Master stylist, educator, and platform artist Nina Grossman traveled the country before settling in Texas. Over the course of 16 years, she honed her skills from Alaska to New York, landing in Austin in 2007 to open Luxe A Boutique Salon. Throughout her career, Grossman has mentored up-and-coming beauty pros on the art of hair design as well as the importance of listening to clients' needs and reinterpretations of show-tune classics. She's gathered a team of master stylists and color specialists, makeup artists, and aestheticians to perform services that range from haircuts and highlights to peels and threading.
Her salon's exposed-brick walls and leather chairs lend it sophistication, and damask-like patterns juxtaposed with animal prints nod to both vintage and contemporary sensibilities. In a private, chocolate-toned skincare room, associates perform fragrant facials with Éminence Organic Skin Care products, soothing complexions in the way the floral artwork soothes the mind. Afterward, women can shop for apparel and accessories in the boutique area or head to the outdoor patio to relax before reemerging into the world.
Not content with ever falling behind, Gunner Jay Salon's stylists constantly study the beauty industry's newest trends and techniques so that they can provide their clients with confident, professional care. The team members work with products by brands such as Evolvh, Holistix, and Artego, which they also sell in the salon's retail section. A precision haircut can create a flattering new look by styling wayward strands and incorporating layers into hairstyles. Coloring and texturizing treatments can create even more dramatic change by adding depth, dimension, and definition. Virtually every service includes a consultation so that the stylist can learn more about clients' desired look as well as their preferred pronunciation of the word "caramel."
At Your Look Salon & Spa, a talented team of stylists?led by mother and daughter Donna LiAne and Ashley LiAne?flaunts their talents with services that range from haircuts and highlights to skincare treatments and nail services. Along with nourishing the scalp for long-lasting hair health, they can craft flattering cuts, pump up radiance with a clear or color gloss treatment, or even grant victims of at-home dye jobs with thorough color-correction procedures. An array of facials and body wraps leave both male and female forms purified and hydrated, while deluxe manicures and pedicures refine digits with elegant layers of polish. They can also remove unwanted hair with applications of warm wax or organic sugar and add drama to eyes with individual lash extensions.
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.
At Babzis Hair Salon, the eponymous Barbara ?Babzi? Adams, infuses her repertoire of nail, hair, and skin treatments with three decades of experience in the beauty business and over 22 years with TONI&GUY. In addition, Barbara keeps a full team of beauty specialists, and focuses on making clients look and feel their best while maintaining the highest levels of safety and sanitation. Stylists treat strands to a slew of organic products, whether coloring or deep-conditioning hair. Meanwhile, braiding specialist Keisha specializes in wigs an extensions, while free-handing intricate designs out of natural hair or sewn-in weaves, another of her specialties. Germa specializes in eyelash extensions and brow and lash tinting, while Marie, a nail technician, is on staff to enhance finger and toe tips with shellac and acrylic mani-pedis.
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.