Monica Lynn Brown believes that stress, as prevalent as it is in everyday life, shouldn’t dictate our lives, and she set out to create a space where it didn’t have to.

So she took her 25 years of experience in the beauty industry, including TechTown’s Retail Bootcamp, and launched the Breathe Beauty products and just opened her new downtown Detroit space, Breathe Beauty Bar.

“I wanted to bring something new here,” she said of the spa-social concept.

Visitors can receive manicures along a raised bar under chandelier lighting, pedicures in large plush chairs that line the walls, facials, massages in private rooms, body treatments, makeup services, lash extensions and more.

All of Breathe Beauty Bar’s products are made of all-natural products that are both alcohol and paraben-free. Products are also made with ingredients like emu oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E and C, aloe vera, shea butter and more. The full product line consists of body butter, sugar scrub, lotion, bubble bath, body wash, body spray, soap, deodorant, soy candle lotion and hand sanitizer.

She wants Breathe Beauty Bar to function as a space to relax, feel free and socialize with friends and strangers alike. Breathe Beauty Bar also operates their own juice bar, with juices named after Brown’s spa products for continuity and simplicity.

Brown’s spa collection revolves around healing the skin through natural ingredients that can revive the spirit through fragrance.

Aside from single services, party packages and membership packages also are available at Breathe Beauty Bar to make natural, quality services more accessible to Detroiters.

Breathe Beauty Bar is located at 1420 Washington Blvd. and is supported by the Detroit Development Fund, the Michigan Women’s Foundation and TechTown’s Retail Bootcamp. Brown credits the push to open Breathe Beauty Bar to LifeLine Business Consulting.

For more information on services, hours and more, visit www.breathe-spa-products.com and follow the team on Facebook and Instagram.

Erica N. Rakowicz/After 5


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