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In and around the beauty industry for 34 years, one local hair guru recently opened a stunning new salon. Click for a peek inside.

Angela Packer Hair is a salon in the heart of Oakley.

After spending decades in the beautification business, Angela Packer decided to venture out on her own. Today she is the owner of Angela Packer Hair, a two-chair, boutique salon.

“I have been in and around this industry for a collection of 34 years,” she explains. “I have loved everything about my industry.”

Packer started out her career as a hair model and then held a position as a receptionist for five years, during which she attended cosmetology school. However, it’s her time as a receptionist that she says really got her passionate about cosmetology.

“I loved everything about the culture of a salon,” she says. “The art that was created with hair, the education about styles and retail product I found fascinating, the music that played every second of work, the personal style of the stylist – I loved it.”

Aside from the work atmosphere itself, Packer says she was also inspired by the personal relationships that she saw being forged between stylists and their clients. “It was something to be rivaled,” she adds.

Packer says her career behind the chair started in 1992, and over the next 10 years she worked locally for two salons before she branched out and opened a salon with a former business partner.

“I co-owned that salon for 13 years,” she says. Then, in 2015, she took on a solo journey at a local suite concept.

Following a 3-year hiatus from the industry to center herself and her passions, Packer found what she calls the “perfect space” in Oakley.

Now, Angela Packer Hair is tucked off Oakley Square in downtown Oakley.

“We are on a great little street, Allston Street,” she adds. “The street houses several small businesses. It’s so great to be part of a small business community.”

Angela Packer Hair focuses only on hair, and Packer has her salon-mate Brittany Retherford working alongside her.

“Brittany began her career as my assistant,” says Packer. “We met seven years ago and have worked together ever since. Brittany is seven amazing years into her career.”

At Angela Packer Hair, you’ll find that the duo focuses on hair coloring, cutting, keratin straightening, and styling.

“We both love choosing the absolute perfect color and method of application for each client,” explains Packer. “Brittany also has been known to be quite the Keratin Complex guru.”

As for the space itself, Packer wanted to welcome guests to a cool, relaxed, inspiring, nurturing, and artful space – complete with music, television, and magazines.

“Pour a glass of wine, enjoy a hot coffee or tea, and relax into your own time while your service processes,” says Packer. “Gaze out of the floor-to-ceiling windows and watch the world go by.”

You can follow Packer on Facebook and Instagram, as well as Brittany on Facebook and Instagram.

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A DAAP graduate is taking her skills from the runways of NYC to launching a salon in Cincinnati. 

CinciNatural Center encourages its clients to love their natural hair.

 

Katrelle Scott is a University of Cincinnati DAAP graduate, and since January 2011 she’s been on a mission to help clients love their natural hair and realize the health benefits of going natural with her business CinciNatural Center.

“Our stylists are properly educated, trained, and excited to give you the love and care you truly need,” she explains. “CinciNatural’s humble beginnings started on fashion runways in New York City.”

It was there, in the Big Apple, that Scott was able to refine her skills and cultivate her speed and efficiency.

“Whether you are coming for a loc retwist, a blowout, box braids, a crochet style, or a professional two strand twist for work, we’d love to take care of you and your hair,” says Scott.

A big part of the mission behind CinciNatural is the identity of her clients. “Your identity says so much about how you view yourself, the world, and your place in it,” Scott explains. “It’s also about how the world views you. Your hair plays an important role in what makes you so unique.”

Scott says that CinciNatural wants to help clients be their best wherever they may be. “CinciNatural wants you to be your best at work, in the streets, at the grocery store, at church, on vacation, at the family reunion, and wherever else you may travel,” she adds.

CinciNatural offers consultations for clients who are interested in services from the salon. Scott believes it’s one of the most important factors in ensuring that clients get the services and products they need during and after the completion of their appointment.

“It’s also a way to determine if our salon is a perfect fit for you,” Scott says.

To learn more about CinciNatural Center, visit https://www.cincinatural.com/. You can make an appointment by calling 513-279-2644. You can also like them on Facebook and Instagram.

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A cosmetic surgery center is opening up a new division to give clients head-to-toe options for cosmetic care. Read on to learn more.

 

Studio A is a new cosmetic division of Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center. According to Studio A Physician’s Assistant Karen Whitney.

“Studio A allows us to provide our patients with the most current, non-surgical dermatological and cosmetic treatments in aesthetic skincare,” says Whitney.

The idea to branch off Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center and create Studio A allows for business to expand and reach even more patients.

