Lia Schorr Skin Care
Approval Rate: 90%
I have been going to Tami for Brazilian waxes exclusively for the past 5 years. She is the best! Before a friend recommended Tami, I had tried several other top NYC wax hot spots- J Sisters, Completely Bare, etc... Once I discovered Tami- I never even concidered going anywhere else! She such a sweetheart and makes you feel so comfortable. Not to mention the actual wax is amazing- no irritation and completely hair free (and her technique is pretty painless). This might sound odd- but I look forward to seeing her and catching up once a month :) I just had a baby in Sept. and went to Tami throughout my pregnancy (up to my due date!) and went right back after 2 months. Several of my friends now go to Tami too- with rave reviews! I would highly recommend Lia Schorr for waxing with Tami!!
So let me start off my review with I am not one who recieves facial treatments often. Heck I've never had one before this. Also I'm a man.....so that should tell you somethign right there. A few of my friends(also men) had began going here for numerous issues not just to be pampered and had started to see fantastic results. I myself am no stranger to ingrown hairs, breakouts and huge pores. SO i decided to give this place a chance and see what goes on in these rooms. I arrived and was greeted by Lia herself who I did not expect to see but I thought was a great touch. As I waited for a few min I nibbled on soem delicious dry fruit and I soon went in. I would love to explain what services I had done but I really am not sure how to explain what went on..the esthetician tried to explain it to me but it was liek greek. I know for sure I had extractions and those were painful but i left looking like new. My skin was glowing and I felt good. I had a few questions when leaving about shavi... Read more
I wrote a more detailed review on my blog (deconstructed-life[dot]blogspot[dot]com) -- this was a terrific facial for an insanely low price. I have received facials from Shizuka, Bliss, Cornelia (name has now changed), etc. and the results here are the same, but for a half to a third of the price.
So funny I just read the last review, I was just about to write about how once again I had the best Brazilian waxing ever at Lia Schorr Dayspa. Especially since I just entered a new relationship and my boyfriend loves it even more! It’s completely smooth in all the right places! I searched forever to find the best Brazilian and 10 years ago I found it at Lia Schorr. Tami is hands down the expert Brazilian waxier in town. She makes you feel comfortable, relaxed as you can be with your legs in the air! The procedure is as painless as possible. I have never left burned, with redness or irritation, I have always left smooth and satisfied. Tami is also the best Pedicurist; she cleans your feet European style. I have also had the deep pore cleaning facial, micro-derm and oxygen treatments since I walked in the door. I look at least 15 year younger everyone tells me! I owe it all to LIA SCHORR DAYSPA!! This spa deserves the biggest praises compared to all the dayspas around.
I don't like writing negative reviews but considering I'm in pain right now, I figure it's worth it. I've read so many good reviews before going for the first time that I was convinced that I'll love the place. I went for a brazilian wax and liked the way it was done the first time so I bought a package deal (pay for 5, get 6th free). The 2nd time I went, the waxer burned me pretty bad with the wax. My experience with other places is that the waxer blows a little on the wax to cool it off a bit. I was pretty sore for the next couple of days. I didn't go back for a long time but finally figured I should use up the rest of my package. The next time I went I made sure to tell her that she burned me last time and to maybe cool it off a little and she waved off my complaint like it wasn't anything serious. Yesterday I finally went for my last time and again the waxer burned me. Now I'm sitting here constantly fidgetting because it hurts to sit down with that area completely sore. I can und... Read more
I travel extensively for business all over the US and when in NYC, I make sure to reserve half a day for Lia Schorr's services. This is the place I come for amazing, bruise-free facials by experienced aestheticians; for a pampering, professional massage that leaves me feeling relaxed, yet energized. This is also the time to get a medi/pedi and advice about beauty treatments from the queen bee herself- Lia, who is knowledgeable like no other. In my travels I can choose from many spas but each visit to Lia's is a wonderful reminder as to why I keep coming back.
