Embrace Whole Body Wellness with Spring Beauty Treatments, Products and Clothing
Hair and makeup artist Hannah Zahner shares her picks for Austin stores, products and services to help you step into spring
By Hannah Zahner
Hannah Zahner is a local hair and makeup artist, as well as beauty and style editor, with a passion for whole body wellness. For this year’s spring style issue, she’s sharing all the ways to shed your winter skin and step into spring feeling your best. As Austin’s famous sunny and breezy springtime season approaches, take your self-care to the next level with everything you need from facial treatments, to playful accessories, to springtime’s best transitional wardrobe pieces to upgrade your look.
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Permanent jewelry has popped on the scene, and it is such a fun trend. Get a custom fit, welded on, clasp-less piece of jewelry that you can wear while you exercise, work, shower, cook, party, sleep … you get the point. I plan on celebrating my sister’s birthday with fun matching bracelets from Love Weld (their jewelry is 14k gold, minimalistic and so beautiful).
Who doesn’t want to shop for shoes and accessories with a glass of wine in hand? At Blue Suede you can do both. Offering a shopping experience like none other, Blue Suede creates an inviting space to grab your pals for some retail therapy with their relaxing lounge integrated right into the boutique. Girls’ night is solved.
I’m usually a neutral gal, but I love adding a pop of pattern and color with accessories, like this playful phone case. The detailed pattern is easy to incorporate into your look and is a low commitment way to dive into pattern play. Check out all of Floral Sea’s offerings, handmade-to-order in a home studio based in Austin by founder and designer A.Tenille West.
Tough Edition ($80) floralsea.co
Established in 1897, L Majors has been the premier local fine jeweler for five generations. Take a step into their beautiful curated store and find a collection that focuses on exclusivity, quality and design innovation — like this beautiful Nomos Glashutte watch, complete with an intricate watch face, 18k gold clasp and lux leather strap.
Nomos Glashutte Lamba (Price upon request) lmajorsaustin.com
Stag Provisions is another South Congress staple that serves as a modern day general store for men, showcasing contemporary clothing with classic roots. If you’re looking for a springtime update to your closet, snag a pair of pleated chinos. Made of brushed cotton, with an easy relaxed fit, they look great with everything from a button up to a t-shirt.
Noah Marion is an iconic spot on South Congress; you have to pop in if you’re in the area. The brand’s minimalistic vibes extend from the perfectly styled storefront to their house-made collection. They offer leather goods, as well as a curated selection of vintage clothing. This spring, I’m upgrading my wallet with their gender neutral Tous Les Jours wallet. Hoping my husband doesn’t steal it for himself!
Tous Les Jours ($160) noahmarion.com
Nothing says men’s springtime fashion like a lightweight polo. Upgrade your wardrobe with this 100% linen, Italian made polo from ByGeorge. The slight texture and stone white color make it easy to mix and match, and the soft linen fabric is ultra breathable.
Boglioli ($410) bygeorgeaustin.com
I got a set of Supply Co’s Pro Razor for my husband’s birthday a couple years ago, and he still says it’s the cleanest shave of his life. Founded in Austin, Supply Co offers an approachable and ultra-customizable single edge razor. Their starter set contains everything you need to upgrade your shaving routine, including their single edge razor, shaving cream, lather brush and soothing post shave toner.
This new Austin-based beauty brand focuses on clean, reliable products that help people of every skin tone feel beautiful in their own skin. Try out one of their newly launched Desert Island duo shades, with two blendable colors in one stick for an easy springtime glow. They’re formulated to layer, stack and blend with each other, making it simple to customize and look good on the go! A makeup bag staple for me, it’s easy to toss in my purse for touch-ups throughout the day.
If you haven’t tried facial acupuncture, now is the time. Owner and founder, Brooke Taylor’s magic hands deliver one of the best facial experiences of your life. Embrace fresh spring skin with modalities like facial acupuncture, facial sculpting and massage, microcurrent, cupping, gua sha and more according to your facial needs. They’re expanding their space and offerings this spring and now include an upstairs space, expanded retail, sound therapy, lymphatic massage with myofascial work, full body red light therapy, herbal consults and prescribed custom blends, postpartum- focused services and more. They’ve fast become a staple in the Austin wellness scene and usually have a booked schedule, so don’t wait to get on their list! While you’re there, don’t forget to take a peek at their skincare boutique and apothecary and check out brands like Chinese medicine- backed skincare line, OMAD. Try out their client-favorite sheet masks, featuring ingredients like white water lily and Chinese licorice root, blended with proven ingredients like hyaluronic acid and squalene to calm, heal and brighten — available for purchase at The Road.
OMAD ($25) thisistheroad.com
There’s nothing quite as indulgent as a head to toe exfoliation and moisturizing session. Esker Beauty is one of my favorite local Austin beauty brands, and their exfoliating Body Plane tool and body oil make my weekend self-care routine easy. Boost circulation, drain lymph congestion and dissolve puffiness to reveal smoother and brighter skin.
Take Heart is my all-time favorite Austin shop for everything from home goods, to thoughtful gifts to baby presents. Without fail, I find a treasure every time I pop in. Relax and indulge in a bit of self-care with their Japanese style Sisal Bath Brush, as you shed that winter skin. Follow it up with their Rosehip Bath Soak for ultra-relaxation.
Soak ($22) Brush ($12) takeheartshop.com
I was so excited when Alive + Well popped on the Austin wellness scene. With all you need to support your wellness holistically under one roof, they go beyond the traditional spa experience to offer spa treatments with holistic wellness therapies for the perfect whole body spring refresh. Check out their packages or customize your treatments! My favorite lineup is their organic facial, followed by some IV therapy, and finished with time spent in the infrared sauna. Don’t forget to grab a smoothie from their cafe on your way out!