Halina's European Day Spa & Salon in Austin has served three generations of Central Texans since 1970. Voted "Best Place to Relieve Stress"
in 2001, "Best Austin Day Spa" in 2002 & 2003, & "Best Nail Services" in 2004, Halina's is one of Austin's top rated day spas.
Halina's was also featured as one of the Top Ten Spas for Nail Services in the nation by InStyle Magazine. Ms. Fitness gave Halina's the "Best Facials" tag, & Halina's is Austin Magazine's choice for the "Least Painful Wax".
Come spend a day at our 12,000-square-foot grand Venetian Spa! Indoor pool, hot tub and dry sauna are available for your pleasure and comfort. We are a full service spa and salon offering facials and hair removal including waxing, threading and electrolysis, massages and body treatments, nails, hair cuts and color, makeup and airbrush tanning …
Not what I expected. Have to say ...I was very excited to get a facial after reading all the reviews. Got an appointment for a European facial and here's my experience. Was 5min before my facial and they got me checked in on time. The lady who did my facial greeted me well and she mentioned that I dont even have to get change any clothes as its going to be only on my face.Then she threw some cream on my face put the steam machine on and left for 20 minutes. came back wiped my face with a towel (saw few towels hanging on the surface of the sink, dint look or smelled like they were fresh. Hope she did not use the same one) Did about 5 minutes of extractions. Then put more cream on my face and left for 15 minutes. came back wiped my face and said your done. . I have never every seen a facial like this. For this kind of facial(paid $80) , I dont need to go to these classic spa's and waste my money. The regular next door spa's charged me just $60 and had a wonderful facial done. Hope they improve their service and not loose customers because of this kind of service.
Horrible experience. This is a NO star experience. I wanted to treat my girlfriends for a nice half day experience at the spa for Christmas. I had recently been to Barton Springs spa with my sister in law and had had a great time. I live in Round Rock so i thought i would try the local day spa. I had spend around $700 for the three of us. We got there and we filled out tons of paperwork.The place is loud. The front staff was rude and untrained. One friend had her massage by a male but we were never asked ahead if this is OK. My other friend asked for deep tissue but got a tiny masseuse that did not "up" the pressure. The place looked OK on the outside but the cheap paintings inside made me gag, no taste what-so-ever and not relaxing. My massage was OK but the rest of the staff was rude and i never felt pampered.I was supposed to have a massage with my friend but "They just forgot" to put us in the room together! My manicurist put handsanitizer on my hands. I almost did not believe my eyes! Both my friends were dissapointed but did not want to tell me because i had spend all this money. NEVER AGAIN!
Great spa, but a lounge area is needed. The service provided was excellent; however the lack of a lounge area took away from my relaxation experience. The massage provided by Cheryl was wonderful and very relaxing and the facial by Marina was one of the best facials I’ve ever received. However after the massage was completed I had to put my clothing back on to go and sit in a very uncomfortable chair in an uninviting waiting room until it was time for my facial. It would have been nice to have been given a robe and sit in a lounge area where I could stretch my legs and relax and enjoy the aftermath of the great massage I had just received, but instead I struggled to stay awake in an uncomfortable seat. So I am conflicted about returning because I love the services provided by the the very friendly staff but I do enjoy a spa where I can lounge and relax with a cold beverage. Also Quynn the nail tech was very good and the front desk staff was very friendly.
I am so glad that you enjoyed all your services and do hope that you will return! You will be happy to know that we are currently working on finishing our private lounge area upstairs that will have plenty of room for our massage and body treatment guests to stretch out. Because we recently moved to this location, there are some things that are incomplete. Unfortunately it is still unfinished. Please be patient with us while we iron out the details. We are aware of the problem and are definitely addressing it. Thank you for the feedback.
Assistant Spa Manager
I recommend ALEX!. I was looking to get better highlights as my hair was extremely two-tone. My old hairdresser had moved away to a different salon and I neglected getting my hair done because I didn't want to find someone new. I saw Alex had great reviews on city search and Halina's was super close by. She was so great and my hair came out completely natural, looking great for my trip to New York City this Christmas with my family. I got highlights and lowlights and she used not two but three different colors to get the golden effect I wanted as well as add depth to the color. She was super nice and fun to talk to as well. Felt like she really cared how my hair was going to look and was excited about what she was doing. Can't wait for my next appointment!
I am so happy to hear that you were happy with Alex! We cannot wait to see you again! We hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with your family.
