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'Hello Beautiful' day spa, full-service salon now open for business

September 28, 2011

Photo by Gian DeLoia - The Hello Beautiful day spa and full-service styling studio held a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday afternoon. Shown, front row, from left: Mayor Guillermo Udarbe, Heather Serafini, Genaro Aiello, Nina Stolburg, Caroline Addeo, Carlotta Swanson, owner Michelle Howard, Denise Buhler, Sherri Packer, Sage Simons and Mary Kucenski.

Patrons can now schedule all of their beauty and health needs in one place at the Hello Beautiful complete day spa and full-service styling studio located at 233 Main St. in Ridgway.
Owners Michelle and Dan Howard celebrated the studio's opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon. A grand opening celebration will be held Oct. 15.
The complete day spa offers manicures, pedicures, facials, detoxifying and firming body wraps, a relaxation Jacuzzi room, massages, Reiki and a fitness room.
"Reiki is a system of natural healing that involves channeling energy through your hands to promote balance and good health for your body," Michelle said.
The fitness studio will be available Oct. 6 and will offer a variety of lessons including Yo-Chi, latin fusion, chair-chi, footloose and yoga.
"The full service styling studio offers everything hair," Michelle said.
After four and a half months of renovations, the Howards said they were very pleased with the results and grateful for the effort T.O. Fitch from F&A Contracting and Nancy Tomaski, owner of Paint My World, put into the project.
"When we bought this place, it was two gigantic empty rooms," Michelle said. "We have people that come in and say that they don't even see things like this in the city. We wanted to bring a big-city feel to the town."
Dan noted that keeping the original tin ceilings intact helped to blend the antique look into the modern.

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