Spas >Lia Schorr Day Spa
686 Lexington Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.76053 -73.96943
Neighborhoods: Midtown Center, Midtown
INCREDIBLE MENâ??S FACIAL – I have grown a beard for about 10 years because the ingrown hairs really irritated my skin. I have known Lia Schorr from the 70’s when she worked at Georgette Klinger men’s salon. Lia was the first one that dealt with men’s skin and even then I had ingrown hairs and she had suggested to that I have electrolysis done which I took her advice and had for 2 years now 60% of my ingrown hairs are gone. I was so relieved I decided to shave my beard for a new look. I just got married and I feel young again it is such a refreshing feeling. I went to the Lia Schorr Day Spa after I have not seen her for many years and I was so proud but not surprised to see how far she has got and how admired she is by all of us. Her staff was incredibly pleasant and Lia herself gave me a big welcome hug I can believe she remembered me after so many years she is truly amazing and looked very good still and it was so wonderful to see very involved she is with her spa. I absolutely loved the microdermabrasion and collagen facial that I received by Eugenia she even trimmed by brows and mustache for me, I looked fantastic. It is such a good feeling knowing that I am in the right place that knows how to make a man feel good about himself. I will definitely be back in a few weeks to try my other services. I felt I needed to write this review because Lia and her staff really deserve the compliments, they are amazing people!!!
HORRIBLE TREATMENT FROM LIA THE OWNER – I've been to many spas in my day. The one thing they all had in common was spa etiquette. I was in awe at how the owner LIA spoke to the patrons and the workers. No spa ambiance what so ever when you get there, no greeting, no soft music, would you like something to drink, nothing. First i waited 5 min for the receptionist to acknowledge I was standing in front of her to check in, hmmm strike 1. Then I witnessed LIA scream at a patron "blah, blah, blah, you are getting on my nerves, come on let me find you someone for your facial but I cant do your friend" I and others sitting there were like WTH? The lady was pist because there was a 1.5 hour delay in schedule and she had set up a facial for herself + friend and was told only 1 could be done and to wait yet 1 more hour. Hell, I would be pist too. Then she had a staff meeting in the coat room and you could hear her scream at an employee who then runs out crying. Again, I'm like WTH? How are you supposed to relax at this place? The owner needs a class in spa etiquette. She runs the place like a sweat shop. I said something to one of the employees in spanish, a 2 min conversation only to have the girl reprimanded for speaking spanish. In front of all the patrons the owner yells to her, speak only English here, yet she herself was speaking to a man in Russian or whatever her language is. Again WTH? By far was the WORST FACIAL EVER. The tech was n the room a total of 15 min of my 1 hour facial. She put a cream, left came back, cleaned it, put another, left came back left came back. I left there with the same blackheads and whiteheads I got there with and paid for extractions. I've never had a facial that the tech was not in the damn room with me. **** The upside was that once I finally got to my massage, it was great. My mom loved her massage also. The nail girls were really nice as well. In the end the techs were very nice but by the time i got there i was agitated as all hell from seeing how this lady LIA treats people so there's no way in hell I will ever set foot in that place again.
My suggestion is that she hire a manager to run the place because her attitude will be the demise of her spa especially now that she has all these sales and so many people coming in. Reviews are going to kill her business. My mom said thanks for massage but she'd never go back, I was embarrassed that I took her there.
My wife and two daughters had a blast! – Lia Schorr Day Spa was mentioned on the radio with a special promotion that was a deep pore cleansing facial with a seaweed mask, manicure, and a hot stone massage. I am the father who loves to surprise my family all the time. They are always amazed how much I know about pampering women and beauty. The place was busy the phone didn?t stop ringing, there was 3 receptionists at the front desk who managed the place incredibly well. I had the pleasure to meet the owner she was very charming and pretty. She helped clients around. I was talked into having services as well by my family and since I am an easy guy I went along with it. I can see why people sometimes write unpleasant reviews about this place because this place is very well known sometimes people need to wait and New Yorkers definitely do not have patience for it. My family informed me at the end of the services that each one the services they had was extraordinary professional. Each one of the individuals that attended to my family were very kind, each service as explained thoroughly, I felt like I won the lottery bringing them here. It was extremely reasonable and the results were excellent as a matter of fact my daughters were afraid of having facial due to past bad experiences in other places. I was delighted when they raved and complimented the good choice that I made. I?m a pilot a real rugged guy who doesn?t deal much with nonsense but what this lady had created for all of us to come to enjoy and experience is definitely to be admired.
