Formerly without, WaterSound Beach now has a salon and spa to call its own.

Sanabella Spa & Salon opened March 17 at the front of its main gate, offering a full team of stylists and technicians to resort dwellers, visitors, and locals.

Sanabella is a full-service spa and salon offering a wide range of hair, nail, skin care, body treatments, and massage therapy services and products, said owner/operator Pam Gonzalez.

"Our primary goal is to make sure the guest experience is second to none. Our facilities and equipment are brand new and have been custom designed with the comfort and relaxation of our guests in mind," she said.

Sanabella's treatment rooms are tastefully decorated and offer state-of-the-art equipment and have a private entrance separated from the salon with sound-insulated walls and shower facilities. Couples massages are available, along with champagne, water, mimosas, and juice.

Sanabella uses Prana skin care products, an organic natural skin-care line, and Je Veux hair product line that incorporates Dead Sea minerals from Israel.

Gonzalez had never owned a spa previously, but could not find the type of salon she was used to in Tallahassee. When she met hairstylist Mandy Adams, a collaboration was formed.

Gonzalez now has nine people working for her, including Adams, a nail tech, two estheticians, and five massage therapists.

"We are a full-service salon," said Gonzalez. "When clients leave I want them to feel better than when they came in, cared for, focused on themselves for an hour or all day, and have a great experience of comfort and relaxation."

As for why WaterSound, Gonzalez said, "We looked up and down 30A and WaterSound Beach seemed like the perfect place. WaterSound is a beautiful place. 30A is family oriented, is open, warm and welcoming. And there was not an amenity here at WaterSound like this for residents to come to and be pampered. We're excited about the community becoming clients as this is their salon. It's an amenity for residents of this beautiful community."

As an enticement to the community, Gonzalez is offering a 10-percent discount on services and products to residents of WaterSound.

Sanabella is open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Walk-ins for services are accepted if a technician is available.

Call 231-4247 for an appointment, or drop in for a tour.