Today's Groupon prettifies any part—big or small, tall or short, blond or brunette, square or circle—for new customers at Trendz Salon. You get $40 worth of any hair, waxing, and nail service, such as a haircut (women's start at $45, men's at $25), highlight (foil from $85), eyebrow waxing ($15), underarm waxing ($20+), manicure ($25), pedicure ($40), and acrylic nails ($35). You can wax your underarms and eyebrows for less than $40, or get a manicure and shampoo/style ($20). Reviewers on Citysearch say Trendz's stylists give the best colors and cuts in town; check out some of Trendz's before and after photos if you don't believe it or if you do believe it but want hard evidence.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
At Mesmer Eyez Me Lashes, Kimberly uses her Xtreme Lashes certification to beautify clients’ eyes with Xtreme Lashes products exclusively. After individual consultations and styling sessions, she adheres synthetic and mink extensions to the existing lashes, upping the wow factor of eyes with increased volume and length.
After completing her massage studies at Texas Healing Arts Institute, Kristen Tagle tempered her skills in the fires of a local chiropractic office. She spent this time using modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, sports, and prenatal to treat muscular dysfunction while developing an understanding of how each helped soothe particular aspects of muscular stress. Now the owner of Heart & Sole Massage, Kristen works alongside therapists who demonstrate a similar commitment to these modalities and devise treatment strategies that address clients’ particular aches and pains. Initial consultations allow staffers to review each visitor’s medical history, past injuries, physical conditions, and ill-fitting nicknames, and after the sessions they can recommend exercises and self-care therapies to perform at home. A deep-blue couples room, meanwhile, allows those celebrating a date night or a platonic date night to enjoy the soothing power of massage together.
Aloha Wellness Center strives to be a relaxing getaway for patients to heal from injuries, increase their mobility, or simply recover from everyday stress. After beginning a career as an engineer, William English, DC, now owns Aloha Wellness Center, where he and his team counteract the debilitating effects of scar tissue caused by injuries and daily stresses. They take a multifaceted approach, treating a variety of painful conditions with gentle touch chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitative protocols, and massage therapy to help patients achieve proper alignment and balance. Dr. English has treated a wide variety of patients, from professional athletes, to individuals seeking greater mobility and patients wanting to heal following an injury, and relays his recommendations for healthy living during Ultimate Lifestyle Workshops in the community.
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in anatomy and becoming a doctor of chiropractic, Dr. English studied the Graston technique as part of his postgraduate training. This technique utilizes a stainless-steel instrument to break down muscular restrictions. He and his staff also loosen connective tissues with physiotherapy such as myofascial release, active release, and advanced stretching techniques.
At Simply Slimming, technicians helps shape, tighten, and detoxify the body through quick and modern techniques. Body wraps use the power of compression and chemical to shave inches off the hips, stomach, and legs, with specialty wraps designed to increase energy and firm up wrinkles. Guests can also purge toxins with a leisurely soak in an ionic detox footbath, or bid adieu to crow's feet with yogurt tightening face masks.
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. To fill in the gaps, Barbara keeps a crack team of beauty specialists. Stylist Melissa treats strands to a slew of organic products, whether coloring or deep-conditioning hair. Meanwhile, braiding specialist Ieshia wends fetching wefts, free-handing intricate designs out of natural hair or sewn-in weaves, another of her specialties. Aesthetician Jami smooths skin with glycolic peels and microdermabrasion in a private room. Nail techs are also on staff to enhance finger and toe tips with shellac and acrylic mani-pedis.
Locally owned and operated by native Austinites Shannon and Andy Hicks, Wellsprings DermaSpa rejuvenates time-rumpled skin in a personalized, safe, and nonsurgical environment for men and women. Their microdermabrasion procedure blasts away thin layers of dead skin with microfine crystals, exfoliating your face and forcing its circulation and collagen conveyor belts into high production. The depth of each treatment is tailored to each patient's comfort level, just like with spirit animals and prescription leather pants.