“Our practice now includes a Family Nurse Practitioner, along with our Physician’s Assistants and two Registered Nurses, and a long-time aesthetician, which has placed us in a unique position that enables us to provide the full gamut of surgical and non-surgical procedures for our patients,” says Whitney.

Available services at Studio A include Botox and other injectables such as hyaluronic acid fillers, which instantly reduce or eliminate facial lines and folds.

“Alongside these four will be long-time aesthetician Wendy Flynn, providing state-of-the-art skin care treatments,” she adds.

Whitney says she will continue to perform sclerotherapy as well as intense pulsed-light technology, miraDry (for hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm perspiration), and PicoSure laser tattoo removal.

“Dr. Hope Merz will be performing innovative aesthetic services, such as micro needling and platelet-rich-plasma facial rejuvenation, a variety of laser therapies to visibly reduce signs of aging, scarring, and sun damage, along with medical dermatological services,” says Whitney.

Studio A offers non-invasive skin care options.

The goal behind Studio A is to become a one-stop-shop for total body and skin care, Whitney adds. There are a full array of services available that provide head-to-toe care. These services include facelifts, eyelid rejuvenation surgery, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and reduction, tummy tucks, liposuction, and non-surgical options such as facials and peels, laser treatments, Botox, fillers, microneedling, and PRP.

To be even more accessible to patients, Whitney says that Studio A will soon begin offering convenient earlier and late weekday hours from 7 am to 7 pm as well as hours on Saturdays.

Whitney says that patients shouldn’t be alarmed by the remodeling that’s taking place in Studio A’s space.

“Nimbus Nine Interior Design firm is converting our back waiting room area in a hip and trendy ‘Members Only Studio A Lounge,’” she says. “That may be enjoyed by all of our rewards program participants.”

In addition to expanding and opening a new “members only” lounge, Studio A is prepping to add a new 900-square-foot production facility that will be used for filming patients as they tell the stories of their cosmetic and surgical transformations as part of the ongoing “TrueSelfies” series, and also for commercial production and live streaming both cosmetic and surgical procedures. Whitney says that there’s an estimated completion date of spring 2019.

“We’ll also be holding a Studio launch party this spring, with full details to be announced soon,” says Whitney.

To learn more about Studio A, visit www.351face.com. You can also check them out on Facebook.

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Learn about a local hair guru who specializes in customized NBR extensions that give the look of natural extra volume without the fuss.

Michele Halbeisen is the founder behind Salon Mosaic, a small salon located in Salon Lofts in the Madeira/Kenwood area.

Michele Halbeisen always wanted to be her own boss. So, when the opportunity arose for her to be just that, she took a leap of faith and ran with it. Today, she is the owner of Salon Mosaic, located in Salon Lofts in the Madeira/Kenwood area.

Running her own small salon on her own terms allows Halbeisen to create her own prices, hours, and services as she sees fit. In doing this, she is able to give her clients a personal, private feel when they step inside her salon, something that is unique in comparison to other salons.

According to Halbeisen, Salon Mosaic that you can’t get just anywhere: Natural Beaded Row (NBR) extensions.

“NBR is the concept created by Danielle White, and it incorporates hand tied wefts of human hair into your own hair, attached to minimal points on the head in rows, which are placed in the hair by creating a ‘track’ with an exclusive bead and string technique,” she explains.

There are multiple benefits to NBR extensions, Halbeisen explains, including a significantly reduced risk of damage to your hair.

Salon Mosaic offers NBR extensions – unique extensions that look and feel natural.

“The way the extensions are place on the head to complement the natural shape of hair growth allows for a natural, effortless look,” says Halbeisen. “There are other popular methods that do not blend into the natural hair as well and can look unblended and bulky.”

Not only are these extensions uniquely placed on the head, Halbeisen also takes the time to customize the extension colors for each client who walks through her door.

“A huge part of the seamlessness of the final look is the customized blending of the extension hair color to my clients’ color,” she says. “The layering of custom colored wefts gives an unbelievably natural look, when the wind blows, you won’t have anything to fear!”

Halbeisen says that she chose to train in NBR extensions and offer them at Salon Mosaic so that she could stand out as a specialty salon that offers a service not currently available in this area.

Prices for NBR extensions range from $800-$1,200. The range in price reflects a differences in length, thickness, and color that’s needed to achieve a desired look.

