April 27, 2017

Men’s salon opens at Oasis Day Spa

March 31, 2011

By Tim Simard
Observer staff

Oasis Day Spa owner Jeff Paquette stands within the spa's new men's salon. The salon, due to open on April 1, will cater to a male clientele, with products and services geared specifically to men. (Observer photo by Tim Simard)

Beginning April 1, Oasis Day Spa is expanding to include more options for men. A new men’s salon will open adjacent to the spa, offering men’s haircuts, waxing and spa treatments.

The rock music playing on the radio and newly installed flat-screen high definition television also make for a more laid-back atmosphere, co-owners Jeff and Stephanie Paquette said.

“We have a good male clientele already, but a lot of men don’t come in because they feel it’s only female-oriented,” Stephanie Paquette said.

Oasis’ men’s salon will have a separate entrance from the day spa and feature two haircutting stations and two sinks. And while the ambiance might be more “SportsCenter” than scented candles, men will still have access to the spa, including massages. The salon will also carry a full line of men’s hair care products previously unavailable at Oasis.

Jeff Paquette said he and Stephanie came up with the idea of the salon two months ago. By transforming their office and knocking down a nearby wall, the salon took form over just a few weeks.

“It’s funny how fast this came together,” Jeff Paquette said. “But it’s also something we felt we really needed to do to grow.”

Oasis opened in Williston 10 years ago with only a few employees, the Paquettes said. Today, the spa employs 30 people, with another five to start with the men’s salon opening.

The salon will have similar hours to the day spa, the Paquettes said. There’s a possibility of opening for a few hours on Sundays, as well, they said. For more information, contact Oasis Day Spa at 879-9499.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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