Yelp’s ‘Best Places to Indulge’ Highlight Austin’s Beloved Businesses


Spring can be a stressful time of year. Now that your taxes are hopefully filed and refunds are starting to roll in, many Texans will have a little extra cash to treat themselves to a relaxing spa treatment or beauty service.

Yelp has compiled a list of the “100 Best Places to Indulge” across the state to help people decompress.

Yelp’s Austin Community Manager, Tomas Rey, joined Studio 512 co-host Stephanie Gilbert to talk about the best spots in Austin for pampering and trendy services.

Tell us more about the list! How did you find the best places to pamper us?

“To determine this list, we identified businesses in the beauty category in Texas, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including review volume and rating. According to our data, Austin is one of the best cities to pamper with over 30 top-rated businesses on the state’s list, including many in the top 10!

Tell us about some of your favorite Austin-based locations on the list and their must-have services?

“Our number one spot statewide is Zen Blend Mind + Body Spa – a local Austin gem. Yelp users love the serene ambiance of the five-star spa, soothing massages and infrared sauna, both for solo and couple excursions.

“Another top contender is Arali Beauty, which gets top marks for its wonderful eyelash extensions and eyebrow treatments.”

Other finds?

“With spring in full swing, what better time to treat yourself to a new look? According to Yelp’s 2022 Beauty Trend Predictions, people are having fun trying out creative hairstyles like curtain bangs (up 828 %) and mullets (up 73%). trusted – and many big-name salons in Texas do the trick, like the 5-star Black Orchid Salon in Austin, which is #14 on the list.“

Visit for a full list of the best places you and your loved ones can treat yourself this spring across the state.

This segment is paid for by Yelp and is designed as an advertisement. The views expressed by guests on this program are solely those of the guests and are not endorsed by this television channel.


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