Elite Day Spa

★★★★☆
  • 24 W 39th St

    New York, NY 10018

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  • 212-730-2100

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Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 11am-5pm, Mon-Fri: 11am-7pm

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I specially made my account on this website only to write a review for this place. I've been to Elite Day Spa several times for brazilian wax. Mostly my waxer was Adrianna who is absolutely wonderful. She always makes me feel very

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I specially made my account on this website only to write a review for this place. I've been to Elite Day Spa several times for brazilian wax. Mostly my waxer was Adrianna who is absolutely wonderful. She always makes me feel very

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I have been going to Elite for 7 yrs and have been seeing Elizabeth for the last 5 yrs. She does a wonderful job and makes you feel very comfortable. She is very good and quick but also friendly (talking when you want to talk, not talking when you do not want to talk). I would highly recommend Elizabeth to any friend and I would follow her anywhere, even if I had to pay a little more.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Elite for 7 yrs and have been seeing Elizabeth for the last 5 yrs. She does a wonderful job and makes you feel very comfortable. She is very good and quick but also friendly (talking when you want to talk, not talking when you do not want to talk). I would highly recommend Elizabeth to any friend and I would follow her anywhere, even if I had to pay a little more.

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I've been going to Adrianna for years and think she's great. She's not a talker, true; but she's caring and superefficient and, most important, painless. She does as thorough a waxing as Elizabeth Arden where I used to go at 1/3 of the price and 1/3 of the time. When I was working in midtown, I was able to dash in at lunchtime and get a full leg and bikini and return to work in an hour; it was great. Now, I still go out of my way to see her.

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★★★★☆

I've been going to Adrianna for years and think she's great. She's not a talker, true; but she's caring and superefficient and, most important, painless. She does as thorough a waxing as Elizabeth Arden where I used to go at 1/3 of the price and 1/3 of the time. When I was working in midtown, I was able to dash in at lunchtime and get a full leg and bikini and return to work in an hour; it was great. Now, I still go out of my way to see her.

Pros: superfast, friendly

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In the past Ive usually seen Angela who is quick, quiet, and precise. Mara is a perfectionist who will not push or trick you into getting additional services but a little sloppy and unsanitary, and Adriana is a nut with decent skills. Adriana is a hustler. So if your not strong minded beware. The last time I went to her for underarms she told me my brows need touching up and asked me if it was okay for her to wax the top brow. After she did the top she then tells me that she wants to clean up the bottom and proceeds to wax the bottom yadi yadi yada I get to the register to find I'm being charged for an $18.00 brow waxing when she only removed like 6 brow hairs total from my brows(I have very sparse eyebrows that I can shape by tweezing once a month). Angela is very good but sometimes rude I ve seen her the most of all the girls and everytime I go for a leg wax she tries to press me to get a brazillian even though every time I explain my skin is way too sensitive to handle that kind of hard core hair removal. She then rolls her eyes in disgust and after our last session Ive refused to see her anymore. Mara is sweet but the most unsanitary of the three. Speaking of unsanitary the rooms are disgusting btw and over the years have gotten worse and worse. Theres a lot of double dipping and I swear Adriana uses the same stick all day on everyone(maybe all week). All in all the waxing is decent and so are the prices for the city and thats why I have put up with the other stuff over the last three years but after my last appt. I decided its just not worth it anymore...I'm gonna try Jeniette downtown as they come highly reccomended by a friend. I give this place three stars one for each of the ladies Ive seen. Good riddens elite!

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★★★☆☆

In the past Ive usually seen Angela who is quick, quiet, and precise. Mara is a perfectionist who will not push or trick you into getting additional services but a little sloppy and unsanitary, and Adriana is a nut with decent skills. Adriana is a hustler. So if your not strong minded beware. The last time I went to her for underarms she told me my brows need touching up and asked me if it was okay for her to wax the top brow. After she did the top she then tells me that she wants to clean up the bottom and proceeds to wax the bottom yadi yadi yada I get to the register to find I'm being charged for an $18.00 brow waxing when she only removed like 6 brow hairs total from my brows(I have very sparse eyebrows that I can shape by tweezing once a month). Angela is very good but sometimes rude I ve seen her the most of all the girls and everytime I go for a leg wax she tries to press me to get a brazillian even though every time I explain my skin is way too sensitive to handle that kind of hard core hair removal. She then rolls her eyes in disgust and after our last session Ive refused to see her anymore. Mara is sweet but the most unsanitary of the three. Speaking of unsanitary the rooms are disgusting btw and over the years have gotten worse and worse. Theres a lot of double dipping and I swear Adriana uses the same stick all day on everyone(maybe all week). All in all the waxing is decent and so are the prices for the city and thats why I have put up with the other stuff over the last three years but after my last appt. I decided its just not worth it anymore...I'm gonna try Jeniette downtown as they come highly reccomended by a friend. I give this place three stars one for each of the ladies Ive seen. Good riddens elite!

Pros: Decent wax

Cons: Unclean waxing rooms, Pushy ladies

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Its just a huge disappointment to know these ladies know how to do their job of waxing but don't care for cleanliness. Its just plain disgusting. I really hope some sort of authority comes to their place and straightens them out, there is no reason to be cheap on keeping the wax rooms clean, using different sticks, and not double dipping! I've also witnessed most all the ladies NOT washing their hands BEFORE or AFTER waxing someone! The only pro I can give them is that they do a decent job, but its so not clean and seeing them double dip as you are laying there, makes you not appreciate their service at all.

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★☆☆☆☆

Its just a huge disappointment to know these ladies know how to do their job of waxing but don't care for cleanliness. Its just plain disgusting. I really hope some sort of authority comes to their place and straightens them out, there is no reason to be cheap on keeping the wax rooms clean, using different sticks, and not double dipping! I've also witnessed most all the ladies NOT washing their hands BEFORE or AFTER waxing someone! The only pro I can give them is that they do a decent job, but its so not clean and seeing them double dip as you are laying there, makes you not appreciate their service at all.

Pros: Quick and does a good job on waxing

Cons: Gross Double Dipping

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I have been searching for a good facialist for a long time!! Adrianna at Elite day spa is by far the best I have gone to. She gave me the best facial which included a wonderful and relaxing facial massage,a precise extraction of all my blackheads, and a great mask. Some people speed through that, but she took her time and explained the products she was using. My face was glowing afterwards and wasnt splotchy or red, I felt brand new!!! I definitely recommend Elite Day Spa, they also do waxing, mani's and pedi's and massages there, but if you go in for a facial ask for ADRIANNA!

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★★★★★

I have been searching for a good facialist for a long time!! Adrianna at Elite day spa is by far the best I have gone to. She gave me the best facial which included a wonderful and relaxing facial massage,a precise extraction of all my blackheads, and a great mask. Some people speed through that, but she took her time and explained the products she was using. My face was glowing afterwards and wasnt splotchy or red, I felt brand new!!! I definitely recommend Elite Day Spa, they also do waxing, mani's and pedi's and massages there, but if you go in for a facial ask for ADRIANNA!

Pros: Cute Place/ Nice People/Affordable

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I am shocked and appalled that anyone could have anything negative to say about Elite Day Spa. Not only are the employees kind, caring, and compassionate, but the aura of the spa is impeccable. I always leave with a glow and smile on my face (and no, it's not just because they give amazing facials!) From manicures to massages to the bikini waxes, the prices and the technique are incredible...I am always satisfied (and my mother and I have been seeing Mara for over 25 years!)

