I bought a really good deal off of Bloomspot last year for the brazilian and underarm treatments. It was my first time ever trying out laser treatment, and I loved it! The staff are all very friendly, the place was very clean and I usually got in and out of my appointments in about 20 minutes (for both areas). The technicians are all pretty experienced and will work with you if you are sensitive. Apparently I have a high pain tolerance, but honestly, it's not that bad. Kind of feels like a rough shave at most, sometimes (anything is better than waxing). It all really depends on the individual though. They are very informative, so don't be shy if you have any questions. I got 6 treatments in each area, and I'm not sure if that's enough to completely rid me of all my hair, but it's much much more bearable than that prickly hair that grows back after 1 day! They will schedule your appointments about 4 - 6 weeks apart. Prepare to not shave for like 3 weeks after, for the best results. Also, after your treatment, your hair will grow back and then shed off. I know some people complain about not being able to find it, but it's really not too hard. If you see her sign, the actual salon is upstairs and the entrance to the place is right off of the path (not on the side of the street) if you come from the parking lot.
I chose to do my underarms and Brazilian. The underarms were very quick and painless. No problem! However, Brazilian was always a struggle for me, simply because the area is much more tender and the hairs are more coarse. Admittedly, the first time I felt really awkward baring my V to the technician, but they're very professional and it's really no big deal. (Spread 'em.) The Brazilian area is also very difficult to work with because there's so many curves and flaps and what have you. But I can attest that the technicians were always very thorough and careful. I'd like to say that Brazilian is very pain-free, but it really isn't. And that's not the technician's fault at all, there's just very little anyone can do to numb the pain on your V skin. But if you think about it, you only have to withstand a few minutes of pain for a lifetime of never having to shave your V ever again. Worth it? I'd say so. And after the treatment, it's not stubbly, thick and rough like when shaving with a razor. After the treatment, they give you a warm towel to clean yourself off with and a dollop of aloe vera lotion to soothe the skin. Feels freaking awesome. Then you make a follow-up appointment and you're on your way! In conclusion, I love this place.
I've just finished 10 sessions of laser hair removal on my lower legs and upper lips (I bought the 1 year package) and I also did 4 sessions on my underarms. I am really happy with the results! The hair growth on my legs have reduced by about 92%, I am very hairy so that made a huge difference! On my upper lips I'd say it reduced by about 75%. It is harder to get rid of the upper lip hair because it is fine hair, so I get that. But it's awesome that I no longer need to pay to do threading on my upper lip, whatever grows back is not even as noticeable as before. I was most impressed with my underarms hair, only 4 sessions made a huge difference! About 75% is gone. I've been shaving it my whole life so it was pretty coarse. I've been extremely pleased with the service, everyone is extremely nice, from Sousan the owner to the receptionist Amanda! The technicians are very professional and friendly, I was never charged tax or tip, but I always tipped them. I plan on buying more for the bikini or Brazilian area in the near future, and I'd totally recommend them, in fact, I did recommend 2 friends when I started the treatments, and they were pleased as well! Ask if there are any incentives for recommending friends ;)
I have had good experiences all around with this place. When trying to locate it, I called and was easily directed where I needed to go which was super helpful and easy. I had a bit of a wait the first time but they were really apologetic about it which was nice. Also, every technician I've ever had here has been overly courteous, helpful and informative and above all else, professional. Most recently, Sousan herself provided my laser hair removal procedure as it appeared they were understaffed and she was extremely thorough and did not rush. She also asked me how the treatment was working for me which is swimmingly by the way :) Bet of all, you can choose the laser that works best for you - they have 2 and different skin responds to each in different ways. My hair is almost non-existent and I'm extremely pleased - especially given that I purchased a groupon-like discount! Lastly, they are clean! They sanitize everything and don't make you feel like you're in a grimey place. I would definitely recommend this place!
Two years ago I bought a voucher from Groupon only for my chin. Since then I have done all my body one by one, Susan is very sweet, professional and her laser machine is just the BEST. Whenever I have an appointment I feel like I am going to a fun event, she makes it a great experience there, I just love going there and I don't know what to do when I have no hair left. My packages were for 6 secessions, I still had hair on my chin after 6 times since face hairs are harder to get rid of and she did few more laser to make them go completely without charging me a penny extra. I never had any problem making an appointment, even a day before, she always try to work with your schedule, to squeeze you in, even if she or her staff have to say longer. Clean, beautiful and very relaxing place to be, I recommend this Spa to everybody, you don't regret it. I only wanted one place and now I ended up my whole body with an unbelievable price. Thanks Susan.
My experience started with the phone call. I wanted to give my niece a spa day with her bff and my daughter one for mother's day. The consultant, Christian, was great; very knowledgeable of all of the services and she asked alot of questions about my niece to customize a package for her. My niece, her bff and my daughter all sent pics and stated that this was the best spa they've been to, hands down. The massages were great, the ambiance made them feel like they were in Tuscany and all of the masseuses Daniel Karem and Celine gave each of them awesome customized massages as their needs differed. Each employee even greeted the birthday girl, telling her happy birthday. They really make each customer feel special. Their attention to detail was great and they really appreciated the pools and grotto time, as well the relaxation room! You will never know how happy you made all three and for that, I thank you!
09/21/2012Fifth Ave Day Spa & Retreat
Just finished getting permanent makeup including brows, eyeliner and lipliner done by Rose at Fifth Avenue Day Spa and Retreat! Fabulous! The spa is very clean, comfortable and relaxing. Rose is thorough and meticulous because of her great knowledge about this art. She takes one step by step through every process from shape and color decisions to after care instructions. Prior to our appointment, I was able to examine all equiptment and supplies because I have an allergy to an ingredient in the numbing solutions. Together, we decided to move forward without the benefit of any relief. Rose was able to do this for me with virtually NO PAIN because her touch is SO GENTLE!!! She is fantastic! What a wonderful experience with a great outcome! I look and feel younger and sexier! Thanks, Rose, for a very natural and more youthful look!
07/19/2012Midtown Retreat Salon & Day Spa
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this place! I first went to Midtown Salon about 6 months ago and was looking for a great cut and highlights. I also needed a salon that helps clients who have trichotillomania (a hair pulling disorder). At first, I emailed them and got ahold of the manager, Tee. She was very nice and professional about helping me and made sure that when I got there I felt comfortable. When I finally arrived, I met her and a stylist named Victor who cut and highlighted my hair. Not only did I feel 100% comfortable, but Victor also made me look like a million bucks! I am a blonde so it's important for me to find someone that really knows how to make my hair look natural. Even though the process of getting it done takes quite a while (3-4 hours), it's worth all the time and money!