Lavinia Borcau

★★★★★
Facial and body treatments to rejuvinate the body and relax the mind, as well as waxing and nail care services.
  • 29 Harvard St

    Brookline, MA 02445

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  • 617-734-5523

About Lavinia Borcau

Hours
Mon-Thu, 9am - 8pm; Sat, 9am - 6pm

Personal Services

Personal Services
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The BEST facial ever! I had the microdermabrasion facial. It's cost was $150 and worth every penny! Even though the spa gets the a little noise from the salon side, Iriina made the room so soothing and peaceful that I didn't even hear anything but the music . My skin looks and feels great. The quality of the products and obvious education of the esthetician makes this spa special for me
I did have previuos expriences with spas but this one is oversome rooms is clean and neat ,may be i will add more stuff for decor but i don't reallly care the most important that my skin is glowing

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★★★★★

The BEST facial ever! I had the microdermabrasion facial. It's cost was $150 and worth every penny! Even though the spa gets the a little noise from the salon side, Iriina made the room so soothing and peaceful that I didn't even hear anything but the music . My skin looks and feels great. The quality of the products and obvious education of the esthetician makes this spa special for me
I did have previuos expriences with spas but this one is oversome rooms is clean and neat ,may be i will add more stuff for decor but i don't reallly care the most important that my skin is glowing

Pros: clean,friendly and welcoming stuff

Cons: parking

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I've been here 3 times now and have always been satisfied. I am not a spa person - it makes me self-conscious to sit around in a robe, reading Lucky (a whole magazine about shopping?) having people cater to my needs and look deeply into my pollution-clogged pores. Irina - makes me feel like I belong at LB spa She wellcome me with smille when we start and i do feel that i will be take off
When I leave i would like to come back
aIt's unassuming, clean, and peaceful.

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★★★★★

I've been here 3 times now and have always been satisfied. I am not a spa person - it makes me self-conscious to sit around in a robe, reading Lucky (a whole magazine about shopping?) having people cater to my needs and look deeply into my pollution-clogged pores. Irina - makes me feel like I belong at LB spa She wellcome me with smille when we start and i do feel that i will be take off
When I leave i would like to come back
aIt's unassuming, clean, and peaceful.

Pros: clean ,freandly, not pushing to sell,really listen,good know

Cons: little issues with parking ,but if you g oto the side of

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My friends have been telling me for ages to go here, and I??m so glad I finally did! The location is a welcoming little storefront in the Village, and I noticed there was a nice aroma when I walked in. Everyone was very friendly and seemed happy to be there, including the other clients, and I had a great facial with Natasha. I have been experiencing some acne problems recently, so Natasha took her time during the extractions for me, and suggested a great mask that gave me a deep clean feeling. I was very happy with how she tailored the facial to my needs. This is a place you can trust for a great facial - I highly recommend it.

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★★★★★

My friends have been telling me for ages to go here, and I??m so glad I finally did! The location is a welcoming little storefront in the Village, and I noticed there was a nice aroma when I walked in. Everyone was very friendly and seemed happy to be there, including the other clients, and I had a great facial with Natasha. I have been experiencing some acne problems recently, so Natasha took her time during the extractions for me, and suggested a great mask that gave me a deep clean feeling. I was very happy with how she tailored the facial to my needs. This is a place you can trust for a great facial - I highly recommend it.

Pros: Small & cozy feel, great facials

Cons: On-street parking only

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I decided to try one of their facials and cannot regret enough that I did, a waste of money to say the least. My esthetician was absent for at least half of my facial, which I later learned that she actually catered to another client while I was under the mask. Are you kidding me? Am I paying all that money for her to work on other client - never again!

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★☆☆☆☆

I decided to try one of their facials and cannot regret enough that I did, a waste of money to say the least. My esthetician was absent for at least half of my facial, which I later learned that she actually catered to another client while I was under the mask. Are you kidding me? Am I paying all that money for her to work on other client - never again!

Pros: none

Cons: rude staff, bad facial

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I especially recommend the seaweed facials, and the organic peel, which truly lightened/brightened/changed the quality of my skin, leaving long-lasting improvements in elasticity and tone. (My family and friends were inquiring about whether I was using a new makeup, when in fact I was wearing none.) Recently, Lavinia launched a product line. The eye cream and the 2 face creams (which I've been using alternately--day/night--are absolutely fabulous. When I go elsewhere for skin care, I'm always disappointed. Everyone who's worked on me has been very professional/knowledgeable, with the exception of Erma/Irma; just be sure you don't get her as your esthetician, and I guarantee you'll be pleased with this place. It's a real gem.

