Violet Skin Boutique

★★★★☆
Day spa in Boston that's fit for a king or queen!
  • 257 Newbury St

    Boston, MA 02116

    Cross street: Fairfield Street

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  • 617-262-7546

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Great facials! I am in love with how my skin looks and feels when I leave. I hope to find a spa discount with lanirvana, groupon, etc. so I can go back more often.

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★★★★★

Great facials! I am in love with how my skin looks and feels when I leave. I hope to find a spa discount with lanirvana, groupon, etc. so I can go back more often.

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I have been to a number of spas in Boston (Bella Sante, G20, Beaucage) and I can say with certainty this was the worst facial I have ever experienced. The actual experience was stressful because it was very painful while she was extracting the blemishes. She left my skin extremely red and there were marks on my face that werent there to start. I had my facial on Friday and today (Monday) I still have the marks!!!!!

I also agree with another post that said that the space is under street level and looks like a cramped Beacon Hill apartment that was hastily decorated but there is nothing glamours or soothing about it.

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I have been to a number of spas in Boston (Bella Sante, G20, Beaucage) and I can say with certainty this was the worst facial I have ever experienced. The actual experience was stressful because it was very painful while she was extracting the blemishes. She left my skin extremely red and there were marks on my face that werent there to start. I had my facial on Friday and today (Monday) I still have the marks!!!!!

I also agree with another post that said that the space is under street level and looks like a cramped Beacon Hill apartment that was hastily decorated but there is nothing glamours or soothing about it.

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The 5 star reviews and best facial awards you see on citysearch are for good reason. I have had a number of facilists and thi place by far is the best. My skin has finally found it's heaven. These ladies are extremely professional, yet unpretentious. They made me feel totally comfortable, and the results have been amazing!
Every single penny: worth it. I love that they don't push products. Get a couple of facials and you will be asking them what you need to maintain your beautiful, new skin. A few weeks after the deep pore cleaning facial it looked so good I wanted to stop by the office just to show it off. I was so excited and so grateful.

It's your responsibility to keep up your skin care. However, you should definitely leave deep maintenance to the pros to get and keep you on the right track. This is the place.

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★★★★★

The 5 star reviews and best facial awards you see on citysearch are for good reason. I have had a number of facilists and thi place by far is the best. My skin has finally found it's heaven. These ladies are extremely professional, yet unpretentious. They made me feel totally comfortable, and the results have been amazing!
Every single penny: worth it. I love that they don't push products. Get a couple of facials and you will be asking them what you need to maintain your beautiful, new skin. A few weeks after the deep pore cleaning facial it looked so good I wanted to stop by the office just to show it off. I was so excited and so grateful.

It's your responsibility to keep up your skin care. However, you should definitely leave deep maintenance to the pros to get and keep you on the right track. This is the place.

Pros: professional, attention to detail

Cons: none

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They should make more of an effort, especially in this economy. There is no special cache about stained and threadbare linens, overpriced product made with cheap ingredients, overworked and exploited staff and snotty, out of touch management. This place is appalling.

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★☆☆☆☆

They should make more of an effort, especially in this economy. There is no special cache about stained and threadbare linens, overpriced product made with cheap ingredients, overworked and exploited staff and snotty, out of touch management. This place is appalling.

Pros: employment security for OSHA inspectors

Cons: where to start?

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I have been going to Violet for years now, and each time I see her I'm more pleased than the previous visit. Her inviting manor sets you at ease as soon as you walk into her beautiful boutique. My skin has made a dramatic improvement since I began using her natural products and now I can't imagine using anything else. Her pricing is more than reasonable considering the results you achieve here. Her products are heavenly & facials are always luxury with a lot of massage and candles in the room. And yet you see results immediately after your service since they mix masks right before applying them on you. Her staff is wonderful and catering and space is gorgeous. What a treat!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Violet for years now, and each time I see her I'm more pleased than the previous visit. Her inviting manor sets you at ease as soon as you walk into her beautiful boutique. My skin has made a dramatic improvement since I began using her natural products and now I can't imagine using anything else. Her pricing is more than reasonable considering the results you achieve here. Her products are heavenly & facials are always luxury with a lot of massage and candles in the room. And yet you see results immediately after your service since they mix masks right before applying them on you. Her staff is wonderful and catering and space is gorgeous. What a treat!

Pros: products, skill

Cons: none

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I purchased a gift certificate from this place as a gift, because I saw their Best of Boston awards and I was in a hurry. After I left I began to have second thoughts, as I wasn't impressed with what I had seen in their Newbury Street dungeon.

So decided to do some research and see if my concerns about quality were well founded. I've been reading the reviews here and noticed that Violet gets a lot of 5 and 1 star reviews, which is odd. Going a step further I looked into reviews posted by the 5 star reviewers... I did see one that had reviewed another place, but that was it. Looks like the owner or an employee is pumping up their stats....

Long story short, I'd rather not chance sending anyone here, there are too many other good options out there.

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★☆☆☆☆

I purchased a gift certificate from this place as a gift, because I saw their Best of Boston awards and I was in a hurry. After I left I began to have second thoughts, as I wasn't impressed with what I had seen in their Newbury Street dungeon.

So decided to do some research and see if my concerns about quality were well founded. I've been reading the reviews here and noticed that Violet gets a lot of 5 and 1 star reviews, which is odd. Going a step further I looked into reviews posted by the 5 star reviewers... I did see one that had reviewed another place, but that was it. Looks like the owner or an employee is pumping up their stats....

Long story short, I'd rather not chance sending anyone here, there are too many other good options out there.

Pros: None

Cons: Phony reviews

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I've been to many different spas and this is above and beyond, the best I've experienced. I found Violet while searching for organic, pure products.Aside from the beautiful, soothing atmosphere, what brings me back each time is the professionalism and the attention to detail. I have very high expectations when it comes to my skin service, and every time I get a great facial and my skin keeps getting better. I have recently noticed some eczema on my face and was shocked at the results after trying Violet??s natural remedies. She is a true expert, I highly recommend.

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★★★★★

I've been to many different spas and this is above and beyond, the best I've experienced. I found Violet while searching for organic, pure products.Aside from the beautiful, soothing atmosphere, what brings me back each time is the professionalism and the attention to detail. I have very high expectations when it comes to my skin service, and every time I get a great facial and my skin keeps getting better. I have recently noticed some eczema on my face and was shocked at the results after trying Violet??s natural remedies. She is a true expert, I highly recommend.

Pros: staff, professionalism, attention to detail, products

Cons: none

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I went to Violet for a facial becauuse I had a gift certificate, which was what I told Violet herself when I got in the room. The first thing she said to me was that I couldn't just come to her once; I had to come once a month, use her products and have consultations with her. I almost started laughing because she was being so pushy, so soon. Her extractions were quite painful and I almost jumped out of the bed at one point. During the facial, she pretty much told me that my eyebrows were terrible and that I also needed to see her to have them fixed. Sweet, right? At the end, I came out and she had one of every product lined up on the counter, thinking maybe I would buy them? I got super overwhelmed and said no thank you. My face felt smoother after but was definitely left with some marks which she told me would clear up with the spot corrector, which she made to seem like was free. In closing, I agree with the reviewer that commented on the "cat smell!"