...in fact, I was recently contacted by a modeling agency as they were interested in finding an eye model. I have blue eyes and eyebrows identical to Brooke Shields. They asked how I keep up that look...I said it wasn't natural. Mara is my secret!

I highly highly highly recommend this Day Spa and if you think otherwise, maybe you need a wake up call...you will not find another place like this one!

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★★★★★

I am shocked and appalled that anyone could have anything negative to say about Elite Day Spa. Not only are the employees kind, caring, and compassionate, but the aura of the spa is impeccable. I always leave with a glow and smile on my face (and no, it's not just because they give amazing facials!) From manicures to massages to the bikini waxes, the prices and the technique are incredible...I am always satisfied (and my mother and I have been seeing Mara for over 25 years!)

...in fact, I was recently contacted by a modeling agency as they were interested in finding an eye model. I have blue eyes and eyebrows identical to Brooke Shields. They asked how I keep up that look...I said it wasn't natural. Mara is my secret!

I highly highly highly recommend this Day Spa and if you think otherwise, maybe you need a wake up call...you will not find another place like this one!

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There is nothing better than an experience at Elite Day Spa. The place is conveniently located, CLEAN!!!, with an incredibly friendly staff. No where else have I actually had a positive experience with a bikini wax.

Mara is the BEST EVER. She is the first person I've ever gone to for waxing and will be the last! Mara waxes you quickly, but even more importantly, does a GREAT JOB. She pays close attention and doesn't rush the experience.

If you are looking for a pedi/mani, go to Elizabeth! She will make the process incredibly relaxing and spend a lot of time making your nails look perfect!

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★★★★★

There is nothing better than an experience at Elite Day Spa. The place is conveniently located, CLEAN!!!, with an incredibly friendly staff. No where else have I actually had a positive experience with a bikini wax.

Mara is the BEST EVER. She is the first person I've ever gone to for waxing and will be the last! Mara waxes you quickly, but even more importantly, does a GREAT JOB. She pays close attention and doesn't rush the experience.

If you are looking for a pedi/mani, go to Elizabeth! She will make the process incredibly relaxing and spend a lot of time making your nails look perfect!

Pros: Fast and Thorough, Friendly Staff, Reliable

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wow! I just had an appointment at this spa. I had an amazing experience! I got an electrolysis with lily and she was FANTASTIC! it couldn't have gone by better! I came in with 10 hairs and left with 0! My friend had an appointment with Tamara yesterday. She got a french bikini wax, and she said that it was the best one yet! I recommend this place to everyone! It is very good! It is very cosy and comfortable!

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★★★★★

wow! I just had an appointment at this spa. I had an amazing experience! I got an electrolysis with lily and she was FANTASTIC! it couldn't have gone by better! I came in with 10 hairs and left with 0! My friend had an appointment with Tamara yesterday. She got a french bikini wax, and she said that it was the best one yet! I recommend this place to everyone! It is very good! It is very cosy and comfortable!

Pros: Very nice place with very nice people.

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The Spa is in desperate need of renovation. My recommendation to Mara, the owner ,is : Listen to your clients and solve the problems or people will go someplace else. The nail dryers are extremely old and rusty. There is no place to dry your nails other than the staff table, if they are busy you end up on the couch.The couch is very uncomfortable since the table in front of it is too low and you have to hunch over it. Mara knows that,and seems to play the fool when clients complaint. The toilet seat in the bathroom is disgusting, old and worn out. But the most scary and dramatic situation is that the Russian lady Lily does not sterilize her instruments amid advice from others to do so. Those who go with her, just take a look. Mara also knows this ,and does nothing about it. Lily is not only putting her clients at risk, but also, she talks about her private life to clients who don't want to hear it, and she is very bad tempered and unprofessional. Tamara is also unprofessional, I have witnessed the way she talks to clients. Ingrid the receptionist is a very nice girl, but sometimes is rude to some clients or does not coordinate the time of the appointments correctly and people wait for a long time. Not everybody has a magnifier lens to do eyebrows and they do a lousy job. Concerning the wax rooms, they are not extremely clean and YES they double-dip and use the same stick with several clients. Why is it so hard for Mara to take advice and improve the Spa? In general the staff is very friendly and prices and reasonable, with some work and changes in policy, we could have one of the best Spas in the city. I still go because it's near my job and I have the same manicurist for a long time.

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★★☆☆☆

The Spa is in desperate need of renovation. My recommendation to Mara, the owner ,is : Listen to your clients and solve the problems or people will go someplace else. The nail dryers are extremely old and rusty. There is no place to dry your nails other than the staff table, if they are busy you end up on the couch.The couch is very uncomfortable since the table in front of it is too low and you have to hunch over it. Mara knows that,and seems to play the fool when clients complaint. The toilet seat in the bathroom is disgusting, old and worn out. But the most scary and dramatic situation is that the Russian lady Lily does not sterilize her instruments amid advice from others to do so. Those who go with her, just take a look. Mara also knows this ,and does nothing about it. Lily is not only putting her clients at risk, but also, she talks about her private life to clients who don't want to hear it, and she is very bad tempered and unprofessional. Tamara is also unprofessional, I have witnessed the way she talks to clients. Ingrid the receptionist is a very nice girl, but sometimes is rude to some clients or does not coordinate the time of the appointments correctly and people wait for a long time. Not everybody has a magnifier lens to do eyebrows and they do a lousy job. Concerning the wax rooms, they are not extremely clean and YES they double-dip and use the same stick with several clients. Why is it so hard for Mara to take advice and improve the Spa? In general the staff is very friendly and prices and reasonable, with some work and changes in policy, we could have one of the best Spas in the city. I still go because it's near my job and I have the same manicurist for a long time.

Pros: Prices, most of the staff

Cons: Too many for a line

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I went in for a mani/pedi and got lured into my first ever wax. I did a deep French and it was not as painful as I expected but I was appalled by the hygiene. I asked a few questions out of concern but was told that there was nothing to worry about and first and foremost they ensure that everything is clean for their staff since they have to touch everything so I needn't worry.

Now that I would like to continue having waxes, I decided to do some research online and found that my concerns were completely warranted. They use the same dipping stick over and over on you and everyone else and they barely clean the scissors. Disgusting. Looking for an alternative.

Btw, mani/pedi was pretty bad too.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in for a mani/pedi and got lured into my first ever wax. I did a deep French and it was not as painful as I expected but I was appalled by the hygiene. I asked a few questions out of concern but was told that there was nothing to worry about and first and foremost they ensure that everything is clean for their staff since they have to touch everything so I needn't worry.

Now that I would like to continue having waxes, I decided to do some research online and found that my concerns were completely warranted. They use the same dipping stick over and over on you and everyone else and they barely clean the scissors. Disgusting. Looking for an alternative.

Btw, mani/pedi was pretty bad too.

Cons: Pathetic Hygiene

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I have been coming to Elite for many years for Brazilians with Angela. I am also a physician who trained at a top hospital in Manhattan. I was initially nervous about the risks of waxing years ago so I researched it. The risk of getting an STD from a wax is almost nonexistent. There is not a single case published in the accepted medical literature of this happening. The virus needs direct skin-to-skin transmission. (If it were possible to get an STD from the hot wax, it would be more likely to get an STD from a public toilet considering the wax is pretty hot and the toilet is not). Also, if this was a possible mode of transmission many people would have been infected already and there would be many documented cases. What happens more frequently is females already infected with herpes virus have an outbreak (sometimes the first) that is triggered by the trauma from the wax. I hope that puts some people's minds at ease. I think Angela is wonderful. She is kind and has good technique. She has always done a thorough and relatively painless job. I think this place is great for the price and I would recommend it.

