MILTON – A new full-line spa and salon has opened its doors in Milton, bringing a variety of upscale services for those looking to relax, renew and revive.
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The European Day Spa, located at 426 Geyser Road, is owned and operated by experienced salon professional and educator, John Clapper. He’s been in the beauty business for more than 30 years.
“I really felt the area needed a day spa,” said Clapper. “All of the day spas are down in Saratoga; there’s no parking and they’re all super expensive.”
Clapper says last April; an opportunity came his way where he was able to essentially build his dream salon and spa from the ground up. Nine months later, European Day Spa opened its doors.
Bringing an upscale, big-city spa vibe to Saratoga County residents, European Day Spa offers an array of spa packages – including everything from full body massages, facials, laser hair removal, tanning, and manicures and pedicures – nail services, eyebrow waxing, and a full-fledged hair salon offering cuts, colors and more.
“We also have a cellulite reduction program,” said Clapper. “The basic package is only $99 a month and you can come in up to 11 times a month and have that done.”
Clapper envisions the business as a one-stop-shop for people looking for services from head to toe. He says the skincare services, such as the facials and mineral baths – which are infamous in the Saratoga area as a natural way to relieve stress, relax and refresh the body due to the mineral concentration – set his business apart from the rest.
“We offer chocolate, champagne, rose, anti-aging and acne facials,” said Clapper. “We also do mineral baths and we have really cute tubs. You can actually get a facial done and take a mineral bath at the same time. We’re the only place where estheticians can get behind the tub and give the client a facial while they’re in the mineral bath.”
Now in its third week of business, European Day Spa is offering several deals for customers like $25 manicures and pedicures on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, free eyebrow waxes and $1 for the first five minutes in a tanning bed or booth. Perhaps the biggest deal of them all is the 20 percent off discount on skincare services to Saratoga and surrounding county residents.
While the business is still brand-new, Clapper already has some goals he hopes to achieve by the end of the year. He’s looking to add additional rooms to eventually offer more mineral baths – one of the more popular services. But as of right now, he’s enjoying the ride that comes with entrepreneurship and focusing on making his clients happy.
“I want our clients to feel like they’re getting pampered and that they’re getting quality work with quality products,” said Clapper.
Walk-ins are welcome, but to ensure availability Clapper says its best to make an appointment ahead of time by calling 889-5300. The spa is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the last appointment. The business is closed Sunday and Monday.
The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will host an official ribbon cutting at European Day Spa Friday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. and with an open house to follow. Light refreshments will be served until 7 p.m.
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