12th Annual Black Friday Buy 1 Get 1 Free Gift Card Sale @ ESSpa Kozmetika in Pittsburgh, PA

BOGO is BACK! ESSpa Kozmetika is celebrating its 12th Annual Thanksgiving Black Friday BOGO Gift Cardapalooza Sale. And this year, in response to all of the big-box, impersonal corporations determined to interrupt your Thanksgiving Dinner – ESSpa is pleased to announce that THIS YEAR – our 2013 BOGO Event will take place The Night BEFORE Thanksgiving – WEDNESDAY Night, November 27th from 8:00 PM until 11:00 PM – to accommodate customers searching for the best Holiday Gifts (and the Biggest Deals) of the Season WITHOUT disturbing your Thanksgiving Dinner plans OR making you wake up at 3AM. And don’t worry about rain or snow, if the weather is bad – we will open the doors early so you can stay warm and dry.



Nationally-recognized as “The 3rd Best Spa in America” by The Industry Source, Pittsburgh’s skincare institution will open the Day BEFORE Thanksgiving on Wednesday Night to start the shopping with its iconic Cardapalooza Buy One Get One Deal and a host of other special deals.


“Black Friday has always been our biggest event of the year,” said Eva Kerschbaumer, Founder, CEO and Esthetic Director for ESSpa Kozmetika. “This is our 12th year and our Black Wednesday BOGO Event is designed so more and more customers can take advantage of these special deals. This year we’re really pulling out all the stops so everyone can save big $$, have fun and be healthy.”


In the past, ESSpa Kozmetika opened its doors in the earlier morning on Black Friday. For 2013, Eva and her husband Scott will open the doors The Day BEFORE Thanksgiving on Wednesday November 27th to provide this unique healthy BOGO opportunity to more people than ever before. “We asked our guests what they would prefer,” said Scott Kerschbaumer, COO and Director of Marketing. “We set up an online poll and responded to our customers’ request to do something different, to not interrupt Turkey Dinner, to open earlier than past years. Beginning at 8PM, when someone buys a Gift Card, we will give them an additional 100% Bonus Gift Certificate.”


According to the Owners and customers of previous ESSpa BOGO Events, there are no limits to how much (or how little) a customer can spend. For instance, if someone buys a $1000 Gift Card they will receive an additional $1000 Certificate for FREE. Or, if someone buys a $25 Gift Card they will receive a Free $25 Bonus Certificate. It is an honest-to-goodness, 100%, 1 for 1 match.


ESSpa Kozmetika will offer other special Gift Card deals on Black Friday when the spa opens for regular hours at 10am. The Kerschbaumers also said that 25 customers will also have the ability to purchase Buy One Get One Free Spa Club Memberships – allowing the lucky purchasers to save thousands of dollars and enjoy a full year of treatments for a fraction of their regular price.


ESSpa will continue to have additional sales throughout Black Friday that will continue until the close of business at 8pm for purchasers of standard Gift Cards and their exclusive organic creams, masks and serums – and new for 2013 will be specials deals on recycled, eco-chic items.


When asked why someone would visit a dayspa at 11pm, Mr. Kerschbaumer said “When you can come out to a local dayspa, spend $100 and walk out with hundreds of dollars worth of Free Bonus Certificates, that is a deal worth staying up for!”




Only a limited number of people will be allowed to take advantage of this DEAL. Please plan to arrive early to ensure you are allowed to enter and participate – Don’t get left out in the cold!


NOTE* If you have RSVP’d here – you are guaranteed admission, so don’t worry.

Complimentary Refreshments and Entertainment will be provided for your enjoyment.
You must visit the spa in person to take advantage of this offer.  Be sure to study obscure 1980’s pop music and movies to win Scott’s random trivia contests.


Please note that you cannot use existing Gift Cards to make BOGO Event purchases.
Those wishing to spend $1000 or more and those interested in Spa Club Memberships will receive special consideration and should call us for details.


Call 412-782-3888 for more information. We look forward to seeing you, you are the best customers and we truly appreciate your support!


Spa You Soon,
🙂 Eva and Scott Kerschbaumer
ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare
17 Brilliant Avenue
(corner of Brilliant Ave and Freeport Road)
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

PS – If you really don’t want to wait (or are going to be out of town) then we offer the exclusive Exclusive BOGO Pre-Sale Opportunity going on now at https://www.thegiftcardcafe.com/vcart/special.php?storeID=1266&offer=897.


