A Little Bit Of Paradise: Venezia Day Spa
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Gayle Venezia, of Danvers, owner of Venezia Day Spa, believes that when stressed, facials and similar beauty treatments are the best thing people can do for themselves.
"I say meditate, not medicate, and hugs, not drugs," she said, with a laugh.
Her business offers a discount for customers who get serviced once a month. For example, a massage would normally cost $60, but for customers who come in monthly, it's $50. Likewise, manicures and pedicures are $40, but cost $30 for regulars.
Since most people get pedis once a month during the summer, Venezia explained, a simplified toe pedicure, or a pushing back of nail cuticles and a nail polish change, only costs $10, adding that her prices are reasonable during this tough economy.
From June 1999 to October 2004, the spa was next to Donovan's Liquors on Route 1 North, Lynnfield. It has been located on Salem Street since.
The day spa is open Tuesdays to Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Besides Venezia, four estheticians also work there: Gina Ruocco, Pat Kafker, Cara Curtis, and Sarah Bettencourt.
Venezia earned her nail license from Northeast Regional Vocational School in Middleton.
Venezia said she has loyal clients, mostly from Lynnfield, but also around the North Shore, adding that they claim to look and feel amazing after her beauty treatments.
"Instead of Sweet 16 birthdays, children should learn proper skincare," she explained, "Europeans take care of their skin at 12 or 13. We do things backward in this country. I don't tell people they have to buy my products. They can go to CVS, and buy the same things."
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