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Violet for a facial becauuse I had a gift certificate, which was what I told Violet herself when I got in the room. The first thing she said to me was that I couldn't just come to her once; I had to come once a month, use her products and have consultations with her. I almost started laughing because she was being so pushy, so soon. Her extractions were quite painful and I almost jumped out of the bed at one point. During the facial, she pretty much told me that my eyebrows were terrible and that I also needed to see her to have them fixed. Sweet, right? At the end, I came out and she had one of every product lined up on the counter, thinking maybe I would buy them? I got super overwhelmed and said no thank you. My face felt smoother after but was definitely left with some marks which she told me would clear up with the spot corrector, which she made to seem like was free. In closing, I agree with the reviewer that commented on the "cat smell!"

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I was very reluctant going in after a few "traumatic" experiences, and was pleasantly surprised how fast and painless my wax was. The wax they use is specially designed for sensitive skin like mine. And I loved violet organic products used after the wax to soothe my skin - very refreshing. Decor of the spa was very relaxing and staff was friendly and professional, I am definitely coming back.

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★★★★★

I was very reluctant going in after a few "traumatic" experiences, and was pleasantly surprised how fast and painless my wax was. The wax they use is specially designed for sensitive skin like mine. And I loved violet organic products used after the wax to soothe my skin - very refreshing. Decor of the spa was very relaxing and staff was friendly and professional, I am definitely coming back.

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I went to Violet location in Coolidge corner branch for a facial on Saturday and enjoyed it to the fullest extent. The spa is beautiful and serene and It was my first facial and they really made the experience enjoyable. At first I was hesitant because I'm particular about what I put on my face, but the outcome was unbelievable. The esthetician was very skilled and friendly, talked to me throughout the facial and let me know what exactly she was doing. She gave me the most relaxing face, neck and shoulder massage and my skin was glowing at the end. The experience was therapeutic and relaxing. I will definitely return.

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★★★★★

I went to Violet location in Coolidge corner branch for a facial on Saturday and enjoyed it to the fullest extent. The spa is beautiful and serene and It was my first facial and they really made the experience enjoyable. At first I was hesitant because I'm particular about what I put on my face, but the outcome was unbelievable. The esthetician was very skilled and friendly, talked to me throughout the facial and let me know what exactly she was doing. She gave me the most relaxing face, neck and shoulder massage and my skin was glowing at the end. The experience was therapeutic and relaxing. I will definitely return.

Pros: skilled staff, products

Cons: none

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I have been going to Violet boutique/Brookline for regular facials for the past 4 months, and the dramatic improvement in my skin is unbelievable! For years, I have had problem skin, and have tried everything and have found that anything that keeps me from breaking out usually dries out my skin. The facials here, along with the own natural skin care line, have worked miracles on my face, and I strongly recommend them to everyone, especially those of us that weren?t blessed with perfect skin. Unlike many places I went to in the past their really care about the results and it shows.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Violet boutique/Brookline for regular facials for the past 4 months, and the dramatic improvement in my skin is unbelievable! For years, I have had problem skin, and have tried everything and have found that anything that keeps me from breaking out usually dries out my skin. The facials here, along with the own natural skin care line, have worked miracles on my face, and I strongly recommend them to everyone, especially those of us that weren?t blessed with perfect skin. Unlike many places I went to in the past their really care about the results and it shows.

Pros: natural products, facials, staff

Cons: hard to get an appointment

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I was very excited to go to Violet's after all the rave reviews I'd heard but unfortunately had the worst waxing experience of my life here. The receptionist was rude to start. As I lay on the table getting wax poured on me the woman in the room next to me was screaming in pain. The woman waxing me apologized and promised not to do the same to me but barely kept her promise. I've never had someone pull the strips off so slowly....ouch ouch ouch. I'd have put up with the pain if it had been for precision sake but she waxed me all uneven. Don't believe the hype.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was very excited to go to Violet's after all the rave reviews I'd heard but unfortunately had the worst waxing experience of my life here. The receptionist was rude to start. As I lay on the table getting wax poured on me the woman in the room next to me was screaming in pain. The woman waxing me apologized and promised not to do the same to me but barely kept her promise. I've never had someone pull the strips off so slowly....ouch ouch ouch. I'd have put up with the pain if it had been for precision sake but she waxed me all uneven. Don't believe the hype.

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I had a great experience at Violet on Newbury Street. Great facials with natural products, knowledgeable staff and quiet atmosphere!

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★★★★★

I had a great experience at Violet on Newbury Street. Great facials with natural products, knowledgeable staff and quiet atmosphere!

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The facial I got from Milena is the best I've ever had. She was very thorough and gentle and did an excellent job with the extractions. I felt pampered and beautifully attended to the whole time I was in her chair. My skin felt clean, incredibly soft and smooth afterwards. I was looking for a hydrating cream to put on at night so Milena suggested a couple of creams from the Violet line, but didn't push anything on me. I bought a cream that has been heavenly to use at night. It feels like I'm giving my skin a nourishing treat. I left Violet Skincare feeling like I had a brand new face!! Thanks so much for your excellent facial and professional skincare advice, Milena!

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★★★★★

The facial I got from Milena is the best I've ever had. She was very thorough and gentle and did an excellent job with the extractions. I felt pampered and beautifully attended to the whole time I was in her chair. My skin felt clean, incredibly soft and smooth afterwards. I was looking for a hydrating cream to put on at night so Milena suggested a couple of creams from the Violet line, but didn't push anything on me. I bought a cream that has been heavenly to use at night. It feels like I'm giving my skin a nourishing treat. I left Violet Skincare feeling like I had a brand new face!! Thanks so much for your excellent facial and professional skincare advice, Milena!

Pros: great staff, natural products and knowledgeable service

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For years I have suffered from rosacea and have tried everything out there! Not until I decided to go for violet rosacea organic flax seed facial I finally found what my skin really needed. Immidiately redness was gone and my skin was calm and soft and very hydrated. I bought their rosacea face cream and chocolate mask and both are very effective for my skin on daily basis. During my facial I also received advice on natural recipies and diet changes that helped me drastically. Violet is a real holistic expert and she is so passionate about what she does, its incredible to see an expert like her that tries to help you in a very basic natural way. Stop waisting your money on expensive chemical products and try the very somple organic approach, it worked for me!

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★★★★★

For years I have suffered from rosacea and have tried everything out there! Not until I decided to go for violet rosacea organic flax seed facial I finally found what my skin really needed. Immidiately redness was gone and my skin was calm and soft and very hydrated. I bought their rosacea face cream and chocolate mask and both are very effective for my skin on daily basis. During my facial I also received advice on natural recipies and diet changes that helped me drastically. Violet is a real holistic expert and she is so passionate about what she does, its incredible to see an expert like her that tries to help you in a very basic natural way. Stop waisting your money on expensive chemical products and try the very somple organic approach, it worked for me!

