Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Party Hair this Saturday at SABIA!!!

Hey everybody!! Why not start 2012 with some fancy fun hair?!
This Saturday, Lauren is dedicating her afternoon to New Years Hair. What does that mean for you? 
Shampoo w/ Blowout
Simple Updo (clean hair upon arrival) for $45

Space is limited. Please call today to book!



Friday, December 9, 2011

Emily's gift idea

Emily Collins, one of our Estheticians has put together her idea of the perfect gift for an 'At Home Spa Treatment'. 
Per Emily, This package speaks to that person that wants the best quality in their products. 
Rubis tweezers are used by Sabia esthetician's. Kneipp salt baths use only the highest quality dead sea salts and Eucalyptus oil. Aesop clay mask and hand balm smell so yummy you want to eat them!
All available at Sabia.

Monday, December 5, 2011

AromaPharmacy Candles at Sabia

Sabia is super excited about AROMAPHARMACY
We just received a shipment of these fun candles, just in time for the holidays! They smell fantastic and have cheeky fun packaging. 
AromaPharmacy treats plants as nutrients for the both the body and the mind. And, at $18, they are a steal! Hello stocking stuffer!!! 

Currently burning at Sabia - RITALERT, a blend of Grapefruit & Cinnamon 

Gwyneth loves Aromapharmacy too! Check out the candles above her bed.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Yes, yes, Thanksgiving was yesterday and we all stuffed ourselves with wonderful delicious things and spent time with our friends and family, but we here at Sabia still wanted to spread the love of what we are thankful for. Why keep it limited to one day, right?
So, in no particular order....

  • Our brand new KEURIG coffee maker, which our Lauren has gratefully gifted to Sabia! French presse, while you are always chic, you are not the most fun to we bid you au revoir! 

  • Whole Foods Austin Downtown Delivery Service - Thank you for delivering our lunch, as well as anything else we may need for it coffee, dish soap, name it! Your concierge desk is always a treat to deal with!

  • Our wonderful neighbors at Austin Bikes. Thank you for delivering our mail, sharing your water machine when ours broke, offering to take our trash because it gets dark early, and all the other 'guy stuff' you do for us.

  • And last, but not least...our customers! We are so fortunate to have such a fun and interesting group of people that we get to see on a daily basis! Thank you for being wonderful and loyal! We appreciate you. 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend...wherever you may be! 
xo Sabia

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sabia hearts E.A.S.T.

Being a proud local business in Austin for over a decade, Sabia is super excited for the E.A.S.T. Austin Studio Tour beginning this weekend. Get your art on!!

From the E.A.S.T. website - 

For nine days in November, artist studios, art galleries, and various spaces all over east Austin will open up their doors to the public for the 10th East Austin Studio Tour. E.A.S.T. is a celebration of east Austin’s creative community and a chance for the public to get a behind-the-scenes look at working artists’ spaces and processes. Visitors can purchase art, see where artists work, and visit with artists about their art process. Additionally, a number of spaces will be presenting various art and performance events on all ends of the artistic spectrum.

FULL TOUR: 12 – 20 November 2011
ARTISTS & STUDIOS: open the weekends of November 12/13 & 19/20, 11:00am – 6:00pm
EVENTS & EXHIBITS: various hours and dates throughout the nine days of the tour (set by each individual venue; see website or catalog for full listing)
COST: free & open to the public
The exhibition spaces include established & pop-up venues which are presenting fine art or performances.  Events encompass a wide variety of performance pieces, creative programs, exhibit openings, art parties, site-specific projects, etc. The catalog and the website will both have full listings of specific times and information for each venue.
CATA-LAUNCH catalog launch party: 22 October 2011, 6 – 9pm
CATA-LAUNCH afterparty: 22 October 2011, 9 – 11pm
INVITATION ONLY: to receive an invitation, join the Friends of E.A.S.T. or become a sponsor
The E.A.S.T. catalog is scheduled for release on October 22nd. Big Medium will host Cata-Launch, a party to celebrate the tour and show appreciation for (and give catalogs and mini-swag to) participating artists, Friends of E.A.S.T., and donors. 
E.A.S.T. CATALOG AVAILABILITY:  26 October – 20 November 2011

After Cata-Launch, the catalog will be available for free throughout Austin through all 22 branches of the Austin Public Library and at Big Medium through the end of the tour.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Marilyn is a new concept in hairbrushes. The anatomic shape of its head is thinner in the center providing better adaptation to the contour of the head. It also allows for maximum tension of the hair.

