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SpaRenity Nails & Organics to open at Waterfront

08/21/2014 12:00 AM

08/21/2014 5:51 PM

The Waterfront’s new addition at the northwest corner of 13th and Webb, where Whole Foods Market opens Sept. 3, continues to develop.

The SpaRenity Nails & Organics sign is now up.

That’s Kevin Tuan and his family’s spa, which Have You Heard? this spring reported was in the works.

The first SpaRenity opened in March at 3750 N. Woodlawn.

“We’re very successful,” Tuan says. “That’s why we decided to open up a second one on the east side.”

SpaRenity offers organic products for manicures, pedicures, facials, skin care and massage.

Tuan says that includes “truly organic nail polish,” and he says customers have taken to it all.

“They’re loving it.”

Like the spa on Woodlawn, the Waterfront one will feature custom pedicure benches Tuan had made in Houston. He says he thinks Wichitans will be surprised how different they are from traditional pedicure chairs.

The first SpaRenity is fairly small at just over 1,000 square feet.

The Waterfront spa will be 2,400 square feet and will be able to serve 20 to 30 people at a time.

Don Piros of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.

Tuan and his family have four other salons that aren’t the SpaRenity concept.

“For right now, we’re not going to change them,” he says.

Another SpaRenity should be coming, though.

“I’m working … to open another one on the west side,” Tuan says.

He says the SpaRenity at the Waterfront should be ready in October.

“Right now we are moving really quick.”

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.

About Carrie Rengers

Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.

Carrie encourages readers to contact her with tips, questions, behind-the-scenes business news and even funny quotes from business people. Reach her at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com

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