Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Beauty Salons and Spas Award Winner: Blu Birch Spa and Salon

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Blu Birch Spa and Salon is a 2019 award winner for beauty salons and spas in Alaska!

Whether you’re looking for a haircut, a manicure or eyelash extensions, Blu Birch Spa and Salon in Wasilla has what it takes to make you look and feel your best.

Blu Birch Spa and Salon has received more than 100 reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.90 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 97.01 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 beauty salons and spas in all of Alaska!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“This is the best salon in Alaska. These girls get to know you. They become family. They are taking service to the next level. They go so far above and beyond; no salon could compete.
They do such amazing jobs; they are the very best in the industry at what they do. They are on time and never ever make you feel rushed. They honestly CARE. I will never go anywhere else.” Gresha W.

Not Your Average Beauty Salon and Spa

We took a few minutes to talk with April Barber, owner of Blu Birch Spa and Salon, to learn a little more about the business and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation.

The first thing we asked April was what sets Blu Birch Spa and Salon apart from the many other beauty salons and spas in Alaska. Here’s her response:

“I’m very picky with our stylists. I only choose the best of the best, with a positive and welcoming personality. We treat everyone that walks through the door as family regardless of whether they’re a personal client or not. “

We also wanted to know why April does what she does at Blu Birch Spa and Salon. Here’s what she had to say:

“I can affect how people feel about themselves, and I take pride in that. When I bought this salon, I knew it was going in the wrong direction. I wanted to keep this great group of girls together because I know we could have an impact in The Valley.”

And when asked how they work to make the world a better place at Blu Birch Salon, April shared this with us:

“We adopted over 60 people for Christmas. We put up trees around the salon with presents under them and then donated them to Set Free Alaska for struggling families to have. We also did Toys For Tots, and this was the only way for a lot of families to get gifts.”

Building Success by Treating Clients Like Family

April credits Blu Birch Spa and Salon’s strong online reputation to the fact that they treat their clients like family:

“Our clients are family, and we treat them as such. I do not ask for reviews, and that’s how it happens. I would say that it’s a karma thing.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, April has grown her business largely through Facebook and Instagram, which is how they build communication and word of mouth. In fact, they’ve had to scale back their marketing due to popular demand!

Clearly, April understands a thing or two about how to grow a business and build and online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there working to do the same thing:

“I jumped into this business humbly, and I wanted feedback from my girls on what would make them love coming to work every day. I made the necessary changes and loved on these ladies. I think, in return, they love coming to work every day, and they pass that love and care to their clients, which has led to great reviews. Make your employees happy, and give them a voice!


Congratulations to the team at Blu Birch Spa and Salon for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, April, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for a little pampering in Wasilla, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment at Blu Birch Spa and Salon.

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