SPA & BEAUTY

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AWAY SPA

The W Austin’s spa is an ur­ban re­treat of the best kind. Make a day of it and spend post-treat­ment time by the pool. IN­SIDER TIP: Try the Ashi­atsu Mas­sage, in which the ther­a­pist uses her well-trained feet on your back.

200 Lavaca St., 512-542-3626; austi­n­awayspa.com

BIRDS BAR­BER­SHOP

Started in 2006 as an edgy, fun al­ter­na­tive to the typ­i­cal salon ex­pe­ri­ence—get a free Shiner beer with each cut, for ex­am­ple—Birds now has eight lo­ca­tions in Austin and one in Hous­ton. Birds shops carry Verb (founded in Austin), in­clud­ing the new ex­pan­sion of its Sea Line of prod­ucts, per­fect for sum­mer.

DRY BAR

With its new lo­ca­tion at Do­main North­side, Dry­bar en­tered the Austin mar­ket this spring. Built on founder Alli Webb’s be­lief that it’s best to fo­cus on one thing and be best at it -- in this case, blowouts -- Dry­bar has at­tracted a de­voted fan­base with its flat price and cock­tail-like menu of hairstyles (think the Cosmo (loose curls) and the Man­hat­tan (sleek and smooth). Do­main North­side, 512-629-4105; thedry­bar.com

HIA­TUS SPA + RE­TREAT

This down­town re­treat’s ex­pert staff is all about pam­per­ing, from fa­cials to mas­sages. Hia­tus’s an­nual mem­ber­ship pro­gram, The H-Cir­cle, is one of the best spa pack­ages in town. 1611 W. Fifth St., Ste. 155, 512-362-5777; hia­tusspa.com

JACK­SON RUIZ SALON

This long­time fa­vorite Austin salon has been a main­stay at New York Fash­ion Week, styling hair for some of the top de­sign­ers in the in­dus­try. 500 N. La­mar Blvd., Ste. 120, 512-478-7744; ruizsa­lon.com

JOSE LUIS SALON

With three lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing its new­est space at Do­main North­side, Jose Luis is one of Austin’s premier salons, fea­tur­ing mas­ter stylist Jose Buitron and skin­care ex­pert Bill Pitts. 1717 W. Sixth St., Ste. 123, 512-4741146; 1100 S. La­mar Blvd. Ste. 2135, 512-474-1147; Do­main North­side, 512-474-1146; joseluissa­lon.com

LAC­QUER

Lac­quer has be­come the go-to nail salon down­town, and now it has ex­panded up north with a space near The Do­main that of­fers more ser­vices, in­clud­ing wax­ing. Car­ry­ing more than 400 col­ors from lines such as Ken­dra Scott, Chanel, and Dior, Lac­quer prides it­self on its staff’s ex­ten­sive train­ing in health­ful prac­tices. 210 Guadalupe St., 11005 Bur­net Rd., 512-476-1211; ilovelac­quer.com

LAKE AUSTIN SPA & RE­SORT

Whether you’re vis­it­ing the day spa or stay­ing for a week (highly rec­om­mended to take full ad­van­tage of the classes, treat­ments, and so much more), this im­pec­ca­ble re­treat on the shores of Lake Austin will leave you re­freshed and in­spired to face the real world. 1705 S. Quin­lan Park Rd., 800-847-5637; lakeaustin.com

PRO­PA­GANDA HAIR GROUP

This stylish, con­tem­po­rary salon wel­comes you with an un­pre­ten­tious vibe and pro­fes­sional stylists with rich ex­pe­ri­ence. Co-owner Sara Domi is a highly sought-af­ter makeup artist with pres­ti­gious na­tional clients. 1611 W. Fifth St., Ste. 150, 512-473-0700; pro­pa­gan­da­hair­group.com

TEN­OVERTEN

This highly eco-con­scious and luxe nail salon that orig­i­nated in Brook­lyn chose the South Congress Ho­tel for its first out­side-of-NYC lo­ca­tion. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 469-660-1010; ten­overten.com

UR­BAN BETTY

This salon at the 26 Doors shop­ping cen­ter in Cen­tral Austin is staffed by highly knowl­edge­able stylists with fun, big-fam­ily en­ergy. 1206 W. 38th St., Ste. 1107, 512-371-7663; ur­ban­betty.com

VAIN SALON

Owner Emily Hat­field al­ways makes cer­tain that ev­ery client leaves the salon with the per­fect cut and style. IN­SIDER TIP: For fes­ti­val-per­fect braids, ask for Jessie. 1803 Chicon St., 512-524-1057; vain­austin.com

VIVA DAY SPA

With three lo­ca­tions, this lo­cally owned re­treat uses or­ganic in­gre­di­ents. Its new­est ad­dress, at Do­main North­side, fea­tures a med-spa menu with many ap­peal­ing treat­ments. 215 S. La­mar Blvd., 1811 W. 35th St., Do­main North­side, 512-300-2256; vi­va­dayspa.com

W3LL PEO­PLE

Af­ter win­ning na­tional ac­claim for its skin­care line fo­cus­ing on min­i­mal­ist, or­ganic makeup, W3LL Peo­ple has not only opened its sec­ond lo­ca­tion, at Do­main North­side, but its prod­ucts have re­cently be­come avail­able at An­thro­polo­gie, Whole Foods Mar­ket, and Tar­get stores across the coun­try. 215 S. La­mar Blvd., Unit B, 512-366-7963; Do­main North­side, 800-790-1563; w3llpeo­ple.com

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