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★★★★★

I especially recommend the seaweed facials, and the organic peel, which truly lightened/brightened/changed the quality of my skin, leaving long-lasting improvements in elasticity and tone. (My family and friends were inquiring about whether I was using a new makeup, when in fact I was wearing none.) Recently, Lavinia launched a product line. The eye cream and the 2 face creams (which I've been using alternately--day/night--are absolutely fabulous. When I go elsewhere for skin care, I'm always disappointed. Everyone who's worked on me has been very professional/knowledgeable, with the exception of Erma/Irma; just be sure you don't get her as your esthetician, and I guarantee you'll be pleased with this place. It's a real gem.

Pros: expert practitioners/clean and comfortable atmosphere but no

Cons: parking in 2 nearby lots; sometimes on the street right in f

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I went to Lavinia Borcau Skin Care two days ago for the first time, and had no idea what to expect. Upon leaving, not only did I feel relaxed, but I had a higher understanding of my skin and how the skin care products I had been using were actually more harmful than helpful, because of the synthetic products used.
Lavina introduced me to her new skin care line, Lavie Organique, which uses zero synthetic products. Lavinia's skin care line is one hundred percent organic, and after just one facial using Lavie Organique products, I was sold!
Not only is this skin care product amazing, but the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable, informing me of every step of the facial that they were doing, and telling me how it positively affected my skin.
I will definitely be returning to Lavinia Borcau Skin Care in the future!

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★★★★★

I went to Lavinia Borcau Skin Care two days ago for the first time, and had no idea what to expect. Upon leaving, not only did I feel relaxed, but I had a higher understanding of my skin and how the skin care products I had been using were actually more harmful than helpful, because of the synthetic products used.
Lavina introduced me to her new skin care line, Lavie Organique, which uses zero synthetic products. Lavinia's skin care line is one hundred percent organic, and after just one facial using Lavie Organique products, I was sold!
Not only is this skin care product amazing, but the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable, informing me of every step of the facial that they were doing, and telling me how it positively affected my skin.
I will definitely be returning to Lavinia Borcau Skin Care in the future!

Pros: Lavie Organique

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Yesterday I went to Lavinia Borcau Skin Care for the first time and it was a great experience! Lavinia and her staff were incredibly attentive and were so knowledgeable and passionate about their organic products and services. Lavinia let me sample a number of products including the day cream and the face mask from her new LaVie-Organique line. The products smelled incredible and worked amazingly well.

I will definitely be going back to Lavinia Borcau Skin Care for all of my skin care needs!

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★★★★★

Yesterday I went to Lavinia Borcau Skin Care for the first time and it was a great experience! Lavinia and her staff were incredibly attentive and were so knowledgeable and passionate about their organic products and services. Lavinia let me sample a number of products including the day cream and the face mask from her new LaVie-Organique line. The products smelled incredible and worked amazingly well.

I will definitely be going back to Lavinia Borcau Skin Care for all of my skin care needs!

Pros: New organic skin care line

Cons: None!

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I started going to this salon years ago after seeing Lavinia's name on a Best of Boston list as the #1 brow waxer in town--and have been getting compliments on my eyebrows ever since. Over the years I've also had a variety of facial treatments, including microdermabrasion and organic peels. I have very sensitive skin, so I was little worried about irritation from these treatments, but there was no redness afterwards--only fresh, glowing skin. The atmosphere there is elegant and sophisticated but the staff is so friendly and unpretentious that you immediately feel at home. I've had services from Lavinia herself as well as Natasha and Irina--they are all experts at what they do. If you're looking for beauty treatments that not only makes you look great, but also feel special--this is the place!

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★★★★★

I started going to this salon years ago after seeing Lavinia's name on a Best of Boston list as the #1 brow waxer in town--and have been getting compliments on my eyebrows ever since. Over the years I've also had a variety of facial treatments, including microdermabrasion and organic peels. I have very sensitive skin, so I was little worried about irritation from these treatments, but there was no redness afterwards--only fresh, glowing skin. The atmosphere there is elegant and sophisticated but the staff is so friendly and unpretentious that you immediately feel at home. I've had services from Lavinia herself as well as Natasha and Irina--they are all experts at what they do. If you're looking for beauty treatments that not only makes you look great, but also feel special--this is the place!

Pros: highly skilled, courteous staff, great value

Cons: none

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I??m writing to share my wonderful experience at Lavinia Borcau Skincare. I was not exactly sure what to expect when I received a gift certificate for a ??spa manicure.? Well, from the moment I set foot in the place, I was treated like royalty! I was greeted immediately and made very comfortable (I was early but was soon getting my manicure.) The receptionist noticed I was looking at the skin care products in a wistful manner and gave me several samples to try before I made the purchase. And that was just the beginning.

My manicure was heavenly. As Natasha said, this was no ordinary manicure. She did a wonderful job on my dry, cuticle-laden hands and did a lot a little extras such as hot towels and wonderful aromas to name but a couple.

