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Ardan MedSpa and Salon

72 Central St (at Cross Street)
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 235-7788
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Ardan MedSpa and Salon - Wellesley Hills, MA
Ardan MedSpa and Salon - Wellesley Hills, MA
Ardan MedSpa and Salon - Wellesley Hills, MA
Ardan MedSpa and Salon - Wellesley Hills, MA



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I've been a loyal client of Helena and Eli for several years. After spending time and money going to Newbury St. I finally had enough. I looked in to several salons with top reput...


I visited Ardan Spa because my friend gave my a gift card to get my make up done. The gift card had expired but that law states that there are no expiration dates. I walked in, th...

Highly Recommended! 5/9/2012

I've been a loyal client of Helena and Eli for several years. After spending time and money going to Newbury St. I finally had enough. I looked in to several salons with top reputations and decided to give Ardan a try. Helena's recognition from Boston Magazine for her expertise in color was a big factor in my decision. Four years has gone by, I visit the salon every four weeks, and I've never had anything but excellent color, hair cuts, and manicures. Their producst are top notch and do what they say they'll do! The atmosphere is professional and welcoming and the standards Helena and Eli set for themselves and their employees are no less than 'platinum'. I am always welcomed when I arrive and leave feeling great about how I look. I couldn't go anywhere else. more

Ms 5/6/2012

Ardan is the perfect salon for creative, personalized, style and color. Helena uses products that leave you hair and scalp healthy and shining. Elie's cut excentuates my best features and is realistic for my hair type. \r \r I always look forward to a relaxing day at the salon. more

The Place To Go To 5/5/2012

Ardan is the place to go to if you are looking for a top notch hair stylist or hair color. I've been their customer for 12 years and not once was disappointed with the service! I tried out different places but would always come back to Ardan. Elie is one of the best hair stylists in Boston area. My hair is difficult to work with, it lucks volume but Ellie always manages to make it look full bodied. I get compliments from friends and coworkers every time I have my hair done. Helena's color skills are amazing!!! On many occasions I was able to call and get an appointment last minute. No wander this place receives Best of Boston award year after year. Owners taste and skills extended beyond their day job when they transformed their salon in Wellesley into airy beautifully arranged space full of light. I love skincare and hair product lines offered at Ardan. Not once was I pressured to buy something I did not want. more

Best Salon Ever! 9/24/2010

I've been going to Ardan for about 14 years. Though there have been many changes over time, one thing has remiained consistent: the quality of service and of the staff! Helena does such a perfect color that even though I was there, I can't believe it isn't my own color! And I've watched the magic Eli can do with not only my hair, but the hair of others who leave with glowing smiles. I would highly recommend them to anyone! My mother's a client (and never been prettier), and my daughter has now joined the "hair family" Thank you Eli, Helena, Mary and all others! more

Better than Newbury 5/14/2010

I just recently had the opportunity to experience Ardan. I've been looking for a new person to do my eyelash extensions, due to Shu Uemera closing on Newbury. A friend recommended Mary who works there and she was great. I have tried so many places for eyelashes and not one place EVER does them the way I like. Well thank goodness I have to look no further! She was an expert at the design and placement, not to mention her professionalism and warm personality. I was so relaxed, I fell asleep! Only to wake up with the best lashes I have EVER had! Thank you Ardan! more

Hair, Nails, Brows and Botox! 5/13/2010

Loved It! I recently moved here from Delaware and decided to treat myself to a day of beauty. The moment I walked into Ardan I knew I was in for a treat. My appointments were for a wash/blowdry, manicure/pedicure, and brow wax. The staff were so friendly,and my services were fantastic. I even had time to slip into the medical room for a free consultation! The prices were definately higher than I'm used to, but it was worth it and I can't wait to go back. more

Fabulous work! 5/10/2010

I've walked past Ardan hundreds of times and finally went in early last week to talk with Helena about my hair. She is extremely knowledgeable and I left that day with an appointment for Friday. \r When I got to my appointment the staff was very friendly. I started with a hair treatment to get all the buildup and minerals out of my hair. What a difference that made! Helena did a one process color which was unbelievable! Every colorist I have ever seen has wanted to make my hair lighter, which washed me out. Helena gave me a rich brown that makes my eyes pop! I had a blowout from Elie and it still looks fantastic. I went in on Friday and it has lasted through the weekend. Since my appointment, I have been complemented everywhere; Starbucks, Roche Brothers, family, church, etc. I would HIGHLY recommend Ardan and I can't wait to go back to try out other services. more

