Salons in Austin

Salon Services at Atelier Hervé (50% Off)

Atelier Hervé

Old West Austin

$100 $50

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Master stylist Hervé Lapuente draws on years of experience to create precision-cut new coiffures enhanced with carefully applied color

Cut and Condition with Optional Color or Framing or Partial Highlight with Cherry at Salons by JC (Up to 59% Off)

Cherry at Salons by JC

Austin

$65 $29

Passionate stylist cuts and conditions hair or creates new hues with partial highlights, framing highlights, or full color

Full Set of Silk Eyelash Extensions or Silk Eyelash Fills at Inspirexoxo (Up to 50% Off)

Inspirexoxo

Hancock Center

$240 $120

Silk lashes are attached to the natural lashes during two-hour sessions for full extensions and one-hour sessions for fills

Haircut Package with Optional Color, Highlights or Keratin at Hair by Kimberly @ Salons by JC (Up to 52% Off)

Hair by Kimberly @ Salons by JC

Parkside At Slaughter Creek

$40 $20

Stylist for men, women and children with more than 23 years of experience re-sculps hair with a cut, with optional hues or smoothing keratin

$99 for a Brazilian Blowout from Michelle Lee at Grapevine Salons ($300 Value)

Michelle Lee at Grapevine Salons

Austin

$300 $99

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Brazilian Blowout–certified stylist brings damaged or frizzy hair to a smooth and straight silky sheen

Full Set of Regular or Mink Eyelash Extensions with Options for One Refill at Lash-Me LLC (Up to 55% Off)

Lash-Me LLC

Downtown

$99 $49

Full Sets are 30 Lashes per eye

Haircut with Options for Demi Shine, Mini Ombre, or Full Coloring and Mini Ombre at Remedy Salon (Up to 69% Off)

Remedy Salon

Northwest Austin

$80 $25

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Stylist add flair and shine to newly revamped haircuts with a variety of coloring options

Signature Haircut or Hair Color Tint Package at Salon Colour Bar (Up to 51% Off)

Salon Colour Bar

Austin

$60 $33

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Haircut and color packages include refreshing hair mask treatments

Full Set of Semipermanent Individual Eyelash Extensions with Optional Fill at Ally Salon (60% Off)

Ally Salon

Austin

$250 $99

Technician adds lashes one at a time to create a fuller, more natural look

Cut and Keratin Deep Condition with Optional Highlights or Lowlights from Zari Cuellar at Salons by JC (Up to 59% Off)

Zari Cuellar at Salons by JC

Austin

$65 $29

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Haircuts, keratin conditioning, and coloring from a fashion forward hair designer and bridal stylist

One or Two Shellac Manicures or One Spa Mani-Pedi at Day Lily Hair and Nail Salon (Up to 44% Off)

Day Lily Hair and Nail Salon

Shops at Galleria

$30 $17

Technicians coat nails with traditional polish or high-shine Shellac gel polish that lasts for up to two weeks

Root Retouch, Mini Partial Highlight or Lowlight, or Women's Haircut at Topaz Salon (Up to 52% Off)

Topaz Salon

Zilker

$115 $55

Stylist blends root color with a global application, uses foil to adjust the hue of a select area, or reshapes silhouettes with cut

One or Two Organic Airbrush Spray Tans at Heather Gordon Skin Care & Waxing (Up to 56% Off)

Heather Gordon Skin Care & Waxing

Barton Hills

$45 $22

Staff hand-apply an organic tanning spray to create natural-looking, streak-free tans in quick sessions

Keratin or Japanese Hair-Straightening Treatment at Iris Salon (Up to 53% Off)

Iris Salon

Austin

$150 $75

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Keratin treatments straighten hair and neutralize frizz for up to four months; Japanese straightening achieves similar effects permanently

Brazilian Blowout, Color, or Highlights with a Haircut from Karen @ Tropical Styles (Up to 71% Off)

