With 42 yelp Reviews Filtered

Yelp likes to filter positive reviews, but keep the negative ones up, just in case you feel compelled to advertise with them. After denying to pay for advertising, they removed Esty Skin Studio from the “spa” category all together, even though we sat at #1 for an entire year, in that category. I believe we should CELEBRATE our positive feedback, even if yelp wants to filter it for their own agenda. Here are just a few of that 42:

  • Michelle R.
  • Austin, TX

This is the best place to get a facial. I have tried other businesses but this one has amazing products and the staff is amazing. I have chosen 3 different people (including the owner) for facials and each person has done an impeccable job, you can’t go wrong by coming here. I’m about to move to San Antonio but I will literally drive an hour to come here. The staff is very positive, knowledgable, and helps you relax completely. You never feel ashamed of your skin or scrutinized when you come here. They are definitely the best in town. I have told many of my friends about this place and everyone loves it.

  • Carly P.
  • Austin, Tx

If you are looking for a place to get pampered with a cool austin vibe, this is it!  I don’t love going to a typical mainstream spa as it feels impersonal.  When you walk into Esty it feels like you are walking into your girlfriends house.  The women who work there are so knowledgable, and Jess the owner is the sweetest (ask her for makeup tips she is an eye shadow maven).  I went in asking for a peel and they told me this isn’t the season for it.  They didn’t oversell me on anything (I would have paid more for the peel) and I honestly felt like they were thinking about my best interests, not their bottom line.  Ella is great also, she convinced me to wear SPF on my face (she felt like a loving-nudging mom) instead of allowing me to become a leather bag when I age.  I really can’t say enough nice things about this place.  They recently started selling some adorable clothes!  You walk in to get pampered and leave with cute new duds.  If you are thinking about trying this place, I say DO IT!  You won’t be sorry.

    • Sarah S.
    • Austin, TX

    I am picky about my eyebrows, and getting them shaped usually makes me nervous. There’s no reason to dread a waxing appointment at Esty. The moment I walked in the door I was comfortable. The house is pretty, clean, and quiet – the perfect atmosphere for any spa service. Ella put me at ease even further by asking exactly what I wanted with my eyebrows and checking with me a few times through the service that they looked like I wanted. I will definitely be back.

    • Ashley A.
    • Austin, TX

    This is an odd kind of review but I thought it was indicative of the amazing experience at Esty.

    I love my mom dearly, unfortunately she is one of those moms who thought the puffy paint sweaters and stirrup leggings were appropriate attire for school events. I often prayed that people would think I was adopted. As such, I was worried that my birthday gift would be some awkward item of clothing or crazy piece of jewelry. Imagine my surprise when I was presented a gift certificate for a facial at Esty. It only took my mom 23 years to find a birthday gift I would love.

    After dinner and the required horrible birth story, (39 hours in labor and a huge head!) my mom mentioned that as she pondered the perfect gift she remembered that I purchased a gift certificate for a Christmas gift. She visited Esty to grab a gift certificate and spoke with Jessica upon arrival. She stated she was there for a birthday gift and Jessica was able to identify me, my birthday and the fact that I was a client of hers. I think this is such a testament to the exceptional service provided by Jessica and all of the lovely Estys. The attention given is always great and its never one of those awkward situations where you are awkwardly carrying on conversation while someone waxes your bits, or shapes your eyebrows. I love Esty and would never go anywhere else.

  • Tyler G.
  • Austin, TX

I went to Esty for a facial after reading the rave reviews on Yelp, and I’m glad I did.  The look and feel of the place made me feel instantly comfortable and Ella was fantastic.  She has a very calm demeanor and her holistic approach and advice for my skin care was much appreciated. My skin looked and felt fantastic after my facial!  Can’t wait to go back!

  • Meg E.
  • Austin, TX


Finally! A lovely salon on the East Side. No more fighting 5pm traffic to get to a different side of town (see south, west) for a decent salon experience.

The building itself is historic, but the salon experience inside is ultra modern and everyone always has a smile on their face. I have been impressed each time I visit at how friendly, unhurried, and professional everyone is.

Can we talk about how reasonable the rates are? Cuz they are. Amazing. I feel like Esty provides the best value for salon services anywhere in town.

In the words of Jean K. Jean, “In-cray-ab-lay!” Love Esty.

  • Cristina V.
  • Austin, TX

My friend Janet St. Paul told me about about Esty before the new location on Waller opened. I drove by and immediately loved the convenient location and couldn’t wait to book my first appointment. This week I was final able to venture inside. The service was friendly and knowledgeable and the interior of the space peaceful. All the details were taken care of down to the cool glasses used for water. The treatment room was so spacious I couldn’t believe it. It was definitely not your typical claustrophobic waxing room. I was so happy with the lip and brow waxing; I’m going back for a facial. Esty…yet another reason to never have to leave the neighborhood!

  • angela p.
  • Austin, TX


I have seen Jessica for eyebrow wax only, and she’s that good. I used to have skin irritation after waxing. Every different place I went to, someone would say something to the effect of “this happens because some places don’t use the right/good/whatever wax”.  Jessica didn’t say anything, she simply did it perfectly. No skin irritation at all. And the best shape ever. I still have to try her facial.