Marilyn gives:
  • More Control and more Stretching
  • Better styling in less time
  • Better finishing of hair roots and hair ends
  • Stimulation of the scalp
  • Prevents carpal tunnel

• Ceramic coated barrel
• 100% natural boar-bristle
• Bristles angled to the barrel f
or volume
• Fine to medium hair

● Ceramic coated barrel
FLATTER ME TOO - Helps with COARSE hair

● 100% natural boar-bristle
● Bristles perpendicular to the barrel for straightening

Visit Sabia for yours! 

Sabia is featured in Crave Austin

CRAVE Austin  innovatively connects urban gals to the sassiest, gutsiest, most inspiring people they need to know in Austin. The modern marketplace of soirees, gatherings and online networking serves as your ambassador to everything there is to CRAVE about Austin. 
This is our second time to be featured in this wonderful empowering guide encompassing women entrepreneurs in our city and we are tickled pink! 
Be sure to check us out on pages 228-229.
CRAVE Austin books can be found at Sabia.

yes we scanned in the pages. no they aren't straight ;) 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rubis Tweezers from Switzerland / now available at Sabia

More than sixty years ago, the first precision tweezers were developed to place ruby stones 
into watch movements.
Since then the brand Rubis has continued to represent precision tools made to authentic Swiss quality standards.
It's easy to see why Rubis Tweezers enjoy continuing
popularity among top estheticians. No longer held as a professionals only tool, home beauty users can include this precision tweezing instrument in their makeup essentials case.
What makes Rubis Tweezers special?
  • Every Rubis tweezer is hand finished.
  • Every Rubis tweezer goes through a 40 step quality assurance process before leaving the factory.
  • Every Rubis tweezer is examined under a microscope before leaving the factory.
Rubis Tweezers: Remove every hair, every time.
Available now at Sabia

Friday, September 2, 2011

Colleen shares her favorite products

Meet Colleen. She is lovely and glamourous. By glamourous, we mean, she is always stunning in her signature red lips and by lovely, well...the picture simply says it all ;).
Read on to find out more about her favorite products as we wind down our Summer...

TRUE - Satin Lip Shine
Kneipp - Herbal Body Oil in Lavender

Simply Organic Jojoba Oil - The Inventive Line
SkinCeuticals - Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

Simply Organic Jojoba Oil - The Inventive LineWonderfully healing moisturizer and cleanser (yes oil combats oil!)

SkinCeuticals - Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 - Light and universally tinted, this sunscreen is a dream!

True Cosmetics - Satin Lip Shine in Glamorous  - Gorgeous red with flecks of gold, this gloss glistens and has peppermint and caffeine to boost the natural fullness in lips
( **All TRUE Cosmetics are currently at 30% off until gone)

Kneipp - Herbal Body Oil in Lavender  - Lavender is balancing and helps to combat fatigue and brings a peace of mind

All available at Sabia
Bon weekend! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

the digital bird: Dip Dye Hair

the digital bird: Dip Dye Hair: "Hair. It's powerful stuff. Long, short, blonde, brunette, ginger, highlights, I've done it all and if I dug hard enough, I could post proof ..."

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Inspiration: FUDGE POPSICLES by Smitten Kitchen

We stumbled upon this goodie reading our daily blog roll. If you have not yet been to Smitten Kitchen, please go and give Deb and her lovely blog a visit. It's smart, unfussy and has really nice photography. Anywho, she has this recipe for Fudge popsicles which looks so yummy, taking you back to your younger days, where the closest you got to a fudge popsicle was Jello Pudding Pops feat. Bill Cosby.

photo courtesy of: 
Check out her recipe here 

And just for fun...Bill Cosby and some pudding pops from the 80's

Keep cool this weekend!
xo Sabia

Monday, July 11, 2011

Jessica's Summer Essentials

The lovely proprietor of Sabia, Jessica, is with us this week to share her summer essentials.
She and Sabia's mascot, Peanut, got together for an impromptu photo shoot to show us what's what to keep you looking fresh and feeling hydrated during these dog days of summer....

