Repeat customers to Austin Nails & Spa, which is under new ownership, will notice something familiar during their second visit: the nail file, sanding block, and manicure stick that the nail technician uses. That’s because after an initial visit, the staff stores the tools used in a nail kit with your name on it to ensure that they’re used only for you or Meryl Streep playing you with uncanny accuracy. This is just one of the ways that Austin Nails & Spa’s new owners, a group of sisters, have made their salon stand out during their 10-plus years in business. They also make sure to give abundant training to each of their staff members in their area of expertise. The team, in turn, plies skilled hands to perform manicures, pedicures, facials, and waxing services, among a whole smorgasbord of services.
Gorgeous Smiles facilitates the glimmering grins of its clients with in-office and at-home teeth-whitening tactics. Inside private treatment rooms, technicians first match teeth to their current hue on a color chart, then carefully coat them in a combination of carbamide peroxide and potassium nitrate to whiten smiles while thwarting increased tooth sensitivity. The savvy techs are so confident in their handiwork that, should teeth not brighten by at least two shades on the color chart at the end of the treatment, coffee-stained mouths will receive a full refund. The salon, an offshoot of Gorgeous Nail Lounge & Demi-Spa, also sends clients packing with take-home whitening products from Star Bright, BleachBright, and NightBright that work in a matter of days from the comfort of one’s home or converted missile silo.
Mane Tamers' hair aficionados have treated stressed tresses with a combination of aesthetic and pampering services for more than a quarter-century. During a thorough headscaping, male and female follicles undergo a scalp-massaging shampoo, which soothes strands while convincing them to confide world-domination schemes and aesthetic ambitions. Then stylists cut cranial carpet to specifications ($35 women/$25 men) before gifting scalps a deep-conditioning treatment ($25) to help imbue locks with a healthy sheen. For women, the one-hour salon stay concludes with an eyebrow shaping ($13), where facial terraformers sculpt eye adornments in accentuating arches, dashes, or lightning bolts. Meanwhile, a grooming package shears ($13) male facial manes to appropriate lengths. Mane Tamers makes up the haircut cost difference with a $10 gift card for the next manly follicle feng shui session.
The skilled technicians and body-polishers at Angel Day Spa & Salon beautify hard-working extremities in a warm-hued salon with tiled floors, charming houseplants, and flat-panel TVs. Hands-and-feet owners nestle into a cushiony pedicure throne, lounging in blissful serenity as a helpful attendant works away worries about sun-soaked pavement and chronically tardy little pigs with a thorough foot exfoliation and massage. Next, the beauticians dote over digits and their keratin helmets with a spa manicure. The combined treatments finish in 45–60 minutes and leave clappers and ankle hands shiny and rejuvenated enough to conquer real world problems such as juggling with your feet or opening a can with your bare hands. In addition to a detailed pampering, Angel Day Spa & Salon bequeaths buyers of today's deal with a complimentary $5 discount toward future visits, effectively quelling impending revenge plots from jealous unexfoliated body parts.
Most Popular Service: Facials
Brands Used: BIOLINE
Minimum Age Requirement: 16
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Come and relax
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
I have great tips that are affordable.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
Each client walks out with the "Nannette Glow."
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
My clients, new or old, are always 110% pampered each and every time.