Master stylist, educator, and platform artist Nina Grossman traveled the country before settling in Texas. Over the course of 16 years, she honed her skills from Alaska to New York, landing in Austin in 2007 to open Luxe A Boutique Salon. Throughout her career, Grossman has mentored up-and-coming beauty pros on the art of hair design as well as the importance of listening to clients' needs and reinterpretations of show-tune classics. She's gathered a team of master stylists and color specialists, makeup artists, and aestheticians to perform services that range from haircuts and highlights to peels and threading.
Her salon's exposed-brick walls and leather chairs lend it sophistication, and damask-like patterns juxtaposed with animal prints nod to both vintage and contemporary sensibilities. In a private, chocolate-toned skincare room, associates perform fragrant facials with Éminence Organic Skin Care products, soothing complexions in the way the floral artwork soothes the mind. Afterward, women can shop for apparel and accessories in the boutique area or head to the outdoor patio to relax before reemerging into the world.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Jeffrey Ulery, the teams at Sun Lounge Spa and Whole Body Health harness the FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumference by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can sneak its way out of the body. The disintegrated lipid depots can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of waterslides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time.
Specializing in chiropractic health and comfort, Lakeway Spine Center wellifies clients with a host of ache-easing treatments designed for holistic balance. Led by Doctor of Chiropractic Andrea Luise-Williams, the consultation begins with a thorough analysis of a client's health and wardrobe for any imbalances that may affect daily function. After determining the appropriate course of action, Dr. Luise-Williams sets to work with the acupuncture treatment, which involves gently inserting sterile needles at critical pressure points to improve energy levels and alleviate muscle tension. With two sessions, patients can focus on addressing long-standing aches and mobility issues, such as a tight lower back or a compulsive inability to make left turns.
The staff at Evo Aesthetic Center and Wellness Spa strives to create holistic balance through relaxing and confidence-boosting cosmetic services. Composed of a physician, a registered nurse, and a crew of aestheticians, the team embraces a broad range of services and specialties. They also work to keep clients informed by collaborating with them to select a treatment regimen and a voice actor to narrate its steps in a reassuring baritone.
Their services range from familiar spa treatments—including facials with vitamin- and antioxidant-rich products—to advanced, medically inspired procedures. These can utilize Fraxel laser systems, microdermabrasion technology, or chemical peels with fruit acids to create younger-looking skin or conceal the appearance of minor scarring.
Frizzy hair turns sleek and shiny at the hands of Sammy P. Salon and Spa’s stylists, who carry certifications in coloring, extensions, and keratin-straightening treatments. The beauty specialists pull serums, shampoos, and styling gels from high-quality product lines such as Pureology and Redken during appointments, which permit clients to bring their own favorite drinks or puréed entrees. In addition to color and cuts, the staff performs a host of other cosmetic services, including nailcare, makeup, hair removal, and spray tanning, which enlists the Norvell spray-tan system to leave bodies with a sun-kissed glow.
True to its name, Organic Day Spa offers a range of services incorporating natural elements such as tropical fruit, green tea, and lavender. Pedicure chairs and manicure stations line opposite sides of the spa, where guests settle in for mani-pedis augmented by green-tea scrubs, milk-and-honey massage cream, and paraffin. You also can opt for waxing services and refreshing facials. Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water come with each service, and patrons older than 21 can even sip red or white wine during the spa’s pampering treatments.