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I would not use their service if it was free.
I made an appointment online and then call 48 hours in advance to confirm that everything was ok. They asked me to change the time of my appointment and I agreed.
They called me 24 hours in advance to confirm with me which is great.
The following day when I went to my appointment, they claimed it had never been made, offered me a lukewarm apology, and told me to come back the following day.
That's not only wasted the time it took to make and keep the appointment, but also the time it took to prepare for the body wax, and the time it took to plan my work and gym around it. A significant chunk of time.
don’t not recommend
staff was quite rude and they did my second piercings super un even do not come here. when my sister went to get her firsts but got scared they didn’t give my family our money back. she didn’t get any piercings done by the way and took the money with great pride and did not give it back after she didn’t get any thing done. really un happy with the turn out of my seconds one is to low one is to high it looks like a 3rd not a second do not recommend essential beauty chadstone. staff didn’t put spray on my ears and my ears bled after i took the earrings out do not go there.
Could’ve done a better job with a sewing needle
Got my upper lobes pierced in early January 2020 and had developed a reaction that I only get from fake jewellery. I went into the same store to have them see my ears as there was a lot of puss and pain and the first lady I saw was very rude however the second was very kind and put in new earrings (I had cleaned them twice daily since getting them pierced) Months later (still cleaning twice daily) still dealing with a lot of puss and have now got a keloid which I will be seeing my doctor about for it to be removed, I’m unsure of how common the...y are. The after care sprays (step one and two) must have an ingredient that I’m allergic too as both my belly button and lobes develop a lot of puss after using (I now used salt water and savlon). I will not be going back to any of the essential beauty stores.
Appealing customer service - Last time was final time
Carousel Essential Beauty is An essential that you can definitely do without. Go elsewhere. On three occasions my appointments were moved about, all within 6 months, one changed to another day as they couldn't fit me in the beautician wanted to leave on time! The final incident that made me say, okay no more was when I was parking my car at the shopping centre only about to walk into the centre. I received a phone call to be advised they were cancelling my appointment, right then and there, I said I am here. Why didn't you let me know earlier, ...by message or text to save me driving 20 mins? She said, yer I don't know why? What is weird is they contacted me to make the follow-up appointment! They told me the date and time to attend. They then sent a text msg to me 2 days prior to my appt to confirm I would be there. I text YES. I left work early to be on time and am them rung and told sorry can't fit you in. I voiced my objection and annoyance, advising this was the third time in 6 months they had done this! I received a mild don't care apology with them telling me my appointment would make them run 30 mins over as the last appointment! So they cancelled the appointment they instigated? The lady explained they were new owners, recent salon purchase. I pointed out the same comment had been told previously 6 months ago, she had nothing to offer. You can't continue to use the same excuses a year down the track. The owner I travel to Rockingham a 45min each way trip on Saturday. The owner had zero care factor, later I heard several negative stories from friends who no longer attend Carousel citing poor service, bad attitude of staff, and premises could do with a good clean. So, do yourself a favour and don't waste your valuable time and money with this company, they really don't care. Go to a decent day spa and be pampered.
Do not get pierced here!
Do not go here for professional or quality piercings! For starters guns should not be used at all as they are blunt forced trauma to the skin and can not be pierced straight or even! Secondly appointments are in 10 minutes slots which is not enough time to mark up piercings and give the customer a proper consult.
Aftercare information is incorrect.
Jewellery is cheap and not suitable for fresh piercings.
Staff have very little piercing knowledge.
Horrible. Waste of money.
I had a nose piercing but it fell out in the middle of the night the second day it was pierced. I went back to the shop to inform them and they said the only option was to pierce it again but I have to pay for it. The money I paid included the jewellery but she used the same jewellery from last time. They know I go to sleep (like every other human) they should have had better reassurance and it should be free as it was there fault not mine. Horrible place. Horrible service. Would highly advise never going there. A complete waste of $100. Biggest regret of my life.
Terrible experience - kids ear piercing
I wouldn't recommend taking children here at all. My daughter needed a few minutes to build up the courage to have her ears pierced. 8 minutes into the appointment (in this 8 minutes we'd also done paperwork, earmarking, and cleaning) we were ready to go, but we were asked to leave. Apparently, it is a 10-minute appointment allocation. They said it usually takes 2 minutes and we took too long. That was it - it was just awful. No care for the child involved from the staff whatsoever. A very disappointed birthday girl and a terrible experience.
Childrena ear piercing
After advanced booking online for a double operator ear piercing at Highpoint melb for my young daughter. Attended at time of booking to be told only one gun was working and only 4 earrings to choose from. No comfort bear was offered to my daughter like stated on website and no after care spray available. I would never recommend this service to parents, best to look elsewhere. Very disappointed with service and lack of stock.
Who does that?
After a bikini line wax treatment, I was convinced by Essential Beauty staff to pre-pay for an IPL treat ment as it was half price. When I voiced my concerns about this treatment several years ago, they said the equipment was much better now, so I paid the $200 for the treatment and left. Nobody said anything about terms and conditions.
