Spas >Kinara Spa
656 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA | Directions 9006934.082521 -118.385386
Tues - Fri, 9am - 9pm; Sat, 9am - 7pm; Sun, 10am - 6pm
Neighborhoods: Central LA, West Hollywood
I never usually write reviews, but........ – I am 38 years old, but have always been told I look 28. I attribute that to tthe fact that I have been getting facials every month for years. I went of f the pill a few months ago and my skin went crazy. My face was covered with pimples and so oily, not to mention splotchy. I guess I am a bit vain, but I did not even want to go out and see people because I felt so self conscious. My friend recommended me to see Carin Kingsland at Kinara, she said she would help me. She did the best extractions, which is something I requested. Some facialist don't want to take the time to really extract all the impurities, but Carin did. She spent SO much time discussing the best method of treatment for my skin and the best products for my skin type. It has only been a couple of weeks and my skin is night and day. I never realized that my change in hormones would also mean a complete change in the types of products I shoud use and how I should care for my skin. Carin explained it all to me and made it easy to follow-my skin is glowing and the concealer is back in the drawer.
Best facial ever with Galina! – Being Eastern European I have always been obsessed with skincare and taken really good care of my face. I have tried almost every facialist in LA, but the best facial I've ever gotten was at Kinara.
Galina was amazing! She was so knowledgeable, she is like the professor of skincare. She educated me about making my daily skin routine more effective. I've followed her advice and my skin has never been better.
What was was so unique about Galina's facial is the extraction. Usually when i've gotten facials the extraction has been very superficial so my skin never felt fully clean. After my typical facials I could still see dirt in my pours. But Galina was so meticulous and thorough in her extraction process that my skin glistened. If you want a super clean facial, Galina is the one for you.
I've never walked out of a facial feeling so confident about my skin. It glowed! No blotchiness, not redness, nothing! I wish I could afford to see Galina every couple of weeks. My skin would love that :)
The Spa is beautiful and you will feel very Zen there. Treat yourself to the best facial in town. It'll cost you, but totally worth it :)
Best Facial – Kinara gives AMAZING facials. Asia is the best. She is friendly, informative and gets your skin clean! I really enjoyed the whole experience and highly reccomend getting a treatment there. They also sell every good product on the market and don't push you to buy stuff. Again, Asia gives a great facial.
Skin Guru – CARIN IS NO LONGER AT KINARA- SHE IS NOW AT CHRISTOPHER WATTS ESTHETICS IN WEST HOLLYWOOD.
I have been searching for years for a great esthetician and I have finally found her! A friend of mine recommended that I try out Kinara because I had been having major hormonal breakouts. The receptionist recommended Carin Kingsland and said that she would be perfect in helping me figure out my breakouts. She is a master with Asian (me) and Latin skin. How could I resist. Having worked at a dermatologist for 6 years and now at Kinara since they opened she definitely knows her stuff. She suggested products, changes in my diet, a detox plan, supplements and even a endocrinologist to help me sort out my hormone levels. My skin has never looked this good. CARIN ROCKS!
Best Facial anywhwere – I've been to spas and spas and spas. Done series of this and that and the new next thing.
But, this is the skin spa. No chirpy fake receptionists. No cheesy new age recycled music. No pink walls, no cheap scents. This place means business. It is truly upscale.
My skin therapist was like an encyclopedia! I even asked her about some things that my dermatologist did not know, and she gave me good answers! Wow!
Facial was 50 minutes, packed with action.: Great massage, peel, sonic peel, thorough extractions, agreeable products that were carefully placed on my skin. I felt pampered, stimulated, exfoliated, hydrated and super clean. I was sorry that I didn't book longer facial, but next time I will.
I left with my skin glowing after the Red Carpet facial, my new skin care regiment and renewed enthusiasm about the true value of a great facial. A week later my skin is so soft that it makes me want to cry - for another facial at Kinara.
