This is by far my favorite place in New Orleans for manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials and massage. I am always bringing family and friends in with me - I can't reccomend it highly enough. The staff is all so friendly and great. Both Reyna and Jennifer are excellent with manicures and pedicures. I have done gel manicures there that have lasted a full month - I only took the polish off because my nails grew out too much! Ever since I have been going to Reyna my nails are in better shape. Tracy does the waxing and she is fantastic. A friend of mine who had been getting eyebrows waxed somewhere else for a long time went to Tracy and told me that it hurt a lot less with her. And Chris' massages cannot be beat. I always feel like my muscles have been thoroughly worked over after a massage with her. She is very receptive to her clients and knows the right amount of pressure to use and the places that really need to be worked. I have always loved going to a spa to be pampered, but somehow I would always end up just feeling like a nameless "client" getting hustled from place to place in the name of "pampering". But at Reyna everyone is so warm and friendly you really feel welcome and I always feel like it was worth the visit.
Spa Reyna is nestled on Magazine street, in a old uptown house, with high ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows; the perfect boutique-like setting. The space has a very charming, New Orleans feel to it! Reyna's pedicures are an absolutely dream. This isn't just a dash and go, you practically get a deep leg/foot massage, along with close care and attention to making your feet feel soft and refreshed!! I recently tried the Shellac manicure, which is new to the industry, and Reyna does it perfectly. The nail color does not chip, dries in seconds and had the perfect shiny finish. It can last up to 2 weeks! maybe longer. I am hooked!! I've also had other services: a massage with Chris, and she went above and beyond to make the most of the hour full body massage, I even added aromatherapy, which really added to the experience. I even tried (for the first time) a bikini wax with Tracy, and while I was nervous, Tracy eased my nerves and before I knew it was over and surprisingly, relatively painless. Tracy knows what she is doing!! Spa Reyna is the BEST!
If you get a chance, go to this fabulous salon! The ladies there (Tina, Haze and Amy) are all wonderful, caring women! They pamper you beyond your wildest dreams! From the first phone call to walking in I was treated like a Princess! They are friendly, professional and do an outstanding job! May I suggest the Ultimate manicure and pedicure. They use paraffin wax on your hands and feet after being massaged with hot stones that release all of the toxins in your legs. What a refreshing feeling to also have the mask put on with hot towels!!- do both your hands AND feet! I can't say enough wonderful tings about this place so give them a try! The best time to go would be after lunch, around 2pm, so you get a full treatment without begin rushed. Thank you again ladies! I will be sure to come in and bring my friends next time!!! Amy Starr