks over at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa may just have the perfect gift she never knew she wanted.  Staff there say services like a Chemical Peel -- which can range from a light peel to an intensive one -- can lighten and brighten your skin. Peels can also help with acne scarring and brown spots.

Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa: Mother’s Day Deal   Back To Top

Mother’s Day is just a few days away, this Sunday May 13th! This year surprise mom with an amazing service from Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa.  Staff there says start with the HydraFacial. It’s a service that will make mom feel like a million bucks. It works by extracting dead skin cells that make your skin look dry and dull. Then the treatment infuses the skin with nutrients to tighten and tone and put back back in moisture that will give you that dewy glow.

Brevena Salon Crawl   Back To Top

Brevena is Elizabeth’s favorite Minnesota-made skin care line and this Mother’s Day they are sharing the love. Elizabeth visits three retailers across the metro that carry Brevena to find out which product they can’t live without and get you a deal on a facial, designer merchandise and a skin treatment.

Simonson’s Salon & Spa Mother’s Day Makeover   Back To Top

Mother's Day is just over a week away and we know a lot of moms that just want a few hours to themselves.
We recently gave Maple Grove mom, Abby Davis, some me time at Simonson’s Salon & Spa. She's a chaplain at a twin cities children’s hospital, has three children and is constantly running her kids to and from eight different sports. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson tagged along for this Mother's Day Makeover.

5 Makeup Must-Haves for Summer   Back To Top

If we're not complaining about the cold here in Minnesota, we're complaining about the heat. We're not there yet people, but pretty soon we're going to start sweating.  And ladies that means, we'll be sweating that makeup off. That means now is the time to start changing up your beauty routine. The founder of War Paint International Beauty Agency, Jessica Mae, stopped by with her 5 Makeup Must-Haves for Summer.

Ultimate NYC ABC Trip Give Away   Back To Top

In honor of Twin Cities Live turning ten, we’re giving you a chance to win the ultimate trip to New York City.  The trip includes airfare for two, three nights in a hotel in NYC, VIP tickets to see Live with Kelly and Ryan, tickets to sit at the tasting table on The Chew, and countless memories! 

Spring Beauty Inspiration   Back To Top

Ladies pretty soon we'll be able to put all of our sweaters away and pull out the shorts. We'll see white pants again and wear tank tops. That means our hair and makeup routine will need to freshen up a bit. Melissa Matthews from Simonson’s Salon & Spa stopped by with Spring Beauty Inspiration.

Beauty Hacks for a Better Morning   Back To Top

Hillary Kline is a beauty expert and creator of "Kine to the Top" she stopped by with some life hacks to help you keep up with the morning chaos.

Ask the Makeup Artist   Back To Top

Makeup Artist Julie Martin is pelted with questions every time she walks into the TCL Studio. So it makes sense that Twin Cities Live viewers want to pick her brain too. Julie stopped by to solve your makeup problems and we start on the topic of sunscreen.

Be Well with TCL: Microblading   Back To Top

Be Well with TCL is all about health and wellness and feeling good inside and out. Feeling good about yourself can include feeling good about your appearance, particularly when it comes to your eyebrows. As we age, our eyebrows can start to thin and fade. And that means many women has to use makeup to fill in those brows every single morning. But as Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us, a new kind of treatment can take eliminate that step every morning and you’ll leave feeling your best.

Hair Loss & Growth Solutions   Back To Top

If you're over the age of 40, your hair follicles can start to suffocate and die. Dramatic, we know. But there’s a hormone in our bodies that can cause this to happen. Luckily you could get that growth back. Marilyn Aase from Simonson’s Salon & Spa stopped by with products to help.

Simonson’s Salon & Spa: Erase Dry Winter Skin   Back To Top

This is the time of year where it’s so dry, your skin starts to get itchy. Thankfully Simonson's Salon and Spa is now offering a service that will hydrate, polish and even out the tone of your skin. It’s called Luxe Body Revive and the treatment exfoliates and detoxifies every inch of skin. In fact it’s been called a facial for your body! Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson checked out the service at Simonson’s Maple Grove location.

Romantic Beauty Looks   Back To Top

If you've got a romantic night planned with your honey on Valentine's Day, you've thought about what you're going to wear. But I bet you haven't given much thought to your makeup.  TCL Makeup Artist Julie Martin says a special occasion calls for some special makeup. She stopped by to show us how to pull off some jaw-dropping looks.

Overhaul Your Makeup Bag   Back To Top

Ladies, how long have you owned that blush in your makeup bag? Is your mascara older than 3-months? It’s time to toss it, says makeup artist and founder of WarPaint International, Jessica Mae. Jessica stopped by with 4 steps to overhaul your makeup bag this year.

Trend Wedding: Bridesmaid Dresses   Back To Top

On March 2, 2018, Matt and Kay are getting married live on our show.  The best part is that YOU have gotten to pick out everything about the wedding!  You've picked the location, the invitations, and even the dress!  We showed you all the options for the decor and you picked your favorite.  The winner is...Blush!

Lash Lift at Simonson’s Salon & Spa   Back To Top

Lipstick, blush, mascara -- any makeup artist will tell you, those are the three essential items a woman should have in her makeup bag. But what if you could eliminate one of those things and wake up with lashes that look like you just had them done?

TCL’s Gift Guide Giveaway: Holiday Glam Package   Back To Top

Do you hate the way you look in pictures? Do you hide from the camera over the holidays? You just may love and deserve the Holiday Glam Package from Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa. Our Gift Guide Giveaway caller played for this package which includes 20-units of Botox, 1 HydraFacial for your face, neck and décolleté. Plus a skin tightening treatment valued at $1,199.

Gift Guide Giveaway: Frenchie’s Modern Nail Care   Back To Top

One of Kelli’s favorite things to do is get her nails done.  Her favorite salon to go to is Frenchie’s Modern Nail Care because it’s not your typical salon to get a manicure or pedicure at.  It doesn’t look, smell, or feel like a typical nail salon. It’s super clean and posh – and there is no chemical smells!

Gift Guide Giveaway: Rejuvenate Skin & Laser Clinic   Back To Top

TCL’s Kelli Hanson heads over to Rejuvenate Skin & Laser Clinic where she found out about some of the treatments they offer to help you achieve and maintain younger, healthier skin.  Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Treatments, and Eyelash Tinting are just some of the services. 

Makeup Tips for Aging Women   Back To Top

Wouldn't you just love to have a makeup artist always in your ear, telling you what products are the best, and even better, how to apply them?  Our makeup artist says if you're in your 60s and you're using the same products you put on when you were 30, it's time to make a change. Julie Martin stopped by to show answer her most asked makeup questions.