OWOSSO — An abiding passion for health and beauty has inspired Christie Jahn to open her own massage and beauty services spa, called Lambrini’s Health & Beauty Co. at 202 W. Exchange St.
After Jahn, 39, was laid off from her position as a phlebotomist last fall, she decided to take the plunge and create a shop in downtown. Lambrini’s opened last week.
“I do CrossFit, and I’ve always been interested in health and — obviously, as a woman — beauty,” she said Friday. “I just prayed and prayed, and this was born.”
Services include various forms of massage therapy, eyebrow microblading (eyebrow tattoo), eyelash lift and tint, eyebrow shape and tint, reflexology and cupping therapy. Soon plasma fibroblast (non-surgical skin tightening) will be available. Lambrini’s also sells alkaline water, which is touted as leading to better health.
The renovated space, with its cool color scheme and soft lighting, aims to create an atmosphere of relaxation, rejuvenation and refreshment.
“But it’s not just a spa atmosphere, it’s about loving people,” said Lindsy Bolton, 34, Lambrini’s massage therapist.
Jahn is a microblading specialist, trained at Bellviso Global in Southfield and now a certified and state-licensed microblading specialist technician.
Bolton studied massage therapy at Lakewood School of Therapeutic Massage in Port Huron. She has been a practicing licensed and certified massage therapist for five years.
Kaitlyn Bryan, 17, performs eyelash lift and tint services, and is learning plasma fibroblast, along with Jahn.
The business is truly a family affair: Bryan is Jahn’s daughter, and Bolton is her husband Jay Jahn’s cousin. Jay Jahn, who assisted with the renovation of the building space, “has been the one I’ve looked to most for support,” Christie Jahn said.
The salon is even named after a family member, Jahn’s Greek grandmother, who’s first name is Lambrini.
Christie Jahn grew up in Port Huron. She and her family moved to the Owosso area five years ago, and currently reside in Corunna. Jahn said the main reason for the move was that it allowed her children to attend Spring Vale Christian School in Owosso.
“We love the community connection. Everybody’s been really welcoming and support of us,” she said, adding that she appreciates her church family at The Connection Church in Owosso Township.
When Jahn isn’t working at her spa, she is running a household, raising children and operating Christie’s Critters, a petting zoo featuring miniature horses, goats, bunnies, ducks and chickens.
“I get my strength from Jesus — that’s No. 1,” she said. “And I try to stay healthy with CrossFit and I try to eat right.”
The Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce is planning a ribbon-cutting at the spa at noon Wednesday. A grand opening featuring refreshments, free chair massages, special pricing on microblading, coupons, and prizes and giveaways is set for noon to 4 pm. June 29.