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Inspired by her daughter’s health struggles, a local lady opened a wellness center focused on bringing you the best possible quality of life. Read on for more.

Chill Zone Cryo aims to improve clients’ quality of life.

After her daughter developed lymphedema at age 16, Lesa Smith decided to take matters into her own hands to help her heal. She did this by opening Chill Zone Cryo, a wellness center aimed at giving clients a customized experience to help improve their quality of life. 

Chill Zone Cryo opened on June 17, 2016 offering cryotherapy services to help and heal your body in a multitude of ways. Cryotherapy is a technique which utilizes extreme cold to heal a variety of medical issues. 

Smith describes some of the medical issues that cryotherapy targets and how Chill Zone Cryo can make a difference: “Our goals are always about finding what works for someone. We can help inflammation based issues and help stimulate repair processes,” she says. “Our new unit called a Cryo T-Shock is great for reducing inches without being invasive and not causing tissue damage.”

Certain products and services offered at Chill Zone Cryo are the Full Body Cryo Sauna, which aims to safely lower skin temperature for about 2-3 minutes to enrich skin and muscles, Spot Cryo, which uses pressurized liquid nitrogen vapors to decrease pore size, make the skin tighter, more even-toned and improve blood circulation. Other services include the ARRC EDGE LED Bed, AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, NORMATEC Compression and more.

Smith states she found these services by searching for a better way to deal with her daughter’s lymphedema and ended up finding more benefits for countless other individuals.

“Our daughter’s lymphedema caused massive swelling in the hand and forearm. She was told she needed massage therapy and compression sleeves,” explains Smith. “The swelling went up into her bicep and I was very concerned where she might continue to swell. My husband was working at Cleveland Clinic when I noticed that her swelling had increased and I called to tell him he had to find something, that there had to be something we could do,” she says. “He watched a news report that night on the Cleveland Cavaliers and how the month before they had installed a cryo sauna for their athletic and lymphatic recovery. He called the company that did the install and a week later we went to Texas for a seminar.”

The research of the Smith family has allowed them to offer certain Cryo services at their facility that are unique from others offering Cryo in the Cincinnati area. These include the LED bed, NanoVi and cold lasers, Cryo T-Shock and Celluma. 

Chill Zone Cryo is located at 7466 Beechmont Ave. To learn more, visit

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A local makeup artist is bringing her services right to your front door so you’ll look fabulous without the fuss.

Adele Durrum offers makeup services for any occasion, including weddings, like the bride and maid-of-honor pictured above.

Adele Durrum wanted to do things in the beauty industry a bit differently. After realizing the retail makeup world was not for her, she jumped on an opportunity to provide makeup services at the location of the client’s choice. 

“I realized that at that time (in 2008), there was a shortage of artists willing to do this, so I decided to start marketing my services while keeping my retail makeup job,” she recalls. “Eventually, I had enough business that I was able to retire from the retail world.”

Durrum provides makeup services for any and all occasions. “I provide makeup for dozens of weddings a year, which is currently my favorite event,” she says. “Theatrical and editorial makeup is a close second.”

Adele Durrum, Founder of Adele Durrum Makeup

Being passionate about art and beauty since she can remember, Durrum aims to help her clients achieve a look that they desire while also enhancing their beauty that lies beneath the products.

“My goal is to create a stress-free collaborative makeup experience. If my client is unsure of the look they want, it is my job to help them figure it out and bring that look to life,” she says.

Durrum uses all professional products including favorites such as RCMA, Cinema Secrets, Makeup Geek and MAC. She has a variety of experience providing both freelance services and professional services.

“I did my first on location wedding in 2008, but worked for MAC several years prior, so I’d say I have been doing makeup professionally for about 13 years,” explains Durrum. “I have been interested in art and makeup since I was a toddler. There are dozens of pictures of me painting and I am pretty sure I did not own a stuffed animal that wasn’t wearing lipstick.”

After turning her lifelong passion into a career, Durrum is thrilled to be able to help fulfill her client’s cosmetic needs. “I love meeting and connecting with people through art. I love that I have a new canvas every time I work. I feel very fortunate that I am doing something I truly love,” she says.

As Durrum’s services are only on-location right now, she is planning to open a home studio based in Dayton within the next year, as well as offering services in Columbus.

To learn more about Adele Durrum Makeup, check them out on Facebook.

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Read on to learn about a new business that permanently recreates makeup for cosmetic purposes while also fulfilling medical needs.

