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Lia Schorr Spa

686 Lexington Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY, 10022
nr. 56th St.
212-486-9670

Avg. Rating

6
Atmosphere: 6
Service: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

61% would go back.

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Just Awful.

By truly_sweet on 2/28/2003

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I can not begin to tell you how disappointed my friend and I were when we went to Lia Schorr for our "day of beauty". It was more like a day of rushed insults. Not only was I interrupted 3 times during my facial, (The lady kept going in and out and I could hear them chattering in the hallway.), but I was also coerced into buying products I did not want. The lady at the desk - who appeared to be in a daze - was very rude. I will NEVER go back here.

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163 out of 334 people found this review helpful.

Rude reception, poor quality, non-relaxing experience

By bubee_ebay on 5/5/2003

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

First, you have to get past a rude reception lady who is impatient. Upon going into a dimly lit room with your own facial chair, you'd thought for a minute that perhaps it'll be worth it despite what you've gone through at reception. Then come your facial masseuse/host who tries to sell you products/services throughout your whole massage, despite your firm polite refusal. The manicure and pedicure lady was better and let you enjoy the service in peace. Do not try to get makeup from them. They do not provide you with the service. They would send you up to their "class" where you'll get to be the guinea pig to get a makeup done by a student. It was so bad that I had to redo the makeup myself in the end for an event. Facial $90, manicure+pedicure $60. Facil+manicure+pedicure Package: $130.

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265 out of 533 people found this review helpful.

After reading aweful reviews I went to check it out...

By booboo on 7/11/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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291 out of 567 people found this review helpful.

rushed service, good results

By loonystar on 8/23/2004

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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319 out of 624 people found this review helpful.

stay away

By simplicity on 11/28/2006

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

lia schorr was rude, arrogant and has no manners. the spa look like a dental office and not the post "best manhatten spa" they claim to be. i got a hot stone massage without the hot stone. how ridiculous is that? if i pay for hot stones i want hot stone. the lady apoligized that the stones were not hot enough. but that is no excuse, she shouldnt have started in the first place. the facialist was decent but tried to convince me to go for more expensive facials or coerce me to go to a spa more often. then while i was on the chair covered in mask the manicurist comes in and puts a bowl on my stomach and proceed to do my nails. it was rushed and i didnt even get to pick my polish color. the two workers proceed to talk russian around me. when i left that place i vow never to come back. the owner demanded tips for her workers and told us exactly how much to give. unbelievable horrible service!

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313 out of 721 people found this review helpful.

Best Facial

By tara11 on 7/2/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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156 out of 428 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful!

By cat567 on 7/27/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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 “Best Spa in New York” 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 other’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.

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169 out of 362 people found this review helpful.

Great for men.

By pitjj9 on 7/27/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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168 out of 332 people found this review helpful.

Sweet Pedicure!!

By sarahmn on 7/30/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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184 out of 354 people found this review helpful.

Natural Spray Tan

By ss789 on 7/30/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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