Tropical Styles

East Oak Hill

$355 $103

Seasoned stylist cuts hair, tames frizz, and inspires shine with Brazilian blowouts and adjusts hues with coloring or highlights

One Week of UV-Bed Access, One VersaSpa Spray Tan, or Two Mystic Tans at Darque Tan (Up to 92% Off)

Darque Tan

Multiple Locations

$238 $20

Bodies bronze with five levels of UV-tanning beds, sunless VersaSpa booths, and spray-on Mystic Tans

Keratin Treatment with Optional Women's Haircut at Vintage Beauty Salon (Up to 51% Off)

Vintage Beauty Salon

Salons Republic

$250 $125

Treatments can leave hair straighter and less frizzy for three to six months; reduces drying time and eases maintenance

Haircut, Deep Conditioning, and Partial or Full Highlights at Asberry's A' Salon (Up to 53% Off)

Asberry's A' Salon

Crestview

$125 $59

Vidal Sasson–certified stylists add dimension and depth with highlights before nourishing strands with a deep-conditioning treatment

Full or Heavy Set of Eyelash Extensions at Amped Beauty (Up to 56% Off)

Amped Beauty

Jester Estates

$189 $84

Full sets include 65 lashes per eye; heavy sets include 85 lashes per eye

Cut with Conditioning or Partial Highlights, or Keratin Treatment at Belinda & Stephanie's Hair Studio (Up to 67% Off)

Belinda & Stephanie's Hair Studio

Gallery of Salons

$75 $25

Update looks with a stylish cut and optional highlights; keratin treatment tames frizz and boost shine

Men's Haircut or Women's Haircut with Optional Highlights from Jennifer Hillsman at Bella Salon (Up to 46% Off)

Jennifer Hillsman at Bella Salon

Old West Austin

$55 $30

Stylist Jennifer Hillsman chops off long locks, optionally adding full highlights, then styles hair to look good with its natural texture

Haircut with Deep Condition or Partial or Full Highlights, or a Men's Haircut at Hair by Denise L (Up to 54% Off)

Hair by Denise L

Salon Virtue

$60 $29

Stylists fix up damaged strands with conditioning, add dimension with foil highlights, or refine male silhouettes with cuts

$119 for a Brazilian Blowout Zero at Bella Shears & Extensions (Up to $375 Value)

Bella Shears & Extensions

Austin

$375 $119

Renowned formula deep-conditions strands while infusing them with shine and manageability for up to 12 weeks

Full Set of Eyelash Extensions with Option for One or Three Refills at Ruby at Janie & Co. (60% Off)

Ruby at Janie & Co.

West Lake Hills

$199 $79

Full eyelash extensions add drama by making lashes fuller and longer; refills keep lashes looking like new

Cut with Conditioning, Partial Highlight with Toner, or Full Color at Hair by Lisa Marie (Up to 52% Off)

Hair By Lisa Marie

Parkside At Slaughter Creek

$60 $29

Cuts, toning, and color from hair designer who has styled for beauty competitions and fashion models

$23 for Haircut, Wash, Condition, and Style at Paula Paul Salon ($48 Value)

Paula Paul Salon

Westgate

$48 $23

Experienced stylist designs customized looks

Full Set of Eyelash Extensions with an Optional Fill within Three Weeks at Simply Slimming (Up to 55% Off)

Simply Slimming

Oaks

$199 $89

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Technicians apply lash extensions to each individual lash, enhancing their length, curl, and volume; a fill fixes gaps left by shed lashes

Haircut, All-Over Color, or Partial Highlights with Conditioning Treatment at JinaMcelyea (Up to 59% Off)

JinaMcelyea

Austin

$95 $39

Hairstylist draws on two decades of experience to precisely trim hair or brighten locks with partial highlights or all-over color

One Set of Mink Eyelash Extensions with Optional Fill at Ruby Blue Aesthetics (Up to 54% Off)

Ruby Blue Aesthetics

Austin

$150 $69

Semipermanent natural-looking eyelash extensions that are safe while in the shower, swimming, and exercising

Haircut Packages with or without Color or Highlights at Hair by Jezelle (Up to 61% Off)

Hair By Jezelle

Metamorphosis Hair Salon

$70 $29

Jezelle has more than 25 years of experience styling hair with designer cuts and Matrix color products inside Metamorphosis Hair Co.

