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Hi, I'm Amber!

I'm a self-described Skincare Nerd, and the Founder of Amber Budd Atelier, a skin spa in Burnsville, MN, and Amber Budd Skincare, a growing line of professional grade products for busy women who want radiant, youthful, clear skin, and don’t want the hassle of a pushy salesperson, with little to no knowledge of how our skin works.

Most days, you can find me in my studio, Amber Budd Atelier, working with my clients - and rocking my all black scrubs look. (shoutout to Figs and Cherokee!) I’m well known professionally for brow shaping, custom blend facials, lash lifts, and super quick Brazilian waxes, not to mention my in-depth makeup lessons.

When I’m not at the Atelier, I’m likely at home with the Handsome Husband, our cutie-pie toddler, and our adorable rescue puppy Henry. (aka the VP of Animal Relations)

I love serving the world by helping women feel beautiful - one facial, brow shaping or bikini wax at a time. I have a thirst for knowledge about the skin and the ingredients that can affect it, so all of my expertise goes towards helping my clients meet and exceed their skincare goals.

Most commonly, the people I work with are those looking for ways to bring balance to their inner and outer beauty.  I give them the tools to get their skin in the BEST shape it's ever been.

As an Esthetician and Makeup artist, I’ve been featured in/on First for Women magazine, Dainty Obsessions Magazine, ESPN2, Style Me Pretty, the PGA Ryder Cup, and Munaluchi Bride Magazine.  As a Business Owner, I’ve been quoted in Fast Company and Oprah Magazine.


The things I am most passionate about in life are the three F’s: Family, Friends and Food!

If you’re dying to know more, here are five things you might not know about me:
1. I sang the national anthem for the Minnesota Twins…and I’ve sung it for pro and semi pro sports teams/events more than 500 times.
2. I studied opera in college, and was an opening act for Grand Funk Railroad, Travis Tritt, Dierks Bentley, and Trace Adkins. (Bonus fun fact: Trace said “you’ve got pipes!”)
3. I’ve travelled to 47 of the 50 States.
4. Louisa May Alcott is my favorite author – I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve read her books.
5. Tacos are my favorite food – I could eat them three meals a day and not get tired of it. Ever.


Still here?  We're going to be good friends - So Let’s connect! Shoot me a message with 5 things most people wouldn't know about you!
I mostly hang out on Instagram @amberbudd or you can email me at


As Featured in/on....

Oprah Magazine - Amber Budd Atelier.png
Day Spa - Amber Budd Atelier.png
ESPN Friday Night Fights - Amber Budd Atelier.png
MunaLuchi Bride - Amber Budd Atelier.png
Aisle Society - Amber Budd Atelier.png
2016 Hazeltine - Amber Budd Atelier.png
Style Me Pretty - Amber Budd Atelier.png
Fast Company - Amber Budd Atelier.png
2020 Burnsville Sun - Readers Choice Award - Amber Budd Atelier.jpg
2018 Burnsville Sun - Readers Choice Award - Amber Budd Atelier.png
2019 Best of Burnsville - Facial Spa - Amber Budd Atelier.jpg
Skin Inc Face and Body - Amber Budd Atelier.png
Strategy Hour - Amber Budd Atelier.png

Education and Qualification Highlights

  • Owner, Amber Budd Atelier, LLC, January 2015-Present

  • Developer, Amber Budd Skincare

  • Winner Best Aesthetic Center in Burnsville 2018

  • Elleebana Lash Lift Certified, February 2017

  • Brow Shaping class with Kelley Baker 2017

  • EyebrowMBA Certified, 2015

  • Makeup artist for The PGA Ryder Cup 2016

  • Editorial in Munaluchi Bride Magazine Fall/Winter 2016

  • Work seen on ESPN2, Mike Tyson Friday Night Fights, 2014

  • Represented by Warpaint International Beauty Agency, 2014-2016

  • Represented by Primped MN Agency, 2015- present

  • Makeup Artist for cover/editorial of Dainty Obsessions magazine, Fall/Winter 2015

  • Aveda Institute Minneapolis Esthiology Graduation, 2012

  • Minnesota State Board Licensed Esthetician Manager

  • Extensive wax training and certification, 2013

  • Bridal Business with Tricia Campbell, 2014

  • FITE Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program certificate, Santa Monica College, 2017

  • Introduction to Reflexology, Michigan State University, 2013

  • Bridal Makeup Workshop with Lianna Colestock, the Makeup Annex, 2012

  • Headshot and Audtion Makeup with Fatima Thomas, MAC Cosmetics, 2012

  • The Creative Advantage with Jessie Powers, MakeUpForEver, 2012

  • Working in Catalog and Commercial with Patrick Eichler, MakeUpForEver, 2012

  • Microdermabrasion Certified, 2014

  • Lash Extension Certified, 2014

  • Intensives Lash and Brow Tint Certified, 2014

  • Eyelash Extension certified, 2014

  • Bioelements and Image Skincare Chemical Peel Cerified, 2015 and 2014

  • Volunteer for Look Good, Feel Better and the Starkey Foundation

  • Advanced Facial Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, May 2016

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