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. They envisioned creating a place where beauty, comfort, knowledge, and personalized attention combine to create a totally 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, and hair professionals.
The Blue Giraffe was purchased from the Kolkers by Julie and Nila Gaulden in March of 2020. A mother-daughter team from California, the duo plan to build 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.
The Blue Giraffe Day Spa and Salon has won numerous awards over the years, including being voted Best Spa in Ashland for over 10 years. 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.
All of our service providers are licensed and have been selected for their professional demeanor and exceptional talent. We pride ourselves that we provide excellent customer service. We offer some of the finest body and hair products found in the world, many of them exclusive to only the finest spas. Skin and body products include Glotherapuetics, Epionce, Intraceuticals, and Blissoma. We feature Davines in our salon, an exclusive Italian product featuring ingredients from small farms in Italy. In our nail department, we use OPI products. Our massage department uses Doterra essential oils and Sacred Earth products. We are happy to feature Clarisonic products, DreamTime pillows, and VanKlee Robes.