After having a positive micro-blading experience of her own, Genevieve Rosales wanted to give clients that same satisfaction. She decided to launch Rose’s Permanent Makeup, a business which specializes in producing the permanent enhancement of re-created makeup.

Offering services such as permanent eyeliner, eyebrows, lip liner, full lip color, micro-blading, freckles and beauty marks, Rosales hopes to help clients feel safe and comfortable in their own skin, no matter what they have endured. “My main goal is to safely and artistically re-create the look of makeup, hide or camouflage imperfections and restore lives affected by a variety of traumas, medical conditions and illnesses,” she explains.

Rose’s Permanent Makeup had its grand opening on May 18, but Rosales discovered her passion for the beauty industry long before that. “I have been doing freelance makeup on the side for about 8-9 years so I have always had a passion for beauty,” she says. “I was trained and certified in permanent makeup as well as micro-blading. I hold the CPCS (Certified Permanent Cosmetic Specialist) credentials.”

Rosales strives to not just re-create makeup looks, but also re-create the feeling of inner beauty she obtained through her personal experience with these services. 

“Since I had such a positive micro-blading experience, I discovered that making others look and feel more beautiful is such a rewarding experience and I wanted to contribute more of that to society,” she explains. “I also previously worked in cosmetic surgery and wanted to help others more not only cosmetically but in a medical sense as well.”

Genevieve Rosales, Owner of Rose’s Permanent Makeup.

Rose’s Permanent Makeup services are customized to each client’s personal needs and overall benefit, according to Rosales. “Each session will be specially designed for your needs and expectations. We will carefully discuss, design and plan your beauty goals. Safety and comfort are what I aim for, for every client,” she discusses. “I enjoy the freedom of catering to my clients’ busy schedules to implement a memorable experience during their session. I love making others feel beautiful and happy about themselves.”


Rosales hopes that Rose’s Permanent Makeup encourages clients to feel confident in their own skin. She aims to become a successful business owner providing beautiful work to others by using her own creativity and desired skills.

Rose’s Permanent Makeup is located at 830 Monmouth Street Ste. 108 in Newport. You can like them on Facebook. 

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Read on as we chat with the local lady who created a product line featuring vegan, organically sourced ingredients to make your daily beauty routine feel like a high-end spa treatment.


The Black Label Spa Products offers a natural and organic skincare line.

Inspired by her own sensitivities to beauty products, Adrienne Z. Windham is putting her background in chemistry to work to perfect a natural and organic skincare line. 

In November 2014, she launched The Black Label Spa Products, and has just relocated from Dallas to Cincinnati to look for a retail space. The business is also launching a retail website on May 30. 

According to Windham, all of The Black Label’s spa products are vegan and organically sourced. These products include whipped body butters, emulsified sugar scrubs, spa bath salts, cuticle oils and clay masks that come in three signature scents: lavender, mango and Moroccan lux.

Windham aims to make every day feel like a spa day for her customers. She explains the nature of her products and the importance of organically sourced ingredients: “All of our products are plant-derived with no chemical synthetics,” she says. “Every company that we purchase our raw materials from are certified organic and certified vegan. We wanted to make sure we had vegan raw ingredients because some animal based ingredients in products cause people with eczema or psoriasis to have allergic reactions. We also do not use water in our products which helps them act as a sealant for the moisture in our skin.”

The Lemongrass Sugar Scrub is good for softening legs and arms.

Windham is passionate about all natural beauty products and utilizes that aspect to differentiate her business in the industry. “I saw a need for all natural/vegan products for people with chemical sensitivity and allergies. I myself am allergic to a lot of products. So, one afternoon God gave me the idea to put my skills to good use and start this company,” she explains. “We want our customers from every walk of life to feel like every day is a luxurious spa day in the shower, and that their skin is healthier and in better shape overall from using The Black Label products.”

Windham hopes to eventually open a boutique spa and retail store to build a larger customer base. She is currently working to become a licensed esthetician at Define Institute of Beauty to be able to physically give spa, facial and body treatments with The Black Label Spa Products.

“I love that I can assist people in having healthier, smoother skin whether they are a customer who has a skin condition to someone who has just finished chemotherapy treatments to the everyday person,” Windham says. “It allows me to put my God given skills and expertise to good use helping people.”

To follow the countdown for the website launch, click here. You can also like them on Facebook.

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A camper re-modeled from the inside out is now a mobile beauty salon that brings beautification and convenience to your doorstep.


Glam on Wheels is a mobile nail salon that offers makeup and nail services in Cincinnati.

