Polished by Claire V., a downtown Roanoke spa created by the founder of Claire V. handbags, will open in two new locations this summer.
Construction is slated to begin within the next week or two inside a 1,300-square-foot space at The Forum, a shopping plaza on Starkey Road in southwest Roanoke County.
That location will offer facials, body treatments, massages, waxing, pedicures and manicures, said Laura Godfrey, who started the handbag and spa businesses.
The Roanoke County location also will sell bath and body products, including Bare Minerals makeup.
Polished opened a retail-only store at the Shoppes at West Village in November. Godfrey said that location was always intended to be temporary as she had hoped to open a spa in a larger space in that shopping center after the holidays.
Those plans didn’t work out, she said, so she sought the former Through the Garden Gate space at The Forum.
The West Village store will close when the new spa opens late this summer.
Spa fans in the New River Valley soon will be able to visit a Polished location, too.
A spa on South Main Street in Blacksburg is set to open this month, Godfrey said.
That spa has been in the works since last fall, but construction issues delayed the opening, she said.
Polished opened its first spa in downtown Roanoke on Market Street in 2009.
The majority of the spa’s employees are graduates of Bethany Hall, a substance abuse rehabilitation center for women.
The Roanoke County and Blacksburg spas also will employ Bethany Hall graduates. They are trained at a beauty school that Godfrey created exclusively for the spas.
Collectively, the spas will employ about 40 people.