When it comes to going to the spa, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It’s usually something like a massage, soothing music, and candle light. However, not many people realize until they book their spa treatment all of the questions that crop up. “What do I wear?” “Are there any spa treatments that could cause problems for my health?” And “How early do I arrive?” are just a few. Belle Ross Salon is dedicated to making sure you are comfortable and feel totally pampered. That includes answering your questions about spa etiquette. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the most common questions, and how to prepare for your next appointment and make the most of it.

  • What do I wear?

The spa is the place you come to relax and unwind. Will you be able to do that in your tightest pair of jeans? Probably not. At Belle Ross, we recommend that you wear clothes you are comfortable in. When it comes to your treatments, if you are getting a massage, we understand that the first thing you may think of is taking all of your clothes off. However for those treatments, you are encouraged to wear whatever suits your comfort level. At Belle Ross, we want you to be as comfortable as possible.

  • Should I tip?

Some spas include tips in the charge for the service, and some don’t. If they don’t, don’t be afraid to ask about it or look for a jar or envelope for tips at the reception desk. Tips are always appreciated by spa technicians and stylists, and are generally between 15 and 20 percent of the overall charge. If you weren’t satisfied with the spa’s service, express that. At Belle Ross, we are always striving to improve and make our clients’ experiences amazing for them. If you are too relaxed to do the tip math, tell the receptionist what percentage you’d like to leave, and let them do the math.

  • Is it safe to go to the spa if I’m pregnant?

When you’re expecting, the first thing you should do is ask your doctor. They will be able to give you the proper guidance when it comes to the spa. That being said, there are a lot of things that should be avoided at the spa including the jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, and aromatherapy. In addition, anything that puts pressure on your stomach should be avoided. However, there are still so many gentle spa treatments that you are totally free to treat yourself to. Facials, manicures, pedicures, head massages, shoulder massages, and hair treatments are great options. After the first trimester you’re more free to branch out. If you’re unsure, just ask! Our spa experts at Belle Ross are happy to answer your questions.

  • When should I arrive?

In general, do not arrive at the time of your appointment. It is good practice to arrive approximately 10 to 15 minutes early. That way, you are fully ready and don’t rush yourself or the expert helping you.

  • What if I don’t enjoy my treatment?

Your spa treatment is in your control. If your massage therapist, stylist, or other salon expert is performing any part of your treatment in a way that you don’t like, tell them. For example, if the pressure of your massage is to intense, tell the massage therapist so that they can modify their technique and help make your experience the most enjoyable possible. This is designed to pamper you. Don’t be afraid to ask for small things like water or the temperature of the room to be adjusted. We are here to serve you.

  • Can I have my phone?

The less noise, the better. When you come to the spa, we want you to be as relaxed as possible, and noise from your phone is a part of that. Silencing your phone and putting it away for the duration of your spa treatment is best to receive the best, most relaxing experience.

At Belle Ross, we commit ourselves to making sure that you experience what we call, “approachable elegance”. We aim to make our spa open and warm, but also elegant and sophisticated, with experienced stylists and salon technicians. Call us today to book your appointment.