After putting it off for over a month due to my anxieties about the procedure and trying to make online bookings through their website, I finally rang them early one Saturday morning while on the road after dro...pping my son at tennis and asked if they had any vacancies, to which they did. We established I hadnt had a patch test and they could do that first and then Id go home, shave then theyd do the IPL a couple of hours later. I was on Central Ave Inglewood and said Id drive directly there and would be about 10mins, which I did. Due to a couple of traffic lights, I was more like 15-17mins. Once there I was turned away as she said I took too long so they could no longer do the 10 minute patch test. As I didnt really want to do it anyway, I asked for my money back there and then, to which they flatly refused and I left. Obviously I wasnt happy about this and didnt really want to lose my $200, so I went home to do my own patch test (shaving only) with disastrous resultsthis cemented my anxiety about the procedure as you have to shave first. I contacted them by email a week or two later explaining that Id been going through an auto-immune diagnosis (ankylosing spondylitis); that Id previously had an auto-immune related skin disease (Subcorneal Pustular Dermatosis) and was anxious about the procedure and therefore wished to put the money from my half price IPL treatment towards FULL PRICE wax treatment, which I knew my skin was ok with. She politely told me in her email Im sorry but we do not provide a refund or exchange of service due to a change of mind. She also told me The package was also bought during a promotion and there are terms and conditions attached with that, these are outlined on our website should you wish to have a look through. We hope to see you in the salon soon.
Metal gives infection
I got my seconds and only a few days after both my ears became septic and extremely infected, to the point where I was forced to take the piercing out for my ear to heal.
Do not ever go to essential beauty for a piercing 9/10 they get it wrong
It has been 2years since my naval piercing and from other professional piercing places and people that have had their naval pierced before I did all said yes, your piercing is to shallow, it will be very irritating to you because of its shallowness. laying on my stomach, squating down and having things knock it irritates it because of how shallow the piercing is. I went back to essential beauty asking them to take a look after 12months to allow healing time asking if I did something wrong, they themselves said that it wasn't my fault the pierce...r did not do a professional job, it is to shallow and that my only options were to use the smallest bar they have 6mm that is hard to come by, have it re-pierced and take the chance of the body pushing the jewellery back into its old pierced position, leave it in and risk one day of it just ripping out when you hit it wrong or take it out leaving a scar. When going for a piercing there are always risks but when a place of practice pitches to you that they have been qualified, that they are very hygienic and do a professional job, you think yeah I will trust what you say, there are so many essential beauties that they must do a good job. Nope I was wrong because of their false advertisement I am stuck with a decision that I made at 15 years of age that could turn out really good or really bad.
Great customer service
I had a lovely girl pierce my ears on Friday she was friendly and professional, I would highly recommend her. I was surprised to read the comments as I may not have used them, I was a walk in and didn't have to wait too long
Awful Piercings. Would not recommend them to anyone.
I went to Essential Beauty to get my second lobe piercing. The piercing was done by a gun and someone who was obviously not a professional. The piercing was extremely crooked and even though I cleaned them the exact way I was told too they were still infected and never healed even after an entire year. I went to another piercing shop to have the piercing looked at and they were appalled saying it was placed incorrectly and just looked awful. I had them pierced again by the professional and caused me no problems since. Please do not go to Essential Beauty if you want your piercings done properly with sanitary equipment. Always go to a piercer that you have researched.
Poor service & non-existent customer service.
My 14 year old daughter had her 2nd’s done Frankston. Upon returning to the car my daughter took one look at her ears & burst into tears. The piecing had been placed incorrectly. The manager then proceeded to try to deflect the blame onto the first piercings, again done at Frankston.
There was no mention that her first holes were in the incorrect position until we returned to the store & if this is the case the seconds should have been placed accordingly, not with a visibly difference gap between the 2 piercings on each side. When authorisin...g the pen marks, my daughter & I would have been looking at the placement of the seconds not the gap that was in between the firsts & seconds on each side. The manager did not want to listen, all she wanted to do was talk over the top of me & blame the customer for a job that had been poorly performed. When trying to deflect the situation onto the first piercings what the manager did not realise was that the first piercings were also done at Frankston also, so they have not only incorrectly pierced my child one but twice now in my opinion. I found the manager very unprofessional, upon returning to the store my daughter was visibly distort & had been in tears & the manager’s attitude proceeded to further traumatise my daughter. What the staff & owner of this salon do not understand is that the managers failure to handle this situation correctly gives every Essential Beauty store a bad name. I have had my eyebrows done at Mornington & I’m not sure I will be returning to that store either.
Avoid them !! If u don't want your piercing not symetrical
I will give them zero if there is zero. They are not resposible for anything they pierce. They will blame on u. They said u don't come back early to let them know is not symetrical and they don't care ur swollen prevent u to check the symetrical piercing. They just don't care wot ur reason. They always right on everything. U need to paid more. Worst they will force you to buy their product after service. U don't want unhappy result feel horible for the uneven ear pierce then avoid them. I got pic to prove
Ripped off skin instead of the hair during wax
Had a wax at essential beauty and it was the worst wax I’ve ever had. Literally had the skin ripped off both sides and bruises. My skin was burning and so sore, a week later and the skin is still red and sore. The hairs were just snapped off as there’s is already growing back. Emailed the store and they didn’t even apologise and said they were sorry it wasn’t what I expected. I’ve had to buy products to help reduce the pain and broken skin. Used the contact form on essential beauty twice with no response. Zero recommendation to go to essential beauty.
Should be able to rate zero. Complete waste of money
Tan completely washed off after one day apart from leaving a few minor bronze patches randomly over my body. It has left me looking utterly ridiculous. Beyond disappointing especially after carefully following instructions given
Zero rating - Essential Beauty Mirrabooka
Having been waxed for over 30 years and have never had an experience like this. Missed patches of hair while doing Brazilian. Went over the same area 10 times, whilst still missing hair. Then when she had finished, she asked me to check if she had missed any hair. Couldn’t get out of there quick enough. Let alone how old and dirty the place was.
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