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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
Lifecycle Program Manager
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. A former English major, 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).
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Fitness
Published Wednesday Jul 28, 2021 by Bree Lewis

Sweat Redemption: 5 Tips for Getting Back Into Your Hot Yoga Practice

Yoga
Fitness
Expert Advice

If you’ve ever taken a hot yoga class, you know it’s always going to be one thing—outrageously hot. Not the “let’s hang by the pool and get that sun-kissed glow” kind of hot either. I’m talking that “I can't believe I have this much sweat in my body” and “I may or may not pass out” kind of hot. It’s nothing to mess around with, and after a year or so of not being able to go, it’s easy to forget just how serious that heat can be.

To get the maximum enjoyment and benefits out of your heated yoga classes, you need to prepare yourself before and take care of yourself afterward. Luckily, I’ve been taking some classes (sweating enough for the both of us) and I’ve listed my five favorite must-dos to help you readjust to your heated classes and get back to the hot yoga summer that we all want.

1. Go at your own pace

Heated classes are difficult in nature. The normal difficulty of regular poses is mixed in with the added challenges of sweating and dealing with the humidity and the heat (at times, I’ve seen the thermostat climb to 108 degrees—yikes!). Depending on what type of yoga class you’re taking (sculpt, Bikram, power vinyasa), the difficulty level and temperature are going to vary. It’s also important to remember that each person in the room is going to practice in a way that’s unique to them. Hours slept, hydration levels, food intake, and different lifestyles are all contributing factors that make our practices different. What you practice on your mat is your own––trust your body and only do what feels right to you.  And remember, it’s okay to take breaks!

2. Hydrate like your life depends on it (honestly, it might)

The rise in temperature mixed in with the humidity that we all know and love creates the perfect recipe for sweating—like A LOT. You go into a heated class dry and come out feeling like you just took a dip in the pool. Before heated classes, I had no idea it was physically possible to sweat that much. If you’re going to a heated class, especially after a long break, it’s easy to forget just how much you might sweat. Is it possible to lose that much water if you haven’t consumed it first? Trust me, going into your heated class super hydrated is going to make a world of difference and help you feel good throughout your practice. And don’t forget to take some sips of H2O while you’re practicing!  

3. Nourish your body

Heated classes are challenging, but I can’t stop going. Nothing quite compares to overcoming the challenge— and experiencing the cleanse my body feels after I’m done. It’s the perfect blend of hard and rewarding, but I couldn’t do it if my body wasn’t properly nourished. On the days I know I have a heated class booked; I like to make sure I am eating right. I make sure to take my vitamins and fuel my body with fruits, vegetables, and my favorite superfood shake. I hold off on food about an hour before my practice, so I feel comfortable. After the class, I like to replenish with a big protein shake (boosted with collagen to aid with muscle recovery and skin elasticity). There is no one-way path for properly nourishing your body but making sure you’re fueled for the challenge of a heated class is essential for getting the most out of your practice and feeling good on and off your mat.

4. Replenish those electrolytes

Increasing and maintaining your water intake on the days you take a heated class is important, but sometimes you need something a little extra. If you’re sweating that much, you’re basically an athlete (at least in my book) and if you’re performing like a rockstar yogi, you need to hydrate like one as well. That means replenishing those lost electrolytes. Reward yourself and your body for the hard work and treat yourself to your favorite drink. I switch off between electrolyte-boosting drinks and coconut water depending on what I’m in the mood for that day. Adding these to my post-practice self-care routine has helped me feel more hydrated after and ready to take on the world again after especially sweaty classes.

5. Bring the right equipment

Usually, a yoga mat is all you need for your practice––but heated classes are a different ballgame. I’ve gone with just a mat, and I’ve slipped all over the place. Let me tell you, there’s nothing worse than having sweat drip all over the place while you’re trying to hold a pose that makes you grip your mat for dear life (never again). Make sure you bring a towel to place over your mat, this will help with support and grip. Bringing a smaller towel is also a good idea. You can use the smaller towel to dry yourself off during water breaks or whenever you’re feeling just a bit too sweaty. This is a small step that makes a world of difference during those super-hot classes.

So, there you have it. Five of my favorite tips (more like lifesavers) that have helped me readjust to those heated classes I love so much. Getting back into it is a challenge for us all, so know you’re not alone. No matter where you’re at in your practice, remember to be kind and gentle to yourself––celebrating your health and your body’s ability to do what you love. We’re all just getting back out there, together.

Ready to jump back into your hot yoga routine? Browse Mindbody to find the perfect class for you

While you’re at it, check out some Intro Offers near you that can help you get back to your cadence of hot yoga classes.

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Written by
Bree Lewis
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Born and raised in a small mountain town just south of Yosemite National Park, Bree is an avid lover of health, wellness, and connecting to the outside world around us. As a Cal Poly English major alumn, she has a knack for books, writing, and all things words. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, drinking craft beers, and keeping life jazzy!