Downtown Lake Mills welcomed two news businesses last week Voodoo Dolls, 121 W. Lake St. and Bugaboodles, 107 N. Main St.
Voodoo Dolls offers cosmetic tattooing and permanent makeup, eyelash extensions, microblading, special events makeup and Henna tattoos.
The mother and daughter co-owners of the business, Elizabeth and Morgan Olson have been doing eyelash extensions out of their home in Lake Mills since July.
Microblading is a treatment where a technician tattoos eyebrows onto the face lasting about a year.
“It’s not as deep in the layers of the skin,” Elizabeth Olson said. “It does fade, so people can change the style of eyebrows after a while.”
She said she has been interested in learning about cosmetic tattooing for some time.
“I had been wanting to do cosmetic tattooing for several years and it’s very hard to find an instructor to teach you those trades.”
Elizabeth Olson is from Madison, but has lived in Lake Mills for about 20 years. Morgan Olson is a 2013 graduate of Lake Mills High School.
She thanked her husband Jerry Olson for helping to get the store painted in time for the opening.
“We offer a calming, quiet, relaxing atmosphere,” she said.
For more information about the business find them on Facebook by searching Voodoo Dolls LLC or go to https://www.vagaro.com/voodoodollsllc?ig_fbb=true.
Bugaboodles opened Oct. 6 and offers hair bows and other hair accessories, children’s bath towels and baby blankets, spirit wear, embroidered and bling shirts, alterations and more.
Owner Amy Slattery says it’s her passion to create new and unique designs as well as custom designs to match outfits and dresses.
“Growing up I always had an interest in crafts and sewing and being a mom,” she said. “It was a natural outlet for all of my skills to come together.”
The business has offered boutique style hair bows and kids’ accessories full of ribbon and whimsy through social media, craft shows and consignment since 2004. Bugaboodles bows and accessories serve kids of all ages, from infants through college, women who want to support their favorite team, cheer and dance squads and even miniature therapy horses.
Slattery is also experienced in alterations custom pillows and décor, t-shirt quilts and customized clothing for sports moms wanting something unique.
Slattery, an Oconomowoc native who has lived in Cincinnati for the last several years, began crafting at age 3 with her grandmother in Jefferson. That life-long experience, along with professional training in color consulting and a degree in fashion merchandising, enables her to bring creativity and quality to her work and the customers she serves.
“I’m excited to be in Lake Mills and help the community with their sewing and alterations needs,” she said.
For more information find Bugaboodles on Facebook, call the store at 920-945-0606, or email BugaboodlesLLC@gmail.com.