About Us



Alicia Liddon (pictured left) – Esthetician, Xtreme Lash Stylist, Co-owner at Escape

Carrie Holley (pictured right) – Massage Therapist, Co-owner at Escape

Carrie Holley and Alicia Liddon are two sisters who always knew they wanted to do something meaningful together. Their shared passion for an all-natural lifestyle and holistic approach to health, alongside their strong entrepreneurial spirits, eventually led to the birth of Escape Day Spa. In 2010, a time when our economy was failing, Carrie and Alicia chose to silence the voices of discouragement and pursue their desire to help people. 2010 is also the year Alicia became an aesthetician and one year later, in 2011 added Lash Stylist to her title. Carrie began her career as a massage therapist in 2001.

“I became a massage therapist because of a bad car accident. I suffered from pain, PTSD, and, panic attacks for 10 years. Through massage, I learned how to handle it and heal. Now I love educating people on how to heal themselves and help themselves holistically.” – Carrie

“I can’t imagine doing anything else or with anyone else. I love what we do at the spa. We will always stand firm behind plant-based and all-natural materials. We were the first in Birmingham to offer organic skincare.” – Alicia

It was their rule from the beginning that all ingredients would be organic and they even started off mixing and making their own products to stay true to their convictions. ”It’s what we believed in.” These two sisters continue to be aesthetic pioneers. Alicia was the first Lash Aesthetician in the Birmingham area and is now working on sharing her skill with others. The nature of their work isn’t the only thing these sisters share. They both love hiking and yoga, and when asked what force drove them to keep going, they both said they wanted to build something for their greatest passion of all…their children.

Carrie Holley & Alicia Liddon

Co-Owners of Escape Day Spa


Our Commitment to Safe, Effective, and Natural Products

Escape Day Spa uses the best products available in today’s market. We are thrilled to announce the addition of Hylunia’s line being offered in our facials as well as in our retail section. We continue to use product lines such as Baborganic and Dazzle Dry. These companies provide products created with less man-made chemicals than traditional products, which results in a healthier you!

Our Mission



We believe that you must care for yourself before you can care for others. Self-care, inside and out, is the key to surrendering your authentic self to those you love.


We believe that all people, from all walks of life, need and deserve to be touched. In our virtual world, the importance of touch is largely underestimated.



We believe in inclusivity, not exclusivity. We want everyone to feel welcome and cared for so they can derive maximum benefit from our services.


We believe that natural beats synthetic. If we want to root out the cause of dis-ease, we need to look to the answers our earth has provided.



We believe that people matter. We treat all people with respect and dignity, including customers, practitioners, staff and community.


We believe that you should feel like the only person in the spa, no matter how busy it is.

After all, we are the place to escape.



We give our customers our full and undivided attention. There is no place we would rather be and we want you to feel the same way.


We are the part of a greater whole. We will take every opportunity to bring our neighbors together and make a positive impact on the community..



Products We Use

Dazzle Dry

Developed by bio-organic chemist Dr. Vivian Valenty and backed by over 30 years of research, Dazzle Dry is a unique line of naturally advanced, high-performance nail care. For more information on Dazzle Dry, please visit www.dazzledry.com.

Bio Sculpture Gel

As the Inventors of: Soak Off Gel, Color Gel, and Gel Nail Sculptures. Bio Sculpture leads the nail industry in all categories: Appearance, Health, Durability, Simplicity and Ease of Application and Removal. Learn more about Bio Sculpture Gel at http://www.biosculpturegel.com/Default.aspx.


NuFace® is the first and only FDA-cleared hand-held device for facial toning and stimulation. It uses a gently-stimulating electrical current to improve your face’s appearance, providing you not only with an instant lift, but also with increased collagen and circulation. For more information on NuFace® , please visit www.mynuface.com.

Xtreme Lashes

We are proud to offer a revolutionary new way to get thicker, fuller eyelashes: Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions. These natural-looking lashes are applied to your current lashes to give them a lush and luxurious appearance. Learn more about Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions at www.xtremelashes.com.


“Nufree® is the gold standard in hair removal and is carried by thousands of professional salons throughout the world. It was developed over 25 years ago to help plastic surgeons remove hair from a patient before surgery. Visit Nufree® to find out why it is the most effective hair removal treatment in the world.” Learn more about Nufree® www.nufree.com

Leef Organics

Leef’s unconventional process of refinement is second to none. Their single origin harvests are the cleanest form of CBD extract possible. They do NOT add any chemicals, over-heat, or strip the plant as with other common extraction methods. Learn more about Leef Organics at  www.leeforganics.com.


Founded in Australia, SunFX creates all-natural tanning solutions free of alcohols, preservatives, parabens, perfumes, and odors. Completely customizable, SunFX gives a safe, natural tan. For more information on SunFX , please visit www.sunfxamerica.com.

Mine Tan

From a golden sun kissed glow to a deep, rich warm dark tan to the deepest, darkest of all ultra dark self tans, you are in control with Mine Tan. Each spray tan formula provides salon-quality, streak free, flawless results every time. Learn more about Mine Tan at www.us.shop.minetanbodyskin.com


Hylunia has dedicated itself to developing safe, effective skin care solutions. All formulas are based in plant science and dermal physiology, sourcing only the highest-grade botanical, peptides and results-focused technologies. Hylunia thoughtfully develop products to help minimize chronic inflammation- the root of many diseases and distressing health conditions. This all-natural and vegan skin care line is free of paraben, phosphate, gluten, and other harmful substances and vows to never use known irritants or harmful ingredients. For more information on Hylunia, please visit www.hylunia.com.

Young Living

We took a long time researching the best line of essential oils – and we landed on Young Living. They use the best ingredients that are as health-conscious and environmentally responsible as they are effective. We love their earth-friendly practices and low-impact production. Learn more about Young Living at www.youngliving.com.

Spa Policies, Cancellations & Rescheduling

Please call our office for scheduling or visit our Book Now page. We have made it very easy to schedule with our online booking option. You will receive an e-mail confirmation for your appointment.

In order to hold appointment times, you must provide us with either a gift certificate, coupon code or voucher, or a valid credit card number. Appointments booked online will require a credit card to hold the appointment. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Upon Arrival
If this is your first appointment, please arrive 15 minutes early for a brief health questionnaire. This is essential so that your Massage or Skincare Therapist is fully aware of all your individual needs. This is so that we can provide you with the most excellent service.

Spa Etiquette
To preserve the serenity of our spa, we ask that you speak quietly during your visit and turn your phone to silent. We want everyone here to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. This is everyone’s own place to escape, and we thank you ahead of time for your consideration.

Cancellations and Rescheduling Policies
At Escape Day Spa we allow our single clients and couples a 24 hour cancellation/reschedule window. If we have not received any notice to reschedule your appointment within 24 hours then we require a payment of 50% of the services scheduled.
For larger parties, Escape Day Spa must have confirmation for all appointments two weeks prior to the scheduled date. Please call in advance if requesting for a larger party.

Escape Day Spa no longer accepts checks, except upon owner approval. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Due to the extensive amount of time that our technicians spend with each client, this service is nonrefundable. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 205-414-6062.