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.
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.
Looking good is great, but feeling good is better. MSI Beauty Studio aims to do both. Performing premium waxing services, top-notch skincare treatments, and beauty services that flatter features, the studio's aestheticians help clients to reach their aesthetic goals. They then go a step further, creating an environment that eschews stuffiness in favor of a laid-back, personal vibe.
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.
On a quiet, brick-lined street on Capitol Hill, the main relaxation room at Creative Hands Massage is calm and quiet, as nimble fingers harmonize physical and emotional wellness within private chambers. Massage therapist Ailie Ham oversees skin and holistic wellness therapies, which begin with cups of hot tea to awaken the senses and give droopy pinkie fingers a lift. Aestheticians reach for the spa's signature skin tonics, and bodywork practitioners work in tandem with aromatic organic oils, warm and cool stones, or acupuncture needles to release tension and restore balance. Two blocks east in Union Station, emissaries of relaxation deliver pay-by-the-minute chair massages to prevent the stream of commuters and visitors from winding into a Gordian knot. Click here to see more of Creative Hands.