I WAS REFFERED TO LIA SCHORR DAYSPA FOR WHAT I WAS TOLD IS THE BEST SERVICE IN NYC. I WORK A VERY HIGH POWERED JOB THAT DEMANDS I LOOK MY BEST AT ALL TIMES. I ENTERED THE SPA TO BE GREETED BY LIA HERSELF WHICH IN THE INDUSTRY IS RARE, AT THIS POINT I NEW THIS WOULD BE A GREAT EXPERIECE. THE ENVIRONMENT IS CALM AND RELAXING WITH LIA MAKING SURE YOU FEEL AT HOME. I WAS BROUGHT TO MY ROOM FOR MY SERVICE AND WAS GREATED BY A VERY INFORMATIVE SKINCARE EXPERT WHO HAS GUIDED ME THROUGH MY DAILY SKINCARE ROUTINE WITH ALL OF LIA SCHORR PRODUCTS. THE FACIAL TOOK 75 MINUTES, WITH GREAT EXTRACTION, I WAS AMAZED TO LEAVE THE ROOM AND GO BACK TO THE OFFICE WITHOUT BEING RED AND BLOCHY. TRULY THE BEST FACIAL I EVER EXPERIENCED. BECAUSE OF MY GREAT EXPERIENCE I RETURNED FOR A BRAZILIAN WAX WHICH WAS FAST, PAINLESS AND WITHOUT IRRATATION. I ALSO FOUND OUT THE LIA IS AN EXPERT IN MENS SKINCARE AND I WILL BE SURE TO BRING MY BOYFRIEND WITH ME TO MY NEXT FACIAL APPOINTMENT.
I had been shopping around for a spa that did extractions efficiently and with out leaving bruises on my skin. I found Lia Schorr Skin Care and don't have to look any further. I received an excellent 90 minute facial with painless extractions and immediately noticed a difference in my pores. My skin looked tight and radiant. The facialist was a gem, very professional and I was extremely impressed. It was obvious my Esthetician knew what she was doing! She has also been with Lia Schorr for 24 years and in my opinion that is a positive reflection on Lia and her business. The ambiance is warm, candlelit with relaxing music and the healthy mix of snacks is totally divine. I would recommend this spa to anyone.
I am taking a stand. I have been a long-standing customer of Lia Schorr's and I feel that I have to write this review because the reviews below are misguided. This spa has excellent service--by far they do the best facials in town, and honestly people, when we are talking about your skin, what matters is the quality of service. This spa has nothing but the highest quality of service: skin is never blotchy after a facial and there are never any marks. Lia may be a little hard to understand, but I understand why a cancellation may upset her, since there are others in line for that slot. I've cancelled before and havent felt upset when I was politely asked to be cognizant next time if I need to cancel--thats business. Bottom line is if you want quality, I highly recommend this place. If your primary concern is the person you speak to on the phone, your priorities are off.
First off - the scheduling process was a nightmare, as I was rushed through it by some woman who sounded as though she was reluctant to do her job. Then something came up for me the day of my appointment, and I was put in a position where I wouldn't be able to keep my appointment. When I called the spa to ask if rescheduling was possible, I was literally yelled at by "my" esthetician, who told me I was inconsiderate for doing this "to her". She actually scolded me on the phone, and I was shocked. She told me she was upset because she is in such high demand, and that I was leaving her with an empty slot in her appointment book. If she is in such high demand, then it shouldn't be hard to give that time to someone else, correct? This woman also went on about how she would charge me double on my next appointment as a penalty for canceling. Mind you this was in response to my simple question "is it possible to reschedule my appointment? Something came up...". I did not get her name, nor ... Read more
I had purchased a 5-session gift pack for my wife and on her 2nd visit, I decided to go with my wife to get a facial done. We were in separate rooms but they assigned one technician for the both of us. So she was constantly going back and forth between the two of us. She barely spent more than a full 30 minutes with me and another 30 minutes on her. We were paying for 2 sessions mind you. Then the technician talks to my wife in the other room asking her if I need any extra treatment on my weather ravaged face...and she tells the tech that it's up to me. When the tech comes back to my room, she says my wife told her to give me give me an extra cleansing (I think it was some type of acid wash). I didn't think anything of it and thought it was part of the normal routine so I let her do it...all it was was some lotion or cream she slathered on my face and left to sit for 5-10 minutes. When all was done and we went to pay, we were charged for 3 sessions!?! I asked why 3 and they sa... Read more
My girlfriend brought me here and I was surprised with how many services for men were offered. This spa has services catered to a guy's needs, like the facials, manicures and pedicures, that don't have the unnecessary fluff that women want. I like how clean and refreshed I felt after my facial and pedicure. I also appreciated the advice Lia gave me about shaving to avoid breakouts and razor burn. I bought the aftershave they offer and it has made my skin feel smooth and soft. My girlfriend can drag me back here anytime.
