I wrote a previous review but wasn't formally registered. Then I accidentaially gave a one star review! Oops!! Maybe it will be deleted. Anyway, I was curious too about the laser hair removal and whether this spa was legit, so I went to speak to the manager and get a tour if the facilities. The manager explained in very detailed fashion how the procedure is carriedthe out, what equipmentwas used during the procedure, how long the procedure lasts, and what credentials he and Olena had. I believe they will do a great job. My recommendation is that you go to the facility and find out for yourself if you are suspicious about the reviews. Can't wait to start my laser hair removal procedure! :-)
Same here, Rashib. Not sure what to do about it. The rating is too perfect and all comments are in the superlative - either too good or too bad. Not a good sign!
I wanted to buy online laser thing from Groupon. But, after seeing positive reviews, I am scared :(
I too purchased a coupon for lazer hair removal. I bought this just yesterday and Olena got me in the very same day. I was more than impressed with that alone. I unfortunately bought a Living Social coupon for a different place out in Tigard and it was nothing but a nightmare. This was a breath of fresh air walking into her business. Beautifully decorated, extremely close to where I live and she was very, very nice. I actually liked her and her business so much so..that I bought some additional lazer treatments and I will finish what I started at the "other" place out in Tigard that was horrific!
I'm looking forward to my next appointment and I am also considering doing some lazer treatments on my face as well. Thank you Olena for showing me that going to get lazer work done can be an enjoyable experience.
I bought the groupon for lazer treatments here. After my first appointment I felt confident enough to buy several future treatments as well!
I love the quiet beauty in each room. The location is easy to reach and parking is never an issue. The laser therapist was very conscientious. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends!!
Olena's European Spa.
I have been a client of Olena's for 14 years. She is always informed of the latest skin care techniques and various treatments. I have never met an esthetician who keeps up on their education as much as she does. Her spa is beautiful decorated, warm and exceptionally clean.
If you want a world class treatment this is the place to receive it.
This is probably one of the nicest spas in Portland. I have been there a few times and decided to continue with ongoing services.
Where to start - the treatments I received have been delivered in a very professional fashion, and even more important, they really worked well. When I go to a spa I don't normally go just to relax or have a nice time (which is also nice but not the reason I go) but to address something and improve some aspect of health or appearance. Every time I have received services at Olena's spa I saw immediate results.
Another important note - the interior of this spa is incredible. It's reminiscent of a 5-Star Hotel or maybe an art museum, but not quite. The interior decorating is perfect, I love the old fashioned but super-sophisticated design of the bathrooms, the art on the walls, the decor. Yes it's true, I don't go to a spa for the decor, but it really is beautiful and just being in the building is alone a pleasurable experience.
Olena is highly trained and knowledgeable in her field and also gives excellent and helpful advice. But despite all of this, I have noticed that her prices are generally lower than prices of similar services in other Portland Spas. It makes it much more affordable and feasible to go for treatments, particularly recurring treatments.
The treatments I've received include Body Wraps and Laser Genesis.
Portland's Best! Don't believe the jealous fabrications..
I have only once written one of these before however I could not help but laugh out loud when I read the two recent obvious slams about Olena's Spa that I noticed when referring her to a friend. Both of these people (if in fact they are two different people) have clearly never been there. "Fake certifications?" Really? With half a brain you know that would never be allowed. As professional as she is I am sure It is totally untrue to suggest the other classless things that were mentioned. My guess is they are another spa that can't compete with the excellent services and beautiful decor at Olena's. Her clientele is a who's who of some of the areas most successful people who know where to go.
From the minute you walk in you feel as though you are in a European castle. Every surface is tile, marble, granite, copper or hardwood, art and sculpture. Absolutely all VERY upscale. This is not some carved out space at a strip mall that still smells like the failed restaurant that was there before it. It is a beautiful stand alone building. Go look for yourself. It costs nothing to step inside and say hello but be prepared to stay because you won't want to leave, and once you do stay, you won't be sorry.
So what was a guy doing there in a spa that primarily caters to women? I have lived here all of my life and know a lot of people. This is where the ones I respect said to go. Referrals are everything to me so I took their advice. I had developed spider veins on my face. Suffice it to say a lot of red blotches that really made me look much older than I am. As I mentioned, I had heard that Olena was an absolute artist in the removal of this type of condition and that she had a new state of the art laser machine to work with. I wanted the best especially since this is my face we are talking about and I work in sales so I could not afford to take any chances. I made an appointment and went in for a treatment. She made me comfortable and explained what to expect. She then began to treat me and talked me through it as she went. I was never nervous at all. When she finished she explained what I needed to do for my after care. It is so nice to have people comment on how great I look although no one has figured out why. They just know I look better. Isn't that the sign of excellent work?
Give her spa and salon a try. Tell her Dan sent you. It'll make her smile. I used my real name and I am telling the truth. I don't need to hide.
For my money, this is the ONLY spa in Portland! Those that know, go here.
My work brought me to this part of town a few months ago and I discovered this so called SPA by accident. I had a tour to see what it was like inside and I would not call this place a SPA at all! Maybe if you have lived on 82nd area all your life and have not seen any thing better! The staff hardly speaks any english and from the reviews you can tell most of these people can't write either!
I would not trust them with laser and by reading the comments about the fake certifications,and I am not a bit surprised.
Also what's up with the work out room up stairs. This is 2011 people, have you been to nice clubs around?
The comment before mine makes me laugh, is he there for the salon services or for something else that is on the under ground menu?
(No ratings, with Zero stars!)
We have 46 good reviews, 5 of them are unhappy and 3 unhappy of them appear at the same days of our SPA GROUPON SALE! ???
OUR SPA has been described in the book " Oregon Community Treasures" by William Faubion, as a most reputable in Oregon!
Best place for facials, laser, hair cuts!.
Oh, yes, its hard to get an appointment right away because they are always busy ... but it is worth the wait .
would give it a five stars otherwise.
Service ,people , atmosphere , very professional ,would give it a five stars in this department .Ohh and very beautiful ladies!
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