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Beauty, Fitness, & Wellness in Austin
Coated (S Lamar) – This family run business is in the middle of trendy Lamar Union amidst new bars, restaurants, and the famous Alamo Drafthouse. The owner, Rebecca Risha, identified issues within the nail salon industry such as lost reservations, longer than normal wait times with no communication from staff, customers moving around from chair to chair following the tech, dirty tools and pedicure bowls, etc. and decided to fix it.
Coated, which has clean air, in-salon and online reservations, two-way-text capabilities to add-on or change services, no wait time when you show up for your reservation, certified staff, no drills, and a one-chair mindset is where all services focus around the guest. This upscale nail salon is also still incredibly affordable and sells passes to save on the manicures and pedicures you love. It also has a space large enough for big parties! Plus, every guest is offered complimentary beer, wine, or mimosas.
Check out our full featured article on Coated, here.
Diamond Nails (S Lamar – Middle Range Pricing)
Queen Spa (S Lamar – Middle Range Pricing)
Great Nails & Spa (S 1st – This place is a party!)
Lacquer (S Lamar – Pricier)
Pilates – SolidCore (nothing will make you as sore as SolidCore, Pilates is great for really toning the body) $30/class.
Barre – MOD Fitness is a great local option and they have locations on N Burnet and S Lamar, $23/class.
Perspire Sauna Studio – Sweat it out! This place has multiple infrared sauna rooms with TVs and you can go with friends, $40/session.
Pro Tip: Sign up for Class Pass. you can do $50 or $100/month membership packages that allow you to go to a ton of different studios in the Austin area (and other large metropolitan cities), so you can keep switching up your workouts to achieve the best results. They also recently added wellness activities to their package as well allowing you to get massages, facials, and others within your monthly membership!
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Laser Hair Removal, Dermatology, Botox
- Your dentist can do this for you, a lot of them actually run specials when you get engaged and will do it for a discount. Also, this is a good time to think about Invisalign if needed, and then get whitened after.
- 360 Tans – Two locations, north and south.
- Laurel Corinne – Get the Sunless Body Blend for the best spray tan of your life.
- Hush Hush – A cult favorite, on W 6th. Great color selection.
Pro Tip: Try showering twice before the big day, it will help make sure the spray tan doesn’t transfer onto your white dress!
Lake Austin Spa – Steam room, sauna, and hot tub
The W Away Spa – Ask for Wendy, and go to the rooftop pool after!
Milk & Honey Spa – Try a Lymphatic Drainage massage, relieves bloating and really defines muscles and bone structure in face.
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa – Go for a couples massage! Definitely make a day out of this resort (or a weekend).
Pro Tip: Try using a Beauty Checklist at least six months before the wedding. It will really tell you when to try out your spray tan, whiten your teeth, get massages, facials, etc. That way when the month of the wedding comes, you know exactly what you need!
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