Cheryl 3/17/2010

Had color with Helena today and cut with Ellie. I found Ardan a calming place in a fun and convenient location. Cut was good and color was just amazing! Helena was very lovely and clearly knows what she'd doing with color!! My only complaint was how LOOOOONG the cut, color, glaze, etc. took. I was there at 8:10 and left just after 12:30am. This was due to the owners being somewhat distracted. That said, I would definitely go back because I LOVED the color. Next time I will let them know exactly when I need to leave! Over four hours is just too long to sit in a salon! GREAT COLOR!! more

Too Pushy - - Owner Very Distracted 12/13/2009

I moved here from NYC and a good friend suggested I try the salon......she had been a customer for years, but recently left.......she felt they no longer appreciated their old customers but waited on new ones with the best of service and delivered good results. I was VERY disappointed. No one was at the front desk upon arrivial, I had to stand around and wait for about 10 minutes....then, the owner took me and told me my hair was in poor shape due to all the "Summer Sun"...(.I never sit in the sun without a hat.)....He insisted I purchase the extra conditioning treatment.."all the women in Wellesley do.....especially after"a long, hot summer in Nantucket! " I said no thanks and he was very unpleasant after that! He constantly took phone calls, chatted with everyone as they walked by and I felt totally neglected! He really needs to go to a REAL salon in NYC and learn how its done.....everyone is happy and smiling.....sorry, owner, but you run a SERVICE BUSINESS! You work for us and our time is valuable too........too much fake smoozing and insincere compliments. He forgets that Wellesley women are as smart as there husbands and we know the game better than he does. he needs to take Sales 101.........and throw in extra setvices for free to his long-term clients.....if he has any...everyone leaves and heads down the street eventually.........Helena is very talented......just not worth the aggravation of the need to go to Newbury Street, but no need to over pay and be treated poorly. STOP pushing the products and extra makes you look desperate! Pros: Location, Parking Cons: Always pushing extra services and products more

Visit from hell! 1/26/2009

I visited Ardan Spa because my friend gave my a gift card to get my make up done. The gift card had expired but that law states that there are no expiration dates. I walked in, there were cameras there filming. The male employee there took me downstairs so that they wouldn't hear then told me that " everything expires sweetheart!"- obviously talking down to me! then proceeded to tell me I couldnt get my make up done because there were people filming there. I said but i have an appointment he said " too bad you cant!" A woman overheard and interupted saying she was going to take me upstairs and do my make up and that it was ok!The way that man treated me was disgraceful! Even thoughh the lady that did my make up was polite and i never want to go back there again! more

the best of the best 10/22/2008

moved from New York and needed to find a new colorist. I read in Boston Magazine Helena got the best color award. The color was better than I got in New York. Elie's haircut was so great and easy to take care of. I was so happy with Ardan's services that I had laser hair removal, the results were great. I recommend Ardan, you won't be disappointed. more

mediocre 10/19/2008

I wish I had read the reviews before I booked an appointment for single process with full foils and a cut. Helene received a great review from Boston Magazine's annual issue of the best so I thought it would be worth the money. The best I can say is that it wasn't the worst color and cut I've ever had but it's the worst for the amount of money I spent. Mediocre at best. I'll never go back. more

Won't Bother Again 4/24/2008

I can't tell you about the quality of the service, because I never got that far. I am new to the area and made an appointment for a haircut to try the spa. When I arrived, I waited in their tiny front room (no place to sit!!!) for more than ten minutes while employees came and went and ignored me. Finally the receptionist (?) jogged up from downstairs with a drink and told me my appointment was not for another hour and how about I go shopping? I check my email and told her the confirmation I received was for this time. She informed me that *I* was mistaken, or that it was a "miscommunication," no apology, not even an offer of coffee while I waited, just a suggestion that I leave. I won't try again. No matter how much a business thinks of itself, it cannot survive without respect for its clientele, even the new ones. more

