Beauty Works West reviews
I then asked to have my test result, but the doctor said there was no need to discuss my results. When I insisted on a follow up, Dr Sister casually told me that the blood shows I might not be able to have children! I later found out from another doctor that I had polycystic ovarian syndrome. One would have thought Dr Sister could have told me.
The WORST experience I have ever had with a doctor. Dr Sister is incompetent and rude. Don't waste your time and money.
by lemon1234, 16 Aug 2012
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by naihala (2 reviews), 21 Oct 2009
The staff behnd the counter were lovely and so too was the touch of providing dried fruit and nuts while I waited for my therapist. Once I got into the treatment rooms, the heated bed was divine and so comfortable, but I must say the facial itself was not that amazing.
My therapist decided to give me extractions and literally picked at spots I didn't even know were there. It was painful at times. I felt that so many treatments were being put onto my face and then instantly wiped off, that it was just an exercise in working through the motions.
The massaging of the shoulders and neck was OK. I was disappointed that the treatments were not talked through with me as these were applied, or even at the end of the treatment, as I had requested this to be done. I was extremely disappointed at the end of the facial when my therapist started to try and sell products to me.
However, what I was most disappointed about was how raw, red and yucky my skin looked afterwards from all the extractions. I was very upset after I left the spa.
Even more so, that since my extractions have healed I have suffered some large scarring on my face. I cannot say that anyone has commented on my skin since having the facial and I cannot say that I see any difference in my skin either.
I don't think I will visit again.
by stuff1988, 21 Apr 2009
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by Kasey (3 reviews), 13 Jun 2008
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by sandra j, 24 Sep 2007
All in all, a great salon that makes sure you feel pampered and treated. Highly recommend!
by Anel, 03 Sep 2007
My therapist seemed pleasant, and I asked for 'deep pressure' massage (I have had many massages and know what this means). During the massage the pressure felt painful but I put this down to my aching, tense limbs. However, I was surprised at the therapist's insistance on painfully pushing at very tense areas.
At the end of the massage the therapist rushed off and it was then I realised I had an exceptionally painful right shoulder. This pain developed overnight and felt dreadful and sore the next day. I also had some bruising on my arm where the pressure had been too deep.
I have contacted the salon to discuss, but they have not felt the need to get back in touch. I thought it was ironic, after my experience, that the Evening Standard magazine on Friday recommended the salon for a massage.
by Yamini, 29 Aug 2007
by Hailbop, 20 Jul 2007
It was the best facial I've ever had. My skin is glowing, smooth and clear and everyone keeps telling me how well I look. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly and every detail has been thought of... like the gorgeous smelling candles, choice of herbal teas or freshly made cappuccino, heated therapy bed and soft down duvets.
After cleansing and massaging my face my therapist explained how using ultra-sound makes the oxygen products penetrate deeper, which increases the rejuvenating effects. She advised me not to have steam or extractions because I have sensitive skin. While the herbal mask was working she put my hands into hot paraffin wax gloves and gave me a hot stone massage. Bliss! Next my friend and I both had pedicures and watched DVDs of Desperate Housewives and Frasier while the chairs massaged our backs.
Believe the hype. We'll definitely be going back!
by Nicolette, 17 Apr 2007
Firstly, they extract everything manually, they don't use a needle. My face was not steamed properly and the women heaved and squeezed my poor little pores until my usually perfect skin was all red with spots (and it really hurt). Secondly, the Chinese Jade Massage to restore energy flow was nothing more than having a mask spread around your face and then washed off, with a bit of shoulder massage thrown in. Thirdly, the beautician was supposed to apply a 'cooling mask' afterwards to help with the redness but instead of actually letting it dry she kept on spreading it from one side of my face to the other and then washed it off.
A few days later, I am not glowing. While my pores are cleaner, this is definitely a one star facial, not worth the £100. It is ridiculously overhyped. I have facials and other beauty treatments regularly and shall be sticking to the usual places. Thanks but no thanks.
by Liz H (5 reviews), 29 Mar 2007
The deep tissue massage was exactly the right pressure and she was very perceptive to problem areas and knew how to release them. I rarely fall asleep but did on this occasion; when she had finished I was left to leave the room in my own time before floating home. Would highly recommend.
by alibee, 20 Feb 2007
The salon itself is pretty and nicely decorated but there is no wow factor or extra features like sauna or steam rooms - it's a no fuss approach but both in reception and beauty rooms - its clean, minimalist and a calming environment. You are asked to strip and slip between the covers on a heated bed which already is bliss. As with most facials lots of various lotions and potions are smothered on and taken off with warm cloth but it's the machines they use - facial steamer and an ultra-sound treatment that set this apart. There is also 10 minutes of severe pain with extractions- my therapist totally went for it and I was in agony. But then the light went off again and I was soon almost dozing off as my final mask was applied.
At £100 for 85 mins it's not cheap but for the first time ever after a treatment I've received comments from people about my skin looking so great. She has done a great job on my blackheads and my skin really is shining - almost a week after my treatment. I am peeling slightly but fresh skin is coming through so I can tell this has clearly had an effect. I will definitely be going back as this combines 'beauty and science' and I can see it works.
by jemimastar (4 reviews), 15 Jan 2007
by Juicy J (4 reviews), 12 Oct 2006
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