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Nails of the river valley

Michelle Hovde, owner of the Calla Lily Day Spa in Afton, receives a pedicures now that the spa is offering manicures and pedicures. Staff photo by Amber Kispert.

In the heart of the Afton's Old Village is a getaway for those who just a want a little pampering.

The Calla Lily Day Spa has been a staple in Afton for the past 10 years.

"This is just a sanctuary for your body and your mind to regroup and just to get away," owner Michelle Hovde said. "But a lot of people in Afton drive by and don't even know we're here."

The Calla Lily offers a variety of services including massages, facials, body wraps and waxing.

"We ensure that they come here and it's all about them." Hovde, of River Falls, said. "We really try to take the time with everybody to find out what they're looking for."

Additionally, the Calla Lily offers spa parties where groups can come in, get a few services, and have a catered lunch.

Just last week, the Calla Lily has also started offering manicures and pedicures.

"It's great to come in and get a massage and then add on the nails," Hovde said. "We're excited."

A unique aspect of the Calla Lily's manicures and pedicures is that all of the liners and tools are one time use only. After something is used once, it is thrown away.

"You don't have to worry about getting any kind of infection, which is a big concern for a lot of people," Hovde said.

"The Calla Lily really is full service with the exception of hair."

Visit for a list of services and prices.

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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