HAIR:  Protect your delicate tresses with the Phytoplage range of products formulated specifically to combat the havoc that sun, chlorine, and salt that can wreak your hair.
Phytoplage beach spray is genius, its easy to transport and highly effective as a sunscreen for the hair in a lightweight and pleasant smelling formula. What more can you ask for, really?
Phytoplage hair and body wash delicately strips chlorine and salt and sand from the hair while moisturizing and treating the hair.

FACE: Ten years in at Sabia and Primrose facial cleansing masque by Aesop remains my all time favorite product. It's the perfect balance of cleansing, detoxifying, delighting the senses all while leaving a rosy glow behind. 

CLEANSE: Clarisonic cleansing brush helps all of your expensive and valued products penetrate more effectively. The brush exfoliates and deep cleanses and removes makeup the way no washcloth or naked hand can!

MOISTURIZE: Herbal Healing Emulsion by The Inventive Line - This is my hero product!!! This gem of a gel hydrates, heals, soothes and protects while leaving no greasy residue. The amazing minty clean botanically rich smell is really just a bonus. Did I mention that this is locally produced? Double bonus!!

Hugs & Love.....Jessica & Peanut :)

photos: lisa munoz / thedigitalbird
florals: brooke howsley / pollen floral art 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lauren's picks for the Summer

Favorites, essentials and must haves. We all have them. They change from time to time, but there are products that we can all attest that are kept in our bathroom cabinets and purses always. The lovely Lauren shows us her latest faves for summertime.
From L-R:

1. Elemental Mineral Mist by The Inventive Line -
Lauren says: This stuff feels so AMAZING on your face. Whether you use as a toner or a simple refresher throughout the day, it's calming and cooling. The cucumber smells and feels so fresh, in addition to calming any redness. It's also very soothing if you have any sun or wind burn. Quick tip: I spray mine on top of my makeup for a youthful dewy glow.

2. Patio Oil by Jao -
This is a brand new addition to the fantastic line of Jao products we already love. It's their version of an insect repellent. It's DEET free, it smells good and it keeps the nasty mosquitos away!

3. Phytomist -
Basically this product is a leave-in conditioner, especially for color-treated hair, but it does so much more! I use it anytime I go out in the sun, it hydrates and controls static. You can use it daily.

4. Phyto 9 -
This is a botanical lotion for your hair. All hair types can use it daily. It's especially good when hair is dry and parched from the sun to help control flyaways. I use a pea size amount on wet hair and style as usual and sometimes add throughout the day for softer, shinier hair.

All available at Sabia

Friday, June 17, 2011

Introducing "The Fountain of Youth" 60-75 minutes, $145

Sabia is thrilled to introduce a new facial that is truly the "Big Bang" of facials. We go on and on about how consistent peels and microdermabrasion yield powerful anti-aging results by stimulating the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, as well as kickstarting your skin's cell renewal factor. Well, why not put them together for the ultimate service to preserve a youthful appearance? This service includes cleanse, steam, extractions, peel, microdermabrasion and mask. The treatment is 60-75 minutes depending on the amount of time needed for extractions. $145 (formerly $165).

See how nice and relaxing Elizabeth makes it look...?;) 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sabia SPECIAL - Barton Springs Bikini, $30

Swimsuits and water beckon you during the month of June, which begs for a clean (hair-free) bikini line! 
Enjoy a deluxe bikini wax- picture something between a basic bikini line wax and a Brazilian wax- regularly priced at $50 for only $30 this month only! Call (512) 469-0447 to book your appointment. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Spruce up your Spring look with the Sabia gals on April 16th

Saturday, April 16th, 3-5pm 

Join us for an informative makeup course featuring the expertise of Lauren Phillips. This complimentary class will focus on skin perfecting techniques to create a natural look. Lauren has studied the art of makeup with top industry professionals and has a passion to pass along the beauty tips she has acquired over the years. You will learn how to create a fresh and luminous face that you can easily mimic and incorporate into your daily routine. Attendees will receive a list of pro's favorite products along with tidbits of knowledge from the class. Champagne and light snacks will be served for your enjoyment. Please call 512.469.0447 to reserve your spot. 

