Top Five Beauty Biz Experts

Top Five Beauty Biz Experts

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Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry
Chenese Bean isn’t your typical Cincinnati woman. She’s a single mother and a self-taught makeup artist with nearly eight years in the beauty biz. Oh, and she happens to be known for working on commercials, training videos and films in addition to working with the famous recording group Jagged Edge.


If you think about it, Bean is living the life most of us only have in our dreams. She has been able to turn her passion for making people beautiful into an extremely successful career.


“Makeup artistry is not just about applying makeup. It’s a profession, it’s a skill, and it’s a business. And you must be trustworthy to do it. But first and foremost, it’s a big part of my life, and that’s my ministry,” Bean says on her Web site.


Woodhouse Day Spa
The feel of a destination spa is right in your neck of the woods. Nestled in the center of Cincinnati, in Old Montgomery, The Woodhouse Day Spa offers more than 70 ways for you and your girlfriends to relax and forget about the hectic world around you.


But what makes them different from all the other spas in Cincinnati? Woodhouse Day Spa uses all-natural and organic products, owner Chris Mann says. In addition, they make special efforts behind the scenes to be as 0208GIBBERMAN.gifenvironmentally responsible as possible. “We even recycle the metal from all our votives,” Mann says. So, you’ll be able to relax even more knowing your pedicure made a smaller carbon footprint.

Michael and Company
We all are aware of the Brazilian wax treatment, so when first hearing about the Keratin Treatment, which came from Brazil, there was a little doubt. However, this new hair treatment is just what any woman needs to tackle the summer frizz. Michael and Company is the only place to get it in the Cincinnati area.


Keratin Treatment, which just arrived in the United States from Brazil two years ago, originally started in California and Florida, but with the help of Sarah Caudill, a stylist for Anderson Township’s Michael and Company, this new trend was brought to life in the Tri-State.


Already 25 treatments have been performed and some people have traveled two hours just for the treatment, according to Michael and Company.

“We use a 450 degree flat iron to seal keratin, the treatment’s active ingredient, into hair strands. This process seals in moisture, keeping the hair shiny and glossy,” according to Michael and Company.



So if you have the attack of the summer frizz and can’t find anything to tame that do, Michael and Company may have your solution.



Salon Concepts
Going to beauty school gives you the hope of fulfilling those dreams of cutting, styling and coloring every woman to a more satisfying individual. However, every stylist also dreams of heading her own salon one day. Thanks to Salon Concepts, every stylist is able to reach those dreams of opening her own beauty boutique.

With locations in Montgomery and Oakley in Cincinnati and one soon to go in West Chester, this high-class beauty biz, helps local stylists obtain the dream of opening up their own luxurious salon.


“Our goal is to assist independent beauty professionals in achieving their dream of becoming the owner of their own salon business,” according to the Salon Concepts Web site.


Before you invest your time and money, go ahead and check out Salon Concepts’ virtual tour of their spaces available. With fresh clean lines and chic settings, you should get out your pen and scissors and prepare to move in and stop dreaming.

Spa Chocolat
“Spa Chocolat, the premier chocolate spa located in the Greater Cincinnati area, features a wide range of chocolate treatments and physician-performed skin therapies,” according to the Spa Chocolat Web site.

From hair and nail treatments to facials and massage services, this delectable relaxation haven is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. A very unique hair treatment called “The Chocolat Repair Treatment” is sure to bring out the Willy Wonka in all of us. At a very reasonable price of $15, this special treat will save your dry and damaged hair from extreme mocking and shame with a special “chocolat” treatment.



First Photo: Neysa Ruhl Photography
Location: The McAlpin
Hair: Robin Howard, Ruckus Glamour Studios
Makeup Artistry:
Chenese Bean

Second Photo: Courtesy of The Woodhouse Day Spa

Third Photo: Neysa Ruhl Photography
Model (sitting): Sara Miller,
JZMcBride & Associates
Location: The McAlpin

Fourth Photo: Courtesy of Spa Chocolat