Portland >Beauty > La Belle Vie Lloyd's
1310 Lloyd Ctr Ste 2, Portland, OR | Directions 9723245.531535 -122.654596
Neighborhoods: Lloyd District
Michael is awesome! – During my lunch break I went to la belle vie to get my nails done and was appointed with Michael, who was kind of like the manager there besides the small Asian lady with the glasses. Michael did an awesome job doing my nails, they couldn't look more perfect! you could tell he was really experienced and quick to do the job, but not so quick to mess up. Michael really gets along with all his customers so if you want your nails done perfectly, make up an appointment with him because he is a popular man!
Poor job on Solar Acrylic Nails – While I was able to get right in to get a full set of solar acrylics, the moment the lady went to work, I knew I was in trouble. After spending $40 on a full set, my nails look like I went to a beauty school to have them done. There are bubbles between the white and pink acryllic. I've never had someone use a tool to shape the white tips. Most technicians I have been to are able to paint the white acryllic on by hand. The tool made the process extremely messy. She just slathered the white on all over my nail, and then tried to shape it with some metal tool. She kept digging into my nail pretty deep, and it hurt like crazy. Not to mention, I had white acrylic all over my fingers after the process was over. They are super thick and discolored. Some are hot pink, and some are natural pink. I actually filed them down by myself when I got home because the lady didn't understand when I said I wanted them to be short. I have been to the Clackamas location before, and they have always done a fantastic job. Not so much at Lloyd. Next time I will make the drive to Clackamas.
NOT at lloyd, no way – so i have my lip pierced and i went to clackamas for that, later on i decided to get my tongue done. i talked to a lady who worked at a jewelry stand at lloyd about how the service in this mall would be. she recommended i do not go there and after reading the reviews i'm glad i listened. and the service at the one in clackamas mall has never failed my expectations of what it should be. don't risk it at lloyd. go to clackamas its a little outta the way but health comes first and they have the new green line max so transit would be easy. :)
Stay away from this toxic Little Ho Chi Minh City! – Where do I begin? The staff is RUDE. I went in for an eyebrow wax and pedicure. I asked for my brows to be cleaned up, and the aesthetician barely listened to my request, but instead criticized me repeatedly for my tweezing my own brows. One of the staff members was also keeping a small infant in the adjacent room; the child was crying continuously and was being ignored. The fumes emerging from the salon cannot be healthy for the young child to be breathing in all day. I then had a pedicure. The woman assisting me was on her cell phone, drew a much too hot foot bath for me and when I protested, she rolled her eyes, sighed and finally cooled off the water. She made me bleed when she was trimming my toenails. Ouch. She then sanded down the dry, calloused skin on the soles of my feet and made nasty comments about my bunions. Another colleague came over to chat with her and they spoke only in Vietnamese--I am sure they were talking about me. While my toes were drying, after a questionable paint job, she threw the receipt at me and demanded that I pay immediately for service. Her tip? 0.00. She had the audacity to stand over me while I signed the receipt. She then mumbled something about my having to leave a tip. No tip because the quality of service was lacking and the customer service was extremely poor. I will never return to La Bella Vie in the Lloyd Center.
Variable waxing... – I've been to La belle Vie a few times for a brazilian wax. Once I had who I think is the owner, and it was a very UNpleasant experience. I didn't go back there for a while, but decided to give it another chance before I left the country for a few months. the service was really good (it was a different girl). I've since been to her (Gioni is her name) a few times. But this last month I went in there and Gioni wasn't there, so I had to have the other lady do it. instead of taking small patches of hair, she takes of huge patches, which isn't how it's suppose to be done. She also made me hold areas so she could get the wax on...isn't this their job? Not mine? I now have icky ingrown hairs and a bad wax job. I'm going elsewhere next time, even if it costs more!
Terrible Customer Service – The employees here are always rude, and do not practice good business. I was there recently and asked how much a product cost - I was quoted a price I thought was fair, and paid it. Two days later I look at my bank statement on line and see that they have charged me over twice as much as they quoted! I assumed it was a mistake and called to straighten it out. I've had things like that happen before, and businesses are always really nice about fixing the error. Well, not this time. I was told that AFTER I LEFT THE STORE they decided to change the price, and ran my credit card for the excess money. When I explained that this is illegal, I was told I could return the product for a refund. I explained again that it wasn't my error, and she needed to honor the price she quoted me. The woman on the phone got very angry and told me not to shop there any more. NOT A PROBLEM! Don't trust these people.
Never again! Don't Go Here! – This was my third visit and brought along a friend from San Francisco. My first pedi was pretty good. $20 + $5 more for a french. Second time I did a regular pedi and it was just OK, but figured for $20, that's what I get. Third time was NOT a charm. Did a regular pedi and they charged me $25.00. I told her last time it was $20.00 and she said someone must have "given me a deal." They also don't list their pedicure price on their price list which I found interesting. Do they change their minds depending on the day? Will never go back. To make it worst, one of the women who was there (she must have been the boss) kept yelling over my pedicurist's shoulder and my friend's pedicurist's shoulder during our procedures. It was really weird. She was mean. I will never go back.
Never again... – I've used the Clackamas Mall's La Belle Vie before for a Brazilian wax from a woman named Maria who understood that a Brazilian wax means front and back and got exceptional service there, however I would not recommend the Lloyd center one. The woman who waxed me was on her cellphone the entire time and refused to get off of the phone. She treated me as if I were the bane of her existence, demanding that I undress quickly so she could get this over with. She didn't ask me if the wax was too hot (it was and every wax I've had before the beautician has asked), she commented that I was fat which I found very rude. She charged me extra for waxing the back (the Clackamas Belle Vie doesn't charge extra, or at least never has for me). I felt more like a prisoner of war in a torture chamber than a girl getting a wax. After the wax I had her take off my fake nails, she used a sander which would have been perfectly fine except she would press the sander down and cause it to go through not only the fake nail but my actual nail. In addition to that she sanded off my fingertips and my cuticles. She refused to make conversation, she obviously didn't know how to wax properly because I had to have my boyfriend pluck the areas she missed, she was rude and offensive. Point being, I should have taken the extra time and gone to the Clackamas Belle Vie instead of Lloyd center.
If you go to Belle Vie, avoid lloyd center, go to Clackamas and ask for Maria. She's actually capable of being decent and making you feel comfortable.
the best – when my friends and i decided that we were going to get some piercings, we searched for reviews on the different places in portland. we were reluctant to go to la belle vie at first because of the reviews we've read online, but we saw a really awesome piercing on an acquantance who highly recommended this guy at the clackamas la belle vie. he was very professional and made sure we understood what he was going to do and what we needed to do to take care of it. he was very knowledgeable and took his time with us, not only does our piercings look great, but the price was very reasonable as well. in case you're wondering, i got my tongue pierced and my friend got her nipples done. its been healing very well and looks awesome! if anyone has any doubts about la belle vie, just make sure you go to the clackamas one and ask for steven.
the best customer service ever – This was the best salon I have ever been to. These people took the their time and did the job right. I felt that a completely new person went i felt. My pedicure and finger nails clean and refreshed.
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