A trip to the spa may be relaxing but managing one can be really challenging. My Beauty Spa: Stars & Stories is a unique spa simulation game from Cherrypick Games, that’s now available for Android and iOS devices. In this game, you are in charge of managing your very own spa. The game starts you off with just a simple massage treatment, and it is up to you to keep expanding your brand in order to cater to different types of customers.
Make sure you do a great job because people will talk about your spa, and you will often see yourself featured in various magazines. You also get to attract some VIP guests who can be quite demanding. Meet their needs and you will get awesome rewards in return. Aside from managing different treatments, you also have to stay on top of creating products that you need. A spa owner’s job can get frantic, so make sure you check out our My Beauty Spa: Stars & Stories guide for tips, cheats and strategies in order to keep everything under control!
1. Queue Up Your Customers
Unlike most business simulation games where you just plop down buildings and wait for people to come, you need to manually queue up customers in My Beauty Spa: Stars & Stories. That means if you don’t check on your buildings often to call in the next customer, you won’t earn money. When queuing up a customer, you will see a lineup of customer portraits. The ones with a flower on them are the ones you can queue up. If a customer does not have a flower icon, that means you are missing some products needed for the treatment they want.
Do not just randomly queue up the first customer you see. Make sure you scroll through the different customers to see who gives you the most experience and coins. The demand for beauty products can be a bit difficult to manage in the early stages of the game, and you will often find multiple treatments asking for the same things. Learn to prioritize the customers that give out the most rewards in order to maximize the use of each beauty product.
2. Prioritize Premium Customers
While we are on the subject of prioritizing customers, it is absolutely necessary for you to focus on premium customers first. Premium customers are those who are hanging out at the Premium Suites. They usually require multiple treatments. They also take up more time and products when getting treated. While that may sound tedious, treating premium customers is actually a great way to earn rare items like upgrade materials.
When you start out, you will only have one Premium Suite. You will be able to build more as you reach level milestones. Make sure you build additional Premium Suites as soon as they become available. The demand for upgrade materials will increase over time, and you will need to please a lot of premium customers in order to keep up.
3. Manage Your Storage Space
One of the biggest challenges you will have in My Beauty Spa: Stars & Stories is managing your storage space. As much as you would like to keep a lot of products in stock, so that you can continuously queue up customers, the number of inventory slots that you are given is extremely limited. You will often find yourself out of space to place your crops in. You can upgrade your storage buildings, but that will require tools. Tools are hard to come by, even when you complete premium customer treatments. You have the option to buy the missing tools, but they cost a whopping 10 gems per piece. That is a pretty steep price considering you need multiple tools for every upgrade!
The best thing to do is to tightly manage your production. You can plant crops ahead of time but harvest only what you need. If you will be staying online for some time, queue up production for items that require only a few minutes to complete then use them right away. For crops that take a long time to grow, always plant two or three of them, but do not harvest them until you use the ones in the storage. You should also prioritize upgrading the storage for crops because it tends to fill up quickly as opposed to the beauty product storage since those often get used for treatments as soon as they become available.
4. Complete The Story Chapters
Each treatment facility in your spa is managed by a specific character. These characters have their own stories to tell. You can progress through their respective stories by completing the tasks they give you. Tap on their portrait on the left side of the screen to see the tasks that they need you to do. Once you complete all of their tasks, you will be rewarded with gems, coins, and tools. Keep in mind, however, that later chapters for these characters have level requirements. If you don’t see any portraits on the left side and instead just see a yellow book, that means you do not meet the level requirement of any of the story chapters. Just keep queueing up customers in your spa until you gain enough experience to reach the next level.
5. Clear Land Strategically
When you start out in My Beauty Spa: Stars & Stories, you will have space for only a few buildings. You can save a lot of space by keeping decorations to a minimum and not bothering with paths at all. Even if you do this, however, you will soon find yourself needing more space. You can clear out trees, bushes, and rocks to create this space. When you do, make sure you check first before you start clearing. Removing these obstacles from the map will require consumable items. These items are just as hard to come by as tools, so you don’t want to waste them. Check the entire map to see which areas you can clear without using too many items. Once in a while, you will be given the option to watch an advertisement instead of consuming an item. Make sure you always take advantage of this!
6. Before You Start Expanding
When you hit level 10, you will have the option to buy a new piece of land. Before you get excited and do this, make sure you have maximized the space in your existing lot first. Expanding your territory requires resources. It is best if you save these resources first before buying more land. Having more space to build on will also only encourage you to build unnecessary decorations. You will find yourself struggling with resources during the early parts of the game, so you don’t need another excuse to spend anything.
