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When Dory Kipker’s twin daughters were born with loads of hair, she started making hair accessories for them. Using felt and seeking to craft something other than traditional bows, Kipker started whipping up some creations that naturally led into jewelry. 

What do A.K. RIKKS, Bottega Salon, Lake Eastbrook Family Dentistry, The Leslie Studio, The Skye Group, and Urban Massage have in common? They all are part of the West Michigan Woman Shelley Irwin makeover cover story in June, they all are local businesses, they all are outstanding at what they do, and they all have West Michigan flair and style! We'd like to thank our partners and sponsors, without whom the makeover would not have been possible.

Want to do a little something sweet for yourselfor for your skin, for that matter? When it comes to taking care of your skin, you can never be too careful or too indulgent. Sweet, simple, summer scents and products that are naturally good for you can be found at Från Krämer Organics. The online Etsy storefront is where owner Joanna Brink, of East Grand Rapids, specializes in handcrafted skin care goods that are created using all natural, organic ingredients in their unrefined form.

Whether you’ve lived in a home that needs updating or just have a specific room or corner that begs for some help, Dann Boyles, owner of Rebel.Reclaimed, feels your décor pain. Boyles has a background in design with fourteen years of experience, and through his design-driven boutique on East Fulton Street he offers in-home consulting services sure to give your surroundings the creative boost they’re missing. 

Grab a fancy dress, some skinny jeans, and your dancing shoes, but make sure they are white for The Ultra All White Affair on May 26. Held at Eve inside The B.O.B., this party’s location is a classy lounge that’s sleek, intimate and (you guessed it) white, with coves and corners for privacy and conversation.  

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