Carmel Day Spa
6219 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226
Parking: Lot, Private
By Appointment Only: Yes
Good for Kids: No
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Please do NOT go here. I've been here twice and the latter experience will definitely be my last. For the past four years I've grown my hair out from collar bone to almost low back length. I took great care of my hair. Regular keratin treatments and constantly using oils to keep my hair healthy and strong. It was finally time for some color so I booked an appt. I adamantly told the girl cutting my hair that my hair was a security blanket and that it was FINALLY the length I've always wanted it to be so please don't cut a lot. I asked for an inch to be cut, and the hairstylist agreed. When she spun me around in my chair I was SHOCKED. She had cut A FOOT of length from my hair. 12 inches!! My hair is now back to my collar bone. The longest "layer" I currently have is at least 2 inches shorter than my previous SHORTEST layer. I've never been so upset. It's not even a good hair cut. The layers are completely off and the "V" she was supposed to cut is almost non existent. I have a small little layer of hair at the bottom that just looks like she missed when cutting. PLEASE DO NOT GO HERE! You will regret it immediately.
I think I have PTSD after the facial I had with Shohreh. She was extremely harsh and abrasive on my face. Like an angry parent washing a child's face. My facial was supposed to be 75 min, but it was barely 45 minutes. The facial description included hand, foot and neck massage but I didn't get any if that. She left the room approximately 4 times and was hardly in the room. The neck wrap she put on me burned my neck, but she wasn't in the room to tell her. I had to take my hands out of the heating gloves to move the neck wrap, and then the flimsy eye cotton pads kept falling off my eyes, so I had to keep taking the heating gloves off to try and find them to put them back on. She was also rough around my eyes. Thank goodness I had a massage afterwards because my anxiety was so high after my facial. I had to keep doing deep breathing exercises so I could make it through the facial. Almost as soon as I started she recommended a collagen treatment for an extra $60. I said no thank you. Then she proceeded to tell me that I had Rosecea, which I don't and she told me I need a Rosecea cleanser and moisturizer. Trying to sell me more products. This was a terrible facial and caused me stress instead of allowing me to relax.
03/25/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Finally a hair stylist who listens to you and with positive feedback too! I highly recommend that you go and see Lauren - she is not only a professional and expert in her field but she really listens to what you want in color and style. Last salon I went to really screwed up my color and cut. I was so upset. A friend recommended me to Carmel Day Spa & Salon and told me to ask for Lauren -you'll love her - I did and I do - she's great. Never has my money been so well spent! Thanks Lauren : )
06/13/2011Provided by Citysearch -
The massage I received warranted a 4 star easy. The lady I had (and I can't remember her name) did a combination of hot stone, bamboo, and deep tissue. I left feeling relaxed and relief in my trouble areas.
The atmosphere is what drops the rating a bit. If you're considering all the places in CLT to get a massage, this would be a tough choice to be at the top. The couples room was quiet and decorated nicely, but the upstairs just had an off feeling about it. It was one big room, good news was we came late so we didn't have to deal with the salon crowd. Everyone was very nice and the massage did the trick...it was worth the money and i would come back to see the same therapist.
06/06/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I bought a living social deal for a deep tissue-swedish-hot stone combo massage. I went in and was greeted quickly. The lady @ the desk was friendly. Once I was in the massage room, the therapist asked what I was looking for and I replied ""just relaxtion, nothing is really bothering me that needs worked on"" The next hour he spent most of his time doing deep tissue (which those that have had them know that is not relaxing) and a little swedish style. He finished the massage without including the hot stones, so I mentioned that my massage included hot stones. He said ""you wanted relaxation, not a hot stone massage"" I reminded him that my massage included it as a combo so he decided to rub some stones on my back for about two minutes. Afterwards he did not offer me any water or suggest that I drink water following the massage. I had to ask the cashier for a glass of water when I was checking out. Not impressed....
04/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
To me, this is not a real spa. It is highly lacking in spa ambience, and professionalism. The nail girl sits on the floor while doing a clients nails, instead of working from an actual manicure station. She looks very uncomfortable, and I felt bad for her. The esthetic room is incredibly cluttered, and due to the fact, I was really concerned about sanitation. The service felt rushed. I felt the woman was overly concerned about money. Wanted to get me in and out quickly so she can get to the next person, and also was too pushy with rebooking and buying products. Talk about desperate! The decor and ambience is hardly up to par for the high prices of this place. It makes you wonder what the owner does with her profits from the business? She should not skimp on the atmosphere. Fake pleather office chairs in the waiting area?? That is a joke, and it looks like someone took their dining room rug from their house that they didn't want anymore, and put it on the center floor in the front. The services, just ok, not work coming back for. I could go on and on, but anyways, I recommend to spend your money elsewhere.
10/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
They seemed to push and push to get as much money out of you as possible which destroys any chance you had of relaxing. The store itself (where they do hair cuts) doesn't look bad but the tiny room where they did my facial was dirty, had a security camera feed and felt uncomfortable and completely unprofessional.
You can easily find a place (Charles Grayson/Carmen Carmen/etc.) that will give you a far superior experience for a lot less money and a LOT less hassle.
Pros: They will give partial refunds
Cons: No attention, pushy salesmanship, half-assed work and waaaaay overpriced.
09/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Sava does my eye brows; she is very meticulous in making sure all looks great before you leave. I am a guy, so she knows how to do guys brows as well as women. She also always has a great attitude, never worry about having to hear her complain about HER day !!