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Episode #79

Leigh Bennett

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 Owner & Founder of Amara Day Spa Shares Her story Starting in Her Early 20's & Building One of Utah's Top Salons


Guest Bio:

Leigh has been a Master Esthetician since 1999 and has owned Amara Day Spa, Salon, and Boutique since 2004. Leigh loves everything about this industry and personally specializes in waxing and skin care. Her four small children even try to mimic waxing each other and keep Leigh and her husband laughing every day.


Amara offers seven esthetic/massage treatment rooms, eleven hair styling stations, three pedicure chairs, and a stylish boutique stocked with the latest trends in clothing and accessories. Amara prides itself in offering the ultimate client experience and has built its business primarily from word of mouth! Amara is one of the only places around that focuses as much on their esthetic services as they do on hair and everything else. Leigh Bennett really wants every client to ​experience to be one of a kind and special for each and every person that walks through the door. We have a fabulous experienced staff and know youâll enjoy every minute of your visit and leave feeling beautiful, happy, and ready to take on the day!

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Show Notes


  • Introduction (1:47)

  • How Leigh and Jimmy first met (2:23)

  • Amara Day Spa (2:37)

  • How Leigh got into the beauty and fashion industry (5:05)

  • Amara being for the customers and the employees (17:41)

  • Dealing with adversity in business and learning to love the struggles (23:19)

  • Being able to be a mother while running a business (26:28)

  • The right way of managing employees (30:45)

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