By Dr. Robi Ludwig
Chrissy Dress is the stylish boss babe behind the trendy Chestnut Hill spa CURE de Repos. This glamorous business owner has worked in the beauty industry for over ten years, managing everything from beauty boutiques to working as a top makeup artist for shows like MTV, E entertainment, The History Channel, as well a multitude of film and TV projects. She also won the Best of Philly award in 2017.
Dress prides herself on weaving a new era concept with an old-world principle. Her personal mantra, which has become the business mission statement for her boutique, is to exceed her clients’ wildest expectations and transport them to a world of luxury.
Chrissy Dress’s boutique spa provides a unique and personal experience often lost in larger corporate spa settings. Cure De Repos in known for selling only high-end products which always leaves her customers craving for more.
I recently sat down with this inspirational entrepreneur to learn more about her spa and her future goals for both her business and her clients.
As the founder of Cure de Repos what makes your boutique spa experience so unique?
As the founder of CURE de Repos what makes my boutique spa experience so unique is the carefully curated skincare lines that you will not find in other large brand beauty stores or counters. The welcoming, warm, individualized attention each client receives, as well as personalized treatments.
What does Cure de Repos mean? And why did you decide to name for your business Cure de Repos?
CURE de Repos means a place you can find peace. A place you can find Wellness. I named my business CURE de Repos because that is exactly what we deliver.
You have been in the beauty industry for over a decade, how has the beauty industry and/or consumer needs changed over the years?
The beauty consumers today are a lot more educated on ingredients, products, and treatments. The industry today is also supersaturated, so it does make it hard to sift through it all. Even for a licensed professional like myself, it can be overwhelming. This is why going to a licensed professional is important.
What can Customers expect to receive when they book an appointment with your spa?
When customers book an appointment online or over the phone, they can expect excellent customer care and ease.
What kinds of services does Cure de Repos offer?
CURE offers award winning facials, Massage, full body waxing / sugaring, lash and brow tint, lash lift, online consultations, makeup applications, and lash extensions. Pretty much everything but hair and nails.
You talk about the importance of using clean products, why is this so important to you?
I have curated my spa skin care collection to be majority European. They have higher standards than the USA FDA. In the US, a product can be sold to the public consumer and only list 60% of its ingredient deck. That is crazy town to me.
What is your most popular product or treatment right now?
Honestly, I am excited to announce that we are the newest spa partners with BIologique Recherche. This is the pinnacle to reach in my profession as a Spa owner and Aesthetician. I cannot wait to get training under way with my team, and to be able to offer this exclusive French Skin care line to our clients. Pinch me, am I dreaming!
What is your favorite beauty indulgence?
Currently my favorite beauty indulgence is the Sodashi Jojoba body exfoliant, paired with the OUD Body oil and Face and body mist. This winter has been very dry and brutal on all our skin! I like to exfoliate my skin once a week before getting into the shower, then apply the OUD face and body mist for hydration and a scent that transcends, finishing with the OUD body oil on damp skin to quench the itchy dry-winter skin and lock in moisture. Sodashi is a gorgeous line from Australia that is exclusive to The FOUR Season and CURE in Philadelphia!
Where can people find you?
Chrissy Dress, Founder/ Aesthetician/ B.S./ Published Beauty Contributor
CURE de Repos
8133 Germantown Pa
Philadelphia Pa 19118
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