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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.

Beauty, News, Product of the Month, Products

Our Staff Picks: March Beauty Favorites

March 19, 2014

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“My favorite service is our new Ultimate Pedicure. Getting a pedicure is usually about maintenance for me: soft feet, seasonal polish and a moment to relax. However, when I finally start to relax, my pedicure is usually ending and I’m left wanting more. The Ultimate Pedicure provides that extra massage and luxury that I am looking for. Almost a full hour and a half devoted to my tired calves and achy feet is the best!” — Teresa S., manager at milk + honey Hill Country Galleria

“I love Radiance from CosMedix for my daytime serum. It gives me a supple glow that I get compliments on all the time! I strive for healthy skin and Radiance helps me achieve just that. It feels great under my mineral makeup, too. A trick I like to use is to always make sure my face is damp (toner is great for this) before applying serum — this allows you to use less product (one pump is sufficient) and it spreads much easier.” — Brooke M., assistant manager at milk + honey 2nd Street District

“The Signature Plus Facial is a dream come true for mature, stressed, or damaged skin. You enjoy our signature facial with cleansing, toning, extractions, mask, massage and moisture, then are treated to particle-free microdermabrasion that leaves your skin so soft and glowing. This treatment has helped me get rid of hyper-pigmentation and feel more confident about my skin.” — Emilie S., milk + honey HR

“My favorite can’t-live-without product is Kevin.Murphy Young Again oil. It’s great for all hair types and not greasy. It has repaired my damaged ends and continues to keep my hair shiny and healthy. Pro tip: it’s great on dry skin, too!” — Katie A., manager at milk + honey Arboretum Market

“I love Reflect by CosMedix! It’s a spray-on sunscreen that is light and not greasy. With the sunnier summer months approaching, it is essential! It’s the best! The spray-on SPF by Coola is also the bomb. It’s great for chasing down my nephews at the pool and spraying them quickly and easily. My nephew Connor loves it too. He says it makes his skin feel silky.” — Kelley W., assistant manager at milk + honey Hill Country Galleria

“Designed to thicken and plump thinning hair and prevent hair loss, the Kevin Murphy Plumping.Line helps with hair growth while boosting the appearance of fullness. I can tell an immediate difference in the texture and density of my hair after I shower. It’s milk + honey’s newest miracle.” — Summer L., general manager at milk + honey

“‘A Solution’ in the ResultsRx line is my fave. I love it because it has both vitamin A and alphahydroxys. It helps to break up dead layers of skin and promote faster cell turnover.” — Maureen, esthetician at milk + honey Hill Country Galleria

“I’m loving the Citrus Blossom Dermabrasion by EcoInventive. This all-organic exfoliant smells great and leaves your skin feeling like you just got a facial. It has a jojoba oil base so it moisturizes while it exfoliates. Pro tip: cleanse using the Citrus Blossom Dermabrasion, then cleanse once more with normal routine for freshest effect.” — Shawn, esthetician at milk + Honey Hill Country Galleria

“Aveda’s Inner Light Mineral Tinted Moisturizer is the perfect sunscreen + hydration + skin tone secret weapon for you. Infused with finely-powdered tourmaline, it boosts skin’s energy and radiance and stays on for the entire day — even through exercise.” — Emilie S, milk + honey HR

“Let’s not forget about Fresh Hair from Kevin Murphy – it’s the BEST! I can go much longer in between blowouts because it keeps my hair oil-free and smelling great.” — Brooke M., assistant manager at milk + honey 2nd Street District

“The Ultrasonic Treatment is my favorite. It is a short, relaxing service that leaves my skin glowing afterwards. If my skin is feeling dull, it brightens me right up!” — Chris W., milk + honey HR assistant

“One of my very favorites for perfect natural curls is the Deva Curl Light Defining Gel. With your hair wet, apply a generous amount to your hands and scrunch it up into your hair. When your hair is dry, shake the curls loose – the gel won’t leave any hard or sticky residue! Just soft beautiful curls.” — Alanah M., assistant manager at milk + honey 2nd Street District

News

Want to Know How to Beat the Post-Winter Skin Blues? Here You Go.

February 20, 2014

This post is written by one of milk + honey’s esteemed estheticians, Val P. She works at the 2nd Street District location — come say hi!

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The worst of the Austin cold-snap hibernation may be over, but you know what still may be hibernating? Your body’s natural oil!

