Every spa is plagued by the cliché image of a brightly lit, white-walled room, where a woman in a towel lays back with cucumbers on her eyes and a soft smile on her lips. It’s all too familiar. For the launch of Total on 1st, a new spa that’s equal parts clinical skincare and indulgent self-care, we created a brand image that diverges from the long-held spa tropes. To transcend category, we introduced Total on 1st not as a place but as a feeling.

Taking cues from the worlds of high-end fashion and boutique skincare brands, we crafted a campaign featuring photography that evoked a feeling of immersion and losing oneself in natural environments. The concept of “healthy indulgence” invites one to embrace self-care in abundance. To lavish in it and never apologize. This campaign is the first step in establishing Total on 1st as Birmingham’s premiere spa destination.