Haircut and Deep Conditioning with Options for Partial or Full Highlights or Color at Hair by Strife (Up to 53% Off)

Hair by Strife

Austin

$85 $42

Deft haircut and optional color treatment at a salon run by a stylist who's worked on TV shows and runway fashion shows

Haircut and Conditioning with Optional Color or Highlights at Donyvon's Dezigns at Salon Karamu (59% Off)

Donyvon's Dezigns at Salon Karamu

Donyvon's Dezigns

$75 $31

Hairstylist with more than 23 years of experience in the beauty industry updates clients' looks with a haircut and color services

Two Haircuts with Shampoo and Style from Mi's Hair Salon (45% Off)

Mi's Hair Salon

Austin

$55 $30

Professional cutting techniques and luxury styling

Haircut and Condition with Optional Partial or Full Highlights at Metamorphosis Hair Co. (Up to 52% Off)

Metamorphosis Hair co.

West Lake Hills

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One or Two Keratin Treatments at Babzis Hair Salon (Up to 83% Off)

Babzis Hair Salon

Northwest Austin

$250 $69

Brocato keratin treatment leaves hair straight, glossy, and tangle-free

Women's Haircut Package with Optional Partial or Full Highlights at Hair By Maryam (Up to 51% Off)

Hair By Maryam

Inside Salon 620

$55 $27

Stylist pampers hair with a shampoo and conditioner before creating new 'dos with a flattering cut and style; highlights add dimension

Haircut and Style with Optional Single-Process Color or Partial Highlights at Hair By Hailey (Up to 51% Off)

Hair By Hailey

Jamila Salon Suites

$45 $22

Expert hairstylist Hailey update looks with meticulous cuts and styles before brightening 'dos with optional color or partial highlights

One or Two Airbrush-Tanning Sessions at U Toucan Tan (Up to 51% Off)

U Toucan Tan

PKN Day Spa

$40 $20

Technicians use South Seas tanning formula, which is paraben free and full of organic ingredients, to give you a bronzed look

Haircut, Highlights, and Style from Lof Salon (55% Off)

Lof Salon

Austin

$150 $68

From the merchant: Our hairstylists have extensive experience with coloring and create texture and dimension with creative highlights.

$19 for a Custom Airbrush Tan at 360 Tans ($50 Value)

360 Tans

Multiple Locations

$50 $19

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Certified technicians spray skin with water-based, paraben-free solution from Natural Glow, leaving skin tan for up to two weeks

Haircut Packages at Kathy's Classic & Modern Hair Designs (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

Kathy's Classic & Modern Hair Designs

North Shoal Creek

$80 $28

Kathleen Abernathy cuts, conditions, and adds partial highlights to tresses with products from Goldwell, Redken, and Matrix

Haircut, Highlights, and Style from Hair By Sherry Lynn (60% Off)

Hair By Sherry Lynn

Austin

$75 $30

Accent highlights accent your color with up to 15 foils

Haircut, Conditioning, and Optional All-Over Color or Full Highlights at Salon B3 (Up to 57% Off)

Salon B

East Oak Hill

$90 $39

Invigorating deep condition treatment prefaces haircut and blow-dry to frame the face and optional all-over color or full highlights

Cut with Optional Color or Highlights from Nanci Griffin at Maison de Beaute (Up to 57% Off). Three Options Available.

