There was an incredible turnout and our staff had a great time preparing the models for the runway!
Spa At Nicholas Michaels participated Fashion show for Mass General Hospital for eating disorders represented by Harvard University School of business at the Biju. The charity/ fundraiser was a huge success! There was an incredible turnout and our staff had a great time preparing the models for the runway!
City Living's Best Of 2011 Survey. We've tallied the votes and have the results on which Central Massachusetts-based restaurants, cafes, salons, professional service firms and more are at the top of their game.
2011 Best of Spa Nicholas Michaels
422 Main Street Northborough
For the second year Nicholas Michaels Spa was named Best Spa by our City Living readers. Spa owners Nicholas Olivieri and Michael Abdella operate the Northborough retreat in a classic 18th century building. This luxurious yet relaxing atmosphere incorporates elements of nature to provide an aura of balance and wellness, central to the spa’s effort to induce well-being and peace of mind. With a new menu of services including facials, body treatments, massages and makeup, NM Spa even offers the opportunity to create your own package with the Essential Service Treatment Bar. The perfect spot for a single treatment or a full day of decadence, Nicholas Michaels is well deserving of its second nomination in as many years.
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A year and a day after a fire decimated Nicholas Michaels Spa and Salon in Northborough, the owners had a full house yesterday at their Grand Opening Gala.
"It's amazing," said Nicholas Olivieri, who owns the spa along with Michael Abdella. "It feels like we've moved back home."
Since the fire, Olivieri and Abdella, along with their more than 50 staff members were forced to work at two temporary locations - first in Westborough and then across the street from their original location in Northborough.
Although it was a trying experience, staff members said the process forged a bond they never could have imagined. "I think I've just realized that out of something bad comes something good," said Jennifer Koskie, a stylist. "It brought us all much closer together."
"We're a big family here," said Candace Intinarelli. "Everyone has been very much able to lean on each other in times of need." Olivieri recalled the night that he received the phone call from the Fire Department and went to the spa to watch it being destroyed before his eyes. "The fire chief came over to us and said, 'It's like the Phoenix.' But like the Phoenix, we're bigger, stronger and better than ever."
"We're blessed. It was a horrible situation, but it all turned out OK," said Abdella. "It was a rough year, a long year, but it feels good to be back home."
After the fire, Olivieri and Abdellah said they wanted to come up with a way of thanking the town police and fireighters for their help, and to support their staff at the same time. During a three-week period, they hosted six fundraising events, raising $25,000 dollars.
"We decided from that point, with the police and fire departments being so amazing through all of this, to give back to the community," said Olivieri.
They donated $12,500 to each department some of the largest donations they have ever received. The Police Department used the donation to buy eight automatic external defibrillators, seven of which were used to outfit cruisers and one to stay in the station.
After a year away, however, both owners agreed that it was just good to be back. "We put our everything into this," said Abdella. "It was all worth it. It's all perfect."