Trisha and Jimmy Kolker opened The Blue Giraffe Day Spa and Salon in 2002 after falling in love with Ashland and finding the perfect spa 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 30 full and part time beauty and bodywork professionals, including a chiropractor and physician’s assistant.
The Blue Giraffe Day Spa and Salon has won numerous awards over the years – including being voted Best Spa in Ashland for 10 years straight starting in 2005. 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 called the Blue Giraffe “excellent” in a feature article on Ashland.
Be sure to ask about the story behind our name and see the real Blue Giraffe in our lobby.
All of our service providers are licensed and have been selected for their professional demeanor and exceptional talent. We pride ourselves in providing top notch customer service at all levels. 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 Comfort Zone, Glotherapuetics, Naturopathica and Intraceuticals. Hair products include Bumble and Bumble, Davines, and Eufora. Our all-mineral cosmetic line features Glominerals. In our nail department, we offer Creative and Essie products. Our massage department uses Doterra essential oils. The spa also carries many other unique beauty and comfort items including Clarisonic, DreamTime pillows, VanKlee Robes, Barrick Candles and Kneipp body and bath products.