Sharon Culpan didn't plan on a career in pampering, but she has a successful one now as the owner of Pamperme Day Spa in Collingwood.
After spending much of her early life working in child care, Culpan made a career change when her kids entered high school.
Once in school for esthetics, she excelled and was soon teaching others in the field.
When she and her husband moved to Collingwood, she planned to semi-retire, but found herself bored. Seven years ago, she opened her own spa - Pamperme Day Spa.
"I wanted a big, bright space and I wanted to be able to accommodate group bookings," she said.
Her location on Hurontario Street is just that, with floor to ceiling windows at the front and a large space for big groups.
Pamperme is the only full-service day spa in the area able to accommodate large group bookings, with four treatment rooms, four pedicure stations and three manicure stations.
There's also services available for couples including massage and other spa treatments.
As a business owner, Culpan seeks to create a place with unparalleled customer service and she believes that begins with happy employees.
"I do care about my staff and I'm trying to create an environment where they look forward to coming to work," said Culpan. "This is the kind of job you have to enjoy. You can't give the best treatment if you don't enjoy what you are doing."
Culpan employs four full-time estheticians at Pamperme. She also has RMTs available for mas-sage bookings and a bank of staff on call to help out with those group bookings
Pamperme is the only spa in the area to carry the Dermalogica and Face Addiction lines.
Culpan has been working with Dermalogica since she was in school for esthetics and said the Ultra-Calming and Age Smart facial products are particularly popular with Pamperme clients. Face Addiction is an all-natural product line introduced last year. Made in Muskoka, it is also gluten-free, paraben-free, and has no additives or fragrances.
On Tuesdays all services are two for one, so you can bring a friend for free.
Seniors days are very popular at Pamperme Day Spa. The last Wednesday and Thursday of the month seniors 60 years and older receive their services for half price. Bookings for these days fill up fast, so be sure to call ahead.
Pamperme Day Spa witten by By Erika Engel, 25 Hurontario Street, Collingwood,705-446-1286