7. Build New Treatment Facilities
While you don’t want to start expanding land right away, you would want to build new treatment facilities as soon as they become available. This means you also need to build the associated production building as well. New treatments often reward you with more money and experience compared to the basic ones. These are also added sources of income if you can manage the production properly. You will see an exclamation point on your main spa building whenever a new facility is available. Just tap on it to view and build the new treatment facility.
8. Check The Beautiques
A Beautique is a twist on the word boutique which refers to the player stalls in the game. You can sell your excess items at your own Beautique and even set for it to be advertised to increase the chances of sale. The game’s default friend will buy one of your items at the end of each day if no one purchases anything, so it is a good way to earn a few extra coins.
The game also lets you check out the items other players have on sale on the second tab. The listings change every few minutes, but you can spend some gems to view a new set right away. Make sure you regularly check the global offers for products that take a long time to make. Some beauty products may be difficult for you to make right now, but high-level players would usually have a lot of extra that they sell off. See if you can find some good deals that will help you progress more quickly.
9. Chat With Your Customers
When a treatment facility has a customer, you will often see a speech bubble with three dots on it. Tap on it to see a conversation between your employee and the customer. Aside from reading an interesting story, chatting with a customer will also reward you with a few extra coins. You get two chat opportunities with each customer. Make sure you take advantage of both instances in order to maximize your profits. Keep in mind that if the treatment finishes before you can chat with them, you will not longer be able to get the coin bonus. Always watch out for these speech bubbles to pop up in order to claim them as soon as possible.
10. Add More Friends To Exchange Gifts
When you tap on the button on the lower left corner of the screen, you will be taken to the social page. This is where you can view your list of friends and add new ones. You can connect your Facebook account to automatically add any of your real-life friends who are already playing the game. You can also share your friend code to let other people add you. If you don’t mind adding strangers, the game also gives you a list of suggested friends at the bottom of the Add Friends screen. Send invites to those who have already customized their names since those are most likely the active ones.
One of the primary benefits of having a friend is exchanging gifts. You can send gifts to up to five friends each day but can receive an unlimited number in return. If you need help with any of your treatments, you can ask your friends to speed things up. Don’t forget to return the favor by regularly checking the Need Help tab to lend a hand to any of your friends who might need help.
11. Watch Ads To Get Free Coins
If you have a lot of free time, you can get several bonuses from watching ads. First, you can tap on the plus sign beside your coin balance at the top right side of the screen. This will take you to the in-game store where you can buy coins. On the right side, you will find the option to watch a video advertisement in exchange for a few coins. You only get around 20 coins for every video, but you can watch as many ads as you want.
You an also hit the plus sign beside your gem balance and get the same ad offer, this time in exchange for gems. You only get one gem per video, but considering that is free premium currency, it should be more than enough. Besides, you can also watch as many ads as you want, so if you have a lot of free time, you can get a lot of gems eventually. If you run out of ads to watch, just wait for a few seconds and come back. The ad offers replenish quickly, so you would hardly ever be out of ads.
Finally, make sure you keep an eye on the guy with the red cap near your Beautique. He will often hold up a sign that shows the icon of a reward. Tap on it and you will be able to watch a video advertisement in exchange for the indicated item. He gives out coins, gems, beauty products, and tools. What you’re really after here is the free tools, so make sure you always check if the sign is up!
12. Grab The Freebies
Every few hours, a red gift box will appear somewhere on the map. It could be beside one of the buildings, or it could be somewhere in between the trees in the unlocked areas. The gift box appears in random areas, so you will need to scroll around a lot in order to find it. Make sure you tap on it as soon as you spot it. It is a treasure chest that contains coins, gems, and other goodies. It may not contain a lot, but freebies are always great, so keep your eyes peeled.
13. Get More Rewards, Here’s How
The game gives out daily rewards for players who play actively. The reward pops up as soon as you enter the game for the first time each day. Reward include coins, gems, and other items. Even if you do not have a lot of time to play, make sure you at least claim this reward. The rewards get better for each consecutive login, with guaranteed gems on your fifth consecutive day. It is a great way to earn extra currency and it requires minimal effort so there is no excuse to skip it!
It is time to build your dream spa in My Beauty Spa: Stars & Stories! Just follow our strategy guide above to ensure your success! Also, if you know additional tips or tricks, that we haven’t mentioned in our guide, feel free to leave us a message in the comment area!