Browsing articles tagged with " Day Spa"
Apr 7, 2014
Diane James

Lil Scrappy’s daughter Emani gets her spa day

“Love Hip Hop Atlanta” star Lil’ Scrappy was screaming mad last week when his daugher Emani’s birthday party was ruined. All was made good though as, Wetpaint reported on April 7, because a different salon stepped in and made things right for the birthday girl.

Lil’ Scrappy and Erica Dixon had planned for their daughter Emani to have a spa day with her friends to celebrate her ninth birthday last weekend. The party was cancelled though after the salon owner said Scrappy and his family were more than 2 hours late. Scrappy insists they were 20 minutes late though and cried foul (actually cried racism.)

There was even more controversy over the refund due to Scrappy for the cancelled party. He insists he got a partial refund, the owner says she paid him back in full. The loser in all of this though was Emani. The 9-year old girl was reportedly devastated after having her party cancelled. What kid wouldn’t be upset?

Thankfully, Dazzling Diva Day Spa was able to step in. They gave Emani and her friends the spa treatment and made her birthday extra special. Lil Scrappy and Erica were on hand for the party and all went great.

Emani was all smiles as Scrappy documented the party and shared it with his fans on Instagram. He shared picture after picture of Emani and friends getting their hair done and colored with wash out color. They also got manicures and pedicures. It was a great day of pampering for the birthday girl.

Apr 6, 2014
Diane James

Why is SD a luxury spa mecca? – U

They come here for the same reasons millions of others do: for the climate, the setting, the attractions. But you won’t find this select group of tourists traipsing through theme parks, camera in hand and tots in tow.

The allure for an untold number of A-list celebrities, business titans, heads of state, professional athletes and other ultra-elite visitors are the region’s internationally renowned destination spas and resort-hotel pampering palaces.

This hub is regularly recognized by luxury travel magazines and spa industry groups, with San Diego-area facilities ranking among the best, if not the best, in the U.S. and the world.

The vineyard at Cal-A-Vie Spa. Courtesy photo

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The vineyard at Cal-A-Vie Spa. Courtesy photo

Three destination spas — Cal-a-Vie in Vista, Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, The Golden Door in Escondido — draw from a clientele willing to pay between $4,000 and $9,000 for a week of massages, meditation, yoga, fitness classes, skin treatments, spa cuisine, catered hiking treks and just plain luxe living.

And upscale resort hotels such as the Rancho Valencia Resort Spa, Omni La Costa Resort Spa, The Grand Del Mar and Rancho Bernardo Inn are as much known for their sea salt exfoliations and reflexology rubs as their plush beds and lush grounds.

The Yoga Pavilion at the Rancho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe. — Eduardo Contreras

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The Yoga Pavilion at the Rancho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe.
— Eduardo Contreras

“San Diego and Tecate, Mexico, just across the border have been increasing in popularity for Condé Nast Traveler readers over the past three years,” said David Jefferys, Condé Nast Traveler deputy editor of service and surveys.

“All signs seem to say that the area is now in direct competition with Orange County (Laguna Beach, etc.) and the spa-heavy Northern California wine lands.”

Praise, recognition

San Diego’s wealth of swanky spas is clearly big business, though just how big is difficult to quantify.

Massage therapist Lily Rivas works on Ricardo Rodriquez, a running coach, at Spa Velia. The local day spa just expanded their space from Little Italy to downtown along Harbor Drive. — Peggy Peattie

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Massage therapist Lily Rivas works on Ricardo Rodriquez, a running coach, at Spa Velia. The local day spa just expanded their space from Little Italy to downtown along Harbor Drive.
— Peggy Peattie

Neither the International Spa Association (ISPA) nor the Global Spa Wellness Summit (GSWS), an international trade organization, break their figures down to the local level. The San Diego Tourism Authority doesn’t track data specific to spa tourism.

In its most recent study, the ISPA reported that U.S. spas generated $14 billion in revenue in 2012, a 4.7 percent increase year over year.

Drunk student wrecks day spa, scarfs Hot Pockets and mac-n-cheese

On Sunday morning in South Bend, Indiana, a 19-year-old Notre Dame student broke in and vandalized a day spa. Then, he ate a shitload of Hot Pockets, Drumsticks and macaroni and cheese and passed out.

Police found an unconscious Brian McCurren inside Theraputic Indulgence, which incurred several thousand dollars worth of damage from the drunken spree. According to WSBT-TV, police reported that McCurren wrecked everything in the joint and sprayed a fire extinguisher in almost every room of the salon.

“He grabbed a hammer and pounded his way through a wall to get inside,” owner Sara Ros Frazier said. “It’s just so senseless.”