Nanci Griffin at Maison de Beaute

Austin

$35 $15

Skilled stylist specializes in color treatments; deep conditioners help to nourish depleted locks

Women's Cut with Optional Highlights, or Ombre Color Treatment from Madelaine at Russ and Company Salon (Up to 60% Off)

Madelaine at Russ and Company Salon

Downtown

$60 $29

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After stylists trim manes, they can add pop with highlights; ombre treatment transitions hair dark to light from top to bottom

Haircut Package with Optional Partial or Full Highlights at Kim’s Hair Notions (Up to 64% Off)

Kim's Hair Notions

Allandale

$75 $29

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Stylist with 12 years of salon experience cuts and conditions hair before applying optional full or partial highlights

Haircut, Highlights, and Style from Hair Artistry By Melissa (60% Off)

Hair Artistry By Melissa

Northwest Austin

$133 $53

Partial highlights or partial ombre, which includes the top and sides of the hair, with a haircut and style.

Haircut with Optional Highlights, or Keratin Hair Smoothing at Hair and Color By Jenny Wimberly (Up to 63% Off)

Hair and Color By Jenny Wimberly

Salon620 at Lake Creek

$55 $25

Stylist with 12+ years of experience uses Paul Mitchell color products Keratherapy anti-frizz Keratin smoothing treatments

$53 for $150 Worth of Eyelash Extensions — Paris Nails and Spa

Paris Nails

Austin

$150 $53

Lash technician adds fullness and length to lashes by applying semipermanent extensions that last up to three weeks

Basic or Shellac Mani-Pedi at Serenity Nails and Spa (Up to 49% Off)

Serenity Nail and Spa

Serenity Nails & Spa

$49 $25

Nail technicians shape nails and tend to cuticles before topping tips with basic polish or mirror finish that lasts up to two weeks

Men's Haircut or Women's Haircut with Optional Highlights at Bella Salon and Spa - Kelsey Hansen (Up to 46% Off)

Kelsey Hansen at Bella Salon and Spa

Austin

$55 $30

Stylist cuts men's or women's locks and optionally adds multidimensional full highlights to women's manes

One or Four Spray Tans at TX Fit Clubs - Pink Monkey Spray Tanning (Up to 54% Off)

TX Fit Clubs - Pink Monkey Spray Tanning

Austin

$30 $15

Airbrush-tanning consultants cover clients with smooth, even, and natural-looking bronze tones

Full Set of Mink Lash Extensions with Optional Refill at The Hills Salon & Spa (Up to 56% Off)

The Hills Salon & Spa

Westlake

$150 $69

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Meticulously applied, one-by-one, mink lash extensions give eyes a natural-looking dramatic burst

Haircut with Option for Highlights or Brazilian Blowout at Grapevine Salons South MoPac - Jamyl Natal (50% Off)

Grapevine Salons South MoPac - Jamyl Natal

Austin

$50 $25

Experienced stylist cuts and highlights hair to add dimension or tames frizzy locks with smoothing keratin treatment

One or Two Airbrush Tans with Rapid Tan Treatments at Bronzed Glo Airbrush Tanning (Up to 61% Off)

Bronzed Glo Airbrush Tanning

Austin

$40 $16

Technicians use a handheld device to evenly apply a organic and paraben-free solution to develop a UV-free tan in two–four hours

Set of Lash Extensions at Glamour Eyes Studio (Up to 64% Off). Two Options Available.

Glamour Eyes Studio

North Park

$149 $59

Certified NovaLash techs apply extensions one-by-one for an all-natural look of thick, long, and lustrous lashes that require no mascara

$105 for a Full Set of Siberian Mink Lashes at Lash Envy ($349 Value)

Lash Envy

Pflugerville

$349 $105

A seasoned technician applies semipermanent mink extensions to natural lashes individually

Women's Haircut with Optional Highlights, or Men's Haircut with Optional Shave at Su's Beauty and Barber (Up to 57% Off)

Su's Beauty And Barber

Location

$30 $15

Women's and men's haircuts performed at custom styling stations

Haircut, Conditioning, and Style with Optional Partial or Full Highlights at Jailyn Clips (Up to 55% Off)

Jailyn Clips

North Park

$55 $25

Stylists nourish locks, then optionally add multidimensional highlights, and snip strands into chic dos

