25th Birthday Finale! A big thank you…

Thank you to everyone who has made Stephanies Luxury Spas 25th Birthday Celebrations Special!

After a beautiful week of events to close off three months of 25th Anniversary celebrations at Stephanie’s, here is a moment to reflect and ask; what makes Stephanies a spa brand that has excelled and reached such heights?

Stephanie Shepherd receives six luxury spa awards 2017

In the beginning, Stephanies was built from the ground up on passion, service and vision. Stephanie herself is known by her clients and close circle as a rare and beautiful soul, which is exceedingly refreshing in this industry.

Down to earth, with a humble attitude despite her many successes, Stephanie has created five incredible sanctuary spaces across the greater Brisbane area.

Possessing a genuine love of all things spa and beauty, it’s easy to see how her energy has flowed down throughout the entire organisation.

Her core values of warmth and integrity have been built on a foundation of exceptional service and are a wonderful example of the Feminine Business principle fully at work.

Creating a highly successful business model within extremely beautiful and nurturing environments, and around a predominately female team and clientele, has seen Stephanies continue to blossom and evolve over the decades.

While many companies have shifted their focus to meet the expectations of virtual landscapes, Stephanies has embraced technology only as a means to further meet the needs of her clients and raise the level of service that Stephanies has always personified.

A benchmark of luxury and a welcoming atmosphere are just the beginning at Stephanies. Stephanies aims to treat clients with a high and consistent level of care – akin to what is extended to closest family and friends.

Embracing the new and navigating the business intuitively have allowed Stephanies Luxury Spas to remain a leader in the worldwide Luxury Day Spa industry.

Remaining deeply grounded and always paying homage to our past and traditional values- this is what makes Stephanies not only stand the test of time but transcend it.

Our journey so far…

In 1994, Stephanie Shepherd opened her first beauty concept location at Camp Hill, an inner east suburb of Brisbane, called Stephanie’s Natural Beauty. Comprising only two therapy rooms… this is where it all began.

Stephanies Urban spa

 “How beautiful to see clients who have been regulars since this time helping us celebrate 25 Years this week!”  Quotes, Stephanie Shepherd.

1997 saw a move to the beautiful Oxford Street in Bulimba, Number 200, as Stephanies first Bulimba shopfront came to life.

Opening as Stephanies Natural Beauty & Day Spa; this space was the beginning of a 22 year-long journey in the beautiful, leafy 4171 postcode.

Five years later, in 2002, with Oxford Street developing and with the business expanding, it was time to move down the road and across the street, to the lovely two-level building at 77 Oxford Street.

In 2007, Stephanies spread its wings once again when the opportunity to expand into a second spa arose… welcoming her first five-star hotel spa on Level Three of Sofitel Brisbane Central.

Stephanies Spa Retreat milestone board

Encompassing the utterly iconic and unforgettable Opal Rasul Steam Temple, Stephanies Spa Retreat was born!

At the same time, Stephanies original Day Spa in Bulimba, the heart of her businesses to this day, was given a little name makeover. Renamed Stephanies Urban Spa – this spa is an institution among locals in the inner eastern suburb of Bulimba.

2010 saw further expansion with a third spa opening its doors! As Stephanies Luxury Spas had become completely synonymous with quality and service, Stephanies Ocean Spa was welcomed by Noosa residents and holidaymakers alike.

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Situated on Level Two of the Sunrise Building at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas (formerly the Outrigger Resort) this beautiful location offers the ultimate ocean spa-cation.

Not content to stop there, barely a year later, Stephanies opened a fourth Spa in the growing Brisbane spa empire; with Stephanies Mountain Spa taking bookings from April of 2011.

Based at Clear Mountain Lodge, just half an hour north of the Brisbane CBD, this spa combines the very best of nature and relaxation. Offering stunning sweeping views of Brisbane, Moreton Bay and the D’Aguilar Range, yet another spa destination had come to life.

