Radiant Day Spa opens in Sisters

 

Last updated 12/15/2021 at Noon

Ceili Cornelius

Marianne Kennedy has opened a Sisters location of Radiant Day Spa.

Radiant Day Spa has opened in the space next door to The Nugget at 692 E. Main Ave. Marianne Kennedy, owner of Radiant Day Spa in Bend decided it was time to expand her services to Sisters, and she’s getting involved with the Sisters community.

Kennedy is a board-certified esthetician, having received her license from Premiere Esthetics in Bend two-and-a-half years ago. Kennedy moved to Bend three years ago, and that move enabled her to finally pursue her love for skin care.

Kennedy started her beauty career working in California as a makeup artist. Once she moved to Oregon, she knew that under Oregon laws it was time to get licensed as an esthetician.

“I had been craving the small community piece in my life and moving to Bend was just the perfect thing for that,” she said.

When she first moved to Bend, she worked at Albertson’s supermarket to get her feet under her, and eventually ended up working at Ulta Beauty in Bend.

“Working at Ulta was really the push I needed to go and get licensed as an esthetician, because they wanted me doing all these things in that industry that required schooling and a license,” she said.

She had graduated from Loyola Marymount University in California with a degree in communications before attending the specialized esthetician school in Bend to become certified.

Kennedy got her license as an esthetician in facials, (everything in the facial realm, which includes microdermabrasion, Gua Sha and dermaplaning), sugaring, brow shaping, and lash extensions. She is also certified to use and sell Éminence Organic Skin Care products.

Éminence Organic Skin Care is a brand that emphasizes the importance of using products from nature on your skin. It is a Hungarian brand, and Radiant Day Spa will be the only spa in Sisters carrying Éminence products, as spas and Eminence partner together exclusively. This means that spas that sell Éminence also only use Éminence products for their services.

Kennedy, in her former career, worked in sales and the business world so she had a sense of fearlessness when it came to owning a business.

After receiving her license and getting some time in another local spa learning the “front end,” the opportunity arose for her to buy her own spa, taking over Radiant Day Spa in the Old Mill District.

“I believed that I had the expertise and experience to do this,” she said.

Kennedy took over Radiant Day Spa on October 1, 2021 and took over the Sisters location on November 1.

Kennedy will be splitting her time between the Bend spa and the Sisters spa, with a team of estheticians and staff. Janice Hoffman, the spa manager at the Sisters Radiant Day Spa, will be there during open business hours to assist in the retail side of things.

“Janice is my right-hand person and has a ton of knowledge about the products. She is always learning and connecting with the customers,” said Kennedy.

Kennedy offers free skin consultations and wants to create a fun space and environment for relaxation for customers to enjoy.

“My motto has always been to create a more beauty-filled life for everyday people. I feel as if I can do that in this type of space,” said Kennedy.

Radiant Day Spa in Sisters and Kennedy are looking to partner with local nonprofits and organizations to embrace the support from the community and foster lasting relationships.

“I am lucky I am able to put all these things together and able to give so freely,” said Kennedy.

Radiant Day Spa in Sisters is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by special appointment on other days. For more information visit instagram.com/radiantdayspasisters.

 

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