Cut and Condition or Partial Highlight, Cut and Condition at Beauty by Bridget (Up to missing id 4e35834b-659e-285f-c116-25f470cd8a7b Off)

Beauty by Bridget

Pflugerville

$90 $42

Stylists make fashionable new dos with cuts and conditioning, or cuts with partial highlights

One, Three, or Five Infrared Body Wraps at Aqua Blue Beauty & Bodyworks (Up to 74% Off)

Aqua Blue Beauty & Bodyworks

Pflugerville

$100 $39

Deep-penetrating infrared heat helps melt away unwanted inches, detoxify the body, and tighten the skin

Partial or Full Set of Lash Extensions & Optional Fills at Evo Aesthetic Center and Wellness Spa (Up to 61% Off)

Evo Aesthetic Center and Wellness Spa

Lakeway

$125 $60

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Lash artists apply partial sets of lashes just to the outer corners of eyes and full sets throughout the lash line for bold, dramatic eyes

Shellac Manicure, Spa Mani-Pedi, or Deluxe Mani-Pedi at Luxury Nails (Up to 48% Off)

Luxury Nails

Lakeway

$30 $16

Shellac polish resists chips and dents for up to two weeks; spa and deluxe mani-pedis gloss hands and feet with traditional polish

Haircut, Deep-Conditioning Treatment, and Optional Highlights from Vivian at Protea Salon and Spa (Up to 62% Off)

Vivian at Protea Salon and Spa

Kingsland

$80 $39

Skilled stylist snips away split ends, hydrates strands, and accents with multidimensional highlights

One or Two Custom Glow Spray Tans at Hush Hush Tan (Up to 56% Off)

Hush Hush Tan

Hush Hush Tan

$40 $19

Spray tans give skin a golden, sun-kissed glow

One Full Set of Eyelash Extensions with Up to 45 or 60 Lashes Per Eye at The Lash Lounge (56% Off)

The Lash Lounge

Chandler Road Retail

$200 $89

Lash specialists beautify faces with synthetic eyelash extensions using medical-grade adhesive

Haircut and Style with Optional Partial or Full Highlights at Hair by Andrea at Bliss Salon (Up to 52% Off)

Hair by Andrea at Bliss Salon

Round Rock

$55 $29

Products from brands including Morocconoil, Joico, and Kerastase contribute to haircuts and coloring services

Men's or Women's Haircut Package with a Conditioning Treatment and Scalp Massage at Salon Della Sass (Half Off)

Salon Della Sass

Courtyard Salons

$80 $40

Traditional or modern hairccuts with a conditioning treatment that hydrates the hair and scalp; complimentary beer, wine, coffee, or juice

$42 for a Women's Haircut with Peppermint Scalp Massage, Deep Conditioner, and Style at Tande Hair Studio ($80 Value)

Tande Hair Studio

Round Rock

$80 $42

Stylist with 17+ years of experience & an Aveda training background cuts & deep conditions hair & provides pampering scalp massages

Haircut, Conditioning, and Optional Highlights or Brazilian Blowout at Amped Salon (Up to 75% Off)

Amped Salon

Round Rock

$40 $19

Stylist snips away split ends, hydrates stands, and accents with multidimensional highlights or frizz-taming Brazilian blowout

Haircut and Condition with Optional Highlights or Color at Exquisite Salon & Spa (Up to 52% Off)

Exquisite Salon & Spa

Sam Bass Market Center

$60 $29

Stylist crafts a face-framing cut and enlivens locks with texturizing highlights or all-over color

Haircut and Style with Option for Mini or Partial Highlights at M & B at Salon's by JC Roundrock (Up to 55% Off)

M & B at Salon's by JC Roundrock

Round Rock

$50 $25

Stylists add dimension and attention-attracting highlights to new haircuts

Haircut, Deep-Conditioning Treatment, and Optional Partial Highlights or Color at Hair By Vivian (Up to 54% Off)