When I turned 25 I realized that my skin was starting to change and I decided it was time to take care of myself for the future. I didnt want to go to a dermatologist because I didnt want to take any strong medications for what I realize is a natural process of aging. A friend recommended that I get a facial at Lia Schorr's and I am in love with this place! Lia Schorr's services present the perfect balance of a practical and holistic approach to skin care. Because the staff is so knowledgeable, I know I am in good hands. I cant wait until my next facial. Thank you Lia!
The staff is really really nice, they all are just great and know what they are doing! but the owner is horrible! she is a nasty coogar, always rude and has no class! I'm sure that she stays in business only because of her staff who she probably treats bad! the massage was very good, and their manicures/pedicures are great too!
Make sure you have enough time scheduled with a half day of beauty...I felt slightly rushed and I didn't get the parafin treatment of my mani/pedi. ~:-/ The massage was very good.
You can come here stressed and leave relaxed. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and they are great at educating you on how to take care of your body no matter what your concerns may be. Other skin care businesses can learn a lot from Lia Schorr.
This Spa has a GREAT atmosphere and the services offered are amazing and absolutely the best I’ve ever received in NYC. My boyfriend bought me a gift certificate for my birthday and I’m so glad he did! My massage was completely relaxing and my facial had my face feeling so smooth and rejuvenated. I just bought 3 gift certificates to give to my sisters for Christmas!
Getting facials is part of my beauty care routine. I've been getting facials since I was 20, it's a "must have" for me. I'm a slave to the sun...just love soaking up those rays and I grab every opportunity to lay out. I've pretty much overexposed my skin throughout my teenage years and have definitely done a ton of damage. As I was getting older I could start seeing the effects. My best friend goes to Lia Schorr Day Spa every six weeks for microdermabrasion and oxygen treatments and it's so impressive how she looks ten years younger! Stunning! I'm so jealous ;) I decided to take a break from the sun and experience the real world of facials. I am so happy I did and am extremely grateful to the wonderful owner and lovely staff at Lia Schorr. They were professional, warm, inviting and really made me feel so comfortable. Here's the best part...I saw results in one treatment already! It was surprising to see how quickly my skin responded to the quality care I received at the spa... Read more
The atmosphere of this spa feels like a spa back in 1980. The owner NEEDs to make it feel up to date..you could easily go to an asian spa for half the price, and get the same experience. The facial was alright, but the woman kept going in and out of the room..the room was cold..and it was not relaxing..the service was not great..the only good part was the massage, but I'd say skip this salon completely and go somewhere where u can actually enjoy yourself completely. Also the owner is so rude, and needs an attitude adjustment
I have been going to Lia Schorr for 4 years now. Each time ,I was impressed by the cordial treatment and expert care. The staff is obviously skilled and they show concern for individual needs. My favorite treatments are facials and massages, but all other spa services are also available,as is a full line of quality skin care products. Lia also offers periodic treatment packages at discounted prices. This spa is an oasis of relaxation in the midst of one of the world's most hectic cities!Treat yourself to a day at Lia Schorr's!
This place may be small, but the service makes you feel like you're being pampered in a palace. The facial is a comfortable, relaxing experience... the masseuses are so incredible you would think they are mind-readers the way they hit all the right spots... and there is nowhere else i'd go for that down-there wax, simply because I know everything is clean and the ladies make you feel so at ease, that it's quick and virtually painless. The best part is that there is nowhere else in the city where you could get this kind of quality without getting ripped off.
