11/08/2013Elite Salon & Day Spa
I really loved it here. The staff was extremely friendly. I enjoyed the quietness and the decorations. It was definitley thought out. The waiting area was nice with self serve complimentary, cold beverages and a single service coffee machine It was a little difficult to figure out but the cute little receptionist hurried over when she saw me struggle with it. I really liked the variety of coffee flavors and creamers. The biscottis were delicious and the cream cheese danishes we even better. The decor is a European style and was quit clean and simple. The music was nice ans relaxing, as well in both the waiting area and spa rooms. I have been to both locations now. I did like the Avondale a little better, it was more homey, more designed like a house, while the One in baymeadows was in a shopping center. It's the one next to Scan Design in a beautiful stucco type center. The one with the Big Ben type clock! It was cute. I liked the spacious rooms, and I like how hot the shower got. It was a little tricky to figure out, it was a more current type of hardware that you find in upscale hotels ( turning to the full left then back to adjust to your desired warmth.) I really like the pedicurist she was very nice and the owner waited on us hand and foot. Bringing us fresh robes and towels and nice waffle slippers were placed outside the shower area. The towel was served warm straight from the dryer. The reception area had large comfy leather couches and the decor was simple with a touch of orient. and the staff was so helpful in explaining after care instructions for stretching , after my massage and taking care of my hair color. I almost forgot.. they had a sale on their retail products so I stocked up. (that was a t the Avondale store) I enjoyed my lunch also, it was served with a mimosa and she also brought me bottled water. I love chocolate , so I cant leave that out it was Lindort ??sp and Ferro Rocher, truffles..yum! It was just over all good and you just dont find this and reasonable prices. We definitley will be back.
04/22/2011Parisian Nail and Massage Spa
I know the owner of this spa and it's unfortunate that customers don't know, but the staff there..they are independent contractors. It is a lovely place and one of the few places I know that has an American Staff. It's unfortunate that we can't embrace our diversity yet we judge them. Because we want the stereotypical staff and if they talk about us in a different language we don't know about it. And if they don't sanitize we don't talk about it. We feel sorry for them because they aren't American. Yet, we are so critical of our own...so critical. Smoking is offensive..to those around, I agree. The gal you described actually does very good nails. And clients adore her. She has such a huge following and really a good heart... She's from New York the tech you described and if you aren't used to New Yorkers, that's how they are. But to bash a place and it is very nice..the staff are like booth renters. Clients can pick and choose who they go to. The other girls shouldnt suffer because of your comment, you think? Let's all be nice and fair..you don't realize how your reviews hurt folks tremendously whom you don't know..she cried about it..it hurt her deeply...and it wasn't necessary was it??
04/18/2014Elite Salon & Day Spa
The spa is very clean and new. I think the girl that gave Anne Marie, has adorable hair. She has the cleanest newest clothes. Yes, she was chewing gum, for fresh breath since, she had just had lunch. The sheets are always clean and changed immediately after each client. Sometime there may be an oil residue, but we cant just throw new sheets out because of this.The matching pillow case is used on the face cradle for comfort. Never a complaint with this therapist, just compliments. We strive so and work so hard to please our clients. I saw Annes face when , her therapist walked around the corner..it went from smiling to "dropped". Her therapist was African American and female..... not really sure what she was expecting or preferred. We do ask on our policy page to specify if you want male or female gender. We welcome comments and communication, like dimming a light, male preference, but remain an equal opportunity employer. Funny how the 50% off clients, (Anne had a coupon) are the only ones to complain. Cheap, overly critical and complaining. Go figure, I throw my hand up, can't satisfy everyone!
04/24/2014Elite Salon & Day Spa
The staff was inspiring and entertaining. I received a gift, took a friend and went here to enjoy a relaxing day and in turn added a few more items. I drive by here all the time and this was my first visit. it is nice to know there are still, personable neighborly establishments that still cater to really, paying attention and focusing on my needs and interests. We had been offered by the hostess, immediately upon our arrival, to get comfortable, with a beverage and a quick tour, in addition to an explanation of our day. ( I was surprising my friend, so she had no idea.) We then were offered separate rooms or joint. It was a weekday, so we were pretty much able to choose which room we wanted, as there were many rooms. we were very pleased and relaxed and made comfortable the entire time. Just simply a delightful day.