Hair By Vivian

Courtyard Salons

$30 $15

A passionate stylist with more than 22 years of experience updates hairstyles with precise cuts and flattering color

Haircut with Deep Conditioning and Scalp-and-Head Massage or Partial or Full Highlights at Onyx Salon (Up to 61% Off)

Onyx Salon

Greenlawn Crossing

$170 $69

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Seasoned stylists use White Sands and Enjoy products to cut, shampoo, blow-dry, style hairdos and accentuate hues with highlights

Haircut with Options for Partial or Full Highlights, or a Keratin Treatment at Hair by Marilyn G (Up to 56% Off)

Hair by Marilyn G

Court Yard Salon

$55 $26

Stylists revamp coifs with cuts, add dimension with highlights, or use intensive keratin infusion to tame frizz and inspire shine for months

Women's Haircut with Options for Partial or Full Highlights at Mode'le Salon and Spa (Up to 66% Off)

Mode'le Salon and Spa

Round Rock

$95 $45

Stylists revamp coifs with cuts, repair damage with conditioning, and optionally add dimension with partial or full highlights

Mani-Pedi for One or Two or Spa Package with Facial, Body Wrap, and Hair Trim Treatment (Up to 63% Off)

Donna LiAne's Color & Extension Studio

Cedar Park

$60 $23

Relaxing mani-pedi or spa package that pampers client with facial, body wrap, and hair trim treatment

Keratin Treatment with Optional Haircut, or Haircut with Deep Conditioning from Ashley Liane (Up to 60% Off)

Ashley Liane

Your Look Salon & Spa

$250 $99

Stylist and keratin educator infuses hair with silky sheen or overhauls hairdos with expert style

Makeup Application or Haircut, Conditioning Treatment, and Optional Highlights at Salon AiiLu (Up to 58% Off)

Salon AliLu

Cedar Park

$65 $29

Skilled stylist snips away split ends, hydrates strands, and accents with multidimensional highlights; option for custom makeup application

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As advocates of health and beauty for the whole body, Krystal Kincaid and the team at The Natural Way offer customized facials, microdermabrasion, waxing treatments, and therapeutic massage. The studio fosters a passionate belief in natural remedies, and thus only uses natural and organic products—such as paraben-free serums from Skin by Ann Webb—when customizing each treatment to the client's individual issues, from easing acne problems to diminishing the signs of aging. The spa's far-infrared sauna has three spectrums of heat to penetrate the body and relieve pain, improve circulation, aid in weight loss, and boost cell immunity. Clients can augment these benefits by combining an infrared sauna session with a session of the spa's therapeutic massage. In fact, most treatments can be enhanced with an add-on, such as a hydrating foot scrub, or a peppermint cooling scalp massage.

Krystal's journey into the wellness trade began in Florida, where she earned her massage license. When she moved to Austin, her expertise in neuromuscular therapy and Swedish massage proved so impressive to the locals that she soon decided to open her own wellness spa. Her vision found its realization in The Natural Way, a suite spa with four private treatment rooms and a team of therapists who specialize in five types of therapeutic massage. Among these, the ancient method of ashiatsu is a standout. Its foot pressures are designed to ease chronic pains, increase blood flow, and reset the hard drive at the base of the spine.

3801 S Congress Ave, Ste 101
Austin,
TX
US

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.

3110 Guadalupe, Ste 100
Austin,
TX
US

A man runs toward the ocean. After dipping his head into the water, he heads back to shore where a friend is waiting to cut his freshly moistened hair. Armed with a pair of shears and the confidence that comes with being trusted, Dennis Kraft tries his hand at snipping and styling hair. Channeling the scissor-wielding skills he developed while earning a master's degree in costume design, Dennis crafts a face-framing hairdo that impresses both him and his friend.

Since that impromptu styling session, Dennis has applied his instinctive abilities and artistic passion to the salon industry proper. Dennis opened Bob Salon after honing his skills in other peoples' shops, and he continues to effortlessly earn the trust of clients of all ages. When a timid 5-year-old girl crawled atop a salon chair, he won over her trust by cutting her Barbie's hair in to a fresh new 'do first—Barbie didn't cry and never looked better.

