Amid leafy foliage and tribal art adorning earth-toned walls, Austin Laser Clinic's experienced physician and laser technicians wield beams during aesthetic treatments. Led by medical director Dr. Joanne Davis—who got her start in laser application by volunteering for a nonprofit that removed gang-related tattoos—the experienced team tends to patients in private treatment rooms. There, lasers work to evict unwanted hair or spider veins. The clinic specializes in tattoo removal, erasing, reducing, or correcting unwanted designs or out-of-date treasure maps.
Complimentary cups of tea and coffee greet clients as they enter Benjamin Beau Salon, a salon staffed by artful stylists versed in cuts and color. Following in-depth consultations, stylists escort patrons to the Color Bar, where they mix hues on the spot. Across the way, in the warmly lit Wash House, staff members conduct shampoo and conditioning sessions supplemented with head, neck, and shoulder massages; gentlemen receive these before and after their cut. In the main space, comprehensive cuts commence in front of blue-framed mirrors as a stylist or Beau himself recommends hair products that best suit each guest’s style and spirit animal.
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.
At Lashes de Bella, aesthetician and lash specialist Michelle Flores augments sparse eye lines with volumizing lash extensions that are bonded in place one lash at a time. NovaLash medical-grade adhesive grounds the extensions, which range from synthetic styles to a high-gloss faux-mink fringe whose curled design is more lightweight than an invisible man's photo album. Because ocular enhancements keep time with lashes' natural life cycle, clients often schedule touchup appointments two, three, or four weeks after initial applications to keep peepers primped. Flores also de-fuzzes pelts with face and body waxing, from meticulous brow and lip pruning to full leg deforestation and design Brazilians.
Dr. Lawrence Broder of Beleza Med Spa began his 16-year career in surgery and primary care, but has shifted his dedication to medical aesthetics, helping people reshape their bodies and evade signs of aging. He continues to build on his surgical knowledge with coursework and bihourly games of Operation, and has slimmed more than 500 physiques with laser-driven SmartLipo and smoothed hundreds of complexions with DOT (dermal optical thermolysis) resurfacing treatments. Dr. Broder supervises each of Beleza's locations, ensuring that every confidence-boosting injection, augmentation, lift, and peel is done with expertise and professionalism.
The laser technicians at Novopelle rid physiques of unwanted hair using Candela GentleLase or GentleYAG lasers, which have been proven safe for all skin types. To further their commitment to skin, they also revitalize faces with facials, peels, and rejuvenation treatments. In addition, they administer lipotropic and hormone injections as well as capsules and topical lotions to aid in weight loss.