Diane Booher and Magdalena Bieniecka met in skin care school, and knew their chemistry together could create a tremendous balance in the business world.
A decade later, they’ve gone into business together and are ready to open Long Valley’s first-ever skin care, massage and spa, named Balance Face & Body Spa.
Currently under construction in the retail space once occupied by the School of Rock in the Long Valley Professional Plaza, Balance, as the owners refer to it, will offer an atmosphere and services not otherwise available in the area.
“Long Valley doesn’t have a quiet place to relax, enjoy personal time,” Bieniecka, a Long Valley resident said. “We wanted to build a place where people could come and see change within themselves.”
Booher, a spa director, said despite economic conditions, starting the business wasn’t as difficult as one would expect.
“It hasn’t been that difficult to launch,” Booher said. “I think our prices will appeal to different markets, and our offerings will set us apart.”
The owners–who call themselves the “B” girls for the coincidental last name and title of the spa–can’t help but exude their passion for the business and their profession.
“We’ve spent a tremendous amount of time searching for the best products to offer,” Bieniecka said. “There are over 300 lines of skin care products, and we picked the best ones.”
And once customers enter Balance, they can be assured they are in good hands.
“These people are going to be our guests, not clients,” Bieniecka said. “We want them to get the best service available in a comfortable setting.”
The interior of the spa will be adorned with a nature theme, highlighting earthy tones and dim lights and specialized music inside each soundproof room.
The female entrepreneurs said they’ve begun creating their own line of skin care products as well to add to the spa’s variety of cutting-edge technologies.
Among them is a hydra-facial machine, designed to cleanse, peel, and infuse serum into the skin. The spa will also offer massages and mud bath services in addition to spray tanning.
The three-room space will also offer monthly classes, specials and promotions, and a membership program for frequent users.
Balance Face and Body Spa will hold its grand opening Nov. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m., and is inviting all residents to come and learn about Long Valley’s newest business.