THE AMARA STORY
Hi, this is Leigh, owner of Amara. I would love to take you through the journey of my story.
I have always had a passion for helping, serving and making people feel beautiful. I attended Esthetics school and graduated in January of 2000. I quickly realized that there weren't many options for pursuing my passions in the small town that I lived in. I was fortunate to get hired at a small place in Orem, Utah. I worked day in and day out to build my clientele and build relationships with everyone I came in contact with because I just love people. I was fortunate enough to work closely with our owners and managed the salon for close to five years. I am forever grateful for the opportunities, challenges, and mistakes that I was allowed to make and learn from in the beginning of my career.
In 2005, my new husband Tyler and I bought a small home and turned the basement into "Amara Day Spa." In the beginning, it was just me and my amazing sister Tessa, who was apprenticing under me. I hoped and prayed that my guests would come and see me at our new humble location. I was so proud that from the minute we opened, people came.
I've always known in my heart that it doesn't matter where you are located, if you have expensive equipment, or even the latest and greatest treatment. What matters is that the guest is "WOW-ed" each time they come and that they feel better about themselves when they leave. I believe that is why we continued to grow, so much so that in 2007 we built a home in Lindon, Utah, and dedicated the entire basement to Amara. We did spa services, massages, and injectables and soon grew out of that location.
My husband and I took a leap of faith in 2009 and bought a 3,000 square foot location in Orem. We invested hundreds of thousands of dollars of our own money, and I am forever grateful for a husband that has always supported my dreams and has been by my side every step of the way. We expanded services and hired 30 staff members to open with and thankfully they have worked with us through thick and thin. In 2012, we needed to expand again. We were able to purchase another 3,000 square feet right next to us and began building again. We did all of this without shutting down for one day. In 2016, we will open our second location in Lehi, Utah.
My goal is to continue to mentor others, help them succeed in the game of life, and create their own happiness in all they do.
-Leigh Bennett, Owner
ACCOLADES / MENTIONS
2016 26TH FASTEST GROWING COMPANY IN UTAH COUNTY
2012 19TH FASTEST GROWING COMPANY IN UTAH COUNTY
2015 – 2016 DAILY HERALD BEST OF
2015 87TH FASTEST GROWING COMPANY IN UTAH COUNTY
2011 22ND FASTEST GROWING COMPANY IN UTAH COUNTY
2014 – 2015 DAILY HERALD BEST OF
2014 42nd FASTEST GROWING COMPANY IN UTAH COUNTY
2010 7TH FASTEST GROWING COMPANY IN UTAH COUNTY
2013 – 2014 DAILY HERALD BEST OF
2013 27TH FASTEst growing company in utah county
2009 11TH FASTEST GROWING COMPANY IN UTAH COUNTY
BEST OF UTAH VALLEY 2015 & 2014
OF THE YEAR
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TOP 100 FASTEST GROWING this i this is t hit hi hith i Thi ss
My first visit to Amara was excellent. I was pleased with how friendly and helpful the staff was and how welcoming the environment was. It was busy and there was a lot of action but I appreciated that I could sit down with a water or soda and relax until my esthetician was ready for me. Brooke was my esthetician for my waxing appointment. She was fantastic. She was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. She was very thorough and did a great job. I'll definitely be back.
Amara is awesome! Every time I go there, every single employee is so nice and friendly. I've had haircuts/color, brow wax and pedicures here and I always leave looking like a million bucks. I've also found way too many cute things in the boutique, too. I love pampering myself at Amara.
I love Amara. I've been coming here for years getting my eyelashes and hair done. All of their technicians are extremely talented and make it such a great experience. They do a perfect job of making you feel welcome while still being professional. Love love this place.
Amara Day Spa is your one stop for primping. Yes you deserve it. I've been coming here for a year now to get my nails done. I love the friendly staff and Brooke who makes my nails happy. You will always see customers with smiles as you hustle to your appointment. I know some of the stylists here and they are top notch. Some of the best talent in the valley. While you linger before or after your beauty treatment you can shop in the boutique for clothing, jewelry or cosmetics. A great place to find special gifts. I always end up purchasing a fantastic item!!
Loved it!!! I have gotten a few massages here, one of them being a couples massage with my husband for Valentines Day. The whole experience was fabulous. Friendly staff, calming and relaxing atmosphere, and my massage therapist was phenomenal!
Easily the best Day Spa in Utah!! The customer service is absolutely the best I've seen. Everyone is so nice and helpful. Everything from the selection of services provided to the selection available in the boutique, it is all first class. I highly recommend Amara to anyone and everyone, men included!