Boston >Health Clubs & Gyms > G Spa Inc
35 Newbury St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.352427 -71.073004
Mon - Fri: 10am -8pm Sat : 10am - 6pm Sun : 11am - 6pm
Neighborhoods: Back Bay, Back Bay East
good facials, great/affordable mani/pedis – Their quickie menu of inexpensive versions of spa services is really great. I've gotten some great/fast mani/pedis here without appointments. Their facials are also good but I'd make an appt to do a full facial. It's worth it.
I loved the whole experience – From the moment I entered this salon I felt comfortable. This is a difficult feat on Newbury, considering everyone thinks they are better then everyone else. My stylist was very nice and talked to me as if we had known eachother for years. Usually when I go to a salon, it's mildly uncomfortable talking to a stylist about the weather...or shampoo..or..whatever else is going on. She was genuinely nice, and it definately helped me feel at ease as a first timer here. She asked me what products I used and some background info on my hair, then explained what she would use for my specific hair type. The shampoo was done personally by her, which is rare at salons, usually they hand you over to someone else for shampooing. She cut my hair to my exact specifications. I asked about color, and she told me what she thought would be best for my face regarding color, if i decided to come back at a later date. I was amazed that she actually told me NOT to color my hair in the summer, as it is better to do in the winter, because your hair sees less sun. Most stylists would have just made you schedule an appointment so you'd spend more money. My hair looked great, felt healthy, and she styled it with a blowdryer and straightening iron afterwards. I think I found my new salon, I plan to be a regular.
Re: Bad Customer Service – Regarding the posting that G Spa requires a $100 credit card deposit:
There must have been a misunderstanding regarding our cancellation policy. G Spa does not charge a deposit to book appointments. We do however, ask for a credit card number at the time of scheduling to secure appointments against our 24 hour cancellation policy.
We hope this helps to clear up any confusion. Please call us if you have any questions.
Bad Customer Service – Can't believe they are requiring a credit card deposit for 100.00 to make an appointment for all services. Bad policy will result in losing customers...
Blah...and dingy – I went for the pedicure with all the upgrades. It was fine, but nothing special. What really threw me about the place is that it's decorated with a lot of white, especially the pedicure area; but the white has become dirty and dingy....something I would never expect of a place like this. I was asked what I thought about my visit as I was leaving, but the woman who had given me the pedicure was two feet away, so there wasn't opportunity to really say anything (she was very nice, but for the $50 pedicure, I could have gotten a comparable pedicure plus a manicure from a cheapo place) . You're paying for name, location, atmosphere, but I'd like to see things cleaned up so I actually feel like I'm paying for those things and they're putting some of the money to upkeep.
Overpriced, bad pedicure – I went in for the quickie pedicure and was really disappointed. I understood that the quickie service is more of a quick fix than a luxury pedicure, but come on. For the price, it was really a joke. I would have been better off going to a cheaper salon for their $20 pedi. I understand the concept Gspa is trying to go for, but it really just fails miserably.
good pedicure for a fair price – I've just made my first visit to G Spa and was reasonably impressed...I got a pedicure with all the upgrades (leg massage, special callous buffing (NOT very effective!) and a cuticle trim. It wasn't the best pedicure I've ever had, but it was far from the worst. The atmosphere is very young, and it's a fairly communal space, so if you're not chatty, this might not be your best bet. The pedicurist I had was very professional and did a good job, although my polish started coming off within three days. My cuticles are much happier, though, and my feet are less painful to the eye in sandals than they were before.
Awesome bikini waxes, so-so pedicures – After searching for months for a spa whose waxing could compete with Bliss' lavendar ones, I am so pleased with both of the waxes I have gotten here. Eun is quick, thorough, and good at distracting you with conversation during the wax without being too intrusive. And while they are never fun, her's are relatively painless and last longer than most that I've had. I'm VERY picky about waxing places and had a really hard time finding a good one since moving here, but I would definitely recommend Eun. I just wish I had found her sooner!
However, the pedicure I had here left a little more to be desired. The girl was perfectly nice and her massage was good, but the polish job wasn't great...I'm not super talented at nails but I feel as though I probably could have done a better job myself. That said, I didn't speak up and give her a chance to fix it because I felt bad, and what she did do has lasted 3 weeks. Also, I think they may have been a litte pressed for time as it was a Saturday morning. While they let me sit as long as I wanted afterwards, the price ($50 without tip) was too much for what I am used to at other places and I will probably not return for another.
love the beauty bar – Great beauty bar service...smart idea
recommend the quickie manicure (frenchie)
my manicurist had expert hands (sorry...forgot her name..she's brunette)
professional job...my nails were shaped and polished to perfection
recommend the beauty bar services, quick and professional
Ideal for worker bees and soccer moms on the go, the city's premier beauty bar enjoys a healthy pedigree. – The Scene
Busy Back Bay workers--including a surprising number of men--stop by during their lunch breaks to grab a stool at G Spa's "beauty bar" for speedy facials, manicures and pedicures individually or all at once (the "menage-a-spa"). The narrow, bi-level spa has a limited amount of space to work with, and the club-music soundtrack is more likely to yield a headache than a feeling of tranquility (far more relaxing environments can be found elsewhere in the city).
The spa's affiliation with the award-winning Grettacole spa chain is enough to ease the fears of any skeptics leery of the "beauty bar" concept. Prices are by no means a bargain, but the beauty bar's convenience factor is certainly worth a few extra bucks for those who can't miss their 1pm meeting. Also impressive is the salon's use of technologically advanced L'Oreal Kerastase hair products, which leave hair healthy and buoyant.
Massage, body treatments, Reiki, facials, hair removal, manicure/pedicure, full-service salon, makeup application.
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