When you walk into Rejuvenate Day Spa the relaxing vibes are immediate.
Soft lighting, soothing music, and sweet aroma’s fill esthetician Rachel Chvatal’s recently opened day spa studio at 529 N Main Street, Suite #3, in Downtown Fremont.
Chvatal has been a practicing esthetician for 11 years and recently moved her business, Rejuvenate Day Spa, to Fremont after doing business at 3520 N. 163rd Plaza in Omaha for multiple years.
“I grew up in Elkhorn and worked at a salon there before deciding to go out on my own seven years ago,” she said. “We have been here in Fremont for four years now and I finally decided to move the business here as well.”
The ‘we’ in that sentence include Rachel’s husband Jake and their two daughters Delilah and Addison.
At her new studio, located in the same building that houses Blue Yoga Studio, Blue Bottle Coffeehouse, and MainStreet of Fremont, Chvatal offers a variety of services designed to pamper clients while also promoting healthy skin.
Those include Chvatal’s signature facial, acne facial, rejuvenating facial, and stress relief facial.
“They are very relaxing and are done in an hour long session,” Chvatal said. “I want people to come in and feel pampered but I’m also concerned about their skin.”
According to Chvatal, her various facial services treat clients’ skin without medication and each service includes two facial massages, two facial masks, and a hand and foot massage over the hour-long process.
“They can come in and relax and their skin feels amazing afterwards,” she said. “I turn down the lights so it’s nice and dark, the bed is heated, there’s music playing, a lot of people actually fall asleep.”
Along with providing a variety of facials on a regular basis, Chvatal also offers specialty services on a month-by-month basis.
“Like for Valentine’s Day I did a strawberry chocolate facial, or I have done cherry blossom facials in the past, stuff like that,” she said. “So every month there is something kind of different for people to enjoy.”
Chvatal also offers a variety of other services including chemical peels, facial and body waxing, body treatments, make-up applications, and spray tans.
Chvatal’s spray tan services only take around 15 minutes and last for 5-7 days, and her decision to do spray tans as opposed to tanning beds came from concerns about the health of her own skin.
“I originally got them because I am at a really high risk for skin cancer, so I can’t be out in the sun or use tanning beds,” she said. “After I started doing it I thought I should start offering it at the spa and it’s been a hit ever since.”
While Chvatal enjoys her work and being able to help people feel confident about their skin, what she really enjoys about running a day spa is the connections she makes with her clients.
“I have been working with some of my clients for 8-10 years, so they have really become a part of my family,” she said. “They have been there through the birth of my girls and a lot of them were at my wedding. So just getting to know my clients and knowing that I can help make them comfortable in their own skin are why I love doing what I do.”
Along with cultivating a family atmosphere with her clients, Chvatal’s decision to run her own day spa allows her to spend more quality time with her two young daughters.
“When I went on my own it was more to be home with them,” she said. “When I had Delilah I decided to be a stay-at-home mom and work my spa around their schedule.”
Delilah, who just recently celebrated her fourth birthday, also loves spending time at her mother’s spa and already has a penchant for esthetician work.
“They love being up here, my daughter Delilah goes into the room and pretends to do facials,” she said. “She’ll ask if she can wax me and will pretend to do it, she just loves it.”
Currently Rejuvenate Day Spa is open Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 5-9 p.m., Saturday’s from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and one Friday a month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Right now I am open Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-9 p.m.
All of Chvatal’s services are by appointment only and those interested in making an appointment are encouraged to call or text her at 402-812-1719 or message her on the Rejuvenate Day Spa by Rachel Chvatal Facebook page.