WICHITA — Lezlie Miles is planning to bring a little serenity to Derby in the new year.
Miles has had Serenity Mind Body Spa in Wilson Estates Medical Park for six years and has been considering ways to expand.
Then, she started getting calls from Derby residents saying they need her services, which include massage, body treatments, facials and waxing.
So Miles investigated and has decided to open near the corner of K-15 and Buckner next to Verus Bank.
In addition to the city needing spa services, Miles says part of what makes Derby attractive is "it's a community that supports their businesses very well."
She's opening in 2,800 square feet, which is bigger than the 2,600 square feet she has at Wilson Estates. Miles, who has already expanded there once, plans to expand again in the coming year. The west side is a possibility one day, too.
"It's a goal."
For now, though, Miles is concentrating on Derby.
"We're looking at first of all what the need is in Derby before we decide what services to expand into."
Miles says possibilities include nail care, spray tanning and medical aesthetics.
"If everything falls into place as we hope, we'll be open at the beginning of January."