The proprietor of The White Peacock named her salon after a unique animal that, despite its unadorned feathers, often draws more oohs and aahs than its more ostentatious kin. The animal's subtle, yet striking look embodies the salon's philosophy: "Beauty is bold in its simplest form." Here, a skilled aesthetician reveals her clients' own natural good looks through facials, artful waxing, and herbal body retexurization treatments. Add-on services fight acne and the signs of aging, and brow tweezing sculpts eyebrows into arches, tapered lines, or Morse code messages. To improve features even further, she also delivers makeup applications, lash extensions, and lash tinting.
At A-List Nails and Spa, clients can sip complimentary wine as a technician massages their hands and feet. It's part of the spa’s dedication to indulging each guest with attentive, personalized spa treatments. Silk wraps and acrylic and gel applications round out the nail services, and the spa offers permanent makeup applications that include permanent eyeliner pigmentation and permanent instructions on how to apply makeup. For more intensive pampering, clients can opt for an hour-long facial or reflexology treatment designed to help ease chronic pain by targeting specific pressure points.
The front doors of Skin Spa Austin Lounge open to a studio with an industrial yet comforting aesthetic, where sunlight spills in through the broad windows and warms the exposed-brick walls and bronze-colored floor. Within this space that both celebrates and seals out the savage urban jungle, aestheticians and massage therapists tend to guests with à la carte and packaged spa services that span facials, massage, waxing, and even LED teeth whitening. Skin Spa's staff prefers organic and pharmaceutical-grade products, stocking lines such as HydroPeptide that teem with active enzymes and botanical extracts.
At Creative Hands Massage, clients repose on pillowy massage tables in between Shinto-themed walls and get pampered during a variety of spa services. During the express deep cleansing facial, an experienced aesthetician penetrates far below the crust of the skin to stimulate the facial mantle and extract dirt and oil from volcanic pores. A cooling mask soothes weary façades during a 30-minute facial that and leaves skin smoother than Marvin Gaye's homemade pudding. Alternatively, therapists dole out deep tissue ($85), cold stone ($90), or Thai plus aromatherapy massages ($90) by applying appropriate depths of pressure to stress-ravaged muscles. Spiraling spines can also use this Groupon towards an upgrade to other services, such as a sports massage ($95).
Guests pass by the ArtIz Gallery Lounge’s walls adorned with the work of local artists before entering The Art Spa, where they benefit from the expertise of licensed aesthetician Ms. Cherie. In addition to three types of facials, she and her team expertly remove unwanted hair as painlessly as possible during more than 25 waxing treatments. To beautify blinks, she applies eyelash extensions using both flares and individual lashes.
After graduated from Dudley Beauty College in 2001, Victoria Manages set up shop. Now at Le Fini, she puts the skills she mastered at Dudley and in the years that followed to good use, performing precision cuts, smoothing locks with Brazilian blowouts, applying vivid color, and lending length to hair with flowing weaves.