Wizards welcome: Harry Potter-themed spa draws fans in Tennessee

Wendy Piedad is the owner of Wand & Willow Day Spa in Murfreesboro, which has a theme tied to all things Hogwarts. Piedad, a Harry Potter fan, initially got into the series after catching the end of one of the movies on TV as a teen.

A Harry Potter fan recently opened a spa and themed it to her love of all things Hogwarts.

WTVF reported Wendy Piedad is the owner of Wand & Willow Day Spa in Murfreesboro.

According to the day spa's website, Piedad was inspired by "all things magical," including her favorite holiday, Halloween, and TV shows and movies including "Bewitched," "Practical Magic," and the "Harry Potter" book and film series.

Wand and Willow Day Spa owner Wendy Piedad completes a facial on a client.
Wand and Willow Day Spa owner Wendy Piedad completes a facial on a client.

Credit: April Bowers Creative

Credit: April Bowers Creative

The Murfreesboro Daily News Journal reported that Piedad initially got into the series after catching the end of one of the movies on TV as a teen.

"The magic drew me in," she told the publication in January. "It's been with me ever since."

Piedad has since gone back and read the book series and tuned into TV premieres of the films.

"The way the books are written — it's fun for all ages," Piedad told the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal. "And everybody can pull something from that, especially that good will triumph over evil. Just helping people realize that there's magic all around us if you know where to look."

The business opened in June 2018.

“I wanted something that is unique to my personality,” Piedad told WTVF. “It was very important for me to not have it be gimmicky or hit you in the face when you walk in like you're in a retail store. I wanted it to be soothing and something that would cater to both Harry Potter fans and non-Harry Potter fans alike.”

Rooms include decor that has subtle nods to the wizard-themed series, including broomsticks and owls. The local news station reported that most clients visiting Wand & Willow are just as much a fan of “Harry Potter” as Piedad herself.

"A lot of the die-hard Harry Potter fans will come decked out in Harry Potter clothes or their house crests’ colors," she said.

A room at Wendy Piedad's Wand & Willow Day Spa in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
A room at Wendy Piedad's Wand & Willow Day Spa in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Credit: Wendy Piedad

Credit: Wendy Piedad

CNN reported that Piedad has no affiliation with "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling or the film franchises' distributor Warner Brothers Entertainment, but she has several services and treatments with magic-themed names.

Packages themed after “Harry Potter” include The Marauder, which includes a 30-minute facial and 30-minute massage; The Philosopher, which includes a 60-minute massage and 60-minute facial; and The Phoenix, which includes a 60-minute massage, 60-minute facial and a body wrap.

Other services are less traditional for day spas, such as an energy balancing session that includes guided meditation.