With a desire to make a direct impact on her clients, Susan Grothe, owner and artist at Lasting Impression, left her corporate career to pursue her passion in skincare and beauty. Read more about A Lasting Impression
Kassandra Kuehl is no newbie when it comes to the beauty industry. She attended the Aveda Institute in 2000 and owns her own successful salon, Beauty Ecology, in Wayzata. After turning to a healthier lifestyle, she began to see how damaging some popular beauty products could be.
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Lili Salon Spa is a popular spot for relaxation in the Sundial Center of Minnetonka, and now its sister spa, Liv Skin Medspa, offers even more relaxing, medical-grade procedures. Liv’s spa menu includes Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Kybella, Restylane, Latisse, SkinMedica, VivierSkin and Revision procedures, plus standbys from facials and waxing to laser treatments and massages. Newly open in January, the team at Liv plans to add lash extension services and educational seminars for industry professionals and customers. Read more about Liv Your Best Life
When Care Connelly worked in cosmetics at MAC, around 80 percent of her clients confided that their skin usually reacted adversely to beauty products. Connelly could relate.
“Even though I’m interested in beauty and skincare, I would spend a lot of money on a product and use it once. My skin would react…and I’d have to throw it away,” she says. Read more about Sweet, Sustainable Skincare
When husband and wife team Sam Koza and Jessica Mae created their own beauty business several years ago, they knew the name needed to be as fierce as the mission. WarPaint International was the result of their brainstorming efforts. “[The name is] powerful and meaningful,” Mae shares. Read more about Why Locals Are Putting Their WarPaint on This Valentine’s Day