She used to create masterpieces in the classroom, but now Kayli Fitz is applying her artistic talents to skin care.  

Kayli—a Sioux Falls native—graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a major in art education and a minor in art therapy. Shortly thereafter, she taught elementary art, but felt a calling towards skin care. (She’s even considered going back to school to be an esthetician.) 

In July, Kayli joined our first impressions team full-time. Her kindness envelops patients as soon as they walk in the door, and she’s always ready to recommend a can’t-miss product or service.

She’s also an avid learner of all aspects of skin care and loves to share her knowledge with patients. 

“Everybody who comes in is just awesome, and it’s fun to talk to them about skin care and what they’re looking for,” Kayli said. 

When she was in high school, videos of skin care routines, product reviews, and makeup tutorials fascinated her. She applied unique techniques to her own routine and reviewed a multitude of products. Several years later, Kayli is proud of her strict skin care regimen and looks forward to helping others create the same. 

Outside of the spa, Kayli stays busy with a host of activities: book club, baking cupcakes and decorating cookies with royal icing (the hard, detailed frosting used to decorate pastries), and attempting to keep up with her troupe of nephews. She loves mystery and thriller novels, traveling—especially to the Black Hills—, and doing just about anything that involves the outdoors.  

Some of her Kalon favorites include: her “welcoming and kind” coworkers, skincare education, and the ZO Exfoliating Polish and ZO Smart Tone Sunscreen. We think she fits in perfectly.

When Kalyn Peterson’s mom informed her of a job opening at Kalon, she knew it was meant to be. Kalyn at Kalon has a nice ring to it. 

Kalyn is the newest member of our first impression team, and is renowned for her warm smile and friendly nature. As she works behind the front desk, she aspires to create a relaxing environment for all who step through Kalon’s doors. 

As Kalyn steps into the world of skin care, she’s eager to learn more and help customers achieve their skin care goals. While she is working to become more accustomed with the details of each service and product, she presents a zeal for helping customers select retail, scheduling appointments, and answering the phone.

As Kalyn steps into the world of skin care, she’s eager to learn more and help customers achieve their skin care goals.

Kalyn received her degree in hospitality from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At Kalon, she can apply her knowledge and skills of this field to her work.  

Her previous customer relation position as a barista at Laura’s Lattes in Canton, SD, encouraged her bubbly, outgoing personality. Her kindness and patience flourished since becoming a mom to her son, Maine. 

When she’s not chasing around her two-year-old, she’s socializing – whether it be with her husband, Jake, who currently attends medical school at USD, clients, or friends. 

Her go-to recommendation is anything from Éminence Organics. She loves their legendary strawberry-rhubarb line – she even gifted some products to her mom for Mother’s Day. For services, the Diamond Glow Dermalinfusion treatment is at the top of her list to try. 

Stop in to say hi, and check out her favorite product line!

Chelsey Ahlers is a nurse practitioner with a heart for people. At the beginning of her career, she served children, working in pediatrics and with Child’s Voice, an advocacy center run by Sanford Health.

But as her family grew and, along with it, her commitment to being there for them, Chelsey needed a different work schedule. Capitalizing on her love of aesthetics, she made the switch to a medical spa in Sioux Falls.

“I was already getting regular facials myself and had a strong personal interest in skin health and rejuvenation,” she says. “My hobby became my career, and I found that, just like in pediatrics, I really enjoyed building relationships and trust with my patients.”

“My hobby became my career, and I found that, just like in pediatrics, I really enjoyed building relationships and trust with my patients.”

This May, after seven years in aesthetics, Chelsey joined Kalon where she specializes in laser procedures, Botox, and fillers. Chelsey views what Kalon does as a mix of science and art — with both being necessary to serve patients well. She also points out that, in the Midwest, patients are looking for a more natural look, which makes aesthetics a good fit.

“There are so many great evolutions coming in this industry,” she says. “Established procedures are constantly being reformulated and the non-invasive nature and limited down time of most of the things we can do are great options to achieve most patients’ goals.”

Through her transition to Kalon, Chelsey has enjoyed collaboration with Kalon’s esthetician, who can address her patients’ daily skincare routines and facial needs, while Chelsey addresses their deeper rejuvenation goals. It’s comprehensive care at its best.

Chelsey is a graduate of Augustana University and the University of Cincinnati Ohio. She’s a proud former member of Augustana’s women’s soccer team and continues to love sports and being active. Chelsey hopes to get back to her former advocacy work one day, but for now she and her husband have four busy kids, all of whom are doing their part to hone the family’s teamwork skills.