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★★★★☆

I have been coming to Elite for many years for Brazilians with Angela. I am also a physician who trained at a top hospital in Manhattan. I was initially nervous about the risks of waxing years ago so I researched it. The risk of getting an STD from a wax is almost nonexistent. There is not a single case published in the accepted medical literature of this happening. The virus needs direct skin-to-skin transmission. (If it were possible to get an STD from the hot wax, it would be more likely to get an STD from a public toilet considering the wax is pretty hot and the toilet is not). Also, if this was a possible mode of transmission many people would have been infected already and there would be many documented cases. What happens more frequently is females already infected with herpes virus have an outbreak (sometimes the first) that is triggered by the trauma from the wax. I hope that puts some people's minds at ease. I think Angela is wonderful. She is kind and has good technique. She has always done a thorough and relatively painless job. I think this place is great for the price and I would recommend it.

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Not only is there waxing not sanitary by double dipping the stick which CAN spread viruses, they never want to take credit cards. To top it off, if the do put your credit card through, they charge you an extra fee which is against the law.

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★☆☆☆☆

Not only is there waxing not sanitary by double dipping the stick which CAN spread viruses, they never want to take credit cards. To top it off, if the do put your credit card through, they charge you an extra fee which is against the law.

Pros: None!

Cons: Not sanitary, doesn't want to take credit cards

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Mara is amazing!! Fast and painless! Best brazilian I ever had and she made sure I was completely hairless when I walked out of there!! She uses an organic wax so my skin is never irriated and she takes her time removing all my ingrowns... painlessly. The prices are very affordable. Make sure you try the bikini facial!

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★★★★★

Mara is amazing!! Fast and painless! Best brazilian I ever had and she made sure I was completely hairless when I walked out of there!! She uses an organic wax so my skin is never irriated and she takes her time removing all my ingrowns... painlessly. The prices are very affordable. Make sure you try the bikini facial!

Pros: completely hairless

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Mara does a thorough and quick Brazilian. Olivia gives excellent facials. These ladies definitely love what they do, it shows in their great work. I've yet to find a place that does a more efficient, affordable job.

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★★★★★

Mara does a thorough and quick Brazilian. Olivia gives excellent facials. These ladies definitely love what they do, it shows in their great work. I've yet to find a place that does a more efficient, affordable job.

Pros: Fiendly staff, Affordable, Conveniently located

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I go to Elite for everything; mani/pedis, massages, facials, etc. However, I really love their waxing. Instead of waxing like most painful places by applying large, thick strips and ripping everything at once they are as tender as possible and do very small thin strips to assure the least pain possible. I have been to many of the women there ( I like to try to use everyone once to figure out who I really like) while everyone was pleasant and good, I loooooved Mara!!! She is the manager, and a great person. SHe makes every customer feel like they are more than welcome and loved while they are in the spa. As for the other women, Adriana was good ( a little rough but very good), Elizabeth (so sweet) is great for waxing and nails, Olga was great at both as well, and Olivia gives massages and facials but she give me the best facials I have ever had (soo relaxing and very consistent)!!! I love the girls at Elite, they are very pleasing to be around and are very welcoming. The prices are quite cheap as well! I would recommend Elite to everyone, especially if you are in the midtown area and need a brazilian on your lunch break! They are quick and painless and amazing! I recommend making an appointment as they are booked for weeks in advance. I love Elite!

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★★★★★

I go to Elite for everything; mani/pedis, massages, facials, etc. However, I really love their waxing. Instead of waxing like most painful places by applying large, thick strips and ripping everything at once they are as tender as possible and do very small thin strips to assure the least pain possible. I have been to many of the women there ( I like to try to use everyone once to figure out who I really like) while everyone was pleasant and good, I loooooved Mara!!! She is the manager, and a great person. SHe makes every customer feel like they are more than welcome and loved while they are in the spa. As for the other women, Adriana was good ( a little rough but very good), Elizabeth (so sweet) is great for waxing and nails, Olga was great at both as well, and Olivia gives massages and facials but she give me the best facials I have ever had (soo relaxing and very consistent)!!! I love the girls at Elite, they are very pleasing to be around and are very welcoming. The prices are quite cheap as well! I would recommend Elite to everyone, especially if you are in the midtown area and need a brazilian on your lunch break! They are quick and painless and amazing! I recommend making an appointment as they are booked for weeks in advance. I love Elite!

Pros: Everything

Cons: not too fancy-shmancy ( but hey most people go to be there for a quick wax)

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The price for the bikini wax is not expensive, but that is because it VERY unsanitary. They use the same stick over and over again on different people. What if someone came in with aids or herpes and got waxed and some red bodily fluid was drawn by the waxing, and someone else then used the same stick and contracted that disease??? That person has been opened to the possibility of getting some kind of a disease!!!.
I brought up my concern with Adriana and she fought with me that the wax was hot enough and not possible for germs to be spread, but I explained that the wax would have to be over 200 degrees to get rid any kind of germ and showed her a magazine that the spa had explaining about waxes and the temperatures - she did not want to hear it nor did the person at the desk and they both gave me an attitude and dismissed me. Elite Day Spay owner and employees are not thinking of health issues for their customers they are ONLY concerned about the MONEY. Why would they change the sticks??? - it cost more money. I wouldn't mind paying the extra few dollars knowing that my health is not being compromised. All they have to do is change the stick with every swipe on a persons skin - what could that be 5 sticks for each person??. I would NOT recommend this place for bikini waxes!

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★☆☆☆☆

The price for the bikini wax is not expensive, but that is because it VERY unsanitary. They use the same stick over and over again on different people. What if someone came in with aids or herpes and got waxed and some red bodily fluid was drawn by the waxing, and someone else then used the same stick and contracted that disease??? That person has been opened to the possibility of getting some kind of a disease!!!.
I brought up my concern with Adriana and she fought with me that the wax was hot enough and not possible for germs to be spread, but I explained that the wax would have to be over 200 degrees to get rid any kind of germ and showed her a magazine that the spa had explaining about waxes and the temperatures - she did not want to hear it nor did the person at the desk and they both gave me an attitude and dismissed me. Elite Day Spay owner and employees are not thinking of health issues for their customers they are ONLY concerned about the MONEY. Why would they change the sticks??? - it cost more money. I wouldn't mind paying the extra few dollars knowing that my health is not being compromised. All they have to do is change the stick with every swipe on a persons skin - what could that be 5 sticks for each person??. I would NOT recommend this place for bikini waxes!

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I had just done my waxing (eyebrow,lip & french bik.) and decided to go for a facial,being that I did not have one in a while...guess what..i felt like the absolute queen of the city...no pain and so smooth...it is the first time I been to Elite and let me tell you...wow!...even thou I saw how bussy the place was,I was treated like I was the only client there,the attention to detail and the way i was pampered made me wish already for my next visit...
I had to write down this review,I felt like owing them another Thank you!
I was reading another review and let me tell you... Ughnothappy...you must have been going to some other place or just be Unhappy in general,but as I saw it,the waxing room was very clean and the facial room had fresh linnens and towels,smelled like clean and aromatic,steamy ...spa music and all in all, just felt right to me...
I will come back and thinking of recommending my own sister.

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★★★★★

I had just done my waxing (eyebrow,lip & french bik.) and decided to go for a facial,being that I did not have one in a while...guess what..i felt like the absolute queen of the city...no pain and so smooth...it is the first time I been to Elite and let me tell you...wow!...even thou I saw how bussy the place was,I was treated like I was the only client there,the attention to detail and the way i was pampered made me wish already for my next visit...
I had to write down this review,I felt like owing them another Thank you!
I was reading another review and let me tell you... Ughnothappy...you must have been going to some other place or just be Unhappy in general,but as I saw it,the waxing room was very clean and the facial room had fresh linnens and towels,smelled like clean and aromatic,steamy ...spa music and all in all, just felt right to me...
I will come back and thinking of recommending my own sister.

