Amy Archuleta of Spa Trouvé: Love Yourself by Loving Local
705 E. 900 S. #100
Mon–Thurs: 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m. | Every other Sat: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
801.997.8199 | spatrouve.com
After a year like 2020, the importance of self-care is increasingly apparent each day. Self-care is a matter of giving time to yourself—in doing the things that you want and need, happiness is sure to follow. A Co-owner of Salt Lake City Spa Trouvé, Amy Archuleta says it perfectly: “Self-care is more than just a look; it’s a feeling. Do you feel confident, do you feel abundant, do you feel secure? You have to feel it first, and then you can be it.” And, with that eloquent logic, it’s no wonder that Archuleta has been an expert in the art of self-care since 2016, not long after the conception of Spa Trouvé in 2011.
“This spa was different. It was elevated and inspiring. [It] helped to refresh the image, look and feel, and expand our vision into what was possible for future markets.”
Spa Trouvé is the perfect example of the axiom, “When one door closes another opens.” In this case, the door that closed was Elase Medical Spa in Orem, Utah. Unfortunately, Elase “was failing,” Archuleta says. Spa Trouvé Co-owner Courtney Anderson, who managed Elase at the time of its closure, vied for the spa to remain open because she saw its potential—Anderson then had a single week to rebrand, rename and reopen. The result was the first Spa Trouvé. Anderson opened another location and, in 2016, met Archuleta. Together they opened a location on 900 South.
Reflecting on opening the 900 South location, Archuleta says, “This spa was different. It was elevated and inspiring. [It] helped to refresh the image, look and feel, and expand our vision into what was possible for future markets.” She continues, “A year later, Spa Trouvé on Pointe opened in Draper, and Spa Trouvé became the home of Utah’s most famous bloggers, local stars and personalities.” While Archuleta touts the special touches of the location on 900 South, all five Spa Trouvé locations collectively stand out thanks to their dedication to quality product and services and, according to Archuleta, their “bold and hip boutique vibe.”
“Skin health is a priority, and therefore, we provide well-researched brands.”
Spa Trouvé’s many services include, but aren’t limited to, classics such as facials and Botox and Dysport, CoolTone (muscle-toning) and CoolSculpting (body-contouring) services. “For new clients to the spa, our most popular services to receive are our Mini Lip Plump for a soft subtle enhancement, $399; The Hydrafacial for a glowing, dewy look, $199; and Botox to turn back the hands of time, $13 a unit,” Archuleta says.
Spa Trouvé undergirds their services with heightened attention to clients’ skin and are thus “devoted to carrying evidence based medical-grade skin care products,” Archuleta says. “Skin health is a priority, and therefore, we provide well-researched brands including SkinCeuticals, Obagi, Alastin, SkinMedica and SkinBetter.” Archuleta knows that the secret ingredient to true pampering is, in fact, good ingredients. All of the brands Spa Trouvé uses are thoroughly researched, resulting in guaranteed goodness. Spa Trouvé even pursued an exclusive, family-owned skincare line called Vivant Skin Care based out of Miami, Florida.
“We have several clients transitioning and we help them to feel extremely comfortable while doing so.”
Archuleta says of the Vivant, “Vivant shares the same values that Spa Trouvé does with a vow to remain premier, boutique and quality-driven. They are pioneers in the science of skincare with a mission to provide transformative solutions for problematic skin.”
Beyond magical skin products, Spa Trouvé outmatches their competition based on their range of services alone. “Our team provides comprehensive skincare and injectable experiences with dependable outcomes,” Archuleta says. “We have achieved the Top 50 in the Nation with Allergan, a world-renowned medical cosmetic company. Spa Trouvé is the first medical spa in Utah to bring on Allergan’s new electromagnetic device, CoolTone. CoolTone is the newest device in the revolution of FDA-approved, non-invasive body-contouring, toning muscles safely and innovatively.” Additionally, “We have several clients transitioning and we help them to feel extremely comfortable while doing so,” Archuleta says. “Some services we offer to help with this are laser hair removal, injections and CoolSculpting,” an innovative fat-freezing procedure that reduces fat cells that diet and exercise may not reach.
Spa Trouvé’s combination of classy branding, exclusive products and effective procedures puts them ahead of the beauty industry, but what truly makes Spa Trouvé incredible is their passion and dedication to each patient’s unique path to well-being. Archuleta asserts that each client is sure to walk out of Spa Trouvé’s doors feeling confident and secure in their beauty plan thanks to their “master estheticians” who help clients map out their unique plans.
Above all else, Archuleta strives to cultivate a space of teamwork and empowerment. The Spa Trouvé team starts each day off with a mini team meeting where they go over each employee’s specific goals and how they will achieve them—which, according to Archuleta, “has helped tremendously in setting the tone and attitude for the day and truly gives the staff a sense of empowerment to go out and seize the day!” This just goes to show that Spa Trouvé employees are on a unique journey of enabling self-care for each one of their clients and ensuring that everyone who enters the spa leaves feeling taken care of and confident, rather than just looking like it.
Spa Trouvé’s success story exemplifies the power and positive mental and physical effects that self-care can have. As Archuleta says, “When I give myself love first, I can give love to others more freely.” To love yourself and a dedicated, authentic local business in the new year, stop by one of the five Spa Trouvé locations to purchase some incredible products or to receive a complimentary beauty consultation. And, if you have more questions for Spa Trouvé, be sure to visit their website at spatrouve.com.