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About Us

Our Story

In 1977, Carol Rizer & Marlene Newton opened their Merle Norman Cosmetics business in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Over the course of 45 years it has expanded to include the Day Spa, and Norm's For Men Day Spa. Merle Norman was sold, and the spa was renamed to the now well known MAGNOLIA DAY SPA. 

What We Do

We provide services focusing on relaxation, total body well-being, and excellent customer service. We invite you to try a spa service or just simply browse our favorite items. Be our guests and see why Magnolia Day Spa is your relaxation headquarters.

Our Spa Team

Carol Rizer


LMT, Nail Technician

Carol has co-owned Magnolia Day Spa for 45+ years. She is trained in multiple massage techniques. She has a passion for helping people better themselves along with their mind, body, and spirit. In her free time she enjoys spending time and traveling with her 2 children, and 4 grandchildren.

Marlene Newton


Cosmetologist, PMU Artist

Marlene has co-owned Magnolia Day Spa for 45+ years. She is passionate about our guests receiving the best every time they walk through the door. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and her dog, Molly.

Amy Perry

Manager, Esthetician, LMT, Nail Technician, PMU Artist

Amy is our Spa Manager, in addition to being a Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, and Licensed Nail Technician. She is certified in Permanent Makeup by Nouveau Contour Academy in Orlando, Florida. She has been at Magnolia Day Spa for over 25 years. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has 2 beautiful daughters. She is very family oriented and loves to travel.

Emily Mills


Licensed Esthetician, PMU Artist

Emily is a Licensed Esthetician and completed her training at Douglas J Aveda Institute - Ann Arbor Michigan in 2006. She has been at Magnolia Day Spa since 2008. She has been certified by Michigan and Kentucky State Board. Emily is a GiGi Waxing Certified Professional from the The Academy, and PCA Skin Certified Professional in 2014 & 2019. She completed her Volume Eyelash Extension training in NYC in 2015. She moved to KY from Michigan in 2008, and she is married with 3 children.

DeAnna Jones


DeAnna has been at Magnolia Day Spa for 15+ years and enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young girls.

Jackie Staton


Jackie is a licensed cosmetologist. She enjoys making everyone feel the best possible!

Valerie Belt

Licensed Esthetician

Valerie has been at Magnolia since she moved to Elizabethtown in 2021. She is very passionate about skincare and helping people look and feel their most beautiful!

Dee Rogers

Licensed Massage Therapist

Dee has been a massage therapist for 18 years. She has had the opportunity to work in several states and in various environments. Spas, Fitness Centers, and owning her own business. Dee enjoys all modalities of massage and does her very best to make each client comfortable and pays close attention to their needs. 

Delfina Mills

Lead Guest Services

Delfina is our receptionist, and she has been at Magnolia Day Spa Since Jan 2017. Originally from Michigan, she moved to Elizabethtown in 2006. She is an artist and a free spirit!

"The girls at Magnolia Day Spa are like family. I enjoy coming every other week to get my manicures and catch up with my girls! They have a huge selection of nail polishes and always do a wonderful job. I highly recommend!"

- Mary B. 

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