I have been back to Lavinia Borcau Skincare as often as my schedule allows (after all, I come all the way from Gloucester for these treatments). I have recommended this salon to all of my friends. I can??t say enough good things about Lavinia and her wonderful services.

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★★★★★

I??m writing to share my wonderful experience at Lavinia Borcau Skincare. I was not exactly sure what to expect when I received a gift certificate for a ??spa manicure.? Well, from the moment I set foot in the place, I was treated like royalty! I was greeted immediately and made very comfortable (I was early but was soon getting my manicure.) The receptionist noticed I was looking at the skin care products in a wistful manner and gave me several samples to try before I made the purchase. And that was just the beginning.

My manicure was heavenly. As Natasha said, this was no ordinary manicure. She did a wonderful job on my dry, cuticle-laden hands and did a lot a little extras such as hot towels and wonderful aromas to name but a couple.

I have been back to Lavinia Borcau Skincare as often as my schedule allows (after all, I come all the way from Gloucester for these treatments). I have recommended this salon to all of my friends. I can??t say enough good things about Lavinia and her wonderful services.

Pros: Wonderful services

Cons: Can't think of any

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i don't review spas ever, but I absolutely love this place and felt compelled! irina is great
Have been there twice and received two different signature treatments and both were fantastic. The facilities were clean with a modern Asian feel. Very relaxing. It may not look like much from the front, but once you're inside you forget that you are sitting right next to a busy freeway.
If you live in the area this is a great place to have a little relaxing get away for a few hours. It's a bit priceyfor me but I would much rather go here then say, a Burke Williams. Much more personality.
My only regret is that I can not afford to come here more often.Try Organic Peel you would lie it
enjoy

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★★★★★

i don't review spas ever, but I absolutely love this place and felt compelled! irina is great
Have been there twice and received two different signature treatments and both were fantastic. The facilities were clean with a modern Asian feel. Very relaxing. It may not look like much from the front, but once you're inside you forget that you are sitting right next to a busy freeway.
If you live in the area this is a great place to have a little relaxing get away for a few hours. It's a bit priceyfor me but I would much rather go here then say, a Burke Williams. Much more personality.
My only regret is that I can not afford to come here more often.Try Organic Peel you would lie it
enjoy

Pros: clean ,knowlegble

Cons: no parking

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Until I became a walker I would always go to Elizabeth Grady to get waxed. Thankfully, I had to find a spot in Brookline to go to and took a friend's advice to request Erma at Lavinia's. Two years later I would not trust anyone else but Erma to sculpt my brows or remove hair from the painful bikini region. Surprisingly she makes both experiences easy, enjoyable and effortless. The end result is consistently fantastic and I truly enjoy our conversations. If you are looking for a new esthetician walk into Lavinia and ask when Erma is available.

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★★★★★

Until I became a walker I would always go to Elizabeth Grady to get waxed. Thankfully, I had to find a spot in Brookline to go to and took a friend's advice to request Erma at Lavinia's. Two years later I would not trust anyone else but Erma to sculpt my brows or remove hair from the painful bikini region. Surprisingly she makes both experiences easy, enjoyable and effortless. The end result is consistently fantastic and I truly enjoy our conversations. If you are looking for a new esthetician walk into Lavinia and ask when Erma is available.

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Had an amazing massage here last week. A friend had recommended lavinia's as a reputable salon so I called for a for a massage appointment. Jessica the massage therapist is terrific, the massage room was really comfortable with a heated table and a shower in the room. Half way through the massage Jessica applied some extra heat to my back and it was so relaxing. Everything about the experience was pleasurable. I left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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★★★★★

Had an amazing massage here last week. A friend had recommended lavinia's as a reputable salon so I called for a for a massage appointment. Jessica the massage therapist is terrific, the massage room was really comfortable with a heated table and a shower in the room. Half way through the massage Jessica applied some extra heat to my back and it was so relaxing. Everything about the experience was pleasurable. I left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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When you come to a salon after a whole stressful day at work, seeing a face that's genuinely smiling at you is a great start to a wonderful feeling of relaxation ahead. I don?t know what it is, but it seems Erma is always smiling! I came in all stressed out, partially, because I was late, but there was no sign of any negative emotion on her face. She quickly brought me into the room and explained the process. I wanted facial, and she recommended in addition an organic peel. Yes, it was an extra cost, but I agreed to it, as I am not ashamed to ask how much additionally I would need to pay, and she was not hiding that either. She also explained the difference between chemical peel and organic. Let me tell you, the peel was worth the money. She did facial and all the rest, and I loved how gentle her hands were touching my skin during the massage. Being 40+, I pay attention to what happens to my skin, and I resent any harsh treatment. So, I recommend Erma for her very cheerful spirit and very professional care. Loved it!