NEVER AGAIN! – I was reluctant to get the promotion for this place due to such a hig volume of bad reviews. I figured since I got a deal it can't be that bad, BUT IT WAS! My appt time was changed the day before b/c the receptionist claims my time was wrong. Then I get there and am told it is too late for a manicure and that I can just come back another time. Then the owner comes out, very pushy and overbearing and leads me to a tiny room. The SWEDISH massage included super hot rocks that the bug man used the entire time. It wasn't a massage at all. It was a hot rub and not enjoyable at all. The massage lasted less than 40 minutes (supposed to be 50 minutes) and when I got dressed I noticed that the rocks were laying in a crockpot that was on the ground. Dirty, disgusting, unsafe. Then I was also due a seat salt scrub and they told me to get dressed and go to the front. NO salt scrub, they just ignored me completely. Then the owner, Lia Schorr, tried to pitch me a package of massages. When I said no thanks she persisted. I was apalled. Worst spa experience of my life. Highly recommend going elsewhere. Neary by is Dorit Baxter. They are so professional, clean, great services.
THE BEST SPA FOR AFRICAN/AMERICAN SKIN! – I am African/America with very sensitive and oily skin. In my teen years I didn't know you weren’t supposed to pick at your own blemishes which I did many times for years and it made quite damage to my face with some scarring. i learned to deal with all the scars by covering them up but now I am about to get married and am very conscious of my skin and am tired of wearing a lot of makeup to hide these problems that I have plus the makeup probably isn’t helping the matter and was in desperate need of help to control my oily skin so I can get these breakout under control and to minimize the appearance of my scars. The well known Lia Schorr came to my church in Brooklyn to give a lecture on skin we thought this might be quite interesting so a few hundred of us attended. During her lecture I got the courage to raise myself to ask the most important question " do you know how to take care of sensitive African skin?" her immediate reply with a big smile was " of course I do" so I became Lia Schorr's customer 2 months before my big day. Eugenya, the facialist who takes care of me is very knowledgeable in skin and extremely good especially with sensitive skin. She didnt just give me a facial and send me on my way she actually took the time and helped me to understand how to properly take care of my skin. I am so thankful to Lia Schorr for specializing in African skin it’s not an easy thing to find in spas. Now as a bride thanks to her I look totally beautiful.
THE BEST ESTHETICS INSTITUTE FOR SKIN CARE TRAINING!! – My parents always wanted me to become a lawyer but that didn't really set well with me but my parents raised me very strict so I had no choice but to please them. I told them I would go to law school on one condition and made a deal with them. We agreed that after I finished law school I could study what I really wanted to study and that was to become a skin care expert because I was always fascinated by the beauty industry. When I finished my law degree I moved from Atlanta to New York City to attend school for skin care because I heard that New York had the best schools particularly one that I remembered the name Lia Schorr from way back when a few of my friends attended her Institute. When I arrived to New York I went straight over to The Lia Schorr Institute to meet this inspiring lady who had put 40 years of dedication to the industry of esthetics that I was told so much about by my friends. When I finally met her I was so impressed and moved by her accomplishment, integrity and high level of experience in the education of skin care. I immediately enrolled in school and I had an incredibly great time and a very blessed experience. I learned so much from Lia Schorr she definately is a pioneer in the industry. After i was finished I was very sad to leave but I had to move back to Atlanta to start gaining the experience that I needed to open my own spa. I worked for a year and a half in a spa in atlanta to learn the basics of running a business. So in approximately 2 years of graduating The Lia Schorr institute i had my own spa like I dreamed of having since I was a young teenager. I couldn't have done it with Lia she taught me not only about skin care but how I to can have my own spa with strong commitment and dedication in a field you love just like her. looking back 4 years later I was so lucky to have had the opportunity to be a part of this incredible institute who opened my eyes and a door in a profession that i yearned for and love so very much.
