Spas >Akasha Salon & Day Spa
331 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8411140.760869 -111.881608
Neighborhoods: Central City
Amazing cut/color!!! – I just moved here from New York, and I have been looking for a great hair sytlist. A friend of mine referred me to Akasha and they set me up with Aja. I really can't begin to explain her talent she is amazing. I actually am more impressed with her than I am with some of the stylists in NYC. I am very picky about my hair and really have a hard time finding good stylists. I am so happy with my hair and I would totally recommend Aja for cuts and color. Also, after my appt. they gave me tour of the spa and it blew me away. It reminded me of my favorite spa in NYC, I was so impressed I booked a massage for next week. I have been to other spas here in Salt Lake and have been very unimpressed. They have an amazing meditation room and water wall and their customer service was excellent. I can't wait for my massage!!
In these stressful times...this place is a MUST!!! – I had the day from hell...and the staff at Akasha saved me. Before I went inside I was losing it and by the time I left my day was amazing!!! The best, the BEST massage I have ever had....and then not only gorgeous hair but total entertainment from Lois. I can not tell you how many years I have spent overpaying for color that never made me totally happy, and Lois nailed it. It was exactly what I wanted. They gained a customer for life last week. I will never go anywhere else. This place is too amazing to pass up. Thank you.
Fantastic Service – I recently had an amazing spa treatment by Melissa Fetherston. She was absolutely fabulous. I had a great connection with her and thoroughly enjoyed my spa experience. I have received and train in spa services....very impressed, great job!
worst experience of my life – I decided to treat myself and get my hair done. I told the stylist that I wanted carmel maybe a bit darked streaked through my blond hair. It came out a mousy brown/gray all over. So she tried again and it came out purple. I asked her when she was dying it the second time about the color and she said she went dark and I said NO not darker and she said trust me. So then I tried to talk to the manager and she said that they couldn't help me and wouldn't refund my prepaid $150.
Unless you enjoy being treated badly and ignored I wouldn't come to this saloon
Surprising atmosphere and great staff! – This review is long overdue, but I think necessary. I've read some of the negative reviews (most of which are pretty old) and I can only guess there must have been different management or staff or something. The spa they describe is not the same spa I have experience with. That said...
My sister had her wedding last August and had all of her bridesmaids (7 of us) plus the two flower girls and herself (the bride) have a spa day the morning of the wedding. They were SO accommodating to us all, it was truly amazing. Absolutely everything that could have gone wrong that day (fuses being blown at the church, groom's mother has heat stroke, etc) did, but they made the day so much more manageable. Kudos to the staff.
The one can was that for the manicures, the acrylic nails were very thick and they didn't (at the time) have a soak off service. Every other aspect of the manicure was fine, but the acrylics were awful.
The salon atmosphere is very urban chic - kinda like a garage. Very metallic and cool. The hair stylists were all great and some of the styles were unbelievable. I had just chopped off all my hair for Locks of Love, but they were still able to turn my very short hair into an up-do. It held all the way through the after party (14 hours later) and looked awesome the next morning after I took out all the pins and let it out. Very pleased!
The make-up artists were also good, accentuating our features without caking on the makeup. My only complaint with the make-up was that they used generic brand (Great Lash) mascara, which was put on much heavier than my comfort zone would allow. The staff was awesome and I felt like a princess, and appreciated their reassurance when I was out of my comfort zone (I don't wear very much make-up and get fancy with my hair).
The BEST part of the day was the SPA! You go through these doors and it is, as the other reviews describe, a completely different world. It's serene and relaxing and beautiful. They give you big robes and slippers, a soothing lounge with fountains and comfy furnishings where you can relax and sip on tea and refreshments. Definitely come EXTRA EARLY so you can enjoy these amenities!
The pedicure was the best I have ever experienced! Very relaxing and the technician was professional and sweet. Besides being the BEST pedicure ever (and I have searched high and low in the SoCal area where I live to find its equal) it lasted a very long time. The paint didn't chip, smudge, or fade.
Overall, I'm so overwhelmed by the positive experience! It made an otherwise CRAZY morning (photographer running around taking photos, large wedding party, wedding planner running around organizing, two little girls to keep entertained while the rest were doing their treatments, etc) very relaxing and the rest of the day amazing.
Since then I have phoned in gift certificates and the staff has always been courteous, professional, and helpful. I cannot thank them enough!
went in frazzeled, left relaxed – I've seen Akasha on my way to and from work on 4th south, and finally went in. I had a good vibe about the place from the start, but was blown away by the place. You go through a garage where people are cutting hair and such, then through a glass door past this big room full of pedicure chairs then a giant door into this quiet, peaceful, majestic place. it was totally unexpected. Great steam room and sauna got me relaxing and the Massage Therapist was great. He knew his stuff and was very professional. With the parking right out the door, a robe that fit a giant and all that they did for me, I felt like I got a bargain.
Best Haircut EVER!!! – I drove by Akasha and decided to drop in for a badly needed haircut - and I am so happy that I did. They got me in within 10 minutes with Nathan, and he was amazing. I have never ever been happier with my hair. He took the time to explain styling tips too. I am a loyal & commited customer now. Everything about my experience there was wonderful........how lucky I got!!!
Thank you! – This is the best spa! I walked in on a Saturday to see if I could get my eyebrows waxed and they made space for me to not only get a waxing but a massage and a peticure. I have been to many spas and this one is the most wonderful! I needed my day of relaxation and they treated me like a queen. I will definately return!
A secret no more – The full spa now open, Akasha is truly amazing! The salon is a great space. The back, though, is a totally different world. Through a big wooden door is a serene haven from the world outside. You can relax in the meditation room to the sound of their really cool fountain. I was able to use the steam room and sauna with my treatments, which was a nice bonus. My massage was the best I've ever had and the staff was very friendly and professional. I would recommend it to anyone.
Rude – I got chewed out by my pedicure gal that my heels were too dry. She left the room in a huff. She was visibly upset with me. Normally, this wouldn't bother me BUT IT WAS THE DAY OF MY WEDDING. I left feeling agitated and angry - not relaxed and restored.
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