CEEDling Spotlight: Tranquility Spa

A special blog post contribution by Monique Gracie, Owner/Master Esthetician of Tranquility Spa.

Monique has been a master esthetician for over 16 years now. Having been in the industry since she was 18, she was ready to take the next step in her career and become her own boss. With the intent of owning her own spa, Monique decided to go back to school. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship, Monique didn’t feel quite prepared enough and didn’t know exactly how to go about opening her own business.

“If it wasn’t for CEED, I wouldn’t be here.” She says that CEED gave her the clear process that she needed to open her own spa. She was given the steps to take along with a deadline, which helped her to get things done and make decisions. She says that CEED gave her the extra skills that she needed in order to get her spa up and running.

Monique started with CEED by taking our Blast Off course in May 2018, and then entered into the Plan to SucCEED Program (via the Self-Employment Stream) in June 2018. Even though she won’t be graduating until July 2019, her business is well on its way. Tranquility Spa had its soft opening this past Tuesday, December 4th. The spa will have its Grand Opening this Saturday, Decemeber 8th!

Monique has run into many obstacles and challenges along the way, including finding her location, unexpected expenses, and lots of little things that you don’t realize could pop up. Her advice to new entrepreneurs is, “Don’t give up on your dream. There will be stressful and overwhelming days, but you’ll get through it. Stick to your passion!”

Monique is continuously upgrading her education when it comes to products and services. She is always taking courses so she is able to offer her clients new services. Monique is passionate about the services she offers, she loves making people look and feel great!

Tranquility spa offers many different services from manicures and pedicures, to facials, tints, waxing, and eyelash extensions. Click here for a full list of services. Tranquility Spa carries Dermalogica products, a tried-and-true favourite of Monique, which may also be purchased in shop.

Keep a close eye on Tranquility Spa’s social media pages for special deals and/or offers!

252 Waverly Rd., Dartmouth

Sunday – Closed
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 9-7
Wednesday – 9-8
Thursday – 9-8
Friday – 9-7
Saturday – 9-5

CEED Programs are delivered in partnership with ACOA and the Province of Nova Scotia