By CRISTINA JANNEY
Kiley Rupp and her husband, Johnny, are the new owners of the Body + Soul Day and Med Spa, 107 W. 15th.
Rupp was the manager of the spa and took over ownership of the business in May. The spa remains in the same location.
“I have been in the industry for 13 years now, and I come from a long line of business owners, and it just felt natural to me,” she said of taking over the spa. “It just felt like it was what I was meant to do.”
The spa has added several new services and products under Rupp.
The spa is just finishing a new blow-dry bar and has begun offering a new gel overlay nail service. The spa also has a new shampoo station, which will give the business more options in terms of hair styles.
The spa offers make up and hair styling for special events, including weddings, prom and family photos, among other occasions.
The spa also offers massage, manicures and pedicures, and facials, as well as med spa services, including PRP facials, injectables, permanent makeup and laser hair removal.
PRP facials entails a blood draw and are performed by a doctor. The PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is used to stimulate healing with your own cells.
Rupp said it helps stimulate collagen production and is great for fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring and pigmentation issues.
“One of the things that I want to focus on is being able to offer a completely unique guest experience when they come here and just offer them a wonderful service and make people feel welcome and pampered really,” Rupp said.
Rupp said she thinks her customers’ entire guest experience makes the Body + Soul stand out among other spas and salons in Hays.
“Everything from from when they walk in the door to their service to when they leave,” she said. “Having people feel better when they leave than when they walk in is one of the main things we always talk about.”
New product lines include FarmHouse Fresh skincare products, as well as Kevin Murphy haircare products.
Rupp said she has tried to focus on selling products whose companies give back to their communities and are environmentally friendly. Many of the products Rupp carries are also cruelty free or organic.
Rupp, 32, is a licensed cosmetologist and has her international skin therapy license. She has an associate’s degree in business.
Body + Soul has 13 employees and is a member of Downtown Hays Development Corp. The spa is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Learn more by calling (785) 639-1873.
Rupp encouraged anyone who has visited Body + Soul before to visit again.
“I am excited to for us to bring new services to Hays to offer people experience they can’t get every other place here in town becuase I know we are not the only place that offers these services,” Rupp said.