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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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Learn more about Cincy Bridal Beauty and the sister duo behind it to see how they make brides wow on their wedding day with toxin-free, eco-friendly beauty products.

Andrea and Ashley Lauren of Cincy Bridal Beauty.
(l-r) Andrea and Ashley Lauren of Cincy Bridal Beauty

Andrea and Ashley Lauren love brides. That’s why they want to make them look beautiful while also keeping the products they use free of toxins and dangerous chemicals.

The dynamic duo behind Cincy Bridal Beauty are long-time professional makeup artists, and also own Cincy Style Bar and Alba Organic Beauty Studio in Hyde Park — all of which use toxin-free, eco-friendly products. That’s what set them up for success when they launched Cincy Bridal Beauty, a team of professional makeup and hair artists that provide both in-studio and on-location wedding day preparations for brides.

When asked what inspired them to launch this business, they said it was a love of brides and a vision of being able to offer them “stress-free, affordable wedding day preparation.”

Cincy Bridal Beauty provides full-service, on-location and in-studio wedding makeup and hairstyling services. “We also offer a full range of pre-wedding bridal beauty preparation services from haircuts, color, facials, nails, airbrush tanning, waxing and massages,” says Andrea.

Yes, that means even in the months leading up to a bride’s big day, Cincy Bridal Beauty can help. They even offer makeup classes for those who want to change up their makeup techniques, or have a fun activity for a bachelorette party, Andrea says.

Something else that makes Cincy Bridal Beauty unique is that it they offer brides a full countdown to the wedding day beauty preparation experience. “We take brides from a consultation through a 6-month timeline of head-to-toe gorgeous,” Andrea explains. “Through this process, brides become ‘part of the family,’ which makes us all super invested in their wedding day happiness.”

Cincy Bridal Beauty also offers a private Bridal Suite for in-studio brides. They’re located on the line of Oakley and Hyde Park at 2882 Wasson Road in Cincinnati.

To learn more about Cincy Bridal Beauty, visit www.cincybridalbeauty.com.

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Learn about the new rewards and referral program at Alba Organic Beauty Studio and how it can earn you $1,000 toward services!

Alba Organic Beauty Studio’s New Rewards Program
Learn about the new rewards and referral program at Alba Organic Beauty Studio and how it can earn you $1,000 toward services!

Sisters Andrea Lauren (right) and Ashley Lauren (left) co-own Alba Organic Beauty Studio and Cincy Organic Stylebar (CSB) who started the business
Sisters Andrea Lauren (right) and Ashley Lauren (left) co-own Alba Organic Beauty Studio and Cincy Organic Stylebar in Hyde Park

From the eco-friendly products to the smiling staff, visiting Alba Organic Beauty Studio is always a rewarding experience. Now, thanks to their recently-launched referral program, it’s rewarding in a whole new way.

Now through March, recommending customers will get you a chance to win $1,000 in Alba Bucks to use on any of the full-service salon and spa’s services, according to Andrea Lauren, co-owner of Alba Organic Beauty Studio and Cincy Organic Stylebar (CSB) who started the business with her sister Ashley.

Basically, clients earn 500 loyalty points every time they refer someone to the salon and spa. “This equals $5 and can be used like cash towards services,” says Andrea. “Also, whoever refers the most customers will be the winner of the $1,000 Alba Bucks to our studio, which is redeemable in services and must be used in 2015”

Alba offers a number of services including organic color, cuts, facials, body waxing and massage. There’s also Cincy Organic Stylebar, a blowout and makeup bar. “CSB also offers nails and organic airbursh tanning,” says Andrea. “Everything in our studio is natural, organic or non-toxic. We also offer in-studio and on-location bridal services. Our in-studio brides can enjoy a beautifully decorated bridal suite to get ready in on their big day.”

Both Andrea and her sister Ashely are celebrity makeup artists and have worked in the film, print and television industry for 13 years. They decided in 2012 that they wanted to expand their services with a brick-and-mortar location while offering a safer, healthier salon option in the Queen City.

Andrea says that organic coloring services start at $45 while cuts are between $35 and $40. Blowouts are $35, manicures are $25-$40, pedicures are $40 – $60, facials are $60 – $80, a massage is between $70 and $90 and makeup applications are $35 to $55.

The salon and spa recently obtained a liquor license, so they will soon offer specialty cocktails as well as traditional favorites in the newly renovated spacious lounge. “Now you can come in to get any service that you would like and be able to order drinks as well. This is perfect for bachelorette parties or a girl’s night out,” she adds. “A soft opening will be held on February 5 and our Grand Opening is to be announced – so stay tuned.”

All guests who receive services at Alba can enjoy Happy Hour prices all day. “So, if a traditional bar doesn’t sound too appealing and a more relaxed and chilled environment is what you’re looking for, we welcome you to stop by and check us out,” says Andrea.

To learn more, visit www.albabeautystudio.com or www.cincystylebar.com.

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