Melinda Hooper opened Designer’s Denn Salon and Spa in 1981, with the vision of establishing a city-like atmosphere within State College. Through several expansions since opening, it’s success is a testament to Melinda’s commitment to developing a premiere staff through consistent education, providing a healthy environment, and creating memorable, relaxing experiences. Our goal is to provide our community with an exceptional experience by a highly trained and professional team who are committed to exceeding our guests’ expectations on each and every visit.
Full-Service Salon & Spa
There are six departments within the salon and spa: cutting, coloring, nails, waxing, esthetics (skincare and makeup), and massage. With technicians at varying levels of the advanced skill certification program, there are services offered at a variety of price levels in the salon, color spa, and esthetics departments. Because these departments feature a wide range of services, the experiences are endless. For example, some of the massage therapists have a medical background as well as a relaxation background, which means they are trained in subsiding pain that comes with certain injuries. Designer’s Denn also offers services for special events such as bridal packages, pregnancy massages, and baby’s first haircut. Whether celebrating a happy moment in life or needing a place to escape from daily stressors, Designer’s Denn is there for it all!
Designer’s Denn Salon and Spa’s vision is to be recognized in our community as leaders in our industry; to promote a safe and stimulating environment where team members are educated and mentored to reach their highest potential; to offer our guests the utmost in customer service and technical expertise in a state-of-the-art facility; to provide a fun, creative, and rewarding workplace for our employees. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our guest services team.
What Our Guests Say about Designer’s Denn
Absolute professionalism and skill, yet down to earth and welcoming. Never disappointed. Would never consider going elsewhere. Would give more stars if possible!
Thanks for another great color and cut. Angie, Cici, Jess and the whole staff are experts and make the time spent there comfortable, relaxing, fun and professional. It is why I keep coming back!
Consistently, I receive wonderful facial and nail services at Designer’s Denn.
Excellent service from all.
I’ve been coming to Designer’s Denn for at least 18 years. I’ve never been disappointed. Melinda and her wonderful staff are professional, amazingly talented and always fun! They make me look my best each and every time! Thank you!
Jess is a great stylist. And she gives helpful tips on how to style your new style so you can make it look almost as nice as she does.
I had 2 of your very best employees work on me! My time is pleasant and very comfortable. Very professional, but friendly!
Kaylee and Jess walked me to the parking garage due to icy conditions! That after having my usual pampering from the staff! Thanks to all!!
I chose how I wanted to spend my birthday and treated myself to a spa day.
It was well worth it.. and I look forward to returning again soon. Thank you for making my birthday extra special.
Wonderful, as always. Angie and Jess are consummate professionals!
DD staff are consistently professional and courteous. They always have a great attitude. Our massages were wonderful and very relaxing. A great Mother/Daughter experience!
Designers Denn trained stylists and colorists know how to color, cut and style curly or straight hair that you can depend on to be consistent each time. I unfortunately tried another salon where they cut the bangs way too short for curly hair which was the worst hair cut I received in 30+ years and was totally devastating for having paid $60+ just for the cut alone. I quickly returned to Designers Denn after that disaster!
I always love the professionalism of Designers Den and Spa! Zoey is always a delight to work with as well!
All the massage therapists are knowledgeable, skilled and professional. They look at the individual and really concentrate in using the time efficiently to work on the areas needed most.