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I often catch myself daydreaming about when I could grab my purse and head to the salon for some pampering.   No arrangements for childcare to be made, dinner to worry about, and without a guilty feeling for taking care of ME.

Fast forward a few years later and the only pampering I get is when I play make-believe Beauty Shop with the twins’.

Do you daydream of a salon service?  A relaxing massage sounds good after a long week of “Momming so hard”.  If you have heard the term Self Care then maybe I don’t have to inform you of how important it is.  Self Care is to make you a priority. Try to protect the happiness it brings you.   Sure, you have a list of reasons not to but I’m going to give a list of reasons TO TAKE CARE OF YOU.  Yes, You!  If you are thinking I can’t find the time, extra money, my kids need me while I’m away, or (my favorite excuse) I’ve been fine without it for this long!

OK Moms here is the deal.  Motherhood can be stressful at times!  When chamomile tea or diffusing lavender doesn’t work to calm me then I know it’s time for some self-care.

Taking care of YOU is not a selfish act.  It is precious time to quiet your mind and body.  “Fill your cup”  Because if your cup is empty then you have nothing left to pour into your children.  I’ve compiled a list that tackles your time and money excuse and I’m pretty sure you will figure out the rest!


Ann Webb Skin Institute

11701 Jollyville Rd Ste 103

So Many facials to choose from!  Try their deluxe facial for $35 or try fruit enzymes add on for $18.  Ask about the high-frequency facial to help increase elastin and collagen production.

If Eyelash extensions are your thing a full set is $65

Paul Mitchell School

9503 Research Blvd Bldg 3 Ste 310

Do you have a special event in the evening?  Nighttime makeup look for $20

Haircut and Style for $20.  The basic color for $35.  Foil work starts at $50.

Their signature facial is $25.  Ask about an eye rescue treatment for $15.

Waxing services are also available.


Baldwin Beauty School

Has two locations to choose from.

8440 Burnet Rd. (North) or 3005 South Lamar (South)

Nail Services by students are Tuesday–Friday

Manicure $7 Pedicure $18

Shampoo Blowout $10 Color services depend on the length of hair.


Aveda Institute

6001 Middle Fiskville Rd

Salon hours Monday-Saturday

Customized Facial treatments using specific Aveda aromas based on your skin.  60 minutes is $35

Waxing services for brow design $10 and Lip is $10

Shampoo and Simple Style $18

Haircolor starts at $42


Avenue Five Institute

Two locations to choose from

8620 Burnet Rd #300 (North)  500 E. Ben White Blvd Bldg E Ste 100 (South)

Student massage services include Swedish massage ranging from $35-$65

Hot Stone Massage depends on duration.

Hair services for Shampoo and Style at $12.  Partial Highlights starting at $40

Try the relaxing facial for $45

Ask about the Lash Lift $45 using a new technique to lengthen your own lashes.



AOMA Student Clinic

2700 W. Anderson Lane #512 (North) 4701 West Gate Blvd Bldg A (South)

Interns treat patients under a well-structured system.  The clinic is $35. Purchase a 5-treatment package for $140.

Pick one thing that you will not give up as a Mom and keep that promise to yourself.  Make those daydreams a reality!



Priscilla is a coffee snob, coupon addict, Town Lake trail runner, Disney Mom who enjoys baking sweet treats.  She’s wife to Doug and Mom of twin girls’ Elizabeth & Evelyn (5).  Her baby story involved IVF which led to leaving her apartment manager career behind to pursue a dream as a stay-at-home Mom. She’s a classroom volunteer Mom or can be found at a bakery and farmers market.  She believes breakfast for dinner is a cure for a bad day.  Belgian waffles!  You can hear her contagious giggle on her Instagram Stories @prisbennett


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