Pros: knowledge, simplicity

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I love the Brookline location, heavenly is the word! what an incredible addition to our neighborhood. Went there for spa week facial and wrap, and was treated like royalty. Spa looks gorgeous - Miami/New york feel to it, europen decor - very relaxing... my facial was the best I have ever had (and I had alot). Very skilled staff - products smell and feel fantastic, can't get enough of all those organic creams I brought home - they REALLY make a huge difference. Violet, you got me hooked.

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★★★★★

I love the Brookline location, heavenly is the word! what an incredible addition to our neighborhood. Went there for spa week facial and wrap, and was treated like royalty. Spa looks gorgeous - Miami/New york feel to it, europen decor - very relaxing... my facial was the best I have ever had (and I had alot). Very skilled staff - products smell and feel fantastic, can't get enough of all those organic creams I brought home - they REALLY make a huge difference. Violet, you got me hooked.

Pros: decor, skill

Cons: none

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The new brookline location is terrible. They messed up my credit card transaction, were rude, unorganized. They apologized, so I went back for a facial - then they claimed they botched the appointment and had nothing for me! I just left with no appointment, no apology or correction. Goodbye Violet. You are terrible.

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★☆☆☆☆

The new brookline location is terrible. They messed up my credit card transaction, were rude, unorganized. They apologized, so I went back for a facial - then they claimed they botched the appointment and had nothing for me! I just left with no appointment, no apology or correction. Goodbye Violet. You are terrible.

Cons: Not organized, rude, weak service

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I am a native Brookliner and when I saw Violet open I must say I was curious. I went for a spa week facial for the first time, and I must say I was impressed. One of the very best facials ever, simplicity and technique, essential oils and freshly made masks made my skin glow instantly ? thanks for making my day . If you are looking for a thoroughly purifying holistic facial I recommend them HIGHLY!!! .Violet natural products are amazing! Can?t get enough of them every day. They take a little while to get used to after using harsh products like Proactiv etc but you'll never go back once you've tried them. The products smell amazing and they're so gentle to the skin. The spa looked and felt like a sanctuary, so relaxing and welcoming. Staff very professional and friendly. My facialis was very skillful, relaxing and knowledgable. I will definitely be returning!

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★★★★★

I am a native Brookliner and when I saw Violet open I must say I was curious. I went for a spa week facial for the first time, and I must say I was impressed. One of the very best facials ever, simplicity and technique, essential oils and freshly made masks made my skin glow instantly ? thanks for making my day . If you are looking for a thoroughly purifying holistic facial I recommend them HIGHLY!!! .Violet natural products are amazing! Can?t get enough of them every day. They take a little while to get used to after using harsh products like Proactiv etc but you'll never go back once you've tried them. The products smell amazing and they're so gentle to the skin. The spa looked and felt like a sanctuary, so relaxing and welcoming. Staff very professional and friendly. My facialis was very skillful, relaxing and knowledgable. I will definitely be returning!

Pros: talented staff, beautiful spa

Cons: none

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I had been going to Galyna at Violet for a while now and I was a really happy customer untill I found out that Galyna's gone.. I have been trying to find her very hard these couple of months, (even calling up other spas around on Newbury) but didn't have any luck untill only few days ago, when I was searching her (again!) on google! THere she was, finally! She opened up her own place now in Belmont called "Lavender Spa", and I went to her yesterday and I'm very happy again! The reason I'm writing about this here because I know how hard it is to find an esthetician that you like and that works for you and I know that Galyna had many others like me who were probably going through the same thing trying to find her! SO, if you need to find Galyna, go to Lavender Spa!

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★★★☆☆

I had been going to Galyna at Violet for a while now and I was a really happy customer untill I found out that Galyna's gone.. I have been trying to find her very hard these couple of months, (even calling up other spas around on Newbury) but didn't have any luck untill only few days ago, when I was searching her (again!) on google! THere she was, finally! She opened up her own place now in Belmont called "Lavender Spa", and I went to her yesterday and I'm very happy again! The reason I'm writing about this here because I know how hard it is to find an esthetician that you like and that works for you and I know that Galyna had many others like me who were probably going through the same thing trying to find her! SO, if you need to find Galyna, go to Lavender Spa!

Pros: Galyna K

Cons: she's not there...

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I am not a type of person to write review. But after reading some of the negative reviews I was compelled to write. I have been going to this place for over two year for both waxing and facials. It is by far the highest quality, most professional skin care service I have ever had. The facials here are superb. I would say that they are the best I have ever had, and I've tried several high-end places in several different cities. For years, I had been suffering with acne. In addition, I have sensitive skin too. So I am very limited to what I can use. Their organic facials are the only ones that agree with my skin. After I started their deep pore cleaning facials my skin has never looked healthier.
Finally, I adore the products and the whole environment is so inviting and relaxing and staff is very welcoming and friendly, I can't wait to go back

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★★★★★

I am not a type of person to write review. But after reading some of the negative reviews I was compelled to write. I have been going to this place for over two year for both waxing and facials. It is by far the highest quality, most professional skin care service I have ever had. The facials here are superb. I would say that they are the best I have ever had, and I've tried several high-end places in several different cities. For years, I had been suffering with acne. In addition, I have sensitive skin too. So I am very limited to what I can use. Their organic facials are the only ones that agree with my skin. After I started their deep pore cleaning facials my skin has never looked healthier.
Finally, I adore the products and the whole environment is so inviting and relaxing and staff is very welcoming and friendly, I can't wait to go back

Pros: very skilled services, products

Cons: limited facilities, no locker rooms

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Went to Violet while on a "me" vacation in Boston...it was awful.

Walking in, the place wreaked of CAT. It was completely overpowering. I am higly allergic so I asked the receptionist if they had a company pet and she looked at me like I had 3 heads.

I started off with a massage which was nice, but while I specified to work on my very sore back, my arms and calves were rubbed for the better part of the hour. On to the facial, still smelling like a cats litter box, almost no extractions were done and then only one cream was put on my face for 10 minutes. She proceeded to rub my face (massage?) and neck even though I had just had a 60 minute massage. I've had several facials in my native NY and a lot more goes into it thn one layer of gooo.

It wasn't a terrible experience, but it was a total waste of money. Not sure what everyone else on this board is raving about.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to Violet while on a "me" vacation in Boston...it was awful.

Walking in, the place wreaked of CAT. It was completely overpowering. I am higly allergic so I asked the receptionist if they had a company pet and she looked at me like I had 3 heads.

I started off with a massage which was nice, but while I specified to work on my very sore back, my arms and calves were rubbed for the better part of the hour. On to the facial, still smelling like a cats litter box, almost no extractions were done and then only one cream was put on my face for 10 minutes. She proceeded to rub my face (massage?) and neck even though I had just had a 60 minute massage. I've had several facials in my native NY and a lot more goes into it thn one layer of gooo.

It wasn't a terrible experience, but it was a total waste of money. Not sure what everyone else on this board is raving about.

Pros: (none)

Cons: Smells like a litter box, no skill, NOT RELAXING

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Violet takes a personal interest in your skincare and overall well-being. Her facials are customized and she targets problem areas and you leave looking better than ever. Brow shaping is the best and I have been to many salons in Miami and New York . I have to admit, I've heard from many different people who have had facials in other spas, and they're skin came out red, blotchy, and they couldn't go out the next day. I had the facial done at around 6 p.m. and went home got changed and went out that same night. My face looked radiant, clean, I felt great. I got compliments from everyone that night. It was amazing! I absolutely recommend this place!!

