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686 Lexington Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY, 10022
nr. 56th St.
Natural Spray Tan
By ss789 on 7/30/2007
I have been going to The Lia Schorr Day Spa for facials and the last time I was there I noticed that they offered a natural spray tan. I have been looking around for a place that does spray tanning but because Lia Schorr specializes in skin care I stopped looking and made an appointment at her spa. I hate tanning beds and lotions! Other than the fact that the sun and tanning beds are bad for the skin, I do not have the patience or the time to lie around and wait to be tanned. From start to finish the spray tan at Lia Schorr took less than 25 min. I have heard from many people that spray tanning smells, streaks, and does not last long. But I did not experience any of that. The spray was odorless and my skin was totally streak free. I now have an amazing summer tan and I look great in all my new summer cloths!! The process is quick and easy and also very affordable.
By sarahmn on 7/30/2007
I have sensitive feet and in the summertime I increase my visit to the salon. I received a gift certificate to the Lia Schorr Day spa. Donna did my sugar pedicure. She was very nice and professional. All of my dead skin was gone and my feet were smooth and refreshed. They had beautiful colors to choose from and my toes looked great in my summer sandals. I highly recommend this spa. It is very serene and professional. My feet thanked me and I am sure they will bring me back here.
Great for men.
By pitjj9 on 7/27/2007
I am a man who loves to run. I have been running for over 25 years. As I have gotten older the hair on my back and chest has gotten thicker and more irritating and it seems to effect me more in the summer months. I hate the way my chest and back look due to the hair. My one running buddy let me in on his little secret. He goes to the Lia Schorr Day Spa and gets his back and chest waxed. So I decided to give it a shot. I made an appointment and was greeting at the door by Lia. She made me feel at ease about the whole process. My experience could not have been better. The waxing was painless and very fast. I didn't have any reaction to the wax and my back and chest were felt smooth and looked great! . I love this place. Maybe I will even run without a shirt...watch out New York.
By cat567 on 7/27/2007
I flew from Canada to surprise my best friend for her Bridal Shower. We wanted to take her for a spa at the day, so we looked on the internet for the Â“Best Spa in New YorkÂ” and we came across The Lia Schorr Day Spa. The name sounded familiar to me and then a realized that I have heard about her. And her skin care line. We came to Lia as a group of 7 women eager to be pampered! We had hot stone massages, seaweed deep pore cleanser facials, paraffin manicures and sugar pedicures. The whole staff at Lia Schorr was dedicated to our group for the four hours that we spent there. We were able to bring refreshments with us and Lia set us up in an area were we could talk, give gifts and enjoy each otherÂ’s company. We had so much fun with the staff and were treated very well. This place really knows how to pamper a group of "high maintenance" women.
By tara11 on 7/2/2007
My boyfriend bought me a gift certificate to The Lia Schorr Day Spa. Facials were not something that I usually get but since I am a singer/performer my skin takes a beating from all the makeup and the hot lights and I noticed that my skin began to break out and look dry and blotchy. I have been complaining about my skin, so my boyfriend was nice enough as well as smart enough to choose a spa that specializes in skincare. The Lia Schorr Day spa offers an amazing facial. Lydia was my facialist and I received a seaweed facial, oxygen boosting treatment and a crystal peel. She was very detail oriented and she really took the time to inform me how to better take care of my skin. It took about 2 hours and my skin looked amazing after. I was so grateful to my boyfriend that I bought him a facial and a massage. My boyfriend and I are hooked! I recommended the Lia Schorr Day Spa to all of my friends. I am, to say the least, a very happy and satisfied customer.
After reading aweful reviews I went to check it out...
By booboo on 7/11/2003
After reading aweful reviews Lia's Schorr's not as bad as the critics stated. The staff was friendly; I was there for a massage, and was seen immediately. The massage therapist was professional and kind. The atmosphere was my one disapointment, since it did not have that "spa" feel to it, however I got a decent massage for $80.
rushed service, good results
By loonystar on 8/23/2004
I have problem skin, t-zone w/ whiteheads/blackheads. I bought the special package of 6 facials. I love the seaweed mask because it's refreshing and soothes my skin after the rigorous cleaning done to my face, specially the zit cleaned. My skin has improved remarkably. The specialist is very nice, attentive and knowlegdeable. I was led to purchase "crystal peel" and so far my skin looks much better and smoother. The downside: service sometimes feel very rush because of the volume of clients she takes care, push to buy products by the receptionist and the owner, the purchasing is very rush for products and services (makes me feel like I will change my mind if they don't process the purchase fast enough), need to be extra attentive on the amount and how many left over visits I have. I purchased the products recommended. I specially love the mud clay mask and the spot treatment as well as the skin conditioner. My skin is less oily now and less acne.
By trulio on 4/15/2010
I seldom write reviews, but felt compelled after visiting this spa for a facial. Not only is the place filthy, but my facial consisted of a series of masks and very little actual work on my skin. Who wants to sit for an hour in a dirty room while listening to elevator music? On the few occasions that the aesthetician was actually in the room with me, she tried to sell me every product and service under the horizon. I have been getting facials consistently for thirteen years, and opted to try this place when I could not make it to my regular place. This was by far the worst facial I have ever had!
By missfashion02 on 5/21/2011
My appointment started with a manicure where I observed the following: - Handbag was placed on floor when I asked for it to be placed in chair. Lack of client respect. - Nail polish colors were not labelled. - Towel on table was soiled and not changed. - Requested new tools to be used especially cuticle cutter; Was advised tools were clean; however, tools were taken from drawer and not a sterilized package. - Wooden tool contained other polish colors leading me to realize I was not informed correctly of clean tools. - Polish had to be removed once as technician smudged it. After manicure, I had to wait approx 10 min for a pedicure as only 2 tubs were in salon. Once available, the following occurred: - Chair contained holes in leather and a dirty towel covered it. I asked for a clean towel; was told it could not be replaced. - The basin was not scrubbed and sanitized before requesting I sit down. - While standing next to the chair, due to wet nails, I could not remove my sandal side buckle. The technician attempted to remove my shoe by pulling off from back strap which would have broken the sandal. At this point, I had enough. Enough of rude service, unsanitary conditions, and lack of client respect. I informed the front desk of above issues and I would not finish my service nor return to the salon. I was advised 'if this was my attitude the man upstairs would take care of it.'
WORST SPA AND FACIAL EVER!!!
By yagotka2000 on 8/30/2010
I couldnt concur more with the terrible reviews of this place. I made an appointment for a certain hour and was made to wait for half hour without explanation. When I asked the owner how long i would be waiting, she became obnoxious and rude - stating that I just came and that I have to understand her position. The fact that I had to take a $20 cab ride from down town to make it on time didnt really matter. The place looked like a doctor's office (no offense to doctor's at all - just thought a spa should be more serene). When I walked into the room, I waited another 15 minutes for my facialist to arrive. When she finally got there, she unceremoneously proceeded to put on masks on me for 15 min at a time and come in an out of the room (making so much noise that I couldnt even relax). The facialist BARELY laid her hands on me. And when she did, she was abusing my skin. I could have done a much better job with an at home treatment. This was simply an AWEFUL experience - from start to finish. Save your money and go somewhere else!
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