New in town
|By Allison M. Berryman|
When Renewed Spirit opened in Okemos last January, owner Heidi Foland wanted to give her customers a refreshing experience.
As it turns out, the opening of her first full service salon and spa was an experience that left her own spirit renewed.
“I was ready for the next challenge in life,” Foland said. “Before, I was strictly a massage therapist. I was very limited. I was ready to grow as a person and ready to grow with the girls that work for me.”
While massage therapy remains Foland’s forte, she wanted her salon to include several types of services to make Renewed Spirit a one-stop shop for all things relaxing.
As a full-service salon and spa, it offers services for hair, nails, facials, massage, waxing and makeup application as well.
Renewed Spirits featured spa packages, which include two or more types of services, are designed to accommodate such occasions as wedding day, girls’ night out and special treatments for mommies-to-be.
“We have girls working here that do 120 percent; they do excellent work," Foland said. "We’re very knowledgeable and keep up with the trends, such as the latest colors and haircuts.”
Renewed Spirit is designed to give customers relief from stressful daily activities and a brief escape from the real world. The businesss motto is “renew, revive and relax”, and the staff encourages customers to treat themselves with a day of pampering and relaxation.
Foland strives to build friendships with her clients.
“When people come here, they will have their hair done and they will stay for hours, drinking coffee with us,” Foland said.
“It’s like you’re sitting at your couch at home, just having a friendly conversation with your girlfriends.”