GROTON — Body Mind Spirit Eco-Chic Day Spa is an upscale salon that caters to everyday women, about 30 of whom showed up at a recent after-hours party for some pampering by appointment.
Located at 493 Main Street in Mill Run Plaza, the spa is cozy and classy. Tastefully decorated with Italianate elegance and a hint of Hollywood, it provides what women want, from mood-setting ambiance to a simple haircut to an ultimate make-over.
While clients waited their turn with a hair designer or aesthetician, they sampled veggie snacks, sipped wine and chatted.
They also browsed the Lia Sophia jewelry display that Ayer Moving and Storage owner Karen Strickland had set up in an anteroom.
In another room, a couple of spa regulars relaxed in high-tech massage chairs. Perched above foot baths that circulate glowing colored water, the chairs knead and pummel at the touch of a button. But hair designer Michelle Florence offered the real deal. She’s also a massage therapist, she said.
No waiting room atmosphere. No chemical odors or heavy scents. Owner Kerri Stephenson said green products used here are as chemical-free as they come.
Searching for green products to use in the spa, which opened three years ago, Stephenson chose handmade organic skin-care products by Eminence, made in Hungary.
The ladies said they love the products and they raved about the spa and its staff.
Groton’s Jane Bouvier modeled for “before and after” photos. As anticipated, she looked sexier after Mary Lynn Strauss Penka had worked her cosmetic magic. She’s a make-up artist with a company called Young Blood — another pick for green products.
Christine Lazerow, of Pepperell, has been coming since summer for hair, make-up, massage, pedi and manicures, she said. Her daughters, 20 and 23, come here, too.
Ramona Margolius, a Groton elementary school teacher, has been a client since the spa opened, she said. Petite and slender, her soft, champagne-blonde hair suits her. So does the welcoming atmosphere. “No matter how busy it is, they have time for you,” she said.
The word about the spa has spread to local businesses, too. “Gibbet Hill sends us its brides,” Stephenson said.
Gentlemen are welcome, also. If they’re not clients, their significant others are, she said. Invitations have gone out for a “men’s night” that will offer shopping from the spa’s unique cosmetic confections, with wish lists on file.
The spa menu offers an array of indulgent options, including body treatments, facials, hand and foot treatments, make-up, massage, waxing, liquid hair removal, sunless spray tanning, hair design and hair coloring.
In addition to Stephenson, the multi-tasking staff roster includes director of operations Debi Nicholson, spa coordinator Lisa Lanzilotti and stylists Marianne Huntington, Jessica Bisol, Michelle Florence and Marissa Nicholson.