When we opened Aqua in 2005 we had a clear vision and passion: Offer Santa Barbara quality manicures and pedicures in a clean, health conscious environment. Today, we 10 years later we are celebrating three major events – the celebration of our 10th anniversary, our 9th Santa Barbara Independent“Best of” Award and the launch of Aqua’s own Fresh and Fabulous organic Body Cream.
We are so grateful to our customers that have pushed us to be better. Some of the customer-driven improvements we have implemented over the past years include 24/7 online scheduling and our Aqua Skin and Nail Bar app to make scheduling more convenient: our new seating that makes getting a pedi easier for customers with mobility impairments and more comfortable for customers who are very short or very tall. These are just some of the many improvements that our loyal customers in Santa Barbara have helped us improve.
It is with this willingness for continual improvement that spurred the creation of our Aqua Fresh and Fabulous organic body cream. Here is the story. One of our beloved customers challenged us to provide services with beauty products that are free of harmful ingredients. Not only did we create of our own Aqua Fresh and Fabulous Body Cream, but we also started the implementation of professional product standards.
Our professional product standards were implemented after two of our beloved longtime customers went into cancer remission in 2014. They both shared their concerns that the ingredients in the beauty care products they had used for so long might have been contributing factors to their cancers. One of these two beautiful ladies challenged us to find products that were free of the harmful ingredients. She felt that Aqua had always gone above and beyond to be clean and health conscious but questioned whether our lotions, nail polishes and scrubs lived up to our commitment. Sadly, they didn’t.
Our leadership team was determined to find professional products that were free of these harmful ingredients. Despite much research we could not find a product that we could purchase that was free of harmful ingredients like mineral oil and parabens and still leave our clients’ skin moisturized. Thus, our lead service provider Karina Cordova made it her mission to develop a lotion that meets our company’s commitment to be conscious of our customers’ health while providing quality performance in our services. Aqua’s Fresh and Fabulous organic Body Cream is an incredibly moisturizing all over body cream that is made with organically grown ingredients. It’s fragrant, it penetrates quickly into the skin completely and it, leaves your body feeling Little black dress ready!
After 10 years our passion has not changed, but our commitment to our customers has expanded to provide quality services in the cleanest, most beautiful, health conscious environment while accommodating your busy schedule and needs. In addition, we are committed to skin and body care health consciousness through the implementation of product ingredient standards for all of our services. As part of this promise we recently have recently partnered with companies like Jurlique, South Sea’s Spray Tan solutions, and continued our long time relationship with Jane Iredale and Pureology because they share our ingredient philosophy. Now with the launch of our own organic body care line we have a complete line of health conscious beauty products.
Our Aqua guest services team, service providers and leadership team promises to continue to work passionately to ensure that women and men in Santa Barbara who value quality services, cleanliness, personal attention and convenience always have a place to enjoy their beauty treatments. To all our loyal Aqua customers, thank you for trusting us, for pushing us to be better, for your continual patronage and for voting us “Best of” for another year.
We invite to you to join us on October 24th to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We will have door prizes, champagne, balloon and raffle a complementary pedicure and brow wax for the winner to enjoy for a whole year. We hope to see you there!
Your Loving Aqua Staff