2939 Swede Rd, Norristown, PA | Directions 1940140.146693 -75.317109
MASSAGE and WAX TORTURE – I had a horrible massage and eyebrow wax experience. I prefer a nice relaxing massage not something out of a Russian torture room. (where do they find these harsh women) I was facing down and the lady applied a significant amount of pressure on my back. I am petite and this kind of surprise caught me off guard. I could not relax the rest of the time and I would never go back. A waste of time and money. If you like pain and a nasty attitude then you will like it.
Decent – I went there today to get the Day of Beauty. I had some positives and some negatives. I started with a massage with Tania. It was amazing! I had a maternity massage at another spa last year when I was pregnant and it hurt, so I did not know how this was gonna go, but I am hooked! If you are gonna go there, ask for Tania for your massage.
Next, I got my facial and it was okay. The lady who did it was cordial and nice. I have nothing bad to say or anything exceptional either.
I got a mani pedi, which was outstanding! Marina did my nails and while at first, I was a bit intimidated (she did not come off friendly at first), we were having a ball by the time it was all over. She even gave me an extra treatment for my hands to help with my dry skin. She went the extra mile and made my toes and fingers look fabulous!
I got my hair shampooed, cut and styled by Anna. She was very nice and inviting; however, she did not do what I wanted. She simply trimmed my hair and did nothing new to it. I was supposed to get a makeover and ended up with the same old 'do I have had for like 4 years now. She also did not style it well, I could have made it look the same at home with my hair dryer.
Last, I had my make-up done wiht Robert. He came in with food that smelled delicious and seemed to rush through everything. I could have done my make-up better myself. I felt like I looked tired and worn out, as the colors he put on me did not suit me at all. I already look tired as a mom of 2 very young children...I wanted something to liven me up.
While there were ups and downs, I would definitely go to them again for certain services, such as massages, mani and pedis and facials.
Aside from the people who tended to me for all of my services, I found that everyone who worked there was extremely inviting and kind. I never felt so comfortable anywhere else :)
Overpriced – I had an appointment for an up-do as part of a bridal party. Went in with my curly hair already nicely styled (their manicurist even commented how nice it looked and was surprised when I told her I did it myself and was about to have it put up after she finished my nails). I asked to have it half up and half down and the stylist immediately raked her fingers through my curls which totally frizzed them out (she obviously was not experienced with curls). She then began sticking a few bobby pins in it and spraying the heck out of it with hairspray and I was done in 15 minutes! I sat around another 90 minutes waiting for the rest of the girls to be finished with their up-dos. The style looked just okay but they had the audacity to try and charge me $95! How dare they! This is Norristown not Philly! Get a grip. No wonder all of their stylist carry Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags. If I mad $380 per hour I could too!
Awful – My experience there was horrible. I wish that there was an option for zero stars.
I called on Sat, 5/16 and scheduled a maternity massage for Sun, 5/17. When I arrived, I was faced with strange stares from the staff and customers. I walked up to the receptionist, provided her with my name, appointment time and masseuse's name. However, I was told that I didn't have an appointment scheduled until JUNE 14th! What in the world? I was then told that Mimi, the masseuse, was not even working that day and that there was no one else there available. She asked me if I wanted to reschedule and I told her absolutely not! I will never set foot in that establishment again and will be sure to spread the word about my horrible experience.
Best brows! – go to stephanie for your brows, and you wont be sorry. i am so happy with them, they are perfect and shes fast and not overpriced.
Simply Amazing – I went to La Vita Bella Salon yesturday ( i surprised my cousin for her birthday) for my first spa experiance. Im so happy I picked this place. Not only was it gorgeous inside and completly calming, but the service was great! I felt so welcomed and wanted there. Tanya gave me the most amazing full body massage ( which i needed very bad considering i just had a baby) , i still feel it today.. and Galina gave me my facial . My skin is so radiant and fresh. What a great place, ill be going back soon!
best mani pedi ever – i was recomended to la vita bella by a friend who had been going to stephanie for about a year. I was scheduled for a mani pedi and was extremely satisfied. Stephanie was professional and sweet and my nails are absolutely perfect!! I will definitely be back again.
Great service at very reasonable price. – I've been a customer of La Vita Bella since they opened. I have always been more than pleased with my services. I do hair and nails at LVB, and, have recently started to get massages. They do it all at LVB. They do it extremely well and are always accomodating and very cordial. When I go to La Vita Bella, I find that I relax the moment I enter the Salon, and, leave feeling beautiful and invigorated. They can't seem to do enough for you. I commend the service staff for making La Vita Bella such a wonderful place to go, and, the management for being in tune with customer needs. I tell all my friends about La Vita Bella.
Shoddy Pedicure at La Vita Bella – I had a gift certificate for a manicure and pedicure and had a horrible experience. Although I was admittedly slightly late (about 7 minutes) I was rushed through my pedicure which was completed shoddily in less than twenty minutes. The pedicurist Stephanie consistently got nail polish on my skin which she wiped off with her nails. When I stepped outside, I noticed that the polish was applied unevenly and collected by the sides of the nails near the skin. My husband was with me and encouraged me to go back inside. He said that he could do what she did to my toes! I went back in and said that I was unhappy with the pedicure and showed the receptionist where the polish had ran. They took me back to Stephanie and she quickly re-did it (emphasize QUICKLY). When I left it still really wasn't good and I had nail polish residue on my skin again. My biggest regret was that I actually tipped her after the second time....shouldn't have done that. It was a really bad experience and I've had $10 pedicures that look way better than that. Not worth it at all and would never go back.
Sloppy – I went to this salon over a year ago, but am just now writing a review. When I visited I received a sloppy Manicure and Pedicure. Operator rushed through and I got the impression she wanted to go home because it was the end of the day.
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