Yelp filtered 16 of my best reviews you can read them on this page.
VALLEY VILLAGE, CA
Sara provided a wonderful facial. Her passion for skin really came through in her work. She even took the time to sit with me and analyze my skin. During the facial, Sara explained every thing before she did it. I left with glowing skin that only continued to get better in the days to follow. Some facials can leave skin irritated, but NOT Sara’s. She gives DEEP cleaning facials that do not irritate the skin. After experiencing Sara West’s facial, I have no reason to continue looking for a facialist. I found her on Groupon and I couldn’t be happier. A truly relaxing experience.
Los Angeles, CA
Sara West can be defined by 2 words: THOROUGH and CARING!
And as a 21 year old college student battling severe and persistent acne, those are 2 things that I was definitely looking for in an esthetician. Luckily, I found my way to Sara through a string of Groupon deals, having purchased many for facials at various spas around LA. Most of them were alright and got the job done for the most part, but there was an extra personal comfort factor lacking that didn’t make me stick around for more. I would feel ashamed and self conscious about coming in, laying stiff on the table while whoever performed extractions murmured in a foreign accent, “Ohhh, you got so much on yo face!……Oh, wow this one real bad, real bad”. Seriously, it already takes balls to bear your makeup-less face to a stranger (I’m sure those of you out there who are very sensitive about your acne know what I’m talking about), the last thing you need is any additional self conscious thoughts or guilt about your complexion!
And thanks to Sara I have never felt that way again! I’ve been seeing Sara exclusively for facials for the past months and don’t think I’m ever going back to anyone else. She is a professional, and gives your skin the individual attention that it needs. She makes suggestions for treatments and products based on what she truly thinks will help, not merely for commission or extra money. In fact, during a horrible acne flare up, she once recommended I get Blue/Red LED therapy along with microdermabrasion, but then scratched the microdermabrasion because she thought my skin was probably already too irritated for such a treatment — and THAT my friends, is valuable judgment that you won’t find among that many other estheticians. You don’t want a person attacking your acne from 100% on all sides, you want a person who can give you an aggressive plan against acne while understanding the nuances of your skin.
And if you need more reasons why you should go and see Sara, here are many!
1) She spares no expense. But really, Sara has been so dedicated and has stood by me in my battle with acne by doing everything she can to get rid of it. Her facials often go much longer than I ever think they will and my problem spots on my face are always strongly addressed. She gives extra attention to places that need it but doesn’t over do it.
2) She has great customer service. Sara is always good about calling to make sure you remember your appointment and if you want to meet on a specific day and she’s already booked, she goes out of her way to try and fit you in if any cancellations happen. She’s always responded to me quickly about any openings she might have and has given me a bunch of options if there’s ever a scheduling conflict. Also, this one time when we had some communication difficulties, she surprised me with a free Parafin wax treatment for my hands the next time I came in…what a treat!
3) She makes you feel like there’s hope. For me, this is a big one. I’ve literally tried so many things to try and get rid of my acne to no avail, which makes you feel like nothing ever will work. And that’s just an unhealthy mindset to have. But with Sara, I know that she’s fighting there with me, and when I’m happy from the better results, she is 50 times happier as well. It’s nice to know that someone understands the impact that acne can have. And in Sara’s own words, “If I could kill anything, it’d be acne!”
So yeah, the moral of the story is, go and see Sara if you have stubborn acne because you definitely have not exhausted all options! Personally, I have seen massive improvement from a combination of the Blue/Red LED Therapy (kills bacteria along with diminishing dark spots, acne scars), and the Jet M therapy (an alternative to microdermabrasion that hydrates skin and does not irritate it as much). I have only done this combo twice and would say that I have gone from a 7 on the acne scale (this was when I had a really bad flare up a few weeks ago), to around a 3 or a 4 (only a few raised pimples with remaining acne scars). My complexion has gotten so much brighter and the worst of my acne scars have lightened a little bit. I have asian, olive skin which scars easily so the majority of my scars/dark marks will probably need a lot more treatments to dramatically lighten, but I’m okay with that as long as I’m not getting any new acne. I’m very happy with my results from Sara and this is from a person who has already tried Proactive, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, Clearasil, Simple Skincare, Clinique Skincare, Skinceuticals, Dermalogica, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, High Frequency Machines, Xeno, Blue MD, Nature’s Cure Homeopathic Pills, and much more.
Los Angeles, CA
I just had my first facial with Sara this past weekend. It was one of the best spa treatments I’ve ever had! Sara and the facial both exceeded my expectations, and I plan on getting facials with Sara as regularly as I can. The treatment was sooo relaxing and my skin is so smooth now. Sara is really nice and great at what she does. She already sent me a follow up e-mail to say it was nice meeting me and to help me arrange my next appointment. I will definitely recommend her to my friends.
Los Angeles, CA
Run, don’t walk!
Seriously. Now pushing 40, I have spent a lot of time and $$$ on trying to figure out my skin. Expensive products, treatments, you name it. And still having break-outs and dry skin?! I’d almost given up.
Sara really knows skin care. In a way even my previous dermatologists couldn’t communicate. She not only gave me the best facial I’ve ever had (the results after my first time were truly amazing), she helped me a design a skincare regimen that is working for me. I didn’t make it easy on her because I wanted to keep it organic yet effective. She helped guide me to some natural solutions I’d never heard of, simple and cost effective, along with some products that offer quality natural ingredients.
If you haven’t heard of LED light therapy, look it up. Non-invasive, no down-time and not too pricey but with impressive results.
AND .. she follows up. So far she has been great answering my questions promptly via email. That is uncommon I think.
And she’s a really nice person to boot. Can’t say enough about her.
Los Angeles, CA
I am addicted to Lifebooker and have been getting facials at a number of places around town and decided that Sara was the way to go.. She goes out of her way to fit your schedule, doesn’t push products on you and takes her time doing the facial.
My skin looked fantastic after her first facial and even better after the second. Easy parking, access and her place is quiet and relaxing.
Highly recommend her!
West Hollywood, CA
Very professional and sweet, I had a Buy with Me European Facial voucher and only paid $35. The service and massage were great and her studio is super clean and smells beautiful…
Los Angeles, CA
What a wonderful experience! I had never had a facial but was compelled to go because I was having breakouts. Sarah assessed my skin, determined what type of facial I needed, and explained what she was doing every step of the way. I was shocked by how reasonable the cost was. The next day my skin was perfection! I will be back.
San Diego, CA
I have been to day spas all over the country and Sara West is an exceptional esthetician! She is extremely knowledgeable about the skin and it’s obvious that she is passionate about her work. I have enjoyed Sara’s facials for years and my skin has improved so much.. My skin is more hydrated and I don’t break out anymore.. I also don’t have to wear as much foundation thanks to Sara’s great facials! Sara is kind, generous, and very talented! If you are looking for a great facialist call Sara West!
Sara has taken care of me for 3 years now and I wouldn’t trust my facia bella to anyone else. She’s always informed me a bit of what she’s doing, takes my cues as whether I’m in the mood to chit chat or not, she’s dyed my lashes and brows and always squeezed me in for whatever blemish or skin emergency arose. She’s the best, you won’t be disappointed. Knowledgeable, experienced, and trustworthy … that’s SARA!!