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Former Joie de Vie Salon Reinvents Itself as Parlour on 6th

Former Joie de Vie Salon Reinvents Itself as Parlour on 6th

Published: 04/24/2013

After nearly 3 months of renovation, Parlour on 6th Salon & Spa will celebrate their much-anticipated grand opening on May 1, 2013, with a soiree featuring musical guests, raffle items, a red carpet and complimentary drinks and hors d’euvres.

Located in the Historic 6th Street area of downtown Austin, Parlour on 6th Salon & Spa, formerly Joie de Vie Salon, is one of the only full-service beauty salon and spas located in the downtown area. The salon’s owner brought in a new manager and marketing expert, Erika Pinktipps, to spearhead the salon’s transformation. This transformation included renovating, remodeling and renaming this historic space.  By strengthening neighborhood and community ties as well as creating unique partnerships and events, Parlour on 6th will soon be a name synonymous with this exceptional town.

“We view ourselves not just as a salon, but as an experience, a true Austin experience,” said Erika. “Our mission is to provide high quality beauty and spa services by exceptional professionals in an elegant and comfortable setting with every client leaving confident and looking and feeling beautiful. Our focus is on providing personalized service and a memorable visit while bringing together our amazing and talented community by utilizing our space to highlight local talent.”

Key to the future success of Parlour on 6th Salon & Spa, is the incredible team of stylists, nail technicians, estheticians, and masseuses who are highly trained and experienced in each of their respective fields.  Our senior stylists have experience not only in a salon atmosphere, but also have extensive experience styling for national touring rock bands, touring productions, video shoots, films, editorial shoots, and fashion teams. Our professionals continue to stay at the forefront of their field through their continued education driven by their unending passion and creativity.

The Parlour on 6th has also tapped local Certified Herbalist, Darlene Starr, to join our growing and diverse team. Her practice offers holistic health consultations, incorporating nutritional, herbal, and lifestyle recommendations customized to the life balance and health goals of the individual. Starr’s long career in the music industry, gives her first-hand understanding of the challenges to a healthy balance that life on the road presents, and thus she will also have an emphasis on working with touring musicians and business professionals toward creating wellness and self-care programs that meet those challenges. 

The Grand Opening event will feature musical performances from clients such as Bukka and Sally Allen, Dony Wynn, Gabe Rhodes, Ruby James, Finley Sexton and more special guests to be announced. Delicious local brew provided by South Austin Brewing will be on hand, as well as food. There will be door prizes and raffle items such as Bumble + Bumble gift baskets, Moroccan Oil gift baskets, gift certificates from the salon and some of our generous neighbors.

For more information on the salon, visit their website at and for more information on the event, visit the event page here.