The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce and the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce welcomed PürLux into its membership roster this week.
The organizations hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the spa and wellness center on Wednesday, Nov. 7.
PürLux owners Tonya and Tiffany Johnson celebrated with a day-long open house that featured champagne, door prizes and other food and refreshments.
“We’re always really excited to see things like this come to our region,” Floyd County Chamber of Commerce Director Weston Reid said. “It’s really special to have something like this here….The large investment here is hopefully going to spur other people to put in more businesses here.”
He and Jordan Gibson, director of the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, toured PürLux prior to the ceremony on Wednesday evening. They both said they were impressed with what PürLux has to offer. Reid talked about the business’ attention to detail, saying “they thought of everything,” and Gibson said PürLux is “nicer than anything I’ve seen anywhere.”
“It’s fantastic to have something like this in Allen. It helps their tax base tremendously, but just for all of Eastern Kentucky,” Gibson said. “It’s right on US 23, so it’s easy to get to, and to have a facility this nice that has all of these services in our area, it’s fantastic.”
Owners Tonya and Tiffany Johnson opened PürLux in April after converting a 1,587-square-foot facility on Ky. 1428 into a 7,100-square-foot facility that includes a multi-suite salon for hair and nail services, a med spa with therapeutic massages and other services, his and her spa retreat areas with saunas, steam rooms and other services, a bridal suite for parties and groups, and other amenities.
As guests walk up the winding staircase onto the second floor, they are greeted with a glass water wall that separates the “Tranquility Lounge” from the rest of the spa. On this floor, PürLux offers a massage therapy suites and its couples suite, which features a two-person bathtub with radiant heat to maintain the water temperature during a guest’s stay. Here, the spa offers herbal infusion soaks, Himalayan salt soaks, mud baths, mineral rich soaks, clay soaks and other services. It is also home to the PürLux salt cave. The foundation’s building had to be reinforced to accommodate this room, which is filled with 28,000 pounds of Himalayan salt used for halotherapy.
PürLux is still hiring, but it currently has 17 employees who offer numerous services, including a registered nurse and a physician, Dr. John Mullins of Marshall Lifestyle Medicine of Lexington. He offers botox, vitamin infusions, dermal fillers, laser and radio frequency skin regeneration, hormone replacement, weight loss consultations and other services.
Opening this business was a dream come true for Tonya and Tiffany. Tonya wants PürLux to become know for providing “total body wellness.”
“So anything that can heal your mind, body and beauty, we have it right here,” she said.
They still plan to open an adjoining garden-to-table restaurant and a bed and breakfast in Allen.
“We’ve worked really hard to get here and it feels really good to be here with our staff, to be here with all of our supporters and friends. To see the community support us has been a really rewarding feeling,” Tiffany Johnson said.
When asked for advice for young entrepreneurs who have a dream of owning their own business, Tiffany said, “Work hard. Dream big.”
For a complete list of services and pricing, visit the PürLux Facebook page or visit purluxspa.com, or call, (606) 886-1772.