Kim Lowery, the owner and stylist of Kim’s Hair Notions, has one goal in her job: to make clients feel great about their hair. She accomplishes this with stylish haircuts, highlights, and up-dos for special occasions. The Austin native has more than 12 years of salon experience, including work as a wedding stylist and color educator.
Staying true to its name, Leading Edge Salon embraces modern sensibilities when offering hairstyling services. The independent salon is based out of the Gallery of Salons and Spa, where owner Kelley Brown seeks out an arsenal of professional haircare products by companies that value small-scale cultivation, organic-growing practices, and environmentally friendly wild-harvesting techniques. Surrounded by shelves filled with products from companies such as Neuma, Kevin Murphy, and SudzzFX, Kelley touches up traditional looks or designs trendy new styles for her clients. When she isn't stationed behind a chair, Kelley attends hands-on training clinics and brings those techniques back to her customers, ensuring that she stays up-to-date with all of the latest developments in haircare and her clients leave with chic 'dos achieved with modern techniques.
The “Adore Artists” at Adore Makeup Boutique and Salon each boast their own specialties that together keep clients fully pampered. They apply makeup for special occasions, bulk up lashes with extensions, and wax brows into perfect arches. A hairstylist cuts away overgrown locks and a colorist bestows strands with vibrant hues. Lastly, a spray tan expert covers bodies in an organic formula free of parabens and infused with an orange-ginger scent.
While soaking up Southern California sun in San Diego, Natalie Hopkins Soble realized her calling—hair and makeup. After returning home to Austin, she got started right away making her dream a reality. Soon, she was licensed and she got straight to work, clipping and styling tresses to suit each client's best features. Specialties of hers include cutting curly hair, precision cutting, and coloring.
Within the confines of their comfortable lounge environment, Salon Colour Bar's experienced stylists provide clients with ample and affordable custom-blended hair coloring options. For guests who like tweak their manes on the regular, the salon's Colour Membership grants members perks such as one monthly color treatment, VIP goodies, and loyalty points for every dollar spent. In addition to services such as color-to-go, nails, and waxing services, Salon Colour Bar strongly encourages groups of friends to come together to experience the joys of their weekly movie nights.
Iris Salon has several signature services, including a facial that blends customized skincare with a massage, and a manicure that incorporates sugar exfoliation, a paraffin treatment, and a moisturizing mask. However, the service menu doesn't list the salon's true signature: its welcoming atmosphere. While stylists remodel coiffures, clients can sip complimentary coffee or soda, flip through an array of magazines, or decode cryptic messages in a shampoo bottle's list of ingredients. With amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, Iris Salon builds an accommodating setting where visitors can highlight their hair, soothe their skin, and polish their fingers and toes.