I have been coming here for facials for the past 20 years. It's certainly not the fanciest place in town, and maybe it's not for everyone, but dollar-for-dollar, I believe that there is no equivalent place in New York City. All of the facialists are extraordinarily well-trained (no new beauty school grads practicing on your face!). They can extract all your blackheads without leaving a mark on your face, which is no mean feat. The owner, who is Israeli, is sometimes described as abrubt and rude but is actually quite nice once you get to know her. She does march to her own beat, and if you feel your experience was not what you imagined, you need to tell her as much. The way that she is able to hold down the prices on the facials, which are all topnotch, is by having the facialists float between rooms during services. That means you will likely be by yourself during the steaming and masque portions of the service, but if you can deal with that, this place is an absolute homerun. ... Read more
I've been to a few spa's in NYC for facials and other spa services. I had a great experience at Lia's. The second you walk in you feel calm and relaxed. The menu of services is fab and the staff is very professional. I enjoyed my facial so much I fell asleep and woke up feeling totally refreshed!! Def would go back and recommend it to my friends!!!
I came here for a half day of beauty which includes: full body massage, foot reflexology, paraffin manicure/pedicure, and euro facial. I was welcomed by Lia upon arrival into the spa. She was very friendly and warm to me. My first treatment was the massage and that was absolutely lovely. The manicure/pedicure went well as well. My favorite part was the facial and the esthetician was really good. You can tell she has many good years of experience and was really good with extractions. She had to lecture me on not picking my skin, lol. I felt glowing and refreshed walking out of Lia Schorr's Spa.
Lia Schorr's title of "Manhattan's Best Spa" is undoubtebly a self proclaimed title...as this is by far the WORST spa (if you can call it that) I've ever been to...and I've been to many! Where to start? First, Lia Schorr is the rudest host imaginable! Her demenor and the way she treates her guests is absolutely deplorable! She doesn't know the first thing about customer service and should go to a real spa to get a lesson on how to treat your clients, and how she should re-do her facilities. There is no warm greeting when you enter, no relaxing, calming environment, no robe, no slippers, no munchies, the same Lipton tea I have in my office (stirofoam cup and all!), no serene music...none of that! I'm convinced that all the positive comments about the spa are written by either Lia herself, a family member or friend, or someone she paid off. It should've been a tip-off when there were no pictures of the facility on any website...if I were her, I wouldn't want to promote my dentist ... Read more
I have used Lia's company for many years. I primarily go for facials having had problem skin when I was younger. I'm particular to Alla or Eugenia who have been there forever and are very good. This is a facial for people who like extraction and clean pores rather than just someone mushing cream around on your face. It is well-priced and Lia always remembers her loyal clients with a discounted offer of a package of 6 facials. She participates in Spa Week for a full month which makes it easier to get an appt. and take advantage of that twice a year. Overall, very good value- the ladies never rush you and don't push products.
I was very pleased with the level of professional experience I had at the Lia Schorr Spa this Friday. My esthetician Lydia was very attentive to me, and I truly enjoyed my facial. I'm an incredibly fussy person, and I've been going to many salons over the years, but I felt that Lydia did an amazing job. I would recommend this place to anyone. I felt like I was away from the noisy city - very relaxed, and the place was also very clean. I will definetly be making a trip there very soon.
I always leave happy. This place never disappoints. best bang for your buck. You get treated head to toe, and feel like a new person, and doesn't break your bank.
I got my GF a gift certificate to Lia Schorr and she was amazed at the job they did. Highly recommended, great place and even better deals!
I went to Lia Schorr for the first time before my wedding. I was nervous because I heard horror stories about the way the skins looks after a facial. At Lia's I was not disappointed. I chose the European Deep Pore Cleansing facial. Massage, steam and exfoliation couldn't be any better. My skin felt amazing, tight , smooth and clear. It looked flawless in my pictures. When I got back from my honeymoon, I bought a package of 6. I highly recommend going here!