Chelsey sees patients at Kalon full-time and looks forward to settling in even more. “I realize that people have a lot of options in Sioux Falls, and because they do, good relationships really do matter. I want to build those so that I earn our patients’ trust.”

Ali Terveen is part of Kalon’s first impressions team, and in her own words, she gets to “greet people with lots of warmth and love,” something that comes naturally to her even outside Kalon.

But more than her welcoming personality, Kalon visitors appreciate her product knowledge. She’s leveling up as a certified ZO expert; however, it’s her personal experience with skincare that’s often her greatest asset to customers who need recommendations.

“I’ve been a commercial and high fashion model for nearly seven years and clear skin is a big deal in the industry,” Ali said. “It’s really important to know how to care for it the right way.”

Ali is represented by an agency in New York, and because her modeling work is flexible, she and her husband Nate are able to make their home in Sioux Falls. It’s an ideal home base between their families, the places Ali travels for shoots, and the University of South Dakota, where Nate will begin law school later this year.

After modeling and skincare, Ali loves to bake (specifically cakes and bread), paint with watercolors, practice pilates, and volunteer with Young Life, a ministry to middle and high school students. She looks forward to cardamom lattes at The Breaks and cracking open new books.

This is actually Ail’s second stint at Kalon. She helped out during the holiday season of 2020 before she and Nate moved to New York for a year. When they returned to Sioux Falls, she knew she wanted to return to Kalon as well.

“The women I work with are strong, positive people in my life and have influenced me inside and outside of Kalon.”

“The women I work with are strong, positive people in my life and have influenced me inside and outside of Kalon,” she said. “These are such great people to be around that they make working here an awesome experience.”

Those positive people come with the added bonus of being knowledgeable about skin care. Though she wasn’t without a good base when she started, Ali has enjoyed drawing from her co-workers’ experience.

“They’ve taught me how to truly take care of my skin,” she said. “It’s been rewarding to pass that knowledge on to Kalon’s patients.”

Ali has amassed so many skincare favorites that it’s hard for her to pick just three top choices. But if she has to narrow it down, her choices are Éminence Clear Skin Probiotic Mask, Éminence Facial Recovery Oil, and ZO cleansers.

Want to hear the rest of her list? Ask her to share it the next time you visit Kalon.

The Kalon team is extremely grateful for each and every customer we serve. Skincare can be very personal, often reflecting transitions and changes happening in other parts of your life. And because your skin health is so tied into your overall well being, we consider it a true privilege when you trust us with your skin and the personal stories that go along with it.

We know we can’t solve everything (if we could, we’d have turned butter into health food by now!), but we can definitely help you put your best face forward in the midst of busy days, growing children, changing addresses, unexpected plot twists, and a host of other life changes. We love hearing about it all, and it makes us that much better at customizing treatment to suit your specific life.

As the 2021 holiday season kicks off, we want to thank you for the trust you put in the Kalon team. And nothing says “thank you” like discounts! Here’s what we’re planning for Black Friday.

Black Friday: November 26

As everybody knows, gift cards make great gifts, and ours will be 10% off all day November 26. Even better, our online store is the only place to purchase your discount gift cards so there’s no need to add another errand to an already busy day.

You may buy as many cards as you like so check off your list — best friends, moms, teachers, and even the men in your life will enjoy some pampering from Kalon. Cards are available in $25, $50, $75, $100, and $250 increments. At checkout, simply let us know if you’d like us to ship your card to your home or gift wrap it for in-store pick-up the week of November 29. If you’re buying one for yourself and are already a Kalon patient, you can have your gift card deposited directly into your Aesthetic Record wallet.

Cyber Monday: November 29

This year, our Cyber Monday sale is all new and all about services. We’re offering four discounted bundles of our most popular services. They’re perfect picks for best friends, moms, teachers, and even the men in your life. Don’t forget one for yourself, too! Here’s what’s available:

There are no purchase limits; buy as many of each as you’d like and cover the cost using the discounted gift cards you bought on Black Friday.

*Gift cards can be used on any Kalon service, product, or membership fee. Gift cards and Cyber Monday deals are not eligible for additional membership discounts. Some restrictions apply. Ask a member of our team for more details.

She came for a service and left an employee. At least that’s the short version of the story.

April Syverson’s knowledgeability about skin care impressed Kalon’s staff so much that when they were short-handed last fall, they decided to ask if she’d consider joining their team part-time.

