Earth tones, wood fixtures, and vintage furniture. Shear Impressions is more like a quaint home than a typical salon and spa. That's due to the aesthetic decisions of Veronica Vallejo, who opened the doors to the cozy getaway in 1999. A licensed cosmetologist, her 27 years of experience in skincare allow her to understand what clients want out of a visit: pampering, personal attention, and up-to-date fashion expertise. She leads her team of stylists and aestheticians by regularly attending workshops, which keep her abreast of current styles, techniques, and products. Sharing her knowledge, she and her team style hair using products such as Kenra and Paul Mitchell and keep skin youthful and radiant by employing facials and peels. They also enhance natural beauty with waxing, makeup application, and mani-pedis.
White Stone Day Spa is a shimmering oasis amid the stresses of daily life, giving clients a brief respite from the outside world with a full complement of spa and salon services. The day spa continues to evolve its relaxing environment by embracing modern advancements in cosmetic products and technology. Human touch massage chairs transform the most straightforward mani-pedis into truly luxuriant experiences, and those chairs coexist happily with White Stone's human massage therapists, who relieve muscular aches with combinations of Swedish and deep-tissue techniques. During facials, aestheticians pamper clients and their ventriloquist dummies with glo minerals and glo therapeutics skincare products. White Stone Day Spa also stocks diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wands and encourages visitors to schedule a detoxifying session in its infrared sauna.
Wimberley Media-Spa combines medical techniques with soothing spa treatments to rejuvenate hominids in a clean, upscale setting. During the 60-minute treatment, entrust your meat suit to a makeup-wand-wielding staff member, who will assess the dermal surface to hatch a beautifying plan that best corrects the skin's flaws and evokes the client’s natural allure. Wimberley's wunderkinds will then fuse therapeutic products and mineral makeup from gloMinerals to brighten the face’s appearance until it glimmers like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it. Throughout the makeover, the specialist will also impart techniques to patrons on how to replicate the makeover process at home.
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.
Kathy Bates has read a novel's worth of scribbled doctor's prescriptions in her malady-marred life. One was for her seizure in 1978, another for her severe post-childbirth ailments in 1988, and a final one for her broken spine and subsequent back injury in 1994. This pain- and frustration-filled journey instilled Bates with two things: a distrust of overprescribed drugs and an unwavering commitment to well-being.
At Natural Body Contouring of Austin, Bates uses holistic cables to jump-start healthful lifestyles, especially following childbirth. Her method of choice is the BeautyTek Belly Reducer, which emits a low-frequency electrical current that can help turn on the body's natural healing mechanisms when they are thrown off by pregnancy or turned off by the electrical company. The noninvasive treatment can result in tighter skin, diminished stretch marks, and vanquished fatty deposits. Her background in massage therapy imbues each step of the treatment with a concern for physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
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