Is there a real Sapphira behind the Sapphira Spa and Salon? Yes! In 2003 local New Yorker Sapphira Odessa was seeking a career change, growing bored from working long hours as a pharmaceutical consultant and medical sales representative. She decided to pursue her strong interest in the Spa and Beauty business. The daughter of a chemist and a cosmetics saleswoman Sapphira was already familiar with the enchanting world of beauty.