Culver beauty spa opens


by: Photo By Joy DeHaan - Culver spa owner Mari Cook.

   An encounter with cancer inspired Culver resident Mari Ann Cook to do something she had always dreamed of -- open her own beauty shop -- Le' Spa in Between.
   "A year ago, I was at St. Charles Hospital recovering from lung cancer surgery. Thanks to God and a few friends and family, I'm cancer free today," Cook said.
   During the 17 years she's been in Culver she said, "I always wanted to open my own shop and figured life is short, and to go for it," Cook said.
   She opened Le' Spa in Between (between Culver Market and the laundromat) on March 6, at 415 First St., and the shop is the first in Culver to offer a tanning bed.
   The spa, which has a European atmosphere, also offers hairstyling, coloring, perms, weaves and Paul Mitchell products. Facial waxing is another specialty.
   Le' Spa in Between is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and Saturdays and evenings by appointment. The business phone is 546-9085.