Fabrizio Salon & Urban Retreat Spa Celebrates it’s 30th Year Anniversary
Cheers to 30 years!
As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun! And that’s exactly what we at Fabrizio Salon & Urban Retreat Spa have been doing for the past 30 years. Yes, you read that right – it’s our 30th anniversary! It’s been an incredible journey, and we’re excited to celebrate this milestone with all of our clients.
When we started out on May 11, 1993 (30 years ago), Fabrizio had a pure and simple vision – to bring upscale European beauty and style to Wilmington, Delaware. “Your beauty is our passion”, our motto, encapsulates Fabrizio’s commitment to his vision. Through the years, we’ve grown and expanded, adding new services, our own haircare products with organic ingredients (imported exclusively from Italy) and a talented team of hair stylists and beauty-passionate professionals. While we’ve undergone many changes and transformations over the years, the one thing that has remained constant is our commitment to providing exceptional beauty care services and personalized attention to each and every one of our clients.
We’re proud to say that we’ve become a beloved institution in the Trolley Square and greater Delaware area, with a following of clients who have been very dedicated to us and have trusted us with their hair, skin, nail and body care needs. We are extremely indebted to their loyalty and continuous referral of friends and family. Fabrizio’s Salon & Urban Retreat Spa could not be possible without you! Whether you’re coming in for a stylish haircut or blow out or a full spa day, we always want you to feel better leaving the salon and spa than when you first walked in; rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to be fabulous.
We owe our origins to Fabrizio Galieti; Owner, Master Hairstylist and Founder of Fabrizio Salon & Urban Retreat Spa. His talent and background in the hair industry started many years ago in Rome, Italy at his mom’s salon on Via Squilace in the Statuario Quartiere (neighborhood) of Rome. There, Fabrizio started as a shampoo boy at the early age of 15. You could say hairdressing is in Fabrizio’s blood as he comes from a family of hairdressers including his mother (Maria), brothers (Piero and Walter), his aunt and uncle, and his nephew Edoardo. Fabrizio’s hair journey continued from Rome to the European fashion capitals of Milan and Paris. He then finally made it to America in the late ’80’s where he met Michael Hemphill, Owner of Michael Christopher. After interviewing and performing a hair demonstration (without speaking any English), Michael hired Fabrizio on the spot. After several years and craving his own namesake salon, Fabrizio desired the freedom to infuse his own European hairdressing style and commitment to excellence. That is when the current day vision of Fabizio Salon & Urban Retreat Spa was born. It was on May 11, 1993 that Fabrizio achieved his dream of having his own salon.
With such robust beginnings as a great foundation for success, of course, we couldn’t have made it this far without our amazing team of hairstylists, estheticians, massage therapists, nail technicians, front desk associates and support staff. We recognize their relentless commitment to providing upscale European inspired beauty services to our beloved clients. Their talent, dedication, and passion for beauty have been the driving force behind our success. Collectively as a group, we are artisans of beauty each contributing our own unique talents and crafts. The common thread that binds us together; the passion to spring forth beauty in everyone we touch.
Lastly, but certainly not least, we must recognize and acknowledge a quiet and powerful source behind our success. As the saying goes, “Behind every successful man is a strong woman.” Our 30th Anniversary Celebration would not be complete if we did not bring special acknowledgement and gratitude to Angela Galieti, the Salon & Spa’s Director and manager of all things (outside of hair) required in operating a successful business. She has for the past 28 years been supporting and facilitating Fabrizio’s vision and dedicatedly continues to do so. Angela’s root are in business as she comes from a family of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Her areas of expertise include sales, marketing, finance and accounting.
Finally, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our clients. Thank you for trusting us with your beauty needs, for supporting our business over the years, and for becoming part of our extended Fabrizio Salon & Urban Retreat Spa family. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re planning a day-long event on Tuesday, May 9th. The Prosecco (Italian champagne) will be flowing all day along with pastries, cookies, complimentary product samples and a raffle to win our fabulous gift basket. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for all the details – we can’t wait to celebrate with you!
As they say in Italy… Auguri! And, here’s to another 30 years of beauty, relaxation, and good times!