Boston >Massage > Newbury Day Spa
8 Newbury St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.352453 -71.071928
Mon - Sat, by appointment. Sun, closed
Neighborhoods: Back Bay East, Back Bay
Best Brazilian, and very sanitary!!! – It was my first time getting a Brazilian, and Irene was amazing!!! She was quick and gentle, and made me fell very comfortable. Also, she was very sanitary, using new sticks, despite what other reviews might have said. I'm going back to Irene, Ive already made my next appointment!!!
brazilian- quick and thorough – After reading the reviews, I gave this place a try and saw Irene for a bare brazilian. I was seriously out in less than 10 minutes. Even though its quick, I didn't feel like she was rushing, she just knows what shes doing. She gets right down to business and is very professional (doesn't miss any spots). She asked me to look over it at the end to see if it was ok, she was really nice. I'll definatly go back.
Irene is great – Based on the reviews here, I made an appointment with Irene. She is very friendly and has a lot of experience with waxing. Before I could say "ouch" my brazillian was done. I highly recommend her. I only wish they would improve on their decor and the receptionist would be a little more friendlier.
Friendly staff, Awesome massage, Reasonable Price – While visiting Boston, my friends and I booked a spa package with Newbury Day Spa. They offered what we were looking for at a reasonable price. The tiny elevator that took us to the 5th floor was a little scary. The staff was friendly and helpful. Boris gave me an awesome massage. Rita's mani and pedi was immaculate, but I was dissapointed that the pedi did not include any massage. Overall a good experience. I would definetely go back!
LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!! – I had oksana, and i fell in love with her work the very first time i went. I am her client for life. I first chose her because of all the awesome reviews i saw. Now, i notice someone had nothing better to do but write about something very stupid and untrue about oksana, and the spa. I purposely watched oksana do my wax. I saw that she did change the stck that she waxes with, and i even asked her about it, she said they do not reuse under any circumstances. I really think that the spa is amazing. its not too pricey, it has awesome location, the people there are friendly. Oksana is by far my favorite, I truly reccomend her to all of you reading this.
Very fast service – I made an appointment with Irene for a bikini wax since I wanted to check out the place for a while.
The decor is a little old, but gets the job done. Irine was very pleasant to talk to and very fast doing the wax. Thanks to her quick work, the waxing was virtually pain free. I highly recommend Irene and will be returning in the future.
VERY thorough but.. sanitary? – I made an appointment with Oksana because of all the reviews here. It was close and cheap ($44). I was in doubt when I first arrived at the building and took the 3-person max elevator up to the 5th floor. Their space itself was quaint but nice. The lady at the front desk never cracked a smile and wasn't very friendly.
Oksana was nice but not very talkative during the procedure so I fully focused on what she was doing. Additionally, I noticed that the other reviewer was right - they REUSE the wooden sticks. Meaning - they'll reuse the stick on you. I have NO problem with them reusing the stick, BUT they're dipping it into a COMMON container. So now that they've double-dipped into that container when waxing me.. they'll be RE-doubledipping into the container the the next customer and so forth.
She did a very thorough job, waxed front, back (where others have ignored), sides, lips and plucked broken hairs. It was a little more painful than my visit to Bella Spa because she didn't apply pressure when ripping off the paper. She used a lotion and baby powder afterwards which felt better, but I did have red dots (at the follicle) everywhere signifying broken capillaries.
Overall: Love the thorough job, but don't think I'll be returning just for the sanitation concern.
3 stars overall
4 stars for oksana
Despite my prior concerns, I came back to check the reviews because Oksana really was amazing. I decided to give the other waxers a try thinking they might be more sanitary - there were some reviewers that said they changed sticks.
1. they're still double dipping.
2. the price went up
3. service wasn't that great.
4. I've tried 2 other people instead of oksana and they're not good at all.
do yourself a favor if you still really want to try this place, just wait for oksana. she'll get the job done and left me smooth for MUCH longer than any of the other 2.
She's the only one that even makes any of this worth it and it's really not anymore. Sadly, i will not return for good anyhow because I'm still concerned..
Irene is great and thorough – I have been going to Irene for a few years. I like her sophistication and Eastern European charm. She is very thorough, quick and does a virtually painless brazillian wax compared to others. Highly recommended.
Its not practical to go anywhere else! – So here is the thing! The reviews you are reading that are negative are probably coming from the same woman who take the day off to go to the spa, or don?t work in the first place. This is hands down the best place in the city if you are like me and fell that things like waxing, manicures, and facials are nothing more than female MAINTNANCE!! Because for working chicks like myself, they are necessary for maintenance, please spare me the cup of tea and thanks but I already have a bottle of water?.its my lunch break!! I do not have the time to spend an hour + on my eyebrows and my bikini wax, sorry, I just have way to much to do! This place is not only very fast, but highly efficient and cheap. You can call in the morning, go in at lunch, and not have to worry about anything for another 3 weeks, for around 60 bucks! I have seen both Oksana and Irene, and they are both very good. They get you in and out, quickly, and they certainly get the job done! If you are looking for the next chic hot-spot-spa, this is not your destination. However, if you are just looking to get a wax, forget about it and go on with your life, this place is the best!!!
Did I mention they are virtually painless??
Visit here if you don't mind having your wax stick double dipped and reused – I agree with other reviewers in that this is the quickest brazilian wax I have ever experienced as well as the cheapest. But you get what you pay for here. I don't mind that the place is not the most up to date in decor but they double dip and reuse the stick that they use for braziian waxes. If you want a sanitary wax visit Spa Newbury, they use a new stick with each dip. It might be a little pricier but I am willing to pay an extra $30 if I can avoid catching a VD.
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