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 $20, you get $40 of beautifying lotions, potions, unguents, accessories, and all manner of makeup from the boutiques of Beauty Store Salon and Spa. This Groupon is good for four Austin-area locations and is not valid for any services, except maybe getting things down from the very highest shelf in the Big and Tall Mascara aisle.
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 ($140) 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 ($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.
The North Lamar Boulevard branch of Beauty Store Salon and Spa gets a solid four from Citysearchers, and was among the best of Citysearch beauty stores in 2005 and 2006.
- In Short – This spot is a busy girl's dream--conveninet one-stop shopping and priming. Nestled in the northeast corner of the shopping center, the Beauty Store offers an assortment of hair, skin, nail, bath and makeup products like MOP and Fudge hair products and Toni & Guy cosmetics. The salon and spa offer the basics of hair and body care, including facials, mani/pedis and styles and cuts. – Contributor at Citysearch
- I recently had a wonderful session with Lauren introducing me to their mineral makeup. She spent a lot of time with me and answered all of my questions. I loved it! – tginaustin