Deborah Burchett has been a licensed Nail Tech and Esthetician for 17 years. She always knew she wanted to have her own salon, but wanted to stand out in the industry. After two years and a remodeled 1976 motorhome, her salon was born.

Glam on Wheels is a mobile salon that offers makeup and nail services as well as packages for a girl’s night, birthday girl and bridal party. Burchett says she travels around Cincinnati parking in front of businesses, weddings and other events. 

She licensed with the state of Ohio last May and was officially open for business in July. “I put it in storage for the winter and used that time to do marketing and get events lined up,” explained Burchett. Now she is preparing for her first full season with events on Mother’s Day, a pop-up event at a brewery and even more weddings. 

Burchett also explains that she loves teaming up with her girlfriends to do these events. She and local hair stylist Jessica Kong have worked together to do various weddings.

“When I do weddings I never double book. In this business, you have to prepare for the unexpected and give the bride your undivided attention. It’s almost like I am on call,” says Burchett.

According to Burchett, her business is one of a kind, especially here in Cincinnati. “I know there is one person doing something similar in Toledo and one person in Cincinnati doing this but with hair services. I am the only mobile licensed nail salon,” she says. It is such a new concept and I am trying to open some closed doors.”

While starting a business that is a new concept has perks, Burchett says it does not come without challenges. “It is definitely a learning process. It has taken time and a big challenge is figuring out where you can and cannot park it.” 

Glam on Wheels aims to be as convenient as possible while giving customers the pampering they deserve. “Everybody is always so busy and no one really has time to go sit in a salon and get their nails done anymore,” she explains. “This is especially true for moms who have a hard time getting a babysitter. Also for brides trying to get their whole bridal party into a salon and the salon not being able to accommodate them. I want to give them a stress free experience while making them feel great about themselves.

As for the future, Burchett hopes to make Glam on Wheels a full time business and eventually be able to franchise it. 

I really love the interaction I get to have with my customers. I like making it a personal experience that sometimes cannot be achieved in a regular salon. The artistic side of it and being able to use creativity in my work is something I value.

To learn more, visit or like them on Facebook.

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A local skincare expert, hair stylist and fitness trainer are teaming up to pamper you in a unique atmosphere while supporting a worthy cause.


Sweaty Ready is an event being held May 7 to benefit No Child Wet Behind.

Leslie Young, Tara Wood and Josh Garrett have very different careers and knowledge in various industries. They have one thing in common, however, they are all teaming up to host Sweaty to Ready, an event aimed at giving tips and tricks on how to get post-gym ready, while supporting a cause that helps children in need.

Sweaty to Ready is taking place at Cincy 360 Fitness, where Garrett utilizes his knowledge about health and wellness to help people feel confident in themselves. Attendees will complete a 45-minute workout circuit led by Garrett. 

Young, an Executive Specialist at beauty line EVER Skin, will then be giving makeup tips while educating people about the products they put on their skin. “So many people are going to the gym and don’t know how to go back to normal life after,”she says. “We want to show them how easy it really is to achieve a great look in a short amount of time. This is a great way to jump start people as we are going into summer and getting them looking and feeling great.”


According to Young, EVER is a mission-driven beauty line that gives clinical grade results and uses natural ingredients“Everyone wants transparent ingredients in the products they are using. The products we use on our face go into our bloodstream, so it is important for people to be educated on the ingredients in those products. EVER is a forward thinking and transparent company that gives results.” Young will be educating people on this topic and sharing more about EVER products at Sweaty to Ready. 

Wood, a hair stylist at CoCo Creative Wellness, will be giving tips on post-workout hair styling. Free samples will be given out as attendees are being pampered after their workout.

No Child Wet Behind provides diapers to needy families.

This event goes beyond getting post-gym ready. All who attend are asked to bring a package of diapers to benefit the non-profit organization No Child Wet Behind. This organization provides diapers for children in need. “Diapers are a huge need and Cincinnati has a big challenge with this,” says Young. “This is a risk to the well-being of these kids. Our goal is to get as many diapers as possible.”

The only entry fee to the event is a package of diapers. Even if you are unable to attend the eventyou can still donate at

Cincy 360 Fitness is located at 3833 Eastern Avenue. To learn more about EVER Skin Care, visit RSVP for the event, click here.

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A national organization with a focus on entrepreneurial moms is launching a Cincinnati chapter this week. Read on for all the details.


The Cincinnati Business Among Moms chapter is officially launching on May 2.

