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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).
salon collage
Beauty
Published Wednesday Sep 09, 2020 by Sara Lesher

What Do We Expect from Beauty Salons Reopening Now?

Beauty
Salon
COVID-19

Things are weird. Times are changing. It seems like just when we’re starting to get a grip, there’s another surprise. When it comes to beauty, we've had to adapt on our own due to salon closures, keep an eye on preparations and protocol changes during those closures, try to know what we’re doing before booking an appointment once they reopened, and maybe even brave the journey back to the salon. Whether you live in a place where salons are open, you’ve experienced a second shutdown, or you straight up haven’t had a haircut since March, we can all probably agree that we’re expecting some differences in the salon and spa world thanks to COVID. 
We wanted to gauge how everyone is thinking and feeling about all this, so we put out a poll on our Instagram, asking you all what you expect from beauty salons right now.  

Here’s what you had to say... 


1.    You’re about 50/50 when it comes to heading back 
 


53% of you have returned to the hair salon by now, while 47% of you have not. This makes sense, because every area of the country is different when it comes to cases, closures, and mandates, and every person is different when it comes to risk and safety.  

2.    But if you are going back, you want the "normal" experience

While many hair salons have begun operating outdoors due to government regulations, 58% of you said you’re fine with getting your haircut indoors, while the other 42% are more comfortable keeping it outside.

3.    You aren’t quite comfortable with others in your home 


58% of you said you’d rather go to your hair salon than have your stylist come to you. I get it, home is a safe space, probably shouldn’t let any outsiders in.

4.    You really appreciate your stylists

69% of you said you’re “totally!” going to tip more for services once you start receiving them again. During this time without our stylists and aestheticians, I think we all realized how much we need them and appreciate them, and many of us are willing to show them a little extra gratitude to make up for the time we spent apart.

5.    Some of you are willing to take risks... 


But, most of you aren’t. 56% of you said you have not cut or colored your own or a friend’s hair, because it was too risky, while the other 44% just “had to!”  


6.    Nail salons are a lot less trafficked 


Only 29% of you have returned to nail salons, while the rest are sticking to at-home manicures. Maybe we’re all just getting really good at it? But probably, it’s because a lot of them are still closed down, or because it’s a little more difficult to get a pedicure outdoors (we need our massage chairs!).  


7.   We’ve all noticed (and embraced) the changes

Our last poll question asked about what differences you’ve all noticed when heading back to the salon, and you all had a lot to say...


chat bubbles with salon differences


It’s a beautiful thing to see how the salon and spa community has come together, taken precautions, and adjustments, all so they can continue to help us look and feel our best. If you haven’t spoken to your stylist lately (or even if you have), don’t forget to shoot them a thank you and let them know you appreciate them. 

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).