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La Bella Dona Spa & Salon
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8133 Forest Hill Ave #302 Richmond, VA 23235
8133 Forest Hill Avenue #302USVirginiaRichmond23235
Day SpaToday 10AM–7PM
Wednesday 10AM–7PMThursday 10AM–7PMFriday 10AM–7PMSaturday 10AM–5PMSunday ClosedMonday 10AM–7PMTuesday 10AM–7PM
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At La Bella Dona you’ll find everything you are seeking in a med spa, day spa & salon combined; we aim to fulfill all of your salon and spa needs.  Relax and enjoy one of our therapeutic services like a Custom Facial, Mani/Pedi, or Massage.  Or let us know how we can treat your concerns like acne, cellulite reduction, signs of aging or unwanted hair.  La Bella Dona is Richmond’s premiere waxing facility, specializing in Brazilian bikini waxes, with having performed more waxes here over the last 11 years than any other business.  If you’re looking for something more permanent, we’ve also successfully treated thousands of clients with our Laser Hair Reduction packages. 

 

Founded 11 years ago, La Bella Dona has continued to meet the demands and needs of our clients.  We believe in always continuing education for all of our service providers and we set very high standards for our excellence in customer service. 

 

Whatever reason brings you to us, thank you for choosing La Bella Dona.  We look forward to meeting you and exceeding your expectations. 

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"Definitely don't go here for "laser hair removal."
"I've had a bunch of spray tans here and loved them."
"It was a good enough experience that I felt compelled to write a review."
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Kate Hanlon
5 months ago
As a first time customer here, I have nothing but great things to say about my experience. I received two Microdermabrasion treatments from Cindy. She was very thorough, thoughtful and knowledgeable, which made me feel very comfortable. It was extremely relaxing and the result after treatment felt amazing each time. I would definitely recommend Cindy and La Bella Dona to anyone interested in receiving excellent skin treatment!
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Claire Green
7 months ago
DO NOT GO HERE!!! Definitely don't go here for "laser hair removal". Because it's not laser hair removal it's actually an IPL system which only makes the hair turn blonde. I unfortunately had to find this out because I found a spa closer to home. And when I made my appointment they notified me that I was going to experience more pain. Confused I asked why, and that's when they told me that they looked up the machine they use which isn't an actual laser. I'm beyond pissed because now I may have to look into getting electrolysis to get rid of the blonde hair that the IPL system made!! I would have been hair free by now If it wasn't for this place!!! What a rip off and waist of time!!!!
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Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Hey Claire! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. First off, we are sorry if you had any confusion about what type of machine we use to help you achieve permanent hair reduction. I pulled your paperwork and I have your initials and signature on there indicating you were made aware that we were using an IPL machine. Secondly, in our advertising and on our website we advertise permanent hair reduction with the use of IPL. Also, please be advised whoever told you that IPL will turn your hair blond is being very misleading. The only way to "change" your hair color would be to alter your DNA, or the expression of your genes, which has nothing to do with laser hair removal, IPL, or any other form of hair removal. Here is a clinical study about the efficacy of laser hair removal vs IPL permanent hair removal. You'll see that there is no difference in both effectiveness or safety: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.proxy.library.vcu.edu/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.10004.x/full I would love to talk to you more about this in person so I could help you better understand how permanent hair reduction works, what science is actually happening, and how it is 100% impossible for your hair to be blond as a result of treatment. We've effectively treated almost 5,000 patients in the last 11 years and we look forward to helping many more. I've discussed your concerns with our medical director and we are here to help you answer any questions that you might have! Thank you for your patronage.
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Larry R
a year ago
I went here for a massage on the recommendation of a friend. They asked me questions regarding the purpose of the massage (sports related - deep tissue etc) before she got started. She did a great job, and I left there relaxed and tense free. The vibe of the whole place is very calming, and the staff there seemed genuinely happy to have you there. I'll go back again.
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Sylvia Jones
5 months ago
I have been going to La Bella Dona for some years and they are the best when it comes to waxing. Just ask for Beverly.
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Tamara Mason
2 months ago
Beverly Robinson is hands down the BEST waxer in town! I LOVE HER!!! I'm sure the other waxers are equally as good, but Beverly's professionalism, courtesy, humor, and energy are just spot on. I used to go to another local salon, but I was consistently disappointed. I won't be going anywhere else.
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Marie Elder
7 months ago
I've had a bunch of spray tans here and loved them. They seem to last longer when I get them done here then when I go somewhere else. It's nice to have a spa in the Bon air area, I hate having to travel to short pump or carytown. I've had Laura and Shannon do mine and they both do great!
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Mary Jane Willis
a year ago
Outstanding gem of a salon! Found through group on, and have been very satisfied with the services. As a matter of fact, I will be swapping salons for services that I had been receiving elsewhere...Love the entire place!
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Michael Sharp
a year ago
I recently had the pleasure of doing business with La Bella Dona and I will have to say I had a great experience. They were extremely professional, courteous and were great help in working with me in making my selections. It was a good enough experience that I felt compelled to write a review. Thank you!