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★★★★★

When you come to a salon after a whole stressful day at work, seeing a face that's genuinely smiling at you is a great start to a wonderful feeling of relaxation ahead. I don?t know what it is, but it seems Erma is always smiling! I came in all stressed out, partially, because I was late, but there was no sign of any negative emotion on her face. She quickly brought me into the room and explained the process. I wanted facial, and she recommended in addition an organic peel. Yes, it was an extra cost, but I agreed to it, as I am not ashamed to ask how much additionally I would need to pay, and she was not hiding that either. She also explained the difference between chemical peel and organic. Let me tell you, the peel was worth the money. She did facial and all the rest, and I loved how gentle her hands were touching my skin during the massage. Being 40+, I pay attention to what happens to my skin, and I resent any harsh treatment. So, I recommend Erma for her very cheerful spirit and very professional care. Loved it!

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IRINA IS FABULOUSE
have a bit of acne and lots of red marks from previous breakouts and want to remedy this. However I don't want to use harsh chemicals or abrasion, and most prescriptions (except for Plexion) have had not effect.

IRINA is awesome. Not only does my skin look more luminous after ONE visit, she did not give me the hard sell on her products. She offered to give me advice on products I could get from CVS if I wanted, and she discussed the different services and their costs.
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★★★★★

IRINA IS FABULOUSE
have a bit of acne and lots of red marks from previous breakouts and want to remedy this. However I don't want to use harsh chemicals or abrasion, and most prescriptions (except for Plexion) have had not effect.

IRINA is awesome. Not only does my skin look more luminous after ONE visit, she did not give me the hard sell on her products. She offered to give me advice on products I could get from CVS if I wanted, and she discussed the different services and their costs.
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My experience at this salon is the best that I have experienced in a long long time. Not only was Erma the best that I have dealt with but she was very attentive to my needs. She does the best bikini wax. Not only that but she shape my eyebrows the best that I have ever had done in any other salon. I would definitely recommend that you stop by for all your spa needs and ask for Erma.

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★★★★★

My experience at this salon is the best that I have experienced in a long long time. Not only was Erma the best that I have dealt with but she was very attentive to my needs. She does the best bikini wax. Not only that but she shape my eyebrows the best that I have ever had done in any other salon. I would definitely recommend that you stop by for all your spa needs and ask for Erma.

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On the basis of Yelp/Citysearch reviews, I scheduled a bikini wax with Erma - the wax itself was fine (not too painful, pretty thorough) but BEWARE OF DISHONEST BUSINESS PRACTICES. I scheduled a regular bikini wax and when I got into the room, Erma asked me if I wanted a Brazilian. I said no, just a regular wax and she said "oh, a high bikini wax?" and I said well, I want it somewhat high but not anything crazy (assuming, she was asking me how much I wanted taken off). When I went to pay, I was charged $45 vs. the $28 regular price because although not listed anywhere on the services sheet, a "high bikini wax" is a more expensive wax (although it wasn't any different than regular bikini waxes I've gotten elsewhere). I'm pretty positive Erma knew that I had no idea that she offering me a more expensive service...when I discussed with the person at the front desk, she was sympathetic but I still had to pay the $45. I won't be going back, but if you go, make sure they don't trick you into more expensive services.

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★☆☆☆☆

On the basis of Yelp/Citysearch reviews, I scheduled a bikini wax with Erma - the wax itself was fine (not too painful, pretty thorough) but BEWARE OF DISHONEST BUSINESS PRACTICES. I scheduled a regular bikini wax and when I got into the room, Erma asked me if I wanted a Brazilian. I said no, just a regular wax and she said "oh, a high bikini wax?" and I said well, I want it somewhat high but not anything crazy (assuming, she was asking me how much I wanted taken off). When I went to pay, I was charged $45 vs. the $28 regular price because although not listed anywhere on the services sheet, a "high bikini wax" is a more expensive wax (although it wasn't any different than regular bikini waxes I've gotten elsewhere). I'm pretty positive Erma knew that I had no idea that she offering me a more expensive service...when I discussed with the person at the front desk, she was sympathetic but I still had to pay the $45. I won't be going back, but if you go, make sure they don't trick you into more expensive services.

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went to see IRINA on the basis of review on city search
have a bit of acne and lots of red marks from previous breakouts and want to remedy this. However I don't want to use harsh chemicals or abrasion, and most prescriptions (except for Plexion) have had not effect.

IRINA is awesome. Not only does my skin look more luminous after ONE visit, she did not give me the hard sell on her products. She offered to give me advice on products I could get from CVS if I wanted, and she discussed the different services and their costs.

The red marks are still pretty vivid, however my skin tone looks miles better. I know that it will take time for them to fade, but I am hoping for the same results that Pepper H. had.