Recently relocated in 2010, Bob Salon features a cottage atmosphere complete with warm, contemporary décor and an exclusive line of products from Bumble and bumble. The experienced stylists stay up-to-date by participating in seminars, workshops, and sing-alongs focused on the latest trends and techniques. During appointments, clients can enjoy the sounds of Internet radio as they sip on complimentary beer, wine, or a café beverage from a Tassimo single-cup brewing machine.

3703 Jefferson St.
Austin,
TX
US

Viva Day Spa?s owners focus on providing all the services and amenities one would expect from a luxurious spa without an ounce of pretentiousness. At both of the spa?s locations, staffers never turn their noses up?the spa was named Best Spa by the Austin Chronicle in 2012 and tied for best in 2011. The staff engages clients with this down-to-earth attitude as they prepare them for massages, facials, and other spa treatments?all of which are administered by award-winning therapists armed with natural and organic products. Both Viva Day Spa locations feature an upscale, modern decor rife with wood accents, and the Lamar location displays perky plants and colorful flowers, as well as whimsical yellow puffy orb lights, natural sunlight, and arched doorways with intricate wood carvings. One of its walls showcases a large expanse of lettering that gives ?suggestions on how to live a happy and rewarding life,? and there?s even a round room with a curved, pillow-topped bench circumscribing its curved wall. With warm, almost romantic lighting and rich mocha-colored walls, the spa is anything but sterile and cold. The female-owned spa works to accommodate people?s hectic schedules by staying open seven days a week until 8 p.m.

1811 W 35th St.
Austin,
TX
US

As a child, Kathleen Abernathy watched in admiration as her grandmother skillfully styled her clients' hair and applied artful swoops of color on their eyelids and cheeks. Abernathy remembers, "She was a beautiful and sweet woman and I aspired to be like her." So Abernathy did just that—she followed her grandmother's footsteps into the world of haircare.

Today, Abernathy backs each service with more than 25 years of salon experience, including training in cutting and coloring techniques from such brands as Redken, Matrix, Chi, and Goldwell. Specializing in color and color correction, her ongoing approach is to make her clients feel "comfortable in their own hair." She carefully listens to each individual to determine a look that fits best with their lifestyles, personalities, and height of their evil stepmothers' tower windows. Abernathy participates in ongoing training to keep her skills sharp and her shelves stocked with up-to-date products, including ammonia-free Redken Chromatics four-dimensional color and Mizani relaxers.

Occupying one of three private rooms in a Merle Norman store, Abernathy gives each client personalized attention, along with sips of coffee or hot tea. In addition to hairstyling, she provides professional makeup services for weddings, proms, and disguising embarrassing tattoos before family reunions; she uses the Merle Norman line of cosmetics.

3010 W Anderson Lane, Ste. E
Austin,
TX
US

You might call Paul Jones, managing partner of Elements Laser Spa, a bit of a technology junkie. He worked in the semiconductors industry for years, making equipment for manufacturers in Silicon Valley before deciding to fly solo. He created a company that used lasers to inspect the surface of semiconductor wafers and the insides of sandwich cookies. Jones then collaborated with a group of orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists to found what has become one of the leading rehabilitation clinics in the Austin area.

It's no surprise, then, that his latest endeavor—two hip, welcoming laser spas—have taken home four Best of CitySearch awards: in the laser-hair-removal category in 2009 and 2010, and in the hair-removal category in 2011 and 2013. Jones has chosen medical directors who match his zeal for innovation, namely plastic surgeon Dr. Vishnu Rumalla and Dr. Shirat Ling, an expert in medical aesthetic procedures. The staff of certified technicians uses Venus Freeze to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles, Zerona lasers to noninvasively reduce stubborn fat, and advanced Candela systems to remove hair, spider veins, and sun spots.

607 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin,
TX
US