Happy New Year + Out with the Old & In with the New @ ESSpa Kozmetika


Hello All. 2009 turned out to be our best year ever and as tradition would have it, ESSpa Kozmetika will be temporarily closing our doors from January 1st until January 10th to give our Staff some well-deserved time-off and allow us to continue to add to already unique and welcoming physical plant.

Here are some of the things that we will be working on during the break:

Adding a new treatment room.

Remodeling and repainting existing treatment rooms.

Upgrading all equipment in all treatment rooms.

Remodeling and upgrading the pedicure salon.

Upgrading our technology with the addition of new, high-speed computers, new phones and other new equipment to enhance guest relations and improve your ESSpa experience.

And there will surely be a few other additions that you will just have to keep an eye out for when we reopen next week.

Thank you again for a very successful 2009 and here is to an even more enchanting 2010.

Best Regards,

Eva and Scott Kerschbaumer

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare

17 Brilliant Avenue, Aspinwall, PA 15215, (412) 782-3888


Why get a treatment @ ESSpa Kozmetika?

So a friend of mine recently took a trip to New York and her friends decided to make a stop in one of the many salons that line the streets of Brooklyn. Her friends frequent these places because they are quick, always have an open seat and are very inexpensive. That raised the question, why come to ESSpa?

At a quick in-and-out salon, the focus is not really on your relaxation or your enjoyment or your health, but rather about performing the service as quickly as possible. At the end of the day, these places sole focus is on squeezing as many people through their chairs as possible – its all about volume and turnover. At ESSpa Kozmetika, we are first and foremost honest and I would be lying if I said we were not interested in making a profit. But that is about the only thing we have in common with 99% of the other establishments in the beauty industry.

Lets talk about our Unique Selling Point (or USP as my husband likes to call it). From the day we opened, I have always approached the treatments that we offer at ESSpa Kozmetika as part of a healthy lifestyle. 7 years ago, the idea that spa treatments should (or could) be part of a personal preventative health maintenance program was not nearly as hip or fashionable (or even clearly understood) as it is today – especially in Pittsburgh. Now, after walking the walk and leading by example and opening our doors, tables and treatments to everyone regardless of age, gender or position – the industry has begun to look at ESSpa Kozmetika as what the definition of a successful and sustainable dayspa should be.

Rest assured that we are dedicated to making your entire spa experience something that you will happily remember – regardless of whether you visit for a simple eyebrow wax or six hours of rejuvenating transformative treatments! Even though our focus is on your overall health, the atmosphere of our spa is the complete opposite of clinical or typical. Huge trump d’olie murals and actual storefronts with real cedar roof shakes, leaded glass windows and heirloom furniture from my husband’s family help to create a soothing, stress-free environment that bekons you to come in, sit down, linger and enjoy a cool glass of lemon water or choose from our selection of herbal teas or fresh fruit – both before and after your treatment. Our technicians work very hard to make your treatment as healthy and as relaxing as possible, whether it is a Swedish massage or a body waxing. At ESSpa, our team prides themselves at getting to personally know each of our guests – and it is our goal to make our treatments accesible to every member of your family. All of our treatments are individually customized to focus on your needs and desires on the day of your treatment because we understand that everyone’s skin and body has unique requirements that might change with age, environment and the seasons. We also work hard at staying “green” with all of our products for treatments and retail…something that you will not find anywhere else, an achievement recognized by our membership as a Founding Seed Spa of The Green Spa Network (one of only 12 such establishments in all of North America and the only member in the State of Pennsylvania.

Our team has definitely proven themselves over the past few years. Even within the last 12 months, ESSpa Kozmetika has been named “The 3rd Best Spa in America,” as well as Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Best Organic Spa” and “Best Skincare.” In honor of this, we have recently introduced 7 new treatments that I would like to share with you:

7. Hands and Feet are often the most overworked and overlooked when it comes to our personal care. So first up is our MojiToes Pedicure. This exceptional treatment utilizes a steaming bath of muddled mint, sugar, fresh limes and aged, Caribbean rum in addition to all of the other organic scrubs, masks, paraffin and other lotions and potions to create the perfect pedicure. When researching nail services you need to be very careful. For instance, our base manicure and pedicure both include a heated, aromatherapy-infused paraffin treatment as well as a relaxing massage. Double your pleasure and have a Mojito Manicure as well for a total of $120 (for both). If you don’t have time for the full Duo, call (412) 782-3888 and ask about our Express Petite Nail Treatments.

