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Staff Pamper Night at Alba Organic Beauty Studios!

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Cincy Chic staff pamper night in our PJs!

 

It’s been a crazy year here at Cincy Chic! In January we celebrated eight years since launching (yes, EIGHT!!!), but since Lola was so little, and my right-hand-woman Stephanie also just had a baby, we delayed our annual staff outing.

In the past, we’ve done limo rides, shopping sprees, and fancy dinners. But I think after introducing two humans into the world, and the staff absorbing our responsibilities while we recovered, all anyone really wanted to do was spend a day at the spa.

Drew's new 'do! (by Lisa Walker at Alba Beauty Studios)
Drew’s new ‘do! (by Lisa Walker at Alba Beauty Studios)

During my pregnancy, I tried to go organic with everything from the foods I ate to the beauty products I used. I started spending a lot of time at Alba Organic Beauty Studios in Hyde Park and LOVED it. So, naturally that was the first place I wanted to go for the staff night.

When I called, they were amazing with all the planning of services and working around our schedules. They even did our nail services in the private studio space next door so we could all be in the same room getting our manis and pedis done! This would be a great place to take a bridal party to get primped before the big day! They also just got a liquor license, so you don’t have to worry about bringing anything — you can just order it there! (I suggest the Moscow Mule! Delish!)

We all got facials, massages, manis and pedis (and our dapper dude Drew got a new ‘do we’re DYING over!). Everyone love love loved it, so I wanted to do a post to give props and recommend them if you have a group you want to take to a spa/salon. Alba is the place to go! Oh, and they also share good deals if you “like” them on Facebook!

Meet the Expert: Mi Salon Spa’s Samantha

Every day for the next couple of weeks, I’m going to introduce you to a new team member at Mi Salon Spa in Florence Kentucky! Why? Well, a few months ago, we held our “School’s Back, Mom Relax” event there and I learned so many fun tips and tricks from  the experts I met that night that I decided to go back and interview them, see what inspires them, what they specialize in, and learn some helpful tips along the way! You can click here to follow along with all the posts in this series, and check back often for these daily posts so you can meet the whole team!!

Today’s interview is with hair stylist Samantha. She’s so stinkin’ cute and I just LOVED her hair (that’s always the first sign for a good stylist-client match up!). 🙂 She specializes in cuts and colors, and especially loves when clients want to try something new. She’s always reading magazines and watching TV to see the celebs latest looks and going to continuing education courses to learn the latest and greatest looks. So, if you need someone who can help you find the new look that’s perfect for you, Samantha is your gal!  To learn more about Samantha and/or Mi Salon Spa, or book an appointment, check out www.misalonspa.com or call 859.647.2566. Check out my interview with Samantha below!

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Meet the Expert: Mi Salon Spa’s Tammi

Every day for the next couple of weeks, I’m going to introduce you to a new team member at Mi Salon Spa in Florence Kentucky! Why? Well, a few months ago, we held our “School’s Back, Mom Relax” event there and I learned so many fun tips and tricks from  the experts I met that night that I decided to go back and interview them, see what inspires them, what they specialize in, and learn some helpful tips along the way! You can click here to follow along with all the posts in this series, and check back often for these daily posts so you can meet the whole team!!

Today’s interview is with hair stylist Tammi. She’s been at Mi Salon Spa more than 21 years! Impressive!!! This time of year is her favorite with the change of seasons… she says the leaves shouldn’t be the only ones that get to change to change color, you should too! haha! So, if you want to give yourself a new look for the new season, Tammi is your gal as she specializes in cuts and especially color! To learn more about Tammi and/or Mi Salon Spa, or book an appointment, check out www.misalonspa.com or call 859.647.2566. Check out my interview with Tammi below!

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Meet the Expert: Mi Salon Spa’s Deanna

Every day for the next couple of weeks, I’m going to introduce you to a new team member at Mi Salon Spa in Florence Kentucky! Why? Well, a few months ago, we held our “School’s Back, Mom Relax” event there and I learned so many fun tips and tricks from  the experts I met that night that I decided to go back and interview them, see what inspires them, what they specialize in, and learn some helpful tips along the way! You can click here to follow along with all the posts in this series, and check back often for these daily posts so you can meet the whole team!!

