Kristine Kay Skin Spa Kansas City

Elevate Your Beauty Routine: 6 Must-Try Products for a 2024 Fresh Start

Cheers to a new year and a fresh beginning! Let’s face it with the best of beauty. Here are six incredible products to incorporate into your routine, helping you become the best version of yourself.

2024 Winter Beauty

  1. Hismile Purple Teeth Brightener:
    • Say goodbye to yellow tones in your teeth with this serum, acting as the purple toner for brassy hair. Utilizing color-correcting technology, it enhances the brightness of your smile, ensuring you radiate confidence.
  2. Volumizing Roller Clips:
    • Give your hair a boost with these time-saving, heat-free volumizing roller clips. Perfect for adding volume without the risk of heat damage. A game-changer for effortlessly chic hair!
  3. Lashify:
    • DIY lash extensions that rival the quality of expert lash stylists. I’ve been raving about Lashify ever since I stopped offering lash extensions as a service. Elevate your lash game with these incredible extensions.
  4. Rikki Skinny Mirror:
    • Wondering about the lighted mirrors in my studio? Look no further. The Rikki Skinny Mirror offers the best lighting and magnification, ensuring you achieve flawless makeup application every time.
  5. Innoxa Blue Eye Drops:
    • Uncover a trade secret from my days working on music videos and commercials. Innoxa Blue Eye Drops brighten tired eyes, making them a go-to solution for any morning-after actress or popstar. Your eyes will thank you!
  6. Korean Lip Oil:
    • Ever envied the luscious pink lips of Korean stars? The Korean Lip Oil in “Appleberry” is your answer. Create the perfect lip stain and enjoy the Dior Lip Glow Oil “dupe” experience. Achieve those coveted, naturally rosy lips effortlessly.

Whether you’re aiming for a brighter smile, voluminous hair, flawless lashes, or radiant skin, these beauty products have got you covered. And remember, whenever you need assistance with your skin, lashes, or brows, simply book an appointment at my skin spa. Here’s to a year filled with beauty and self-care!

Shades of Beauty: Navigating the Seasons with the Right Foundation

Embracing the ever-changing hues of the seasons poses a unique challenge in maintaining that perfect foundation match as your tan gracefully fades. Fear not! I’ve got a simple solution for you – the power of two foundation shades.

Here’s the game plan: in summer, go for a foundation that complements your deepest tan, and in winter, opt for a shade that harmonizes with your lighter complexion. As spring and fall roll around, seamlessly blend your summer and winter shades to match your current, in-between color.

Now, let’s talk about my go-to foundation – the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. When layered over a pearl-sized amount of silicone-based primer, it works like magic to create an airbrushed, flawless finish. Wanting to try Luminous Silk Foundation? Sephora’s Foundation Shade Finder tool makes the selection process a breeze.

For a more personalized touch, consider booking a Makeup Lesson with me at my private studio. Bring your current makeup bag and we’ll go through it together to freshen up your beauty routine. Bring along your current makeup arsenal, and together, we’ll refresh your beauty routine. Let’s unveil your true colors and embrace the beauty of every season!

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Kansas City’s Best for Eyebrows: Permanent Makeup Insights

A big thank you to 435 Magazine for recognizing our commitment to perfecting eyebrows! Eyebrows frame your eyes and make a significant impact. For those wanting a natural-looking permanent makeup solution, consider Hairstroke Nano Brows or Ombré Powder Brows.

For more information or to book your consultation appointment, click here. Permanent Makeup is an art form, so choose your artist wisely by examining their portfolio and healed photos. Be realistic about expectations, understanding that pigment under the skin looks more muted than cosmetics sitting on top. Remember, brows are sisters, not twins.

Permanent Makeup Brows is a process not to be rushed. The Saturation Visit focuses on shape and color, while the Refinement Visit fine-tunes details. Follow the aftercare rules for long-term payoff – a few days of pigment sloughing is worth it. Don’t get them wet and avoid heavy sweating, as the salt in sweat can pull out the pigment.

