ABERDEEN, S.D. – Audra Arampatzis has built her business on providing unique and convenient experiences for her customers since day one. After graduating with her cosmetology degree in 2016, she opened AUDRA Day Spa & Salon at 18 2nd Avenue Southeast in Aberdeen. The location is the same as TM Fitness Studio, an Aberdeen staple owned by her dad, Tony Arampatzis, for over 30 years. Together, the two businesses have created a one-stop fitness studio, spa, and salon, complete with hot tubs, an endless pool, workout opportunities, and a spray tan booth.
In 2018, Audra also welcomed Wanderlust Boutique into her salon and saw how much customers enjoyed being able to get their hair done and shop at the same time. The owners of Wanderlust, Lindsey Brooks and Erin Ochsner, recently purchased Arrow Boutique on Main Street. To keep the boutique experience in her salon, Audra opened her own: Rustic Cowgirl. The store carries women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, and fitness attire in sizes XS to 3X.
Keeping with her theme of giving customers something different than what they can find anywhere else, Rustic Cowgirl’s style is edgy, bohemian, and full of color (think Aztec and animal prints). Along with the new boutique, AUDRA is also now home to a pop-up shop featuring home decor and Swig cups from Tiffany Langer’s Pinned Workshop (322 S. Main Street). Audra says these kinds of collaborations and new ideas are what being in business is all about. “We’re trying to work together and come up with new and fun experiences for our customers.” // — Jenny Roth
To see a full list of services at AUDRA Day Spa & Salon or to book online, visit audradayspa.mysalononline.com.