perfect minute massage, helpful entire staff, recommend small spa, best guinot facial, great professional care, wonderful place, very bad experience
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SkinSpa to provide exemplary customer care and the highest quality products and services made from the finest ingredients available. For us to deliver this promise, we must truly understand the needs and wants of our spa guests. We do that by hiring the very best and brightest to our team and giving them the tools they need to be successful.
Our dedicated staff is committed to continually learning and creatively growing in all aspects of the Spa and Wellness Industry, while encouraging positive changes in all people we touch and striving to build lasting relationships in an enjoyable, relaxing and friendly atmosphere.
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Outstanding Boutique Spa near Long Beach Airport. I scheduled a facial and massage at this spa and decided to book a pedicure at the last minute. I am SO Happy I did. Everything was well laid out, with the goal of relaxation and guest satisfaction in mind. It's not as sumptuous as some overpriced spas I have been in, but the decor and facilities were well kept, clean and well worth the price. The additional bonus of a rainy day discount made it a great value. The staffs were all very courteous and the aesthetician (Chrystal) and massage therapist (Jenifer) were especially welcoming, solicitous and exceptional at their craft. They both took extra time with the services and I didn’t feel like they were watching the clock the whole time. I wasn’t expecting much from the pedicure but was amazed at Tamara’s attention to detail and how much time (over an hour) she spend pampering my feet. I booked everything online from the spas website, so the booking receipt e-mail through to appointment confirmation went without a hitch. I received a great little thank you card two days later for visiting the spa which was a great touch. It’s really nice to visit a spa where they truly care about taking care of the customer. I can’t wait to go back and I am defiantly visiting this spa for my monthly retreat.
Best Place to Clear up Acne!.
Well, I started going here the end of my junior year at college. I resisted going at first because I was picky about the spas I went to get my facials. Anyway, I finally went since I was breaking out with cystic acne and was desperate. My God am I so happy I did. Christal, the owner and esthetician, explained to me about acne, what the common mistakes are, and the process in clearing out active acne.
I had no idea that I had to switch products depending on the season, and that the products I use for my active acne shouldn't be the ones I use when the acne is in remission! Let's just say Christal knows everything there is about acne. And the thing is, I've gone to posh spas in New York, and received their acne treatments for an hour, but it never effectively deals with my face.
Christal's facials last at least 30 min. longer than for what you pay, and if you are a new acne patient with cystic acne, usually the first few facials go an hour over since she gets out every black head, embedded pore, and pimple.
I think that is the main reason why I exclusively go to her for my skin care woes. She's the only one who doesn't care for the "foo foo" facials that promise results but never deliver. In regards to acne, she is result oriented. And come on, when you get an acne facial, it isn't supposed to feel good, you have pimples that need to be poppin'! She wants results, and thus she dedicates more than the time allotted for the facial for you. The amount you pay for an acne facial is definitely lower than other acne facials from other spas, touting results.
Plus....she's a great waxer. I get my eyebrows and Brazilian done there. Afterwards, I got a compliment on the shape of my brows, definitely a first for me.
Plus Plus...they sell Guinot, Epicuren, Jane Iredale, and Jan Marini. Talk about top of the line!
Clear skin!. I was reffered to the skin spa institute by my mom as a birthday gift. I loved evety minute of the experience. I had extemely bad acne and I was taking anti-biotics. I had an acne facial and my skin cleared up within two months and a year later I get compliments on how beautiful my skin is. I use there products still and love that they work. I ocassionally have a few breakouts but since my facial and massage my face looks beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They advised me what I should use for my skin.
Specialists in Ethnic and Acneic Skin!!. A good friend actually told me about the Skin Spa and I am so happy she did because I will never go anywhere else!!! I am African American and have always been skeptical about products for my skin. I have had acne and pigmentation all my life. I started going to the spa in August of 2008. The esthetician I went to was Christal, she is very knowledgable about ethnic and acneic skin. I paid for a series of peels and followed the home regimine that she told me to. At first I was a little nervous because I felt like I was spending a lot of money but in about one month I could tell that I had fewer pimples and after three months I didn't even feel anything under my skin. Now my acne has stopped completely (I used to get it really bad around my menstral cycle) Now wee working on clearing my pigmentation, I am using vitamin C from Jan Marini and Guinot Products. My friends and family are always asking me what I'm doing to my skin and I always refer them to Christal. She has really helped me understand my skin and how to take care of it. I feel more confident everyday and I don't feel like people are starting at my acne lol!! Also EVERYONE there is VERY friendly and knowledgable even the frontdesk staff knows about all the products and different skin types. I know that they are there to help and they really care about my skincare results!
