Beauty tips for hot and humid weather.
Local seniors set the record straight: They care about style, too.
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.
For 25 years, Spalon Montage has offered the best in hair care services and skin treatments to their many loyal clients. In celebration of the salon’s 25th anniversary, we asked some of its talented Woodbury stylists and aestheticians for their expert beauty tips to keep you looking and feeling your best in your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. While your style may change over the years, one thing remains the same: there’s nothing more beautiful than embracing your unique qualities and letting your personality shine through.
While we’re grateful for the warmth after our cold Minnesota winters, the hot and humid summer days can really take a toll on our skin. “Some humidity can actually be good for your skin; it will keep it hydrated,” says Emma Skog of Salon Ultimo. “When it gets really humid, however, sweat stays on our skin longer and can cause blocked pores.
Jessica Johnson, owner of The Salon, says she chose to open her business in Woodbury last February because this is where her career started. She wanted to create a space that caters specifically to customer service needs, something she feels is crucial to the industry. The Salon, located in City Centre East, provides a full range of hair services, makeup application, skin care treatment and injections and massages.
Clean care. This is the focus behind new nail franchise studio Frenchie’s Modern Nail Care, which opened in May. Director of communications for the company’s franchise model and owner of the new Woodbury location, Ryan McEnaney—also a lifelong Woodbury resident—describes the concept behind Frenchie’s as a way to “revolutionize the nail care industry.” McEnaney’s family members Jennifer Bailey and Guy and Stephanie Coffee founded the company two years ago in Littleton, Colorado.
Nikki Schmidt always knew that she wanted to be a hairstylist. After completing the cosmetology program at Century College, Schmidt was certified by age 19. In 2001, at just 24 years old, she opened Salon Elite in Woodbury. Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, Schmidt reflects fondly on her years in the business. “There were hurdles and lots of turnover, as it is in this business,” she says, “but looking back, it all had to happen to be where we are today.” Stylists Kathy Palodichuk and Jen Zepczyk have been with Schmidt from the beginning; the stylist team currently numbers 12.
The American Cancer Society started the Look Good, Feel Better program to cater to cancer survivors, particularly women, by introducing means of beauty enhancement during and after treatment. Maureen Hines, owner of Aesthetic Therapies in Woodbury and in her 16th year as a program facilitator, says, “It was created as a way to help people who are going through cancer treatments so they can continue about with their lives.” Losing hair and developing dry skin are side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and the program strives to provide practical solutions.