Esty Skin Studio

Central East Austin

Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 470 bought

In a Nutshell

  • Lip and eyebrow waxing
  • Master aesthetician
  • Relaxing, brand-new studio

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Feb 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Persons must qualify under waxing guidelines—certain medications restrict depilatory waxing. Must be used in 1 visit. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For centuries, philosophers have asked the heavens: "What does it mean to be waxed?" "Can one truly be waxed?" And, most often, "Auggghhh! Why does it HURT?" Today's Groupon lets you wax philosophic without the painful soul-searching or just plain pain. For $8, you get a lip wax (an $8 value) and eyebrow wax (a $12 value) from Esty Skin Studio, an earthy, green-hued studio inside Soma Vida in East Austin.

Chief Holistic Beautifier and High Priestess of the Cloud Kingdom of Esty Lady Jessica Nelson molded her studio from the wax of creation to be a place where each individual can get a depilatory treatment tailored to their needs and free of stress. As you recline on her Altar of Wax, Jessica and her team will use a series of waxings to cast out the rebellious, nonformational hairs from your eyebrows—reshaping your skepticism transmitters into fantastically expressive crescent moons (or angled slopes to convey perpetual peevedness) for four to six weeks. Esty will also evict the downy rascals from your upper lip so that your majestic philtrum is clear and clean for summer's competitive kissing season. Esty never "double dips" its wax, even if they're low on applicator Doritos, so you're ensured a clean, sanitary waxing session.

Up to three waxing treatments may be necessary to achieve angelic hairlessness, which is why you may buy up to five of today's Groupon to Esty Skin Studio. While wax adheres to most everyone, certain individuals on blood thinners, Accutane, Retin-A, and any vitamin A products may suffer from thinner skin or extra stickiness and could therefore experience an uncomfortable burning sensation. See frequently asked questions for more information.


Austin Woman magazine and Austin Tidbits featured Esty. It also tied for the Austin Chronicle's "Best Reason to Spread 'Em" Award in 2008 for its waxing services:

  • It is evident that Nelson and Esty spa have only scratched the surface of their brilliance. With Nelson’s skill and ability to stay the course towards her goals, I am eager to see what the future holds for her. – Darline Turner-Lee, Austin Woman

More than 20 Insider Pagers and four Yelpers give Esty five stars:

  • I had the be [sic] best experience with Jessica Nelson at Esty. She really knows her stuff and how to make it pain free! Also, very personable! I recommend her services 200%! – Malorie L., Insider Pages
  • One of my best waxing experiences - minimal pain and a fantastic value. I would certainly recommend Jessica Nelson to anyone! – Sara C., Insider Pages

Esty Skin Studio

In a sense, Esty Skin Studio began when its owner, Jessica Chapman, was 15. At this ripe age, she was given her first spa day as a gift. It enchanted her. After immediately falling in love with the industry, she started on a path that had her working for numerous spas at the age of 16. The aesthetic wunderkind wound her way further down that path by taking countless classes, working with mentors, and training other aestheticians, all of which culminated with her latest endeavor, Esty. Together with a staff of equally skilled beautifiers, Jessica presents indulgent facials, clarifying peels, and full-body waxes that use all-natural Épillyss products. Their experience, the beautiful spa in which they work, and their passion for skincare have garnered the team numerous press accolades and enough post-treatment high-fives to necessitate custom kevlar gloves for the entire staff.

Customer Reviews

Love this place! Everyone who works there is amazing and I walk out feeling wonderful every time
Jessi K. · January 28, 2015
Very relaxing! Tailored facials to suit your skins needs. Great products.
KRISTINE R. · January 6, 2015
Very nice & relaxing facial, knowledgable, friendly staff! Outstanding service!
Doreen H. · November 19, 2014

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.