If you’re close to me, you know that I have very little me time. I’m lucky to get my hair cut twice a year, and I’m sure 90% of the moms reading this feel the same way. Between work, kids, husband and house, I have found a way to get by with little sleep. It’s called being Mom. If I do find time to do something it’s almost always with one or both of my kids. Have you ever had your eyebrows waxed with a 6-year-old quizzing you, “What are they doing? Does that hurt? When can we go? I need to go to the bathroom…” It’s not fun.

That’s why I was really excited to hear about Waterston Salon! They’re located in downtown Austin on Guadalupe Street. They offer a full line of services from cut, color & style. They just recently started on-site daycare! Yes, that’s right. They will watch your children while you have some me time. This is the ONLY salon that I know of that offers this service. What piece of mind: with your children playing in a room just a few feet away from you while you’re able to relax and get that much needed cut and color.

By Artist Jason Stone & Casey Baker, this mural is on the back wall at Waterstone Salon

After finding this out, I had to give Waterstone Salon a try for myself. I will admit, I was a little worried about the parking situation since Guadalupe Street is really busy. As I drove up, I saw an entrance in the middle of the building, so I took it. It was a parking garage! Free parking for the patrons of the business located in this building. I was able to park just feet from the entrance of Waterstone Salon.

Everyone at Waterstone Salon was very warm and welcoming. My children went into the playroom with AP (I think that was her name). She was really nice and my children really enjoyed her company along with the baby she watched while they were in there as well.

The stylist who worked on me was Ziggy. With a combination of interesting conversation and a lot of color, he was able to transform me from drab, washed out, Mama to a more edgy and youthful Mama. At least that’s how I felt when I left.

I am really happy with the whole experience at Waterstone Salon, and I think you will too!

About Waterstone Salon

Waterstone Salon is located on Guadalupe Street across from the Wheatsville Coop, we have a convenient location and covered parking. 

We’re parents too, Lucca is 3 now and a bundle of energy, and Leona is 9 months and crawling as fast as she can to keep up with her big brother.  We know how hard it is to find time to yourself.  At Waterstone Salon, our focus is on you!  And now, with our On-Site Babysitting service, Moms (and Dads!) can take back some of that hard earned “me-time”. 

Relax in the hands of our skilled stylists knowing your precious little one is having as much fun as you are.  In our Kids Playroom, catering to boys and girls from newborn to 10, we have books, toys, movies, Wii video games, and even a Styling Station for all the little girls who want to get their hair done like Mommy!  

On-Site Babysitting services are currently available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM to 2 PM.  The hourly rate is $9 per child and $5 per hour for each additional child.  Please book your child when booking your hair service to ensure availability.

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Central Texas Mom is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 


19 thoughts on “Waterstone Salon in Downtown Austin Texas cut color and childcare Review”

  1. Awesome!!! I live just south of Austin, and have an 8 month old boy. I'd LOVE to get a new look, I feel so frumpy and have no identity!!!! Your pics look great! I love the color!

  2. Would love a makeover! Have an 8 month old son, and I'm a SAHM…. a frumpy one!!! lol, your pics look great!

  3. Awesome giveaway! Would love to get my hair done before our baby shower,this would be too cool =)

  4. Glad you had a good time! The place looks very clean in the pictures and I would love to take part in this giveaway 😀

  5. This is such a cool giveaway! You have no idea how bad I need this! I'm a stay at home mom to 6 and I haven't done anything with my hair since December. :/

  6. I would love to win this! I have an almost 2 year old that I stay home with and hair that needs help. I don't know what part about the contest I love more! 😉

  7. There are days where I might consider getting my hair done just for the childcare, And the parking is a definite bonus!!!

  8. What a great giveaway!! I am in desperate need of a hair cut & color, it's almost ridiculous!! This would be perfect!! Thanks!!

  9. This looks awesome!!! I find that my family's needs come first so anything for myself is at the bottom of the list. This pampering would be just what I need!!

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