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After acquiring an existing spa in a historic Queenslanders at Cleveland, in Brisbane’s bayside, 2012 welcomed the quaintly beautiful luxe of Stephanies Vintage Spa– completing the journey, so far… of Stephanies Spa locations.

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2014 marked two decades of all things Stephanies, twenty years already!

June 2015 brought a massive step in the story which tied the brand together beautifully – the creation of a Head Quarters for Stephanies Luxury Spas. Stephanie felt that “with five luxury locations across South East Queensland, we needed to expand our internal spa infrastructure.”

Established within the Metroplex on Gateway, Murarrie, the building contains state of the art training facilities, a dedicated and highly professional Reservations Team, conference suites, break out areas, offices, warehouse and laundry spaces.

With so many achievements and constant expansion, this year, in 2019, Stephanies celebrated 25 years going strong and couldn’t be more excited about this beautiful milestone!

“What sets us apart is not just what we do differently – for instance our unique style of beauty and spa rituals – but what we do the same, such as an unwavering commitment and complete dedication to an exceptional level of service and client care.

Our beautiful teams are selected on the basis of excellence as therapists, as well as a deep dedication to providing absolute warmth and exceptional client interaction.

Most of all, what sets Stephanies apart in this day and age is one huge factor – we are a company that is completely heart-centred, basing everything we do on a conscious decision of loving ethical interaction.

This ethos overflows into our treatments, our people, our products, our décor and the way that we do everything at Stephanies.

When we invite others into a Stephanies Spa, our greatest satisfaction arises from knowing that they too experience this.” Stephanie Shepherd, CEO and Founder.

Stephanies Luxury Spas Turns 25
Above: Stephanie at her VIP 25th Birthday Celebration event.

From Stephanie, and the entire team at Stephanies Luxury Spas, all wish to extend a massive heartfelt thank you to their absolutely beautiful friends, family, clients, suppliers and everyone who has supported the vision and success of Stephanies Luxury Spas.

Stephanie is truly honoured by her guests continued loyalty and support and looks forward to nourishing your body, heart and soul with her beautiful spa rituals for many more decades to come.

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Phone: 1300 DAY SPA Email: reservations@stephanies.com.au

NOOSA Phone Direct: (07) 5473 5353

BRISBANE CITY Phone Direct: (07) 3221 8800

CLEVELAND Phone Direct: (07) 3488 0300

CLEAR MOUNTAIN Phone Direct:  (07) 3298 6622

BULIMBA Phone Direct:  (07) 3899 5333

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Stephanies = ‘Beauty Benefits’ Day Spa Deals

For June and July these beauty offers are the perfect way to cure the winter blues. Book now to warm up, hydrate and refresh your skin and rejuvenate the soul at any one of our luxury day spa locations. Stephanies® Beauty Benefits spa treatment deals will transport you to a skin soothing and muscle relaxing destination, an absolute spa journey. From brow to toe Stephanies® Beauty Benefits deals will have you grinning.

Beauty Benefits

Luxury Pedicure

Book this offer and receive a FREE la Vie élixer hand exfoliation, massage and lustre buff with beautiful, natural Australian made products. The lavender scents and gorgeous exfoliation will have you ultra-relaxed, as you enjoy a Luxe Pedicure that includes: leg massage, nail work and rose petal foot bath. This treatment is a complete and ultimate spa experience. A sole reviver for the winter months, your hands and feet will thank you!

Brow Bar Couture

This is the ultimate treat for the eye area. With an incredible brow sculpt and tint, partnered with an intensive eye mask, your eyes will feel bright and regenerated to battle winters dulling effects. This treatment will be the perfect way to relax, unwind and leave Stephanies feeling brand new.

