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Spa Wars: The Ugly Truth about the Beauty Industry Paperback – February 9, 2011
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Here are some actual quotes from the book.
"I think Howard Stern should be taken more seriously."--one of several comments expressive admiration for Howard Stern
"On any given night, you could have a group of black women approaching the counter and we would look at each other and know exactly what they wanted. Someone would say, 'Here cooooomes the eww baby bus,' and sure enough, they would come up to the counter and say, 'You get eww baby and chess-nut?' Classic! At the end of the day, it didn't take much to entertain us, but an eww baby bus."
[On working in Georgia] "It just adds to the whole idea that southerners think northerners that northerners think they are stupid. Well to be honest, people like that, do nothing to help their cause and only perpetuate that assumption. I would like to enlighten the southern part of the country."
"Of course I always get the obese women who want a Brazilian. I wonder if they're getting it because some guy is going to be down there. Maybe she only wants a Brazilian to be cleaner and in vogue. If that's the case, then drop 100lbs."
[On female lawyers] "Trust me, just about anything you do, is an improvement. Put that money to use and invest in yourself, especially if you are an ultra-liberal granola lawyer. Pick up a copy of Vogue and learn that appearance really is everything. Then make Playboy your new bible, since you don't believe in God anyway and memorize it. Female lawyers don't need to wear red lipstick to look powerful. Just look at Hillary Clinton!Read more ›
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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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.Published on May 27, 2013 by britt
Being in the industry I felt like I was reading about my own experiences. The stories were truthful but the writing was terrible, choppy and incomplete.Published on May 16, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book is absolute trash. This book is poorly written and at an attempt at humor is profoundly and boringly vulgar.Published on May 15, 2013 by Big D
This book had some good, informative moments and amusing stories. Some anecdotes dragged on a bit and in some cases, I wasn't certain of the point, as it just meandered aimlessly. Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by Sara B.
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. Read morePublished on November 15, 2011 by love the pillows
If you like Joan Rivers then you will like spa wars. I consider myself a difficult person to make laugh, and I was laughing out loud on several occasions. Read morePublished on June 10, 2011 by Andrew
I saw this book reviewed in a local magazine and downloaded it to my Nook. One page in, I knew I had made a mistake. Read morePublished on June 9, 2011 by Bee_87
This was a funny informative book. Who knew that all this happens in the spa.
The author really tells it like it is. Can't wait for the next book!