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★★★★★

Violet takes a personal interest in your skincare and overall well-being. Her facials are customized and she targets problem areas and you leave looking better than ever. Brow shaping is the best and I have been to many salons in Miami and New York . I have to admit, I've heard from many different people who have had facials in other spas, and they're skin came out red, blotchy, and they couldn't go out the next day. I had the facial done at around 6 p.m. and went home got changed and went out that same night. My face looked radiant, clean, I felt great. I got compliments from everyone that night. It was amazing! I absolutely recommend this place!!

Pros: products they use, great facials

Cons: a bit pricey

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The facials here are the best ones I have ever gotten. I religiously go once a month. I always get Violet, who has hands like an angel but was pleasantly surprised to learn that all staff here are just as great, as there are trained with Violet . Your face afterwards is never red or irritated. I also get my eyebrows waxed, also incredible and unmatched. I would not go anywhere else! Just walking into Violet, with its calming atmosphere, gorgeous european decor and wonderful, friendly staff makes me breath a bit easier. I find no pressure there at all, just pure comfort and nurturing. Facials there saturate my senses with scents of flowers that linger for hours and hours. I always leave feeling outrageously spoiled, as if I had been given extra special attention, an amazing birthday present. Seriously, I have never had a bad experience at this spa, and in all honesty consider it to be the best in Boston.

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★★★★★

The facials here are the best ones I have ever gotten. I religiously go once a month. I always get Violet, who has hands like an angel but was pleasantly surprised to learn that all staff here are just as great, as there are trained with Violet . Your face afterwards is never red or irritated. I also get my eyebrows waxed, also incredible and unmatched. I would not go anywhere else! Just walking into Violet, with its calming atmosphere, gorgeous european decor and wonderful, friendly staff makes me breath a bit easier. I find no pressure there at all, just pure comfort and nurturing. Facials there saturate my senses with scents of flowers that linger for hours and hours. I always leave feeling outrageously spoiled, as if I had been given extra special attention, an amazing birthday present. Seriously, I have never had a bad experience at this spa, and in all honesty consider it to be the best in Boston.

Pros: experienced staff, atmosphere

Cons: none that I can think of

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1. The MOLD SMELL is so strong the secound yoiu walk through the door it smacks you in the face (really relaxing)
2. The FLys fly into your in the face when your waiting for your service.
3. The girl at the desk was sweet wearing a purple frilly dress but seemed stressed and disorganized.
4. I finally got to my facial and the towels they were using were stained and raggy.
5. The facial was good except for all the oil they used and it was all over my hair.
6. The Waxing experience wasn't bad except Karin the girl I went to before wasn't there so I had a new girl who was nervous and burnt me a few times. I would love to have had Karin shes amazing!
7. Price OVER PRICED!

Sorry but these are serious issues that they need to address and fix if they want to have happy customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

1. The MOLD SMELL is so strong the secound yoiu walk through the door it smacks you in the face (really relaxing)
2. The FLys fly into your in the face when your waiting for your service.
3. The girl at the desk was sweet wearing a purple frilly dress but seemed stressed and disorganized.
4. I finally got to my facial and the towels they were using were stained and raggy.
5. The facial was good except for all the oil they used and it was all over my hair.
6. The Waxing experience wasn't bad except Karin the girl I went to before wasn't there so I had a new girl who was nervous and burnt me a few times. I would love to have had Karin shes amazing!
7. Price OVER PRICED!

Sorry but these are serious issues that they need to address and fix if they want to have happy customers.

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

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Violet is the only place I will go for a bikini wax. They are so skilled, that it almost doesn't hurt. Love the ambience as well.

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★★★★★

Violet is the only place I will go for a bikini wax. They are so skilled, that it almost doesn't hurt. Love the ambience as well.

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The esthetician was so rough and barely said one word during the process- never have I felt pain before and she did a really shoddy job.

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★☆☆☆☆

The esthetician was so rough and barely said one word during the process- never have I felt pain before and she did a really shoddy job.

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This was an amazing experience. From the atmosphere to the approachable, friendly people who worked there, I felt comfortable and pampered at the same time. Violet is certainly an expert in her craft (eyebrows), and the brazilian wax was the least painful that I have ever had (and I've been waxing for 4 years). But by far the best part was the facial--Galyna K was my esthetician. GREAT accompanying massage, perfect service, and soooo relaxing. I would recommend this to anyone who wants the upscale treatment of a Newbury spa combined with the friendly good-natured personality of a local joint.

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★★★★★

This was an amazing experience. From the atmosphere to the approachable, friendly people who worked there, I felt comfortable and pampered at the same time. Violet is certainly an expert in her craft (eyebrows), and the brazilian wax was the least painful that I have ever had (and I've been waxing for 4 years). But by far the best part was the facial--Galyna K was my esthetician. GREAT accompanying massage, perfect service, and soooo relaxing. I would recommend this to anyone who wants the upscale treatment of a Newbury spa combined with the friendly good-natured personality of a local joint.

Pros: ambience, skill, friendliness

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I have been going to see Karen for over 2 years and i am really ashamed that i have not written a review before until now. You are truly the best when it comes to waxing my bikini or especially the full brazilian. I don't have not had regrowth for one month and i never suffer from irritation, bumps, or ingrown hairs. The process itself is not painful. Your hands Karen, truly gifted. Thank you!

When you go to Karen you will want to come back for more.
I highly recommend her.

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I have been going to see Karen for over 2 years and i am really ashamed that i have not written a review before until now. You are truly the best when it comes to waxing my bikini or especially the full brazilian. I don't have not had regrowth for one month and i never suffer from irritation, bumps, or ingrown hairs. The process itself is not painful. Your hands Karen, truly gifted. Thank you!

When you go to Karen you will want to come back for more.
I highly recommend her.

Pros: Good atmosphere and expirience.

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I've been a previous regular at Bella Sante, Elizabeth Arden, and most recently, Exhale -- and Violet is the best spa I've been to. I've been going now for over a year, and had waxing and facials, both are wonderful. The products are the best I've ever used, and a fraction of what other spas charge for their chemically-harsh products. My skin was a mess when I started going to Violet, thanks to poor advice after a year of going to Exhale, and Violet fixed my skin within just a couple of weeks of using her products. The ambience is not the lavish ambience you may find at larger, chain spas -- but it's charming, clean and very relaxing.

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I've been a previous regular at Bella Sante, Elizabeth Arden, and most recently, Exhale -- and Violet is the best spa I've been to. I've been going now for over a year, and had waxing and facials, both are wonderful. The products are the best I've ever used, and a fraction of what other spas charge for their chemically-harsh products. My skin was a mess when I started going to Violet, thanks to poor advice after a year of going to Exhale, and Violet fixed my skin within just a couple of weeks of using her products. The ambience is not the lavish ambience you may find at larger, chain spas -- but it's charming, clean and very relaxing.

