345 E 9TH St, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.728437 -73.985231
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village
Definite pass if you're not into getting brow-beaten – Also known as 'Azure' this spa is kind of a hole in the wall place and the staff really puts on airs and gives you the hard-sell for products. I was surprised at how they pushed their stuff on me and how unresponsive the office is to any changes in appointments or cancellations. Their policy requires a 48-hour advance notice for any changes which seems a little excessive for what might be only 20 minute appointments depending on what you're going in for. If you're going to run late be prepared to lose the appointment and have them keep your money. Definitely will not go back.
Rude doesn't describe her.... – I recently sent a friend to Monique K for a facial. This person has a medical condition called Sebaceous Gland Hyperplasia. The only way it can be controlled is with medication, and regular facial treatments. Having had such a wonderful experience, I automatically referred them here. The first appointment went very well- the facialist was excellent, and they were very pleased. About a week later, they began to have a break-out of the condition, and from experience knew that while the facial was done very well, there wasn't enough extraction done. A call was made, and they spoke to the owner Monique. They explained the isssue, confirmed REPEATEDLY that the facial was excellent, but it needed to be more aggressive the second time. The owner Monique, immediately offered to do the facial herself, said that she completely understood the issue, and there was no problem at all. When my friend arrived for the appointment, she proceeded to criticize, harass, and was plain out rude and manipulative. She made out and out untrue accusations about things that were said, and made the entire appointment anxious and uncomfortable. Is this a way to treat your customers?? How anyone in today's business world could even dream about treating a client in such a fashion is incredible. I remember the first time I had a facial there several years ago, she was verbally abused and embarrassed the facialist I had an appointment with IN FRONT OF ME. Whether or her problem is a mood disorder, or she's just simply mean is not my problem, and neither should it be her customers either. I will NEVER, EVER, refer another friend to this place. Too bad for her I have a long list of people who were potentially interested in going there, but after this I put out the word against it.
Shame on you!
Monique is fabulous!!! – I wanted Monique to know that even though i don't make it there as often as I should
I do recommend anyone and everyone that needs her touch, she is the Queen Bee
at what she does and her staff is trained from her the same way..
Thank you for always taking care of everyone that i've sent they thank me for the refferal
I know she'll always come through
Monique will get your skin back in balance – Facials with Monique have made a dramatic improvement in my skin!!! For this reason, I have been seeing her faithfully for over 3 years. In the past, I had tried many products and treatments (even accutane!) but was still plagued by stubborn acne and a reddish complexion but Monique's facials have gotten me to a place where I am really happy with my skin, finally!!! Recently, on a first weekend away with a new boyfriend, I was able to sleep/wake up/emerge from the shower without a stitch of makeup and-- no fear. The same boyfriend even asked me later if I had always had such good skin! First time I had ever heard that.
My work is grueling and am flying constantly but Monique keeps me looking good.
Editorial Review – Monique K Skin Care performs revitalizing facials, offers waxing and utilizes natural products.
Best price and enthusiastic folks – I have had a lot of facials, high end like Mario Badescu and the lower end $30 Chinatown. The facials here are so reasonable and by far the BEST I've had. I would only hesitate to recommend to others because I don't want to compete for an appointment. They're great!
The best facialist! Really! – I have been struggling with acne my whole life. I have tried everything on the market, needless to say nothing has helped. Nothing has helped up until i was reccomended to Monique. I have been going to Monique for quite some time now and i must say, she has transformed my face! She is amazing, knowledgeable and very very sweet! I feel really lucky that i was able to find her, because i have tried numerous amounts of facialists and dermatologist throughout the years, and have almost given up hope of ever living with clear skin. So for those of you out there , who are looking for their hope, go see Monique, she has helped me a lot, and im sure she can help you as well!
:) Veronica M.
Monique is the Best Facialist in the World!!! – I have extremely bad acne by heredity and have been going to facialists for 9 years in LA and 11 years out here in NYC. Monique has been the only one who has been able to get my face in control. She has worked very, very hard with me using everything : ultrasonic, sulfur, peels, control masques, stringents. One time I counted over 200 extractions!!! She doesn't miss one spot. In addition, she does a moisturizing hand treatment and relaxes the skin by starting each facial off with a massage. I cannot stress enough how much I appreciate her. -- Evelyn Liu
Best facial in New York: A necessity, not a luxury. – Monique, with years of experience and European-trained by a medical doctor, is better than a dermatologist for a deep cleaning and facial. Her salon is spotless; her schedule is on time; and her fees are extremely reasonable. No pressure to buy and no spa-like frills??just a great complexion as a result of excellent skin care! Been her client for twenty years.
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