Your sebum has stayed nice and cozy in your pores all winter long. The barrage of heat and low humidity causes a pore-tightening effect that will leave the oilier skin types happy that their pores have decided to disappear, but all skin does seem to develop a new topography. As result of oil being trapped inside those teeny tiny pores, small bumps have popped up on the thinner parts of the skin, usually the forehead. Fine lines tend to linger after smiling or lifting your brows as the surface layer of the skin is not very flexible when not properly hydrated and moisturized — think paper maché.

To fix the problem before your pores unleash their fury come spring, you only need one hand and a hydrating toner. An alcohol and fragrance-free antiseptic toner with hyaluronic acid will provide water hydration to the top layers of your skin, in turn giving your face and pores some flexibility. You may use the toner throughout the day without overwhelming your skin with occlusive products, it’s more than okay to spray over makeup as well. It is not okay to put moisturizer on dry skin that hasn’t been washed, you’re just asking for additional problems. Also, make sure you’re not moisturizing dead skin cells, it’s a waste of moisturizer and creates buildup in your pores, so exfoliate one to three times weekly depending on your exfoliation method and skin type. Ideally, you should wear a heavier moisturizer, or a thin application of a hydration masque to sleep over your toner and serums, so that your skin can repair itself overnight for the day ahead without bacterial interference or dehydrating. You can cut back on the moisturizer once the weather warms, of course. If you’ve been neglecting your skin this winter then you should consider a facial with added exfoliation and hydration to get your skin glowing again. These are just a few suggestions for common post-winter skin challenges.

For a skin routine tailored to your skin, book a consultation to discuss treatment, products, and home care.

My Recommended Service:

Signature Plus Facial $145 with a Today’s Peel $50

Product Recommendations:

Mystic by Cosmedix ($36.50) This toner has a refreshing cucumber-citrus aroma and contains skin calming L-alpha bisabolol, high performance humectant Sodium PCA, precursors to hyaluronic acid L-Limonene & D-Glucuronic acid, mixed with a heavy dosage of anti-viral/ant-bacterial free radical fighting Deuterium Oxide and Witch Hazel. A perfect toner for year-round hydrating for all skin types.

Rescue Balm by Cosmedix ($44)
The delicious cherry infused hydration masque provides antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties, and melanin suppression. Willowherb and a potent Copper Complex promote collagen and fibroblast production as well as regeneration and healing. This masque is a must have for sensitive, dry, injured, eczema, and post-procedure skin that can also be used as a moisturizer.

Massage, News, Specials, Treatments

Valentine’s Day Specials For That Special Someone (Just Sayin’)

February 11, 2014

Don’t think about it as one day out of the year where your love is on blast. Instead, look at it as the perfect excuse to treat yourself — and the ones you love — to something unbelievably relaxing and well-deserved. We’ll make it easy on you. Limited-time only Valentine’s Day packages are just the thing to make this Friday anything but dreaded.

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Valentine’s Mini Retreat
Signature Facial OR 60-minute Lux Massage
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Buy Gift Certificate
$129

Cupid’s Retreat
60-minute Lux Massage
Signature Facial
Buy Gift Certificate
$179

Valentine’s Ultimate Retreat
Ultimate Massage
Ultimate Pedicure
Buy Gift Certificate
$259

Valentine’s Dreamy Retreat
90-minute Lux Massage with Exfoliating Back Scrub and Hydrating Hair Mask
Signature Facial
m + h Manicure and Pedicure
Buy Gift Certificate
$319

Date Night
60-minute Couples Massage
Side-by-Side m + h Pedicures
Buy Gift Certificate
$279

Enhance Your Retreat:
These services can be added to any treatment or package.

  • Blowout, $45
  • Blowout with Makeup Application, $75
  • m + h Manicure, $30
  • m + h Pedicure, $50

Couples Treatments:

Couples Retreat
milk + honey is one of those things that is even better when shared. You’ll each enjoy a 60-minute Lux Massage in our couples room, a Signature Facial, and a m + h ManicureAbout 3 hours for $449.
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All Time Favorites:

Lux Massage
A customized, luxurious Swedish-style massage for relaxation that treats your problem areas and releases stress from your muscles. 60 minutes for $100, 75 minutes for $120, 90 minutes for $140, 120 minutes for $170.
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Lux Pedicure
Yum! Warm foot bath, exfoliation, a warm essential oil wrap, aromatherapy foot massage and hot towel compress. Finish it off with nail maintenance and polish. 60 minutes for $70.
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Manly Retreat
Your body works hard for you, so say “thank you.” The Manly Retreat includes a 60-minute Sports MassageMen’s Deep Clean Facial, and Manly ManicureAbout 2.5 hours for $259.
Buy Gift Certificate

