Learn about the brand new salon in OTR, offering blowouts, men's grooming, makeup application, wardrobe styling and bridal beauty.
A love for the beauty industry and OTR is what brought AV Beauty Bar (AVBB) to life. Officially opened for business last week, they offer blowouts, men’s grooming, makeup application, wardrobe styling and bridal beauty.
Ariane Victoria — the visionary, stylist owner behind AVBB — having older sisters (and access to their beauty products and clothes) is what began her love for making people feel beautiful. “By the time I was in college,” Victoria explains, “I was managing a celebrity-owned salon by Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy full time, and working as a freelance beauty and wardrobe stylist. The rest is history.”
Victoria says after she moved back to Cincinnati in 2015, she started her business in Over-The-Rhine after seeing all the growth in the area. Victoria says her favorite thing about the beauty industry is that it’s always evolving with something. That, she says, is exactly what she’s bringing to OTR with AVBB.
While they focus on traditional salon offers such as haircuts, colors and blowouts, there are a few extracurriculars that the salon offers. “We specialize in airbrush makeup application and airbrush tanning as well,” says Victoria. “We also offer eyebrow threading and waxing. We also do wardrobe styling for commercial and personal clientele along with closet organization.”
AVBB also offers wardrobe styling services. “I have been working doing hair, makeup and wardrobe in Chicago, NYC, Nashville and L.A and I wanted to bring that training and experience back to Cincinnati and offer it to the general public,” Victoria explains. “I think our clientele come in for the quality of service we offer and for the overall energy of our space. We work really hard to make sure the Beauty Bar feels clean, calm and welcoming.”
They didn’t forget about the men, either. “We offer a men’s grooming service which includes a shampoo, cut and style and facial skincare,” Victoria says. “A men’s cut is $30.”
In addition, AVBB offers a specialized bridal and on-location division of the salon, which Victoria says is not only great for weddings, but also girls nights, school dances, or just for the experience.
The salon is located in Over The Rhine at 1408 Elm Street. For bookings and more information about AV Beauty Bar, visit http://www.avbeautybar.com.