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I have never written a review on this site but I felt like I needed to on this one. I went to Violet a few months ago and I have to say that I was pretty disappointed. That being said there are some good things about it such as the location and I didn't experience rude staff like some of the other reviewers have mentioned but all in all, there is nothing special about Violet in my opinion. The space is under street level and looks like a cramped Beacon Hill apartment that was hastily decorated but there is nothing glamours or soothing about it. I felt more like I was at friends house for an old school "beauty night". I got one of the scrubs which was fine but again, I wasn't all that impressed and didn't feel like it was worth the money. I could have gone to Sephora, bought one of their scrubs and done the same thing myself. I also did one of the facials and it was okay, but again, nothing special. I am not a spa snob or anything and I go probably more than the regular gal but it isn't a weekly occurence but when I go I am not afraid to spend the money to get special treatment or to feel totally relaxed when I leave...not the case here. My adivce would be to go somewhere else..I like Melt.

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I have never written a review on this site but I felt like I needed to on this one. I went to Violet a few months ago and I have to say that I was pretty disappointed. That being said there are some good things about it such as the location and I didn't experience rude staff like some of the other reviewers have mentioned but all in all, there is nothing special about Violet in my opinion. The space is under street level and looks like a cramped Beacon Hill apartment that was hastily decorated but there is nothing glamours or soothing about it. I felt more like I was at friends house for an old school "beauty night". I got one of the scrubs which was fine but again, I wasn't all that impressed and didn't feel like it was worth the money. I could have gone to Sephora, bought one of their scrubs and done the same thing myself. I also did one of the facials and it was okay, but again, nothing special. I am not a spa snob or anything and I go probably more than the regular gal but it isn't a weekly occurence but when I go I am not afraid to spend the money to get special treatment or to feel totally relaxed when I leave...not the case here. My adivce would be to go somewhere else..I like Melt.

Pros: convenient spot and accomodated me last minute

Cons: ambiance and treatments were average or below

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Last week I went to Violet Spa for a brazilian wax before my vacation, and I have to say it was the best waxing experience I have ever had. Milena's touch was the best! She was so gentle and made me feel so calm that I didn't feel a thing. I honestly never thought that a brazilian wax could accually be relaxing untill I had Milena... And I am addicted to the apricot scrub that she has recommended for me.

IT WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE,
I WILL DEFFINETLY BE BACK SOON!

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Last week I went to Violet Spa for a brazilian wax before my vacation, and I have to say it was the best waxing experience I have ever had. Milena's touch was the best! She was so gentle and made me feel so calm that I didn't feel a thing. I honestly never thought that a brazilian wax could accually be relaxing untill I had Milena... And I am addicted to the apricot scrub that she has recommended for me.

IT WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE,
I WILL DEFFINETLY BE BACK SOON!

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Violet is known in Boston for incredibly transforming facials. The spa's ambiance is completely relaxing. The products are very fresh and wonderful for sensitive skin. The prices are high, but similar to other Newbury spas. If you want to try a new facial, you may find that Violet is the perfect place for you. I've never had a negative experience. Highly recommend.

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Violet is known in Boston for incredibly transforming facials. The spa's ambiance is completely relaxing. The products are very fresh and wonderful for sensitive skin. The prices are high, but similar to other Newbury spas. If you want to try a new facial, you may find that Violet is the perfect place for you. I've never had a negative experience. Highly recommend.

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I went to Violet boutique on a friend?s recommendation to have a facial by Violet. I must say it was the best facial I ever had. I grew up in NYC and have had every type of facial by every famous aesthetician. Finally Boston has someone equally as good and knowledgeable. She is a true expert in her field and the fact that she custom makes her natural products for you is where the results are evident. What people need to understand is that her facials are very result oriented and holistic. She most definitely will advice on proper diet and detox methods to treat skin from the root of its cause. Her deep cleansing facials are both luxury and effective ? an incredible experience. I can?t rave enough about the products I bought ? such an indulgence. The whole spa is gorgeous and such a welcoming and positive experience.

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I went to Violet boutique on a friend?s recommendation to have a facial by Violet. I must say it was the best facial I ever had. I grew up in NYC and have had every type of facial by every famous aesthetician. Finally Boston has someone equally as good and knowledgeable. She is a true expert in her field and the fact that she custom makes her natural products for you is where the results are evident. What people need to understand is that her facials are very result oriented and holistic. She most definitely will advice on proper diet and detox methods to treat skin from the root of its cause. Her deep cleansing facials are both luxury and effective ? an incredible experience. I can?t rave enough about the products I bought ? such an indulgence. The whole spa is gorgeous and such a welcoming and positive experience.

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I went to get the deep pore extracting facial from Violet herself and it was a terrible experience. The actual experience was stressful because it was very painful while she was extracting the blemishes, but I went along with it because I thought it would be worth it. At each visit, Violet promised that my skin would get better. After the facial my skin had marks on it for a week, then it would look clearer for one week and then the blemishes would return. This cycle continued with each facial I received and after 4 facials and using her products, MY SKIN IS WORSE!!!!!! I have had problem skin and have tried everything under the sun, so I thought I should give this a try for a few months, but I was VERY DISAPPOINTED. I regret wasting my money there and I hope you save yours!

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I went to get the deep pore extracting facial from Violet herself and it was a terrible experience. The actual experience was stressful because it was very painful while she was extracting the blemishes, but I went along with it because I thought it would be worth it. At each visit, Violet promised that my skin would get better. After the facial my skin had marks on it for a week, then it would look clearer for one week and then the blemishes would return. This cycle continued with each facial I received and after 4 facials and using her products, MY SKIN IS WORSE!!!!!! I have had problem skin and have tried everything under the sun, so I thought I should give this a try for a few months, but I was VERY DISAPPOINTED. I regret wasting my money there and I hope you save yours!

Pros: Front staff was nice

Cons: wearing the stinky flip flops that they force you to wear when you enter the spa

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I have been going to Violet more than 2 years. It is a place where you can really rest and enjoy your time. I tried to go there once a month and get a facial treatment. And I'm a very sensitive person considering not only HOW the treatment is done,but also the WAY the treatment is done. And that is my first priority in choosing the place. A few months ago, I met Galyna who did my facial for the first time. Galyna had a very calm personality. Before the facial treatment, Galyna and I talked about my facial problems and she gave me great advice. When she started the facial massage, I noticed immediately that she had a very unique way of massaging. Getting a facial massage from Galyna is "Indescribable". I have never met a person who has such an amazing and the perfect technique!! Not only will you feel the difference but you also can feel her devotion through her every tip of her fingers. After just one treatment with Galyna, I introduced my sister to Galyna.Immediately, my sister was also stunned by her techniques.Now we fight over arranging the the time with Galyna. It is the only place and the only person who can wash away my stress with her amazing facial massage. It is hard to express in words unless oneself gets an experience with Galyna. She is truly outstandingly different from any other person that I have had in my past exerience. Galyna is absolutely is the BEST!!!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Violet more than 2 years. It is a place where you can really rest and enjoy your time. I tried to go there once a month and get a facial treatment. And I'm a very sensitive person considering not only HOW the treatment is done,but also the WAY the treatment is done. And that is my first priority in choosing the place. A few months ago, I met Galyna who did my facial for the first time. Galyna had a very calm personality. Before the facial treatment, Galyna and I talked about my facial problems and she gave me great advice. When she started the facial massage, I noticed immediately that she had a very unique way of massaging. Getting a facial massage from Galyna is "Indescribable". I have never met a person who has such an amazing and the perfect technique!! Not only will you feel the difference but you also can feel her devotion through her every tip of her fingers. After just one treatment with Galyna, I introduced my sister to Galyna.Immediately, my sister was also stunned by her techniques.Now we fight over arranging the the time with Galyna. It is the only place and the only person who can wash away my stress with her amazing facial massage. It is hard to express in words unless oneself gets an experience with Galyna. She is truly outstandingly different from any other person that I have had in my past exerience. Galyna is absolutely is the BEST!!!