Halbeisen says that customers looking to add a bit of fullness but aren’t envisioning mermaid hair then the prices are on the lower end. The ultra, full, long, dreamy Victoria’s Secret model hair is on the higher end.

“Either way, I will do what is necessary to customize the layout and color just for you,” she says.

Halbeisen says that she practices and trains nearly everyday with the NBR method and is looking forward to traveling again in the next year for more on-site, in-depth training in Laguna Beach at DKW Styling.

To learn more about Salon Mosaic, visit https://www.cincysalonmosaic.com and watch our Editor-in-Chic’s exclusive review video below.

 

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Three women are teaming up and launch a new salon and spa in the heart of downtown Maineville. Learn more about this new mecca for all things beauty.

North Cincy Salon and Spa offers beauty services in a traditionally modern atmosphere.

Stacey Becker, Jackie Miller, and Jaci Woods are the founders because Maineville’s newest salon and spa North Cincy Salon and Spa. Together the three women have nearly 50 years of experience in the salon and beauty industry to offer clients quality and modern hair, nail, and skin services.

“We want to be the go-to for women and men for all things beauty in a part of town where this type of service is lacking and much appreciated,” says Co-Owner Jaci Woods.

Woods say she and her business partners were inspired to launch North Cincy Salon and Spa when they wanted to develop a concept for a salon/spa that would benefit both clients and stylists.

“We all come from a different background in the beauty industry and have come to learn the benefits of several different salon concepts,” says Woods. “North Cincy Salon and Spa will be a nice compilation of the traditional hair salon and the newer, loft-type forum. We aim to provide a platform for individual nail stylists, nail technicians, estheticians, massage therapists, etc. to grow their own salon themselves.”

While giving beauty entrepreneurs the chance to build their own brand and business, North Cincy Salon and Spa will also give clients the ability to choose their service providers and deal with them on a personal advantage as well as take advantage of all of the many services offered under one roof.

“Clients will receive personalized care from their technicians of choice all while enjoying the comfort and amenities of a traditional salon atmosphere,” says Woods. “A great balance for all involved.”

Currently at North Cincy Salon and Spa you will find a variety of hair services available including the latest trends in cut and color,nail services such as manicures and pedicures, and the most popular new service – microblading.

“As we expand our space as well as our team over the next 3 months, we will be adding several more hair stylists for even more options and versatility,” says Woods. “We will also be adding facial treatments and skin care solutions, massage therapy, lash services including lifting and extensions, and more.”

North Cincy Salon and Spa also plans to incorporate as many services as possible in order to help meet the needs of every client that walks through its doors.

In addition to its passion for providing for all of its clients, North Cincy Salon and Spa is unique in both its concept and quality.

Considered a “hybrid,” of a typical salon and a loft situation, North Cincy Salon and Spa offers the best of both worlds.

“The technicians are able to function as independent business owners, creating their own service menus, using and selling the products they choose, setting their own prices and their own schedules,” says Woods. “At the same time, they will reap the benefits of having an ‘umbrella’ company to provide and maintain the space to perform their services as well as the amenities and support they need to be highly successful.”

Clients at North Cincy Salon and Spa are able to choose who provides their services according to what they need and way, and can rest assured that they will always be taken care of in a welcoming and uplifting environment.

“The quality of services and products offered at North Cincy Salon and Spa will be a unique and welcome addition to the North Cincy neighborhood of Maineville, which is quite convenient and frankly lacking to many who live in and work in the northern boroughs,” adds Woods.

Woods says that 2019 is looking very bright for North Cincy Salon and Spa. She says this coming year will focus on growth as the salon and spa takes on nearly 3,000-square-feet of space in addition to the already-established business.

“We are expanding in every way and look forward to growing our team as well as our wonderful clientele,” she says. “We plan to continue to provide top-notch services and products as we grow as well as strive to impact our local community in a positive way. We are so fortunate for the opportunity to be a part of the growth of Maineville and North Cincy as a whole.”

To learn more about North Cincy Salon and Spa, visit their website (coming soon!) or check them out on Facebook and Instagram. You can also learn more about North Cincy Microblading on the website, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Learn about a quickly-growing local business that offers a variety of products and services to help you put your best face forward.

Face Forward Aesthetics is a concept that started in Columbus earlier this year, and is opening several other locations across the state.

“In our industry, it’s all about putting your best face forward and that’s where Face Forward Aesthetics was born,” says Elizabeth Boyden, the Marketing Manager for Face Forward Aesthetics. “We want every person to walk out of our office feeling confident, beautiful, and the best version of themselves.”

