Growing up in picturesque Budapest and later studying in Germany has given Zsuzsanna an extraordinary world view. It’s something she loves to share with her clients every day. “I am so passionate about my work,” says Zsuzsanna. Her beautiful and soothing spa combines meticulous European skin care practices with an American focus on the total restorative experience.
“When our clients come in,” says Zsuzsanna, “I want them to feel like they have been on a mini-vacation. After an hour or two of treatments with us, you can get a fresh start and a new spark.”
“What makes us different is the level of care here,” she says. “That’s why our tagline is ‘Beauty with a heart.’ I have an amazing staff and it’s incredible to be celebrating our 12-year anniversary together. Family and teamwork is what it’s all about.”
Though owning and running a business is challenging, she savors all aspects of the role. Zsuzsanna speaks four languages and studied hospitality and business with a focus on art history. Her work ethic and tenacity comes from her mother, Andrea, and grandmother, she says.
“Growing up, I was an athlete,” she says. “I was a swimmer and a runner and that helped to make me tough on the inside. My grandmother, Emila, taught me to always do the work first, then do the fun part. That lesson has stayed with me. I think that’s why I have such a strong work ethic.”
Zsuzsanna first arrived in the Philadelphia area in 1996. She began her skin care career at a popular European spa in Wayne, PA. Several years later, the ownership there changed. She knew it was the right time to follow her dream, take the leap, and open her first business.
“I’m always positive and see the glass half-full,” she says. “I wanted the focus of my spa to be a warm, friendly and calming place where people can come to escape from the daily stress of life.”
Today she is serving clients that she has had for years, as well as welcoming those coming in for the first time. “Taking care of my clients and working with my amazing coworkers is pure joy,” says Zsuzsanna. “This is what I always wanted to do.”
Renee, an outstanding esthetician, takes pleasure in helping clients understand the importance of using the best professional skin care ingredients. In addition to customized facials, Renee also specializes in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and waxing and advanced skin analysis.
She is a certified medical aesthetic laser technician and is also certified in eyelash extensions. “I really enjoy making our clients look and feel more rejuvenated,” says Renee, a wife, mother and devoted grandmother. “I like helping them understand the how to improve the condition of their skin and to help them age gracefully.”
Renee has applied her skills for over a decade with Day Spa by Zsuzsanna. She calls the spa a relaxing, hidden oasis. “It’s not only the care we give our clients that makes us so different,” she says. “It’s that our clients know that we care about them. Beauty really comes through the heart. It’s our slogan. But the true meaning, I caught that from Zsuzsanna.”
Communication is the key to success, she says. “I always ask the client what they are looking for and then I try my best to meet or exceed what they want. I am always working with them to give them what they need. I am most pleased when the client and I can both see the results.”
When she is not at the spa, Renee, a woman of faith, loves to spend time with her family, especially her four adorable grandchildren. She is a Zumba enthusiast, enjoys healthful cooking and staying active. A few of her favorite activities are biking and hiking.
Born and raised in a small village in Northern Greece, Gloria brings almost 40 years of extensive skin case experience to Day Spa by Zsuzsanna. Specializing in facials, micro-current treatments, microdermabrasion, light therapy, waxing and lash/brow dye, she began her training with the legendary Georgette Klinger.
After 11 years of cultivating her skills at the venerable salon on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, she moved to Philadelphia. She joined the staff of a local spa and received ongoing specialized training in her mentor’s signature techniques in skin and body analysis. She traveled to Barcelona for exclusive training with Germaine de Capuccini. Gloria has been featured in numerous publications, from Main Line News to Philadelphia Magazine’s
Best of Philly.
Having garnered another 26 years of practical experience in holistic skin and body treatment, Gloria is now excited to share the breadth of her experience with the clients at Day Spa by Zsuzsanna.
Best known for her gentle touch, Gloria delivers customized skin treatments based on individual needs. Building strong relationships with clients is a foundation of the service at Day Spa by Zsuzsanna. “It’s important to me that the clients trust me and look forward to coming to the spa,” she says. “We teach them how to care for their skin at home, too. This will help to maximize the benefits of the treatments we deliver here at the spa.”
Gloria and Zsuzsanna have been colleagues for many years. “She is my boss, but she is also a friend to me,” says Gloria. “She tries to make everyone happy and that makes me happy.”
Danielle M. Ghesser L.E.
Danielle joins Day Spa by Zsuzsanna with fifteen years of salon experience, specializing in Esthetics. Graduating from Lansdale School of Cosmetology in 2003, Danielle began performing various facial treatments, while maintaining the required protocol for several skin care lines. She is also skilled at waxing services, eyelash lifting and tinting, as well as makeup application. Danielle is passionate about performing services based on a client’s personal needs. She strives to educate her clients on continuing care at home, so as to improve their overall skin health. In her words, “I want my clients to be as passionate about their skin as I am”.
She continuously advances her skill set by taking educational courses related to her expertise. In 2017 she completed the Dermalogica Expert program, and has completed 80 hours of courses at the International Dermal Institute. She is certified in lash lifting by Sugar Lash Pro, and received the 2014 Star Award for being within the top 10% of sales and services within a nationwide company.
In addition to her passion for Esthetics, Danielle enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family and friends, especially her husband and two adorable pups, Fozzie and Ralphie.
Massage Therapist, Adrienn Karsai joined the Zsuzsanna team in the spring of 2018.
Massage Therapist, Annette Baldwin kicks off 2020 joining us at Day Spa by Zsuzsanna!
Annette graduated from Anthem Institute for massage therapy in 2010. Since then she had pursued multiple careers before finally taking the plunge into the world of Massage Therapy. Her normal pressure ranges between medium and firm and she has taken special interest in sports massage and Oncology massage courses. She enjoys her practice because it is just as therapeutic for her to give the massage as it is for her client during the session. Her favorite massages to give are the ones that help her client regain functionality in their body whether from and injury or surgery. She aspires to specialize in Orthopedic massage one day.
Some of her hobbies include hiking, reading, cooking and bird watching.
We love one of her favorite quotes: "It matters not the path we take but who we become on the journey. ". We are glad her path brought her to us!
From the moment you enter our tranquil spa, Cindy’s warm and welcoming manner will make you feel right at home. “I have always loved helping people,” says Cindy. “When I first met Zsuzsanna, I knew this was my home.”
Ensuring that each client has the most relaxing experience from start to finish is the priority, says Cindy. Every detail of your experience is carefully considered.
“We want you to feel the serenity here,” she says. “It is so important to take time for yourself. Because our treatments our specified for each client, you will have that anticipation of such personalized, warm care. Everyone here at Day Spa by Zsuzsanna is so amazing at what they do. They give our clients that genuine, individualized care that sets us apart from any other luxury spa experience. We want you to feel that you are in another realm when you are here. That’s our goal with every visit.”
When she is not greeting clients and scheduling services, Cindy is whipping up great Italian meals. She and her boyfriend, Todd, are serious foodies who love cooking together. “Especially truffles,” laughs Cindy. But their favorite pastime is spoiling their rescue dog, Gracie. “We just love playing with her, and going on runs and walks together.”
Call us at 610-688-3969 to make an appointment!