Today’s interview is with hair stylist Deanna. She’s worked at Mi Salon Spa now for about 11 years, and her specialty as a hair stylist is providing Keratin Treatments. Deanna says Keratin is a hair-straightening product that’s applied to your hair and she uses the heat of a flat iron to seal it in. If you usually style your hair straight, a Keratin hair-straightening treatment could shorten your blow-dry time by 40% to 60%.

Deanna has a few tips for making your Keratin Treatment last longer: Don’t wash your hair for three or four days after getting the treatment, because the solution takes time to work. After you get a Keratin Treatment, and after the don’t-wash waiting period, you should use sodium-sulfate-free shampoo to help maintain the results! They have two types of Keratin Treatments, one that will last up to six months, and an express treatment that will last about two months if you’d just like to dip your toe in the water!

To learn more about Deanna and/or Mi Salon Spa, book an appointment, just check out www.misalonspa.com or call 859.647.2566. Check out my interview with Deanna below!

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Meet the Expert: Mi Salon Spa’s Kimberly

Every day for the next couple of weeks, I’m going to introduce you to a new team member at Mi Salon Spa in Florence Kentucky! Why? Well, a few months ago, we held our “School’s Back, Mom Relax” event there and I learned so many fun tips and tricks from  the experts I met that night that I decided to go back and interview them, see what inspires them, what they specialize in, and learn some helpful tips along the way! You can click here to follow along with all the posts in this series, and check back often for these daily posts so you can meet the whole team!!

Today’s interview is with hair stylist Kimberly. She’s been doing hair at Mi Salon Spa for more than 12 years! She loves working with all different types of hair, and what she enjoys most about her job is helping clients try something new. So, if you want to get a new look a try, and feel confident you’re in good hands, Kimberly is your gal! To learn more about Kimberly and/or Mi Salon Spa, book an appointment, just check out www.misalonspa.com or call 859.647.2566. Check out my interview with Kimberly below!

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Meet the Expert: Mi Salon Spa’s Josh Wagner

Every day for the next couple of weeks, I’m going to introduce you to a new team member at Mi Salon Spa in Florence Kentucky! Why? Well, a few months ago, we held our “School’s Back, Mom Relax” event there and I learned so many fun tips and tricks from  the experts I met that night that I decided to go back and interview them, see what inspires them, what they specialize in, and learn some helpful tips along the way! You can click here to follow along with all the posts in this series, and check back often for these daily posts so you can meet the whole team!!

Today’s interview is with hair stylist Josh Wagner. He’s unique because he’s a National Artist for Sebastian Professional, so he gets to travel and train all over to learn the latest and greatest techniques. His favorite thing to do as a stylist is to cut hair… long or short… playing with the shape, texture and customizing the cut for each individual client’s style. He says he stays inspired by meeting new people, from the job to his travels, he just loves meeting and learning from new people. So, if you’d like to be one of those new people, you can! To learn more about Josh and/or Mi Salon Spa, book an appointment, just check out www.misalonspa.com or call 859.647.2566. Check out my interview with Josh below!

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Meet the Expert: Mi Salon Spa’s Sherry

Every day for the next couple of weeks, I’m going to introduce you to a new team member at Mi Salon Spa in Florence Kentucky! Why? Well, a few months ago, we held our “School’s Back, Mom Relax” event there and I learned so many fun tips and tricks from  the experts I met that night that I decided to go back and interview them, see what inspires them, what they specialize in, and learn some helpful tips along the way! You can click here to follow along with all the posts in this series, and check back often for these daily posts so you can meet the whole team!!

Today’s interview is with esthetician Sherry. She’s been at Mi Salon Spa for 10 years now, and specializes in chemical exfoliations and enzyme facials. According to Sherry, enzyme facials are the perfect day time treatments because they take  about 40 minutes to do, and have no downtime. This fab treatment targets many skin conditions including acne, irritating spots, dull and tired skin, greasy areas, blackheads and irritable or dry skin!

