For the next stop in this fun series on ways to get "back to you" this fall I've got an awesome salon and spa to share with you! Glass Door Salon and Spa can be found in the heart of Downtown Winston Salem as the only full service salon and spa in downtown! Walking through the doors you immediately feel like you belong. Erin Blakely, the owner, is so personable and down to earth (and SUPER talented at what she does!) that it's no wonder she's the number 1 go-to for so many big name celebrities when they stay in downtown!
I visited the spa this summer and got to experience the full spa treatment, we're talking 60 minute massage, body wrap, facial, mani/pedi, and a wash and style! I can 100%, confidently say.....THIS is a spa experience you should have! I'm convinced that every woman needs a spa day in their lives at least quarterly (or even more frequently if you can swing it!) Each service provider was so professional, caring, attentive, and just GOOD at what she did!
My afternoon started with a wonderful massage from Natalia! She was so professional that I truly felt like I could completely relax while she worked her magic on my tense muscles! Next I moved on to my body wrap and facial with Giselle (Esthetician). I must admit, I was a bit nervous about this....not having ever experienced a body wrap, I wasn't sure what to expect (and there may have been a little bit of googling and youtube watching the night before!) Again, Giselle was so warm and friendly, yet professional and attentive at the same time! I experienced the Seaweed Smoothing Body Wrap and it was heavenly! After covering, literally, all but a few square inches of my body in the mud, I was wrapped up tight like a baked potato with warm towels and a heat blanket. The warm mud and the tight blankets were surprisingly soothing and comforting to me! I'm one of those people who has to sleep with a couple of blankets simply for the weight it puts on top of my body (there really is something to be said for weighted blankets as calming mechanisms!) so the tight wrap felt amazing to me. I imagine if you are prone to feel claustrophobic, you might ask to be wrapped a little looser. ;) As my body detoxed and smoothed, my European Facial began. Again, amazing! After about an hour, I showered the mud off and re-dressed for my mani/pedi and my wash/blow dry. My ENTIRE body at this point, felt smoother than it has in YEARS! Seriously, if you've never experienced a full spa experience, you MUST go see the ladies at Glass Door Salon and Spa!
Next I had a wonderful head massage and wash and style by Ashley Nelson. I happened to have a photo shoot the following afternoon so she styled my hair in a way that would wear well on day 2 and it looked perfect for my photos the next day! I finished out my dream afternoon with a mani/pedi by Erin Blakely (spa owner). I felt so relaxed as we chatted about the spa and how she began, she told me about the scrubs that she makes in house (which are amazing and I love that they are all natural!), we talked about our families, and so much more! It felt like I was sitting down with a friend and just happened to walk away with a killer shellac mani and a pedi! And to top it all off, while getting my pedicure, a staff member wheeled out this adorable cart full of snacks and sodas for me to choose from as I continued to be pampered!
If you're like me, maybe you're feeling run down from the busyness of summer and now with school in full swing you're even more exhausted from trying to figure out everyone's routine again. Or maybe you did loads of summer traveling are now starting to settle back into a routine and are ready to give yourself some extra attention (especially before the craziness of the Holiday Season sets in!) Whatever your situation, there's no better time than NOW to show yourself some love! You deserve it! Get back to Fall and get back to YOU with a spa day!
And it gets even better! Glass Door Salon and Spa is giving one lucky reader a free 60 Minute massage! Check out the details below and enter for your chance to win a whole hour of luxury and YOU time this fall! And even if you don't win the freebie, I highly encourage you to consider checking them out this fall! it won't disappoint!