Assistant Spa Manager
Underwhelming massage by Patricia. Very nice place, inviting and relaxing atmosphere. That's all the positive I can say. I was looking to find a massage at that last minute and they booked me with Patrica. It was absolutely the most uncomfortable massage I've ever had, and I'm sorry to write this, but she should not be practicing at a high-end spa. Her technique was so choppy and I felt so uncomfortable on the table. I practice yoga, and get massages on a regular basis, and am very open to all types of massage techniques and there was absolutely nothing relaxing about her work. There was barely any pressure, and there was no flow to what she was doing. There was a point during the massage I just wanted to get up and leave. I never usually write reviews, but I just didn't want anyone to experience what I did....sorry, Patrica. Perhaps you need to take a few more classes. Definitely not worth the money. I got a better chair massage at the airport - much more knowledgeable about the muscles and pressure points...and way more relaxing. I guess you don't have to pay a ton of money for quality service!?
It is very unfortunate, what you experienced with Patricia. She has been here for quite some time and has many requests. It could be possible that you caught her on an off day or it could be that her particular style is just not for you. With that said however, under no circumstances, do I feel that it is okay that you were unhappy with your massage and would like the chance to make Halina's your number one choice for your massages and other beauty needs. We have seven highly skilled massage therapists here that are all very talented and knowledgable. I would like to speak with you personally so that I can make sure that I pair you with a massage therapist that best suits you. At your convenience, please give us a call and ask to speak to a manager, so that we might better serve you.
Assistant Spa Manager
As a reward to myself, I wanted a completely new look. I had been to Halina's before, but not for salon services. I booked my appointment with Alex, and told the receptionist that I wanted her to not be afraid to go wild with me. After asking a few questions about me, Alex told me she had a style in mind that would cut a few inches off my length, add some fun layers, and that she wanted to put some chunky highlights in my hair. I told her to go for it!
She was so much fun. Totally engaged my husband and I. My husband left as to not ruin the surprise. Alex also turned me so that I couldn't see what she was doing until the "big reveal." Can I say--"AWESOME!!!!"
It was such a perfect cut for me and my lifestyle, and the coloring was amazing. My husband, who was fearful of me 1) cutting my hair; and 2) coloring my hair, was SO pleased!
I have never felt so glamorous before. And the reactions I have been getting have been astounding. EVERYONE was told me how great I look.
Alex did an absolutely amazing job with someone she had never met before! I am a huge fan!!! Once again I had a perfect experience at Halina's. Thank you so much!!!
Wow, I'm excited for you just reading your review. I especially love hearing great things about Alex, being that she is one of our newest hair stylist. Thanks for the great review!
Assistant Spa Manager
Hair Salon is Great!.
I have been getting my hair cut, colored and styled by Pam for one year now. She is fantastic!!!! She keeps detailed notes about what she does to my hair each appointment. She never tries to sell me treatments I do not need. Every time I go I leave 110% satisfied! I will never have my hair colored by anyone else now!
The staff at Halina's is pleasant and always greats me with a smile. I have never had to wait more than 10 minutes for my appointment.
I am so glad to hear that you have consistently had great experiences at Halina's. We strive for excellence and appreciate the positive feedback.
Assistant Spa Manager
Okay, but.... My husband bought me a giftcard for a massage, facial, manicure & pedicure. I finally had a free day and looked forward to using it. My massage was fine and staff friendly. My facial lady really went at my face hard doing extractions and didn't seem to care that it was hurting...it would have been nice to have a little break, but my skin looks great. They do not have a private relaxation area and I think this really takes away from a nice spa day. The last part of my day was a manicure & pedicure. The technician's name was Marjorie and she was not friendly or interactive. She treated me like an idiot. The other lady was super friendly and interactive with her clients, but this lady seemed to have a real problem with me or was maybe having a bad day? Anyway, she totally ruined the whole experience for me. Not sure if I'll bother going back...there are plenty of day spas out there who don't have nasty staff who think they are better than you.
I hate to hear that you had a bad nail experience. I would like to speak with you, in person, so that we can get you in for a nail service that is not only the highest quality but also pleasant and with a nail tech that is a better fit for you. As far as the relaxation area, that is something we have recognized as a problem and are working on addressing. In the meantime, we have put a couch out by the pool that offers more privacy and quiet.
Thank you for your feedback,
Halina's Assistant Spa Manager
Great place!. never had a bad experience for massage facial or body treatments, everyone is nice
Wonderfull expericence each time!.
I've been going to Halina for 2 years and I am still thrilled each time I go. I love seeing Habiba, she makes you feel very special. She gives amazing facials, massages and body treatments. Even wax is comfortable with her. I can spend 3 hours in her treatment room but the time flying by so fast! I feel relaxed and beautiful each time. I have so many compliments on my smoother and younger looking skin.
The atmosphere of this Spa is very nice and the staff very friendly. I would recommend this place and especially Habiba to everyone.
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