Pros: great spa

Cons: really,none

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hello, I just got waxed here and i have to say, not clean at all. There was wax all over the tub and table and the room was old and dingy. and regardless of that, i got butchered!! not only did she leave hair down there, she burned me and now I?m all swollen and i think i may have lost some skin in the process...i only went to this place b/c my usual place was all booked. i do not think i would ever go back here. i would never say this b/c I?m all for a bargain, but in this case you get what you pay for. I would only go if a friend recommends you, otherwise there are others that are just as reasonably priced but cleaner and better. i feel bad for myself for this unpleasant experience.

Pro: Nothing

Con: dingy and bad wax job

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★☆☆☆☆

hello, I just got waxed here and i have to say, not clean at all. There was wax all over the tub and table and the room was old and dingy. and regardless of that, i got butchered!! not only did she leave hair down there, she burned me and now I?m all swollen and i think i may have lost some skin in the process...i only went to this place b/c my usual place was all booked. i do not think i would ever go back here. i would never say this b/c I?m all for a bargain, but in this case you get what you pay for. I would only go if a friend recommends you, otherwise there are others that are just as reasonably priced but cleaner and better. i feel bad for myself for this unpleasant experience.

Pro: Nothing

Con: dingy and bad wax job

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Based on ShopGirl's review, I asked for Elizabeth, and she really is great! For someone who doesn't go for bikini waxes that often, she was great at making me feel relaxed and her quick work makes the whole process relatively painless.

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★★★★☆

Based on ShopGirl's review, I asked for Elizabeth, and she really is great! For someone who doesn't go for bikini waxes that often, she was great at making me feel relaxed and her quick work makes the whole process relatively painless.

Pros: very professional

Cons: could be cleaner - no double dipping

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I remembered Elite coming up when I did a google search for waxing places that don't double dip, so went there for an underarm wax the other day while near Grand Central. Well, the woman who waxed me didn't know what I meant when I was trying to confirm that they don't double dip -- meaning re-dip the stick in the wax after applying it to your body. Eventually she understood, but she grabbed the sticks from a container with all sorts of other stuff in it. And luckily she wore gloves, but I wasn't sure if it was because I made it a point to ask about hygiene. I guess it was similar to the average nail salon, but really, this place didn't seem all that sanitary.

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★★☆☆☆

I remembered Elite coming up when I did a google search for waxing places that don't double dip, so went there for an underarm wax the other day while near Grand Central. Well, the woman who waxed me didn't know what I meant when I was trying to confirm that they don't double dip -- meaning re-dip the stick in the wax after applying it to your body. Eventually she understood, but she grabbed the sticks from a container with all sorts of other stuff in it. And luckily she wore gloves, but I wasn't sure if it was because I made it a point to ask about hygiene. I guess it was similar to the average nail salon, but really, this place didn't seem all that sanitary.

Pros: decent price

Cons: didn't seem very hygienic

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Ive been to Elite like maybe 5 times or so, and elizabeth is super nice and super good and fast at brazilian waxing. I give them 4 stars because the rooms could be cleaner, but i will def return and recommend them to my friends
I am getting a facial this week and based on her reviews I can't wait,

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★★★★☆

Ive been to Elite like maybe 5 times or so, and elizabeth is super nice and super good and fast at brazilian waxing. I give them 4 stars because the rooms could be cleaner, but i will def return and recommend them to my friends
I am getting a facial this week and based on her reviews I can't wait,

Pros: quick waxing nice waxer

Cons: could be cleaner

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I've been going to Elite Day Spa for a couple of years now and always recommend it to my friends who need a bikini wax. Adrianna is my favorite, although I have been to many of the other waxers there. She knows how to not make it hurt as much as we all know it does! I tell her she has magic hands :)
I always feel comfortable (under the circumstances !)...
I've been to the high priced salons and athough the atmosphere may be nicer, the brazilian is just as good ! Would recommend it for anyone who doesnt want to pay the marked up prices

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I've been going to Elite Day Spa for a couple of years now and always recommend it to my friends who need a bikini wax. Adrianna is my favorite, although I have been to many of the other waxers there. She knows how to not make it hurt as much as we all know it does! I tell her she has magic hands :)
I always feel comfortable (under the circumstances !)...
I've been to the high priced salons and athough the atmosphere may be nicer, the brazilian is just as good ! Would recommend it for anyone who doesnt want to pay the marked up prices

Pros: Price

Cons: Not High End

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Ok, so waxing never feels good...this is not why we do it. However, if you're going to endure it, you shouldn't go anywhere else. Adriana, who does an amazing job, does a thorough brazillian wax in less than 15 minutes and never has to go over the same area twice. I have gone to many different salons in the city and I can honestly say that Adriana does the fastest and most painless wax. Elite is truly the best experience I've ever had. No fuss along with a really great job and won't break my bank. I feel bad for women who go elsewhere. Besides it's much easier to trust a woman who has been a professional waxer for 30 years!!! She's just fantastic. I highly recommend Elite and adriana!

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Ok, so waxing never feels good...this is not why we do it. However, if you're going to endure it, you shouldn't go anywhere else. Adriana, who does an amazing job, does a thorough brazillian wax in less than 15 minutes and never has to go over the same area twice. I have gone to many different salons in the city and I can honestly say that Adriana does the fastest and most painless wax. Elite is truly the best experience I've ever had. No fuss along with a really great job and won't break my bank. I feel bad for women who go elsewhere. Besides it's much easier to trust a woman who has been a professional waxer for 30 years!!! She's just fantastic. I highly recommend Elite and adriana!

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Ok, so waxing never feels good...this is not why we do it. However, if you're going to endure it, you shouldn't go anywhere else. Adriana, who did an amazing job, was done in less than 15 minutes and never had to go over the same area twice. I've been getting waxed for years and seriously, this is truly the best experience I've ever had. No fuss along with a really great job and won't break my bank. I feel bad for women who go elsewhere. Besides it's much easier to trust a woman who has been a professional waxer for 30 years!!! She's just fantastic. Go go go!

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★★★★★

Ok, so waxing never feels good...this is not why we do it. However, if you're going to endure it, you shouldn't go anywhere else. Adriana, who did an amazing job, was done in less than 15 minutes and never had to go over the same area twice. I've been getting waxed for years and seriously, this is truly the best experience I've ever had. No fuss along with a really great job and won't break my bank. I feel bad for women who go elsewhere. Besides it's much easier to trust a woman who has been a professional waxer for 30 years!!! She's just fantastic. Go go go!

Pros: easy to get to for anyone who lives in manhattan or works in midtown

Cons: the ambiance could be a little better and you have to pay tips in cash

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I like the low prices...but that's about it. Everyone below who complained about health concerns is right to be worried. Just because wax is hot doesn't mean it's sterile. It would have to be boiling hot (over 100 degrees) for that to be true, and if that were the case, we would all get 3rd degree burns from it.

I didn't like someone putting a stick in between my buns (where pooop comes out of!) and then sticking it back into wax that will be applied on other people's skin. THAT IS DISGUSTING.

I will not be returning to Elite. Does anyone have any recommendations? At this point price is not an issue. I'd rather spend more money and not be exposed to germs/diseases, etc.