Irina is really nice and upfront. I felt very comfortable asking her lots of questions, all of which she answered and explained - which is good
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have been going to IRINA more 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 FTI met IRINA who did my facial for the first time. IRINA had a very calm personality. Before the facial treatment, IRINA 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. 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
I her every tip of her fingers. After just one treatment with IRINA, I introduced my sister to IRINA.Immediately, my sister was also stunned by her techniques.Now we fight over arranging the the time with IRINA 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 IRINA. She is truly outstandingly different from any other person that I have had in my past exerience. IRINA is absolutely is the BEST!!!

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★★★★★

went to see IRINA on the basis of review on city search
have a bit of acne and lots of red marks from previous breakouts and want to remedy this. However I don't want to use harsh chemicals or abrasion, and most prescriptions (except for Plexion) have had not effect.

IRINA is awesome. Not only does my skin look more luminous after ONE visit, she did not give me the hard sell on her products. She offered to give me advice on products I could get from CVS if I wanted, and she discussed the different services and their costs.

The red marks are still pretty vivid, however my skin tone looks miles better. I know that it will take time for them to fade, but I am hoping for the same results that Pepper H. had.

Irina is really nice and upfront. I felt very comfortable asking her lots of questions, all of which she answered and explained - which is good
NOW
have been going to IRINA more 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 FTI met IRINA who did my facial for the first time. IRINA had a very calm personality. Before the facial treatment, IRINA 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. 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
I her every tip of her fingers. After just one treatment with IRINA, I introduced my sister to IRINA.Immediately, my sister was also stunned by her techniques.Now we fight over arranging the the time with IRINA 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 IRINA. She is truly outstandingly different from any other person that I have had in my past exerience. IRINA is absolutely is the BEST!!!

Pros: some times so busy so you have to call in ADVANCE

Cons: TRY TO FIND BUT DONSN'T HAVE YET

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I am a regular to Lavinia Borcau Skin Care for brow shaping and bikini waxing. I see Erma, who is truly talented in hair removal!
Today I had an organic seaweed facial with Erma, and it was amazing. The facial was approx. 90 min, and was truly relaxing. The room was warm and quiet, and I was given a soft robe to put on . Everything smelled great, and felt great on my skin. Erma put different masks and creams on my face, and I spend time under a steam treatment. Erma gave my face and neck a nice long massage, and then applied a cool, hydrating mask, and I was so relaxed I fell asleep! Now, my skin is refreshed and hydrated, and feels so smooth!
This facial was definitely the best and most relaxing I have had! I felt truly pampered by Erma!

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★★★★★

I am a regular to Lavinia Borcau Skin Care for brow shaping and bikini waxing. I see Erma, who is truly talented in hair removal!
Today I had an organic seaweed facial with Erma, and it was amazing. The facial was approx. 90 min, and was truly relaxing. The room was warm and quiet, and I was given a soft robe to put on . Everything smelled great, and felt great on my skin. Erma put different masks and creams on my face, and I spend time under a steam treatment. Erma gave my face and neck a nice long massage, and then applied a cool, hydrating mask, and I was so relaxed I fell asleep! Now, my skin is refreshed and hydrated, and feels so smooth!
This facial was definitely the best and most relaxing I have had! I felt truly pampered by Erma!

Pros: Beautiful spa, talented staff

Cons: none

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Erma gives the best brazilian bikini wax, almost painless, very thorough and over so quickly - it cannot get any better for a less than desirable procedure! She also gives a great facial and eyebrow wax, I can actually leave the spa looking renewed not red and inflamed. I have gone to Irina also for eyebrows and was thrilled with the results. Zhanna's manicure and pedicure were great too (and I am terribly particular!) Overall, a fantastic spa to go to, the staff is super friendly,knowledgeable and professional and the salon is immaculately clean!

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★★★★★

Erma gives the best brazilian bikini wax, almost painless, very thorough and over so quickly - it cannot get any better for a less than desirable procedure! She also gives a great facial and eyebrow wax, I can actually leave the spa looking renewed not red and inflamed. I have gone to Irina also for eyebrows and was thrilled with the results. Zhanna's manicure and pedicure were great too (and I am terribly particular!) Overall, a fantastic spa to go to, the staff is super friendly,knowledgeable and professional and the salon is immaculately clean!

Pros: located in Brookline village, no need to go to Boston

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I have been going to Lavinia's for YEARS!!! I reccomend it to everyone, i can't remember walking out dissatisfied when i have gone for an appointment. Although I am a BIG fan of facials with Lavinia, I am a regular with the bazilians... I am comfortable with the process, the people and know that the facility and equipment is clean!! Although the spa is very busy and is constantly growing I have never been forgotten and always feel appreciated and welcomed as a client.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Lavinia's for YEARS!!! I reccomend it to everyone, i can't remember walking out dissatisfied when i have gone for an appointment. Although I am a BIG fan of facials with Lavinia, I am a regular with the bazilians... I am comfortable with the process, the people and know that the facility and equipment is clean!! Although the spa is very busy and is constantly growing I have never been forgotten and always feel appreciated and welcomed as a client.

