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.

Laura Kneip is thankful for second chances. The first time the former cosmetologist and esthetician applied to work at Kalon things just wouldn’t come together schedule-wise. 

But when Kalon’s director called her to re-open the discussion last fall, she was able to say yes to a position that centered on her favorite parts of working with people with the added benefit of a predictable schedule. 

“I love it there! The consistency, my co-workers, the patients — all of it has been wonderful!” she says.

Laura is in the reception area Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays where she enjoys the variety that comes with answering the phone, helping make appointments, selling products, and everything else that naturally arises in a busy office. Even more than all that, Laura looks forward to getting to know the clients who come through Kalon’s doors.

“Kalon’s clients are so consistent that you really get to be on a first name basis with everybody. There’s a level of professionalism and a true love of patients that I like being part of.”

“Kalon’s clients are so consistent that you really get to be on a first name basis with everybody,” she says. “There’s a level of professionalism and a true love of patients that I like being part of.”

That dedication to professionalism shows most in the way Kalon emphasizes education for its employees. From products to services, the entire staff is always being challenged to learn more, especially about technology and latest advancements.

“I really like the clinical part of things. It’s amazing what technologies are out there and how much thought goes into getting good results,” she says. 

Laura describes her work day as “consistently busy”, but with a husband and two girls ages 9 and 12 at home, that might capture more than just her work day. The Kneip family lives in Sioux Falls where both girls are into perfecting their skateboarding tricks, and Laura encourages lots of art projects. 

When she’s looking to treat herself at Kalon, Laura is most likely to choose the SkinPen or something from the ZO or Éminence product lines.

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!

More than ever, your inner beauty, outer glow needs nurturing. Kalon is here with shopping options that are convenient, simple to navigate, and above all, safe.

In-Person Shopping

Planning a visit to our retail boutique? Great! We’ll be glad to see you. Here’s what to expect from parking lot to checkout:

  • With your mask already on, enter through the building’s south entrance near the Kalon boutique.

  • Just inside the door, you’ll step up to a scanner that will read your temperature. It will flash green if you’re under 100.4 degrees.

  • The nearby attendant will ask you standard questions we’ve all come to expect regarding close contact and pending COVID tests. If you’ve forgotten your mask, he or she can provide you with a disposable one.

  • In our boutique, our employees will be masked at all times, and they will regularly sanitize surfaces and other contact points.

  • Because Kalon’s boutique is small, on occasion we may have to limit the number of customers inside. We promise to do our best to keep things moving so your wait is a short one.

  • We’re also adding checkouts in the Vance Thompson Vision lobby to limit wait times and to maintain social distancing.

Call-In Shopping and Curbside Pick-Up

Prefer to skip the crowd altogether? We can do that! Here’s how:

  • Call Our Retail Boutique

    Our sales associates will be happy to take your order over the phone. Not sure what you need? Deciding can be tricky when you’re not there in person, but rest assured, our knowledgeable associates are pros at matching products and services to your unique needs. They’ll also be able to apply gift cards or benefits from your electronic Kalon wallet. Call (605) 983-7546 to get started.

  • Ask for Curbside Pick-Up

    Our specialists will give you pick-up instructions when you call. Follow those when you arrive to pick up your order.

  • Pick-Up and Enjoy

    When you arrive, park in the designated spots on the west side of the building. You’ll find them by taking a right when you enter the Vance Thompson Vision lot (don’t drive under the main entrance awning, but turn away from it). Once you’ve pulled into a spot marked for Kalon’s curbside pick-up, text “I’ve arrived!” and your name to (605) 983-7546. (Yes, our text and voice number are the same.) An associate will bring out your order shortly.

During these unprecedented times, we all need a few trusted havens we can safely retreat into for a few moments of normalcy. It is our hope that Kalon is that for you. Together we believe we can fight COVID and keep our inner beauty, outer glow.

Anne’s bright personality and love for people help her shine as our Director. Kalon’s “inner beauty, outer glow” message resonates with Anne. Her focus on and interest in skin care has grown over the past five years. She continues to be impressed by the knowledge the Kalon team has to share. She is always learning! 

She  loves the feeling of baby-soft skin and having a warm glow after a SilkPeel dermalinfusion treatment and looks forward to trying a BroadBand Light therapy.

In her free time, Anne enjoys spending time with her son and dog.

Relaxation for Anne means playing the piano or spending time with her family and dog. On weekends, she enjoys watching her son play tennis. We hope you get the chance to work with Anne because she always brings a smile and encouragement for others!

Amber is excited to be working at Kalon and continuing her first year in aesthetics! Growing up, Amber developed an interest in health and wellness and decided to pursue a career in skincare. At Kalon, she specializes in the microblading and dermaplaning procedures. Amber fulfills her passion by helping her patients achieve their own goals and grow their confidence. 

Amber’s favorite treatment is BOTOX because it’s easy and painless with no downtime. BOTOX has powerful, noticeable results and can serve as a preventative treatment for wrinkles. Amber just tried SkinPen (the “vampire facial”) and absolutely loved it! She plans on incorporating the treatment into her own skincare regimen as much as possible.

Amber and her sister on vacation in Europe.

Outside of Kalon, Amber enjoys traveling, hot yoga sculpt, and playing with her fur baby, Stella. Amber’s favorite coffee shop is Scooters, where she likes to order the Caramelicious with almond milk and an extra shot of espresso.