Austin >Manicures & Pedicures > Embellish Nails & Boutique
4615 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX | Directions 7875130.314752 -97.736560
Neighborhoods: Triangle State
So much pink! Definitely the girliest place to get a mani in town, but also the best place to relax and get pampered with girlfriends.
Look Are Deceiving! – When I walked by this nail salon/boutique, I thought what a CUTE place!! Set up an appt and tried it out - what a mistake! I actually gave it a second chance thinking that I just got a bad nail tech the first time. The second experience was worst than the first! My nail tech cut my nails too short and filed them unevenly. When she started on my french manicure, I thought I was going to be there forever. She spent 15 minutes just trying to put the white tips on my first foot, I bailed her out and told her that I would just pick a solid color. No luck there -polish was put on so thick it dried with ridges and bubbles in it. The staff apologized and said the next time would be free. That's nice and all but I just spent $50 for a pedicure that needed to be redone. That's not right! They got another nail tech to re-do the polish which was a disaster. Now the color was so uneven, streaky and some parts of my nail had no polish. I think the girls that own the place need to get techs that are not doing this "part time". That seemed to be the consistent theme of the two that worked on my nails - its a side gig. I feel bad for the brides going in - I would hate to have horrible looking nails on my wedding day!!
The Cute Ferry Went Nuts In Here! In a good way – So cute, so fun, so great - thanks for the Cranberry Cosmo girls - It was a blast! Loved the service, loved the atmosphere and I wear the jewlry I bought in the boutique all the time!!
I don't get it.... – I thought it was a strange concept but would give it a shot anyways this last weekend. I was more disappointed than pleasantly surprised. You get a bunch of M&M's to share but how sanitary is that if you don't know who stuck their hands in before you. The place is new and pretty clean but what caught my eye the most was a couch that reminded me of grandmother's. The "mani-bar" consisted of people sitting stools to get a manicure which was very uncomfortable and extremely poor ergonomics. But the worst part of it is that I had to sit on the terrible weird pink suede couch and stick my feet some bowls for the pedi. I just don't get it....
Best waxes and facials in town! – I HATE getting my lips and eyebrows waxed, so I'm always a little bit cautious when trying out someone new. Jen gave the absolute best wax that I've ever had!! I usually am sore, swell, and am red for a very long time. I walked out with slight redness that was gone within the half hour, and NO SORENESS. I also went back for a facial (my first one) that was absolutely fabulous. The products that Jen uses are totally organic which in 2008 is the only way to go. I have skin darkening above my lip (caused by hormones) and it was greatly faded after my facial. I can't wait until I get my next pay-check so that I can go back for another facial.
The only negative thing that I have to say is that I wish that they kept the pedicure and manicure tools for returning customers instead of going through so many. They just end up in landfills and I wish that they were a little more environmentally-sensitive! But, that's just my personal opinion.
I love Embellish. It has become the only place that I recommend to all of my girlfriends. Run, don't walk, to see Jen and the other girls!!!
awesome girlie place. so cute. had an awesome facial by jen. she is so cute and sweet and has majic hands! Loved it!
I LOVE Embellish!!! – This salon is the cleanest, friendliest, best smelling, and most fun place I?ve ever gotten my nails done! My pedicures last for almost 4 weeks, but I come back more frequently for the stellar services (hands down, Tennille?s foot/hand massages are the best you?ll ever have!!). A plus for me is that they use disposable tools and portable tubs (the most sanitary way to do it!!). Whether I?m in the mood to catch up on the latest celebrity gossip from In Touch, watch classic chic flicks on the big screen, or sip some wine and snack on candy, I always have fun at Embellish! Oh, and they also have the absolute best selection of nail colors (and greeting cards!). Chunky jewelry and trendy hand bags are plentiful, too!
best pedicure ever! – I truly think that a good pedicure is one of the best things in life, and I've found the best ever at Embellish. I drive by the Triangle all the time and had seen the sign and heard about this salon and had to try it. I'd left my last nail tech because of cost and several other reasons, and Taneil has become my new favorite person. She gives amazing pedicures and manicures and does the best hand and foot massages I've ever had. She's kind and easy to talk to and so incredibly talented. It's been two weeks and my toes look like I just walked out of the salon! The shop itself is adorable as well, with comfy pink couches and heated neck wraps and mimosas and the cutest things for sale (which makes it a little dangerous). I've been there twice now and from day one I was treated like a regular. There's no attitude at all in this place. I honestly can't say enough good things about it. Thank you, Embellish, for such amazing pampering!
Great pedicure – Teneil was fabulous, easy to talk to, great massage, great painting (it's lasted more than 3 weeks!).
Love the environment, chairs, the cucumber water!
Totally worth $35 for a regular pedicure!
Not worth the money – I got a 1/2 leg wax a week ago and it was not worth the $40 at all. The tech was really nice and they took me as a walk in. But not worth the money. Honestly the worst wax I've ever had.
We're so sorry you had less than a fabulous experience at Embellish. We ask all of our customers to provide feedback to us directly -- that allows us to correct the problem with a complimentary service, offer a refund and provide constructive feedback to our staff. If we don't know about the problem, we can't make it right! Overall, we have gotten great feedback on our two waxing specialists (one customer even described her Brazilian as "relaxing") so we hope you give us another chance!
Best nail salon concept in Austin – I had heard a lot of good things about Embellish from friends before I went to check it out myself and the experience still went way beyond my expectations. The decor is cute and fun. The staff is attentive. Becky was as friendly and engaging as she was precise. And I LOVED the boutique items (you can never go wrong with a leopard print luggage tag!) I recommend Embellish to anyone in need of a mani/pedi or just a girly gift for a friend.
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