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I waited a few weeks to write my review because I wanted to see if my amazing glowing skin would revert back to its sad state after a few days or if the stories were true...well, I'm very pleased to report that my skin looks better than it has in ages, and it's all thanks to Galena. I went in for an herbal facial and a 30th birthday present to myself, and she was, as mentioned, not shy about calling me out about the bad eating habits she diagnosed (too much sugar, cake, processed foods etc). I agree that she a bit melodramatic - "cake is a po1son!" - however if you really think about it, cake would in fact result in severe malnutrition should one choose to eat only that day after day. However, despite the tough love at the beginning, she was gentle, and good at pleasant chatter. I found the facial soothing (after the cruel extraction, of course) and Galena charming. To be honest, all you need to do is look at Galena's incandescent complexion to see that this is a woman who knows how to take care of her skin. She just had a baby and she is positively luminous! So, I took her advice--I bought the products she recommended, and I seriously cut down on sugar (not coffee--no one can take away my coffee) and increased my fresh food consumption. My skin looks amazing three weeks later! I would highly recommend the Violet spa and Galena for facials. She may declare things in the "brook no argument" style of a Ukranian, but if you listen to what she's saying she knows what she's talking about, and really cares that everyone walks out looking beautiful and with the tools to *keep* looking beautiful.

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★★★★★

I waited a few weeks to write my review because I wanted to see if my amazing glowing skin would revert back to its sad state after a few days or if the stories were true...well, I'm very pleased to report that my skin looks better than it has in ages, and it's all thanks to Galena. I went in for an herbal facial and a 30th birthday present to myself, and she was, as mentioned, not shy about calling me out about the bad eating habits she diagnosed (too much sugar, cake, processed foods etc). I agree that she a bit melodramatic - "cake is a po1son!" - however if you really think about it, cake would in fact result in severe malnutrition should one choose to eat only that day after day. However, despite the tough love at the beginning, she was gentle, and good at pleasant chatter. I found the facial soothing (after the cruel extraction, of course) and Galena charming. To be honest, all you need to do is look at Galena's incandescent complexion to see that this is a woman who knows how to take care of her skin. She just had a baby and she is positively luminous! So, I took her advice--I bought the products she recommended, and I seriously cut down on sugar (not coffee--no one can take away my coffee) and increased my fresh food consumption. My skin looks amazing three weeks later! I would highly recommend the Violet spa and Galena for facials. She may declare things in the "brook no argument" style of a Ukranian, but if you listen to what she's saying she knows what she's talking about, and really cares that everyone walks out looking beautiful and with the tools to *keep* looking beautiful.

Pros: Skin looks brilliant

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A few weekends ago my friend and I went to Violet for facials. At the end of my facial (which was average) Galyna brought me back into the room and asked me to go onto citysearch and write a review about her. I was so taken back and found this so unproffesional it actuallly ruined my experience at Violet. I know that this is not a company policy because my my friends facialist did not request that from her. It was disappointing that a site like this that helps new people get around the city is being tampered by people in the indusrtry. What stops her from going on this site and writing reviews for herself. Seeing how many there are about her it shows that this was not the first time that she has done this...

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★☆☆☆☆

A few weekends ago my friend and I went to Violet for facials. At the end of my facial (which was average) Galyna brought me back into the room and asked me to go onto citysearch and write a review about her. I was so taken back and found this so unproffesional it actuallly ruined my experience at Violet. I know that this is not a company policy because my my friends facialist did not request that from her. It was disappointing that a site like this that helps new people get around the city is being tampered by people in the indusrtry. What stops her from going on this site and writing reviews for herself. Seeing how many there are about her it shows that this was not the first time that she has done this...

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Millena was great--best and least painful waxing I've ever had! I would definitely recomend her and will use her again!

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Millena was great--best and least painful waxing I've ever had! I would definitely recomend her and will use her again!

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The bikini and brazilian waxes at Violet's are outstanding. I first started waxing in San Francisco where my spa used stripless wax, wax without fabric strips. I find the fabric strip variety to be unbearably painfull, especially for the Brazilian. When I moved to Boston I tried several places, but all used strips and left me with terrible ingrowns and marking. I actually had to stop waxing for a year because I couldn't find anyone decent. Then I stumbled into Violet for a facial, told her of my waxing trama and scars, and she began the healing process for my damaged bikini. It has never looked better, and I don't cry through my wax anymore! Thanks to her I am brave enough to get the Brazilian once again, without fear and ingrowns. This is truly the best wax in Boston, and I've looked!

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★★★★★

The bikini and brazilian waxes at Violet's are outstanding. I first started waxing in San Francisco where my spa used stripless wax, wax without fabric strips. I find the fabric strip variety to be unbearably painfull, especially for the Brazilian. When I moved to Boston I tried several places, but all used strips and left me with terrible ingrowns and marking. I actually had to stop waxing for a year because I couldn't find anyone decent. Then I stumbled into Violet for a facial, told her of my waxing trama and scars, and she began the healing process for my damaged bikini. It has never looked better, and I don't cry through my wax anymore! Thanks to her I am brave enough to get the Brazilian once again, without fear and ingrowns. This is truly the best wax in Boston, and I've looked!

Pros: Excellent products, natural solutions, gentle and effective

Cons: Manicure overpriced.

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I looked up places to go, the naturalistic point of view attracted me to Violet. I was hestiant at first going in, I have a case of mild acne and was unsure what to expect. The atmosphere when walking in was instant relief, the music was a bit cheesy but it set the mood of relaxation after walking all over on Newbury Street. My facialist greeted me and took me into a room. She left to prep my treatment which was the Deep Cleansing Pore facial. I was able to sit in the room and just hang out for the moment. She returned and started with cleansing and the purification via steam. She started the treatment and asked the option of whether I care to be lectured about skin care from the inside, i.e. healthy eating habits to stress to hydration. I asked for her opinions which was a little over dramatic on ideas for only drinking or eating certain foods. But I did ask her opinion. She was very gently with handling my pores and kept the facial calming and relaxing. She recommended some products to use and what to avoid. A week afterwards, my face is still glowing and I am getting some remarks about my skin, for once! I did take her up on the offer of their skin care line which has made a difference with just two regular applications. I also followed her advice on the eating habits, a little adjustments of an apple in the morning and fresh fruit in general. It has made a difference Overall I was happy with my results and will be going in again soon for a monthly facial. If you don't want to face the truth of being healthy from the inside, this place might be a little dramatic for the tender at heart. But it is nice to get the lovely scent of natural herbs on your face rather than smelly chemicals.

