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By: lauraanne
Salon Monaco Tampa
It's a very busy place right in the heart of Kennedy/South Tampa with minimal and restricted parking. Considering those factors, they do a decent job managing that dynamic. I booked my appointment online, but I also called a few days before to tell them that I had a Groupon. They were friendly on the phone and my appointment started promptly. The reasons that I cancelled my follow-up appointment have a little to do with hair care, and a lot with the finances surrounding my services. I purchased a Groupon for $39.00. That voucher was good for either a Haircut with KeraTriplex Keratin Treatment, Haircut with Partial Highlights or a Haircut with a Single-Process Color. I chose the haircut with single process color. Understandably there was a consultation and my hairstylist claimed that she couldn't do what was on the Groupon without doing other procedures 1st. We discussed price and it amounted to probably an additional $50.00 to strip my hair. She swore she was giving me a deal, and I agreed to this. So in my mind, I have this Groupon that I've already pre-paid for that covers the cost of a haircut (which for me is about 1-2 inches off the end, no layering or anything,) and the dying of my hair. During my consultation, she asked me what type of shampoo I used. I probably named off about 5 different brands, all of which she assured me were unacceptable. This then led to her showing me the products they have for sale. My hairstylist swore up and down that I needed to purchase Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde because it is sulphate free. Now, I wouldn't claim to be an expert but I have long, thick brunette curly hair that needs constant conditioning and moisturizing. She used this line of products while I was there and it left my hair dry and brittle. Where I agree about the sulphate free shampoo, I'm sure there is a line that would better suit someone who needs moisture. But I think it was more important to sell me a name brand fad for a commission instead of really analyzing my personal haircare needs. When all was said and done she charged me a higher price for the stripping procedure, as well as an a-la-carte price per 2-3 additional bowls of color. At the checkout counter she brought up a full-size Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner ($18.95 each,) for me to purchase to take home even though I had previously said during our tour of products that I wasn't buying that today. I declined that purchase, but after everything I was charged: $105.62 to walk out the door. This didn't include the $39.00 groupon that I had already paid or the $20.00 tip. So altogether, $164.62 for a very impersonal and average experience. Additionally, I would point out that regardless of the regular price of salon services at Monaco, the length of my hair, the state of my previous color upon arrival, I purchased something that said a full single-process color would be covered. By charging me for additional bowls, that makes this groupon "deal" a complete bait and switch. I did make a follow-up appointment that day, but have since called to cancel. They didn't ask why, just said ok and we hung up. This proves my point exactly: at Salon Monaco you are just another number and it's more about the location and the fancy decor than about servicing all clients and building lasting relationships for repeat business. I would not recommend them, and I may launch a complaint with Groupon because they should know that businesses are utilizing them to advertise 1 service and not following through. I will be trying another salon in a couple of weeks. Better luck next time.
By: Elyse M.
Salon Monaco Tampa
I have known Krista since she started doing hair, I went into the salon she previously worked at and watched as she learned from some of the best in the business...mostly extensions. Her passion, dreams and life outside of her family is to change her clients lives, giving them confidence, happiness and a non judgmental, relaxing experience as she works her magic.Monaco salon is on a different level than any salon in the area. Monaco gives the top salons in NYC and LA a run for their money! Dillion, DeeDee, Damaris and Billy are truly talented in their expertise In hair color(hello Paul Mitchell) and between Krista and her hair extension team,(Maggie & Marissa) they can change your life in a mater of hours. The staff at Monaco, puts their clients as their top priority. You will walk out those double doors with so much confidence. Krista makes sure everything runs smoothly, as does Dillon, but everyone works as a team.I had a traumatic experience where another stylist at another salon in the Tampa Bay Area, Burt my hair off leavening me with burns on my scalp and less than 1" of hair...and my hair was at my shoulder blades prior. I went to Krista and her salon after reading reviews, terrified of the future of my burnt off hair. I went into their, embarrassed, humiliated and with no confidence. I thought I would have to hair a similar hair cut to my husband. The team at Monaco was able to transform my hair seamlessly to long luscious 18" locks, and no one knew anything, except I had to go dark to let my hair grow. I cried when the chair was spun around to the mirror.I only let the team at Monaco touch my hair and this month(July) marks a year since the trauma happened. I had to sacrifice my blonde as much as I wanted to be blonde again; and go dark: we haven't processed my hair and my hair is longer and thicker naturally than it ever has been. I continue to get my extensions and will never stop trusting Monaco with my hair!
By: journey4ahealthierme
Raydiance Day Spa
This place is amazing if you totally want to pamper yourself please go there you will feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and so relaxed and peaceful there. I didnt want to leave the sweet smell of the in scents the relaxing music and welcoming and friendly staff i love it..it felt like a vacation. This is the spot for both woman and men. I went there for Say No to Lipo-Vaser Shape they provide services at this location also and i was very impressed by this new technology in my first session that was 45 minutes i instantly lost a total of 3 inches of my abdomen.. very impressive i must say..painless relaxing soothing warm massage thats what it felt like... i have lost over 100 lbs on my own without surgery and alot hard work but i have some stubborn areas in my abdomen as well as with loose skin and all the exercises in the world just isnt enough..Im excited about the before and after results of their clients and of how highly Dr. Oz spoke of this new technology (Vaser Shape) and how inexpensive it was compared to actual Liposuction surgery..This is helping and enhancing my hard work..If you are like me and are in the Tampa area and have stubborn areas of fat also and need some skin tightening and if you are against lipo...Check out Vaser Shape with Say No To Lipo at Raydiance im really excited about how my body is transforming.
By: d.r.
Glow Day Spa
I just had my first experience at Glow Day Spa and could not have been more impressed with the staff and its facilities. I am new in town from London and found Glow thru its many stellar reviews and write ups on line. I am a bit of a self proclaimed "spa snob" and Glow fit the bill! The atmosphere was beautifully serene, the staff was spot on and the services were the best Ive had in years. So happy to have found you.. Cheers!
By: Barbara C.
Bellissimo You
Bellissimo You is top notch. Ivette is such a happy upbeat individual that when you enter and leave her place of business you not only feel great, but you look fantastic!! She takes pride in her work and she does an awesome job! I've had facials, the Vampire Facial (awesome) and permanent makeup (eyebrows). Ivette along with her staff are the best!!
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By: Michael M.
Bellissimo You
Ivette is a highly knowledgable and considerate professional who does a fantastic job making you feel comfortable in her spa, from the first step you take inside until you leave feeling refreshed and renewed. I'd recommend her services for anyone who's never had a facial done to even the most-seasoned veteran.
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By: Rose T.
Bellissimo You
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience at Bellissimo You. Ivette, the owner, is professional, knowledgeable yet has a sweet spirit of hospitality; she makes her clients feel comfortable. My daughter and I look forward to our next visit because when you leave the salon you feel and look Bellissimo!
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By: Kris D.
Bellissimo You
I went in for men's facial and it was wonderful. It was my first facial, so I can't compare it to others. But my skin is smoother and feels more hydrated even 5 days later. The spa is cozy and I felt very comfortable there. If you are a guy thinking about getting a facial, this is a spa that I recommend.
By: Tiffany T.
Salon Monaco Tampa
If you're looking for hair extensions go to Monaco hair salon. I tried three other salons none of them came anywhere close to doing the expert job that krista and her team did. It's like going to a salon in New York. They are that good at what they do.
By: Sandra H.
David Holden LMT
The therapist was very professional and the studio was very clean. His massage was excellent - technique, pressure, flow were all wonderful. I left SO relaxed! He even had a small bottle of Fiji water for me after the massage - my favorite!

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