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A local all-organic salon and spa recently launched a new service: Reiki. Click to learn how it helps both your physical and mental health.

Reiki sessions are now being offered at Alba Beauty Studio to improve your mental health.

From eco-friendly beauty products, to organic hair treatments, Alba Organic Beauty Studio has kept women, and the environment, looking and feeling good.

And now, Alba Organic Beauty Studio is offering a service – Reiki – that will improve your mental health as well. Reiki is a simple way to relieve stress and stimulate a more positive mental health state, according to Eva Borho, a Licensed Massage Therapist, and Reiki Practitioner, who was recently added to the staff at Alba Organic Beauty Studio.

Borho says this stress relieving service boosts the flow of energy in the body, which in return, allows it to function in a holistic manner. Reiki was originated in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist, Mikao Usui, and has since been making people feel more positive, and has promoted wellness.

Borho says she loves teaching others about Reiki, and how much it can help bring positivity to ones’ life. “It really helps to become the best version of yourself,” she says. “We all have blocks in our life, and we need to work through them and get rid of the negativity that clutters our minds.”

While there are more than 200 ways to perform and learn Reiki, Borho says her style is the most original. “It is very normal during a Reiki session for one to feel different emotions, and see different images,” she explains. “Whether it’s a flash of color, or a vivid picture.”

“Reiki increases energy levels and mental clarity,” Borho says. “It gives off a sense of balance, reduces stress, tension and anxiety.” She adds that many of her clients leave with the feeling of reduced physical tension and a decluttered mind. “Reiki’s main purpose is to make an individual more positive, mindful, and grounded,” says Borho. “And that’s what’s so great and unique about Reiki; it’s tailored to the individual.”

While there are many benefits of Reiki, Borho says the hardest thing about the service is getting the word out about what it is, and how it helps. “It does seem to come off a tad bit eccentric, but yoga and Reiki go hand-in-hand, and if you can do yoga, you can do Reiki.”

Alba offers one hour sessions for $75 with Borho, and for the whole month of February, you can book a Reiki session for $60.

To learn more about Reiki Sessions, or to book and appointment, visit www.albabeautystudio.com.

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Watch our exclusive Storyteller video with the co-owners of Alba Organic Beauty Studio

From parabens to formaldehyde, the beauty industry is full of not-so-beautiful toxins. But one local business has been providing non-toxic beauty services and products since way before it was trendy.

Andrea and Ashley Lauren have been offering all organic, natural and non-toxic services and products at their co-owned businesses Alba Organic Beauty Studio and Cincy Style Bar (CSB) since 2012. Alba is an expansion of the production makeup and hairstyling business that Andrea began in 2003. Alba Organic Beauty Studio was officially opened in October 2012 as Cincinnati’s first non-toxic salon spa offering non-toxic hair, makeup, manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, airbrush tanning and massage.

The sister duo also launched Cincy Style Bar, the Midwest’s first and only blowout and makeup bar. “We are happy that we introduced the region to the concept of a blowout bar long before most people had even heard the term” added Ashley.

(l-r) Ashley and Andrea Lauren
(l-r) Ashley and Andrea Lauren

“We have worked hard to create a non-toxic, relaxed, unpretentious sophisticated atmosphere that allows our team and guests to feel welcome and at home,” says Andrea.

To help get you even more relaxed while you enjoy services from Alba and CSB, the facility has its liquor license, allowing guests to select a cocktail from the specialty menu with happy hour prices ($3 off) during your services. “Whether it’s for a bachelorette party, birthday party or a girls night out, we love having groups get ready with us,” Andrea says.

Aside from making your visit to the salon an enjoyable one, the team is also dedicated to Continuing Education and staying up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques. “Whether it is a full makeover or just a freshen-up of your signature look, all of our talented artists can be counted upon to deliver results customized to your individuality,” says Andrea.

The Alba Production Pros also does makeup and hair for film, television, commercial and print work for Cincinnati and surrounding areas in the Tri-State. “We have had the privilege of working with dozens of top-tier companies such as Food Network, E! Entertainment, MSNBC, Nickelodeon, People Magazine, Disney and even Sir Paul McCartney,” Andrea added.

In addition to Alba Organic Beauty Studio and Cincy Style Bar, the Lauren sisters also own Cincy Bridal Beauty, where they offer Big Day services to brides and their wedding parties.

“Our talented and professional artists have been beautifying brides since 2003,” explains Andrea. “We are unique in that we offer both in-studio and on-location bridal services. Additionally, we have a bridal suite for brides that need a space to gather and hang out in while they’re getting ready.”

Whether it’s everyday salon services, bridal beauty services or creating looks for television and film productions, Alba Beauty Studio has you covered – with organic, non-toxic services and products.

Learn more about Alba Organic Beauty Studio here. You can also like them on Facebook or follow along on Instagram and Twitter. You can also visit www.cincystylebar.com and www.cincybridalbeauty.com to learn about the Lauren sisters’ other booming beautification ventures.

 

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