New Greensboro Day Spa Offers Green, Family Appeal
In Italian, “sorella” means sister, so it’s not surprising that family plays a key role at Sorella Day Spa, which had its grand opening on September 23rd, at Westridge Square Shopping Center.
“We want to treat all of our staff and patrons as sisters treat each other,” explains proprietor Dao Truong, 26. The ambitious young businesswoman comes from a long line of entrepreneurs; her family has been in the beauty industry for 15 years and owns businesses in Hillsborough and Greensboro.
Inside the calming green interior of Sorella, it’s easy to imagine a mother and daughter settling side-by-side into the deep, cushioned pedicure chairs for relaxing footbaths and massages as part of the Like Mother Like Daughter spa package. Silver Nano tubs kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria on the surface of the tubs, Truong explains, just one of the many new spa technologies she incorporated when planning Sorella.
“I think we’re only the second place in town that has these,” she says.
The Bella Mama package treats mothers-to-be to prenatal massages, manicures, pedicures, and facials using products from Truong’s Green Spa collection, which offers certified organic, chemical free, petroleum-free, and paraben-free products.
“Especially good for pregnant ladies,” Truong adds. Jurlique, a company that uses biodynamic, sustainable farming practices, skin care products and Zoya formaldehyde-free nail polish are typically found in the high-class spas of New York and Las Vegas—two locations Truong visits to find new products for her spa.
She also looked to Italy and Europe for ideas. “I’ve always been inspired by these outdoor European spas, the nice destination health clubs,” she says. “I tried to make it as close to that as possible.”
Cool green tones, dark leather chairs, and minimalistic glass-bowl sinks give the spa a contemporary European feel. And delicate touches – silk-covered light shades and white silk orchids – add a subtle Asian elegance.
Truong’s goal is to make Sorella as inviting and environmentally-friendly as possible; she’s using less paper products, recycling whenever possible, and conserving energy by taking basic steps like unplugging and switching off equipment when not in use. It’s a simple, common-sense approach, one that her customers and the community will appreciate for years to come.
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