Wonderful Back facial!! – I am in my 40’s and was laid off my job a little over a year ago. I finally found a job after almost a year and the stress from being laid off and no job for a while and the feeling of not being able to provide for my family took a toll on me. I started to have a lot of breakouts on my back and I was definitely embarrassed by the condition. My wife who is a nurse knew of Lia Schorr & how she specializes in men’s skin care so she arranged an appointment for me to have a consultation with one of the facialists at the spa. I was so empressed by the knowledge & presentation at this spa. I was informed by the facialist that it was all the stress my body under went during the time of my employment problems, who knew stress could cause all these problems to your skin! So the facialist recommended that I have at least 4 treatments in a row every 2 weeks to rid my back of the flare ups that I was experiencing. My facialist was right, not only noticed such a great improvement with the breakouts I also learned that having a job and less stress in my life has also helped keep these breakouts under control & now that I also understand that I am prone to continue having this condition If I do not take care of myself, my skin & keep my stress levels down. I now visit the spa at least 4 times a year to make sure things stay under control.
GREAT MANICURE!!!!!! – Lately my polish from my manicure has been chipping off after only one day. I have tried almost everyone in town the most expensive to the most reasonable but my polish doesn't seem to last with any of the places that I have gone to. Finally my husband was so tired of hearing me complain about it he told me I should go to the spa he has been going to for years the lia schorr day spa and loves it even though he didnt know about the polish since he is a man I decided to take his word for it he also said I should try the facials and massages at this spa that they were amazing so he bought me a travelzoo voucher that had 3 services a facial, massage and pedicure so I went to the spa for my appointment and boy was my husband right, all the services were the best I had ever experienced and tatianna my manicurist was so sweet and did such a wonderful job on my manicure & pedicure and I am pleased to say that the polish on my hands and feet lasted beautifully for at least 8 days without one chip. Tatiana is the best she is my kind of girl!
My Daughter Loved Her Sweet 16 Birthday Party! – My family lives upstate and I had promised my daughter for her sweet 16 I would take her along with 6 of her best friends to a nice spa in Manahttan. After calling around I was surprised to find that a lot of spas would not accommodate teens until I finally came across the Lia Schorr Day Spa who had no problem accommodating my daughter and her friends in fact after my lovely conversation with the owner Lia Schorr I found that not only were they so willing to accommodate us but that she also specializes in teen facials which was even more wonderful. Lia and I had such a nice conversation about the birthday party and that it would be fine if I wanted to bring snacks and soft drinks for the girls and she would even help me with the accomodations to set it up for them to help make my daughters day special being that it is her sweet 16. We started our appointment around 10 a.m. the girls all had manicures, pedicures, facials, brow shaping and 30 min massages the giggles never stopped throughout the whole time we were there they had so much fun being pampered together, we had the spa to ourselves for about 3 1/2 hrs so we were able to get so many lovely pictures of this memorable event. The people at the Lia Schorr Day Spa were a lot of fun to be around because they all have children of their own & understand the importance of educating teens about skin care and maintenance of their skin. I have 2 younger daughters that will be approaching their sweet 16 in a few years & I plan to repeat this wonderful experience for them as well. I want to thank Lia Schorr and all her staff for helping us make our daughters 16th birthday one she will never forget!
