New Payson spa offers ‘sugaring,’ an alternative way to remove unwanted hair
“It looks like a little Dickens village when it snows here,” Jen says about owning a business on Payson’s Historic Main Street. Jen and her husband Jon are the owners of North Apothecary, the new day spa in downtown Payson. She loves that in Payson, the people all know each other. Her clients always leave her feeling like she has a new family member. “I know them all, their family, what they are all about and what they like to do,” she said.
North Apothecary is a full-service day spa offering facials, massages, lash extensions, manicures, pedicures and more. They have their own organic skin care line and have handmade jewelry for sale from local artists and silversmiths. Every day of the week, the owner Jen, along with other licensed instructors, teaches Yoga classes of up to a dozen people.
The day spa offers a trendy new service called “sugaring.” Sugaring is a new, gentler way to remove unwanted hair. “It’s a paste similar to wax, but because it’s only made of sugar, water and lemon, it doesn’t irritate your skin, damage your skin cells and only adheres to your hair follicles, leaving your skin feeling soft and hair-free,” Jen said. Watch a video at LocalCheddar.com to see a demonstration of sugaring and the many benefits of this natural and organic process.
Local customer Brittany boasts about the new day spa. “I love this place. I went in for sugaring hair removal for my eyebrows and upper lip. I loved the shape my eyebrows came out and compared to waxing it was gentle and did not leave my skin red. This was my first time with sugaring. I will never go back to waxing! Jen shaped my eyebrows wonderfully. Thanks for coming to Payson,” Brittany said.
What sets this day spa apart is they use only organic products. “Organic meaning we are very, very particular to what ingredients go into our products. Our nail polish has no toxic chemicals. Everything we use is natural,” Jen said. “We put money into our services and products we offer and we take time to do it right.” They never want to rush you and want each and every client to have the best time. “When you come [to North Apothecary], you are welcomed to take a moment for yourself, read a magazine, enjoy a cup of tea and pamper yourself,” she said. They make this easy with their long list of greatly priced, quality services.
“Facials are my favorite treatment and they are very undervalued,” Jen said. Her favorite facial includes an hour-long luxurious treatment including a peel, long face and body massage, plus two cleansing masks. But most people come in for the incredible deal they have on mani/ pedi treatments. For $35, you get an organic treatment with no harsh chemicals, extended massage and real attention to detail. Because they only use the best organic and natural products, your freshly polished nails actually last longer.
“Booked a mani/pedi today and it was great. So much more relaxing and inviting than any nail salon I’ve been to and the price was very reasonable. No smelly chemicals and the staff was so friendly. Enjoyed the organic products, color choices and the conversation,” said Shessann, a Payson resident.
Family and small-town charm were the main reasons for relocating to Utah. Originally from Los Angeles, Jon and Jen wanted a place where they could open up a boutique shop and run a business at their own pace. Jen loves that she can choose products and services that she really likes and that add value and quality to her small business.
Bringing in quality was not only important in the products and services she offers, but also in her team. Jen’s focus and time is put toward teaching yoga, sugaring and facials. So when looking to cover all the services they offer, she chose a great team of master estheticians. “Master estheticians are licensed to do everything we offer. So when you come in, anyone here can give you a great experience with anything we offer,” she said.
North Apothecary is a new day spa in Payson’s downtown historic district that offers a variety of services including facials, massages, lash extensions, manicures, pedicures and “sugaring,” a method of removing unwanted hair.