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by: Photo By Susan Matheny - The So Spoiled Salon and Spa staff includes, from back left, Jodie Hume, Julie Buren, Di Green, Lori Urbach. Front, left, MariAnn Cook, owner Lynda Urbach, and Leah Valdrow.

So Spoiled Salon
   Lynda and Keith Urbach opened So Spoiled Salon and Spa Jan. 5, on C Street in the shop formerly occupied by New Images Salon.
   Keith moved to this area in 1949 and graduated from Culver High School. He was a Culver fireman for over 25 years, and the Culver Fire Chief for over 10 years. Lynda came here from Sacramento, Calif., in 1962 and also attended CHS. While raising three children, both were active in 4-H, FFA and the Jefferson County Fair.
   In 1991, they moved to California, where Lynda became a licensed nail technician and worked for a podiatrist doing pedicures. She also worked for the state of California revising the state test for nail technicians and helping set up the criteria to license nail technicians.
   While in California, she said she wanted to open a shop, but business costs were too expensive. After they moved back to Madras in 2003, Lynda worked as a nail technician at Opal Day Spa.
   "I hoped to open my own pedicure place, but then I met all these girls and wanted to include them, and have a fun place to work," she said of her decision to open a salon and spa.
   The So Spoiled Salon and Spa has five hair stylists, including a barber: Jodie Hume, Di Green, Lorrie Harris, Mari Ann Cook, and Julie Buren (the barber); an esthetician, Mari Ann Cook; two massage therapists, Leah Valdrow and Michelle Stensgar; nail technican Urbach; and receptionist Lori Urbach.
   The facility has been completely remodeled and expanded and now offers a new tanning bed and two new whirlpool spa chairs which massage clients as their feet soak for a pedicure.
   Of her staff, Urbach said, "We all want to be active in the community and our first project is our "Tsunami Relief" fund-raiser." The salon will donate all of its earnings on Saturday, Jan. 22, to UNICEF to aid tsunami victims in Indonesia.
   So Spoiled Salon and Spa, located at 35 S.E. C St., Suite F, Madras, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, and after hours by appointment. The business phone is 475-0545.