With haircuts, blowouts, extensions, makeup, waxing and even massages, Russ and Company Salon takes the offerings of a typical parlor and turns them up to the next level. Located on West Avenue near the University of Texas, this bright and cheery space with a retro feel boasts over a dozen beauty professionals ready to make your everyday look spectacular, or prepare you for a special occasion. Knowledgeable staff can serve up beauty packages to fit your particular needs, or suggest take home products to finish the job yourself. The shop even offers a service called "Beauty on the Go," where licensed cosmetologists provide mobile salon and massage services. Perfect for a wedding or special event, this service offers hair, makeup and false eyelash work, among other last-minute beauty needs.
Getting walked all over has a negative connotation, but the massage therapists at Therapies Massage render it positively therapeutic. During Ashiatsu massage, they walk on clients' backs with their clean, bare feet while holding overheard parallel bars for balance. They also stretch clients into assisted yoga poses during Thai Yoga Massage, a style that incorporates reflexology's focus on the hands and feet. For more traditional kneads, clients can also opt for flowing Swedish strokes, more intense deep tissue massages, or the warmth of strategically-placed hot stones, which are more effective than a microwaved Mancala set.
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.