A couple weeks ago, I was invited to attend an event at Parlor Beauty Bar. Lots of sweet ladies in the blogosphere got together to check out the styling salon - located on Austin’s east side.

Their mission is to build a fun environment to gather with friends, shut off the outside world, and have your beauty needs serviced under one roof. My experience was just that.


I was met with a pink carpet as I walked up to the door situated just off East 6th and Comal.

Every square inch of this beauty bar is Instagram worthy. Charlotte, the owner, traded my bag for a glass of champagne and gave me the cutest kimono to wear while my services were performed.

Isn’t getting your hair shampooed the most relaxing feeling in the world? I wish I always had someone to shampoo my hair. And, well, now I kinda do. Meet Kelsey! She’s a shampoo and blowout queen. We  bonded over the fact I have a Weimaraner and she always had the same breed of dog growing up as a kid.

After we decided on “Victoria Secret” hair, she shampooed my hair and brought me back to the cutest chair. She Went. To. Work. Blowdrying. Applying products. Round brushing. Curling. Pretty sure she infused some magic into my hair too because when I stood up the volume was REAL. I felt like my hair was going to float away. It was so light and bouncy. Charlotte even gave me some great tips on how to get my blowout to last as long as possible. What's the secret? Dry shampoo, of course. Dry shampoo solves all life's problems. 

I got a chance to mingle with some others girls, and honestly, it was great to step outside my comfort zone. I've been in Austin for two and a half years and it's good to meet new people. But, sometimes it can be tough. Parlor Beauty Bar is a great place to meet up with the girls before you hit the town, or maybe before you head out to meet a date. There's lots going on in East Austin. Plenty of bars and restaurants line the streets near Parlor Beauty Bar. I think it would be so much fun to book a girl's night out here to get pampered before heading downtown.


Parlor Beauty Bar not only offers blowouts but lots of other services including:

Skin Care
Spray Tanning

The next Parlor Beauty I met was Brittany. Her makeup kit was enviable. She knows how to work a makeup brush. I am a makeup junkie, and I am a firm believer that makeup should be fun. So, when Brittany consulted me on what I wanted, I said I was open to anything, and I meant it. Brittany suggested glitter liner, and I was GAME.  After all, I had a B-I-G night planned...movies on the couch with my dog since my boyfriend, Kyle, was in NYC for business.

Y'all. I felt like it was a crime to go home to sit on my couch that night. My confidence was through the roof. The ladies made us all feel so welcome, and it was such a great experience. I'll let you in on a little secret. I've never been to a salon that strictly focuses on styling and general beauty prior to this, but now I'm hooked. We live in a fast world, and I think the importance of pausing to do little things for yourself is extremely crucial to staying balanced.

I really appreciate Charlotte and the staff opening the doors to us that night. They were wonderfully gracious hosts. I'll be back soon.  A final thank you to the sweetest Alicia at Love-Li for organizing this meetup with all the Austin Blogger Babes!