Its first location opened in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus, in April 2018, followed by Cincinnati in October and the Cleveland location opens next week, Boyden says. “There’s no telling where you’ll find us in 2019,” she adds. “We are excited about the future and the growth of the company.”  

Face Forward Aesthetics offer a variety of non-invasive services ranging from Botox, microneedling, laser hair removal, Visia imager, Latisse, Kybella, and dermal filler. Lip fillers were the most used treatment in the past year, and remains popular, Boyden shares.

“Our mission is to combine science and art to enhance your natural beauty. Love yourself inside and out,” Boyden explains. “Our nurse practitioners have years of experience, and are highly skilled to deliver the highest quality service and treatments available. We cater to each patient by providing proper education, allowing us to deliver results in such a way that the patient feels confident and comfortable.” 

Boyden says they’re successful because everyone on the team is personally empowered. “We encourage collaboration and believe in empowering our employees to make decisions,” she explains. “We have very high expectations of our team because we want only the best for our customers. Because of the culture of our company, we really do have the dream team.”

Face Forward Aesthetics’ membership packages also make them unique in the marketplace, Boyden says. “Whether you’re looking to turn back time or add something DNA forgot, we can customize a treatment plan to fit your individual goals, facial structure, age, and genetic composition,” she adds. “We offer Botox/Dysport, Microneedling, Filler, Kybella, and specialize in facial contouring. We have an incredible membership for only $29.99 a month.”

Boyden says they’re amassing quite the loyal following. “We have people who travel from as little as five minutes away, to those who travel across the country just to see us,” she shares. “We really to have a loyal following who only trusts us with their aesthetic needs.” 

Face Forward Aesthetics’ Cincinnati office is located at 4759 Cornell Rd #4D, Blue Ash, OH 45241. To learn more, visit www.ffaesthetics.com, call 614-382-4069, or follow along on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

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A local fashion designer leverages her eye for style at an event that'll add some haute to your next headshot.

Professional headshot taken by Aaron Conway

From social media and Google searches to e-introductions and video conference calls, most first impressions are made online in today’s business climates.

That’s why Chelsea Cutrell is leveraging her experience and connections as a design/styling consultant to host a Headshot Event. Cutrell says attendees will leave with professional headshots that support that support their career and branding needs, as well as learning from experts in various image development fields.

“Each member of our team has experience with portrait sessions and events,” Cutrell explains, “but this is a new style of event hosted by a coffee shop that caters to business professionals who work on the go or need a change of scenery from the office.”

Example of a client headshot taken by Tracy Doyle

Cutrell wanted to focus on the convenience of taking headshots in this way. She knows how hard it can be to devote the effort and time it takes to curate the perfect image. She says she wanted to make it as simple as ordering a cup of Joe.

“This type of event highlights my work as a wardrobe and prop stylist, as well as a fashion design/styling consultant, and custom designer,” she explains. “It is a great way to introduce people to my areas of expertise and how those can support their personal career path and business marketing needs.”

When it comes to the members of her team, Stefani Carol and Tracy Doyle, Cutrell says, “Stefani is a licensed makeup artist and Tracy is a photographer. I respect their work in the industry, as we are all passionate about our craft and we enjoy showing people what we have to offer creatively to help them succeed and feel their best. Stefani has trained her team by instilling high standards for makeup and hair styling. Tracy and I have collaborated on many projects, including published work. Our team is always one step ahead of the clients’ needs on set.”

Doyle started Tracy Doyle Photography after 15 years of assisting some of the best professionals in the business in both commercial and event photography. She focuses on fashion, commercial, and portrait photography with a motto of “We can help tell your story in pictures.”

The headshot events are one-day in format, and participants can select a window of time during the day that works best for them. “Our focus for this headshot event is on business professionals who need collateral for their marketing materials and who may have other photography/styling needs in the future,” Cutrell says. “We decided upon this one-day event format, because it allows us to help many people invest in themselves. Our collaborative process reduces the clients’ stress about having a portrait taken.”

Example of Cutrell’s fashion design work taken by Tracy Doyle. Sabrina Ellison of Heyman Talent Agency.

Cutrell says she will leverage her wardrobe and prop styling experience at the event. “I will consult with the clients on which pieces to wear during our session and make sure everything is in place on set while the photographer takes the photos,” she adds. “We work as a team to help the clients feel comfortable and confident during the photo session.”

