Not a fan.
I am just not a fan of Aveda products - so would recommend another day spa for a GOOD facial.
I was disappointed in my spa day. My husband gave me a gift certificate and I decided to spend even more on a full day of services. Because I did an ala carte rather than one of their packages I guess they forgot to ask me about lunch. I was starving!! The only thing I was offered was some green tea.
My massage was okay and this was probably the best part of the day - I was able to tune out the noisy salon.
My hair service was overpriced and extremely unimpressive. I went home looking and feeling spent and beat up - NOT relaxed and rejuvenated.
I've been only been to essentials for waxing, but I've always been pleased with the results. For bikini, they make you feel comfortable and talk to you so there's no awkwardness while you get waxed. I've had Jaclyn each time I've been there and she's very sweet. Essentials is clean, convenient, and offers a nice experience. Prices are reasonable.