Category Archives: Spa

Sabai Spa & Salon in Derby’s Spring Creek to become Revive Spa and Salon

WICHITA — Jennifer Peterson is a Prudential Dinning-Beard Realtors agent, but when she heard her favorite spa was closing, she decided to get into that business as well.

Peterson is taking over the Sabai Spa & Salon in the Spring Creek shopping center at Madison and Rock Road in Derby and renaming it Revive Spa and Salon. The salon is an Aveda salon.

“I just saw a really good opportunity in the salon,” Peterson says. “I’ve been a client there for probably five years and just hated to see it go away because it felt like this area in Derby and the surrounding towns really needed something like that.”

Peterson will continue to sell real estate as well.

She says she’ll offer the same services Sabai has offered, including hair, makeup, massage, nails, facials and skincare.

“Pretty full service” is how she describes it.

Peterson plans to remodel the salon’s 3,000 square feet.

“We’re going to give the interior a little bit of a facelift,” she says. “Freshen it up.”

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New west-side spa Fresh to offer medical-grade treatments

WICHITA — Jacqueline Benefiel says she’s built medical spas for physicians in the past, and now she’s going to build one for herself.

“I have always wanted to have my own facility,” Benefiel says. “Everything is going to be a little more personal.”

She’s opening Fresh near the QuikTrip at the northeast corner of 21st and Ridge.

“We’re going to be doing medical-grade type treatments for the skin,” Benefiel says, “… and then also kind of having a pampering side to it.”

She will offer massage, body treatments and nail care and also have a retail area to sell the products she uses.

“We have really unique pedicure chairs and things like that to make it a little more comfortable and relaxing.”

Benefiel says when she’s worked at other spas, some were more medical and austere and others were more spalike.

“I’ve always had the extreme to one side or the other,” she says.

Fresh “is just a really great mix of both. I think it’s what people are really looking for.”

Benefiel hopes to be open late April or early May – as long as she’s in business in time for Mother’s Day.

She had considered east-side space, but in hindsight Benefiel says she’s glad it didn’t work out.

“It turns out it makes more sense to be on the west side,” she says.

“There’s a lot of medical spas … on the east side.”

Benefiel says in addition to having fewer spas, the west side is where a lot of her clients already are.

“Although they were willing to travel,” she says, when they heard she’s going west, “they were just thrilled.”

SpaRenity Nails & Organics to open in same Waterfront center as Bread & Circus

pedi1WICHITA — In keeping with the organic theme of the Waterfront’s new Whole Foods Market, which will go by Bread & Circus in Wichita, a new spa and salon featuring organic products is opening in the same center.

Wichitan Kevin Tuan and his family own four salons around Wichita, but now he’s branching out on his own for two more, including the one at the northwest corner of 13th and Webb.

His first SpaRenity Nails & Organics will have a grand opening Sunday at 3750 N. Woodlawn.

Tuan says this will be a smaller spa, offering pedicures, manicures and facials, than the one he’ll open at the Waterfront. That one also will include massage.

Tuan says he wants to see how the first one goes and make adjustments for the Waterfront site.

The Woodlawn spa is opening in the former Golden Nail space.

“Everything’s brand new,” Tuan says.

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Sunshine Spa to open in Allied Building

WICHITA — A new therapeutic spa is opening next month at the Allied Building at 355 N. Waco.

California residents Sophia Duan and Mei Bian are moving to Wichita to open Sunshine Spa.

The two had some friends who opened businesses here and decided to do the same.

Sunshine Spa will offer acupressure, relaxation and hot stone treatments and facials. It will open June 9 or 10.

Calvin Klaassen with Utter Commercial Real Estate, which also is in the Allied Building, handled the deal.

Massage Envy Spa to open at the Waterfront in May in space that Irvin Jacks is vacating

WICHITA — East Wichita no longer has a reason to be envious of west Wichita, at least when it comes to Massage Envy Spa.

The first Wichita Massage Envy opened in NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize Road in 2010.

Now, one is moving into the Irvin Jacks space at the Waterfront in early May.

It’s not clear what’s happening with Irvin Jacks, a “barber spa” for men. Owner Felicia DeSpain didn’t return calls for comment.

Massage Envy franchisee Amy Gilliland, who also owns the Lawrence Massage Envy, says she’d actually hoped to open on the east side first.

“There was just no place to go that we wanted to go,” she says of when she looked previously.

She says she’s excited about the 3,290 square feet that’s coming open at the Waterfront.

“I love how upscale it is. I love the aesthetic. I like the tenant mix. I like the landlords a lot. They’re really great.”

