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Beauty
Published Monday Feb 03, 2020 by Sara Lesher

Get Your Glam On: 8 Treatments to Make You Feel Beautiful

Beauty
Massage
Expert Advice

With the rise of boutique beauty, there are so many different options to choose from. Whether you want a quick beauty fix before an outing, a more long-term treatment, or something to make you feel beautiful from the inside out, you can find just about anything on Mindbody.io! We’ve put together a list of some of our *fave* salons and spas in a few major metro areas.

Lash extensions

From the Mindbody Wellness Index, we found that 45% of women and 24% of men want to try lash extensions. Lucky for them, there are plenty of wonderful salons to choose from. Save yourself a little time in the morning, ditch the expensive mascara, and head out of your house knowing you *actually* woke up like this. Or, if you want to keep your natural lashes but throw out the curler, try a lash lift for 6-8 weeks of curly goodness. 

New York: New York Lash Spa 
Boston: Wink Lash Boutique and Spa  
San Francisco Bay Area: Artisan Eyelashes 
Austin: The Lash Lounge

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Lash extensions

From the Mindbody Wellness Index, we found that 45% of women and 24% of men want to try lash extensions. Lucky for them, there are plenty of wonderful salons to choose from. Save yourself a little time in the morning, ditch the expensive mascara, and head out of your house knowing you *actually* woke up like this. Or, if you want to keep your natural lashes but throw out the curler, try a lash lift for 6-8 weeks of curly goodness. 

New York: New York Lash Spa 
Boston: Wink Lash Boutique and Spa  
San Francisco Bay Area: Artisan Eyelashes 
Austin: The Lash Lounge

Blowout/hairstyling

The ever-popular blowout is still trending this year, because let’s face it—we just can’t do our own hair as beautifully as the stylists do it. If you want to save time before work, need to look your best for an event, or just feel like treating yourself, check out these salons that offer blowouts and hairstyling! And if you want a little extra something special, add a Power Shot to your blowout at Mane & Mani for a custom deep conditioning treatment. 

New York: Green Room 
Boston: Mane & Mani 
San Francisco Bay Area: STYLEDASH Beauty Lounge 
Austin: Wheelhouse Salon

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Blowout/hairstyling

The ever-popular blowout is still trending this year, because let’s face it—we just can’t do our own hair as beautifully as the stylists do it. If you want to save time before work, need to look your best for an event, or just feel like treating yourself, check out these salons that offer blowouts and hairstyling! And if you want a little extra something special, add a Power Shot to your blowout at Mane & Mani for a custom deep conditioning treatment. 

New York: Green Room 
Boston: Mane & Mani 
San Francisco Bay Area: STYLEDASH Beauty Lounge 
Austin: Wheelhouse Salon

Massage

There’s nothing like a good massage to relieve some built-up tension. We often carry our stress not just in our minds, but in our bodies as well. Treating ourselves to a massage every now and then can help us rejuvenate and get aligned. There are all sorts of different massage types, so be sure to check the menu at each place and talk to your massage therapist to find out which one is right for you! One of our favorites is the Arvigo Abdominal Massage at Myo in Austin to help with cramps, digestive issues, IBS, and more. 

New York: Mpower Bodywork  
Boston: Saltwater Massage Studio  
San Francisco Bay Area: Bodywise Massage Inc. 
Austin: Myo Massage, Acupuncture, and Movement

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Massage

There’s nothing like a good massage to relieve some built-up tension. We often carry our stress not just in our minds, but in our bodies as well. Treating ourselves to a massage every now and then can help us rejuvenate and get aligned. There are all sorts of different massage types, so be sure to check the menu at each place and talk to your massage therapist to find out which one is right for you! One of our favorites is the Arvigo Abdominal Massage at Myo in Austin to help with cramps, digestive issues, IBS, and more. 

New York: Mpower Bodywork  
Boston: Saltwater Massage Studio  
San Francisco Bay Area: Bodywise Massage Inc. 
Austin: Myo Massage, Acupuncture, and Movement

Facial

A good facial can reset your skin and leave you absolutely glowing. Put your best face forward by booking a treatment that will clear out the bad stuff, keep you balanced, and moisturize your skin. Like massages, there are many kinds of facials, and the skincare experts at these spas will help you determine the best for your skin type. If you want to balance more than just your skin, try the Sacred Beauty Facial at Lisa Eddy Skincare, which includes Reiki, stone healing, and chakra balancing. 

