This nail salon has been open for 4 months. As a retired cosmetologist I know the standards of cleanliness nail salons Are held to. Their implements came out of sterilized packets from an autoclave. I've been to 2 other nail salons in Asheville and haven't seen them in use. They had barbacide containers that appeared fresh(ie no sediments floating in the containers) and the place in general appeared tidy. Now for the service. My daughters and I went for basic pedicures, which in my opinion, was just as good as spa pedicures I've received elsewhere. They had a bear pedicure chair for my younger daughter and my older daughter received a free nail design because it was her birthday. I told my technician my ankles were sore, and he worked them out for me too. The thing I dread most when getting a pedicure is when they pull out the razor for callouses, which is ILLEGAL, they didn't even try it on me, usually I have to argue that I don't want the razor, but I didn't even see one in their implements. They instead used a pumice like file, which did the job fine. All of our polish looks good and I know my toes feel great. So if you're looking to try a new place I'd put it on your list.
If you are in need of a professional hair stylist who uses only botanical products, this is the place for you. I returned to the Asheville area after being in another state for 8 years. During my stay, I had the good fortune of being in the care of a stylist who uses the Farouk styling system, Chi products and my hair has never been in such good shape. Coming back here, I wanted the same experience but was misled by a local stylist. I did my research and found this salon. I am so happy to say that not only is this salon professional and quality, but I found the prices are actually cheaper than the salon I went to where I was misled. Woody is the owner and also my stylist. Her dedication to her clients and salon is obvious and she is very willing to accommodate her clients, to the best of her ability. The salon itself is clean and welcoming and I felt good from the moment I entered. If you are at all interested in products that do not contain Ammonia, are good for the hair and head, and colors that are true and long lasting, opt for this salon. If you want to be treated well and spend your money wisely, opt for this salon. You will not be sorry.
WOW!!!!! All I have to say is WOW!!! This salon is the best in WNC. I recently started going to Tyler and he has done my hair 3 times now; and each time, I tell him something new to do and he does it PERFECTLY!!!!! However, this time he suggested that we try something new and modern, "ombre" ...HE DID AN AMAZING JOB!!! The placement was perfect and he was so particular about his work. I left there feeling like royalty, I felt so pretty and had several compliments on my hair all day!!! Thank you Tyler, you are the best!!!I also see Kim for my nails. She is fabulous! She ACTUALLY cares about my nails and wants me to have the best. I love her and I am so glad I found her! Rachel does my eyebrows and I have never felt so pampered while just getting my eyebrows done. I went on my lunch break to get them waxed and left without one welt or red spot on my face! AMAZING!!!I LOVE THIS SALON AND I WILL NEVER GO ANYWHERE ELSE!!!! Everyone there treats me like family and I feel at home everytime I go!!! I actually enjoy going to get my hair, nails and eyebrows done!!! Thank you AVARI family!!! Brandi and Kim you have done a fabulous job!!!!!
Bella Dona is located in a small shopping center, right off Hendersonville Road, making it easy to get to. I had a 4pm facial on a Saturday, the only time open that day. I arrived a few minutes late but the girl who greeted me (and did my massage) was not upset. I had a European facial through Groupon; I filled out a form with my contact info and a few questions on my skin regimen. She was good about telling me what kind of facial she would do based on my answers. The massage room was peaceful and had soothing music playing. In addition to the facial (which was fantastic), she gave a hand and shoulder massage that were great. She used Dermalogica, well stocked in the retail section. At a glance, there's a pretty good selection of beauty items you can buy in the store. No pushy sales pitch, which was nice. Perfect ending to a Saturday afternoon.
Walking in to Lola you are immediately transported to a by gone era of glamor and unpretentious hi-end customer service. You feel welcomed and special and that is just from being greeted with a sparkling beverage! I leave my cares behind and know I am in good hands with the staff of Lola! Rebecca is who I see and my sister sees Liz. We like to make our appointments together and make a girls day of it, ready to get spoiled! You never feel more girlie or well taken care of than when you are at Lola. My friend called to get in with Liz or Rebecca, when they were booked they got a great cut & color from another stylist and were just as happy! I am not the type to write reviews but... I just had to write a glowing review!
ask for becky. she is one of the top stylists, colorists in asheville. she uses the latest products like the INOA (sp?) hair color that is ammonia-free and actually feels good in your hair instead of the smelly, irritated kind. you can book with her direct, too: 551-5712. the shop is not hippest place in the world but becky is :). besdies, who wants to pay an extra $100 to listen to "indie" music in one of those places. becky gives the same or better hair service for a reasonable price...oh, she did my cousin's wedding party too so she does the special occasion stuff...
The staff were friendly enough, however my gel manicure is THE WORST I'VE EVER HAD!!!!! I stopped in Friday 11/24 around 3:30pm for a french-tip gel mani for a wedding the next day. Before the end of the night (24th), I'd already chipped one nail (the white painted tip chipped off). By the end of the next day (25th) THREE had chipped to the point where there was less than half the white tip left. I've been getting gel mani's for almost 2 years now and NEVER have I seen nails chip this quickly - french or otherwise. OVERPRICED ($45) and SUB-STANDARD QUALITY.
I have been with this place for 5 years Lisa and John do a wonderful wonderful wonderful job on anything you need to be done brother jail where there is facials or there is pedicures whatever you need they got it for you very relaxing place very friendly and comfortable if I recommend to spa it would be definitely Kobe nails / Pro Nails before located at 125 bleachery Boulevard Asheville North Carolina 28805 go check them out I give them 5 stars more if I could love you Lisa thank you you've always been there for me and my mom Diane McAfee
I took a party of 10 women here for a pre-wedding get-together. The staff took such amazing care of all of us! They even surprised me by getting egg rolls for my party from the Chinese restaurant next door. They also put a table out with wine, sodas, and water, all free of charge. Aside from their wonderful hospitality, they also did a great job with our nails, and my cousin could not stop raving about the massage that her nail tech gave (and she is not easy to please)! I was extremely satisfied with my experience at Hollywood Nails!
"You must go to Laura's Canvas to get your hair done!" Run, don't walk. Laura's been my hair stylist for 5+ years and I keep coming back for more. It's such a lovely salon with good energy and talented people. I love it when my calendar says I have a hair appointment with Laura! I always receive the best compliments about my hair where ever I go. And I quickly tell them to head to Canvas. Oh, BTW the current (Jan 2013) location is under Nevada Bob's Golf Store on Hendersonville Rd. Many thanks Laura!!!