McCurren then raided the fridge, which contained the absolute worst melange of junk food found in any day spa across the Midwest. McCurren snacked on an entire box of Hot Pockets, a serving of macaroni and cheese and Drumsticks.

McCurren is now looking at charges related to burglary, underage drinking and vandalism. He was also completely unapologetic at the time of arrest, details of which are included in the local news segment below–which is dynamite:

source: WNDU

Apr 3, 2014
Diane James

Spavia Day Spa Expands in Competitive Market

We aim to consistently exceed the expectations of our guests and provide them with an eexceptional experience, every time.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 03, 2014

Spavia day spa franchise has four current locations in Colorado and has plans to expand to open 10 more spas. Spavia is focused on Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and will be opening several more in the Denver Metro area. While the mountain resorts towns are potential markets, they are currently under evaluation by the company.

“We have been pleasantly surprised by the demand in our current Denver Metro locations,” according to Allison Langenderfer, President of Spavia.

Spavia was created in 2005, as the pioneer of a neighborhood spa concept. Since then, the franchise has opened four locations. The exemplary service provided by Spavia sets it apart from the competition. A wide range of spa services plus a membership wellness program makes Spavia unique.

This area is one of the most competitive spa/day spa markets in the country, but Spavia’s core focus on service is making it the preferred spa in the areas it serves.

“Spavia takes pride in delivering an exceptional spa experience to each guest,” says Allison Langenderfer. “We aim to consistently exceed the expectations of our guests and provide them with an exceptional experience, every time.”

It is with this philosophy that Spavia continues to grow in one of the most competitive spa markets in the country. Spavia has a unique pricing structure offering tiered membership options, making spa services affordable. Spavia offers a wide range of services including massage, skin care and body treatments and also accommodates groups for events such as company gatherings, birthdays and bridal parties.

“Exceptional service demands a clear focus on what our guests need and want. We constantly survey and take the pulse of our guests so we continue to get better and better. Continuous improvement is part of our culture,” says Allison.

Spavia has four locations in Colorado and plans to open 10 new spas in the Denver/Boulder corridor. Spavia also plans to expand nationwide in 2014. For more information about franchise opportunities visit


Spavia currently has four locations in Colorado; in the Denver area located near Park Meadows and in Greenwood village. The two newest locations are in The Orchard Town Center and Boulder. As a neighborhood spa concept, Spavia provides guests high quality, custom and affordable spa services in a relaxing atmosphere. Spavia provides customers with spa treatments like massages, facials, waxing and body treatments. Through the offering of memberships, the concept is based upon continuity of services to promote personal wellness. Spavia is changing the perception of spas. The spa experience is no longer a costly luxury-SPAVIA is for anyone who wants to frequently relax, escape and thrive. Spavia’s future franchise plans include growth in neighborhood locations nationwide. Franchise opportunities are currently available.



Apr 2, 2014
Diane James

Report: Man breaks into day spa and passes out after heating up a virtual …

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He reportedly lay like a champion when the cops found him still drunk.

Multiple outlets out of South Bend, Ind., report that Brian McCurren, a student at the University of Notre Dame, was discovered asleep in a wreck of frozen food and property damage at a day spa Sunday morning while police responded to a fire alarm at the establishment. Macaroni and cheese heating in an antique oven set off the alarm, spa owner Sara Frazier said — just one item that McCurren, 19, helped himself to after allegedly breaking into Therapeutic Indulgence overnight with the use of a 100-pound flower pot.

“I guess he got hungry and found his way up to the kitchen that we have as a break room and he got out mac-and-cheese and Hot Pockets that looked good and finished it off with the drumsticks that he was found passed out on,” Frazier said, according to ABC 57 in South Bend.

WNDU added that other vandalism at the scene included broken furniture and day spa equipment, and evidence of a fire extinguisher sprayed throughout the building.

Police arrested McCurren for vandalism, burglary, and minor consumption, the station reported. He blew a .106 Sunday morning in a breath test.

(h/t The Daily Caller)

Apr 1, 2014
Diane James

Best & Co. Salon and Day Spa closed – The Post

Camillus, N.Y. — Best Co. Salon and Day Spa is out of business after filing for bankruptcy in early March.

The salon is liquidating its assets, not restructuring.

The business has debts totaling more than $52,000, many of which are unsecured claims held by customers with gift certificates, according to federal court records.

Under the liquidation process in federal bankruptcy law, a trustee sells off the assets of a business in debt and uses the cash to repay creditors.

Best Co. listed assets of about $19,000 in court records, including about $15,000 in equipment and supplies.

Some local salons are honoring Best Co. gift certificates.

They include Yankee Clipper Hair Salon Barber Shop in Skaneateles and Hair by Vincent J. Anthony’s in Camillus. Both are accepting the certificates at 100 percent of their value.