With three busy kids, April needed the flexibility Kalon offered. “Saying yes was easy. I was already really into skin care, it fit our family schedule, and the chance to work with the Kalon gals was not something I’d find anywhere else,” April says.

For now, April is at the Kalon front desk one to two days per week, depending on the rest of the staff’s vacation and sick time schedules. When she isn’t greeting and checking in patients, answering the phone, and helping visitors pick out items from the retail boutique, she’s busy learning as much as she can about the procedures and product lines specific to Kalon.

“This is such a great place. Everybody likes to go to the spa, including me!”

“It is so busy in that small space!” April says. “There’s so much to do and learn that time just flies by!”

The mom of three — one boy and two girls who are 14, 11, and 9 — calls Sioux Falls home. She jokingly admits that her “hobbies” are driving her kids around and splitting time with her husband between baseball, soccer, basketball, and softball games. “With all that time outside, I’m a big believer in SPF!” she says.

Since working at Kalon, April has discovered an appreciation for chemical peels, noting she was really impressed by the dramatic changes the peels have given her skin.

“This is such a great place. Everybody likes to go to the spa, including me!”

Director Anne Hayden didn’t have to look far to find Kalon’s First Impressions Coordinator, Johanna Spaans.

Formerly an ophthalmologic assistant at Vance Thompson Vision, Johanna literally worked next door, graciously volunteering to lend a hand when the Kalon team needed extra help. That was last summer and fall, but as Kalon grew busier and busier and Johanna’s expertise more and more necessary, it was a natural switch when, at the end of January, she came on board full-time.

“I loved the vision side, but working with a smaller team on a more project basis has been a great fit. This new clientele has also provided some great variety for me,” says Johanna.

Johanna handles all the scheduling and ordering for the retail boutique and oversees April and Laura, the other members of her first impressions team.

New to the skincare space, Johanna expected a learning curve; however, she didn’t expect how transformative a trip to Kalon could be for clients. “Results come quickly and so does the confidence that comes with it. Because that’s what we really give: confidence,” she says, having tried a few services herself.

An Iowa native, Johanna and her husband make their home in Sioux Falls with their cat, Nugget. When she isn’t logging miles in preparation for her next half marathon, she’s whipping up her latest baking project — a pair of hobbies she fully admits can either be seen in opposition to one another or as counterbalancing one another.

“I want people to feel comfortable when they come in and to know they’re wanted and valued. Their days might be filled with tasks and rushing, but in here I want them to find respite.”

She chooses balance and brings it into her work at Kalon. “I want people to feel comfortable when they come in and to know they’re wanted and valued,” Johanna explains. “Their days might be filled with tasks and rushing, but in here I want them to find respite.”

The Kalon team is thankful to have Johanna on board! Take a moment to introduce yourself the next time you come in.

Don’t look now, but we’ve almost conquered 2020.

It didn’t seem possible back when April lasted six months and May dragged on for nine, but here we are on the cusp of the 2020 holiday season.

This accomplishment is worth celebrating, and we know just how to do it—with discounts for everyone!

For Our Members

If you’ve been with us since last holiday season, you may recall how our progressive discount works. For most members, this is the time to stock up on your favorite skincare and to schedule those services you’ve been contemplating.

Here’s how it works:

  • On Black Friday, purchase gift cards at 10% off from Kalon’s online store. This is the only day all year these go on sale so don’t wait. There’s no limit so the more you buy, the more you save.
  • On Cyber Monday, call or visit our retail boutique when all of our products and services are 10% off. You can use the gift card you bought on Black Friday plus your membership discount to buy or book your favorites.

Your gift card can be added to your electronic wallet for convenient shopping on Monday.

Even though our memberships themselves don’t go on sale, you can use your Black Friday gift card to cover monthly fees.

For Our Customers

Like our members, you can also take advantage of our progressive discount. Here’s how:

  • On Black Friday, purchase gift cards at 10% off from Kalon’s online store. This is a one day sale so don’t wait, and if you’re going to get the best deal possible, you’ll need one (or twelve) for Cyber Monday.
  • On Cyber Monday, call or visit our retail boutique when all of our products and services are 10% off. Use the gift cards you bought on Black Friday to maximize your savings.

Thinking about becoming a member? Monday’s the perfect day to start. While our memberships don’t go on sale, you can use the discounted gift cards you bought on Black Friday to begin yours. You’ll be able to use your membership discount right away Monday on top of our 10% sale on products and services. One of our sales associates can help you get started.

