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.
From within Stone Hill Shopping Center, Great Nails technicians live up to the salon's name by expertly refreshing hands and feet with an array of nail services. With more than 140 years of combined experience, the nail artists at Great Nails are well-versed in decorating fingers and toes with chip-resistant shellac polish, natural-looking Solar Nails French tips, flexible-yet-durable gel nails, and acrylic tips. During pedicures, feet are pampered with an exfoliating sea-salt and moisturizing honey-shea butter lotion that’s more soothing than napping in George Clooney’s laundry hamper, and reflexology sessions focus on relieving pains across the body by applying pressure to specific points along the feet. When not focusing on bettering the nails of adults and kids, Great Nails employs a Zerona body-contouring laser treatment that aims to painlessly reduce fat.
At Your Look Salon & Spa, a talented team of stylists?led by mother and daughter Donna LiAne and Ashley LiAne?flaunts their talents with services that range from haircuts and highlights to skincare treatments and nail services. Along with nourishing the scalp for long-lasting hair health, they can craft flattering cuts, pump up radiance with a clear or color gloss treatment, or even grant victims of at-home dye jobs with thorough color-correction procedures. An array of facials and body wraps leave both male and female forms purified and hydrated, while deluxe manicures and pedicures refine digits with elegant layers of polish. They can also remove unwanted hair with applications of warm wax or organic sugar and add drama to eyes with individual lash extensions.
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.
It wasn?t a coincidence that AZIZ Salon and Day Spa was named after the word for ?dear friend? or ?loved one.? Since its inception in 1973, Aziz has been treating its clients as treasured friends, personably pampering and beautifying them. Knowledgeable and affable staff members take their time with each client as they cut and color hair, blanket nails in dazzling hues, or affix Xtreme eyelash extensions for Xtreme Prom, which involves jumping dirt bikes over limos. Also a testament to its concern and care for its clients is the salon?s use of renowned product lines such as K?rastase, CosMedix, and ZENT, which harness natural ingredients such organic shea butter to gently soothe skin and hair.
At Paris Nails & Spa?s welcoming nail-centric salon, trained technicians pamper patrons with a fully stocked arsenal of CND Shellac, OPI, and Gelish polishes, as well as a full lineup of spa treatments. Staffers can augment classic mani-pedis with the application of acrylics, gel polish, or solar-resistant pink-and-white nails, or deepen relaxation with the soothing ministrations of sea-salt scrubs, mud masks, and the warm kneads of hot-stone or oil massages. Technicians extend their treatment prowess with a full spa menu of facials, body waxes, eyelash treatments, and permanent-makeup applications, each working to accent patrons' natural radiance without painting them with gold leaf.