Sherry also does eyelash extensions! She says these eyelash extensions are lashes applied with a stronger adhesive than temporary lashes. Generally, a single lash is applied to each natural lash. The bond is designed to last until the lashes naturally fall out. Sherry said a tip to make the extensions last longer is to not used oil-based eye makeup remover and to let your face air dry after washing it or taking a shower because oil and touching the lashes will weaken the bond between the lash and the adhesive! What a great tip!

To learn more about Sherry and/or Mi Salon Spa, or to book an appointment, check out www.misalonspa.com or call 859.647.2566. Check out my interview with Sherry below!

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Meet the Expert: Mi Salon Spa’s Brooklyn

Every day for the next couple of weeks, I’m going to introduce you to a new team member at Mi Salon Spa in Florence Kentucky! Why? Well, a few months ago, we held our “School’s Back, Mom Relax” event there and I learned so many fun tips and tricks from  the experts I met that night that I decided to go back and interview them, see what inspires them, what they specialize in, and learn some helpful tips along the way! You can click here to follow along with all the posts in this series, and check back often for these daily posts so you can meet the whole team!!

Today’s interview is with hair stylist Brooklyn. She’s been doing hair at Mi Salon Spa for 10 years now, and she just has the best funky personal style… she looks like an absolute BOMBSHELL rockin’ her purple hair! I love it! She said she loves to have fun with her clients and help them try new things! She also specializes in working with clients to make sure they can recreate the styles and looks she creates for them in the salon at home! That’s so important because how many times have you loved your look when you left the salon but have it never turn out the same when you try to do it at home? Not with Brooklyn!  So, to learn more about her and/or Mi Salon Spa, or to book an appointment, check out www.misalonspa.com or call 859.647.2566. Check out my interview with Brooklyn below!

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Meet the Expert: Mi Salon Spa’s Karena

Every day for the next couple of weeks, I’m going to introduce you to a new team member at Mi Salon Spa in Florence Kentucky! Why? Well, a few months ago, we held our “School’s Back, Mom Relax” event there and I learned so many fun tips and tricks from  the experts I met that night that I decided to go back and interview them, see what inspires them, what they specialize in, and learn some helpful tips along the way! You can click here to follow along with all the posts in this series, and check back often for these daily posts so you can meet the whole team!!

Today’s interview is with nail technician Karena. She’s been doing nails at Mi Salon Spa for almost eight years. Her favorite by far is doing gel manicures, she says, because you can combine the colors together to create new colors. A gel manicure is a type of nail treatment in which a nail technician uses gel to bind synthetic fingernails to natural ones and color them. The gel can also be applied over natural nails like regular polish. Karena says the gel nails are generally long-lasting, don’t chip, and wear very well. To learn more about Karena and/or Mi Salon Spa, or to book an appointment, check out www.misalonspa.com or call 859.647.2566. Check out my interview with Karena below!

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Meet the Expert: Mi Salon Spa’s Lonnie

Every day for the next couple of weeks, I’m going to introduce you to a new team member at Mi Salon Spa in Florence Kentucky! Why? Well, a few months ago, we held our “School’s Back, Mom Relax” event there and I learned so many fun tips and tricks from  the experts I met that night that I decided to go back and interview them, see what inspires them, what they specialize in, and learn some helpful tips along the way! You can click here to follow along with all the posts in this series, and check back often for these daily posts so you can meet the whole team!!

Today’s interview is with hair stylist Lonnie. He’s been with Mi Salon Spa for more than 24 years, and is now a Manager as well as the Salon Educator. What’s also unique about Lonnie is that he travels to be trained all over the world and brings back that knowledge to all the other stylists at Mi Salon Spa! He specifically teaches cut and color, so those are his specialties. How cool that he brings the best techniques from around the world right to Florence Kentucky!?! To learn more about Lonnie and/or Mi Salon Spa, or to book an appointment, check out www.misalonspa.com or call 859.647.2566. Check out my interview with Lonnie below!

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