We are always inspired by entrepreneurs who come up with brilliant ideas with people at the center, and then go out and turn their ideas into reality. We also get excited by family-run businesses.
Meet Sharon and Jasmine Richards, the Mother-Daughter Duo Behind Anoz Spa in Garden City.
“I have been an entrepreneur/ Licensed Esthetician most of my adult life and dedicated my skills to the health and wellness industry. I was inspired to open a spa because of the dire need for self-care and the need to relax, especially in our communities and culture,” says Sharon.
During the 90’s Sharon worked as a makeup artist for BET, VH1 and the Cosby Show. In fact, Jasmine was named after Jasmine Guy one of the stars from A Different World.
Sharon and Jasmine are no strangers to Long Island. When Jasmine was 12 years old, Sharon opened a wellness day spa in Commack. Jasmine would be the team leader for the children’s parties doing strawberry facials while Sharon did massages for the adult.
When Jasmine entered high school, Sharon downsized her business and wanted to build a unit between her, her teenage daughter, husband Kevin, and chemist.
Jasmine went on to study finance at a Community College and eventually decided to pursue her passion and became a licensed massage therapist.
Anoz Spa Boutique has been in business since 2014 and is a total Mind, Body & Soul Experience with a “Touch of Caribbean” flare. The Spa was initially named Lux Spa & Wellness and was renamed in 2016 to commemorate her late mother, ZONA, who was a registered nurse, says Sharon.
“When customers come to Anoz Spa, we want them to transform as they step across the threshold,” Sharon also adds.
The Spa is designed to tantalize your five senses. Your nose will appreciate the aromatherapy of lemongrass scent going throughout the reception area, and your eyes will immediately focus on the site of the running waterfall, your ears will enjoy the calming sounds of the tranquilizing music floating through the air.
When you enter into one of the tropically decorated rooms, your body will immediately feel safe as it welcomes the nurturing and healing touch of one of our professional therapists. After your service, you are given a glass of refreshing lemon water with a hint of mint.
Anoz provides a variety of Massages: 9 Swedish, Deep Tissue, Couple, (Hot Stone) Reflexology (Foot Massage), Customized Facials, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Shea Butter Body Buffing, Foot Detox treatment, and Free skincare & health consultation.
“Being a spa business, we have always had to practice exceptional cleanliness routine. Upon reopening, we have implemented the CDC regulations into our business.”
Everyone must wear a mask upon entering, everyone’s temperature is taken, and they must wash their hands, put away their phones, and apply hand sanitizer before entering into the treatment rooms for their service.
The Spa also carries various self-care products such as body oils and candles that you can purchase online.
Sharon and Jasmine have also put their community at the center of their business.
“From day one, we have been giving to our community through donations to local school projects, charitable events, educational and developmental foundations, to name a few.”
Since the rise of the pandemic, the spa owners collaborated with a seasoned Chemist to make a top grade hand sanitizer to distribute to essential local workers and hospitals/nursing homes.
Today Sharon and Jasmine are still working to collaborate with other black businesses/brands/platforms to support, share, and help to leverage their various services in communities and the world at large.
And because Anoz is the gift that keeps on giving, they are offering BOGO for different spa services until Labor Day, so please treat yourself!
You can enjoy more promos at www.anozlife
Anoz Spa is located at 281 Nassau Blvd. Garden City South, NY 11530