March 14, 2011
F'd Up My Birthday!!!!
On Saturday, March 12, 2011, my awesome fiancé surprised me for my birthday with a full spa day package from 9am-2pm at the Red Door Spa in Tysons Corner, VA. The address is 8075 Leesburg Pike, Vienna VA 22182. The package included 1 hot stone massage, 1 signature facial, manicure, pedicure, make-up application. You can't imagine how excited I was when I fiancé dropped me off at Red Door Spa! I never been to the place, the best part was I had no clue.
Unfortunately, my birthday was ruined! I was burned on my left shoulder during the hot stone massage. I hope the dollar size burn mark on my left should does not leave a permanent scare. While receiving the facial I was told I need to take better care of my face, that my pours are horrible, and my cleaning routine is bad. During the facial I was uncomfortable, humiliated, and just wanted it to be over right away! While the mask was on my face I was left in the room for an extended period of time not knowing what was going on. During the Pedicure I was cut deeply and bleeding from my left toe second to the big toe. I could not wear heels with a dress later that night for an outing with my girlfriends because the pain from the cut was so bad. The people most close to me know I love heels, so I felt ridicules wearing flats with the dress I purchased for my birthday celebration later that night.
On top of that the manicure could not be done because I have a gel overlay on my nail and the manicurist did not know how to remove the gel. I get my nails done every two weeks and I never heard of no one not knowing how to take it off, but after the pedicure incident I did not want her touching my hands.
But wait, I'm not finished! The make artist was over booked and I waited for 45 minutes to have my make-up done. As I was waiting my fiancé came to pick me up assuming I was done. I didn't want to ruin such a loving gesture he did for me. Honestly, I hope he will send me to spa every birthday (Just not Red Door) . So I didn't complain. That's why I am writing. He prepaid for the package, but I was not happy at all with the services. I would not recommend this spa to any of my friends/family.
Not once was I offered a drink or catered to like the other women who seemed to be regulars. I feel like the atmosphere is judgmental and if you don't "look" like money you will not be treated well. That's a shame, because you never really know who or what anyone has. I was upset that my birthday experience was ruined. But my fiancé and friends made up for my horrible day later that night.