Lavinia Borcau

(617) 734-5523 | View Website

29 Harvard St, Brookline, MA | Directions   02445

42.334216 -71.118999

Open Hours

Mon-Thu, 9am - 8pm; Sat, 9am - 6pm

 
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Neighborhoods: Central Village

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Lavinia Borcau
Lavinia Borcau
Lavinia Borcau
Lavinia Borcau

From The Owners of Lavinia Borcau

Facial and body treatments to rejuvinate the body and relax the mind, as well as waxing and nail care services.

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Skin Analysis, LaVie Organiqueâ„¢ Express Facial, European Facial, Relaxing Aromatherapy Treatment, European Facial With Enzyme Peel, Deep Pore Cleansing Facial, Facial Treatment for Acne-Prone Skin, French Seaweed Facial Treatment, Repair Treatment Facial, DNA Ionization Treatment... more

Reviews for Lavinia Borcau

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Brow/Bikini wax in Boston – Until I became a walker I would always go to Elizabeth Grady to get waxed. Thankfully, I had to find a spot in Brookline to go to and took a friend's advice to request Erma at Lavinia's. Two years later I would not trust anyone else but Erma to sculpt my brows or remove hair from the painful bikini region. Surprisingly she makes both experiences easy, enjoyable and effortless. The end result is consistently fantastic and I truly enjoy our conversations. If you are looking for a new esthetician walk into Lavinia and ask when Erma is available.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Had an amazing massage here last week. A friend had recommended lavinia's as a reputable salon so I called for a for a massage appointment. Jessica the massage therapist is terrific, the massage room was really comfortable with a heated table and a shower in the room. Half way through the massage Jessica applied some extra heat to my back and it was so relaxing. Everything about the experience was pleasurable. I left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

My experience with Erma was awesome – When you come to a salon after a whole stressful day at work, seeing a face that's genuinely smiling at you is a great start to a wonderful feeling of relaxation ahead. I don?t know what it is, but it seems Erma is always smiling! I came in all stressed out, partially, because I was late, but there was no sign of any negative emotion on her face. She quickly brought me into the room and explained the process. I wanted facial, and she recommended in addition an organic peel. Yes, it was an extra cost, but I agreed to it, as I am not ashamed to ask how much additionally I would need to pay, and she was not hiding that either. She also explained the difference between chemical peel and organic. Let me tell you, the peel was worth the money. She did facial and all the rest, and I loved how gentle her hands were touching my skin during the massage. Being 40+, I pay attention to what happens to my skin, and I resent any harsh treatment. So, I recommend Erma for her very cheerful spirit and very professional care. Loved it!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

THANKS FOR YOUR REVIEWS HELP TO FIND RIGHT PERSON FOR ME THNANKS AGAIN – IRINA IS FABULOUSE

have a bit of acne and lots of red marks from previous breakouts and want to remedy this. However I don't want to use harsh chemicals or abrasion, and most prescriptions (except for Plexion) have had not effect.

IRINA is awesome. Not only does my skin look more luminous after ONE visit, she did not give me the hard sell on her products. She offered to give me advice on products I could get from CVS if I wanted, and she discussed the different services and their costs.

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Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Brazillian Bikini Wax in Town – My experience at this salon is the best that I have experienced in a long long time. Not only was Erma the best that I have dealt with but she was very attentive to my needs. She does the best bikini wax. Not only that but she shape my eyebrows the best that I have ever had done in any other salon. I would definitely recommend that you stop by for all your spa needs and ask for Erma.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Beware of Dishonest Business Practices – On the basis of Yelp/Citysearch reviews, I scheduled a bikini wax with Erma - the wax itself was fine (not too painful, pretty thorough) but BEWARE OF DISHONEST BUSINESS PRACTICES. I scheduled a regular bikini wax and when I got into the room, Erma asked me if I wanted a Brazilian. I said no, just a regular wax and she said "oh, a high bikini wax?" and I said well, I want it somewhat high but not anything crazy (assuming, she was asking me how much I wanted taken off). When I went to pay, I was charged $45 vs. the $28 regular price because although not listed anywhere on the services sheet, a "high bikini wax" is a more expensive wax (although it wasn't any different than regular bikini waxes I've gotten elsewhere). I'm pretty positive Erma knew that I had no idea that she offering me a more expensive service...when I discussed with the person at the front desk, she was sympathetic but I still had to pay the $45. I won't be going back, but if you go, make sure they don't trick you into more expensive services.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

best facial at brookline – went to see IRINA on the basis of review on city search

have a bit of acne and lots of red marks from previous breakouts and want to remedy this. However I don't want to use harsh chemicals or abrasion, and most prescriptions (except for Plexion) have had not effect.

IRINA is awesome. Not only does my skin look more luminous after ONE visit, she did not give me the hard sell on her products. She offered to give me advice on products I could get from CVS if I wanted, and she discussed the different services and their costs.

The red marks are still pretty vivid, however my skin tone looks miles better. I know that it will take time for them to fade, but I am hoping for the same results that Pepper H. had.

Irina is really nice and upfront. I felt very comfortable asking her lots of questions, all of which she answered and explained - which is good

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have been going to IRINA more 2 years. It is a place where you can really rest and enjoy your time. I tried to go there once a month and get a FTI met IRINA who did my facial for the first time. IRINA had a very calm personality. Before the facial treatment, IRINA and I talked about my facial problems and she gave me great advice. When she started the facial massage, I noticed immediately that she had a very unique way of massaging. I have never met a person who has such an amazing and the perfect technique!! Not only will you feel the difference but you also can feel her devotion through

I her every tip of her fingers. After just one treatment with IRINA, I introduced my sister to IRINA.Immediately, my sister was also stunned by her techniques.Now we fight over arranging the the time with IRINA It is the only place and the only person who can wash away my stress with her amazing facial massage. It is hard to express in words unless oneself gets an experience with IRINA. She is truly outstandingly different from any other person that I have had in my past exerience. IRINA is absolutely is the BEST!!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best skin care and waxing – I am a regular to Lavinia Borcau Skin Care for brow shaping and bikini waxing. I see Erma, who is truly talented in hair removal!

Today I had an organic seaweed facial with Erma, and it was amazing. The facial was approx. 90 min, and was truly relaxing. The room was warm and quiet, and I was given a soft robe to put on . Everything smelled great, and felt great on my skin. Erma put different masks and creams on my face, and I spend time under a steam treatment. Erma gave my face and neck a nice long massage, and then applied a cool, hydrating mask, and I was so relaxed I fell asleep! Now, my skin is refreshed and hydrated, and feels so smooth!

This facial was definitely the best and most relaxing I have had! I felt truly pampered by Erma!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

been going here for years! – I have been going to Lavinia's for YEARS!!! I reccomend it to everyone, i can't remember walking out dissatisfied when i have gone for an appointment. Although I am a BIG fan of facials with Lavinia, I am a regular with the bazilians... I am comfortable with the process, the people and know that the facility and equipment is clean!! Although the spa is very busy and is constantly growing I have never been forgotten and always feel appreciated and welcomed as a client.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

a first class day spa, especially for very particular women – Erma gives the best brazilian bikini wax, almost painless, very thorough and over so quickly - it cannot get any better for a less than desirable procedure! She also gives a great facial and eyebrow wax, I can actually leave the spa looking renewed not red and inflamed. I have gone to Irina also for eyebrows and was thrilled with the results. Zhanna's manicure and pedicure were great too (and I am terribly particular!) Overall, a fantastic spa to go to, the staff is super friendly,knowledgeable and professional and the salon is immaculately clean!

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