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★★★★★

I looked up places to go, the naturalistic point of view attracted me to Violet. I was hestiant at first going in, I have a case of mild acne and was unsure what to expect. The atmosphere when walking in was instant relief, the music was a bit cheesy but it set the mood of relaxation after walking all over on Newbury Street. My facialist greeted me and took me into a room. She left to prep my treatment which was the Deep Cleansing Pore facial. I was able to sit in the room and just hang out for the moment. She returned and started with cleansing and the purification via steam. She started the treatment and asked the option of whether I care to be lectured about skin care from the inside, i.e. healthy eating habits to stress to hydration. I asked for her opinions which was a little over dramatic on ideas for only drinking or eating certain foods. But I did ask her opinion. She was very gently with handling my pores and kept the facial calming and relaxing. She recommended some products to use and what to avoid. A week afterwards, my face is still glowing and I am getting some remarks about my skin, for once! I did take her up on the offer of their skin care line which has made a difference with just two regular applications. I also followed her advice on the eating habits, a little adjustments of an apple in the morning and fresh fruit in general. It has made a difference Overall I was happy with my results and will be going in again soon for a monthly facial. If you don't want to face the truth of being healthy from the inside, this place might be a little dramatic for the tender at heart. But it is nice to get the lovely scent of natural herbs on your face rather than smelly chemicals.

Pros: One-on-one treatment with the person who will be working on you.

Cons: Expensive.

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I went to Violet last weekend and had the worst experience. I did alot of research online looking for a good place to go and I saw good reviews on this sight for facials at violet. I went to galena and she was absolutely horrible. She lectured me on my diet telling me I should only drink lemonade and not eat anything else... This girl has no idea what shes talking about!! Then her facial massage was not that spectacular ( ive had better at other spas that come less recommended) I honestly would not be surprised if she was writing these reviews herself or even having other people write them for her.. My face broke out the next day and ive never had problems with my skin. I do Not recommend going to galena for facials unless you want your skin to break out or to waste your money!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Violet last weekend and had the worst experience. I did alot of research online looking for a good place to go and I saw good reviews on this sight for facials at violet. I went to galena and she was absolutely horrible. She lectured me on my diet telling me I should only drink lemonade and not eat anything else... This girl has no idea what shes talking about!! Then her facial massage was not that spectacular ( ive had better at other spas that come less recommended) I honestly would not be surprised if she was writing these reviews herself or even having other people write them for her.. My face broke out the next day and ive never had problems with my skin. I do Not recommend going to galena for facials unless you want your skin to break out or to waste your money!!!

Cons: galena

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I have been to a number of spas throughout the country and in Boston, and I can say with certainty that this was the worst facial and massage I have ever experienced. I repeatedly had to ask the individual doing the massage to stop because she was rubbing so hard that it was making my eyes water. She did not acknowledge my requests other than "ok" and never let up. I have had deep tissue massages that were infinitely better than this one that was supposed to be just normal. I thought the facial afterwards would be better, but she was HORRIBLE at the extraction. I have never felt pain like that in any facial I have had in my life and eventually had to make her stop because I couldn't take it anymore. Talk about horrible experience - i have NO IDEA what this place received good reviews!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to a number of spas throughout the country and in Boston, and I can say with certainty that this was the worst facial and massage I have ever experienced. I repeatedly had to ask the individual doing the massage to stop because she was rubbing so hard that it was making my eyes water. She did not acknowledge my requests other than "ok" and never let up. I have had deep tissue massages that were infinitely better than this one that was supposed to be just normal. I thought the facial afterwards would be better, but she was HORRIBLE at the extraction. I have never felt pain like that in any facial I have had in my life and eventually had to make her stop because I couldn't take it anymore. Talk about horrible experience - i have NO IDEA what this place received good reviews!

Pros: Receptionist was very friendly, soothing music

Cons: bad decor (floor was filthy, scuffed), unskilled workers, made to wait 30 minutes in lobby in between treatments

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I received the herbal facial from Galyna two days ago. She is very professional and the massage was just wonderful. My skin is glowing again and very soft and smooth even after two days. She also share her experience about eating healthy to improve the skin condition which I really appreciate.

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★★★★★

I received the herbal facial from Galyna two days ago. She is very professional and the massage was just wonderful. My skin is glowing again and very soft and smooth even after two days. She also share her experience about eating healthy to improve the skin condition which I really appreciate.

Pros: Galyna

Cons: none

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she is so good at acne treatment!!
I had really bad acne and after recieving just 3 acne treament, my skin become
smooth and my acne is almost all gone!!
now i am very happy with result!!

★★★★★

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★★★★★

she is so good at acne treatment!!
I had really bad acne and after recieving just 3 acne treament, my skin become
smooth and my acne is almost all gone!!
now i am very happy with result!!

★★★★★

Pros: Galyna

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So I went to Violet last weekend to try this infamous facial by Galena and boy was i disappointed!! She left my skin extremely red and there were marks on my face that werent there to start. I also woke up the next morning with tiny red bumps all over my face. I would never recommend anyone to go to her for a facial ahe was unproffessional and was lecturing me on my diet when she has no proffesional experience in nutrition... I dont mind being taught some things about diet but not when what shes saying makes no sense at all. I came in for a facial and left with worse skin then I came in with...

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So I went to Violet last weekend to try this infamous facial by Galena and boy was i disappointed!! She left my skin extremely red and there were marks on my face that werent there to start. I also woke up the next morning with tiny red bumps all over my face. I would never recommend anyone to go to her for a facial ahe was unproffessional and was lecturing me on my diet when she has no proffesional experience in nutrition... I dont mind being taught some things about diet but not when what shes saying makes no sense at all. I came in for a facial and left with worse skin then I came in with...

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I first went to Violet's last summer in preparation for my wedding; I wanted a brazilian. I find Karen to be very professional. I'm at ease with her and she's very particular about her work. I'm a fan of the French bikini waxes with her, too.

Violet is very good with brows. Pricey, but good. She brought life to mine which got thin and badly shaped after I had them threaded by someone new. She is professional and all business.

I have yet to try their facials, but have had one 30-minute massage. It was painful, but I haven't had many Swedish massages and I knew I was tight. But I think if the girl did a truly outstanding job I would have remembered her name. I don't have any complaints, though.

I have also purchased a body scrub from there and as VIolet makes her own organic stuff, I can see why it's expensive, but it's so much that I've only bought it just the once. It's heavenly for use on areas after having been waxed and smells delicious.

I would give an extra star if just ONCE they could call to confirm any appointment I make with them--they never call. It's fine, but for that amount of money, appreciate my loyalty. And the receptionist (which i think is V's daughter) could by more pleasant. Also, although an elegant spa, I agree with other posters about the noise and I think their seating in the foyer could be much improved.

IAnd a word about the reuse of wax--I don't know if this is true, but they use sticks on you. Someone here said they use their fingers in the wax. And given how professional Violet is about creating her own stuff, would she wreck her track record and platform by reusing the very materials she takes pride in creating? If she or any of her staff read this I would hope that they'd put a stop to reusing wax immediately as it's not in good taste or safe.

