As a young artist, Candy Dietrich-Ganz found the hair to be a wonderful palette for creativity. From color to cutting, there are so many ways to change a look and how a person feels. Upon mastering the art of hair, it was only natural for her to expand her design creations to skin and nails. Inspired by the advances in the beauty industry, Dietrich-Ganz opened Elegant Designs Day Spa in 1996, the first day spa in West County.
Elegant Designs is a cozy spa with a loyal following. The unique location provides a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a hidden gem among the retail storefronts on Manchester Road. The abundance of natural lighting and the open courtyard is ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation.
The staff of professionals pamper guests and provide a wide range of services, including haircuts, color and extensions, facials, massages, manicures and pedicures, and special skin treatments. Top of the line products, state-of-the-art techniques and personalized service sets Elegant Designs apart from the competition.
“We’re famous for our pedicures,” Dietrich-Ganz said. “Guests sit near a window looking out on our courtyard, which contains 15 free-roaming turtles. People always enjoy the ‘show’ in our mini oasis and find it very soothing.”
The spa also features a retail store stocked with quality hair and beauty products, including makeup and skin care. The specialty boutique carries everything from purses to jewelry to scarves and more. Gift cards also are available.
“We get to change people’s lives,” Dietrich-Ganz said. “It makes you feel really good to be able to do that for people, and that’s what it’s all about.”
15648 Manchester Road • Ellisville
Tues.-Thurs., 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.