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Sale’s On! Arnica Balm to the Rescue.

August 13, 2015

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Whether you’re an athlete, dealing with everyday aches and pains, or simply live by the “work hard, play hard” mantra, our Arnica Balm will help you recover. This powerful Arnica-infused balm stimulates the senses as it zeroes in on tired muscles and joints. The icing on the proverbial cake? It’s on sale through August 31, 2015.

Shop it right here.


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Giveaways, Products

Just In: ZINK Scarves and Shawls (Plus, a Giveaway!)

August 4, 2014

 

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We take great care and pride to feature products in all of our locations that we personally love, use, wear, etc. That’s why we’re excited to let you in on the newest product to hit our “shelves.” We now carry locally-made ZINK scarves and shawls at our 2nd Street District location.

These ZINK Shibori scarves and shawls are made from 100% unrefined cotton, are dyed by hand in Austin, and each one is unique and special. Wondering what ‘Shibori’ means? It’s a Japanese term for dyeing fabric using a variety of methods – like binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, or capping – that result in an intricate graphic pattern.

To celebrate ZINK scarves being sold at our 2nd Street District location, we’re giving away TWO scarves. How to enter: from today, Aug 4, 2014, through Friday, Aug 8, 2014, make sure to LIKE both the milk + honey spa Facebook page and the ZINK Collection, then like our official giveaway post right here. That’s it — good luck!

Giveaways

What Does ‘Christmas in July’ Mean at milk + honey?

July 2, 2014

This month we’re celebrating . . .

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What does ‘Christmas in July’ mean?

We have three new summer-exclusive packages. Call 512.236.1115 to snag yours. All summer packages are valid to redeem through September 30, 2014. After September 30, you have the $ amount of the package to use, which never expires.

Beach Ready Retreat, $129
60-minute Lux Massage – OR – 60-minute Signature Facial
m + h Manicure

Holiday in the Sun Retreat, $179
60-minute Lux Massage
60-minute Signature Facial

Ultimate Summer Retreat, $249
Ultimate Massage
Ultimate Pedicure

But that’s not all. Starting Monday, July 7, we’re kicking off our ’12 Days of milk + honey Christmas.’ How does it work?

Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in July, any client who has received a service/treatment on that particular day will be automatically entered to win an awesome prize. Gifts include the Clarisonic Mia 2, RevitaLash, milk + honey bath and body products, Cosmedix, and more. So, make sure to pre-book your appointments for Monday through Wednesdays in July — you might just win something great!

Beauty, Products, Skin Care

Our Summer Skin Care Must-Haves All in One Place.

June 16, 2014

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From sunscreen to daily moisturizer, to a gentle (yet effective) body wash, we’ve got summer skincare on the brain. And rightfully so. With the sunny skies overhead, it’s as important as ever to apply a strong SPF, rinse off thoroughly after a long swim in the lake or the pool, and to hydrate consistently. To reinforce those summer-y feelings, we’ve selected the beauty products we can’t live without come summertime — and quite frankly, neither should you.

Click here to see — and shop — your favorites of the bunch.

Giveaways

Enter Dad into Our Father’s Day Contest!

June 5, 2014

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Enter Dad in our first-ever Father's Day Contest! We're treating one lucky man to a day of relaxation… and some darn good food. We've partnered with La Condesa to offer the winner the following treats:

– 60-minute Signature Facial
– 60-minute Lux Massage
Buff + Go Combo
Hair Cut
– a $100 gift certificate to La Condesa
($450 value)

To enter, please apply here by Thursday, June 12, 2014. We'll contact the lucky winner on Friday, June 13.

Hairstyles, Products, Salon

Just in: Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight Styling Creme

June 4, 2014

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We have good news for textured/curly-hair — especially those who continue to search for the fastest/”green”-est way to get straight locks: we’re now carrying Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight styling creme at all three of our locations.

Here’s what you need to know about this awesome new product:

1. It progressively straightens curls with every use.
2. As you blow-dry your hair, plant-derived fibers create a locking layer to help hold your hair straight.
3. Organic cassava root forms a barrier against intense humidity. Translation: goodbye frizz!
4. Over time, straight styling becomes faster and easier. In fact, after five consecutive applications of Naturally Straight creme, hair will stay straight for up to three washes.

Come in and snag some for yourself!

Culture, New Spa Partisans, News, Spa Partisans

Introducing the Newest Faces of milk + honey!

June 2, 2014

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Lucy, shampoo assistant at SALON by milk + honey 2nd Street District
Lucy moved to Austin 11 months ago to attend Avenue Five Cosmetology school. Her favorite thing to do in Austin is to eat — and she loves to try new restaurants downtown. She also enjoys hiking and doing yoga. Book your next appointment downtown and see Lucy for your shampoo.

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Jen, concierge for all milk + honey locations
Jen moved to Austin only one week ago from Newport Beach where she was a spa concierge and just finished esthetics school. We are so pleased to have her knowledge and experience on our team. Jen decided to work with m + h because she wants to share her knowledge and help people live happy, healthy lives.