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I like the low prices...but that's about it. Everyone below who complained about health concerns is right to be worried. Just because wax is hot doesn't mean it's sterile. It would have to be boiling hot (over 100 degrees) for that to be true, and if that were the case, we would all get 3rd degree burns from it.

I didn't like someone putting a stick in between my buns (where pooop comes out of!) and then sticking it back into wax that will be applied on other people's skin. THAT IS DISGUSTING.

I will not be returning to Elite. Does anyone have any recommendations? At this point price is not an issue. I'd rather spend more money and not be exposed to germs/diseases, etc.

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: unsanitary

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I thought that advances in waxing are stories and hair removal ALWAYS hurts. These girls next to Lord&Taylor have a unique waxing technique and they teach a breathing method to make one virtually forget the pain. No double dipping. I chose the organic wax to make it gentle to the skin, and I can tell you it did not stick to my skin. Thanks, Mara!

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★★★★★

I thought that advances in waxing are stories and hair removal ALWAYS hurts. These girls next to Lord&Taylor have a unique waxing technique and they teach a breathing method to make one virtually forget the pain. No double dipping. I chose the organic wax to make it gentle to the skin, and I can tell you it did not stick to my skin. Thanks, Mara!

Pros: value!

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i have been going to elite day spa since it opened. mara has been and is an absolute professional in every sense. she takes care and control of every client without hesitation. she is meticulous and takes all the time necessary to do the most impeccable waxing's. despite the economy is slow, mara has been able to keep her prices down. if ever there is a problem, or a concern, mara is there to listen to any suggestions personally. just come to her. elite day spa is like a family.
tkm

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i have been going to elite day spa since it opened. mara has been and is an absolute professional in every sense. she takes care and control of every client without hesitation. she is meticulous and takes all the time necessary to do the most impeccable waxing's. despite the economy is slow, mara has been able to keep her prices down. if ever there is a problem, or a concern, mara is there to listen to any suggestions personally. just come to her. elite day spa is like a family.
tkm

Pros: AMBIENCE, LOCATION, SKILLED AESTHETICIANS

Cons: none

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So I had an appointment with Mara today. The room is about the size & cleanliness of a typical nail salon waxing room. I notice that there is a waxing stick on the tub of wax & a small metal object which kinda looked like a long butter knife. When I ask that she not use the metal stick & please use another waxing stick she had to leave the room in order to get a new stick??!!! They didn't even have any in the room!!!! She reused the same strip of cloth until the wax was done (can you say pain) Then she takes a tweezer out of her pocket to try & get at an ingrown hair. I asked her not to because I doubt it is sanitized in between clients!! I don't even know if she washed her hands after her last client now that I think about it!! That's a great way to pass on gentital warts!! PLEASE AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS!!!

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So I had an appointment with Mara today. The room is about the size & cleanliness of a typical nail salon waxing room. I notice that there is a waxing stick on the tub of wax & a small metal object which kinda looked like a long butter knife. When I ask that she not use the metal stick & please use another waxing stick she had to leave the room in order to get a new stick??!!! They didn't even have any in the room!!!! She reused the same strip of cloth until the wax was done (can you say pain) Then she takes a tweezer out of her pocket to try & get at an ingrown hair. I asked her not to because I doubt it is sanitized in between clients!! I don't even know if she washed her hands after her last client now that I think about it!! That's a great way to pass on gentital warts!! PLEASE AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS!!!

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: DIRTY, DIRTY, DIRTY!!!

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I have been going to Elite for several years and wanted to address some of the reviews previously written. I should start by saying that I have never found it unsanitary and have never had any issues. (i get a Brazilian once a month). They do use a separate stick and waxing strips for every client. Yes, it is one tub of wax, but its constantly heated under high heat, apparently stays on overnight as well. I think its ridiculous to think that using the same wax could be unsanitary, they've been doing this for decades and if it was a problem waxing wouldn't be widely used.

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I have been going to Elite for several years and wanted to address some of the reviews previously written. I should start by saying that I have never found it unsanitary and have never had any issues. (i get a Brazilian once a month). They do use a separate stick and waxing strips for every client. Yes, it is one tub of wax, but its constantly heated under high heat, apparently stays on overnight as well. I think its ridiculous to think that using the same wax could be unsanitary, they've been doing this for decades and if it was a problem waxing wouldn't be widely used.

Pros: Perfectly done waxes, no left overs; great price

Cons: can't charge tip

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Great place and spotless,exeptional service..and I am very picky...
I was very pleased,being there for the first time,I got a brazilian with a romanian girl,young,curly hair,tall,...I forget her name,but my first experience was nice and painless.I was reading the other reviews and asked about cleanliness issues.She explained to me the wax at Elite and all implements are sterile,no need for worries (anyway...if you have a std why in the hell would u expose yourself in front of others???)..and staff is washing and desinfecting hands after every client,it is their job for clients and keep safe & clean themselves),she used a new stick and powder,made me feel comfy,we even laughed about it in the end...

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★★★★★

Great place and spotless,exeptional service..and I am very picky...
I was very pleased,being there for the first time,I got a brazilian with a romanian girl,young,curly hair,tall,...I forget her name,but my first experience was nice and painless.I was reading the other reviews and asked about cleanliness issues.She explained to me the wax at Elite and all implements are sterile,no need for worries (anyway...if you have a std why in the hell would u expose yourself in front of others???)..and staff is washing and desinfecting hands after every client,it is their job for clients and keep safe & clean themselves),she used a new stick and powder,made me feel comfy,we even laughed about it in the end...

Pros: very clean,friendly staff

Cons: none

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I've gone to Elite Day Spa a couple of times and have always found the experience to be fine. Sure the waxing technicians were a bit rough but I expect a Brazillian to be painful so I didn't think much of it... After reading the other reviews I have decided I will NEVER return. I never really noticed that she was using the same stick but I'm appauled and quite scared for my health. Can anyone recoomend a waxer that's good and not too pricey?

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I've gone to Elite Day Spa a couple of times and have always found the experience to be fine. Sure the waxing technicians were a bit rough but I expect a Brazillian to be painful so I didn't think much of it... After reading the other reviews I have decided I will NEVER return. I never really noticed that she was using the same stick but I'm appauled and quite scared for my health. Can anyone recoomend a waxer that's good and not too pricey?

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I've been going to Elite for about 2 and half years, religiously every month to Angela who does a good job. Let's just say, I have to get a little more than a brazilian, a little extra here and there has to be taken off. (middle eastern). I started out paying in the $40's...as time went on I started paying in the 50's but never really said anything because I know that I get more than usual taken off and I was satisfied. it does annoy me how I never get charged a set price---usually with tax I've been consistently paying between $52 or $55.

I just went today after recommending them to my co-worker and they wanted to charge me $67 which is truly insane being that I got my usual service. I told them that the price was ridiculous-- they said they brought up the price of brazilian a few dollars which doesn't make sense if I'm paying more than a $10 difference. The receptionist who was not the usual one got very loud and asked me every single body part I was waxed in front of the whole place, including other girls waiting. This is a touchy subject with me and I was very embarassed, even to the point where Angela looked embarassed for me. She brought the price down to $62--oooh $5. Since I moved jobs I've been coming to this place once a month from Queens for a year and a half, and I even gave Angela's son a recommendation to work for my company. I am a very loyal customer and I TRULY feel taken advantage of and I'm not really sure if I can go back. I'm very angry. I may need to call them and b$tch them out.

