She is an icon of beauty and style, and her iconic beauty inspired the Marilyn Monroe Spa locations in the hottest metropolitan areas of the United States. And now, Oviedo can be counted among them, thanks to Lisa Christman and the very first fully-independent franchise–the Marilyn Monroe Salon & Spa Oviedo.
“Our all-over Salon and Spa location is a full Glamour Room,” Christman says, which means a smaller, neighborhood version of the chain’s hotel and resort spas. “We offer full services in hair, nails, massage, facials, body treatments, professional makeup application, and waxing. No more making multiple appointments at multiple locations. All of your pampering and beauty services can be done in our one beautiful location.”
The Salon & Spa is located in a lovely class-A building on Vista Way in Oviedo. That means no fighting a crowded strip mall parking lot. “Parking is a breeze,” Christman assures. “No stress…Simply park and walk in our double glass doors.”
Once inside, friendly staff awaits with amenities including a coffee and tea bar and even chilled champagne. The staff here knows how to treat people, and Christman was very careful in selecting them. “Our team [was] hand-selected by a staff with dozens of years of experience in the resort and hospitality industry. Every member of our team must be currently licensed in the state of Florida and experienced in their field.”
Great location and a great staff are two nice reasons to try this salon and spa, but they are hardly the only ones. Christman is already seeing a lot of return business and customer loyalty, and she is happy to list some of the reasons why. First up, the spa prides itself on the kind of thing not everyone thinks about at first, but definitely notices if it’s lacking: cleanliness. “[We] offer an unprecedented approach to cleanliness, hygiene and safely,” she says. “[Including] hospital-grade sterilization of tools via autoclave technology and tools packaged and sealed only to be opened in the presence of guest during service.”
Affordability is another good reason. For a long time, spas were considered a serious luxury, the kind of thing only the wealthy could do. Then, there was an abundance of cheaper spas, but people took their own chances when using them. The Marilyn Monroe Salon & Spa is all about what Christman calls “affordable luxury,” within the reach of most people’s incomes. “All services affordably priced, and we offer rewards and membership programs,” she says. Here’s a quick rundown of the three most popular:
- Unlimited: For $109/month, enjoy unlimited blowouts, nail services, or waxing
- Massage: For $59/month, enjoy two 50-minute Relaxation Massages.
- Facials: For $69/month, enjoy two 50-minute facials
There are never any joining fees, contracts, or cancellation fees for the memberships programs, making it easy for guests to try it for a month or two and determine if a membership is the right thing for them.
Products used at the Salon & Spa are all European Certified Organic, crafted in Germany with living botanicals. These products are used exclusively in the services offered and are also available for purchase in the large retail area.
“We want all of our quests to feel spoiled and pampered. Guests are never ushered out the door after their service,” Christman says. “Take your time and have a glass of champagne or a cup of tea on our serenity patio. Take time for yourself and enjoy spending time in a relaxing atmosphere.”
The location itself is also special, especially to Christman, who is a proud Seminole County resident herself. “We are honored to be a part of this amazing community in Seminole County. The very fact that the very FIRST Privately owned Marilyn Monroe Spas Franchise in the entire world has opened in Oviedo is very special to us,” she says. “We are grateful to be a part of this city. We have been so welcomed and feel such a tremendous amount of support from the residence and our new business partners in our community. We look forward to many, many years of the pleasure of serving and pampering our guests in this great community.”
Glamour, pampering and convenience. Marilyn Monroe Spa & Salon Oviedo has it all. What a welcoe addition to Seminole County.