Amy Haugen was hesitant when she started mixing lotion with cranberry seed oil in her garage in 2007. Little did she know it would not only make her skin radiant, but also jumpstart a new business venture. After seeing the results on her own skin, Haugen handed it out to her friends in takeout salad dressing cups. From there, Haugen, a licensed esthetician with over 25 years experience, started Stillwater Skin and has created 29 products including body lotions and eye gels.
At Stillwater Skin, they use the healing properties of cranberry seed oil to provide toxin-free, certified vegan skin care products. These all-natural products infuse skin with vitamins, antioxidants, and polyunsaturated fats that leave skin hydrated and vibrant. She and her team continue to do everything themselves, from crafting lotions to hand-delivering their products to clients throughout the St.Paul area. The skin specialists at Stillwater Skin also rejuvenate skin with exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments and brow waxes. Their photofacials use broadband light to treat sun damage caused by years of UV bullying.
Voted a CitySearch favorite spot for tanning from 2005 to 2009, SunWerks has earned its patrons? loyalty by offering flexibility: tanning takes place inside four levels of sun beds and within the mists of three different styles of spray-tan services. Not content to merely bronze hides, the salon also sets calories ablaze during skinny wrap sessions, which use six silicone pads to blast fat more effectively than a butter-seeking missile. Pure Collagen Tower red-light collagen treatments roll back the body's clock by abolishing wrinkles and saggy jowls.
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As the founder of BB MakeUp, Brooke Fleetwood's reach is huge: she travels all over the country (and sometimes outside of it) to pamper and prep her clients. But once she's with them, her focus narrows. Each appointment is meticulously personalized, from color selection to application. During makeup lessons, Brooke also her client's makeup collection to ensure they own the right colors for their complexions, aren't using expired cosmetics, and know the proper techniques for whittling a brow pencil in the wilderness.
Stocked with BB's own brand of products, Brooke's Makeup Cosmetic Bars provide touch-ups and special-event services of all stripes. Brides-to-be undergo airbrushing, models primp before editorial photoshoots, and friends get glamorous makeovers for nights on the town. Some stores also have a spa where guests can clarify their skin with a facial or clear away unwanted hair with a wax.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Jenkins channels his appearance-enhancing expertise into noninvasive treatments and aesthetic services. Under his guidance, a team of specialists aim advanced laser systems at unwanted hairs, rough complexions, and patches of cellulite, or they spread on a coat of skincare products by Vitality Institute, gloProfessional, Theraderm, and Lélexo to treat blemishes. Dr. Jenkins and his team also boost countenances with minimally invasive injections of Botox and Dysport, each designed to temporarily relax the facial muscles responsible for making frown lines and freezing eyebrows into constantly suspicious arches.
The aestheticians at St Croix Skincare not only cleanse and balance complexions with therapeutic facials, they also teach their clients how to maintain healthy skincare regimens at home. They tackle dermal concerns such as blemishes, rosacea, and dryness with customized masks, serums, and sprinkler systems loaded with moisturizer. Ultrasound technology aids in deeper cleansing, whereas microdermabrasion treatments buff away dead skin cells with a diamond- or microcrystal-tipped wand. The team also whisks away unwanted hair with full-body waxing and bronzes birthday suits with airbrush spray tanning.
Special Effects Salon's expert aestheticians rejuvenate skin with a roster of relaxing services and an arsenal of all-natural Aveda products as patients sip on complimentary Aveda Comforting tea or antioxidant-rich Monavie juice. Specialists gently shape and file nails and cuticles on glove fillers and tapping toes as aromatic products fill the air with appealing scents reminiscent of jungle flowers and the rare orchid that blooms only on the roof of a 24-hour Denny's.