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★★★☆☆

I've been going to Elite for about 2 and half years, religiously every month to Angela who does a good job. Let's just say, I have to get a little more than a brazilian, a little extra here and there has to be taken off. (middle eastern). I started out paying in the $40's...as time went on I started paying in the 50's but never really said anything because I know that I get more than usual taken off and I was satisfied. it does annoy me how I never get charged a set price---usually with tax I've been consistently paying between $52 or $55.

I just went today after recommending them to my co-worker and they wanted to charge me $67 which is truly insane being that I got my usual service. I told them that the price was ridiculous-- they said they brought up the price of brazilian a few dollars which doesn't make sense if I'm paying more than a $10 difference. The receptionist who was not the usual one got very loud and asked me every single body part I was waxed in front of the whole place, including other girls waiting. This is a touchy subject with me and I was very embarassed, even to the point where Angela looked embarassed for me. She brought the price down to $62--oooh $5. Since I moved jobs I've been coming to this place once a month from Queens for a year and a half, and I even gave Angela's son a recommendation to work for my company. I am a very loyal customer and I TRULY feel taken advantage of and I'm not really sure if I can go back. I'm very angry. I may need to call them and b$tch them out.

Pros: quick, and they seem skilled

Cons: ambience, nickel and dime for extra waxing along with inconsistent pricing

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I went here for a brazilian wax after being recommended by a coworker. I will never return. Ever.

I got burned with wax that was way too hot, I was scolded for having shaved down there for years instead of waxing, and was disgusted by the esthetician not wearing gloves and double dipping the applicator in the wax.

I feel like it is my duty to spread the word about this -- double dipping can distribute contagious vag. diseases such as HPV and herpes, and other minor infections as well. I found an article online about a woman who got herpes in her eyes from an eyebrow waxing with contaminated wax. How nasty is that?

From now on, I will take my money to more hygienic facilities.

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★★☆☆☆

I went here for a brazilian wax after being recommended by a coworker. I will never return. Ever.

I got burned with wax that was way too hot, I was scolded for having shaved down there for years instead of waxing, and was disgusted by the esthetician not wearing gloves and double dipping the applicator in the wax.

I feel like it is my duty to spread the word about this -- double dipping can distribute contagious vag. diseases such as HPV and herpes, and other minor infections as well. I found an article online about a woman who got herpes in her eyes from an eyebrow waxing with contaminated wax. How nasty is that?

From now on, I will take my money to more hygienic facilities.

Pros: cheap and fast

Cons: unsanitary, rough, insensitive

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I went in for a Brazilian with Angela in the winter and loved her, but was disappointed when I returned recently. This time when she slapped on the wax on my "area" it was way too hot. She didn't b low on it to cool it down, or twirled the stick, she put it on me straight from the container. I ended up with a red, bumpy rash that took about a week to clear up. The first time my eyes were closed the whole time (I was nervous!) so I didn't notice something that really grossed me out the 2nd time around: she kept dipping the same stick in the wax container after applying wax on me. Mind you, she applied wax to my vajayjay and butcrack areas, and what if someone else has some STD or other disease that I could catch? I could have fecal residues in there and they would probably end up on someone's eyebrow or upper lip. Does anyone know of any salons that don't skimp on wooden sticks and have their customers' health as a priority? I would love to know!

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★★☆☆☆

I went in for a Brazilian with Angela in the winter and loved her, but was disappointed when I returned recently. This time when she slapped on the wax on my "area" it was way too hot. She didn't b low on it to cool it down, or twirled the stick, she put it on me straight from the container. I ended up with a red, bumpy rash that took about a week to clear up. The first time my eyes were closed the whole time (I was nervous!) so I didn't notice something that really grossed me out the 2nd time around: she kept dipping the same stick in the wax container after applying wax on me. Mind you, she applied wax to my vajayjay and butcrack areas, and what if someone else has some STD or other disease that I could catch? I could have fecal residues in there and they would probably end up on someone's eyebrow or upper lip. Does anyone know of any salons that don't skimp on wooden sticks and have their customers' health as a priority? I would love to know!

Pros: cheap, nice ladies, nice salon

Cons: you might catch an std

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Just finished my facial with Olivia; it was AWESOME!!! This was the best facial I have ever experienced ? My skin is glowing!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A FACIAL WITH OLIVIA!!!

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★★★★★

Just finished my facial with Olivia; it was AWESOME!!! This was the best facial I have ever experienced ? My skin is glowing!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A FACIAL WITH OLIVIA!!!

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I used to go here for Brazilians with Adriana. She was good the first 2 times I went and then afterwards, her service was AWFUL. PAINFUL waxing and going over areas 3-4 times! I know waxing isn't a walk in the park, but come on! Since then, I started going to J Sisters exclusivly. They do an amazing job and the Brazilians last for 6 weeks.
This week, though, I needed to have a Brazilian done on Monday but J is closed on Mondays, so I decided to break down and go to Elite- this time with ANGELA since her reviews didn't seem atrocious. OMG!- The wax she used was SO SO HOT! She didn't even try blowing on it to cool it off before putting it on the skin. Not only that, but she went over certain areas MULTIPLE times (red, just waxed skin with burning hot wax!) OUCH! This NEVER happens at J Sisters. One swipe and each section is done. I also noticed with Angela that the hairs were broken off rather than pulled from the root (like a previous poster). The pain was intense, but I just took it since it was over pretty quickly and it was already started. I was still sore for 2 days after and only a couple hairs were plucked. I still had stray hairs when I left the salon. And, hairs have ALREADY started growing back!! SLOPPY!! I'm so annoyed. Ugh. Do NOT go here. As for me- NEVER AGAIN! It's J Sisters all the way. Do yourself a favor and spend the extra $, it pays off in the long run!!

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I used to go here for Brazilians with Adriana. She was good the first 2 times I went and then afterwards, her service was AWFUL. PAINFUL waxing and going over areas 3-4 times! I know waxing isn't a walk in the park, but come on! Since then, I started going to J Sisters exclusivly. They do an amazing job and the Brazilians last for 6 weeks.
This week, though, I needed to have a Brazilian done on Monday but J is closed on Mondays, so I decided to break down and go to Elite- this time with ANGELA since her reviews didn't seem atrocious. OMG!- The wax she used was SO SO HOT! She didn't even try blowing on it to cool it off before putting it on the skin. Not only that, but she went over certain areas MULTIPLE times (red, just waxed skin with burning hot wax!) OUCH! This NEVER happens at J Sisters. One swipe and each section is done. I also noticed with Angela that the hairs were broken off rather than pulled from the root (like a previous poster). The pain was intense, but I just took it since it was over pretty quickly and it was already started. I was still sore for 2 days after and only a couple hairs were plucked. I still had stray hairs when I left the salon. And, hairs have ALREADY started growing back!! SLOPPY!! I'm so annoyed. Ugh. Do NOT go here. As for me- NEVER AGAIN! It's J Sisters all the way. Do yourself a favor and spend the extra $, it pays off in the long run!!

Pros: fast, price

Cons: sloppy, bad service, unfriendly

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I have been going to Adrianna for the last 6 years for my brazilian bikini waxes. She is BEYOND AMAZING!!! The waxing is quick & almost painless (can't lie it's still a sensitive area) because she really knows what she's doing. I should know because I've been stupid enough to try other places in the past. When I see Adrianna I am in and out in 5 minutes and she keeps me laughing the whole time and it's not because we've known each other for so long. It's truly because she's a happy person who always has a smile to share. I highly recommend you making your next appointment with her!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have been going to Adrianna for the last 6 years for my brazilian bikini waxes. She is BEYOND AMAZING!!! The waxing is quick & almost painless (can't lie it's still a sensitive area) because she really knows what she's doing. I should know because I've been stupid enough to try other places in the past. When I see Adrianna I am in and out in 5 minutes and she keeps me laughing the whole time and it's not because we've known each other for so long. It's truly because she's a happy person who always has a smile to share. I highly recommend you making your next appointment with her!!!!!!!!!!!!

