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Biz Buzz: Rigby spa owner wants to help you look and feel your best

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Do you want to know what’s happening in the eastern Idaho business scene? We’ve got you covered. Here is a rundown of this week’s business news across the valley.

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RIGBY

Want a new look in 2022? This woman might be able to help

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Gabby Hymas preparing room for customers. | Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com

RIGBY – Those looking to revitalize their image in 2022 have another option available to them.

Gabby Hymas of Ririe is the owner of Bare Skin & Spa at 166 East Main Street in Rigby. The business opened in July next to Papa Kelsey’s.

She tells EastIdahoNews.com she’s grateful for the support and response from the community.

“I’ve done this for 12 years. I worked at a day spa in Idaho Falls for 10 years, and I decided to do my own thing up here. It’s closer to where I live,” Hymas says. “It’s good. It’s been great.”

Most of her customers are in Idaho Falls and Rigby, but she has a sizable crowd from Montana and Wyoming that visit her clinic once a month.

Hymas is an esthetician and offers a variety of services for men and women, including body waxing, facial surfaces, lash lifts and brow tints, micro-needling (a procedure that resurfaces your skin to help get rid of lines and wrinkles, scarring, blemishes and spots), Microderm abrasions, and chemical peels.

Hymas’ specialty is women’s Brazilian waxing, which accounts for 90% of her business. She also teaches Brazilian-waxing classes at Austin Kade Academy.

Phytomer, Doterra, and Fur products are available for purchase in-store, and two women also rent space in her building to offer massage therapy.

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Hymas’ clinic at 166 East Main Street in Rigby. | Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com

Hymas got her start at Acaydia Spa and School of Aesthetics in Provo, Utah. After graduating, she got married and got a job at Xhale Day Spa.

RELATED | Local spa moving to new location in Idaho Falls

Hymas says she was always interested in helping others look their best, and as a kid, she was particularly interested in skincare.

“I was always interested in people’s skin and trying to make people look and feel better about themselves,” Hymas says. “I saw people through school struggle with their skin, and so that’s what … first got me into it and then it shifted into waxing.”

In the long run, Hymas is hoping to build up her clientele, particularly Brazilian-waxing clients. She doesn’t have any aspirations to have a large clinic, but is looking forward to continue doing what she is passionate about.

Bare Skin & Spa is typically open for appointments between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. To schedule an appointment or learn more, call (208) 390-1976. You can also visit the website.

BIZ BITS

Local insurance company welcomes new agent

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Jake Kay is a new agent at State Farm Insurance in Ammon. | Courtesy photo

AMMON – State Farm is pleased to welcome new agent Jake Kay to its family of Good Neighbor Agents in Idaho. The Jake Kay agency at 3043 South 25th East in Ammon is now open for business.

Jake attended Brigham Young University-Idaho and has a long history in the state. He is a member of the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce and a member of the South Fork Archers Club. He enjoys fly fishing, bow hunting and almost any outdoor activity. Jake says he recommends eastern Idaho as a place to raise a family and have a happy life.

Stop by and say hello to Jake and his team anytime during the week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Power company pays out $1.7 million to customers

ASHTON – Fall River Electric Cooperative, a power company based in Ashton, mailed cash back checks to more than 8,000 of its owner-members (customers) last week, totaling just over $1.74 million. The payout is part of its patronage capital program. Since Fall River Electric operates as a nonprofit cooperative, it is owned by the customers. When revenues collected by the co-op exceed operating costs, those extra revenues become patronage capital, which is then disbursed to its owner-members on an approximate 20-year cycle. This retirement cycle helps the cooperative achieve its ideal equity level, which also helps the co-op obtain loans at lower interest rates and helps keep electric rates lower.

RELATED | How a local power company is giving back to its customers

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