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I had a wonderful, relaxing time there.When I came back for my facial The front desk remembered me as well as the girl doing the facial. IRINA is very professional and also made me feel completely comfortable and at ease. The facial was amazing and I think I even fell asleep. My skin is still soft and glowing. I will deffinatly be going back again

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★★★★★

I had a wonderful, relaxing time there.When I came back for my facial The front desk remembered me as well as the girl doing the facial. IRINA is very professional and also made me feel completely comfortable and at ease. The facial was amazing and I think I even fell asleep. My skin is still soft and glowing. I will deffinatly be going back again

Pros: hard to get

Cons: deffenetly worse it any money

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I went to see Erma at Lavinia Borcau skin care after my skin broke out. I've always had pimples but my skin got worse suddenly with constant breakouts.
I noticed a huge difference after two treatments with Erma. After a good cleaning facial and organic peel my skin looks amazing. Erma is really an expert and knows how to work with problematic skin.
I will definitely be back again and again to keep my skin looking healthy and beautiful! I also plan to bring all my friends to Erma!!

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★★★★★

I went to see Erma at Lavinia Borcau skin care after my skin broke out. I've always had pimples but my skin got worse suddenly with constant breakouts.
I noticed a huge difference after two treatments with Erma. After a good cleaning facial and organic peel my skin looks amazing. Erma is really an expert and knows how to work with problematic skin.
I will definitely be back again and again to keep my skin looking healthy and beautiful! I also plan to bring all my friends to Erma!!

Pros: Best Facials

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I have been to several salons, in Boston and Watertown, and Erma at Lavinia Borcau gives the best brazilian wax in the area. She's fast yet extremely thorough, friendly and the results are clean and painless. I will never go to anyone else for a brazilian wax again.

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★★★★★

I have been to several salons, in Boston and Watertown, and Erma at Lavinia Borcau gives the best brazilian wax in the area. She's fast yet extremely thorough, friendly and the results are clean and painless. I will never go to anyone else for a brazilian wax again.

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I love this spa. The woman who I went to see really knows what she is doing. Erma gave me the best facial I have ever had. My skin looked amazing afterwards and everyone noticed. She was very professional and knowledgeable. I'm not sure what products she used on me but I will be back to find out because it is not like anything I have ever used before. I can't say enough good things about Erma, her service and the spa. Everything was perfect and I love the results of my facial. I highly reccomend my friends to her.

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I love this spa. The woman who I went to see really knows what she is doing. Erma gave me the best facial I have ever had. My skin looked amazing afterwards and everyone noticed. She was very professional and knowledgeable. I'm not sure what products she used on me but I will be back to find out because it is not like anything I have ever used before. I can't say enough good things about Erma, her service and the spa. Everything was perfect and I love the results of my facial. I highly reccomend my friends to her.

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feel like I'm in the lap of luxury when whisked away to the private rooms for spa services, which have helped to restore the dewy skin I thought I had lost a decade ago! Irina - i meet in Spa becouse one of my friend recomended,her facials is great informative ,relaxing There's no magic, just top-notch products, selected for my skin type and lifestyle, with professional guidance on their best use. The professionalism, superior products, and friendly staff make a real find!

Pros: Service, Skill, Professionalism, Atmosphere

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★★★★★

feel like I'm in the lap of luxury when whisked away to the private rooms for spa services, which have helped to restore the dewy skin I thought I had lost a decade ago! Irina - i meet in Spa becouse one of my friend recomended,her facials is great informative ,relaxing There's no magic, just top-notch products, selected for my skin type and lifestyle, with professional guidance on their best use. The professionalism, superior products, and friendly staff make a real find!

Pros: Service, Skill, Professionalism, Atmosphere

Pros: able to understand and listen

Cons: -----

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Best SPA anywhere, BUSY on Friday nights, Great customer service) Great in time service ,have great sofisticated facial (not new to Spa,had somany facials before not even comparible with this one .Irina create frendly atmosfere that
I felt so welcome like she knows me for long .Thanks to the foks for previous reviews it is really helps.Will be back AGAIN

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★★★★★

Best SPA anywhere, BUSY on Friday nights, Great customer service) Great in time service ,have great sofisticated facial (not new to Spa,had somany facials before not even comparible with this one .Irina create frendly atmosfere that
I felt so welcome like she knows me for long .Thanks to the foks for previous reviews it is really helps.Will be back AGAIN

Pros: Clean ,neat ,know what she is doing

Cons: Music,some times hard to get appt

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I love the wax that it used at Lavinia's. It is as painless as possible. Erma does the most amazing brazilian bikini waxes. I have also been to Erma on numerous occasions for facials and she is fantastic. My skin always glows and feels great. She is gentle, friendly and highly experienced not to menion professional. I have also visited some of the other ladies and I love them all. This is my go to spa!

