Morgan Angelique Owens,
Chief Creative Beauty Consultant
I had the amazing opportunity to check out Opulent Skin owned by Kiyana McClellan. It’s located in downtown Cincinnati on Sycamore Street and it was beautiful. Kiyana performed a Signature Facial service (Cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, massage, and dermal layering) and provide a take-home skincare regimen that complements the skin. I will say, I felt very relaxed throughout the whole service and Kiyana left my skin GLOWING. She was very professional, on-time and very knowledgeable about skin. Please check out my video recap over on Instagram @cinciheraldbeauty and @morganangeliqueowens
Get to know more about Opulent Skin and Kiyana below:
What made you start your business?
I have been interested in all thing’s beauty since a young girl. I started with makeup but gradually understood that our skin’s health and texture play a huge role in a flawless finish to an application. Once I began esthetics licensure school, I was finally able to see how underrepresented POC are in the skincare field. Providers were not properly taught how to work with multicultural skin types, thus not creating an effective treatment for black and ethnic skin. I created my business to help bridge the gap and show people who look like myself that we have healthy and beneficial options to treat our skin.
How does it empower you as a Black Woman in the Beauty Field?
Being a black woman in the beauty industry is amazing because I feel like I help others feel seen. Many black women and men don’t know where to begin to get guidance on treating their skin. This field has given me the chance to identify skin conditions and diseases and educate clients on how to maintain their skin health.
What are 3 of your favorite beauty items you can’t live without?
My top 3 favorite beauty items are cocoa butter lip gloss, mascara, and of course – Black Girl Sunscreen.
Anything else our beauty readers should know about you.
I love what I do. Meeting new clients and peers is amazing, and not a day or moment goes unappreciated. To give people a relaxing atmosphere and detailed custom service will always be a pleasure of mine. Website and Social Media: www.opulentskinstudio.com & Instagram @Opulent_Skin