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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse.com (February 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450285910
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450285919
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 8.9 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,542,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author really tells it like it is.
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This book is poorly written and at an attempt at humor is profoundly and boringly vulgar.
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One of the funniest books I have ever read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kim on February 24, 2011
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This book is a hilarious! I literally laughed out loud. A fast and fun read. You'll have great stories to retell to your friends! Absolutely loved it - no one is spared. Lora also does exceptionally excellent facials and massages - if you live nearby, don't miss out on her services. She is worth it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By marnurse07 on February 22, 2011
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Very fast delivery!! This book u cannot put it down. As soon as i started reading it i could not wait to go on to the next chapter. The author says it like it is and is also funny. True to the facts. I was laughing to myself outloud. I hope she comes out with a Spa Wars 2.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ariaceliz VINE VOICE on March 11, 2011
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Lora has a funny, ("dots not feathers" lol,)unapologetic voice as she describes the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in the beauty industry. It is a fun and light read with helpful tips at the end. The book makes you an informed consumer as she busts some beauty myths as well. It is a fast read and one can easily get through it while waiting for your hair or nail appointment well, where else?- at the spa!
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Michael on March 23, 2011
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This book is less about the 'truth of the beauty industry' and more about the author gossiping, complaining, and whining about everyone she's every worked with and every place she's ever worked! As a spa consultant and buyer, I was hoping for a humorous, insightful book, and instead got a repetitive, trash talking, poorly edited (self-published) 'bitch book', with NO humor to it whatsoever. I would never recommend this book to anyone!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By britt on May 27, 2013
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I work in the industry in a spa and some of the stuff was extremely funny to me!! I shared it with my coworkers who also loved it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TheNetworkBuilder on March 19, 2011
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In and out of the beauty industry, Spa Wars is great reading! Lora does a fantastic job of educating us on how to look and how to behave, what to expect and what not too. If you ever worked, went to or purchased a gift certificate for anyone to go to a Spa, Spa Wars is required reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hungry Mind on June 3, 2013
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This brought me great comic relief! But I'm in the skin care field, so maybe that's why it didn't resonate with some of the other reviewers. In fact, perhaps it was originally intended for a more narrow demographic in the spa world (??)

In the beauty/spa field we see the best---and WORST--sides of people. Some clients are so demanding that they come off as vulgar. Those folks are the bulls-eye target the author was likely aiming at. It provides a humorous "tension-relief valve" to anyone in this profession who have dealt with their share of primadonnas and downright sadistic clients (thankfully they are the minority).

So...when visiting a spa, please don't think that your skincare specialist is snickering behind your back. She/he is just hopeful that you will treat her/him with respect, so that your experience will be its absolute best. If you do buy this book, read it with consideration for the farcical tone in which it was intended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By love the pillows on November 15, 2011
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this book is so funny. whoever gives this book a bad review, has no sense of humor. it's a funny book that will have you cracking up at every page. this book is a great interruption to my more serious novels. i would recommend this book as a stocking stuffer. any woman that gets any beauty treatments, has been an example of 1 of her customers. i will now always try to make appointments at least a day in advance.
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