Address: 204 South 1st Ave., Marshalltown

Telephone: 641-753-4095


Monday and Thursday 10-8 p.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday 10-6 p.m.

Friday 10-5 p.m.

Saturday 10-3 p.m.

Owners: Terry and Tasha Schnathorst of Marshalltown

The Business: aSPArations Salon and Day Spa is a full-service business with a big city feel. We have an extensive menu including body rituals, facials, hair, massage, nails, tanning, waxing and two sunless tanning options. Our goal is to have clients leaving relaxed and rejuvenated, with an increased knowledge of the products they are using, not to mention knowledge of how to achieve the same results on their own.

We are excited to bring some new product lines to Marshalltown, including our hair care lines, Eufora and Kuene, as well as Jane Iredale Cosmetics, the number one line amongst dermatologists. We have thoroughly researched and reviewed our product lines to ensure they meet our standards of luxury, while also paying special attention to the ingredients. We will always chose a more natural product whenever possible.

Unique Features: We aim to go above and beyond, so all of our services are “spa services,”

offering little amenities and not just the standard service. Several services are new to the new area, such as our Barefoot Bliss Massage, where Tasha massages with her feet!

Why Central Iowa? Tasha is a former dean of one of the nation’s leading massage

schools. She had been commuting to Urbandale, and after her marriage, moved to Marshalltown last October. This winter, she started looking for a property to rent as a plan to build her clientele on a part-time basis.

She was advised that the former Sun Daze Salon and Tanning would be closing.

While the square footage of the business is a little more than initially desired, Tasha is excited about the opportunity.

Spouse Terry works behind the scenes, helping with maintenance and repairs. He grew up in the area and has worked at Marshalltown Co. 10 years.