- 9 years ago
- Wedding: November 2009
So its 100 days and counting until the big day.
I called up Mr. Wine-Oh to tell him I was about to make a big splurge. I needed a facial to prep my skin and calm me down after a crazy week of planning and work and to not freak out when the Credit Card came in.
I decided to call up the new spa on the Peninsula (Will provide the name upon private request to me) to inquire about group services for my bridesmaids in November and to get a Facial and Mani/pedi today.
I read the SPA MENU and chose the following two. (exactly as written)
Lavendar Bud Facial $145
Basic Manicure/Pedicure – $40
Ok yes a little pricey on the facial but I said – I need the treatment.
Spa was goregous, employees were great!
I went into the cutest room to have my facial first. Could hear a few kids screaming in the walkway near the spa and could hear employees talking but the music and my tech’s hands were keeping me peaceful.
I was anxiously awaiting my favorite part (EXTRACTIONS!) which never came. At the end of the 1 HOUR long facial I asked my tech – “Are we going to do the extractions?” To which she replied ” I have not been trained in that yet?”
What?? I thought all facials were done by licensed aesthitician! Well stupid me for not asking – and just Assuming. Oh well I hope the mani-pedi is better.
The mani/pedi was OK. I would rate it a 3 out of 5. She didn’t do as well as my usually favorite Vietnamese Gals – Barely did the cuticles but she was nice to talk to and at $40 it was a going rate. So I thought.
Well the spa Director popped in to talk about the services I wanted for my group. I mentioned the dissappointment on the extractions not being done and she said “Well that cost’s extra?” Really? Extra -per blackhead? per what?
So Im a little peeved that I am about to spend $185 (Less a locals 10% discount) – and just want to get out of there.
Then it came time to check out. $225? What???
They charge me $80 for Mani Pedi – $80 Are you kidding me – There was no parrafin? No special treatment? Not even a thorough job – How did it come to $80.They said it was $40 for Manicure $40 for pedicure.
If you read the Menu as (Basic Manicure/Pedicure – $40) How would you read that?
SO overall Im disaoppointed and wanted to know If I had realistic expections of a facial? (I haven’t had one in 2 years but I always knew them to include extractions)
Would you expect to get extractions when you purchase a facial?
Can anyone recommendation a place to get a proper facial please..