Mother-Daughter Makeovers

Rochester Women magazine Marketing Account Manager Nikki Kranebell, Assistant Editor Jen Jacobson and Graphic Designer Kate Brue get makeovers with their daughters
Photography by Cami McElmury, Blue Jean Photography

Editor’s note: I wanted to get a makeover this spring, so I suggested to my Rochester Women magazine team at our May/June issue planning meeting that we all go for makeovers. Considering we are all moms and Mother’s Day is coming up, we took our daughters with us. Thank you to the salons and stylists who made us all look and feel fabulous. Thank you to our photographer, Cami McElmury, who accommodated our schedules and made us all feel special.

Professional and Prom
Nikki Kranebell wanted a professional everyday look and her daughter, Audrey, wanted a prom look. They went to Amber Berry at Sola North Rochester who uses KLASS Cosmetics and Skincare.

KLASS Cosmetics and Skincare proudly partners with Amber Berry. Berry is one of their top retailers and epitomizes their vision “to share God’s love through KLASS Act to create joy for those in need and enhance beauty by providing quality, healthy cosmetic and skincare products.” KLASS Act provides a gift of luxury products to Women’s Shelter, Inc. when Berry sells their products.

The Kranebells enjoyed their KLASS Act lip products. Audrey tried the Holy Fire matte lipstick that glides on smoothly, delivering full coverage that lasts for hours. It is paraben free, fragrance free and sells for $25. Nikki tried the ultra-hydrating Treasure Plumping Gloss with sheer color and high shine, to instantly create the appearance of fuller, softer, more youthful-looking lips. This product is paraben free, gluten free, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and is also $25.

Mother and daughter both used the KLASS Act Dual Action Concealer. This anti-aging concealer helps to gradually improve the skin’s texture while neutralizing dark circles. Eyes look beautifully refreshed and radiant. Its medium-coverage formula provides continuous hydration and a natural long-lasting finish.

Allergy Approved
In early March, Jen Jacobson and her 14-year-old daughter Arya went to Essence Skin Clinic in downtown Rochester for makeovers. 

“We had the best time together at Essence,” says Jen. “Abigail and Michaela were fun, engaging and so knowledgeable about the products they used on us. Glo Skin Beauty products are cruelty free and paraben free, which is a big deal for me since I have a paraben allergy. I had a number of products on and not one gave a sign of irritation. Plus they felt great on and lasted all day. The Glo Hydration Mist, which both sets makeup and boosts hydration, felt especially fantastic.”

According to Jen, Arya is just beginning to explore the world of makeup, so it was a fun learning experience for her. “Seeing her all glammed out and looking so mature made me tear up,” says Jen. “Thank goodness my mascara didn’t run!”

Makeovers cost $55 a person at Essence. Appointments are recommended by calling 285-5505.

Mom and Mia
On Monday April 8, Kate Brue surprised her daughter, Mia, for her
ninth birthday with a makeover at Hair Studio 52 in Rochester.

Brue says, “We decided on fun hairstyles for both of us and a makeup overhaul for me. Jessica started my transformation with an amazing head massage followed by a wash and dry. She made the beach-wave curls look effortless and used a product for maximum hold—she called it ‘back-comb in a can.’”

Mia enjoyed having her hair curled and the conversation with Lauren. She was finished off with a birthday headband and some shimmery lip gloss. 

 “My daughter and I left the salon feeling beautiful and confident, like we could head right to a ball. It was a very special way to spend her birthday,” shares Brue.

Hair Studio 52 offers make-up application for $45 and free make-up application lessons with $50 minimum purchase. Call 289-2986 or book your appointment online at