When Texas officially went into lock down in response to COVID-19 outbreaks across the country, Bellissimo Day Spa had only been open for a few weeks. Now, with the state slowly allowing businesses like salons and spas to reopen, co-owner and CFO Iris Wilt is hopeful the reopened spa will come out on top.

Located in Friendswood, the health and wellness facility is home to an aesthetician, massage therapist, sensory deprivation tank and cbd store. Wilt said as the spa begins to welcome clients, they are taking every precaution to keep interactions safe.

“We hired a third party company to completely disinfect the place and guarantee surfaces are clean,” Wilt said. “Of course we will be utilizing masks and enforcing social distancing as well.”

The number of people within the spa at any given time will be limited by only accepting clients with appointments. Those going to treatments will also be directed immediately to the practitioners’ room; the lounging and relaxation areas will be closed to prevent extra interactions.

Wilt said they have received a great response from people reaching out to the spa to make appointments.

“I think with people going without for a few months, they realize how much they want a sense of normalcy with beauty and wellness,” Wilt said.

Wilt said when the spa first opened, it was a slow start.

“I kind of feel like our opening was postponed until now because we opened so soon before the pandemic officially broke out,” Wilt said. “It takes time for marketing to get out and by the time it did we had to close temporarily.

It was a scary situation to be in, Wilt said, but she is confident in the quality of the services, the experience and following of the practitioners, and the good location.

“For a while we didn’t know what was going to happen, but we continued to have faith and now we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel,” Wilt said.