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★★★★★

I love the wax that it used at Lavinia's. It is as painless as possible. Erma does the most amazing brazilian bikini waxes. I have also been to Erma on numerous occasions for facials and she is fantastic. My skin always glows and feels great. She is gentle, friendly and highly experienced not to menion professional. I have also visited some of the other ladies and I love them all. This is my go to spa!

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I read a review about Zhanna's manicures and pedicures last week. So I decided to come in and try it out because I was a little skeptical after trying to get a great manicure for years. Well, it is true what that review said and I am impressed by Zhanna. You know how when you meet a talented person who is a truly decent human being and you connect? Well that is how I felt after my half hour appointment with Zhanna. My nails look great...the difference is amazing.

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★★★★★

I read a review about Zhanna's manicures and pedicures last week. So I decided to come in and try it out because I was a little skeptical after trying to get a great manicure for years. Well, it is true what that review said and I am impressed by Zhanna. You know how when you meet a talented person who is a truly decent human being and you connect? Well that is how I felt after my half hour appointment with Zhanna. My nails look great...the difference is amazing.

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I heard Zhanna (manicures and pedicures) left Lavinia Borcau, but I did not know where she went until I found her at Joi Salon at 2 Atlantic Avenue in Boston. She is there Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and you can call for your appointment 617-723-6630.

I am so glad I found her!

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★★★★★

I heard Zhanna (manicures and pedicures) left Lavinia Borcau, but I did not know where she went until I found her at Joi Salon at 2 Atlantic Avenue in Boston. She is there Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and you can call for your appointment 617-723-6630.

I am so glad I found her!

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This skin care spa in Brookline is well worth the short commute from downtown Boston. Erma is a total professional, and performs a quick and painless bikini wax, better than any I've ever had! And Lavinia, the owner, gives a great facial and will recommend a unique skin care plan for any type of skin.

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★★★★★

This skin care spa in Brookline is well worth the short commute from downtown Boston. Erma is a total professional, and performs a quick and painless bikini wax, better than any I've ever had! And Lavinia, the owner, gives a great facial and will recommend a unique skin care plan for any type of skin.

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Since I first started going to see Erma at Lavinia about 2 yrs ago I have sent at least 10 people to her. She does the quickest, most painless, and most thorough Brazilian wax anywhere (not to mention the friendly and helpful service by everyone in the salon). Everyone I have sent has had the most positive experience and prefer this salon to those on Newbury St. They are fantastic about last-minute appointments - I just can't say enough wonderful things!

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★★★★★

Since I first started going to see Erma at Lavinia about 2 yrs ago I have sent at least 10 people to her. She does the quickest, most painless, and most thorough Brazilian wax anywhere (not to mention the friendly and helpful service by everyone in the salon). Everyone I have sent has had the most positive experience and prefer this salon to those on Newbury St. They are fantastic about last-minute appointments - I just can't say enough wonderful things!

Pros: last minute appointments, friendly staff, excellent skill

Cons: prices went up recently

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i purchased a facial for my girlfriend and really wanted to get her something nice and book her with Irina/iriena (brown hair)not sure how to correctly spell her name . Emerge was everything it promised, The facial was for an hour and a half and she had a wonderful experience. I must admit, she looked fantastic afterwards. After that i did send my mom gift sertificate it is also was great ,my mom really addicted to it .I Just thnaks to the people with reviews below for rigth person
Thhnaks a lot

My aesthetician on newbury st left and they would not give me her contact info so i was forced to look for another salon. I had a friend recommend to me Lavinia bURCOW
time ago so I gave them a call. I met their Aesthetician IRINA and let me tell you, she is awsome! She's excellent at waxing, very friendly, and very professional. The whole procedure was quick, painless and the results were awesome! I would recommend her to everyone just as my friend did to me. IRINA gets 5 stars and she will be seeing me regularly from now on.

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★★★★★

i purchased a facial for my girlfriend and really wanted to get her something nice and book her with Irina/iriena (brown hair)not sure how to correctly spell her name . Emerge was everything it promised, The facial was for an hour and a half and she had a wonderful experience. I must admit, she looked fantastic afterwards. After that i did send my mom gift sertificate it is also was great ,my mom really addicted to it .I Just thnaks to the people with reviews below for rigth person
Thhnaks a lot

My aesthetician on newbury st left and they would not give me her contact info so i was forced to look for another salon. I had a friend recommend to me Lavinia bURCOW
time ago so I gave them a call. I met their Aesthetician IRINA and let me tell you, she is awsome! She's excellent at waxing, very friendly, and very professional. The whole procedure was quick, painless and the results were awesome! I would recommend her to everyone just as my friend did to me. IRINA gets 5 stars and she will be seeing me regularly from now on.