More hype than it's worth – I'm pretty regular about who I see (Brigitte Tolson at Massage Therapy Center, or Kate Sommerville)- and for all the hype around the star esthetician who did my facial, and the $$- it was nothing like a very detail oriented treatment from Kate Sommerville at her clinic, and certainly nothing like the pampering and amazing peels I recieve from Brigette at Massage Therapy Center for nearly half the price. I had a gift certificate to Kinara, and I probably will not return on my own.
I'm used to some deep extractions, but these left me a bit "picked at" looking, and hurt like hell!! The massage/pampering bits weren't as loving as I like. Though this star esthetician has a nice touch in general, I cannot say there was anything exceptional about this treatment.
Call me finicky, but the over-thetop zen decor seems a bit contrived in the middle of West Hollywood two doors down from The Abbey--- maybe a fireplace, some warm decor, and softer lines.
Overall, results should be your guide of the treatment---not the experience, and I felt like my results were pretty average. Granted, I know there is only so much to be expected from a 1 hour treatment. From the editorial research I have done on Kinara, miracles arre to be anticipated, and they pride themselves on not giving you a standard "steam and cream" facial, but my results were just like any average facial without a peel or special additonal treatment. I would not call my experience horrible by any accounts, but simply average and not up to the hype.
Mediocre at best – I thought a facial would be great, I'd had a good massage there before and I loved the patio cafe. Sadly, the cafe is now closed to the public, which is really unfortunate because it was probably their only strength. When I arrived, I assumed they would give me a cushy robe to change into, like when I'd had the massage there, but no (I can't even remember the last time I had a $150 facial with fewer amenities!). I waited well past my appointment time and finally was greeted by Ingrid. Although she had a nice touch in terms of facial massage, all my warnings to her about what products my skin can and cannot handle were ignored. I have never had such an uncomfortable facial, EVER. Maybe I should have been firmer with her about the peel, but couldn't she tell what type of skin I have? I'm still red and inflamed, several days later. Has this place just gone down hill or was it never very good?
All hype- bad facial! – I only name name's when someone does a good job. So I will say, that my facialist, who is highly respected, was nothing special.
The extractions were brutal, and I had a few marks from them that lasted over a month! The facial massage was average, (not as good as Euphoria which only charges 85$!), her touch was confident, but not amazing. At one point she left the room, and for over 150$, I don't want to be left alone while I'm masque-ing.
I must say I wasn't as pressured to buy products as I thought I might be, And parking was not too bad $ considering. I think the hype of Kinara has gone to the staff's heads.
Poor Service. – My sister and I went to Kinara Spa after a long awaited weekend to destress. We both signed up for the hydrotherapy bath treatments. While my sister was having her bath treatment, I was supposed to have an appointment with one of the Kinara Med nurses which I had informed the receptionist earlier when I walked in. Not only did the receptionist forgot about my appointment, but when my sister was done, their one and only spa tube stopped working which they said happens from time to time. No offers ask to when it would be working, if I should make another appointment, or any sort of discount for another service or replacement treatment to be offered. Again, I informed the receptionist that I had had an appointment and had still not been called. I waited for another 45 mins on top of the 30 mins that had passed waiting for the bath I never got. Fed up I left. Being that this was the first experience at the facility, I guarantee it will also be the last. Very dissatisfying.
Zen-inspired elegance, deluxe treatments and a gourmet cafe make this a spa fave. – The Scene
No Burke Williams bustle here--this sleek day spa is geared toward a tranquil and private experience. Enter the sunlit boutique and veer right to the spa's reception area, where attendants bearing plush robes lead spa-goers to a small locker area stocked with iced washcloths, fancy soaps and lotions. There's no communal whirlpool or sauna, just a private shower with a built-in steam bath.
A full menu of luxurious treatments includes facials, hydrotherapy baths, massage, body scrubs and wraps, nail care and waxing. The Kinara Signature Massage features a combination of Swedish and shiatsu styles, along with reflexology and scalp massage. Another popular treatment is the Anti-Stress Package, which offers a serenity-inducing herbal bath, apricot-honey scrub and Swedish massage.
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