About Us

When you walk into Xquisite Nail Design and Day Spa in Mount Joy, you’ll love the warm, open atmosphere and clean, sophisticated look.

But the entrance is only the beginning. With your glass of wine or cup of tea in hand, the real fun begins. Offering everything from manicures and pedicures to hair styling and massages, Xquisite will pamper you from head to toe.

Lori Houser has owned Xquisite Nail Design and Day Spa for nearly fifteen years and will celebrate five years at her current location in April. A native of Mount Joy, Houser received her education at Lancaster School of Cosmetology, and on-the-job training from Aaron Shiley, a highly regarded hair and nail salon expert who owned Aaron Studios in Lancaster during the 1990s.

“Aaron instilled the values of hard work, customer service, quality hair styling and professionalism,” Houser says. “and Pam Simmons, who became my mentor and best friend while at Aaron’s, taught me how to build good relationships with clients and to accommodate their wishes whenever possible. I owe a great portion of my career and Xquisite Nail Design and Day Spa to the values they taught me.”

Those values continue to inspire everything that happens at Xquisite. Houser prides herself on offering a one-of-a-kind experience to each one of her clients.

“The pampering our customers receive as well as the great personalities and kindness of our staff bring clients back time after time,” Houser explains. “We believe that when you visit, it’s all about you.”

“Everything about this salon is a reflection of Lori’s personality,” says salon coordinator, Nancy Kopf. “…from the attention we give the clients, the décor in the salon, the calm and relaxing atmosphere in each of our massage and treatment rooms…to the bubbly, smiling, friendly welcome each person receives when they walk through the door,” Nancy continues.

“We’re all trained professionals, and several of us have over 20 years of experience,” says Houser. “We take our reputation and the trust clients put in us very seriously.”

“The core of our business is from the local area…Mount Joy, Elizabethtown, Marietta, Maytown…but we see a good many clients from the Lancaster area as well.

Even still, many consider Xquisite Nail Design and Day Spa as one of the “best kept secrets” in the area. Houser thinks there are a lot of people that don’t know that they are just off the square in Mount Joy and how expansive the salon is. A lot of people walk in our front door and say “Wow…”

The salon and spa feature 6 top-of-the-line treatment rooms, each with their own sophisticated, contemporary décor. The spa is located on the second floor, in a secluded space that makes for a relaxing experience.

“We have a wonderful reputation for massages throughout Lancaster County,” Houser explains. “Both of our massage therapists graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage, which has a nationally-recognized program.”

In addition to Houser and the two massage therapists, Xquisite Nail Design and Day Spa’s staff includes a salon coordinator, receptionist, two hair stylists, and a nail technician. The salon and spa is adding a spray tanning area in the spring and she will continue to offer new and more specialized services this year.

“One of our most creative packages is our Princess Party, for ages 4 and up,” Houser says. “Moms love to set these up for their daughters’ birthday parties.”

Houser explains that the Princess Party can include anything from mini hairstyles with glitter hairspray and tiaras, mini manicures and pedicures, nail art on the nails, to make-up, cake and pizza. “A lot of times the moms stay and take pictures and have a glass of wine themselves or even get treated to a manicure or chair massage while their daughters get pampered!” she says.

They can also customize birthday parties or prom packages for teenagers and offer Girls Night Out parties at the salon and spa. There are several options available, so Lori just suggests calling for more information.

Weddings are another specialty at Xquisite Nail Design and Day Spa. They partner with Cameron Estates in Mount Joy and have served small and large bridal parties. “Recently we had a wedding party of 14 people,” Houser says. “We provided services on the day before the wedding with a complete spa getaway package for the bridesmaids featuring manicures and pedicures, massages, facials and a catered meal. We then followed up on the day of the wedding by handling hair and makeup for the entire bridal party. We love to be a part of your special day.”

The salon stays involved in the community in other ways, too. “We’ve done everything in the local community…from offering mini manicures for Ladies Night at Koser Jewelers to being part of Nurse’s Week each year at Lancaster General Women’s and Babies Hospital; giving manicures and pedicures to over 100 nurses.”

“Jan Allen from Bube’s Brewery has purchased gift certificates for her staff, we’ve done a “Martinis and Manicures” Event at Hennigan’s and we’ve provided chair massages for the employees at Kline’s Septic Service, ABC Keystone and other local businesses,” Houser says.

“We also partner with the Olde Square Inn on Main Street in Mount Joy to offer couples massages for the Inn’s guests who are visiting for a weekend getaway,” she continues.

Whether it’s a package deal for 20 or simply a few hours of pampering, the staff of Xquisite Nail Design and Day Spa offers an elegant, calming experience designed to make you feel special. “There are several salons in the area,” says Nancy Kopf, “but this is more of an ‘experience’ than just a place you get your hair and nails done.”

“My goal is to have every customer leave here feeling beautiful, respected, rejuvenated and happy,” Houser says. “When you’re investing your money for salon and spa services, you want to be treated specially and receive high quality, professional care.”

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