Pros: +++

Cons: DO NOT LOOK FOR CONS ,I THINK BECOUSE CAN NOT FIND ONE

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Erma is Fantastic!
I started seeing her a year ago and I wont go to anyone else.
My skin looks great and my brows are always perfect.
My friend recommended me to get a facial and an eyebrow wax with Erma. My friend sure was right.
It was unbelievable facial and I would recommend anyone to go there. Erma has an amazing touch along with a great personality.My eye brow wax was great too. I told Erma the shape I wanted and they came out perfect. I can't say enough about my visit at Lavinia Borcau salon.Thanks to Erma.

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★★★★★

Erma is Fantastic!
I started seeing her a year ago and I wont go to anyone else.
My skin looks great and my brows are always perfect.
My friend recommended me to get a facial and an eyebrow wax with Erma. My friend sure was right.
It was unbelievable facial and I would recommend anyone to go there. Erma has an amazing touch along with a great personality.My eye brow wax was great too. I told Erma the shape I wanted and they came out perfect. I can't say enough about my visit at Lavinia Borcau salon.Thanks to Erma.

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I am addicted to facials at Lavinia Borcau Skincare. I used to go to a dermatologist for my problematic skin. One facial at Lavinia Borcau had me hooked, and I've traded in my monthly dermatologist visit for a monthly facial at Lavinia's. My skin has never looked better!!! I usually go for the deep pore cleansing facial, but every now and then, when I want a special treat, I go for the organic peel or facial. There's only one word to describe these organic treatments... AMAZING! After a relaxing 2-hour session, I leave the treatment room and am always amazed by the face I see back in the mirror. Fresh, clean, glowing skin - I don't know what yummy-smelling concoctions are applied to my face during my facial, but the result is truly a miracle. Lavinia Borcau has become my go-to spa for anything from facials to anti-cellulite treatments to bikini and eye brow waxing. I've always been pleased by Lavinia's sweet, accomodating staff, the assortment of interesting Eastern Euorpean treatments, and the nothing-short-of-amazing results. I recommend this spa to everyone I know.

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★★★★★

I am addicted to facials at Lavinia Borcau Skincare. I used to go to a dermatologist for my problematic skin. One facial at Lavinia Borcau had me hooked, and I've traded in my monthly dermatologist visit for a monthly facial at Lavinia's. My skin has never looked better!!! I usually go for the deep pore cleansing facial, but every now and then, when I want a special treat, I go for the organic peel or facial. There's only one word to describe these organic treatments... AMAZING! After a relaxing 2-hour session, I leave the treatment room and am always amazed by the face I see back in the mirror. Fresh, clean, glowing skin - I don't know what yummy-smelling concoctions are applied to my face during my facial, but the result is truly a miracle. Lavinia Borcau has become my go-to spa for anything from facials to anti-cellulite treatments to bikini and eye brow waxing. I've always been pleased by Lavinia's sweet, accomodating staff, the assortment of interesting Eastern Euorpean treatments, and the nothing-short-of-amazing results. I recommend this spa to everyone I know.

Pros: Highly skilled and pleasant staff; Wide variety of treatments; AMAZING Results

Cons: Does not have the fluffy atmosphere of Newbury spas - the focus is on the quality of the treatments

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This is a great spot for facials- Irina is the best! When I leave my skin feels brand new and my worry lines have disappeared, even if only momentarily... I tried the organic peel once (after much insistence that it would work wonders) and it was a nightmare- very painful- which they didn't warn me about. I won't be going back for another of those! For facials, though, it's the best place I've found.

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★★★★☆

This is a great spot for facials- Irina is the best! When I leave my skin feels brand new and my worry lines have disappeared, even if only momentarily... I tried the organic peel once (after much insistence that it would work wonders) and it was a nightmare- very painful- which they didn't warn me about. I won't be going back for another of those! For facials, though, it's the best place I've found.

Pros: Irina's facials, easy to get appointments

Cons: pressure to buy products

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HNAKS A LOT FOR RECOMENDATION I DID GO TO IRINA AND SHE WAS GREATTHAKS AGAIN
RELAXING EXPIRIENCES WILL COME BACK

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★★★★☆

HNAKS A LOT FOR RECOMENDATION I DID GO TO IRINA AND SHE WAS GREATTHAKS AGAIN
RELAXING EXPIRIENCES WILL COME BACK

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Great customer service,really love it ,have your recomendation have facial with Irinawill come back again

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★★★★★

Great customer service,really love it ,have your recomendation have facial with Irinawill come back again

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great facial with irina ,very intelegent.knowlegble
Great sence of humor even english her second lang.

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★★★★★

great facial with irina ,very intelegent.knowlegble
Great sence of humor even english her second lang.

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