Business Among Moms is an organization with 30 other chapters around the country. Its focus is female entrepreneurs who are also balancing motherhood and need some peer support. A Cincinnati chapter is launching this week thanks to Rachel Murphy, owner of Rachel Lynn Studio, a Cincinnati-based wedding and event design firm.

Hosting monthly meetings and events, Business Among Moms aims to build a community of moms who are also business owners. Murphy and her partner both own personal businesses, and realized how necessary it is to have a network of women to share experiences and stories with.

“A lot of the time, if women are in a business setting, they are usually timid to talk about mom-related things because they don’t want to seem like they are not professionally minded,” she explained. “It’s all about balancing motherhood with entrepreneurship and that is what we are trying to help moms do. We want to build a community where different moms with different experiences can network with each other and support each other.”

The monthly meetings are centered around business topics. Attendees can bounce ideas off of one another, discuss their businesses and families all while learning how to build a team, grow and market with other women who can relate to them.

The Cincinnati Business Among Moms chapter is officially launching with an event to celebrate on May 2, alongside the chapter’s first meeting. The launch party is free to attend and those interested can come out, network and learn about Business Among Moms. They will discuss membership opportunities, monthly meetings and there will be a Q&A session.

The launch event will take place at The Space Community Workplace at 9405 Montgomery Road from 5:30-7:30pm. You can get tickets here.

Murphy is focused on building a community of these women in Cincinnati. “We want to connect women who are professionally minded and want to talk about business just as much as motherhood,” she said. “These kind of women often feel like they are the only one balancing business and family, and we want to show them that they are not alone. Some women are a part of different mom groups or different business groups, and it is rare that the two ever combine. Business Among Moms aims to connect these two important aspects.”

The organization connects these women to help offer a wide array of support, ideas and businesses. According to Murphy, they want moms with different experiences. Whether their kids are young or old, or they are just thinking about entrepreneurship, all women are welcome and encouraged to come out and support each other.

To learn more about Business Among Moms, visit

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There’s a new permanent makeup and esthetics studio set to open in May. Read on for all the details.


Beaute Blvd is a new permanent makeup studio that will soon open in Norwood.

Breyanna Matthews has loved beauty and fashion ever since she was a child. However, it wasn’t until she became a makeup artist at a luxury cosmetics store that she realized her passion for eyebrow design. She turned this passion into an entrepreneurship opportunity with her new permanent makeup and esthetics studio, Beaute Blvd.

Beaute Blvd will open in May and offer microblading, brow waxing and design, facials and makeup application. Matthews specializes in microblading and leverages this knowledge to differentiate her business from the others in the industry.

“At Beaute Blvd, micro-blading services are uniquely designed for each individual. There aren’t any ‘standard’ eyebrow designs that I use with each client,” she says. “I take my time with my clients to ensure that they are comfortable with their brow design before I start the service. Also, I like to offer my client’s eye and lip masks while I am microblading their brows. I like to pamper my clients even if they do come in just for one service.”

Matthews hopes to help women enhance their natural beauty in order to feel their best from the inside out. 

I never want my clients to feel that my services change their entire look,” she says. “This is why I spend a lot of time during the consultation. I like to get to know my client, their lifestyle, their beauty goals and inspiration. There is no “one size fits all” brow design at Beaute Blvd. I strongly believe that when women look their best, they feel their best.”

As microblading is the primary service Beaute Blvd plans to provide, Matthews will be learning more techniques later this year. She hopes to expand to offer skincare treatments such as micro-needling and eventually Botox services. Also, she would like to open a Beaute Blvd cosmetic store where she could sell luxury makeup and skincare.

“My goal is to ensure that every client receives impeccable service and a desirable experience. I want to connect with women and help them feel their best,” she explains. “When my clients leave Beaute Blvd, I want them to leave feeling empowered and feeling like they can take over the world.”

With the opening of Beaute Blvd quickly approaching, Matthews prepares by reflecting on why she chose to open her own business. 

I love that I am helping others and that I get to interact and connect with different women through beauty. It is so gratifying,” she says. “I love microblading! Brows are a very important part of your face. I love the transformation of your brows after micro-blading, and the fact that you are able to save time during your daily beauty routine is a huge plus.”

Beaute Blvd will be having a grand opening special for $100 off of microblading services until the end of July, according to Matthews. To book an appointment or set up a consultation, you can email You can also like them on Instagram and Facebook. The studio will be located at 2260 Park Avenue.

