Less than two blocks from Marietta Square, tucked inside an unassuming storefront, sits a little slice of heaven.
Evene Day Spa is a cozy boutique salon that provides a variety of skincare treatments to help its clients “Relax. Refresh. Rejuvenate.”
Unlike bigger salons, Evene offers a more intimate and personalized experience, whether you’re unwinding with a signature facial or loosening up with a deep tissue massage.
Owner Saadat Masoudi prides herself on the passion she brings to her clients and business. The word, evene, means passion in her native Kurdish language and is a word that best describes her commitment to client satisfaction.
“Our number one goal is to provide great quality of service with the highest quality products,” Masoudi said. But at the heart of her business, the client relationships which she and her staff have developed over the years are what truly makes this place so special. “We have become more like friends [and] family to our clients,” she added, with loyal customers still returning to the salon since it opened in 2005.
Masoudi, who is Kurdish, emigrated from Iran in 1997 with her family. She became interested in skincare and the opportunity it offered to “work one-on-one and interact with people.”
After honing her skills at the International School of Skin, Nailcare and Massage Therapy, she worked at Spa Sydell for several years as an esthetician. While juggling her job, home, and three young children, Masoudi eventually decided to work for herself and opened her own salon. “It was not easy, but somehow mothers make it happen.”
I first discovered Evene years ago when it was still located in Smyrna; its customer service and treatment experience have kept me coming back. After expanding the salon’s services and building a steady clientele for 15 years in that location, Masoudi suddenly needed to find a new home for Evene in late 2019 when her lease was not renewed.
Then COVID hit hard. Like so many other business owners, Masoudi had to scale back and slowly rebuild, but with safety always a high priority. It has been challenging at times, but Evene is back to full-time operations as loyal clients have followed Masoudi to the new location near Marietta Square.
Esthetician Sandy Seim, who has been with Masoudi since the early days of Evene, is skilled in all facets of skincare and delivers an exceptional experience. The one-hour European facial ($80) that I booked with her was both relaxing and pampering.
The treatment rooms are soothing, with soft lighting and calming music. After I settled onto the heated spa table, Seim began with a face cleansing using high quality products best suited for my skin type. This was followed by the relaxing process of gentle exfoliation accompanied by steam.
Unlike facials I have had elsewhere, this one included extractions, which help unclog pores from oil and dirt buildup. For the next step, she applied a brightening mask for about ten minutes, then cleansed and completed the facial using moisturizer with sunscreen.
What made this experience even more enjoyable was the soothing massage to my décolleté, arms, shoulders, and even a sampling of foot reflexology that Seim added in between treatment steps. Heavenly!
Like Masoudi, Seim really enjoys the relationships she has made over the years with her clients and finds her career rewarding. “I love helping people feel better about their skin. Having healthy skin makes them feel good about themselves and is so important to overall health.”
The salon offers complete skincare services that include facials, body scrubs, waxing, and permanent makeup, as well as different modalities of massage with a full-time massage therapist. Skincare products include high-end Sothys Paris and dermatologist recommended PCA Skin and Clear Choice skincare lines.
The interior offers several waiting areas in addition to four treatment rooms, providing ample space for private spa parties. Stop by when you are ready for your own piece of heaven!
Evene Day Spa is located at 20 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta, near Marietta Square, and operates Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit www.evenedayspa.com to view services and specials. Call 770-437-1133 to book appointments. Gift certificates available.