This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to visit one of my favorite places- Alba Beauty Studio. Located in Oakley, it is my own little haven. If you have been with us since the beginning, you might remember that we featured them in our very first blog post! I personally frequent the studio for any and all hair care services. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to try the Ultimate Facial and Massage service at Alba Beauty Studio. I almost felt guilty leaving my three kids at home to go experience such relaxation.
More About Alba Beauty Studio
Alba is owned by two local sisters (Andrea Lauren Beauty Associates)- both of whom are Celebrity Artists. What makes Alba so special is their commitment to using organic products. They have been offering non-toxic services at their Oakley studio since 2012 and to the Cincinnati area wedding and production industry since 2003. They work tremendously hard to ensure that Alba offers an inviting and loving vibe, all while providing the epitome of professional services. From makeup sessions, to blow outs, to hair color services, manicures and more, they offer top tier stylists and estheticians. The moment you walk in, you feel like you belong. Once you’re offered one of their signature cocktails or coffee drinks, it is like you’ve been a friend of theirs forever.
Ultimate Facial and Massage Service
Admittedly, it had been way too long since I had the full facial experience. Why I put it off for so long, I will never know, but I am so glad that my reintroduction occurred here. From the moment I walked into the room, I was greeted by the nicest, most down to earth esthetician. (They have the absolute sweetest staff.) She assured me that at the core of everything I experienced would be my skin concerns and my overall comfort. From the temperature of the heated table (that’s right- heated table), the level of lighting, and finally the amount of pressure, I was truly in charge of my own relaxation.
A Custom Facial Experience
Since not all skin is the same, I was of course asked about my skin concerns. Mine mainly revolve around overall dryness, anti-aging, and pore refining. Not only was she able to choose products to use in my facial, she was also able to suggest how to address these concerns post facial. It was nice to be able to just get real with someone about my skin. She was able to then tailor my experience to help me get the results I wanted. She cleansed, exfoliated, massaged, and applied a mask (a blueberry mask to help address my dryness!)
Massage Included with Ultimate Facial
Part of my package included a 30 minute body massage. She focused on my feet, shoulders, arms, and neck. I had no idea that this was part of my experience. I was almost giddy about how relaxing it was. Again, my comfort was at the heart of the experience. It was so nice being able was to adjust anything as I felt necessary. From the essential oils to the hot stones, I knew I was hooked.
All Good Things Come to an End
Sadly, my 75 minutes of relaxation had to come to an end. I have to say that it is amazing to me how my cleansing and exfoliating process at home is so mundane, but when my esthetician did it, it was an experience. I asked her how often she recommends getting a facial. She suggested every 4-6 weeks in skin to be its best. To address my skin concerns, she suggested a microdermabrasion facial for my next appointment (so ya know your girl made one). I purchased some of my favorite Kevin Murphy hair care products, and was on my merry and relaxed way.
We have teamed up with Alba Beauty Studio to give one lucky follower a FREE facial experience! Hop on over to our Instagram to enter!
Opinions expressed in this post were my own.