Quintessentially Beautiful Skin

Book in for this treatment to eliminate any build up on the skin to refresh complexion ready to battle the cold and drying climate of the cooler months. This ultimate skin therapy includes an intensive double skin cleansing and an intensive skin peel, a hydrating masque, finishing creams and a light dusting of mineral foundation with a touch of lippy. This rejuvenating facial treatment is partnered with a glorious hand massage and a relaxing scalp therapy. The perfect way to fight the climate and retain a fresh and beautiful complexion.

Oh La La! Le Back Therapy!

Another opportunity to experience the ultimate product emersion into the la Vie élixer signature spa range. An intensive steam cleansing, to warm and cocoon you, combined with a concentrated macadamia exfoliation. This will smooth and regenerate the back area while relaxing the back muscles, an optimal back therapy. This is followed by a rejuvenation masque on the back, to rid impurities and rehydrate the skin.

 See the Beauty Benefits breakdown for further details…

Beauty Benefits

1. Luxury Pedicure

Book any 90 minute Luxe Pedicure & receive a FREE la Vie élixir hand therapy including a delicious lavender hand exfoliation, nourishing hand massage & ultra smooth lustre buff. Your hands & soles will truly benefit from this perfect winter treatment.
Prices vary per location 2 hours duration.

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2. Brow Bar Couture

Eye Brow Sculpt
Eye Lash Tint
Eye Brow Tint
Intensive Eye Mask
40 mins Price: $50

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3. Quintessentially Beautiful Skin

Skin analysis & consultation with your expert beauty therapist, intensive double skin cleansing & intensive skin peel, hydrating skin masque, finishing creams & dusting of mineral foundation & lippy. This includes a nourishing hand & relaxing scalp massage.
40 mins Price: $99

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4. Oh La La! Le Back Therapy!

Experience our beautiful la Vie élixir signature spa essentials. Enjoy an intensive steam cleansing, concentrated macadamia exfoliation & rejuvenating masque therapy, perfect for your Back area. You will LOVE this!
40 mins Price: $99

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Terms & Conditions: Beauty Benefits available June & July 2016. Not to be used with any other offer. Bookings only not available as a Gift Card. Spa Passes not to be used in conjuction with this offer.

Beauty Benefits

With any $120 purchase of la Vie élixir Spa Collection or Flower Tea Infusions,
you will receive a FREE full size intensive Beauté Balm valued at $49.95!

Beaute Balm
The perfect Winter remedy…
Beauté Balm Concentrate is a luxurious, nourishing balm with protective vitamin E, soothing essential oils, carrot oil & beeswax. A perfect concentrated hydrator for the body, hair & face. Immediately restores your skin’s vitality, this balm is rich in omega 3 & 6, high in antioxidants & lightly infused with pure essential oils.

Terms & Conditions: Free la Vie elixir Beaute Balm available until end of June 2016, only while stocks last.

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Blast from the past! Two-room beauty salon to luxury spa group.

From a modest two-room beauty salon in Camp Hill, CEO and Founder Stephanie Shepherd has evolved her brand into a portfolio of highly regarded luxury spas across South East Queensland; offering spa escapes to everyone from international celebrities and corporate high flyers, to everyday Mum’s and Dad’s.

Stephanie Shepherd spent much of her childhood in the NSW outback town of Broken Hill. Inspired by her Mothers lipstick collection, Stephanie began experimenting with beauty items at a young age and reveled in the joy of creating customised mud masks for skeptical members of the family. At 16, Stephanie moved to Adelaide to complete a course in Beauty Therapy before she returned briefly to work in Broken Hill.

milestoneThe family relocated to the NSW Coast of Tweed Heads when Stephanie was 18. Determined to pursue a career in beauty therapy, the eager teenager started applying for positions in the “big smoke”, Brisbane. A typical adolescent argument with Dad saw Stephanie head north sooner than expected and, as fate would have it; within days she had secured a beauty therapist role.

The next few years saw Stephanie work in a variety of beauty industries across Queensland. At the age of just 26, with 10 years experience already under her belt, Stephanie opened her own business in Camp Hill, a modest two-room beauty therapy salon called “Stephanies Natural Beauty”.