Angela Hoover worked at Best Co. for four years before it shut down. She is now at Vincent J. Anthony’s.

“I thought everything was going smoothly,” she said.

An attorney for Best Co. didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Best Co. was located at 4921 W. Genesee St. in Camillus. It moved to the town in 2011.

The salon had been operating for more than 35 years. It was once located in Nettleton Commons at the corner of Willow and State streets in Syracuse.

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Mar 31, 2014
Diane James

Ladies Day Spa set April 6

Posted Mar. 31, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

Mar 30, 2014
Diane James

Day Spa gets new life in historic space

Day Spa gets new life in historic space

NEW LOCATION – Gettysburg Day Spa moved this month to its new location at 730 Chambersburg Road. The facility has doubled the space available to offer services to clients. (Darryl Wheeler/Gettysburg Times)

Day Spa gets new life in historic space

HERE TO SERVE – Pictured in the Gettysburg Day Spa’s new salon are, from right, Assistant Manager Salon Siarra Long, owner Kathy Gilbert, and General Manager Sandy Willis. (Darryl Wheeler/Gettysburg Times)

Day Spa gets new life in historic space

Gettysburg Day Spa owner Kathy Gilbert stands in one of three massage rooms available at the new spa facility. (Darryl Wheeler/Gettysburg Times)

Day Spa gets new life in historic space

FEET FRIENDLY – Four pedicure chairs, including one that is handicap accessible, are available in the Gettysburg Day Spa’s new manicure and pedicure salon. The shelves adorning the area were custom built. (Darryl Wheeler/Gettysburg Times)

Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 12:10 am

Updated: 9:57 am, Fri Mar 28, 2014.

Day Spa gets new life in historic space

Times Night Editor

Gettysburg Times


A longtime Gettysburg business has received a tranquil update in the process of moving to a new location.

Gettysburg Day Spa early in March completed a move to 730 Chambersburg Road and is now located on the property of the former Gettysburg Country Club, adjacent to restaurant Sidney Willoughby Run and Gettysburg Swim Tennis. It’s a move that Gettysburg Day Spa owner Kathy Gilbert says is a match made in heaven.

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    Friday, March 28, 2014 12:10 am.

    Updated: 9:57 am.

    Mar 29, 2014
    Diane James

    Hairtique Salon & Day Spa in Skaneateles adds new aesthetic skin care service

    SKANEATELES | Hairtique Salon Day Spa, 20 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, now offers the latest treatment to help patients turn back the clock.

    Partnering with Sue Mantella, nurse practitioner from Carlos Medispa, Hairtique has added a new aesthetic skin care service that utilizes an ultrasound procedure.

    Ultherapy is non-invasive and FDA-approved and lifts the face, neck and chin by stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin deep within the skin.

    “The results have been phenomenal and the science is cutting edge,” Mantella said.

    “Because it is ultrasound and non-invasive, I chose Ultherapy as an alternative to surgery and was very pleased and surprised at the results,” Hairtique owner Donna Stockweather said. “We are seeing immediate results after the treatment and continued results for three to six months post-treatment.”

    Hairtique is a modern Aveda salon and day spa located on the lake in the village of Skaneateles. The lakeview manicure/pedicure area and pleasant staff combine to create a purely pampered experience.

    Features include a full range of professional hair care, body care, nail products and cosmetics displayed in an atmosphere of a fine boutique. Services include hair styling, cutting, perming and coloring.

    Spa services include facials, manicures, pedicures and massage. The new aesthetic skin care services include Botox, facial fillers and now Ultherapy treaments.

    Mar 28, 2014
    Diane James

    Glo Head to Toe offers day-spa services in renovated downtown Loveland space

    LOVELAND — Kelly Tukan, owner of Glo Head to Toe Day Spa and Permanent Makeup, has transformed a former dance school’s shop into a downtown retreat.

    The 1,000-square-foot space at 132 W. Fourth St. features several rooms with soothing lighting and color schemes where her business offers services such as massage, full-body waxing, facials and other skin care, meta therapy, eyelash extensions, manicures and pedicures, body scrubs, nutritional counseling, permanent makeup and permanent hair removal.

    “This is a place to come to fill your reservoir,” she said.

    Tukan said she left a career as a real estate investor in historic properties in Arizona to pursue her dream of providing skin-care services and education.

    Her business, which opened in October 2011, moved last September into part of the space vacated by Loveland Dance Academy.

    She has two employees, Jennifer Benson and Jessica Payne. In addition, Jules Severin of Love Your Skin by Jules and health coach Molly Macdonald of Life in Balance provide their services at Glo.

    Glo Head to Toe’s services are available by appointment. Call 970-744-5540 or go to

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