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Beauty Goes Natural

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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Give Mom the Spa Day Treatment She Deserves This Mother’s Day at Aesthetica

The skincare professionals at Aesthetica Skin Health and Wellness Clinic want to give each client an experience that caters to their specific needs. Aesthetica offers a free consultation where individuals can address their concerns—be it pore size, skin tone or even lip shape—and find the treatment that best caters to them. Owner Kara Welle shares a few of the possibilities that just might inspire all the kids out there to treat their mom to a spa day this Mother’s Day.  

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Springtime Spa Day

If you’re in need of some pampering after a long, cold winter, look to Spa Oro Blanco, run by Cassondra Bertrand in buzzing Uptown. Bertrand opened Spa Oro Blanco three years ago after being an aesthetician for four years on Grand Avenue in St. Paul. While Bertrand is currently the only practitioner at the spa, she’s hoping to add more staff as she gets closer to her business’s five-year mark.

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Liv Your Best Life

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.

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Sweet, Sustainable Skincare

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.

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A Relocation for Juut

Juut SalonSpa is excited about their new Woodbury location. Previously housed on the second floor of Kowalski’s Market, Juut has moved to Woodbury Lakes along with a brand-new retail space for Aveda products.

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Capturing Beauty

Like many photographers, Pat Yentzer’s love for the art began when he was a teenager. He started out with a Minolta 35mm camera, which used film. “I took pictures for the yearbook, and I published some fancier photos in Wisconsin newspapers, where I grew up,” Yentzer says. Now with digital cameras, he no longer has to fiddle with film.

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