Cutrell graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program, studying fashion design. “I primarily focus on custom designed garments, working with small businesses to develop products, commercial and editorial wardrobe styling, and I create special items that are infused with healing energy,” Cutrell says. “I am selling a variety of garments, accessories, and apothecary products at local boutiques in Cincinnati. I enjoy using my craft to help others forge their own paths in life.”

All future headshot events are at Cocoon Coffee in Mason on January 4, April 12, July 19, and October 11. Their headshot event link for January is: https://TracyDoyleHeadShotEvent.as.me/CocoonCoffee.

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A new concept skincare bar is opening soon in Over-the-Rhine. Keep reading for all the fresh-faced details!

Oasis Face Bar will offer quick and effective treatments with non-invasive equipment, similar to a blowout bar.

Molly Bower has been in the skincare industry for 6 years. In that time, she’s opened three businesses – Columbus-based Skin Oasis in 2012, Columbus-based Oasis Face Bar in 2018, and now Oasis Face Bar in Over-the-Rhine coming in 2019.

“Oasis Face Bar is a new open concept skincare bar that focuses on quick and effective facials without all the ‘fluff’ typically associated with a spa experience,” explains Bower. “We’ve pared down the services to deliver only the most important aspects of a facial using cutting edge technology and our very own naturally derived skin care products.”

Bower says that she was inspired to open Oasis Face Bar from her own personal life and lack of time. As the mother of a 2-year-old and the owner of a growing business, she was often finding it difficult to schedule in self care sessions.

“Oasis Face Bar was my answer to that problem – it’s affordable and effective skincare services in a fraction of the time – each service is only 30 minutes,” she says.

The shortened down version of the facials available at Oasis Face Bar mean that you can head out to treat yourself on a lunch break, make it an afternoon with the girls, or take some time for yourself when you have a chance.

“With this concept you can kill two birds with one stone – a day out with your friends while still being able to talk to one another and get a facial at the same time – much like you would if you were getting your nails done,” says Bower.

When asked why she decided to bring Oasis Face Bar to Over-the-Rhine and Cincinnati, Bower said that it was her passion to focus on up-and-coming, urban settings.

“Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati was a no-brainer,” she says. “It is a similar ‘feel’ to our current location in Columbus and seems to cater to a very similar demographic. It was the perfect opportunity to get into a rapidly expanding area and offer a one-of-a-kind skincare experience.”

There will be six “core” facials available at Oasis Face Bar, each priced at just $49. These facials include Sculpt, which includes a facelift massage and electric current known as microcurrent to lift and tone skin. There’s also Smooth, it’s a facial that includes dermaplaning using a surgical blade to remove the dead skin and peach fuzz. Other services include Enlighten for “evening out” skin, Clear for acne-prone skin, Gent for men, and Sooth, which Bower says she’s excited to offer.

At Oasis Face Bar, the facial bar uses Columbus-based Cannuka products, which are derived from Cannabis and Manuka Honey.

“We are one of the first and only skin care spas to use and retail CBD products,” says Bower.

Add-ons can also be thrown in with any service at Oasis Face Bar. “All of our facials can be customized with add-ons, each for only $10,” she says. “Those include dermaplane, chemical peel, the facelift massage, LED Light Therapy, cannabis products, and so on.”

Bonus services available at Oasis Face Bar include brow waxing, lash and brow tinting, and lash lift to curl the lashes for up to 6 weeks.  

Bower says that what makes Oasis Face Bar stand out from other spas in the city is its open concept. “Most spas take you into a small treatment room with sleepy spa music,” she says. “You’ll find Oasis to be a bit more upbeat with more lively music and atmosphere.”

Oasis Face Bar also serves cold pressed juices, wine, and sometimes even a little bourbon.

Oasis Face Bar prides itself on the fact that it offers cutting edge services at a fraction of the cost. “We do this to make healthy skin care habits accessible to everyone,” adds Bower.

With a planned opening for the first or second week of January 2019, Bower says Oasis Face Bar Over-the-Rhine will be located at 1345 Walnut Street, one street east of Vine Street and one street west of Main Street.

Aside from the excitement of an expansion of her business, Bower says that she’s excited to become part of a community of all locally owned businesses. “We love the diver businesses and strong community support and entrepreneurship in Over-the-Rhine,” she says. “We are also excited to be the first to offer the ‘open-concept’ facial bar in Cincinnati!”

Keep your eyes open for the launch of the new location, and when they do open, use code “cincychic” for 50% off your first service at Oasis Face Bar.

