As a regional educator for American Crew, it’s no wonder stylist Melissa Mollenhoff understands the aesthetics of the male face. To accentuate surly façades, she relies on her keen eye for shape and form—as well as her sense of style—to mute rigid brows, bring out cheek bones, and elongate jawlines with a range of classic and wild cuts. In her career, she has become so adept at this skill that, when not shoring up necklines and detailing sideburns in Eden Prairie, she works American Crew shows, where she demonstrates her cutting abilities on live models.
Barbara Johnson of Finale' Hair Removal and Facial Rejuvenation admits that there?s no way to completely stop the process of aging, but she?s dedicated herself to slowing down the visible effects as much as possible. She offers photo rejuvenation and broadband light to minimize the sun damage that results in fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation as well as laser resurfacing to penetrate deeper into the skin to activate collagen production. She also whisks away unwanted hair with electrolysis and laser hair removal.
Notes of relaxing music float through the air within the warm and welcoming private rooms of Massage Retreat & Spa, mingling sometimes with the rhythmic tapping of fingers across sore muscles or the silence of relaxation. While the spa?s massage therapists melt away aches and pains with smooth Swedish strokes, warm stones, or liquid-hot magma, their aesthetician counterparts indulge complexions with cleansing facials, waxing sessions, and treatments for eyebrows and eyelashes.
Though their menu of available sessions can seem overwhelming at first, the spa?s staff takes the time to tailor each treatment to clients? individual needs; a health questionnaire and customer profile?required of first-time visitors?assists their efforts to pinpoint your unique ailments and concerns. An online Health Resource Center similarly typifies their uncommon dedication to individual care with its trove of helpful health and lifestyle tips with massage therapists and skincare specialists.
Most popular service: Facials
Brands Used: Dinur cosmetics, Wilma Schumann Europian Skin Care.
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I've always been interested in skincare. I have a six-year degree in chemistry, and because esthiology required a lot of scientific knowledge, I decided to combine them. I started my skincare business in 1995.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
My favorite service to perform is custom essential facial, because I can approach each customer personally and perform the best service according their needs.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
One of my clients of 19 years referred her best friend to try my services recently. After the appointment was completed, she said that she would yell at my client for not referring her much earlier.
Aesthetician Kelly Carlson approaches skincare and brow shaping with the meticulous detail of a Swiss watchmaker––a fact suggested by her company's gear-inspired logo. Before every facial, a complete face mapping enables Kelly to identify what makes each client’s complexion tick, and during 20-minute MicroZone treatments she tinkers over specific issues such as blackheads or tired eyes, and repairs broken-out faces in no time at all. Her custom brow shapings utilize a three-point, five-line method that sculpts fringe in line with the natural contours of the face and favors fullness over the skinny, over-waxed brows worn by most modern day silent film stars.
Since graduating with honors from The Aveda Institute, Kelly has gone on to acquire an Expert certification from The International Dermal Institute. She invests her skills in products with potent ingredients and noninvasive technology, including Clarisonic brushes that break up deeply imbedded grime with gentle ultrasonic frequencies.