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.
Manja Obid began her journey in aesthetics during childhood as she watched her mother, an aesthetician for more than 40 years, tend to clients at the family?s spa in Slovenia. With the desire to continue on the beautifying legacy, Obid attended aesthetics school in Europe?which promotes a more medical approach?before traveling to Texas to be with her husband, whom she met while he was assigned to an Air Force base in northern Italy. Obid now spoils patrons with warm Texas hospitality and European care including facials, electrolysis hair removal, cellulite treatments, and advanced RDT deep-tissue massages at her chic LePA Skincare boutique.
Warm-citron walls and knotty wood floors welcome patrons to Obid?s serene sanctuary, where the LePA team begins every spa session with a skin analysis to customize treatment. Obid stocks shelves with all-natural Kozmetika Afrodita and Forever Living products?the very same ones that are in use at her mother?s spa back home.
A 10-year veteran of the beauty industry, aesthetician Amy Scarborough helps clients achieve their desired looks with time-efficient waxes, facials, and tinting services. With Satin Smooth strip wax and Cirepil Blue hard wax, Amy wicks hair from the bikini area, face, and limbs. She soaks complexions in Image Skincare products during facials, counteracting signs of aging with a custom set of cleansers, scrubs, and finger paints. In addition to beautifying her clientele, Amy donates her services and time to local charities and schools.
Registered nurse Suzette and her staff have years of experience in the skincare industry, but clients at Austin Med Spa tout the staff's diligent and friendly bedside manner as the spa’s best feature. Staff members reserve ample time to listen to a client’s concerns and clearly explain all the treatment options and projected results before beginning any procedure. They offer a range of high-quality med-spa services including light- to medium-depth chemical peels, Botox, and IPL photorejuvenation treatments that help diminish the appearance of age spots, redness, and the fine print that doctors stamp onto all newborns. Surrounded by gently swaying trees and lush bushes, the awninged front entrance ushers guests into a tropical oasis adorned with bamboo window shades and soft suede couches
Supervised by Gregory D. Hobbs, MD, Posh Laser & Lash's team of certified laser professionals, licensed aestheticians, and lash artists beautifies bodies with noninvasive laser treatments and individually applied lash extensions. Staff members wield the Candela Gentle Nd:YAG laser to banish unwanted hairs or to tighten skin and reduce the signs of aging. To pump up winks and blinks, the lash stylists affix Xtreme Lashes or Winx to lash lines, resulting in long, thick lashes that attract admiring gazes and assist in household dusting.
Sleek hardwood floors, earth-toned couches, and plenty of natural light greet clients at Montana, a cozy, welcoming beauty emporium. Here, customers can plop into comfy chairs or stretch across massage tables, awaiting services such as full-body massages, brow waxing, and eyelash tinting. Six staff members harness their individual experiences in areas such as nailcare, skincare, and permanent makeup to treat each client to relaxing beautification.