OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — If you are wanting to look and feel good Faces Day Spa near 84th and Center is open.
"We offer services like various types of therapeutic massages, facials," said owner Dan Nedved. "We do very aggressive skincare here, nail care like manicures, some pedicures; we also do medical injections like botox, fillers, like volbella, we also do body treatments."
The business has been open for nearly 20 years. They have their regular customers. Nedved says about 90% of his customers are repeat customers.
So when the pandemic hit, he was concerned for his business, but more so his staff and clients.
"It was really scary. What we do is very close contact," Nedved said. "In fact, physical contact with all of our clients, no matter what we're doing."
"Many of our staff were uncomfortable certainly. Clients weren't that uncomfortable yet," Nedved explained. "We decided to close before the governor deemed us that we should be closed."
The spa was closed for months, and despite losing several weeks worth of income, Nedved said he waited a bit to reopen.
"Once we were allowed to open up, we waited about three weeks just to make sure the numbers we were comfortable with, in terms of the virus, how many people were being affected by it."
Once they opened, they made adjustments to ensure the safety of staff and clients.
"We've slowed down all of our appointments, because we disinfect a lot more between each client, and the bathrooms have to be disinfected after every client," Nedved said. "The front door has to be disinfected several times a day, everything within reason we have to stop and disinfect."
"Currently when a client gets here, we ask that they call the spa and we tell them when it's safe for them to come in so the service provider can take them in right away instead of waiting in the waiting room," Nedved said.
"We don't offer couples massages at the moment," Nedved said. "I don't think it's really the best thing to do, to have four people in a confined area like that, breathing for an hour. We're trying to keep it as safe as possible while still providing the services that the clients expect."
Nedved says they're not as busy as they used to be pre-coronavirus, but says they are getting there.
"We're happy to be here," Nedved said. "And it's just so nice to have our clients coming back."
2605 S. 84th St. Omaha, NE 68124
Monday - Friday: 8AM - 9PM
Saturday: 8AM - 4PM
Sunday: 10AM - 6PM