Paloma Botanical Beauty Parlor
Austin, TX 78722
If Texas cities were siblings, Austin would be the granola-crunching, hippie sister. Eco-friendly salons enjoy a rabid following here, but what makes Paloma Botanical Beauty Parlor stand out is its marriage of organics and high-level aesthetics. The space itself is part hair salon, part skin/massage clinic, part alternative art gallery, with owners (and lovebirds) Evette Richards and Levi Dugat at the helm. Raised by organically-minded parents, Evette now carries only paraben-free, sulfate-free skin products, many hand-mixed right here in town, and happily writes clients their very own skin prescriptions. Antique furniture, mod photography, and poetry grace the walls of this Mueller District hideaway, giving visitors a different kind of luxury – stimulating imagination, in addition to pores and hair follicles.