The Spa Partisan
The signature milk + honey body treatment. Body brushing opens your pores before the skin is polished with a blend of brown sugar, coffee, crushed almonds, and dehydrated milk. Next, a steam treatment moisturizes, and a 60-minute Lux Massage with body butter completes the relaxing treatment. 100 minutes for $190.
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Contact us
512.236.1115

2nd Street District (spa + salon) | [email protected]
Hill Country Galleria (spa + salon) | [email protected]
Arboretum Market (salon) | [email protected]

Beauty, News

Are You Part of the milk + honey Club?

January 2, 2014

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Are you a regular visitor to milk + honey spa or SALON by milk + honey? Looking to up the ante on your spa and salon “game”? Enjoy discounted services and other bonuses by purchasing Treatment Series or becoming a milk + honey Member. How it works:

Treatment Series Membership
Description Prepay for a pack (4 or 6) of the treatment of your choice. Annual commitment to enjoy a treatment once per month.
Savings on Services 10% savings 15% savings, and additional discounts may be available if you prepay for the entire year.
Payment Prepay for the entire series. Your credit card is automatically charged each month.
Expiration Series expires one year after purchase. Monthly treatments must be used within 60 days of accruing.
VIP Points Earn VIP points on the cost of the treatment series. Earn VIP Points on the cost of the Membership. Earn bonus VIP points for prebooking your services. We’ll call you by the 15th of the month to help remind you to schedule your treatment if you haven’t done so yet. (Members earn double VIP points for qualified gift certificate and retail product purchases.

What else do you need to know?

Memberships are for Spa Partisans who want to enjoy our spas and salons on a monthly basis. Any milk + honey treatment may be turned into a membership. You will be entitled to one treatment per month, billed automatically (you choose the billing date). milk + honey Memberships may be put on hold after 6 months. You may even add gratuity to your plan so you can breeze in and float out without ever having to reach for your pocketbook.

Call us at 512.236.1115 to schedule a treatment and opt into a treatment series and a milk + honey membership.

News

Get Perfect Skin by New Year’s Eve (Seriously)

December 22, 2013

As a rule of thumb, winter temps and holiday indulgence don’t mesh well where perfect skin is concerned. Luckily, we love a good loop hole, and this is a really, really good one.

Commit this equation to memory:

Ultrasonic Treatment + Cosmedix Pure Enzymes + drinking (lots of) water = healthy, pretty, smooth skin.

What does it all do?

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The Ultrasonic Treatment employs high-frequency vibration to gently exfoliate dead-skin cells for a cleaner, healthier complexion sans redness, swelling, and irritation commonly associated with microdermabrasion. It diminishes wrinkles and fine lines by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin; it aids in penetrating topical skin products beyond the epidermis through Sonophoresis.

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Cosmedix Pure Enzymes This gentle, exfoliating mask harnesses the natural power of cranberry enzymes and lactic acid to scrub away facial impurities and de-congest blocked pores. As active ingredients exfoliate, protect, and revitalize the skin, potent, oil-free moisturizers add a dewy softness to blemish-prone skin.

 

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milk + honey Voted Austin’s “Rarest of Them All”

August 5, 2010

Rare's Annual Award, The Rarest of them AllFans and readers of Rare Magazine turned out in droves to pick their favorite places, people, and things in this month’s “Rarest of them All” issue, and we’re so proud to have received an abundance of milk + honey love! Thank you so much, Austin, for choosing milk + honey as your Best Spa,Best Facial, and Best Massage.

Now you can put your two cents in on the Austin Chronicle’s annual “Best of Austin” Awards. We always love to hear from you, so if you have any feedback from your milk + honey experience that you’d like to share with us, please send your comments to [email protected].


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Newest Rare Magazine Results

June 11, 2010

The Rarest of Them All
June 2010
Health & Beauty

Rare Magazine, yet again, ranked milk+honey as one of the best salons and spas in Austin, Texas. Ranked at 2nd in Best Waxing and Mani/Pedi, and 1st place in Best Facial, Best Spa, and Best Massage. Click the following link to read the full article.

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