‘Dream spa’ opens today

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Today marks a dream come true for Lindsey Reeves, owner of Utopia Salon and Spa, formerly Salon Utopia, as the new store opens for business.

Reeves said the project to open the new store has been in the works for nearly a year. It is located on S. Three Notch Street between Dr. Robert Bowen’s Office and Touch of Country.

“Our old location had about 1,200 square foot,” she said. “But our new location has 2,400 square feet. I was also renting the other location and this one I own.”

“We’ve added an esthetician and a tanning bed,” Reeves said. “Before we only had hair and nails.”

Additionally, Reeves said there will be room for a permanent makeup artist who comes every few months.

The new location features four hairdressers, who each have their own room, a shampoo and drier room, tanning bed, two nail technicians, a spa waiting room, massage room and a esthetician.”

Joining Reeves will be cosmetologists Tara Dreading Bulger, Julie Geohagan and Vicki Thornton; nail techs Melanie Dreading and Danah Spicer; massage tech Angie Scott; esthetician Lynsey DuBose and manager Suzanne Lunsford.

“I’m very excited,” Reeves said. “My husband and I did a lot of the work. I’m only 28, but this has always been a dream of mine.”

Reeves said she changed the name because they now have a entire hall of spa services.

“It’s more inviting and more of a spa atmosphere,” she said. “One of my clients came in the other day and told me it looked like something you would see in Birmingham and not Andalusia, which was really a compliment to me.

“We really tried to think outside the box,” she said. “Blake Barton has been our designer, and he’s done an excellent job. I’d also like to give a special thanks to my friends and family for their support.”

Hours of operation will be Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Monday and Saturday by appointment only.

For more information, call 222-8774.