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After years of shaving everything down below I decided it was time to be brave and have a wax. i spent weeks researching online, and asking co workers and friends for suggestions on where to go. A few girls at work had recently discovered Elite and said the price could not be beaten. Im a firm believer of you get what you pay for and at $30 a wax i was skeptical. Thinking I should go to J Sisters because they seem to be a favorite with the celebrities I relented and tried Elite instead. I read reviews on city search and quickly became fearful of Adriana. Angela on the other hand had recieved nothing but good reviews. I called and made an appointment. I told her it was my first time and she was very understanding, she asked me about my holidays in an effort to comfort me. The first goo of REALLY HOT wax was slapped on and the first strip pulled off..not bad. I was in shock when she used the same spatula to dip into the wax container again and realized she wasnt wearing gloves. The second batch of wax that was way too hot was slapped on a larger area and ripped off. I nearly jumped out of my skin. It hurt really bad. the third batch of wax, i finally had the courage to look down and see that she had applied wax on what i thought was too much hair at one time. she yanked it all off with one large strip. By this point i was sweating and regretting my decision. The wax was applied further below on the lips (sorry for TMI) but it was so hot i had to say something. Her response was that he had to be hot. I thought, but its so hot it hurts. I looked down again to see myself bleeding slighty in a few places. When she was done waxing she plucked a few hairs, applied soothing cream,said she was done and walked out. I was not smooth it felt like a day after shaving. i noticed later i was swollen and had little bit of soreness. the hairs appeared to be broken off not pulled from the roots, i had to pluck stray hair myself. 2nd day still sore & swollen. I will never go back

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After years of shaving everything down below I decided it was time to be brave and have a wax. i spent weeks researching online, and asking co workers and friends for suggestions on where to go. A few girls at work had recently discovered Elite and said the price could not be beaten. Im a firm believer of you get what you pay for and at $30 a wax i was skeptical. Thinking I should go to J Sisters because they seem to be a favorite with the celebrities I relented and tried Elite instead. I read reviews on city search and quickly became fearful of Adriana. Angela on the other hand had recieved nothing but good reviews. I called and made an appointment. I told her it was my first time and she was very understanding, she asked me about my holidays in an effort to comfort me. The first goo of REALLY HOT wax was slapped on and the first strip pulled off..not bad. I was in shock when she used the same spatula to dip into the wax container again and realized she wasnt wearing gloves. The second batch of wax that was way too hot was slapped on a larger area and ripped off. I nearly jumped out of my skin. It hurt really bad. the third batch of wax, i finally had the courage to look down and see that she had applied wax on what i thought was too much hair at one time. she yanked it all off with one large strip. By this point i was sweating and regretting my decision. The wax was applied further below on the lips (sorry for TMI) but it was so hot i had to say something. Her response was that he had to be hot. I thought, but its so hot it hurts. I looked down again to see myself bleeding slighty in a few places. When she was done waxing she plucked a few hairs, applied soothing cream,said she was done and walked out. I was not smooth it felt like a day after shaving. i noticed later i was swollen and had little bit of soreness. the hairs appeared to be broken off not pulled from the roots, i had to pluck stray hair myself. 2nd day still sore & swollen. I will never go back

Pros: cheap, fast

Cons: unskilled, unattentive, no hygiene

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Went there last week for the deep cleansing facial. Olivia rocked!!!!! My skin looked amazing afterwards and still does now.

I am definitely going back after my wedding

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★★★☆☆

Went there last week for the deep cleansing facial. Olivia rocked!!!!! My skin looked amazing afterwards and still does now.

I am definitely going back after my wedding

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I had heard good things about Elite, so I made an app for a facial. Honestly the thing that attracted me at first was there good prices, but I was worried whether or not they would be a good place to go to for a facial. Well, I am sooo glad I took a chance because I couldn't be happier. Staff is great, rooms are very clean, with Tempurpedic facial beds. So Comfortable!! I would reccomend making an app with Olivia. she was great! Has been in this business for a long time and knows her stuff. She makes the whole experience really nice. My face was glowing afterwards and really feels so clean and clear. I can't wait to go back.

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★★★★★

I had heard good things about Elite, so I made an app for a facial. Honestly the thing that attracted me at first was there good prices, but I was worried whether or not they would be a good place to go to for a facial. Well, I am sooo glad I took a chance because I couldn't be happier. Staff is great, rooms are very clean, with Tempurpedic facial beds. So Comfortable!! I would reccomend making an app with Olivia. she was great! Has been in this business for a long time and knows her stuff. She makes the whole experience really nice. My face was glowing afterwards and really feels so clean and clear. I can't wait to go back.

Pros: Olivia for Facial, Temperpedic Facial Beds, Good Prices, Professional Staff

Cons: Nothing!

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I was dreading this all week. Let's just say my past experiences with brazilian waxes was AWFUL. Angela was fabulous. SHe was so quick, made me feel very comfortable, good wax, and amazing price.

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★★★★☆

I was dreading this all week. Let's just say my past experiences with brazilian waxes was AWFUL. Angela was fabulous. SHe was so quick, made me feel very comfortable, good wax, and amazing price.

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Ask for Elizabeth! She does a fantastic brazilian. Gentle, pain free. She is a real pro. She also does a fantastic job on my bushy, greying eyebrows. I will never go to another.
And now I have discovered another jewel at Elite. Olivia. She gave me the best facial I've ever had. I am positively glowing! My large pores have disappeared, and I look years younger! I have decided to make it a monthly visit. I also got a deep tissue massage and it, too, was the best. She ended it with a moist, warm towel, and then a hot stone up and down my spine, releasing the last bit of tension in my sore, stressed out muscles.
Don't walk....run to Elite!

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★★★★★

Ask for Elizabeth! She does a fantastic brazilian. Gentle, pain free. She is a real pro. She also does a fantastic job on my bushy, greying eyebrows. I will never go to another.
And now I have discovered another jewel at Elite. Olivia. She gave me the best facial I've ever had. I am positively glowing! My large pores have disappeared, and I look years younger! I have decided to make it a monthly visit. I also got a deep tissue massage and it, too, was the best. She ended it with a moist, warm towel, and then a hot stone up and down my spine, releasing the last bit of tension in my sore, stressed out muscles.
Don't walk....run to Elite!

Pros: Elizabeth's and Olivia's talents

Cons: no complaints

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I went for a brazilian with Angela after reading reviews about her here on citysearch. She was very nice and fast and made me feel really comfortable. I was happy with the results and the price can't be beat. The only thing that concerns me, not only about Elite but other salons as well, is that even though they use a new wood stick for every client, they keep sticking the same stick back in the wax container - it's disgusting if you think about it. If anyone went in after me to get their eyebrows done, it's like their eyes were in contact with my privates. And my privates were probably in contact with someone else's.

It would be much cleaner if they only stuck the wood stick in the container once and then threw it out, even if that means using more sticks. That would prevent infections and other nasty situations.

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★★★★☆

I went for a brazilian with Angela after reading reviews about her here on citysearch. She was very nice and fast and made me feel really comfortable. I was happy with the results and the price can't be beat. The only thing that concerns me, not only about Elite but other salons as well, is that even though they use a new wood stick for every client, they keep sticking the same stick back in the wax container - it's disgusting if you think about it. If anyone went in after me to get their eyebrows done, it's like their eyes were in contact with my privates. And my privates were probably in contact with someone else's.