I am an avid spa visitor, for over 20 years. I have been so lucky to have patronized some of the most luxurious, prestigious, and expensive spas, all over the world and I will continue to visit Lia Schorr spa when I am in New York. The technicians are consistent in their professionalism, their acute attention to detail and the lengths they go to, to offer me the most profound spa experience, each and every time. Whether I am receiving a facial from Eugenia, or a body treatment or a microdermabrasion with oxygen treatment, I am always treated like royalty. The legendary Lia Schorr is always so poised, passionate and knowledgeable. I enjoy my visits from beginning to end. I am always ensured a safe and prompt service and Lia always addresses MY skincare concerns. I am constantly updated and more informed about my skin care regimen and the latest breakthroughs and most cutting edge technological advances in my skincare products. This holiday season, all my friends, family, neighbors... Read more
I really am surprised with all the great reviews on this place. Unfortunately, my experience wasn’t so great. I went in last month for a facial, and I’ll just say that I was sitting in the room for AN HOUR AND 45 MINUTES - The aesthetician spent more time outside of the room than inside with me. (She was clearly working with another client because I could hear her outside of the room). It all started with the steaming part of the facial – she left me under that thing for, no joke, almost 20 minutes. TRUST ME, I’m not exaggerating – I kept looking at my watch. (And I’ve heard it’s not good to steam you’re face for too long because then when you’re getting your extractions done these can more easily lead to broken capillaries). Anyhow, every chance she got she was leaving me with some kind of solution or mask on my face – it was a very unpleasant experience. And I won’t even get too much into the extractions because I know they’re supposed to be unpleasant – but my God, this woma... Read more
I am currently Group Editorial Director of Beauty Fashion Magazine. I first met Lia in 1980 when I was Beauty Editor of Health Magazine, and she had just left Georgette Klinger to establish herself in her current location at 686 Lexington Avenue. Through the years Lia and I not only have developed a very special friendship but professionally she gives superb service with highly professional aestheticians. Pedicures and manicures are the best I've ever had; that's why I continue to go to her salon/spa. I recently strayed and had an upper lip wax at another salon due to an article I was writing. Not only was it terrible, I came away with an open sore which took 2 weeks to heal. I returned to Lia Schorr for my usual upper lip wax and there was not even a mark on my upper lip after the Schorr 'treatment.' Lia is a thorough professional, and she hires only the best people to service her clients. As I always say in Beauty Fashion, it's all about service. Bravo Lia. by Adelaide Farah Group... Read more
I first went to Lia Schorr in my twenties - more than 20 years ago when no one was catering to men. I went back today and Lia looks the same if not younger which tells me alot about her business and expertise!!! I realize as I get older skin care is not a luxury but a necessity. They took very good care of me and did not push me to buy products I do not need - which is very rare these days. Still impressive after all these years - I will not wait another 20 years to go back!!!
I hadn't had time for a facial for years, but knew I needed to start taking care of my skin. Years ago the place to go was Lia Schorr, so I made an appointment. She was the best then - and I am happy to say after my facial today - still the best. In a city where we are supposed to judge a "spa" or salon by what drink they serve you, it was so glorious to be in the hands of a real aesthetician, providing the care and cleansing my skin needed in a quiet, relaxed, clean atmosphere. My skin looks great, but better yet, I was made to feel great. In the 80s and 90s there was always the A list celebrity or two getting a manicure with the rest of us mere mortals. But the real celebrity is Lia who has created a beauty oasis. The best then and now!
Gave my girlfriend a gift certificate here. She loved it. Highly recommend for all. This place is great. She said to definitely get a manicure/ pedicure.
I JUST CAME BACK FROM MY FIRST FACIAL AND IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE FROM THE MOMENT I ARRIVED. AT THE END MY SKIN FELT SO SILKY SMOOTH THAT I PURCHASED A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR MY MOTHER.
I recently came to Lia Schorr and had my first facial. I cannot wait to get my second! It was so relaxing and my skin has never looked better!
So Far i have read 40 bad reviews on lia schorr. i have not yet gone to the spa but when i called to make an appointment it was unprofessional. i got on the phone and some one picked up the phone and said lia schorr then i said hello may i make an appointment she say for what in a rude voice and i said for the teen spa then she says one moment , one moment felt like an hour then she comes back ask me what time do i wanna come i ask her what time was available she said 11-am and i waited to see if there was any else but she dident nothing else so i said okay i take that one and she asked for my name i stated my name and then she say okay and hung up. meanwhile im thinking how come she ask for what i wanted done. manicure or pedicure or back massage or nothing. so i say that was unprofessional i will check this place and come back to u
Took my girl to Lia Schorr Skin Care and now she won't go anywhere else. This place has the best skin care center in NYC. Try it I promise you, YOU WILL LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!
Lia Schorr was an amaziung gift from my wonderful fiance. He gave it to me for my graduation and what a surprise. An amazing full day at the spa. Lia was a gracious hostess and the girls all were so nice. I want to go back weekly and I may now. I am definitely hooked on Lia Schorr Skincare!
