Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames starting at $99.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($149.95+) or Versace ($205+). While prices and availability may vary by location, single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision ($120 for plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN complete lenses ($215) are lightweight heavyweights.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists; use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry, and lean back and dream of breakdancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring (starting at $52), highlights (starting at $75), or a perm (starting at $75).
Oak Haven Massage offers 30 private treatment rooms and appointment times between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Oak Haven Massage Austin features two chiropractors with a combined 35 years of experience. Since first opening in 2005, Oak Haven Massage has become one of the area's largest massage centers; it's also expanded its scope, helping to foster wellness with other services such as acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and bedtime storytelling. Their newest offering is a home-massage service where thoroughly screened and highly skilled, licensed, and insured massage therapists come directly to your home or business.
Repeat customers to Austin Nails & Spa, which is under new ownership, will notice something familiar during their second visit: the nail file, sanding block, and manicure stick that the nail technician uses. That’s because after an initial visit, the staff stores the tools used in a nail kit with your name on it to ensure that they’re used only for you or Meryl Streep playing you with uncanny accuracy. This is just one of the ways that Austin Nails & Spa’s new owners, a group of sisters, have made their salon stand out during their 10-plus years in business. They also make sure to give abundant training to each of their staff members in their area of expertise. The team, in turn, plies skilled hands to perform manicures, pedicures, facials, and waxing services, among a whole smorgasbord of services.
Voted by the Nickolodeon Parents' Picks Awards as San Antonio's Best Kids' Hair Salon in 2009 and 2010, Sharkey's combines skilled scissoring with interactive games, lighted dressing rooms, and whimsical barber chairs within a vibrant, engaging atmosphere. Similar to vintage drive-thru salons, kids awaiting treatment can watch DVDs or play video games on personal flat screens while resting in miniature motorcycles, purple Barbie Jeeps, and sparkling Mercedes Benzes. A Sharkey's kids' cut ($18.95) gussies girls with a shampoo, haircut, wet style, hair clip, glitter star, balloon, and lollipop. Meanwhile, dapper lads get washed, chopped, gel styled, candied, ballooned, and tattooed with a temporary decal. Call ahead for an appointment, and to reserve your child's chosen chair.
Facelogic's spa services dispel the specious, sophomoric ad hominems of stress, homeliness, and other facial fallacies that can dull one's glow. The Facelogic Signature Facial will lovingly wake up your slumbering skin through 50 minutes of deep cleansing, exfoliation, steaming, and mask therapy ($49 at discounted price). For something more revitalizing, oxygenating, or de-wrinklifying, try an Elite Facial such as the Radiance Oxygen Facial, which brings a glow to even the most Gollumy skin with exfoliating buffing beads and a mask rich with encapsulated oxygen. Facelogic's series of naturally derived skin peels (discounted $20–$30), on the other hand, will undo years of playing the MMORPG known as Real Life. Finally, achieve optimum smoothness with facial waxings for the very hairy caterpillars on your face ($15 for brows, $12 for lips or chins at member prices) or the very hairy sea cucumbers on other shaggy parts of the body, such as the palms and the undersides of feet.