Signature Service: Eyelash extensions customized just for you
Brands Used: JB, among other top brands, and medical-grade adhesive
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: We excel in creating the look you desire. Bring a picture of your ideal lashes to helps us create it
"I love that surprised look that a new client gets when they first see the eyelashes on," says Katie, owner of Inspirexoxo. "Clients always comment [on] how natural and pretty they look without feeling like they are too done up." She often encourages people to bring in photographs of their ideal lashes or look, so she can emulate it.
Eyelash extensions aren't the only service that Katie and her staff offer, though. She and her team also wax away unwanted facial hair, soothe skin with organic facials, and even run a little boutique with clothing and jewelry. She likes to give her customers lots of reasons to return. "We have the best clients," she says, "They are more like friends."
Supervised by Dr. Daniel Leeman, New U Plastic Surgery's cadre of medical aestheticians individualizes spa and medical treatments to boost beauty inside and out. Staff members welcome clients into their boutique-style office for a complimentary consultation before every service. After the consultation, they customize body-contouring and nutrition programs to address individual health history, meet wellness goals, and simplify escapes through doggy doors. FirstLine Therapy emphasizes what foods one should commonly eat, and the hCG weight-loss program safely couples a specialized menu with hormonal supplements. Aestheticians also craft spa and medical facials from an array of SkinCeuticals products tailored to individual skin types. New U Plastic Surgery offers surgical and non-surgical procedures to help results. For those not ready for plastic surgery, New U offers non-invasive procedures as well.
With the slogan "let your beauty shine," the team at BodyBrite helps reverse the signs of aging and sun damage to reveal more radiant complexions. They harness the power of intense pulsed light to help boost collagen production for firmer skin and remove patches of unwanted hair.
Like your younger brother who starred in Living Single, hair can sometimes show up uninvited and refuse to leave. Today’s Groupon rids you of stray strands with the services of a hair-removal expert. For $30, you’ll get a brow, lip, and bikini line or full bikini wax at Brazilia Waxing Spa, located in central Austin just north of the University of Texas campus and several feet from Bolivia.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
When Martha Millan says, "Beauty shouldn't hurt," she's not peddling a slogan—her first job in the beauty industry literally caused her pain. Working at an upscale salon, her exposure to common hair and makeup products triggered hives and headaches. While searching for more natural goods for personal use, her research revealed unsettling truths about many industry product lines that often use irritating perfumes to mask the underlying odors of harsh chemicals. Feeling that everyone should have the opportunity to look beautiful without fear of harming health, she bought a salon and transformed it into Salon O Day Spa.
Amid Salon O Day's industrial decor, Millan and her team of stylists, aestheticians, and a massage therapist use products so natural that some are even edible, though Millan imagines the taste would leave something to be desired: barbecue sauce. Among the array of certified-organic, not-tested-on-animals, gluten- and chemical-free products, Millan's favorites include Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare, developed by an American physician who advocates against overexfoliation. For hair, stylists use products from lines including Surface Hair and Organic Color Systems, and during nail services, technicians use natural products from SpaRitual in tandem with scrubs made in-house from ingredients bought at a local co-op.
Altering someone's appearance requires an intuitive, artistic understanding of the human figure as well as an extensive amount of medical training. At Personique, Drs. Robert Ersek, Randy Buckspan, and James Sheridan?board-certified plastic surgeons who have collectively treated more than 50,000 patients?embrace both aspects of their chosen calling. Their procedures combine equal parts art and science as they use advanced surgical techniques to contour waistlines, reshape features, reconstruct damaged areas, and help give patients the new look that they desire. As opposed to other medical centers, Personique exclusively uses local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, which provides a more comfortable experience without the potential complications of general anesthesia.
Personique's staff of medical professionals, technicians, and aestheticians also offer nonsurgical alternatives that still strive to create more dramatic results than typical spa treatments. These procedures incorporate cutting-edge technologies as well as clinical-strength skincare products, such as those by Vivit? and Epionce. Cosmetic laser systems help remove unwanted stubble or improve skin tone, IPL technology can minimize the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation, and noninvasive liposuction alternatives help patients banish stubborn areas of fatty tissues. Additionally, the staff members perform a variety of specialized chemical peels that can accomplish a range of goals, from unclogging pores and treating acne breakouts to leaving the skin looking as youthfully radiant as a car's first pair of turn signals.