Don Piros of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

Gilliland says Massage Envy is an affordable, approachable business that offers therapeutic massage and healthy skin facials.

The chain, which started in 2002, now has 854 stores.

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Trove Total Body Studio to move to Renfro

WICHITA — A year after opening at the Finn Lofts, Janelle Robertson has decided to move her Trove Total Body Studio to the new Renfro at 612 E. Douglas.

“I am on the move,” she says.

Robertson is the first commercial tenant in the building, and she’s taking one of the live-work spaces but will use both areas for her business instead of living there.

Developers Robert Eyster and Michael Ramsey, in collaboration with Farha Construction, recently finished converting the former Victoria Park Apartments into the Renfro.

The building, which is named for a hotel that was once there, has 20 apartments, including several live-work units.

Robertson says she thinks her expanded space at the Renfro will be ideal.

“Just the configuration for me and what I’ve been doing here so far just fit better,” she says.

Trove offers facials, massage, chemical peels, body treatments and micro dermabrasion.

“Really just about everything you’d want in a spa,” Robertson says.

On the second floor of her studio — what typically would be the bedroom in the live-work arrangement — Robertson will have massages and facials.

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Essential Touch Therapeutics opening on East Douglas above Allure Salon

WICHITA –  After more than two decades of working for others, Randy Wiley is opening Essential Touch Therapeutics at 2915 E. Douglas above Allure Salon.

“This is the first time I’ve opened my own location,” Wiley says.

He’s worked in a range of other places, including medical settings, chiropractic offices and holistic health centers.

Wiley specializes in stress relaxation, pain management, myo-fascial release and sports therapy, among other things. He plans to add another therapist in 2013.

In addition to helping a new group of clients, Wiley says he’s excited to be on that part of East Douglas.

“I love the feel of the area.”

 

Child Care on Call to move within Clifton Square; Loving Touch Health & Beauty Spa to open at center

WICHITA — Clifton Square at 3700 E. Douglas is seeing some activity with a couple of businesses.

Child Care on Call, which has been at the development for more than two years, is moving within Clifton Square to Suite No. 45.

“We’re moving to a location that’s going to be a lot better for us,” says owner Angela Bitker.

She says the new space won’t be larger but will be reconfigured to allow for more room.

That’s important because Bitker has a lot of training classes in such things as first aid, CPR and child development.

Her business also provides child care substitutes when places such as day care centers need extra workers. Bitker says child care providers have to have certain qualifications, so not just anyone can fill in when regular works are on leave.

“It’s a very specific kind of person you need to fill in when somebody is sick or is on maternity leave or on vacation.”

Bitker is in the process of moving her business now.

Lisa Love is preparing to move her business into Suite No. 52.

Her Loving Touch Health & Beauty Spa will open in late November or early December to offer massage, body treatments, nail care and hair removal.

Love has previously either worked for others or had her business in someone else’s salon. She’s thrilled to now be opening her own place.

“It’s been a lifetime goal of mine.”

A Massage Palace & Spa moves to west side

WICHITA — A Massage Palace & Spa owner Laney Grady is moving her 2-year-old business from near Douglas and Grove to 900 N. Tyler near Central and Tyler.

“We had … two break-ins over there,” she says of her previous location. “It was … a really, really bad area as far as for business.”

Grady says the break-ins were seven days apart. In the first one, she says, all her electronics were stolen. Once she replaced them all, that’s when she says the second break-in occurred. Grady says her place was then trashed and had more than $30,000 in damage.

“The insurance company was like, look, if something else happens over there, we might not be able to cover it. It was that bad.”

The new space is 1,472 square feet.

Cory Harkleroad of KW Commercial and Rod Stewart handled the deal.

The business, which offers massage, facials and body treatments such as a body wrap, officially reopens on Nov. 1.

Annabeth’s Day Spa to move to Clifton Square

WICHITA — Beth-Ann Welty is making a short hop across East Douglas to move her Annabeth’s Day Spa from Happiness Plaza to Clifton Square at 3700 E. Douglas.

“I would like to expand my business,” she says.

Welty wanted to make sure she stayed in the College Hill area because she says so many of her clients have told her they like having a spa near their homes.

“I hope to be able to open over there March 14,” she says.

Instead of having one room, she’ll have two or three rooms to offer facials, waxing, body wraps and massage. She’s also adding a nail tech, lash extension services and couples facials. Welty says the new space will allow for waxing parties, too.

The move also will give her a chance to have a new design, she says.

“The environment won’t be as busy,” Welty says. She says she’s looking forward to creating “more of a spa, relaxing atmosphere.”