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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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HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE

By missfashion02 on 5/21/2011

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

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.'

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80 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

WORST SPA AND FACIAL EVER!!!

By yagotka2000 on 8/30/2010

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

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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94 out of 178 people found this review helpful.

Horrible Place

By trulio on 4/15/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

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!

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120 out of 230 people found this review helpful.

RUDEST OWNER EVER

By asb1688 on 2/27/2010

  • Overall Rating: 0
  • Atmosphere: (NA)
  • Service: (NA)
  • No, I would not go back!

I bought a package which seemed amazing, 5 treatments for $90. I called to schedule an appointment and the girl kept putting me on hold to try and schedule all these treatments in one day. She didn't have anything at all for one saturday and in addition they were closed on Sundays and were only open until 6 on Weekdays...what about the working people? So after going back and forth with her the owner, LIA got on the phone and was extremely rude and obnoxious yell at me and saying "we can only schedule one treatment a day you will have to come back 5 times." Are you kidding? what's the whole point of a package? She was horrendous, i will never ever give them business.

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120 out of 231 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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186 out of 356 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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181 out of 347 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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164 out of 325 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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168 out of 358 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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153 out of 422 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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