476 Cahaba Park Cir, Birmingham, AL | Directions 3524233.428805 -86.706755
We enjoyed our visit. – My mother and I recently went to this spa. I had read the reviews, but I could not believe them, since my friend had been there before and said she enjoyed it. We had the pampering package and we were treated very nice. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a good spa package at a very reasonable price.
Just awful. Don't let the low prices fool you – Please read this review. I am so upset and feel so cheated. My husband and I went to this place today for massages. We have not lived in Birmingham long, so I am not familiar with the spa's here. The only reason I chose this place was because Melvin makes the website sound professional and wonderful. And the prices are so much lower than anywhere else! I see why now.. It was terrible! First of all, the lady who was supposed to do my husband's massage was 10 minutes late and came in with food on her mouth. The other lady "Barbara" has something very mentally wrong obviously. She did my massage and I have never felt so uncomfortable. Her hands were freezing and she blew her nose the whole time I was in there. It was just a bad experience and waste of money for us. I really can't believe they are still open...
Skip this one. No, really. – I went in for a 1:00 spa pedicure appointment not knowing what kind of establishment to expect. I hadn't read any of the reviews, but after reading them, I totally agree with all impressions. Creepy, small, crowded, outdated... Unprofessional doesn't even begin to cover the service.
Melvin is the "spa director" and Barbara, whom I assume is his wife, works there too. Her paintings, amateur and childish, cheap acrylic pieces, litter every available space. The pedicure area is just as described, a cheap bar stool pulled up to a box covered with a cheap coir front doormat. Also as described, a Conair home pedi-spa thing set up on top of this box. Tepid water, no soaking time, no exfoliation, hardly any foot rubbing, mediocre paint job and some of THE most uncomfortable conversation I've ever had. Ever. Melvin opens the conversation with asking if I'd watched the Republican presidential debate the night before, I tried to dodge the question and it didn't work. Then he started talking to me about his car troubles and asking what I thought was wrong with it. (I'm a stay-at-home mom, not a mechanic, dude.)
I almost felt bad when I left, I swiped my card and left no tip. I told myself that it was ok, because he was the owner of the "spa"... One to which I will NEVER return.
This is not a spa at all! – I went here because they said they do hypnotherapy and massage at a SPA. When I got there, it was only one room and, though the lady said I was hypnotized -- I wasn't. She told me the solution to what I came there for was "to smile more." She really should not call this a SPA. I wonder do these places have to be licensed; she didn't seem qualified to own a business or do anything like massage or hypnotherapy (hypnosis).
DO NOT GO HERE FOR A MASSAGE! – Terrible, unprofessional, uncomfortable. inappropriate.
worst massage ever.
winner of the creepy old lady award.
Don't go here. STAY AWAY, like everyone else says.
Felt Violated! Creepy! Stay away should be shut down!! – My experience was just like csbchick except the old crazy woman DIDN'T wear gloves. She started off by telling me to take off my panties and I told her that since I was getting a bikini wax, then it shouldn't be necessar,y but she insisted that I had to. Although I was paying for a bikini wax she started waxing me brazilian style. I kept wanting it done on the top of my legs and she kept wanting to take it off me elsewhere. I got a creepy horrible feeling someone was watching or filming me. She kept saying comments like " I know you hate me right now" and weird personal unprofessional comments. I left very upset and violated after this horrible experience. Stay away! They need to be closed down as something is not right here!
THIS PLACE IS SOOOO CREEPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!! SIMILIAR AND WEIRD EXPERIENCES AS THESE OTHER REVIEWS--
I WILL NEVER GO BACK-VERY CREEPY!! – OMG! I wish I had googled the reviews before I went for my bikini wax..and actually received a brazilian wax! This place was awful. When I called a very nice man answered and scheduled me for an appointment. I went in and some man and a woman named Barbara were in there. First off, she came from the back and was sitting in the waiting room with me. She stated off the bat that she was a "little bit crazy", but "its good to be that way". I just smiled, having no idea she was the one to perform my services. When I was done completing my paperwork, the man told me to go with Barbara. You can imagine the stunned look on my face at this time. She took me to the room and told me that I would have to take my clothes off, Umh for a bikinI wax?? I think..NOT!! I told her I would pull my dress up. As I did so, she started my wax, I would have thought she would have at least tried to make me feel comfortable and maybe cover my lower body and legs with a towel or something?? But she started my waxing, not knowing what she was doing when I thought she did..hence her cosmetologist certificates on the wall. It was an awful experience, she did wear gloves though no robe. I felt creeped out by the place and I was paranoid that they may be watching or recording me (sorry, but the place was just flat out creepy). I will never go back there or recommend anyone else to as well. Very unprofessional, but what gets you is their waxes are a few dollars cheaper than the other salons on 280, but trust me, those extra bucks are worth it!!!! And for this to have been my first bikini wax, I dont even know if I would want one again. Not to mention, I will probably have to use Nair or something in a few days to remove the rest of the hair. PLEASE tell anyone you know, do not go here, I know I never will go back again!!!!!!!
was this place for real? – OMG!!!!!! I was not even the one with the appointment and I was so glad. I could not believe the place, totally unprofessional and very weird. My sister was visiting from out of town (and state) and wanted to get a bikini wax before going to the pool. She was so creeped out and wanted the whole experience to over with. The lady doesn't not even know how to wax, because you couldn't even tell that she had a wax. She paid for the worst so called bikini wax EVER!!!! We just wanted out of there so we didn't even want to argue. I seriously can't believe this place is still doing business and calls itself a spa.CREEPY PLACE and CREEPY PEOPLE! and very embarrassing !
Totally UNDER par for spas! – First of all, it's not even fair that I have to give them 1 star! Citysearch needs a ZERO star option. I really don't even need to explain with a zero star. Upon entrance, I knew this was going to be a $70 mistake. My husband, who was working out of state at the time, wanted to treat me. He bought the mani/pedi/neck massage package. It is definitely a mom and pop kinda place. No nice clothes, just jeans and t-shirts, almost a hippy-vibe place. Melvin, did my mani and pedi. He was wearing a Panama City t-shirt I believe. I sat on a bar stool while he put my feet in a plug-in Conair machine. The water was luke warm. He watched the golf tournament on his computer during the whole pedi. I soaked for a couple of minutes then he did the pedi. This was nothing at all like what I am used to. I felt like my dad was doing this! It was just gross!
He then took me to the manicure room. The manicure was decent, but still just kinda weird. He then did my "neck massage" with started with him saying, " Well, you're supposed to get a neck massage with this, so here goes." He massaged my neck and shoulders for about 1 minute.
Bottom line, if you are uncomfortable in high-end, professional salons and day spas and prefer at more "at-home-like" experience, this is for you! I was completely embarrassed to tell my husband about the experience. I told him everything was great. I did not want to disappoint him. We are moving in a month and knew I would never go back there and he would never see the place so I told a little, white lie.........
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