It would be much cleaner if they only stuck the wood stick in the container once and then threw it out, even if that means using more sticks. That would prevent infections and other nasty situations.

Pros: price, Angela, location

Cons: hygiene concerns

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Hey there. I've gone to Adriana about four times now, and I haven't had the problems with her that other people have had. I've come to her with ingrowns, I've come to her with a big grown-out thicket. She's always fine. She's not warm or effusive, but c'mon, people, you're not there for a cuddle- you're there to get waxed. She's fast and efficient, which is what you want from a waxer. As for the hygiene, I never noticed a problem with it.

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★★★★☆

Hey there. I've gone to Adriana about four times now, and I haven't had the problems with her that other people have had. I've come to her with ingrowns, I've come to her with a big grown-out thicket. She's always fine. She's not warm or effusive, but c'mon, people, you're not there for a cuddle- you're there to get waxed. She's fast and efficient, which is what you want from a waxer. As for the hygiene, I never noticed a problem with it.

Pros: Fast, efficient, cheap.

Cons: No bells or whistles, but who cares?

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Despite the following review, I still go here every so often because the Brazilians are inexpensive and there's a good chance of getting seen as a walk-in. Okay now for the roast: The first time I went, I had Adriana & she was nice THEN but I agree with other posters - I tipped her well, went back, and it was like she didn't recognize me or give me the same service in the past. She missed several spots and did not trim. She did a crappy job on my brows too - I just get my brows done by the local Koreans now. I'll still go for a cheap Brazilian, but don't expect her to be polite. She's brusque and will definitely lambast you for not going every six weeks, like you're some kind of slob for even daring to present yourself in your beastlike state. Yes, you've been a bad girl. Shame on you!! Compared to J Sisters, this was real, er...low budget. J Sisters costs 3 times as much but in my experience their wax was so much better and lasted longer, like the full 6 weeks (the Elite wax was looking sloppy by the 2nd week), and they are waaaay more polite and professional. Also, at Elite there are usually so many ingrowns. Oh yeah, expect to be criticized if you show up with ingrowns too!! You'll feel like a sweaty, painful mess on that table. When it's all over, you'll feel battle-scarred and be thrilled to escape outside to the anonymity of the city.

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★★☆☆☆

Despite the following review, I still go here every so often because the Brazilians are inexpensive and there's a good chance of getting seen as a walk-in. Okay now for the roast: The first time I went, I had Adriana & she was nice THEN but I agree with other posters - I tipped her well, went back, and it was like she didn't recognize me or give me the same service in the past. She missed several spots and did not trim. She did a crappy job on my brows too - I just get my brows done by the local Koreans now. I'll still go for a cheap Brazilian, but don't expect her to be polite. She's brusque and will definitely lambast you for not going every six weeks, like you're some kind of slob for even daring to present yourself in your beastlike state. Yes, you've been a bad girl. Shame on you!! Compared to J Sisters, this was real, er...low budget. J Sisters costs 3 times as much but in my experience their wax was so much better and lasted longer, like the full 6 weeks (the Elite wax was looking sloppy by the 2nd week), and they are waaaay more polite and professional. Also, at Elite there are usually so many ingrowns. Oh yeah, expect to be criticized if you show up with ingrowns too!! You'll feel like a sweaty, painful mess on that table. When it's all over, you'll feel battle-scarred and be thrilled to escape outside to the anonymity of the city.

Pros: very cheap, walk-in

Cons: mean service, assembly-line wax jobs, they grow in fast

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I came to Elite after finding them on city search. Despite some of the bad reviews I still decided to go because you can't beat the price. I was surprised how anyone can write a bad review about this place. All of the girls know what they are talking about and I'm always satisfied with my waxing. I've been going there ever since I found out about it and will continue to do so.

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★★★★★

I came to Elite after finding them on city search. Despite some of the bad reviews I still decided to go because you can't beat the price. I was surprised how anyone can write a bad review about this place. All of the girls know what they are talking about and I'm always satisfied with my waxing. I've been going there ever since I found out about it and will continue to do so.

Pros: Experienced workers and great pricing

Cons: lunch time on fridays..hectic

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I have been here twice, once with Adriana and once with a different lady (I specifically requested not to be seen by Adriana). Adriana is rude and dirty, and she probably wrote the good reviews about her herself. I recommend the place but not Adriana.

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★★★★★

I have been here twice, once with Adriana and once with a different lady (I specifically requested not to be seen by Adriana). Adriana is rude and dirty, and she probably wrote the good reviews about her herself. I recommend the place but not Adriana.

Pros: great price

Cons: Adriana

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I was first referred to Elite a year and some ago. I saw Lena, she was amazing. I'd never had a brazilian and she was really nice and made me feel very comfortable. Unfortunately she's no longer working there.

I went back in March of this year (2006) and was slotted with Adriana. The negative reviews here mirror my experience. It was the WORST experience I've had there and at any salon. She was downright rude. She scolded me for not coming more often (hello not everyone wants one all the time so the hair is going to grow! and besides what is a first timer supposed to do?) She was so rough with me she made me bleeed all over and she blamed ME for this even though I've NEVER bledd before. She asked if I wanted my butt done (I did) and later it looked like she hadn't even touched it. Ditto what others have said about hygiene, her room was filthy-she didn't even change the paper on the table before I came in! I can't believe someone in a position of service could be so unapologetically mean, especially considering the vulnerable position of her customers. Unbelievable!

I'm going back next week because overall I like Elite and the prices for a brazilian are decent. But, I specifically requested NOT to have Adriana.

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★★★★☆

I was first referred to Elite a year and some ago. I saw Lena, she was amazing. I'd never had a brazilian and she was really nice and made me feel very comfortable. Unfortunately she's no longer working there.

I went back in March of this year (2006) and was slotted with Adriana. The negative reviews here mirror my experience. It was the WORST experience I've had there and at any salon. She was downright rude. She scolded me for not coming more often (hello not everyone wants one all the time so the hair is going to grow! and besides what is a first timer supposed to do?) She was so rough with me she made me bleeed all over and she blamed ME for this even though I've NEVER bledd before. She asked if I wanted my butt done (I did) and later it looked like she hadn't even touched it. Ditto what others have said about hygiene, her room was filthy-she didn't even change the paper on the table before I came in! I can't believe someone in a position of service could be so unapologetically mean, especially considering the vulnerable position of her customers. Unbelievable!

I'm going back next week because overall I like Elite and the prices for a brazilian are decent. But, I specifically requested NOT to have Adriana.

Pros: Haven't checked out much of the rest of the space. In all honesty it totally depends on who you see.

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I agree with the posting below... I went to get a wax based on the rave reviews and asked for Adriana by name. She was downright rude and even yelled at me for never having a Brazilian before! She scoffed at me as a "newcomer," and was hasty and rushed. I even thought her workspace was unhygenic, I saw butter knives dripping in wax when leaving! Have also tried Mara, who is nice, but also unsanitary.

Spend a little more and go to Shobha Columbus Circle. Heavenly.

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree with the posting below... I went to get a wax based on the rave reviews and asked for Adriana by name. She was downright rude and even yelled at me for never having a Brazilian before! She scoffed at me as a "newcomer," and was hasty and rushed. I even thought her workspace was unhygenic, I saw butter knives dripping in wax when leaving! Have also tried Mara, who is nice, but also unsanitary.

Spend a little more and go to Shobha Columbus Circle. Heavenly.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Rude, DIRTY

 

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