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Learn about a local stylist who’s going from hair and makeup for Good Morning America and the Rio Olympics to behind your chair at her new salon. 


Jessica Kong offers hair and makeup services at Salon Lofts in Anderson.

Jessica Kong has considered herself an artist ever since she began studying art education at the University of Cincinnati. She practices a different kind of art today, though. Kong uses her creativity and artistic ability to make her customers feel beautiful when they sit in front of her in a salon chair. 

Having been a stylist since 2003, earning her certification from Aveda Frederic’s Institute, Kong specializes in hair and makeup and has various unique experiences in the industry. “My former boss and I began doing contract work with P&G. We styled people for Good Morning America appearances and started doing VIP makeup for Pantene,” says Kong. “We then heard about an opportunity to do makeup for the Rio 2016 Olympics and applied for that. We ran family home salons, styled for photoshoots and gave haircuts to athletes from everywhere.”

Today, Kong runs a Salon Loft-based salon, which she opened three years ago. There, she says, she leverages her vast knowledge and one-of-a-kind experiences to give each of her personal clients a customized beauty experience.

“Ninety percent of my customers have been with me for 11 plus years,” she explains, adding that she strives to differentiate herself in the industry by building relationships with those clients. “The looks I do depend on the specific client. Everything is customized to their wants and needs. Whatever they want, I listen and try to give them a creative look based on that. I want to give them an achievable look they can try on their own if they are not necessarily good at doing hair or makeup. My goal is to go farther than today’s trends and take my own artistic approach.”

Kong does hair and makeup for specific events as well as regular colors, cuts and waxing. Customers can also purchase some of the products used in styling. 

In her spare time, Kong considers herself an outdoor enthusiast. She hopes that in the future she can do hair and makeup for various outdoor brands. Kong also wants to focus on building her own brand, she adds, “I hope to continue to expand and use my creativity in new ways.”

Find Jessica Kong at Salon Lofts in Anderson Towne Center at 7454 Beechmont AveTo learn more about her and her services, visit

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A local entrepreneur, with years of experience in both the medical field and the beauty industry, opened a new business that offers eyelash extensions, eyebrow fills, microblading and more.


 La Face Beauty Lounge offers a variety of beauty services including fills, microblading, and more.

From being a nurse to working in multiple salons to owning a boutique in Clifton, Stephanie Powell has years of experience in the medical, retail and beauty fields. Today, she’s leveraging that unique combination of skills at her new studio, La Face Beauty Lounge, where she offers eyelash extensions, eyebrow fills, microblading services and more.

Powell’s Clifton boutique focused on selling select clothing pieces and makeup. However, she also offered 15 minute lashes and brows beyond the storefront. Powell realized her passion for these services and wanted to expand them.

After teaching her cousin the art of eyelash extensions, they teamed up to open La Face Beauty Lounge in Feb. 2018. Their customers are also able to take part in this learning experience. “We do offer lash extension training. No one seems to be really educated on lash growth and damage caused by some lash extensions,” says Powell. “We wanted to create a place where people can get natural enhancements that look great.”

Powell says she and co-owner Takara Clark pride themselves on offering a unique experience that is personalized to every customer. “We are very focused on quality over quantity,” explains Powell. “It’s important to apply natural and quality lashes over a million lashes that look fake and end up hurting your eyelashes.”

Also, it’s important to know your options when it comes to the look of your lashes, and which ones will best complement your features, Powell explains. “No two sets of lashes are alike. Every set is customized to the client,” she adds. “We actually take the time to study your face and eye shape and give you the best option. It’s so much more than just applying lashes, it is a process that takes time and care.”

Powell and Clark are both in the process of receiving certification for lash lifts as well. “Lash lifts are a natural way to enhance your eyelashes. They are done to your actual lashes so nothing is fake,” explains Powell. 

The atmosphere at the studio is unique as well, according to Powell. “We encourage self-care through a relaxing environment,” she adds. “It’s a relaxing breakaway as customer can lay under a warm blanket with dim lights as soft music is playing.”

As for the future, Powell and Clark are already planning even more. “We plan to add the lash lifts and more services, as well as utilize makeup a bit more,” Powell says. We are already seeing we need a bigger location. Further down the road, we also may open a Columbus location,” she says.

“We do this for the people and we really love what we do. Customer service is always our number one priority.”

La Face Beauty Lounge is located at 592 Clock Tower Way, Suite 12 in Crescent Springs, KentuckyTo learn more about their services or to book an appointment, visit