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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
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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).
shanila sattar
Wellness
Published Wednesday Mar 17, 2021 by Shanila Sattar

Foundational Steps to Cultivating a Daily Self-love Practice

Self-care
Expert Advice
Personal Growth
Wellness

When you think of self-love what do you think of? Bubble baths, walks on the beach, facemasks, or what? Self-love can mean so many different things but when we think about self-love, we have to acknowledge loving ourselves both on the outside and on the inside. The way that we show ourselves love is one of the most important things we will ever do. 

How do we treat ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What foods are we putting into our bodies? How are we thinking about our overall well-being when practicing self-love?

As self-love defines and redefined itself for you over the years, here are a few foundational tips to think about when easing into your self-love journey.

 

Step 1: Learn to set boundaries

Don’t we love this one? Loving ourselves has a lot to do with the boundaries that we have for ourselves, with others, and for others. Take time to think about your own emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs when setting boundaries that reflect your personal needs. Boundaries don’t have to be big and scary; they are here to remind us that you get to have your lived experience and still have expectations about how you’d like to be treated and what you’d like to feel.

When thinking about your boundaries, ask yourself:

  • How do I feel without having boundaries?
  • What would I like to have boundaries around?
  • Are my boundaries actual boundaries or am I creating walls in my life?
  • How do I plan to uphold my boundaries?
Step 2: Cultivate self-compassion

In a world where perfectionism and curated existences have been rewarded, begin to cultivate compassion for yourself. You are a soul having a human experience and it’s totally okay if things are not perfect. 

Mindfulness exercises such as Breathwork, self-care activities, and self-compassion, all help train the mind, emotions, and even the body’s stress chemicals to be able to deal with undesired situations. Self-compassion means, can you be nice to yourself? Can you find empathy and kindness for yourself in the middle of what feels chaotic, stressful, or unwanted? Self-compassion means that we get to make mistakes, have our plans not work out the way that we wanted, and we still get to celebrate that we are doing the best that we can and it is enough.

When thinking about self-compassion, ask yourself:

  • How do I respond to stressful situations?
  • How hard am I on myself?
  • How do I celebrate myself?
  • How do I show myself kindness?
Step 3: Nourish yourself

In every sense of the word “nourishment”, begin to learn what nourishes you and what depletes you. Nourishment doesn’t just mean food for yourself; it means that whatever you are consuming whether it be media, podcasts, people, energy, information, etc. all impact the way that we think, feel, and experience life.

Nourishing yourself definitely goes right along the lines of having your boundaries intact and practicing self-compassion. 

When thinking about nourishment, ask yourself:

  • How do I nourish my emotional well-being?
  • How do I nourish my mental well-being?
  • How do I nourish my physical well-being?
  • How do I nourish my spiritual well-being?
  • How do I nourish my social well-being?
  • How do I nourish my financial well-being?

That’s it. Those are the foundational steps to cultivating a self-love practice that you can ease into your daily routine. Come back to these questions often, because like anything else, self-love is a practice and it takes effort, time, and intention to maintain. 

If you’d like to try breathwork, mindfulness, or play classes with me, check out these workshops and training sessions that work with your schedule. For other breathwork classes, browse Mindbody.

 

About the author
Shanila is a 4th generation sound healer, breathwork coach, mentor, women’s researcher, and speaker. She is the Founder of AlwaysPlayStudios where she trains breathwork facilitators and sound healers. Her background is in tech, having co-founded an award-winning web agency, and in women’s research, specifically in mindsets, implicit bias, perfectionism, women's health, and societal experiences supported through the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, and several universities. She has implemented several health and wellbeing programs in underserved populations throughout the US. Shanila mentors healers on their healing and intuitive wellness journeys. Connect: @shanila.sattar