New York: Perfect57 MedSpa 
Boston: MZ Skincare
San Francisco Bay Area: Lisa Eddy Skincare 
Austin: Hiatus Spa + Retreat

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Facial

A good facial can reset your skin and leave you absolutely glowing. Put your best face forward by booking a treatment that will clear out the bad stuff, keep you balanced, and moisturize your skin. Like massages, there are many kinds of facials, and the skincare experts at these spas will help you determine the best for your skin type. If you want to balance more than just your skin, try the Sacred Beauty Facial at Lisa Eddy Skincare, which includes Reiki, stone healing, and chakra balancing. 

New York: Perfect57 MedSpa 
Boston: MZ Skincare
San Francisco Bay Area: Lisa Eddy Skincare 
Austin: Hiatus Spa + Retreat

IV hydration/Wellness injections

You may not have thought about vitamin injections and IVs as a standard part of your beauty routine, but with more and more places offering these treatments, you might want to start. Now, you can get IV therapy to rehydrate after a night out, Cryotherapy to recover from a tough workout, vitamin injections to boost your immune system, and more. You can even get an M3FS Brain Floss at The Fuel Stop for the ultimate mind boost. 

New York: The Fuel Stop 
Boston: Cryomed  
San Francisco Bay Area: Monarch Aesthetica 
Austin: Alive + Well

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IV hydration/Wellness injections

You may not have thought about vitamin injections and IVs as a standard part of your beauty routine, but with more and more places offering these treatments, you might want to start. Now, you can get IV therapy to rehydrate after a night out, Cryotherapy to recover from a tough workout, vitamin injections to boost your immune system, and more. You can even get an M3FS Brain Floss at The Fuel Stop for the ultimate mind boost. 

New York: The Fuel Stop 
Boston: Cryomed  
San Francisco Bay Area: Monarch Aesthetica 
Austin: Alive + Well

Spray tan

Feeling pale during the winter months? Looking for that just-got-back-from-somewhere-tropical glow? There are tons of different reasons to try a spray tan, and there are so many places to get one. Decided last minute? Try the BlushTan Super Express—you can shower just two hours after! 

New York: Brazil Bronze  
Boston: BlushTan 
San Francisco Bay Area: Apres Soleil Tans and Boutique 
Austin: Organic Bronze

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Spray tan

Feeling pale during the winter months? Looking for that just-got-back-from-somewhere-tropical glow? There are tons of different reasons to try a spray tan, and there are so many places to get one. Decided last minute? Try the BlushTan Super Express—you can shower just two hours after! 

New York: Brazil Bronze  
Boston: BlushTan 
San Francisco Bay Area: Apres Soleil Tans and Boutique 
Austin: Organic Bronze

Hair removal

Whether you want to say goodbye to armpit hair forever or just need a quick and dirty wax to cut down on shaving time, you can find hair removal services wherever you go. Electrolysis, laser, waxing, and sugaring are all here to make you feel smooth and sexy.  

New York: LaserTouch Aesthetics 
Boston: Christine’s Day Spa and Electrolysis 
San Francisco Bay Area: Bare Beauty Lounge 
Austin: Wax That

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Hair removal

Whether you want to say goodbye to armpit hair forever or just need a quick and dirty wax to cut down on shaving time, you can find hair removal services wherever you go. Electrolysis, laser, waxing, and sugaring are all here to make you feel smooth and sexy.  

New York: LaserTouch Aesthetics 
Boston: Christine’s Day Spa and Electrolysis 
San Francisco Bay Area: Bare Beauty Lounge 
Austin: Wax That

Mani-pedi

Looking for a tried-and-true way to feel put-together and pampered? The classic mani-pedi will do the trick. Whether you like Billie Eilish’s Gucci Grammy nails, the ever-faithful gel manicure, some spunky red toes, or a simple foot massage, you’ll leave the nail salon feeling fresher than ever. If you want to take your beauty and wellness to the next level, try the CBD mani-pedi at Vibrant Salon for relaxation to the max. 

New York: Kay Beauty Spa Lounge & Nail Bar 
Boston: Vibrant Salon 
San Francisco Bay Area: Nels Beauty Club 
Austin: Plum Natural Nail & Skin Spa

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Mani-pedi

Looking for a tried-and-true way to feel put-together and pampered? The classic mani-pedi will do the trick. Whether you like Billie Eilish’s Gucci Grammy nails, the ever-faithful gel manicure, some spunky red toes, or a simple foot massage, you’ll leave the nail salon feeling fresher than ever. If you want to take your beauty and wellness to the next level, try the CBD mani-pedi at Vibrant Salon for relaxation to the max. 

