Ideal Image - Buckhead - Stay Away: Rude Staff and Was BURNED
Laser Hair Removal - Complaint
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- Overall, the staff is not courteous or friendly at all in addition to it being WAY overpriced. I warn you to not take advantage of their so-called special offers because really, their services are not worth the money they want you to pay.
The staff is very disingenuous and actually, quite rude. Especially, the manager/sales consultant on site whose name is Alyssa [snip]. She is like a Stepford wife. When I went in to tell her I had been BURNED and wanted a refund, she gave me one of her mannequin smiles and was not concerned in the least that I was injured in her facility. She never even apologized.
I had went in for my 2nd series of treatments but due to a work issue which had to be addressed, I ended up late for my appt. Now I even called up there approx 40 minutes beforehand to tell them I was running late, but the receptionist who answered the phone was very rude and curt... completely unprofessional behavior. She could not guarantee I could get in. Now having had laser treatments before, I knew that my actual service would take all of 5 minutes (which it ultimately did). However, they were not willing to 'squeeze me in' after driving through horrible traffic to get there in the 1st place. They only have 4 locations in the city, so even their nearest office was an inconvenience... but then again, I went out of my way thinking I was receiving this fantastic service.
After asking them to squeeze me in, then watching them take care of another customer (in no more than 5 minutes), they still didn't want to service me which was when I asked for the manager (Alyssa) who gave me one of her mannequin smiles, apologized and said 'no problem'... she said the front office staff should have been more courteous, blah, blah, blah and yes-- of course we can squeeze you in (pause for fake smile again).
So I received the treatment (which took 5 minutes) and then proceeded with my day. Well sure enough, I ended up burned in one of the treatment areas. After being burned, I decided that I no longer wanted their services and wanted a refund. Now after leaving a message as to what happened I NEVER received a call back from Alyssa or their offices. That was when I had to pretend I was a new customer coming in for a consultation in order to even speak to her. Again, upon asking Alyssa for a refund she proceeded to give me one of her mannequin smiles and tell me there were no refunds.
That was when I had to contact corporate to work this matter out. I received a pro-rated refund for the services received (less the treatment for my burned underarm) but no thanks to the Buckhead office that have acted and behaved horribly through this whole process. I strongly caution against using their services... they are over-priced for what you are getting and are a very rude staff. Anyway, I do have documentation and pictures of me being burned and am seriously considering pursuing further damages because of this experience.