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Microblading: 5 Tips for The Best Hairstroke Eyebrows

  1. Microblading is an art form:  Choose your artist wisely.  Look at their portfolio and see their “healed” photos.
  2. Be realistic about your expectations:  Pigment under the skin will always look more muted and natural than traditional cosmetics sitting on top of your skin.  You may still wear brow makeup at times for a bolder look.
  3. Brows are sisters not twins:  We just don’t want them to be cousins.
  4. Don’t be impulsive:  Microblading is a process not to be rushed.  The Saturation Visit is focusing on shape and color.  The Refinement Visit 6-8 weeks later will focus on fine-tuning the details.
  5. Follow the aftercare rules:  You will have a few days of the pigment sloughing off.  Just deal with it.  It will pay off in the long term.  Don’t get them wet & NO heavy sweating.  The salt in your sweat will pull out the pigment.

PhiBrows: Certified Microblading Artist

Microblading is a type of permanent makeup that uses a manual method to draw thinner hairs.  It requires a separate and completely different skill from classic permanent makeup which is done using a machine.  Kristine Kay is PhiBrows certified and trained with European Master Branko Babic.  PhiBrows is the most prestigious microblading certification in the world.  There are only a handful of certified experts in the US.

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Phibrows Microblading Artist

Brows on Point: Microblading Hairstroke Eyebrows

Permanent makeup is used to create or enhance eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost them as a result of aging, over-tweezing, over-waxing, scars, alopecia, chemotherapy and trichotillomania.  Eyebrows that are sparse or lack symmetry and definition can be beautifully enhanced and improved.  The procedure for eyebrows know as: microblading, feathering,  3D hairstroke and brow embroidery uses a technique which simulates individual hairs within the brows.

Eyebrows frame your face and enhance the expression on your face.  This procedure leaves you with an instant face lift and more youthful look.

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Microblading Hairstroke Eyebrows

DIY Beauty Delight: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

Indulge in a touch of self-care with this easy DIY brown sugar lip scrub! Exfoliate your dry lips using pantry staples for instantly smoother lips.


2 tsp  Brown Sugar
1 tsp  Honey
1/2 tsp  Olive Oil

Apply the scrub to your lips and massage for 20 seconds, then wipe off. Revel in the luxury of pampering your lips with this simple yet effective homemade treatment.

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Va-Va-Va Volume Lash Extensions

After several years as a lash artist, I finally found something to be excited about… Russian Volume Lashes!!! As the rest of the world created volume through a larger diameter of eyelash extension (ee) applying it 1:1 to the natural lash (nl), the Russians have perfected a softer, fluffier look.  By applying several thin, fine ee’s to one nl, they are able to create not only length, but true volume as well.

Three years ago I was certified and trained by expert volume lash artist Irina Levchuk. She is a world renowned competition judge and trainer from the Lash & Brow Design Academy in Moscow, Russia.  Once you try the Volume Lashes you will never go back to the Classic Lash Extensions.

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Lavish Lashes

Cosmetics: Shelf Life

Makeover Your Makeup Bag:  What to Keep Vs. Toss. Makeup doesn’t last forever.
It can spoil, discolor, and lose it’s effectiveness. Know when to throw:

  • mascara:  3-6 months (never share with others)
  • moisturizer:  3-12 months (never dip fingers into jars)
  • foundation:  6-12 months (change with seasons)
  • powder: 2 years (clean sponges and brushes often)
  • concealer:  6-8 months (don’t touch breakouts directly)
  • lipstick:  2 years (dip in alcohol to clean)
  • eye/lip pencil:  2 years (sharpen between use)
  • fragrance:  18 months – 3 years (keep out of sunlight)
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Spring Clean your Makeup Bag







Glamour Unveiled: The Secret to Effortlessly Beautiful Lashes

Let’s dive into a little beauty secret, ladies! Ever wished for long, beautiful lashes without the hassle of lash extensions or Latisse? Well, here it is – the Lash Lift, also known as a lash perm! This 45-minute service works magic by lifting your natural lashes from the base of the lid, creating a captivating and lifted look that lasts for a glorious 5 weeks. Yes, you read it right! My eyebrow/makeup clients here at The Skin Spa in Kansas City absolutely LOVE this service, and I can’t wait to share the excitement with you. The lash lift alone is $90, and for an additional $20, you can add a lash tint to make those eyes truly POP! Just keeping you in the know about what’s HOT for 2024!

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Immediate results
Short lashes appear longer
Drooping eyes appear lifted
No more pinching of lash curl device
Low maintenance
Ideal for swimmers
Great for women on the go
Perfect for vacations and holidays
Compliments bridal makeup

The Lash Lift & Lash Tint is available at Kristine Kay Skin Spa. It is a 45 minute service that lasts 5 weeks for $90 (lash lift) or $110(lash lift & tint)