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 able 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.

My incredible owners reached a crossroad where they were burnt out, and wanted to sell or shut down which started the process of me needing to find a place to work….check out the timeline below to see all of the amazing things we’ve been able to accomplish! I am so grateful for my long time guests that trusted me from the beginning and all of the opportunities that have come my way.

Our Locations


Amara Was Born

Amara was born! Blood, sweat, tears, and so many accomplishments in those first few years. We Did just Esthetics, and the Boutique started with Local brands.


Explosive Growth

Explosive growth for Amara! In 2007 we had already grown out of our 3 treatment room basement and built our home in Lindon to accommodate our growing spa with a driveway that could fit 8 guests cars and 2,000 square feet for spa, nail, and injection services as well as a full blown boutique.


Amara Moves

Amara moves into 3,000 sq ft. state of the art retail space in Orem Utah. Huge investment to purchase our first commercial real estate. Amara adds hair services, massage, and expands boutique brands. We were now a full service day spa, aesthetic Clinic, salon, and boutique.


Expand Services & Staff

We expanded services and hired 30 staff members to open with and thankfully they have worked with us through thick and thin.


Growth Continues

Expansion again: Growth continues to explode. We were able to purchase another 3,000 square feet right next to us and began renovating to turn into a 6,000 sq foot full service salon, day spa, aesthetic clinic, and boutique. We did all of this without shutting down for one day which was a huge accomplishment.


Open Second Location

We opened our second location in Lehi, Utah. It was so amazing to open up a second location. We also became one of L’Oreal’s Top 100 Salons in the nation!


Brought On CoolSculpting

In July of 2017, we brought on CoolSculpting, were honored again to be part of L’Oreal’s Top 100 Salons in the US, and became the #1 Diamond Allergan Provider in Utah County.


Amara Adds Laser

Amara adds lasers and an incredible laser team to further treat the needs of our guests in the aesthetic clinic arena.


Surviving the Pandemic

Amara is surviving through the COVID-19 pandemic, making adjustments to keep our guests and staff safe and healthy!

“We are so thankful to our wonderful staff and guests who made this journey possible! We love what we do because of them! 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