While Socrates argued that beauty cannot be bought, Plato knew better, supplementing his philosopher's income with his "The Ideal" brand of exfoliants. Today's Groupon helps your face achieve its own Platonic ideal form. For $15, you get $30 of beautifying lotions, potions, unguents, accessories, and all manner of makeup from the boutiques of Beauty Store Salon and Spa. Choose from four Austin-area locations.
Beauty Store Salon and Spa's plethora of professional-grade hair, nail, skincare, and cosmetic products give you plenty of ways to glow like a flattered firefly on its honeymoon. A vial of OPI nail polish ($8.50) will gloss your finger helmets, while a Metropolis T-Ion flat iron ($139.99) will scare delinquent hair straight without requiring a field trip to prison. Tame your tresses until they're sleeker and shinier than a glazed otter with a bottle of Moroccan oil treatment ($39), or gird your face for atmospheric re-entry with a generous coat of Jane Iredale matte pressed base ($49.50). Beauty Store also carries Thymes brand bath and body products and TRAPP candles ($3.75–$17.95).
Once you've bought yourself a little bottled beauty with the help of Beauty Store's staff of passionate product junkies, you can also bottle a gift Groupon and toss it into the ocean for one special friend, graduate, mom, or teacher who look like they've spent too long on a desert island.
Beauty Store Salon and Spa was voted the best place in Austin to buy beauty products in 2009 and 2010 on Austin360. While there aren't many reviews for Beauty Store Salon & Spa's Research Boulvard and South Lamar Boulevard locations, Citysearchers give the Bee Caves Road location a 4.5 star average. And although they are mixed on customer service at the North Lamar Boulevard location it still receives a 3.5 star average:
- I went in looking for something specific after being told by my hair dresser I could find it there, and when they told me they did not have it, let alone had never heard of it, I was pretty down, then one stylist looked it up online for me while another called their store supplier and gave me a list of salons that carried what I wanted and which one was the closest to their store! I will go back whenever I need to buy product for sure! – lexi08, Citysearch, North Lamar Boulevard location
- …the store has the best professional product selection ever. Love it! – cottonmouth, Citysearch, Bee Caves Road location