In August 2013, Maggie Miley and her fiancé had just closed on a house, it was six weeks to their wedding, and Minnesota Monthly’s September issue hit the streets, declaring Miley’s business, Complexions on Carter, the 2013 Best Facial Spa in the Twin Cities.
“It was the same week we closed on a home,” she said. “All of a sudden, I was completely full.”
One year later, she’s added the surname “Kelly” to her name, and she’s brought a new esthetician into the Milton Square business, which is located at 2228 Carter Ave. in St. Anthony Park.
Kate Williams joined Complexions on Carter this summer, but her connection to Miley Kelly goes back 14 years, when Williams, a native Alaskan, came to the Twin Cities to study at the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. Miley Kelly was one of her instructors.
After her training, Williams worked as an esthetician in the medical field for a number of years. She found she wanted to spend more time with clients and that brought her to Complexions.
Both Williams and Miley Kelly offer a range of treatments, including facials, skincare peels, microdermabrasion, lash and brow tinting, and waxing. The spa also offers exclusive treatments for men. (The $87 Chuck Norris Treatment includes cleansing, exfoliation, brow, ear and nose hair cleanup, and more!)
Complexions is open by appointment, which can be made online at the store’s website, www.complexionsoncarter.com. Or call Williams at 907-884-7034 or Miley Kelly at 651-238-2338.
The store will be open on Saturday, Dec. 6, during the Shop Home for the Holidays celebration in St. Anthony Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer gift certificates, skin care products and some gift items. The store is offering a December special: Buy $100 in gift certificates and receive a $25 gift certificate for yourself.
The store also has a no-tipping policy, but for clients who can’t shake the desire to throw some extra money toward Williams or Miley Kelly, they’ve established monthly charities as the recipients. November’s charity is St. Anne’s Place, a shelter for homeless women and children in Minneapolis. The December charity had not been chosen at press time.