Beauty Trends  

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!

Holiday Glam Makeup  

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.

Get Holiday Ready at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa  

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.

Make Up Camouflage  

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.

Taking Selfies  

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!

Holiday Hair & Makeup  

‘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. 

Waxing the City  

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.

Ask the Derm: How Can I Get Natural Full Lips?   Back To Top

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.

Makeup Gifts   Back To Top

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.

Youthful, Vibrant Skin Secrets   Back To Top

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.

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

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.

Beauty Guru Top Secrets Back To Top

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…

Glitz at the CMA’s   Back To Top

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.

Last Minute Halloween Make Up Ideas   Back To Top

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!

Cat Eye Makeup   Back To Top

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.

Fall Hair & Makeup Trends   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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"   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.