Divine Complexions expands into Argyle Square
While working out of her former home in Oregon City, Wilsonville resident and Divine Complexions spa owner Christine Lewy used a crockpot to heat towels because she couldn't afford a towel warmer.
As her business grew, she was able to move into a shared office space on Citizen Drive. Recently, despite the economic downturn and having to close for two months during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lewy signed a lease for her first retail space in Argyle Square. The spa, which offers eyebrow and body waxing, makeup application, facials and more, will open this January.
"I'm grateful for our community we have here. They've been so supportive in reaching out. I'm really excited to grow and be in Argyle Square," Lewy said. "My spa has been a sanctuary for clients to feel beautiful and relaxed and be seen. I'm so excited to bring that on a larger scale especially during this time."
Lewy has built her business while raising five boys. And during the recent closure, she drove around town with her kids, dropping off home facial kits for clients. She also relied more on online accessory sales. As a result, Lewy was able to keep her spa afloat. And she said business has climbed since she reopened.
The new space will allow Lewy to expand MedSpa services, which includes botox, dermal fillers and medical-grade facial treatments. It also is bigger and much more public-facing and she's hoping to garner more foot traffic. Lewy said the idea of moving was a bit scary but she thought the opportunity was too good to pass up.
"It's amazing. It's so exciting because when I was doing it in my house I was so excited and proud, and this is my passion," she said. "To push fear out of the way and keep going has been huge."
Lewy's expansion, she said, could be viewed as inspiration for other businesses that are struggling during this challenging year.
"People have been telling me a lot: 'Thank you for being so inspiring, following your dreams and leading the way,'" she said. "It warms my heart. It gives me the biggest smile."
For more information on Divine Complexions, visit divinecomplexions.com.
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