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Melinda, nail therapist at milk + honey spa 2nd Street District
Melinda became a nail therapist because as she was receiving a pedicure, she realized how much she enjoyed the atmosphere and wanted to be a part of it. She went to nails school shortly afterward and fell in love with her new career. Melinda has been in Austin for two years, and likes to explore the city. Help us welcome Melinda to the team and book you next mani/pedi with her at the downtown spa!

 

 

Beauty, Hairstyles

7 Hairstyles to Wear to Graduation (Even With a Cap on!)

May 13, 2014

It’s almost that time of year where you can belt out from the proverbial rooftop, “School’s out forever!,” and really mean it… at least for a few months. And if the next step in end-of-school-year festivities involves a cap and gown for you, then let SALON by milk + honey help you out in the “hat hair” department. Opt for a style that’s both polished and youthful, and most importantly, looks good with a cumbersome cap/mortar board on top.

Below, a handful of ideas to get the hair-spiration going. We’re here to make your grad day even more stylish.

Emma Stone’s Side Braid – a hint of volume, texture, and who doesn’t love a side braid?
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Miranda Kerr’s Blowout – polished waves are the perfect complement to a cap + gown.
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Top Knot with a Sweet Headband – if you’re not wearing a cap (rebel!), this one’s for you.
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Not Your Average Half-Up Look – Bobby pins have never been so fun to work with.
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Cara Delevingne’s Dramatic Side Part – If you’ve got long hair, go bold.
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Low Bun + Pretty Ribbon – For the girlie-girl with sophisticated taste.
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A Reverse Crown Braid + Waves – A romantic hairstyle, but appropriate for the grad.
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Culture

What’s Your Favorite Mom Memory or Advice? (We’re Sharing Ours, Too!)

April 29, 2014

katiemom “I have a lot of great memories with my mom from as far back as my memory serves, but ultimately, I love being able to know her as an adult. I’ll always be her child, but now that we’re both adults, it’s nice to be able to enjoy a drink together and have mini adventures when she visits me in Austin! We’ve been able to paddle board, hike Pedernales Falls, swim in Hamilton Pool, and stroll through downtown. Plus, it’s always fun to see your mom let loose and enjoy a cocktail!” — Katie A., Arboretum Market manager (with her mom, at left)

“My mother has always been obsessed with creams! I remember her always have a tub of expensive cream on her night stand and a tub of high SPF sunscreen for the morning. Her skin is absolutely gorgeous, so I have learned to hydrate and protect! When I was about six or seven years old, she walked into her bedroom and saw me there by her night stand. I was so proud because I was using cream just like her — I used a whole jar of $100+ eye cream on my face!” — Alanah M., 2nd Street District assistant manager

“My mom is my BFF, and we have always been close. Growing up in Washington state, near the Puget Sound, was an incredible influence on me. My mom has always been active and loved nature, and tried to share that with me. We used to go on long hikes, see the waterfalls, and just talk. As a teenager, I thought I was humoring my mom — I was talking about my current crush, or what so-and-so did at school that week. The more I talked, the more we walked. We could spend half a day walking and hiking, and I wouldn’t even realize it. Looking back now, those are some of the most special moments I’ve shared with her. Now, I am a nature lover and will take a mountain, trail, or a waterfall over a mall any day. I didn’t realize then how special those walks would be, building trust and a solid relationship between us. She recently came to visit me here in Austin, and I was so excited to have someone to go hiking with! We drove out to Dripping Springs and visited Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve. I loved sharing some Texas nature and impressing her with the beauty of the pools. We hiked half the day, talked, and bonded just like we used to. I miss those times, and appreciate that she influenced me to love nature as much as I do. And I even taught her how to take a selfie. :)” — Teresa S., Hill Country Galleria manager

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“My mom’s best beauty advice? Wear your sunscreen every day. She looks 15 years younger than her age, and to this day, I wear sunscreen every single day!” — Summer L., general manager (with her mom, above)

“Even at the height of my experimental makeup phase — we’re talking bright blue glitter eyeshadow and too-dark lip liner — my mom held her ground. She’d always advocate for ‘less is more,’ which didn’t appeal to me then, but now, I couldn’t agree with her more. And while she’s obviously biased, it’s nice to know that she has always loved me for who I am, and not how I look from the outside.” — Marisa T., marketing manager

Giveaways, News, Promotions and Celebrations

milk + honey’s Mother’s Day Makeover Contest Starts Now — Details Here!

April 7, 2014

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Our third annual milk + honey Mother’s Day Makeover contest is back, and we’re treating three amazing women — one winner for each location — to a luxurious head-to-toe makeover.

The makeover includes:
Signature Facial
m + h Manicure and Pedicure
Hair Cut and Color
Makeup Application
– A goodie bag of m + h products and makeup
($600 value)

To enter, fill out this application form. The deadline to submit for consideration is Wednesday, April 30. Winners will be contacted and announced on Friday, May 2.

We can’t wait to read what’s sure to be an amazing range of inspiring entries. And know this — contest or no contest, we appreciate everything our moms and mother figures do for us!

P.S. Meet our 2013 winners here!

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