"No More ACNE!!".
As someone who is prone to moderate to severe breakouts this is one of the few places where I can go and expect immediate results. I knew this was a place that not only cared about the pampering and relaxing their clients, but wanted to acheive noticeable and effective results.
The first time I received a facial when I had a severe breakout, Christal, the esthetician, who specailizes in ethnic skin, went at least an hour overtime than the stated time for the facial. She carefully explained the ABCs of acne, and within two months of going to her, my skin was clear of active breakouts. What really struck me was that other more expensive spas and salons would do a fast acne-facial for 50 minutes or 80 minutes, but under Christal's hands, time was not the issue. This was proof to me that she really wanted my skin to improve, no matter how long it went over the stated facial time.
The SkinSpa has shown the highest level of service, dedication, knowledge, experience, and commitment to the client's needs, and health. The products sold at the spa have also worked miracles on my face. I left more knowledgeable about skincare, and I am convinced that there is no better spa elsewhere.
Intimate cozy relaxation. Christal is wonderful!!! She gave me the best and most realxing facial ever! I can't wait to go back! I took my hubby there for his bday and got him a facial and massage. He was skeptical at first but afterward, WOW! He looked so relaxed and refreshed. I've been reseraching different places but Skin Spa always popped up as the most reasonable value wise. The service is friendly and helpful. Excractions were like nothing I've ever experienced. My hubby was sketchy about that part but Amanda who did his facial washed away all his doubts! I do enjoy the highend day spas for their atmosphere and additional amenities, but Skin Spa's facials were the best. One thing I love to have is a couples massage room! I stayed in one room the entire time, it was a little small for Sean to manuever but the massage was still very good. Keep it up guys! I'll see you in a couple of weeks!
The only place I will ever spa is The SkinSpa Institute!.
I am rarely moved to posting user reviews unless I have an exceptional experience. My visit to The SkinSpa Institute this week was truly exceptional, in the best possible way. Their phone manner was friendly and helpful, they have a parking lot (plenty of private lot parking plus easy street access is a big plus), and this cozy, small spa is the real thing. It is intimate, warm, and beautiful without the sterile, impersonal, snooty attitude you get at almost every other place in LA or the OC (I?ve been to just about all of them).
I could tell from my phone calls to them that I would be treated well and they exceeded my expectations, even helping me pick a restaurant to go to after my treatments (and calling ahead for me too!) which was great. I booked their June treatment package special (listed on their web site) and it was amazing. They give you a soft pair of spa socks when you walk in the front door (you leave your shoes there), which are so comfortable! The monthly special also included a free pair, and I would have bought one anyway, so that was nice. I had the Aromatherapy Massage, from April, it was incredible and she was just ?darling? with magic hands. April explained everything to me in advance, checked in about pressure and temperature, and let me relax and enjoy her wonderful technique as well as the essential oils I picked out myself. Then I had the Guinot Hydradermie facial which was absolutely amazing! Christal performed my facial and I can honestly say it was the most thorough AND most relaxing facial I have ever had. And I've had many, many facials, all over L A and the mid-west. The Guinot products are gentle but very active--and my skin looked and felt absolutely incredible afterwards and days later it's still glowing. All in all, this was the best spa experience I've had, from my first call through my treatments to the chocolaty snacks and organic teas were a treat. Relaxation and results! I'll be back with all my friends and coworkers!
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. Signal Hill day spa and salon with classic service menu of massage, facials, hair removal and hair care.
Defintely have to visit!. I recently received a Pumpkin Body Treatment and Facial from The Skin Spa Institute and was very impressed with this Day Spa. The staff was knowledgable and the service was outstanding and there was no sales pressure. I left there feeling like a princess and will defintely go back to try the Guinot Facials. I would recommend this Spa to anyone.
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