I AM WELL KNOWN ACTRESS IN HOLLYWOOD .. – I AM WELL KNOWN ACTRESS IN HOLLYWOOD AND FOR THE PAST 17 YEARS I HAVE HAD FACIALS BY AIDA GREY IN LOS ANGELES SALON. I PREFER TO BE ANONYMOUS BECAUSE OF MY WELL KNOWN NAME. I MOVED HERE IN NEW YORK THIS WINTER TO LEAD A BROADWAY SHOW. I HAVE FACIALS EVERY TWO AND A HALF WEEKS. I'M REALLY BIG ON FACIALS AND I BELIEVE IN IT. MOST OF MY HOLLYWOOD FRIENDS KNOW LIA SCHORR DAY SPA FOR YEARS AND WHEN SOME OF THEM RELOCATE TO NEW YORK THEY VISIT HER SPA. SO I DECIDED TO DO THE SAME. I BOOKED AN APPOINTMENT FOR A SATURDAY AFTERNOON. MY IMPRESSION OF THIS SPA AT FIRST WAS THAT THE OWNER OF THIS SPA IS AN “IRON LADY” WHO HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME WITH AN OUTSTANDING REPUTATION IN THE SKIN CARE INDUSTRY. AS I WALKED THROUGH THE HALLWAY OF THE FACIAL AREA, I WAS STUNNED TO SEE ALL OF THE CELEBRITIES, POLITICANS, AND WELL-KNOWN PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECEIVED SERVICES AT HER SPA. NOT ONLY WERE THEY ONE TIME CLIENTS, THEY APPRECIATED HER ENOUGH TO ALL WRITE SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT HER PLACE, WHICH IS FRAMED ON HER WALLS, IT IS LIKE ... AND FOR THE PAST 17 YEARS I HAVE HAD FACIALS BY AIDA GREY IN LOS ANGELES SALON. I PREFER TO BE ANONYMOUS BECAUSE OF MY WELL KNOWN NAME. I MOVED HERE IN NEW YORK THIS WINTER TO LEAD A BROADWAY SHOW. I HAVE FACIALS EVERY TWO AND A HALF WEEKS. I'M REALLY BIG ON FACIALS AND I BELIEVE IN IT. MOST OF MY HOLLYWOOD FRIENDS KNOW LIA SCHORR DAY SPA FOR YEARS AND WHEN SOME OF THEM RELOCATE TO NEW YORK THEY VISIT HER SPA. SO I DECIDED TO DO THE SAME. I BOOKED AN APPOINTMENT FOR A SATURDAY AFTERNOON. MY IMPRESSION OF THIS SPA AT FIRST WAS THAT THE OWNER OF THIS SPA IS AN “IRON LADY” WHO HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME WITH AN OUTSTANDING REPUTATION IN THE SKIN CARE INDUSTRY. AS I WALKED THROUGH THE HALLWAY OF THE FACIAL AREA, I WAS STUNNED TO SEE ALL OF THE CELEBRITIES, POLITICANS, AND WELL-KNOWN PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECEIVED SERVICES AT HER SPA. NOT ONLY WERE THEY ONE TIME CLIENTS, THEY APPRECIATED HER ENOUGH TO ALL WRITE SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT HER PLACE, WHICH IS FRAMED ON HER WALLS, IT IS LIKE WALKING THROUGH THE HALL OF FAME. I AM APPAULLED AT THE WAY PEOPLE PERCEIVE THIS OWNER AND HER ESTABLISHMENT. AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, THAT IS TOTAL NONSENSE. PEOPLE PUT NASTY REVIEWS ABOUT THE WALLS BEING OUTDATED, THE PAINT COLOR ISN'T “SPA-LIKE,” THE OWNER RUNS AROUND LIKE A MAD MAN, ETC. BUT ALL OF THAT IS SUPERFICIAL NONSENSE AND COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT TO ONE'S SERVICES THAT THEY RECEIVE UPON THEIR VISIT. THERE ARE CUSTOMERS WHO ARE SO IMPATIENT AND EXPECT TOO MUCH, THEY CAN NEVER BE PLEASED THEREFORE, THEY JUST CRITICIZE EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE. LOOK AROUND YOU AND SEE HOW MANY SPA AND SALONS HAVE GONE IN AND OUT OF BUSINESS. LIA HAS BEEN AROUND FOR OVER THREE DECADES. SHE IS THE BEST SKIN CARE EXPERT AND A SMART BUSINESS OWNER IN THIS INDUSTRY. MY EXPERIENCE IN THIS HUMBLE SPA HAS BEEN A GREAT JOURNEY WITH ITS HIGH STANDARD SERVICE. MY FAVORITE FACIALISTS ARE ALLA AND EUGENYA; THEY TRULY ARE THE BEST IN THE CITY. I HAVEN'T EVER RECEIVED A FACIAL ANYWHERE IN NEW YORK THAT CAN COMPETE WITH THE FACIAL ALLA OR EUGENYA GIVE ME. ALSO THE MASSAGE BY JIMMY IS INCREDIBLE!!! NOT ONLY A MASSAGE THERAPIST, BUT A PHYSICAL THERAPIST WHO'S KNOWLEDGE OF THE BODY IS IMPECCABLE. I DEEPLY ADMIRE AND RESPECT LIA SCHORR WHO SHOWS CLIENTS, STAFF, AND OTHERS THAT WITH HARD WORK, PROFESSIONALISM, AND DEDICATION YOU CAN SURVIVE IN THIS TOUGH SPA INDUSTRY WHILE ALWAYS REMAINING TRUE TO ONE'S BELIEFS
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