Some say not to judge a book by its cover, but others say a carefully covered romance novel is the ticket to a thrilling train or airplane travelsperience. Dust your cover's corners with today's deal: for $42, you get a Results Focus Facial (an $85 value) at your choice of two Avant locations in the Gateway Shopping Center or downtown. Avant was named Rare magazine's Best Salon in 2009.
Using pure, plant-based products from Aveda, Avant treats stressed and repeatedly stepped-on complexions to its one-hour Results Focus Facial. An expert, friendly aesthetician will first consult with you to determine your skin type before concocting a completely customized treatment using personalized products, essential oils, and facial techniques. There are four categories of facial: Infinity Nature (for normal to dry skin), Air Nature (for dehydrated and older skin), Fire Nature (for irritated skin), and Earth/Water Nature (for normal to oily skin). The treatment will help alleviate environmental damage and signs of stress stemming from accidentally enrolling in medical school.
By cocooning you in a secluded treatment room similar to a prisoner of your own burgeoning lovelitude, Avant's facial treatment creates the ultimate mental sanctuary, allowing you to zone out and detach from blinking voicemail icons, text messages, looming deadlines, and even more looming assassins. And your newly beautiful skin means you won't have to invest in pricey creams or spackle your face in flesh-tinted paints to appear presentable to the world. With today's Groupon to Avant, you can see to your own aesthetic upkeep, thank a friend for taking care of your pet face-hugger while you were on vacation, or give it as a gag gift to your eerily faceless roommate.
Numerous press publications such as the Austin American-Statesman, Austin Monthly, and Austin Chronicle have featured Avant. Rare magazine named it Best Salon in 2009. Salon Today recognized it as a “Tech Titan” in its annual Salon Today 200 list of the fastest-growing salons in North America. More than 140 Citysearchers awarded the business an average of 4.5 stars and Yelpers give it an average of four stars:
- This award-winning salon, now with a North Austin spa addition…was among the first in Austin to depart from the funky-house-as-beauty-parlor trend, presenting instead a cutting-edge, urban, high-tech look. A recent redesign has ameliorated its harder outlines, and its smaller staff at the central location keeps the experience from being overwhelming. Avant also saw the trend early on of immersing the client in a distinct environment. – Michael Barnes, Austin American-Statesman