(Closed) Facial Experience today – Need Advice.

posted 9 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yikes!  Sorry to hear you had a lousy facial and mani-pedi!!  For facials, I recommend going to Apotheca (http://apothecasf.com/) try and book with Kirsten, she is really awesome!   I’ve never heard of charging extra for extractions… that’s pretty wierd!!  They usually come with extractions unless the menu specifies “no extractions”.  I would have interpreted the mani/pedi the same way you did but seriously, $80 is too much!  I hope you post this review on Yelp! 

Post # 4
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

ew. that’s not great. sorry you didn’t have a great experience.

to answer your questions: 1) i would read mani/pedi – $40 as what you thought, but if i were in a nice place i would probably think that px was too good to be true. and 2) not having an extraction in a facial is ridic.

my advice to you for the future is to go to a place that specializes in facial treatments. i go to mario badescu in new york – it’s not soothing and relaxting like bliss by any means, but boy do they know skin! ive had other things done there (waxing, massage) and it’s decent, bt since the thing i care most about is my skin, im happy to compromise on the other stuff if need be, but there it’s great so i don’t have to. skin just happens to be the priority.

hope this helps for next time. ugh.

oh and ps – i dont think i ever get a better mani/pedi than my asian place on the corner. looks great, lasts forever. would never go anywhere else!

Post # 5
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I have noticed that if the description of the facial does not say extractions, then they are not included in the price of that facial.. I assume that the lavendar bud facial was for calming the skin, so they would probably not do extractions with that facial. Make sure you read the descriptions carefully, and ask lots of questions when its your first time with a new person. Try looking on yelp.com for suggestions for a new spa.

Post # 6
41 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

Um, I have had tons and tons of facials and they have always been customized to my skin and always included extractions because that’s what my skin needs.  I have never heard of someone charging to perform that service and then not being trained in a wide range of techniques–extractions being pretty basic.  I go to an AWESOME lady in the Marina, she charges $110 for one of the best facials I’ve ever had–pm me if you’d like her name! 

$80 is pretty high for the area for even a fancy mani-pedi… i think that you’re totally right on in your disappointment with them.  I wonder if the manager might do something about it for you if you emailed them or something? 

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