We have been making lots of changes! We’ve added a lot of new services, such as Hydrafacial, Dysport, and Restylane, and are redesigning our website. We thank you for your patience as we update our website and service lists. Please bear in mind that our services listed here on our website are subject to change as we make this transition.
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy, so if you need to move or cancel your appointment, please let us know before that 24 hours. Missed appointments will be charged for the appointment.
Please note that group appointments or longer appointments (like balayage) may require a longer cancellation period and a non-refundable deposit.
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about our policies.
The Blue Giraffe Day Spa and Salon was opened in 2002 in a beautiful location by Ashland Creek with its close proximity to downtown Ashland and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. It was created to be a place where beauty, comfort, knowledge, and personalized attention combine to create a rejuvenating spa experience. Since then, the Blue Giraffe has built an enduring reputation and rewarding relationships with the community. Currently, the spa employs more than 20 full and part time esthetic, massage, nail, medi-spa, and hair professionals.
The Blue Giraffe was purchased by Julie Gaulden and Nila Orr in March of 2020. A mother-daughter team from California, the duo have built upon the existing paradise that is The Blue Giraffe by expanding services offered and revitalizing the spa. They are passionate about serving the Southern Oregon community and celebrating the stellar staff that is the backbone of The Blue Giraffe.
All of our service providers are licensed and have been selected for their professional demeanor and exceptional talent. We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service. We offer an array of high quality products from around the world. Our skincare product lines include Glo, Epionce, Intraceuticals, and Epicuren. We feature Davines in our salon. An exclusive product line featuring ingredients from small farms in Italy, Davines is a certified B corporation that specializes in sustainably made luxury hair care. In our nail department, we use Dazzle Dry and Valentino polishes. Our massage department uses Sacred Earth products. We are happy to feature Dana Herbert heat wraps, Lalicious body butters and scrubs, and VanKlee Robes.
Owners Julie Gaulden and Nila Orr and manager Tara Valentine are The Blue Giraffe’s Management Team. Dedicated not only to ensuring our guests have a wonderful experience, but to creating a kind and healthy workplace for employees. This trio truly believes that kindness is beauty and has made that the cornerstone of their management practices. In the short time since the reopening of The Blue Giraffe, this team has focused on remodeling the spa, refining protocols, adding new services, switching to local or sustainable suppliers, implementing sustainable practices, and breathing new life into The Blue Giraffe. They strive to create a kind and happy oasis that rejuvenates and inspires employees and clients alike.
“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”
The Blue Giraffe Day Spa and Salon has won numerous awards over the years, including being voted best place to get a massage. In 2014 The Blue Giraffe was awarded the Ashland Chamber of Commerce’s distinguished Service Business of The Year Award. The New York Time’s travel section mentioned the excellence of the Blue Giraffe in an article featuring Ashland.
Best Service Business 2014 ~ Ashland Chamber of Commerce
Favorite Spa 2005-2015 ~ Ashland Sneak Preview
Best Spa 2006 – 2015 ~ Mail Tribune
Best Spa 2020 ~ Southern Oregon Magazine 2020
Best Place to Get a Massage ~ Best of the Best Southern Oregon 2021
Best Place to Get a Massage ~ Best of the Best Southern Oregon 2022
Ashland, Oregon is a beautiful, small town surrounded by gorgeous mountains, wondrous forests, and roaring rivers in Southern Oregon. It is a place where incredibly talented chefs prepare locally grown cuisine to pair with award-winning local wines. Home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and an array of other visual and musical artistry, Ashland offers you the space to remind yourself who you truly are.
While many of you are coming to see shows at the world famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, there is so much more to do in Ashland. From rafting, to brewery hopping, to the charming local shops like Jupiter Row, Paddington Station, and Elder Apothecary, there is something for everyone here. Come see for yourself why people come here to see the sights and end up calling this place home.
The Blue Giraffe is located at 51 Water Street in Ashland Oregon. Parking in Ashland can be challenging, so please arrive 10-15 minutes early so that your appointment can begin on time. You can find parking at 51 Water Street in front of the Blue Giraffe, across the street in the public parking lot, or across from the Ashland Creek Inn and behind the Ashland Condominiums at 71 Water Street, one block down from the Blue Giraffe. Please see detailed directions below.
Take I-5 South to Ashland Oregon – exit 19 and turn right on to Valley View Road. At the Highway 99 intersection, turn left and continue south until you reach downtown Ashland. Just after the traffic signal, turn left on Water Street and go approximately one block. We are located at 51 Water Street on the left side next to the parking lot. Look for Ashland Creek and you will see our sign.
Take I-5 North to exit 14 and turn left onto highway 66. At the highway 99 intersection (Siskiyou Blvd.), turn right and continue north. Once you reach downtown Ashland the road divides and becomes Lithia Way heading North. Turn right on Oak Street and go one block. Turn left on “B” street and go one block until you run into Water Street. We are located at 51 Water Street in a gray building at the back of the parking lot, right on Ashland Creek.