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2012: A Decade of Flight

For 10 years, Arizona Spa Girls has made the spa experience more accessible for beauty and wellness enthusiasts worldwide. We have diligently built a comprehensive directory to literally thousands of Arizona spas and salons with descriptions, reviews, directions and insider tips. Every summer, we roll up our sleeves and break out the sunscreen to coordinate the annual […]

2011: Summer Spaaah Celebrates 5 Years

Since 2006, the Arizona Spa Girls team has coordinated close to 50 Summer Spaaah Series events throughout the hottest months of the summer to keep the industry alive during their off-season. The award-winning Series has raised more than $50,000 for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation and a made a believer out of many of our attendees.   Arizona […]

2010: AZ Spa Girls Featured on National News

Arizona Spa Girls founder, Lisa Kasanicky, was interviewed by ABC News on “How to Spa” on location at the Golden Door Spa in Carefree, Arizona. The segment featured the Spa Girl reluctantly exercising on a treadmill while the team got to do the heavy lifting as models for massages and pool lounging in the background. If […]

2009: AZ Spa Girls Goes to Print

Arizona Spa Girls founder, Lisa Kasanicky, landed a gig to write The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways for the Penguin Group. While the book focuses on fun, national travel destinations for female travelers (and definitely not idiots!), the book is sprinkled with inspirational messages softly nudging busy women to take time out for themselves and their […]

2008: Founder Named the “Spastress”

Arizona Spa Girl founder, Lisa Kasanicky, was honored along with other Valley area innovators as one of the coolest people in Phoenix for her work as the “Spastress” by Phoenix Magazine. Very cool, indeed!   The website also continued to get a little more sophisticated thanks to the Spa Boy’s technical tinkering.

2007: Summer Spaaah Wins Event of the Year

The Summer Spaaah Series is named the 2007 Event of the Year by International Festivals and Events Association-endorsed APS AzTEC Awards (for events under 20K participants). The series was also honored by the Phoenix New Times as the “Best Way to Get Pampered For a Good Cause” and has since racked up accolades with numerous […]

2006: Summer Spaaah Series Launched

With another slow, sleepy summer around the corner, the founder teamed up with a local women’s networking group to launch a series of “spa parties” that brought business to local spas and salons while supporting her mission to educate area residents on the health benefits of the spa experience and support a local charity. The […]

2005: The Spa Message Takes Flight

Arizona Spa Girls founder, Lisa Kasanicky, spreads the spa message as a contributor to various local publications. She served as spa editor for ITEM Magazine, a beauty columnist for The Arizona Republic’s family of magazines including 85255 and Arizona Woman and beauty editor for East West Magazine. Her work has been published in So Scottsdale!, Phoenix Magazine, AZ Magazine, Prime Living, Generation Health, Healing Lifestyles and Spas, ISPA’s PULSE and LiveSpa Magazines, Leisure Group Travel, Where and YES.

2004: AZ Spa Girls Featured in National Media

Dubbed a “chatty, informal guide to Arizona spas,” The Wall Street Journal featured the site as a top resource for scouting out relaxation spots. Arizona Spa Girls was also featured in bizAZ, Scottsdale Life and the Phoenix Business Journal as fun, new informational guide to beauty and wellness.    

2003: Red Hot Spa and Salon Deals Take Off

In keeping with the mission of making the spa experience more accessible to the general public, Arizona Spa Girls launched “Red Hot Specials,” a new section completely dedicated to mining out the best salon and spa deals across Arizona. Our goal was to create a resource where people could go before trying out a new […]