For stylist Nanci Griffin, color is a passion. At Maison de Beaute, she combines her enthusiasm with training and years of experience to transform ‘dos with color, styling, and texturizing treatments, which can be preceded by a complimentary consultation. Her cuts for men and women can be finished in an hour or less, and 15-minute bang trims are performed free of charge.
Just because licensed massage therapist and owner Karoline Eubank Marks has worked on the Philadelphia 76ers doesn?t mean you need to be a famous athlete or a mathematically automorphic number to indulge in her services. At Austin ReVital Massage, Karoline and her team perform customized Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages on all manner of clients, whether they?re seven-foot tall rebounding machines or white-collar office dwellers. In addition to easing chronic backaches, tension, and headaches with traditional massage services, the team is trained in advanced neuromuscular massage, which allows them to help clients suffering from nerve compression and postural issues.
Both a mobile tanning service and a one-stop bronzing hotspot, Rock & Sol imbues clients’ skin with natural, deeper color without using harmful UV rays. During 10- to 15-minute tailored airbrush sessions, technicians first custom-blend a solution to match each client’s current and desired skin tones. Next, a technician applies two coats evenly over the body, resulting in a coppery glow that, like the Statue of Liberty's original bronze finish, lasts approximately 7–10 days. The odorless, organic, and alcohol-free solution employs an FDA-approved sugarcane derivative called DHA, which reacts with epidermal cells to darken their natural pigment. In addition to their storefront, Rock & Sol also operates a mobile tanning service, journeying to homes, offices, or aquariums in the Austin area to tan gaggles of friends or help albino goldfish finally fit in at school.
Though their spa’s name might suggest otherwise, five is the most important number to the nail technicians at 620’s Nails & Spa. They focus on one hand or foot at a time, softening skin and grooming cuticles before brushing a glossy coat of standard or Shellac polish across all five nails. Along with their traditional manicures and pedicures, they apply CND Solar Nails during a two-step process similar to a French manicure. These chip-resistant coverings can last for up to three weeks without refills, much like a soda sipped once every seven hours. The spa doesn’t just specialize in nail services—a staff composed of aestheticians and massage therapists clears complexions with European facials and soothes muscles with Swedish and deep-tissue massages.
Addicted to Glamour's staff wants to help their clients create their ideal look. To do so, the licensed aestheticians offer chic haircuts and rich color services, along with full-body waxing and sugaring and deluxe nail services. Specializing in intricate nail art, the nail technicians can create almost any design, from cheetah-printed artificial nails to tiny hearts drawn over a gel manicure.
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."