Lauren Phillips will be your guide

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tune up your relationship skills this Sunday at SABIA

Tune up your relationship skills! Sunday April 3rd, 1:30 p.m.

Do you have relationship issues? Can’t get in one, can’t figure out how to get out of one, or want to fix the one you are in. If so come to Sabia on Sunday April 3rd, 1:30 p.m.
Lois, Austin’s Relationship Guru for over 20 years, will be here to help. She holds on-going dating workshops and relationship support groups. Lois gives practical no holes barred advice both in her monthly relationship column in Austin Woman Magazine and on her own website Bring your relationship questions and Lois will have the answers.
This is a free event and should prove very informative for all that attend. Space is limited, so please call 512.469.0447 to reserve a spot.

Sabia loves and supports Marisa Hernandez, please join us if you can...

Come on down to a fabulous party at the Scoot for a good cause!!!!!!!!
Our friend, Marisa Hernandez, creator of The Inventive Line, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and we would like to throw her a party to help her with medical bills.
We will have bands, nibbles, vendors and the airstream with mini services.

We have DJ Tita Moyer
People vs de la Rosa
Hell Fire Social featuring Topaz
John Branch
and T-Bird and The Breaks
fajitas from El Mercado at $7 a plate
Vintage Vendors
Inventive Eco Organic products and much more
$10 suggested donation at the door

Come celebrate the life and accomplishments of our gifted friend, Marisa Hernandez. Her story is an inspiring one. For almost four decades now Marisa has shared her talents with us. As an exuberant Spanish skincare pioneer and business woman, Marisa discovered the importance of using natural and organic ingredients to be absolutely essential for daily hygiene and personal care.
Marisa has poured her vast knowledge into developing her extraordinary skincare line, Inventive Eco-Organic™. Her revitalizing treatments have brought soothing relief, self-confidence and beauty to all that she has touched. She has brought her talents, instruction and guidance concerning skincare to our Texas community and now it is our turn to contribute to her healing and well being.
Marisa is now fighting the battle of breast cancer and we want you to join us to “give-back” to this wondrous woman. Our support and contribution during this trying time can help bring wellness back into Marisa’s life giving her the strength and joy to continue sharing the magic of her passion with us for years to come.
We will be hosting several fundraising parties in her honor and we would be delighted if you could attend any or all of them! This invitation is open to all so please feel free to bring guests, the more the merrier! Let’s share our positive energy with Marisa together!
You can also help support Marisa financially by purchasing Inventive Eco-Organic products. Monies earned in this manner will ensure that her business stays intact. You may also donate funds directly online ( Your monetary contribution will assist in paying for medical treatments and medications.
Our Sincere Thanks and Love,
Marisa’s Support Crew

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Spring has just sprung and yet it's already starting to feel like summer. As the weather gets warmer, dear readers, we all look for ways to keep cool and feel fresh. Whether that involves finding a nice shady spot to enjoy patio drinks or shopping for some new frocks, the change in weather is welcome after being bundled up for months and blasting the heaters. One way to wake up looking fresh and fabulous is to have your lashes tinted. The process only takes about 15 minutes of your time, uses vegetable dye and is an instant eye opener! Lash tinting is a great alternative for fair haired beauties as well as a great cover up for grays. The best part is that you eliminate the need for mascara, which when summer rolls around is a plus plus for any outdoor activities like swimming or let's just face it...walking in this Central Texas humidity.
Give us a call at 512.469.0447 to book your appointment with Joann, Emily or Elizabeth.
Sabia is open 7 days a week.
We look forward to pampering you!

xo Sabia

Monday, March 14, 2011

Inspiration: Three Twisted Buns

Today we are inspired by this post we saw on one of our favorite blogs, A Cup of Jo.  

It is a beautiful, simple and fun way to wear your hair this Spring. What is your go-to fast easy updo?