best color and cut 2/26/2008

I had my color and cut on Newbury Street. What a disaster. I went to Ardan to fix my hair. Elie and Helena did wonders. I love my hair, they are so kind and professional. The products made my hair feel so silky. I am so happy I found Ardan, they are my new salon. more

huge disappointment 2/25/2008

I recently went here for a single process color and haircut. I am new to the area and was treated very nicely, but the results of the work were way below par. Specifically, after advising the colorist to make sure that the product would color my grey roots, after 2 days the color has oxidized; and that was after she insisted I receive an additional treatment to insure the color would hold. It did not even look quite dark enough when it was rinsed and think she could have checked the color before I left to make sure it worked but it was so busy there that it felt like a factory.\r \r The person who cut my hair gave me the worst haircut I ever had...and all he had to do was trim my short hair. Instead he severely cut the hair so short that it looks more punk than flattering. Its awful and I had to try to fix it by trimming some areas when I came home.\r I also do not appreciate the constant pushing of products while I am at a salon. For the prices charged, someone could at least offer wate more

nice put really expensive 1/17/2008

Ardan is a really great salon. They do hair, massages, facials etc. The inside is really pretty and the service is really great. They gave me tea while I waited. I also used some facial products that they sell there that worked amazingly. The only drawback is price. more

Mixed review 10/17/2007

We recently moved to town and went to Ardan b/c of the convenient location. My husband had a sports massage from Colleen. He said it was one of the best he's had. (He's a tough critic.)I went for an eyebrow wax and found them to be disorganized, unprofessional, made me wait for more than 20 min (i was 10 mos pregnant at the time.) I was sitting in their magazine are and finally another employee walked by and asked if I was waiting for a manicure. When I said no, waxing...she briskly walked off muttering something in another language, then VERY loudly started arguing with the woman who turned out to be my waxer...saying - "you're having lunch?! You have a client waiting!! The woman who I had an appt with was not at all concerned and kept me waiting for another 5-10 minutes and then came out to greet my while still chewing. The eyebrow wax was avg at best. \r I found out later from local friends that this salon has a reputation for being rude and overpriced. My husband will return for ma more

Didn't love it.. 8/2/2007

I went here for a facial and was told I absolutely needed an upgrade because of the condition of my skin (I get regular facials and never breakout so this was shocking) but I upgraded. Then when I was finished (and even during) it was SELL SELL SELL me every product, push every other service, ignore me if someone more fabulous walked in. Just not a pleasant facial experience even while it was happening or after. too bad. more

Avoid Ardan Spa... 3/11/2007

The owners of Ardan are apparently in over their heads in debt from renovatng their spa. It looks great, but how do they treat their employees? The male owner not only treats the female employees badly, but has also yelled at customers. An example of this was when a female customer came in for a manicure, but had gone to a hair stylist at another hair salon. She was yelled at and told to leave Ardan. The female owner steals sales from employees on commission. This is a beautiful place, but it is just slight of hand. Please avoid this establishment (they are blacklisted at Wellesley College). more

Newly Renovated, Beautiful Atmosphere, Wonderful Staff 12/22/2005

Me and three of my girlfriends went to Ardan to celebrate a special occasion, and all three of us had a wonderful experience. We got massages, manicures, and facials and all of the staff were wonderful. Friendly, very good at what they were doing, really listened to you when they asked a question concerning what exactly you wanted. They were very flexible and accomadating with our schedules as well. I would absolutely go back to them, and recommend them to others! There website was also very informative. I also love the product lines they use; I believe everthing is completely natural and from Italy. more
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"Best of Boston 2011-Awarded by Boston Magazine"<br />

Owner Message

  • Ardan&#39;s founders Elie and Helena Cohen are committed to beauty excellence and offering their clients services that get maximum results. Ardan offers a wide range of medical spa services, including laser hair removal, Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse and...


  • Beautifying treatments include hair styling and coloring, makeup, facials, body wraps, Botox, nail care, threading, laser hair removal and massage.

  • 9/24/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tue 07:30 AM-04:00 PM;Wed 07:30 AM-04:00 PM;Thu 07:30 AM-04:00 PM;Fri 07:30 AM-04:00 PM;Sat 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
  • Payments:

    Discover, Visa, Master Card, American Express

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