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Downtown East Lansing’s only Black-owned spa unveils location with a Grand Opening

EAST LANSING, Michigan — Skin Studio 211’s Founder, Lorin Cumberbatch, is excited to announce the grand opening of their second location, located across from Michigan State University in downtown East Lansing. The East Lansing location will open its door on October 13th at 5 pm, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony open to the public at 5:30 pm. The event will include music, food, drinks, and raffles. Members of the East Lansing community are invited to attend. Skin Studio 211 is East Lansing's only Black-owned and operated spa, offering a wide variety of skin care services for both men and women. Services include facials, lash extensions, waxing, and sugaring. They also carry a complete line of high-quality skincare products, including beard oils, sunscreen, and facial moisturizers. As a New York native and recent winner of the 2022 10 Over Next Ten program, Lorin chose to open a second location in the East Lansing area to provide more residents with professional and affordable beauty services. Her first location was open during the 2020 pandemic and in less than 3 years, she has now opened her 2nd location. In addition to offering top-quality services to her clients, Skin Studio 211 is proud to support the local community by hosting events to raise money for local non-profit organizations and causes that are important to them.

Photo provided by Lorin Cumberbatch

About Lorin Cumberbatch - Founder of Skin Studio 211 Lorin Cumberbatch is a New York native and proud mother. After opening Skin 211 in the height of the pandemic, in June 2020, they have received over 280 5-star reviews on Google, been named #1 Day Spa, Delta Township business of the month, and have received numerous other awards. Lorin is currently studying to become a physician assistant to pursue her goal of operating Skin Studio 211 as the first black dermatologist in Lansing. She wants to break that barrier for the black community in Lansing. For more information, please visit


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