The licensed stylists and estheticians at Synergy Salon and Spa aren’t satisfied with simply bringing out the best in every client’s looks; they also task themselves with creating the most relaxing experience possible along the way. As a result, their soothing, upscale hair and beauty sanctuary combines salon standbys such as haircuts, color services, waxing, and eyelash extensions with spa treatments such as facials, massages, and body wraps.
Tucked into the heart of downtown Kyle, Center Street Salon & Spa is the stomping ground for all things hair, skin, and nail related. Owner Courtney Campbell and her staff go the extra mile with their services, including massaging scalps during haircuts and playing a few rounds of patty-cake during manicures. They also help brides prepare for their big day with updos, eyelash extensions, and makeup applications.
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 Laser Therapy Clinic Of Austin, highly trained technicians?some of whom have performed more than 20,000 laser procedures?do more than just zap away unwanted hair. They also make sure their clients enjoy custom treatment plans and utter privacy. No two clients are ever in the clinic at once, ensuring total patient-staff confidentiality and exclusive access to the waiting room's stock of Highlights magazines. To keep patients comfortable during treatment, the staff wields only FDA-approved GentleLase lasers by Candela, which are equipped with a skin-soothing cooling device and may also be used to treat spider veins, wrinkles, age spots, and hemangiomas. Complimentary consultations take into account factors such as general health and skin type before determining treatment routes for each client, and technicians keep flexible hours to accommodate all kinds of schedules.
At The Woodhouse, relaxation begins upon each guest's arrival in the spa's dedicated Quiet Room. A luxurious robe drapes around their shoulders, reflexology sandals lightly massage their feet, and mugs of loose-leaf tea warm their lips as they await the start of their services. The spa's product selection reflects a similar attention to detail: employees fill the shelves with natural, organic, and wild-crafted products. They also go the extra mile to include small extras with each session, such as home-care recommendations after facial treatments and foot-cleansing with each massage. The award-winning spa was voted best spa by the readers of the San-Antonio Express-News, and was deemed best spa and best massage by readers of San Antonio Magazine.
The stunning Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa deserves the many accolades it regularly receives. Set in the natural Texas Hill Country landscape, this golf resort and luxury spa property covers 4,000 secluded acres west of Austin that includes four championship golf courses, the full-service Three Springs Spa and the 309-room luxury hotel. Guest rooms are stylishly appointed with casual elegance, and all offer great views of the spectacular grounds. Four top-notch dining options onsite and meeting/event facilities are available to guests, but the real draw here is the golf. Fairways abut cliffs and waterfalls, and wildlife is abundant in the natural surroundings. The spa offers many specialty treatments using locally-sourced ingredients, and the gourmet dining here is a real pleasure.