Destiny Med Spa to present at 1 Million Cups Feb. 7
A new medical spa is coming to Williston. Dr. John and Victoria Clair are remodeling space in the Landmark Building for Destiny Med Spa. The Clair’s will share how they planned their startup at 1 Million Cups on Feb. 7, at 8:30 a.m. at Williston State College. The presentation is free and open to the public.
The Clair’s seem to have the experience and ambition for the medical spa. John is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine while Victoria is an entrepreneur. The biggest challenge they have faced so far was finding suitable space at a price they could afford. After a year-long search, they selected a site in the Landmark Building.
“It has taken us a year to put it all together, but we are very excited and we are going to have fun with it,” said Victoria.
The Clairs are fairly new to Williston. They moved from Las Vegas, Nevada to Williston in 2015 for a job opportunity for John at CHI St. Alexius Health Williston. John, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, was employed in the department of internal medicine until he resigned at the end of January 2018.
“We tell people we are from Norfolk, Virginia (John retired from the US Navy while stationed in Norfolk) but this will probably be the last place we live,” said Victoria. “We really fell in love with the community and the people and bought a house.
Destiny Med Spa will feature six new treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge, sauna shower and a retail section. The clinic plans to sell Environ Skin Care products and Sorella Apothecary, a botanical based professional skin care line.
While John is admittedly the couple’s big picture guy, Victoria is focused on the project’s finer details.
“I’m a people person. I have no problem talking in front of people,” she said. “I’ll be handling the organizing, scheduling, marketing, hiring and ordering.”
The spa will offer all types of medical-grade treatments to correct a variety of skin conditions as well as the typical day spa services such as massages. Victoria says they will hire a spa attendant, nurses, massage therapists and estheticians. Dr. Clair will either perform or supervise the spa’s medical services.
While Dr. Clair has resigned from CHI St. Alexius Health Williston, he will split his time in the future at the med spa and in South Dakota as a travelling physician.
“We are very confident this will be a very good enterprise financially,” Victoria said.
To learn more about the startup, attend 1 Million Cups on Feb. 7, 8:30 -9:30 a.m. in the Teton Lounge on the Williston State College campus. The meeting is free and open to the public. Complimentary coffee will be provided by The Smiling Moose Deli.