Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs Open Green Spa
Living green is already such an ingrained commitment for Team Blonde co-owners Jayne Ertel and Heidi Vance, that they didn’t think twice about taking their chef friend’s leftover frying oil from his nearby restaurant and making their own biofuel for their Volkswagen diesel jettas.
Their boutique and spa located at 7442 W. Madison in Forest Park, IL is stocked full of neat environmentally friendly products and they reuse just about everything. And now, for the first time, the successfully conscious entrepreneurs have opened up a green spa in the funky space.
“We realize the world doesn’t need another spa, but there are virtually no spas doing the things our green spa is doing,” said Vance.
First off, the construction of the spa was done in an entirely green way. Vance and Ertel covered the floor with bamboo, a renewable source, used recycled paper product in lieu of paper towels and reused every single two by four and drywall screw to build spa walls from an earlier renovation in the jewelry store. Additionally, two of the treatment rooms use natural lighting.
“The way in which the rooms were built, there is natural sunlight flooding in so that lights often aren’t necessary,” said Ertel.
And what makes their spa so unique is that almost every product used for the spa services are organic and ecologically friendly. While they will offer the cult favorite nail polish, OPI, Vance said their spa also offers a vegan nail polish line, Spa Ritual.
“We eventually want everything to be organic. Right now our facials are 100 percent organic and we’re bringing in Elina’s organic skin care collection, which we couldn’t be more thrilled about,” said Vance.
Elina Fedotova is a Cosmetic Chemist, Herbalist and Aesthetician whose products, which change seasonally, are formulated and packaged in Michigan. She has been sharing her unique passion for natural skin care since immigrating to the United States in 1991. And for more than a decade, her hand-made, natural, transdermal skin care products have been exclusively featured in the finest skin care clinics all over the world.
Fedotova’s mantra is similar to Team Blonde’s philosophy that in order to look your best, you do not have to endanger yourself or the environment with surgery and toxic products. A trained staff member will be on hand each week in Forest Park to personally assess client’s skin and recommend a holistic skin remedy.
Some of the organic treatments being offered are the corrective herbal facial, crushed amber facial and intensive eye treatments.
“What is different about our treatments is the client will receive a different facial every time because we formulate a customized facial based on the individual,” said Ertel. “The treatments will evolve as our client’s skin improves.”
Vance and Ertel have parlayed their consciousness concerning the environment and social causes into a successful business model. “Our customers definitely appreciate that we offer them beautiful things that don’t waste the earth’s resources,” affirmed Ertel. Added Vance, “That’s the maxim we live by.”
PROMOTIONS & SPECIALS:
Enjoy the benefits of their ‘Platinum Blonde’ Membership Spa Cards. Here’s how the membership works:
Each month receive an herbal facial for $90 per month (regularly $100), or a manicure and pedicure for $60 (regularly $67) or a 60-minute massage for $72 per month (regularly $80.) You then will save 10 percent on any other spa service for yourself during the month and 10 percent off in the boutique each time you shop.
A six-month commitment is required, and customers are allowed to carry over one month if you feel like skipping out on a pampering session.
For further information about Team Blonde, their new Green Spa and Living Green lifestyle, please contact Falk Associates at 847.675.2580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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