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A “BRHAIVE” new wellness journey

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LOCAL hairdresser Leanne Bartlett opened BRHAIVE (pronounced brave) Salon in Stockton Heath, Warrington during the Coronavirus Pandemic back in July 2020.

She introduced a salon with a fresh take to the hair and beauty industry which in her own words was “much needed” – especially during the times we are facing.
The team helps to inspire those who visit BRHAIVE on a journey to wellness through self-love techniques that are incorporated into the salon experience—changing the traditional salon image and its concept to something a little more “chilled”.
BRHAIVE recently won an award for “Best Business Branding” and continues to thrive after recently reopening its doors.
Leanne said: “I feel passionate about the importance of well-being and using it to incorporate into our everyday lives, helping us to feel at peace with our authentic selves – Just what being brave is all about… I created BRHAIVE based on a vision of helping people to disconnect from the outside world and be taken through a journey to wellness whilst enjoying some self-care time. True beauty lies from within, and we must bring the two together.”
Leanne has recently teamed up with Well-being practitioner Amy Skentelbery who will be the first to incorporate well-being sessions into a salon environment.
Amy has a passion for well-being and helping others feel good. She has a MA in dance movement psychotherapy, completed yoga teacher training, is a Reiki practitioner and also teaches meditation.
Amy first visited the salon in between lockdowns and was inspired by the different feeling of the salon.
She said: “The salon is not only filled with very talented hairdressers, but with people that genuinely care and love making people feel good. The beautiful decor of the salon, uplifting music and relaxing essential oils make this experience in hairdressers like no other.
“Leanne has been so thoughtful about the whole experience – there are mirrors you can push down, kindles with self-love books downloaded and boxes to put your phone in if you need a break”.
Leanne and Amy talked about all aspects of well-being and their experience of Reiki during Amy’s visit to the salon and have decided to bring their visions together.
Amy will now begin working at the Salon to offer people a whole well-being experience to combat mental health after the pandemic.
She will also be offering a well-being running club, private yoga classes and workshops. She will also offer Reiki at the salon on a Sunday when it is not open for hairdressing.
The yoga classes can be booked for 1-4 people and will be a personalised experience. Reiki is a 1-1 experience used to induce deep relaxation, assist in the body’s natural healing processes, and develop emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Reiki can help people cope with difficulties, relieve emotional stress and improve overall wellbeing. People who receive Reiki describe it as “intensely relaxing.”
The running club will be built around well-being and begin and end with yoga stretches. Those who join the group will also be taught about mindful breathing and be given a free T-shirt with their membership.
The well-being classes will include movement, yoga postures, meditation and breathing exercises to help feel people relaxed in both body and mind.
Together Leanne and Amy hope that they can show people that beauty does start from within and self-care goes further than looking after your appearance.
Amy will also have some availability outside of BRHAIVE for private yoga classes (1-1 and group) and reiki sessions in the comfort of your own home.
For more details email amyjaneskentelbery@hotmail.co.uk or call 07496 992726.

Leanne (left) and Amy

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