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Dear Guests, Friends and Family of Essentials,

It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the permanent closure of Essentials Salon & Spa in Doylestown.

For 25 years Essentials has been creating inner peace and outer beauty with our brand of hairstyling and spa services. Over the years we were able to bring together groups of likeminded talents who wanted to learn, share and work. Ultimately our staff and clients became friends who became extended family. Without these relationships, Essentials could not have grown into the popular destination that it was. Throughout our history our staff always displayed a deep love for their industry and a passion to be the best. We are proud to have had these amazing people in our employment. We love and thank each one of them.

For us, and many other businesses, the onset of Covid and the resulting shutdowns were the beginning of many difficult days. The pandemic derailed our plans for a revision of our large space, and we took steps over the next two years to secure Essentials' future. In November of 2020, the Doylestown center posted a proposal for a major renovation leading us to seek an alternate site within the center. In the end there were no options available to us and we were unable to secure a new space or renewed lease. In addition, after looking into other buildings nearby we could not find any other suitable facility that could house our entire team.

It was important to share this news as soon as possible; we will be closing our doors August 14th, 2022. We realize the impact of our closure may be difficult and are committed to our team members, assisting them in any way possible as they secure new beginnings. The Essentials Doylestown website will remain current, and a staff directory will be provided so you can find your favorite stylist, nail or spa professional.

Essentials Salon at Valley Square in Warrington is remaining open and there you will have access to hair and beauty services as well as Aveda products. Essentials gift cards will be accepted in Doylestown through closing and can always be used at Essentials in Warrington.


From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for 25 wonderful years! It has been our privilege to serve this beautiful community. We hope we touched your life as much as you touched ours. We will forever be grateful for all your support and the memories created through the years.

Wishing you all love, good health and happiness.


Elliott & Elaine Levitan
Jacquelynn McKay
Marc Levitan and the entire Essentials Salon & Spa Family


Essentials Salon & Spa is a full-service salon and day spa with expertly trained hair, massage, skin, and nail staff who care about your experience. We use 100% Earth-friendly Aveda products for all services and have deluxe, full, and express services to suit everyone's budget. Our 6,000 square foot facility is able to accommodate bridal and spa groups of up to 15 people and houses locker rooms for men and women as well as a relaxation lounge. Whether you want hair styling, nail services, skin services, or a massage, we are here for you. Contact us today to book an appointment!

Our History


From its humble beginnings pre-dating 1997 to a now thriving 6,000 square foot destination, Essentials Salon and Day Spa has grown to become one of the best in the business.  Essentials Salon and Day Spa continues to employ an elite collection of talented beauty and wellness professionals and remains a community destination with a 25 year stamp to prove it. 

Throughout a history of names and locations in the Doylestown area, Essentials has evolved by maintaining its core values to ensure longevity and creativity among patrons and staff. The success has always been measured in the stories of generations of families that have benefited from being part of this community.  Co-owners Elliott Levitan and Jacquelynn McKay met in 1980 when Jackie became an assistant to Elliott and his team of stylists.  His early roots include the Doylestown Hair Odyssey (circa 1978) and Jon Elliot’s (circa 1987). 

Jackie, a native of Doylestown, decided to dive into the spa phenomenon by traveling to destination spas for inspiration.  She opened her first business Esthetics Treatment Center (ETC) in 1985.  The current spa is a large salon/spa facility, located at the Doylestown Shopping Center, and is able to accommodate sizable spa groups and houses locker rooms for both men and women along with a relaxation lounge.

This partnership ultimately opened their dream collaboration in March 1997. They employ a staff of highly motivated salon and spa professionals and offer a large variety of professional beauty and wellness services/treatments at very competitive prices.  After a decade of continued success in Doylestown, Marc Levitan opened a second location in Warrington, PA at the Shops at Valley Square.

Finally, both Essentials locations have always partnered with Aveda.  Aveda is a sustainable, plant-based hair and body product line and are the exclusive products at Essentials.

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