Starting as a modest two-room beauty salon in Camp Hill to an evolved portfolio of highly regarded luxury spas across South East Queensland. It is ‘Stephanie’s Luxury Spas’ and Stephanie Shepherd is the CEO, founder and woman behind the brand. A revered boutique of spas, ‘Stephanies’ offer exceptional quality spa rituals and beauty to everyone from international celebrities and corporate high flyers, to everyday Mums and Dads. Stephanie Shepherd has been a beloved fixture on the South East Queensland Spa scene for 22 years, amassing five exquisite spa locations ranging from inner city sanctuaries to secluded slices of heaven; all of them gathering a cult-like following of adoring clientele.
Her resounding success has been recognised on the global spa stage taking out six awards in the recent “World Luxury Spa Awards” held in Vietnam. The official full winning results in the Continent category include her overall spa cohort Stephanies Luxury Spas winning Best Luxury Spa Group; Stephanies Spa Retreat winning Best Luxury Hotel Spa; and Stephanies Urban Spa taking out the Best Luxury Urban Escape Spa, Continent Winner.
Stephanies Vintage Spa won the Best Luxury Boutique Spa, Country Winner; along with Stephanies Mountain Spa as Best Luxury Spa Retreat, Country Winner and finally a well deserved win for her Noosa spa, Stephanies Ocean Spa awarded for Best Luxury Resort Spa, Country Winner.
The award wins are the basis of service industry standards around the globe, the World Luxury Spa Awards and World Luxury Restaurant Awards pride themselves on providing true recognition to luxury spas in their relevant categories during its annual voting phase. Votes are garnered through various marketing channels from guests, showcasing yet again the true value of service excellence.
Her philosophy to developing luxurious spas is simple: embrace new technologies, respect ancient rituals, step away from the ordinary and create breathtaking treatments. The soulful business woman, who exudes genuine care and passion, confesses that the most important ingredient to success is to stay true to yourself. “Beauty and balance are within all of us; it’s about finding who you are and embracing it.”
For Stephanie herself it has been a long, yet rewarding and satisfying journey since her first Spa opened in 1994 to reach this career milestone. “To receive these incredible industry accolades in response to our client’s support has been overwhelming and humbling,” she says, “To have built such an incredible community of clients and therapists is a very proud achievement for me”.
Stephanies has obtained leading account status in Queensland for Thalgo and Payot, the finest spa therapy ranges from France, respectively combining marine wonders and biotechnology to deliver unsurpassed results. Bespoke spa rituals designed by Stephanie herself incorporate her very own body collection la Vie elixir. This luxurious collection of natural products is specially formulated to enhance the benefits of Stephanies Spas unique and indulgent spa treatments.
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