The Wingate Salon and Spa is celebrating its 10th anniversary as one of New England’s premier salon and day spas.
The Wingate House was built in 1786 by John Wingate, whose father, Paine Wingate, served as a senator from New Hampshire in the first Congress of the United States under the nation’s new Constitution.
George Washington vowed that during his first term as president, he would travel to every state in the new United States. Local lore says that during his trip to New Hampshire in 1789, Washington was received as an honored guest at The Wingate House.
Formerly a restaurant and office space, the house was renovated and converted to the Wingate Salon and Spa in 1998.
Over the years it has grown and expanded as additional space was added to offer couples massage services, a bridal and event suite, expanded skin and nail care treatments, and an elegant tea room for day of beauty clients.
Since its opening, the salon and spa has enjoyed much recognition.
The Wingate was selected as one of the Top United States spas for six years in a row by Salon Today Magazine, achieved a “Five-Star Beauty Destination” rating by New Beauty Magazine, and was recently named best in skin and hair care for the area by GKM Survey Company.
The Wingate will mark the milestone by offering special deals and activities for its new and existing clients in order to make the 10th anniversary a memorable affair.
Over the next few months the Wingate will roll back prices on services, give away prizes to clients, also offering $10 treatments and hosting special events that focus on hair and skin care.