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★★★★☆

I first went to Violet's last summer in preparation for my wedding; I wanted a brazilian. I find Karen to be very professional. I'm at ease with her and she's very particular about her work. I'm a fan of the French bikini waxes with her, too.

Violet is very good with brows. Pricey, but good. She brought life to mine which got thin and badly shaped after I had them threaded by someone new. She is professional and all business.

I have yet to try their facials, but have had one 30-minute massage. It was painful, but I haven't had many Swedish massages and I knew I was tight. But I think if the girl did a truly outstanding job I would have remembered her name. I don't have any complaints, though.

I have also purchased a body scrub from there and as VIolet makes her own organic stuff, I can see why it's expensive, but it's so much that I've only bought it just the once. It's heavenly for use on areas after having been waxed and smells delicious.

I would give an extra star if just ONCE they could call to confirm any appointment I make with them--they never call. It's fine, but for that amount of money, appreciate my loyalty. And the receptionist (which i think is V's daughter) could by more pleasant. Also, although an elegant spa, I agree with other posters about the noise and I think their seating in the foyer could be much improved.

IAnd a word about the reuse of wax--I don't know if this is true, but they use sticks on you. Someone here said they use their fingers in the wax. And given how professional Violet is about creating her own stuff, would she wreck her track record and platform by reusing the very materials she takes pride in creating? If she or any of her staff read this I would hope that they'd put a stop to reusing wax immediately as it's not in good taste or safe.

Pros: Karen, attention to detail, great products

Cons: Pricey (but it is Newbury St!), receptionist could be nicer, phone confirmations would be nice

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I have been going to Violets for over a year, and Galyna is AMAZING. I have had facials pretty much everywhere, and under her care my skin has never looked better. She takes the time to really look at my skin, and customizes it from there. Case in point: I went in recently for one of their pricier facials, and when Galyna looked at my skin, said that it was not the best facial for my skin, and instead did a much less expensive facial; I appreciate that she is so ethical and is focused on what is best for my skin. She knows her stuff, but does not get too preachy or push products-she makes suggestions but it is not a high pressure sale. I must admit, however, that I am a big fan of the Violet line, especially the moisturizers and masks. Galyna's facial massage is truly unbelievable, and the most relaxing thing I have every experienced. You will not regret a facial with Galyna!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Violets for over a year, and Galyna is AMAZING. I have had facials pretty much everywhere, and under her care my skin has never looked better. She takes the time to really look at my skin, and customizes it from there. Case in point: I went in recently for one of their pricier facials, and when Galyna looked at my skin, said that it was not the best facial for my skin, and instead did a much less expensive facial; I appreciate that she is so ethical and is focused on what is best for my skin. She knows her stuff, but does not get too preachy or push products-she makes suggestions but it is not a high pressure sale. I must admit, however, that I am a big fan of the Violet line, especially the moisturizers and masks. Galyna's facial massage is truly unbelievable, and the most relaxing thing I have every experienced. You will not regret a facial with Galyna!

Pros: Relaxing atmosphere, great products, wonderful staff.

Cons: The receptionist can be a bit challenging on the phone.

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I highly recommend going there for facials, but ask only for Galyana. No-one else! I heard about her facials from my girlfriend who in her turn heard from some-one else and who was absolutely blown away by her! So, I had decided to try out one day. Honestly ,i didn't like the lady on a phone who booked me, she sounded a little to cocky for me and i wasn't expecting good treatment there after booking. But i went there anyway and boy i'm glad that I did! Galyana is just incredible. I have never thought that facial can be this amazing experience! I have been in quiet few places around Boston and she is totally unique! i mean, this lady does magic with her hands and I'm not kidding! I felt like 20 year old after her facial. Not only that, she happened to know so much about health issues and skin care and gave me so many useful tips that I felt like i've got the jack-pot! I'm hooked on her now and going back to her only! I mean, i'm not the kind that sits and writes reviews all day long, but i told Galyana that I will for her, since she deserves the credits for the Violet spa! I dare you to try her facial out , you'll thank me later! and, yeah, the atmosphere there was really relaxing and very special also! The lady on the phone turned out to be much nicer in person too. So, I'll give 5 stars for her facial!

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I highly recommend going there for facials, but ask only for Galyana. No-one else! I heard about her facials from my girlfriend who in her turn heard from some-one else and who was absolutely blown away by her! So, I had decided to try out one day. Honestly ,i didn't like the lady on a phone who booked me, she sounded a little to cocky for me and i wasn't expecting good treatment there after booking. But i went there anyway and boy i'm glad that I did! Galyana is just incredible. I have never thought that facial can be this amazing experience! I have been in quiet few places around Boston and she is totally unique! i mean, this lady does magic with her hands and I'm not kidding! I felt like 20 year old after her facial. Not only that, she happened to know so much about health issues and skin care and gave me so many useful tips that I felt like i've got the jack-pot! I'm hooked on her now and going back to her only! I mean, i'm not the kind that sits and writes reviews all day long, but i told Galyana that I will for her, since she deserves the credits for the Violet spa! I dare you to try her facial out , you'll thank me later! and, yeah, the atmosphere there was really relaxing and very special also! The lady on the phone turned out to be much nicer in person too. So, I'll give 5 stars for her facial!

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I chose Violet because of the natural products, and tried the deep cleansing facial - very thorough -to say the least, each pore was cleaned to perfection and the best part - my skin was NOT even red or irritated after the treatment! She put soothing herbal mask after the pore cleansing and gave me the best hand massage ( I fell asleep during it) I have ever had - what a treat - I think it's the only place in Boston where you can experience results after facial as well as relaxation at the same time - I can't wait to go back!

The skin products I bought for home use are incredible - can't get enogh of them every day

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★★★★★

I chose Violet because of the natural products, and tried the deep cleansing facial - very thorough -to say the least, each pore was cleaned to perfection and the best part - my skin was NOT even red or irritated after the treatment! She put soothing herbal mask after the pore cleansing and gave me the best hand massage ( I fell asleep during it) I have ever had - what a treat - I think it's the only place in Boston where you can experience results after facial as well as relaxation at the same time - I can't wait to go back!

The skin products I bought for home use are incredible - can't get enogh of them every day

Pros: skill, products, ambiance, friendly staff, super clean

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I highly recommend going there for a facial. Galyne knew a lot about the products and overall health and wellness tips. I really valued her advice. She also wasn't pushy at all about buying the products from Violet, and forcing me to get anything that wouldn't be right for my skin type. I was very impressed by her and will definitely be going back again - I'm hooked!

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I highly recommend going there for a facial. Galyne knew a lot about the products and overall health and wellness tips. I really valued her advice. She also wasn't pushy at all about buying the products from Violet, and forcing me to get anything that wouldn't be right for my skin type. I was very impressed by her and will definitely be going back again - I'm hooked!

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Awash in stylish, comfortable touches (leather chairs, fresh flowers), Violet Skin Boutique provides a welcoming environment in which patrons enjoy top-notch skin and body treatments. Those looking for something a cut…

 

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