 

milestoneA loyal and expanding base of clients saw Shepherd soon outgrow the business premise, resulting in the relocation to the up-market suburb of Bulimba.
“I had a vision and desire to combine beauty therapies with peaceful places of harmony and balance. I dreamt of creating more than a beauty therapist salon. I wanted to design spas where people could cocoon themselves from the outside world. Even if my clients were only visiting for a short time, I wanted them to feel like they had entered another world when they stepped through the doors,” says Shepherd.

milestone Stephanies Urban Spa officially opened in Bulimba in 2002, proving a popular haven for local clientele. The Urban Spa features 12 treatment rooms and specialises in maintenance beauty therapies, as well as advanced skin care and microdermabrasion.

Stephanies Spa Retreat, located on level three of Sofitel Brisbane Central opened in June 2007 and is a welcome city escape for “locals in the know”, visiting celebrities and hotel guests. The spa boasts 8 treatments rooms, including individual suites and a couple’s suite. The sensory and tranquility lounges are ideal for group bookings and are popular for hen’s evenings, pre-wedding parties and baby showers.

 

milestoneThe “Opal Rasul Temple” is undoubtedly the masterpiece of Stephanies Spa Retreat. The unique mosaic dome style cave is the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and its benefits have been enjoyed by the likes of many sports identities and musical starlets, including the talented Alicia Keys.

Opening in July 2010, Stephanies Ocean Spa was the next jewel of the crown.  Located in the heart of cosmopolitan Noosa at the new Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort & Spa. A leisurely stroll to the designer boutiques and culinary delights of Noosa’s famed Hastings Street. Spanning more than 450 square metres and boasting 11 magnificent treatment rooms including couples suites, a triple treatment suite with private floatation pool and a rain therapy vichy shower, complete with a stunning hand crafted acacia cedar shower bed.

 

milestoneCommitted to the high standards of spa, Stephanie Shepherd is an active member of the APAA (Australian Professional Aesthetician Association), the ASPA (Australian Spa Association) and the ISPA (International Spa Association).

Stephanie’s reputation as a leader in the spa industry is evident in her spa locations, from luxury international hotels, to the chic urban hub of Bulimba.

The passionate Queensland spa identity opened her fourth location in 2011, a Mountain Spa, located at Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge, Spa and Vineyard – a scenic 35 minute journey from Brisbane CBD.  The hinterland spa retreat spans approximately 180 square metres over six magnificent treatment suites; including a hydro couples suite, a grand Boudreaux VIP lounge and bath suite, a triple treatment room, a steam therapy cave, unique hydro swiss shower room and a sole therapy and manicure lounge; which can accommodate up to 7 people at one time.

 

milestoneStephanie’s signature Tranquility Lounge overlooks the resorts manicured gardens and lush treetops of the mountain below; the perfect setting to rebalance and relax with herbal tea and seasonal fruit sorbet.

Stephanies desire for beautiful spa destinations saw her acquire a fifth luxury spa in July 2012. Formerly known as L’Plunge Home & Spa, Stephanies Vintage Spa Cleveland combines old world charm, with a touch of modern decadence and European style synonymous with Stephanies Spa brand.

Originally built in 1852, Stephanies Vintage Spa Cleveland is an historical landmark in the vibrant bayside village. Once the local doctor’s house, the timeless Queenslander dwelling has been lovingly restored with shabby chic interiors and a provincial inspired courtyard.

 

milestoneThe spa layout is deceivingly spacious, with the quaint cottage style shop front opening through to a magnificent, multi level opulent day spa spanning over two separate dwellings. Stephanies Vintage Spa will centre on Shepherd’s unique spa philosophies, adapting a new menu and various signature treatments that reflect the Stephanie brand.

Stephanie Shepherd – CEO and Founder.

Stephanie Shepherd

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