For Your Loved Ones

Gift cards make great great gifts! During our Black Friday sale, you may buy as many cards as you like so check off your list—best friends, moms, teachers, and even the men in your life will enjoy some pampering from Kalon. $25, $50, $75, $100, and $250 cards are available.

At checkout, simply let us know if you’d like us to ship your card to your home or gift wrap it for in-store pick-up.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram where throughout December we’ll be highlighting gifts sure to make you the hero of Christmas (and possibly all of 2020).

For Your Safety

We take your wellbeing seriously and work hard to provide a haven that’s both safe and comfortable. If you decide to visit our retail boutique in person, please read our safety protocols beforehand. Instructions for arranging curbside pick-up are also included in that post.

*Gift cards can be used on any Kalon service, product, or membership fee. **10% off sale on Cyber Monday does not include memberships or gift cards. ***Kalon Friend members receive 15% off, Kalon Friend Plus members receive 20% off, and Kalon Partner members receive 25% off all products and services. Gift cards are not eligible for additional membership discounts. Some restrictions apply. Ask a member of our team for more details.

Angie Steen always knew she wanted to make people look and feel their best.

Nearly 20 years of professional experience has honed the way she does that, but her desire is as strong today as when she first earned her cosmetology license.

When Angie began her career, South Dakota only issued cosmetology licenses, which meant she was capable of everything from cuts and color to manicures, pedicures, waxing, and a host of other services. The broad skills she was allowed to use came with an unexpected opportunity to experiment and then to zero in on what she loved most.

Over time she discovered that some parts of her job weren’t as satisfying as others.

“Everyone has a  favorite go-to—fresh nails, new haircut, or even a simple eyebrow wax—that makes them feel better,” she explains. “When it comes to hair, matching what clients envision with what they describe could get tricky.”

As the spa trend took off in Sioux Falls, Angie saw her chance to expand her skills even further.

“I landed a job at a spa that was just opening and it gave me an opportunity to do more and more aesthetics. I loved it right from the beginning!”

“What I love most is the boost aesthetics gives my clients. They share their individual struggles and we tackle them together so that they walk out with more confidence.”

By then South Dakota offered aesthetics licensing, which, since she was already proficient in the field, Angie earned with ease. About ten years ago, she took her love of aesthetics even further by stepping up to medical aesthetics where she specializes in facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.

“It’s an exciting field,” she says. “There’s so much that can be done less invasively and with less down time. And, we just keep getting better and better at identifying and meeting each person’s unique skin needs.”

But that’s only the beginning for Angie. “What I love most is the boost aesthetics gives my clients. They share their individual struggles and we tackle them together so that they walk out with more confidence.”

Angie and her husband have three children whom they enjoy traveling and adventuring with.

Angie enjoys traveling and adventuring with her husband and three children. Photo by Elena Russell.

Angie shares…

Pro Tip: Never skip SPF! It’s important all year.

Something Unexpected: I have male clients. Their skin is different, but just as important.

Aesthetics Hidden Benefit: Peace and relaxation—we all need it!

We are so excited to introduce Heidi Thoreson as the newest member of the Kalon team! Heidi will be joining us as a Physician Assistant, performing light and laser procedures as well as microneedling and injections. “The goals and values of Kalon emulate my own personal ones, so I feel so blessed to be part of this team,” Heidi says.

“The goals and values of Kalon emulate my own personal ones, so I feel so blessed to be part of this team.”

Heidi grew up in Lake Benton, MN and attended North Dakota State in Fargo for undergrad. She continued her education at the University of South Dakota where she earned her PA degree. After receiving some aesthetic treatments, she became interested in the possibilities that this field of medicine could offer.

One of her favorite treatments to perform is lip filler because of the immediate confidence boost it can give patients. “You can see results instantly and patients leave so excited,” she says.

Heidi is looking forward to growing in confidence and ability in her new role as she explores the many new and exciting things in the field of aesthetics. One of the treatments she is most excited to try herself is Halo because of the multitude of benefits including evening skin tone, shrinking pores, and minimizing scars.

Heidi and her family skiing

In her free time, Heidi loves to spend time with her husband of 15 years and their twin children. Together, they love going to sporting events, visiting the lake, and doing any kind of outdoor activities including one of Heidi’s favorites—playing on the trampoline. Heidi can do a great flip!

We are so happy to have Heidi’s energy and spirit on our team. To meet her yourself, schedule an appointment today!