1. This style is so easy, it's laughable. Day-old hair is best (which is true for most hairstyles, since it's easier to work with hair that has a little dirt in it).
2. Divide your hair into three equal parts and quickly spray each section with a little hairspray to help give it hold. Let the hairspray set for a couple seconds, and then lightly comb it out.
3. Take the section on your right side, and twist your hair all the way down to the end. You want to twist counter-clockwise, toward your face. Wrap the right section in on itself, just like you're making a little bun. Let some of the hair stick out, it's ok (you don't want them to look like Princess Leia buns).
4. Pin the right bun in place. I like to use these mini bobby pins, since they're easier to hide and they're coated in rubber so they hold your hair better.
5. Next, twist the middle section clockwise and pin. Then twist the left section clockwise and pin.
6. Spray the three buns with a little more hairspray, and you're done!

images courtesy of Jaime Beck | frommetoyou

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thankful for boys on bikes | The North American Handmade Bike Show

The North American Handmade Bike Show is happening this weekend in Austin and there are fellas on bikes all over town to prove it.
Not only that, there are parties happening as well. Our shop neighbors, Austin Bikes, are prepping for theirs right now! And I hear that other famous cyclist from Austin, Lance, is also having a party at his bike shop, Mellow Johnny's.
It's 67 degrees and sunny. Cute guys are on bicycles...not a bad way to start the weekend! Spring is here Austin!

Website for show NAHBS at Austin Convention Center thru Sunday, Feb 27, 2011

Red Flower is back!

We are happy to announce that Red Flower is back in stock!

Food | New Vietnamese inspired restaurant opening soon!

We saw this link on and got super excited! First of all, we love Lamberts and Perla's, so when we hear that the people behind those two yummy spots are to open a new little cafe in the recently vacated spot where the Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse resided, it made us happy. Good, because Bouldin is growing in its own right and just moved up the street and even better that an established group of local foodies are moving in. The best of both worlds! We look forward to eating a noodle bowl and seeing what else these guys have to offer!
Keep Austin Local!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Ballerina Bun

Remember Lauren?
She is one of our stylist extraordinaires. 
We asked her to weigh in on upcoming 
hair tricks and trends....

Lauren says....We are lovin this mousse by Kevin Murphy containing tangerine oil and B vitamins. It creates soft, flexible fullness, the perfect product for creating this season's easiest hair trend -  the adorable ballerina bun! 

1. apply a generous amount from roots to ends when damp
2. rough dry hair until completely dry
3. using a soft bristled brush create a pony tail at the crown of the head
4. twist the pony tail around itself until you form a bun
5. pin in place. 
6. remember....messy is good!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Inspired by...BOTANICALS

A new season is upon us, wardrobe changes are about to happen and we couldn't be happier! Yes, yes, we all adore the holidays and everything that comes with it, but there is something so exciting once we begin a new year. Perhaps it's an excuse to brush off all the old and start anew and who doesn't need that every once in a while, right? That said, we are going to start incorporating new elements to our blog, it's a work in progress, so please feel free to let us know what you think, give suggestions...or gold stars...whatever it is we want to hear from you! You inspire us! 
This week we wanted to start off with a little bit of inspiration for Spring. We have had some unseasonably cold cold weather here in Austin, TX, only to be blessed with some absolutely gorgeous sunny days this past week. This time of year is always so fun around here, more so, because South By Southwest aka SXSW or South By (as we all call it) is less than a month away. It definitely brings in the crazy, but the vibe is infectious and if you want to know the truth, the fest really seems to challenge everyone step up their game when it comes to being stylish ;). 
Reading yesterday's post on WhoWhatWear Daily cemented that Spring is almost here. 

Which leads to our prediction - lots of flowery beauties rockin their cowboy boots this season.
What are you most excited to wear once it warms up?
We would love to hear!
xo Sabia

photo credit:  

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Only 9 more days left of Pretty Peepers!

Only 9 more days left of our 'Pretty Peepers' special! Book your appointment today for a magical trio that instantly emphasizes your eyes and exaggerate your lashes! No Latisse, extensions or mascara needed! Experience how your face will be transformed by the perfect brow shape and shade. Eyebrow wax and tint with lash tint (regularly priced at $72) is ONLY $55 during the month of February.
Call SABIA to book at 512.469.0447