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Amazed by Faith.
In town for a baby shower with time to kill, I decided to try the body cafe for a mani/pedi. Walking in, I knew I made a great pick!!! Lining the walls were top of the line nail products, with a wide selection of colors and nail trends.
After chatting with Faith (who was so delightful) I decided to try a shellac mani & a pumpkin soak pedi with shatter polish. It's officially been 2 weeks and I'm VERY HAPPY to report that my nails have not chipped or cracked at all. There is a bit of new growth showing, but my nails are so shiny that you can barely notice.
The spa smelled wonderful and the decor encouraged relaxation. The welcome drinks were also a nice touch. The staff was really attentive and helpful. This spa can truly rival the spas of NYC, I'll definitely be back for a full spa day.
If not for the massage therapist this place wouldn't survive. I had an appointment with them over the weekend and I have to say they have the worse customer service ever. When I arrived there were two women at the counter and it was not until I reached the desk that I was even greeted. ( And no they were not busy with other customers one of them was eating and the other was surfing the web.) The one surfing the web did not say hello even though she made eye contact with me as soon as I opened the door. I sat in the lobby and the two women continued to eat and surf the web and one even answered their cell phone right at the desk. The massage therapist was amazing. Very sweet and friendly and provided excellent service. If not for their massage therapist this place wouldn't survive in my opinion. I had to wait for 45 minutes to get my next service done, a manicure, because the owners daughters friend had changed her mind about what nail service she wanted so they made me, a paying customer, wait 45 minutes. The nail tech seemed rushed and did a dry manicure which I have never heard of and my nails ended up looking terrible and started to peel the next day. The facial was last and she was very nice however she kept leaving the room during the service and it was very distracting and hard to relax. The massage therapist should work someplace else because she is going to lose clients due to how unfriendly and unaccommodating everyone else is.
Excellent cafe' for the Body!. Body Cafe' is a wonderful experience for the whole body. I have had mani/pedi, used the great tanning bed and Cheri is the best stylist, especially for naturally curly hair. I have always had a hard time finding a stylist who knew how to properly cut/style naturally curly hair. Cheri does an awesome job and I have had her cut my hair faithfully for three years now. Courtney filled in for Cheri to color my hair during an emergency and she did a great job. I get compliments all of the time about my hair color and now I use Courtney to color my hair and Cheri to cut and style. They are always friendly and professional. The salon is calming, clean and smells great. The tanning bed is always clean and not too hot. I highly recommend the Body Cafe' for all of your salon needs. It's easy to get too, just off of US 15-501 in Durham and right across the street from the South Square Target and Sam's Club.
Need to Relax? Call The Body Cafe!!!.
Going to The Body Cafe is what I look forward to the most when I am in Durham. I live in the north but spend the winter months here.
Tonya gives the best massages -- I find myself drifting into total relaxation the minute she begins to work her magic on my aching body. She finds all the tight muscles in my neck, shoulders & back, and when she's finished, I feel regenerated, and great all over! From the scented lavender oil, to the hot stones and hot towels she uses, all my cares and worries just melt away with her touch. She is truly a body healer.
Monica's facials are unbelievable. I always wished I'd booked more time, because an hour with her is never enough. I'm so relaxed, I usually fall asleep. She never leaves the room, like in other spas. While she's waiting for my mask to dry, she massages my neck, shoulders & arms and then wipes those areas down with hot towels. I look five years younger when she's done! When my facial is over, I wish I could ask her to do it all over again! I never want it to end.
When I'm finished with my massage and facial, they turn me over to Courtney to do my hair -- and no one - anywhere - can color and style my hair like she does. In other salons, I typically end up redoing my hair after I leave, but not when Courtney is finished. And I get so many compliments too.
I have been all over the world and have visited many salons and resort spas -- but never do I feel as comfortable walking in or as refreshed walking out, as when I'm at The Body Cafe. This kind of pampering and relaxation is VERY hard to find.
The atmosphere is warm and inviting....from the soft music, the burning, fragrant candles, to the beautiful smiles of these fantastic women....they eliminate all the stresses of my life -- even if it's for a few hours -- they make my day (and me) feel very special, and that means so much!
Oh, and if you're into tanning -- there is nothing better than their Ultra-Bronz tanning bed. You'll never go anywhere else to tan once you've tried this bed.
When I leave Durham - my days at The Body Cafe are what I miss the most. These women are more than fantastic technicians -- they are my friends!
Give them a call - you won't be disappointed!
Jan from Pittsburgh
Entering The Body Cafe is like exiting the World!. Wow! I've never experienced such relaxation! When I entered the quiet atmosphere there was a light candle fragrance, Jennifer smiling behind the counter, and quiet spa music in the background. Private pedicure rooms make it so nice to catch-up on the latest magazines with a fresh cup of coffee by my side. Monica! Your fingers are magic to my soar muscles and love the color selection for my nails! After After the hand and lower massage I felt like a new person. Maybe I'll just put a cot in the back and they'll let me make it my new residence! Thanks to Mike, the new owner, for a wonderful experience! I'll be back soon...that's for sure!
Best Spa and Salon in Durham. The atmosphere at The Body Cafe is so refreshing! The services are top notch, and the staff is extremely professional and welcolming. Carmille is one of the best stylist I have ever had and Natalie, the owner, is also one of the best in the industry as well. You won't ever be disappointed with any service!
disappointing. after reading good reviews, I had high expectations. The pedicure was especially disappointing. Not worth the money.
BEST brazilian wax EVER. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Jennifer. The absolute best wax experience ever. Jennifer is not only fantastic at what she does but she does it quite painlessly and very inexpensively.
Best Brazilian Waxer!!. I recently had a brazilian wax by Jennifer. It was the best wax I've ever had! I've tried other waxers in the area, but I was told to try Jennifer by a friend at my school. Not only was she professional, but it was the least painful wax I've ever experienced. Also, I took note of how clean and sanitary she was. It's pretty hard to find someone who knows what they're doing when it comes to these kinds of waxes, or any other for that matter, so I highly recommend to try her!!
Worth Trying. After a not-so wonderful spa experience a few months ago, I tried this place just a few days ago and I was thrilled with the service and the atmosphere. I will definately return. Try their facial! I am always aware of friendly and positive feeling staff, and this spa had great attitudes. Facial was great, relaxing, unfortunately I don't recall the estatician's name but she was very professional and allows me to relax and didn't talk when she realized I needed peace and to not be interactive.
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