I went here after a friend recommended it and although I was hesitant to have the facial and other services done I greaty enjoyed it. I have since recommended Lia Schorr (who, by the way, is an amazingly sweet person) to my brother and my best friend. If you are looking for great skincare in nyc I suggest this day spa!
Lia Schorr is a wonderful day spa; as a busy working mother, I really value the fact that she is very flexible with appointments and you can get in at the last minute. Her technicians are extremely nice and create a soothing environment where I can always relax. They do a great job; the manicures/pedicures and facials I have received have been top-notch and they are always willing to accomodate my schedule; doing multiple treatments at once, etc. The products that I have purchased have been great, and I have not found them to be pushy at all. I would definitely recommend this spa.
This spa is a wonderful, hospitable place. Lia and her professional staff have been taking care of me for about 15 years, and I have always been pleased with the results. Because I have a hectic life as a lawyer, I appreciate Lia's kind demeanor and willingness to accommodate me at the last minute. Lia's staff members are very welcoming and well-trained, and the spa is clean and comforting. I have had a range of superior treatments at the spa, from facials to pedicures to waxing to massages.
"I went to Lia Schorr after receiving a gift certificate. It was an awful experience. The owner is extremely rude, abrasive and extremely unprofessional. Maybe this place was the place to go 20 years ago but not now. She needs to redo the environment of the spa and adjust her attitude. I made an appointment and told her that I had this gift certificate for a facial, massage, manicure, pedicure and bikini wax. When I got there she told me the I would not be getting the manicure/pedicure/bikini because that person wasn't working that day. In what spa in Manhattan can you not get a simple manicure any day of the week? The individuals that did the massage and facial (Alla) were very nice. However, they did keep going in and out of the room (which was dirty and small) and kept the door open. The atmosphere was not very calming or luxurious. The website is horrible too. I would not recommend this place and never go again."
When it comes to handling acneic skin Lia schorr has the best facialist in Manhattan. A year ago I started getting acne, at 34 years old I was mortified. I had gone to at least 5 different facialists on Long Island before someone mentioned Lia Schorr Day spa and recommended Ala. So of course i was willing to try anything to get rid of this problem and for the past 6 months Ala has been working with me on a monthly basis. Between the facials with extractions (which is key), along with the different treatments she uses on my face, like masks, spot treatments and different electrical machines my face has been spot free for the last 2 months. ala really is an amazing facialist and I am extremely satisfied with my results!!!!!!
As a frequently returning customer to this spa, I wanted to express all the excellent experiences I've had here. I have known Lia for a number of years and always enjoy entering the spa to her warm welcoming attitude. In my teenage years I struggled with many skin issues, including acne. I can't even describe in words how it feels to look in the mirror today and see flawless skin. The treatments I have had from the most caring employees have really changed my life. I will contine to return on a monthly basis fro many years to come. Every treatment is worth every penny. Also I really suggest Lia Schorr's Equalizer Serum and Vitamin C and E Serum as they are both excellent products. I would suggest this spa to everyone based on all my wonderful experiences! Thank You Lia and Lia's team.
My friend bought me a gift certificate for a facial for my birthday. I went in and had the most horrible 'spa' expereince I've ever had. The owner is so mean and pushy and treated me like dirt when I didn't want to upgrade. The esthetician was pretty nice and did an okay job (she did leave the room to attend to other people a lot and the place is really nasty - not spa-like at all). When I was finished, I got more and more pressure to buy things I didn't want. I will certainly never go back there again and I'm writing this to warn anyone else - if you're going to go somewhere to relax and get pampered, go somewhere else. If you want to be badgered and harassed, this is the place for you.
I discovered Lia Schorr more than 20 years ago. It's a great place to escape your daily routine in the city. Facials are so relaxing, I walk out afterward feeling like I had a vacation. Everyone on the staff is very knowledgeable about skin and extremely gentle. Prices are reasonable. Plus, it's the best place for waxing. I tell all my friends to go to Lia. And my 16-year-old daughter loves going there, too.
A couple of weeks ago I had a facial with Lydia, she was wonderful, one of the best facials I have had! I highly recommend her.