Learn more about Oasis Face Bar at www.oasisfacebar.com, and follow along on Facebook and Instagram. Watch below for a peek inside their downtown Columbus location: 

 

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Learn about a local microblading studio that one local lady started because she knows her clients' struggles all too well. Read on for more.

Better Brows is a new Cincinnati microblading studio.

Alexia Triantafilou has always been obsessed with eyebrows. Even as a kid she was always the friend doing others’ eyebrows. But there was one thing she noticed – there were always others struggling with their brows in some way – including herself.

“I would research day and night for a solution and that was when I came across microblading,” says Triantafilou. “Instantly I knew it was something I wanted to pursue and achieve. After I took the course, I continued to pursue my dream of helping others wake up feeling beautiful.”

Today Triantafilou is the owner of Better Brows, a microblading studio that empowers others to be their most confident and elegant selves.

“Our award-winning process guarantees perfect symmetry and focuses on individual hair strokes to achieve a subtle, natural beauty customized to you personally in a fun and engaging environment,” she says.

Better Brows specializes in microblading, a form of semi-permanent makeup that gives the illusion of real hair-like strokes. According to Triantafilou, the procedure is done with a manual hand tool where pigment is inserted into the skin, creating very crisp strokes and giving very natural results.

“On average, it typically lasts about a year depending on your skin type,” she says. “We do use numbing as I know this is a very common question. Most clients describe the feeling as a little scratch.”

An appointment to have microblading done lasts about two hours and includes the consultation, brow design, microblading, and after care. The microblading part itself takes just about 40 minutes.

To make clients feel even more sure of their decision to have their eyebrows microbladed at Better Brows, Triantafilou says that she pays extra attention when it comes to safety.

“Safety is important to us as we use pre-sterilized and disposable tools as well as hospital-grade wipes to wipe down all surfaces and instruments,” she says.

The ultimate goal behind Better Brows is to make clients feel like their best selves and to customize each service to the person.

“We have special tools where we measure your natural facial features, where we can show you what the best look for you is as well as a combination of your desired look,” says Triantafilou. “Microblading requires a lot of persistent practice and patience. For this reason, I’ve taken numerous trainings.”

One of those artists Triantafilou has trained with was featured on Good Morning America and Marie Claire Magazine. Another artist has a  MAster title at the top academy in the world for microblading, Philbrows.

“Phibrow Artists are top in the industry and produce high quality work,” she explains. “I went through rigorous training, mastering 11 levels in 6 months to ensure that my techniques maintain a high standard from top trainers. Attention to detail requires a lot of dedication and talent. I am now a Phibrows Artist in which I received my own logo within the academy as well as an identification number and am placed on their world map to find the best artists in each area of the world!”

Triantafilou says that while she’s currently only offering microblading, eyebrow threading is in the works and will be offered soon as well as additional brow services.

Currently, Better Brows is running a special for the holidays. For $350 you will get you first appointment as well as you 6-week touch up.

Better Brows is located in the Blue Ash area in Salon Sean at 4169 Hunt Road.

To learn more about Better Brows, visit betterbrows.net. You can also follow along on Instagram, send her an email at betterbrows.cincy@gmail.com, or give her a call at 513-702-0818.

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From innovative updos to textured waves and dimensional color work, learn about a West-side salon that's leveraging social media to showcase her work.

Mary Baute of Primp offers hair services at JCPenney in Colerain.

Mary Baute is a Master Stylist at JCPenney Salon Stonecreek Towne Center location in Colerain.

Baute wanted to find a way to connect with clients while showcasing her range of art, so she launched the “Primp Cincinnati” social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

From innovative updos to textured waves and dimensional color work, Primp Cincinnati is a page that’s solely focused on posting photos of Baute work — not selling products or running promotions.

“Primp is my Facebook page and Instagram account to showcase my professional work,” she says. “My inspiration behind these accounts is my passion for this business. I wanted a way to connect with my clients and highlight my work at the same time.”

At her JCPenney-based salon, Baute offers a variety of salon services ranging from haircuts to updos, to balayage and ombre. She also offers waxing and eyebrow shaping services. “And everything in between,” she adds.

With 12 years of salon experience, Baute says that she’s always learning new techniques and trends so that she can provide clients with the latest and greatest hair salon services available.

The salon is located at 3675 Stone Creek Blvd. in Cincinnati. To learn more, follow along on Facebook or Instagram.