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R. Victoria Peterson graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Corporate Communications.

After teaching elementary school for several years, Victoria decided to pursue other interests and goals. She is now focusing on some of her evolving passions: Real Estate, Writing/Journalism, Animal Medicine and Leathery.

She loves the city of Austin with all it's diversity and culture, yet she has found that the Texas country is where she truly can call home at the end of the day, on acreage with cattle, horses and her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Gunnison.

Victoria enjoys attending charity-driven galas as well as local businesses and eateries to help promote their causes through her writing.

Victoria is a REALTOR® with ERA Colonial Real Estate and is helping to grow and strengthen her team - TEAM ASTON, with quarterly events and unique marketing platforms.

Victoria strives to guide and represent her clients with any real estate need whether it's a first time home-buyer or a seasoned investor; a farm and ranch property or a condo in the city.

Cheeky Professional Skincare & Hush Hush Tan In Austin

Just off busy Sixth Street, lies a quaint yet chic home that has been converted into a center for beautiful skin; for both your face and body.  I’m talking about Cheeky Professional Skincare and Hush Hush Tan.  As soon as I entered the dwelling from the noisy and high energy street, I felt a calm around me.

Entry Room to Cheeky and Hush Hush (Photo Credit: Rachael Baldwin)

It was quiet inside, smelled lovely and Abby Bridges, licensed esthetician and owner of Cheeky Professional Skincare, was there to greet me with her friendly smile and beautiful green eyes.  Cheeky offers many unique facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, LED light therapy, exciting facial peels, eyelash and eyebrow tinting and more.  The Cheeky Skincare room, where it all happens, is decked out with a running water basin (so soothing), mood lighting and a personal dressing space where you have privacy while disrobing.

Abby offers  weekly specials too.  For instance, Microdermabrasion Mondays: get a microdermabrasion facial for only $50; that’s half price!  Or, Wax That Thursdays: when you get two areas of your choice waxed you get $10 off retail products.

I sat down with Abby to learn a little bit more about her and Cheeky.

Q: What inspired and prompted you to create and open Cheeky?

A: I really wanted to have an inviting business that offers services that are customized, personal and that truly focus on the comfort, health and happiness of the client.

Photo Credit: Rachel Baldwin

(May I also add in here, that after talking with Abby for a bit, she told me she had suffered from acne and other skin problems for quite some time.  She then worked at a dermatologist’s office for several years, but didn’t particularly care for the cold and clinical atmosphere.  She wanted to create a warm and luxurious atmosphere while helping people to have beautiful, healthy skin.)

Q: What sets Cheeky apart from other salons?

A: Cheeky has a small, boutique-like atmosphere that is very warm and inviting.  We are laid back, but at the same time, take skincare very seriously.  Our customized treatments and southern hospitality really set us apart from other salons.

Q: What’s the best thing about being a salon owner?

A:  The best thing about being a salon owner, in my opinion, is the satisfaction that I get from knowing that I am helping people feel beautiful and confident in their own skin.

Among other products sold at Cheeky, Abby promotes the fight for breast cancer by selling Thera-Pearl packs that raise money for breast cancer research.  Abby’s aunt is a breast cancer survivor so she feels very passionately about the cause.  Don’t miss out on any Cheeky specials or events by clicking here to sign up for the up-to-date newsletter.

In the same cozy space, just down the hall is Hush Hush Tan, where owner Izabel Wicker performs elite, custom spray tans.  If you’ve ever had a spray tan, I’m sure you have experienced some uneven and discolored skin, but not with Hush Hush Tan’s customized airbrush tan.  The search for the perfect tan, in fact, was just what inspired Izabel to create Hush Hush Tan.  She uses an organic solution that includes Brazilian acai berry with antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins E and C, and anti-aging botanical rosemary.  Hush Hush Tan is the official airbrush tanning provider for the Lady Vipers and Capital City Dancers.  Izabel offers her services in-studio or she can come to you with her mobile tanning services.  The tans are customized to each individual client and include special tans like Bye Bye Tan Line, Brazilian Glow (a double-dip tan), Glow with Gold (gold drops are added in for a unique shimmer tan) or just a facial tan.  Izabel offers body contouring tans to enhance your figure, Glow Parties for you and your friends, (in-studio or mobile for your special events) and teeth whitening to compliment your tan.

Izabel educated me on some of the great products, sold at Hush Hush Tan, to aid in a long lasting tan.  Before your tan, exfoliating with Bora Bora Body Polish with the special exfoliating gloves is necessary to remove dead skin cells and oils to enable the tan to “stick.”  After your tan, use theTahitian Tan Extender lotion to keep your skin hydrated and the tan to last as long as possible.  Izabel’s favorite product, sold at her salon, is the Tahitian Tan Mist, a non-greasy formula “perfect for a little glow on the go” to use in between tans.

Hush Hush Tan Room (Photo Credit: Rachael Baldwin)

Izabel also carries a perfume made of 100% essential oils, Leila Lou, by Rosie Jane.  Rosie Jane is dedicated to saving the environment by using 100% recycled and recyclable materials.   For every three empty bottles of Leila Lou you recycle and return to Rosie Jane, you will receive a free bottle of Leila Lou.  Izabel said she fell in love with this irresistible perfume and decided to carry it at Hush Hush Tan.  Izabel recommends dabbing this on your clothes after your tan to smell fabulous.  Abby, of Cheeky Professional Skincare, even wore Leila Lou on her wedding day a month ago!

Be sure to Like Hush hush Tan on Facebook for access to last minute specials and invites to VIP happy hours etc.

 

WHERE:
Cheeky Professional Skincare and Hush Hush Tan
1502 West Sixth Street
Austin, Texas 78703
Ph. 512-482-8338

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Cheeky Professional Skincare
Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed Sunday
After hours appointments are available upon request.

Hush Hush Tan
Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 11. a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday
After hours appointments are available upon request.

 

 

 

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