New York: Kay Beauty Spa Lounge & Nail Bar 
Boston: Vibrant Salon 
San Francisco Bay Area: Nels Beauty Club 
Austin: Plum Natural Nail & Skin Spa

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As MINDBODY’s Marketing Content Associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
Pregnant Kim Haile and her daughter
The Latest
Published Wednesday Apr 01, 2020 by Kim Haile

Finding Peace: Pregnant in a Pandemic

Perspective
Personal Growth

I’m celebrating week 21 of pregnancy. Baby is the size of a banana or bell pepper. I don’t know why it’s so fun to compare a growing fetus to a fruit or veggie, but it gives me a much-needed laugh while I make note to avoid consuming bananas for the week.  This is also ultrasound week. I’m no longer able to bring my husband and daughter to the appointment, but we understand that these restrictions are put in place to protect us. Like so many pregnant women and mothers across the world, I’m doing my best to adapt to the new norm and changes that COVID-19 has introduced to my already stressful life. 
 
Pregnant women across various metro cities are beginning to face fears of delivering their baby without a birthing partner by their side for the duration of the hospital stay. Family members and friends may not be able to meet baby in-person for quite some time, so those special first meetings happen over FaceTime. New mommy groups switch to virtual meetups. I’m feeling the weight of it all (and I’m not referring to the extra weight I’ve gained from WFH snacking), the heaviness of the unknown that we all carry as we navigate through all of this change. 

Tuning into nightly news or googling the latest COVID-19 death tolls is a surefire way to lose sleep, but we do it anyway because we want to stay informed as we wrap our heads around how much this pandemic will change our world. Maybe your anxiety and personal despair grow as you hear from a friend who recently lost their job or read about your favorite restaurant unable to keep its doors open. Canceled events, long-anticipated vacations, and temporarily closed fitness studios are not only inconvenient, but force us to reframe our attitudes. 

I can hear my mother’s voice telling me to relax. She tells me that the baby can feel my stress, and that isn’t good for anyone. I begin to feel guilty about my inability to quiet the negative feelings and decide that something needs to change. We can’t change what the media reports, the pressure at work, or predict how long it will take for the economy to recover. But what if we reminded ourselves to do the best with what we have and keep moving forward—one day at a time. Amidst the chaos, we’re becoming a stronger, kinder community, and that is truly a beautiful thing to see. 

The journey to my second trimester wasn’t an easy one. I suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage a few years ago. I made time for my body and mind to heal after the loss. Float tank sessions, meditation, vinyasa power flow, and frequent facials helped me connect with my body. I can’t say self-care alone healed my depression, but it certainly helped me discover the importance of self-love and repaired my self-confidence. 

After many pregnancy tests and negative results, I was at peace with accepting that having another child may not be in the cards for me. Fast forward to age 37. I was shocked to see a + symbol on three pregnancy stick tests. Although I’m medically referred to as a geriatric pregnancy, my OB/Gyn said there was no reason for me to go into this pregnancy with a negative mindset. Eat healthy, stay active, and focus on being POSITIVE. Maybe the pursuit of happiness and path to personal wellness was really that simple.  

On my 38th birthday, I celebrated my 20th week of pregnancy—I’ll refer to it as the “Pregnant in a Pandemic Party.” I blew out a candle on a warm chocolate chip cookie that my husband and daughter baked together. They were my only party guests, but I didn’t need a room full of people at a fancy restaurant to feel pure gratitude. People across the world continue to test positive for COVID-19. I was safe in my home with my family. I was right where I needed to be.

Although the past few weeks have brought a wide range of emotions for all of us, I’m choosing to use this extra time to self-reflect and bond with family. I’m mentally recording my five-year-old daughter as she whispers to my stomach and tells her baby sister that August couldn’t come soon enough. This is life. So perfectly imperfect at times, but beautiful in more ways than we know. We may be housebound, down to the last few rolls of toilet paper, and our hair hasn’t seen a salon in over a month. The loss of control and routine over our daily lives can make us feel like failures. Trust me; we’re not. We were never meant to get through this alone. Together, we will get through this—one day at a time. 

Kim Haile Headshot
Written by
Kim Haile
Senior Corporate Communications Specialist
About the author
Hailing from the East Coast, Kim loves the challenge of Marketing and the fast-paced tech industry. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business from Northeastern University in Boston, where she endured brutal New England winters and avoided smiling while riding the T. Now a happy Californian, Kim loves the beach, HIIT workouts, and traveling with her husband and young daughter.