6. Continuing on a theme, our Fresh Steaming Greens Wrapless Body Wrap is just what the doctor ordered to recharge tired, sun damaged skin. The great thing about this “wrap” is that we don’t wrap you at all. After a thorough full body dry brushing, you are covered in a rich sea-based mud mixed with fresh-brewed, organic green tea and fresh-picked mint. Then we cover you with our exclusive Steamy Wonder Tent (your head remains uncovered so you only your body gets the heat benefits) that provides soothing, aromatic heated steam to open pores and allow greater penetration of all the essential nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. This is simply an incredible treatment that you cannot get anywhere else. Add a Citrus Exfoliating Body Polish (total for both only $180) for the ultimate body rejuvenation.
5. One of our more effective “high-tech meets tradition” Facial services is the MicroSonic Stimulating Skin Scrub. This enhanced treatment can be scheduled as a stand-alone “express” treatment (perfect for a quick pick-me-up) or added on to one of our “traditional” facial treatments for the most dramatic results. The technology behind this therapy utilizes an ultrasonic oscillation greater than 24,000 pulses per minute to quickly and painlessly  “vaporize” the dead cells of the epidermis, clearing the way for deeper penetration and greater absorption of enhanced serums and nutrient-laden toniques, masques and tinctures.

4. Few things are as quick to deliver positive health benefits as a Therapeutic Massage Treatment at ESSpa Kozmetika but almost all of our hour long therapies are available for under $100 (and you actually get to stay on the table for a full 60 minutes, unlike many spas where an “hour” massage is really only 50 minutes). We have a massage for any budget. And now, we are proud to introduce the incredibly soothing (and very difficult to find) Therapeutic Bamboo Massage. This relaxing and relieving therapy uses polished, organically harvested bamboo to relieve pain, clear away stress and soothe stiff joints. Ask around about the training other therapists have received in Bamboo Massage – as our specialist Dori comes to us from Canyon Ranch with specific certification in this unusal modality.

3. Anyone is more than welcome to visit us and enjoy a complimentary skincare consultation with no further obligation or purchase necessary and then relax in our very private, very quiet relaxation sanctuary. Hey THAT is a FREE Treatment. All you have to do is call (412) 782-3888 to schedule (limited appointments available).
2. Perhaps the most interesting treatment (and one of the most ancient) is our new Black and Gold Facial. This “treatment of queens” is itself an upgrade to our ultimate facial treatment by incorporating a 100% pure 24 karat gold mask (each guest gets a new, never-used gold mask that you may take home with you) to help soothe tired skin, balance tone and texture, lock in moisture and important nutrients while acting as an antiseptic barrier to shield your skin from pollution and other environmental stressors.

1. And last but certainly not least is our brand new Pore Refining Blueberry Facial Peel. Where other spas might commonly use a harsh glycolic or chemical acid to peel away layers of your skin (leaving your face red, sore, flaky and irritated), this natural treatment uses organic, boidynamically grown and harvested blueberrys, raspberrys and blackberries to thoroughly slough away the outer statrum corneum (epidermis) leaving you with a smooth, glowing, dewey, “fountain of youth” countenance. Ask to add this peel to any of our facial treatments and enjoy the most incredible of results without any kind of invasive surgery, injections or “down-time”. But be forwarned, this peel does have a bit of a kick to it when used at its most undiluted concentration.

I invite you to try each and every one of these amazing treatments (or stick to your favorites)!

Spa You Soon,
Eva Sztupka-Kerschbaumer
ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare
17 Brilliant Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
(412) 782-3888

Customer Appreciation Party at ESSpa Kozmetika

For those who don’t know, we have a Happy Hour Party every month at ESSpa Kozmetika to celebrate our most valuable resource – YOU (our customers). Last month we had over 60 friends and guests join us to celebrate…..life (I mean really, do you need a reason to go out with friends and have some fun). So, with some new technology that has now become available, I have put together this little montage from last month’s party to help encourage you to join us this coming Friday, September 18th – it should be quite a shindig. The party starts at 7pm. And I hope to see you there.

Spa You Soon,

Eva Kerschbaumer

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare

17 Brillilant Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15215



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