maintaining the Shobha Environment
- for your safety, no outside visitors of any shape/size are permitted in treatment rooms (i.e., infants, pets, boy/girlfriends, etc.). if you do plan to bring a visitor with you, please make certain to have another companion to chaperone them (for children under 12) while you are in a treatment.
- clients under age of 18 may be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the treatment room while receiving a service.
- all Shobha Locations are cell-phone free zones, kindly take your calls in the building's outside hallway to avoid disrupting their clients.
- to ensure your safety, we have carefully chosen the buildings in which our salons dwell. please know, during certain parts of the day (usually in the evenings & definitely on the weekends), you may be asked to sign in with the security person in the lobby -we promise it will only take a minute & it will help maintain the security of the building for everyone!
Shobha Sugaring/Waxing Policies
- Shobha No Double-Dip SM Policy: here at Shobha we use only sanitary equipment & enforce the strict Shobha No Double-Dip SM Policy, which means that the same spatula will NEVER be re-dipped into the vat of wax/sugaring gel.
- the nauseating truth is that double-dipping is common practice in wax application. this method uses the same spatula for the entire treatment, re-dipping the used applicator back into the vat of wax. this contaminated wax is then reused for treatments on other individuals. unfortunately, this technique can increase the chances of potentially harmful bacteria spreading from one client to another, which is particularly disturbing when dealing with the body's nether region (aka bikini zone).
Shobha No Period SM Policy
- Shobha Specialists will NOT perform bikini treatments on any menstruating client.
- generally, it is best to get a bikini treatment at least one week before or after your period. in addition to the obvious hygiene safety issue for both client & specialist, the closer you get to your actual period, the more sensitive your body becomes. so be nice to your body & avoid scheduling your appointment on those ultra-sensitive days!
Shobha (Latex-Free) Glove Treatment
- obviously, hygiene is a top priority here at Shobha. your specialist will wear our non-latex gloves during each sugaring/waxing treatment.
Shobha Lateness Policy
- here at Shobha, we do our best to respect everyone's time & to be prompt with every appointment. taking into account that new york city & its many inhabitants can sometimes delay your plans, please know that if you arrive more than 5 minutes past your appointment start time, you may be asked to wait so that we may honor our next client's appointment. we promise to do our best to take you as soon as possible, however if you cannot wait, we suggest reschedulling your Shobha Date!
Shobha Cancellation Policy
- here at Shobha, your reserved appointment time is exclusively for you! please keep in mind that “no shows” or last minute cancellations leave our other clients, who could not get in, hairy & at an inconvenience.
- if you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, we ask that you give us a courtesy call (or you may login to cancel online). in general, we would love at least 24 hours notice (especially for lengthier appointments), however we know life happens & things come up, so please just give us as much notice as possible!
Shobha Payment Options
- Shobha accepts cash & all major credit cards (visa, mastercard, american express, discover) as well as Shobha® Dollars Cards for service & product purchases.
- please note that grauities may only be left in cash!
- an 18% gratuity will automatically be added to all appointments that total $200 or more on the same day for an individual client.
- Shobha will gladly accept returns on most merchandise within 30 days of the purchase date. studies have shown that allergic reactions usually occur while using the first 5% of the product. please note that we do not offer exchanges for returned product at this time.
- to ensure a timely refund to your account, please return the item immediately upon deciding that you do not want the product. we regret that we do not refund original or return shipping costs with the return.
how to return by mail:
- if applicable, prepare unused item(s) in original condition to ship.
- fill out the return form included in your order, making certain to indicate the reason for your return. please include your order number.
- enclose this completed return form along with the product(s) you wish to return.
- the total of your return will be credited to the card used for the initial purchase (excluding shipping & handling).
ship returns to:
438 N. Frederick Ave Ste 205
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
- please note your return shipping for future tracking.
- it is a legal requirement in the united states that items containing alcohol, fragrances, & aerosols cannot be shipped by air.
- it may take up to 30 business days to process a return & credit your account. we will notify you via email once your return has been processed. please note that your financial institution will likely take approximately seven business days to reflect this transaction.
- if you have any questions about your return, please contact customer service at 877-831-2947 (toll-free).
- please note that we do not offer exchanges for returned products at this time.
returning an order to a Shobha Location:
- visit any Shobha Location & return your purchase within 30 days of receipt.
- please ensure that you bring the enclosed packing slip & return form along with the item(s) that you wish to return. a Shobha Team Member will process your return at any Shobha Location.
returning a gift:
- if you are returning a gift, please contact customer service at 877-831-2947 (toll-free).