The only good thing I can say is that one night a kind vet tech sold me some terrific pain killers ($35 for one day's worth) for my sweet cat. The people and the place are as cold as ice. They may be sophisticated when it comes to diagnostics and treatment, but you better have an oil well in your backyard to pay for it...and don't expect any kindness or customer service. They're flat out rude. While I was there, I saw many people like myself that were equally troubled with this place.
I sincerely offered one troubled woman my credit card because they wouldn't give her the emergency test results until she forked over the entire amount, and she didn't have quite enough room on her card. Can you say heartless?
When I very politely called to question a charge on my bill, a girl by the name of Tara called back and said this to me: "Help me understand something, did you sign your credit card receipt? Didn't you read it before you signed it?" Be forewarned....
No one will take better care of you than Dr. Brown. She will keep both you and your skin looking healthy and beautiful. Dr. Brown is one of the most kind, patient, thoughtful doctors that you will ever meet. She is a true artist, and you can completely trust her judgment.
There are two of these, one on Santa Monica near Westwood and one west of Sepulveda. I'm not thrilled with either of them. (There's a great little place on Pico and Beverly Glen, but I can't think of the name of it, not fancy but in my experience, they are twice as good at cleaning your car.)
Anyway, I was going to the one west of Sepulveda because it's convenient until they did something to get the passenger seat stuck all the way forward. No one would help me fix this, and I was struggling with it for quite some time. I finally went to get the manager. My car at the time was pretty much brand new and high end, but the seat isn't automatic.
The manager came out and told me how lousy my "expensive" car was made, that it wasn't their fault and told me to take the car to the dealer, except that I couldn't see around the passenger seat to drive. He was anything but nice.
One of the guys that works there finally managed to fix the seat for me, and it works now, but I got the message loud and clear. I won't go there ever again because if something goes wrong that is truly their fault, they will not take responsibility for the problem, and I will be up a creek without a paddle. No thank you.
Okay, since I moved from the Valley to the Westside, I've been going to places all over town ever since I had my acrylics removed, and this is the first place that I've gone back to twice that has done a great manicure/pedicure both times. No frills, mind you. But, then, the frill places have done a flat out awful job on my hands and feet; so I'm willing to forego the spa stuff for a manicurist that doesn't rip my hands up, who properly pushes back all the skin and trims things nicely so my hands and feet look pretty when I leave the salon.
After going there for a month, my nails now look great, finally. I'm picky about this stuff, and if what you're looking for is the massage from heaven and a spa pedicure, this is not the place for you, but they are extremely experienced and professional and if you care about your nails looking especially nice and staying that way for more than a day and if you don't want all those nicks and cuts that many places seem to give along with their mani/pedis, I think that this is a good choice.
PROS: experienced manicurists, consistently good work
CONS: no frills
I've been a member of SCLA for quite a while, and I've got to admit that it's the cleanest, best kept club in this City; but it is really expensive, and personally, I'm no fan of their classes. I find them to be repetetive and boring. The classes that I find interesting are always cancelled by the time I get to the club even if I check ahead of time.
Okay, they have the best weights and cardio equipment around, period; and the shower facilities can't be beat. If you want new and interesting classes, though, with the exception of yoga, which I don't really do much of, you're going to have to find it somewhere else.
PROS: cleanliness, equipment, locker room
CONS: cost, interesting classes
I wish I hadn't had my hair badly damaged before I found Joe over two years ago, but sometimes things are just like that. At the time my hair was in such bad shape that I had to literally beg Joe to try to fix the damage done to my hair by someone else. He did. And it turned out so much better than even he expected.
I've been going to him ever since, and now my hair is in pretty much perfect condition. I really don't even need a blowdryer, just a good haircut, which Joe now does for me as well!
Joe is Japanese, and he learned to do the process in Japan over 12 years ago. He was the original Yuko trainer in the United States but no longer uses their poduct. He used to use Liscio, but recently came out with his own product, Kanno, and it is the best product he has ever used on my hair. There is no foul smell, and my hair comes out even more soft and shiny than it has ever before. Joe is an expert, a gentleman, meticulous, kind, and lightening-speed fast. Not only that, he is less expensive than many with far less experience than he has. Go to Joe, and you can be sure that your hair will be safe!
If you are thinking about having this process done, even if it is a long drive, you might as well go straight to Joe Kanno
PROS: Hair perfection. He will even safely do your highlghts.
CONS: There are none.
Another dentist pointed out to me that my veneers are not centered in my mouth and that one side is higher than the other. I looked; she's right. $20,000 down the drain....