MINOOKA – The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce's most recent Business Spotlight is on Elegant Escapes Salon and Day Spa, 131 W. Wapella St. in Minooka.
Owner Denise Banister is a licensed beautician since 1984 and a licensed massage therapist since 2000. Employee Daniel Kavka has been a licensed massage therapist since 2001. Heather Weyker has been license stylist since 2012; Gabriel Rich and Lia Fitros are intern students through Franklin Cosmetology in Morris, they both will be graduating this spring and will continue on at Elegant Escapes.
What is your specialty? Massage therapy.
What would you like to tell our readers about your business? "I opened on Small Business Day 1 because I thought it important to show Minooka how important it is to stay in Minooka and support our small businesses. Also through our retail room we support small vendors who create different specialties, as well as support our local schools and working with our Intern programs," Banister said in a news release.
"We take our work personal, we promote health and beauty. We offer monthly spa parties with different themes each month to introduce our community to what we offer, while educating. We enjoy what we do. We have have a peaceful facility and are here to serve you."
What are you plans for the future? "To continue to educate and train all who come here whether you work (here) or come as a client, there are many ideas I'd love to do but right now I just want to earn great respect and serve our community," Banister continued in the release.
Information on new services offered: Full service salon: hair services, Paul Mitchel products, waxing, manicures, pedicures, facials, and massage therapy.
Hours of operation: Monday – 11 a.m to 6 p.m., Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday – 11a.m. to 6 p.m, closed Thursday, Friday – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.