Shop Talk: Larry Conner
The general manager of Stone Creek Club and Spa talks about what makes the spot so popular.
Photographed by Cheryl Gerber
How did you get into the business?
I’ve been involved in club management for many years, but what I love most is customer service and making a difference.
What makes the Spa at Stone Creek so popular?
It’s an everyday getaway for members and guests, and it’s a great setting for the employees, too – everyone pitches in.
What are your three most recommended products?
1. Glo Minerals Primer, a silicon-based filler.
2. Astara Golden Flame Hydration Mask; it applies to all skin types and can be used as a mask or just a moisturizer.
3. Clarisonic Mia 2, it takes off much more than what meets the eye
What are your clients’ biggest beauty mistakes?
Not coming in for a correct color match and improper hydration.
Which service has you most excited?
One of our best-kept secrets is our 90-minute back facial, which includes a warm foot soak, a scalp treatment and a foot massage as well as the back treatments.
What advice do your beauty therapists give most often?
They like to remind their clients that weekly exfoliation and a hydration mask make a big difference.
Is there another spa that you admire?
The Trellis Spa at The Houstonian is close enough for a weekend but with a destination feel.
If a client can only have one treatment, what should it be?
Ceremony of Earth, it’s very unique for our area and takes place in our Vichey Treatment Room; it’s two-hours of head-to-toe relaxation.