Customer Reviews for Bella D'ora Spa & Salon (12)
October 11, 2013
I'm a very loyal customer
I started going to Bella Dora spa back in 2009, and have been a loyal client since. I primarily go for their facials and massages, which are divine, but just recently i decided to try getting my haircut there, simply out of convenience. I must say, Nicole does a fab job and it's the best cut I've ever had! Love this spa! It's reasonable, professional, and relaxing!
October 4, 2013
A place of peace
In my busy life it is very important to have a place that I can depend on that will let me unwind and escape from the outside world. Bella offers that peace and quiet. All services offered are professional and top notch. Staff are friendly and accommodating.
October 3, 2013
Fabulous spa!! Customer service is amazing. Go see Janet for a facial and brows!!
October 3, 2013
THE BEST SPA EVER!
There aren't enough amazing things to say about Bella Dora! I have been coming here for EVERYTHING for about 3 years now. I frequent this day spa several times a month to take care of all of my beauty needs. Janet gives the most incredible facials! My skin has never been clearer (coming from someone who has struggled with acne since my teens). Mae is beyond talented at hair! Her vision is spot on. She never fails to give me EXACTLY what I ask for whether it's a cut or color, an updo for a formal event, or a just-because style for the day. Amanda is truly talented when it comes to makeup application and I always feel absolutely beautiful when she's done. She's creative and super talented! I love the vibe at the spa. Everyone is SO friendly and sweet and you can't beat those complimentary beverages! They offer the best products and the cutest clothes in their boutique. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else!
September 27, 2013
I came here on a Groupon with not much expectation. What a lovely surprise! The services were fantastic! The spa is very serene and lovely. The quiet room was way nicer than would expect. The salon was fantastic. What a hidden gem!
March 28, 2012
I love going to Bella Dora because the second you walk in, you've entered the most relaxing, luxurious place ever! You're immediately offered a wide range of alcoholic and non alcoholic specialty drinks in their boutique with amazing spa brands like bumble and bumble, and Kashwere. I always go to Nicole to get my hair cut and highlighted, she's amazing. Molly is also very good. The massages are to die for! They have so many options and really listen to what you want. One of the best features though is the Quiet Room. After leaving the locker room mini spa, you go into the quiet room and there are comfy couches and massage chairs accompanied by hot tea, cucumber water, magazines, and blankets. SO WORTH EVERY PENNY
September 28, 2010
I am not the sort of person to frequent spas. I am a nurse who takes care of everyone except herself. So when I was given Spa Finder gift cards, I didn't know where to go. The reviews were helpful on some of the spas and I decided to go to Bella D'Ora. I had no idea of what to expect, but I needed a massage so thought I would give it a try. The ambiance of the spa was lovely, dark, candles, quiet, and comforting. The people there were friendly. There was a nice locker room with lovely robes, slippers, and a quiet room with massage chairs and all sorts of nice little amenities while you waited - which wasn't very long. It truly was like leaving my hectic world on the other side of the door which was just great. My massage therapist was Marion and she was very good. She listened to where my pain was the greatest and concentrated on it. I think she found every sore spot I had and massaged them out. I think I will spoil myself again occasionally. It was really nice. I know where I am going to do my Christmas shopping this year too!! That will be easy. I would strongly recommend Bella D'Ora to everyone and also, I recommend Marion.
August 1, 2010
The Best Hair in Town
I've got to say that Bella D'ora Spa/Salon gets my vote. This place is GREAT, especially when you compare it to the chain massage outlets and so called spas in our town. I recently had the Brazilian Blowout done. OMG!! I'm a new woman, literally. My hair is silky soft, manageable, and smooth/straight - and the best thing yet is the procedure was actually good for my hair. You have to try it. I'm hooked now.
February 17, 2010
Take it or Leave it.
For my birthday I got a spafinder gift certificate and from the website I chose this place. It was nice inside at first glance but as my eyes adjusted to teh dark I saw flat old carpet with what looked like stains and that creeped me out. The bathroom was really nice though and seemed clean so i wasn't alarmed. I first had a facial which was pretty good. The girl was nice and enthusiatic if a bit rehearsed with lots of information. It was nothing to write home about but i didnt break out or anything. I got my hair cut after. This was a nightmare. The girl was sweet and seemed confident that she could make me happy- all i asked for was to trim the ends and add a few girly layers for texture. I told her I needed to pull it back away from my face so not to cut the layers too high.......we talked about my husband being a tattoo artist and i think she decided that meant i was punk rock. I left with what she called a "Modern Mainstream" cut. I thought it looked like Joan Jett or Steven Tyler. She said she wanted to make me look edgy. What?! Me...edgy? I don't think so. She said she learned the haircut the night before at a training class so I realized I was her first client of the day and she wanted to test it out. It is finally growing out enough that i can get it fixed without chopping it all short. I feel like she didn't listen to me during the consultation. When I left the receptionist was short with me and a tad unfriendly. I don't think i would go back again unless it was free-and not for a haircut.
December 27, 2009
Was not impressed
My good friend and I purchased a "day at the spa" package which included 5 services (massage, facial, mani/pedi, hair, and makeup) and lunch. OMG, we were so excited to get away from the kids and pamper ourselves silly. My friend drove all the way from San Diego to this location in Carlsbad. Sad to say, we were very disappointed. When we arrived, no one had the key to the building, so we stood outside in the drizzle to wait, and our spa services started late. We were given a free 30-minute service to be used at a later date for this inconvenience. I used mine later that month for a 30-min neck massage, which was excellent although I wouldn't have paid for it myself. But my friend is not planning on driving back up to Carlsbad anytime soon to visit Bella D'Ora for a free 30 minutes anything! The lobby is a mishmosh of retail and products which does not give off a "spa" vibe. The salon is up front so all you hear is the chit-chat of salon gossip and blow dryers. Not peaceful to say the least! The "spa" part is in the back of Bella D'Ora. The day I went with my friend, I got all 5 of my services one after the other while my friend had an hour lapse between service #4 and #5. She was left all alone in the back waiting room for an hour! I was shocked and embarrassed. I had a few snags after my manicure service that I fixed myself when I got home. My makeup service was attrocious! I took it off before my husband could see it. Needless to say, I didn't feel the money we spent that day was worth it and our expectations of a blissful day at the spa were not met. I will not be going back. There are plenty of other spas in the Carlsbad area that are more deserving of my time and money.
June 16, 2008
I visited this spa with my sister and the service and personal attention was the best I've had. They start out by offering you any drink you'd like, then you enter into a very peaceful relaxation room with massage chairs to relax an unwind in. I got the pregnancy massage and brow waxing, they were both wonderful. Everyone was very friendly and hospitable. Great place for a well needed and deserved pampering!
December 29, 2007
I got a bridal package for Bella D'Ora through a bridal show and it was wonderful. All services I received were fantastic. The staff extremely nice and accommodating, the ambiance is perfect, I just can't say enough about how wonderful it is. If you haven't already, you should go to Bella D'Ora for a massage, a facial, eyebrow wax, hair cut & style, you name it they do it and do it well.
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