Excerpt from Austin Monthly’s “The Beauty Issue”

Meet 36 of Austin’s Beauty Pioneers

The beauty business goes beyond dyes, scissors and scrubs. The best beauticians know that earning the client’s trust through hard work, communication and affability is the goal. We asked Austinites to name the stars of the beauty scene. After counting votes from more than 7,000 readers, here are the talented, trustworthy beauty gurus who reigned supreme.

Janet St. Paul Studio for Hair

Voted Best New Salon

“We’re New York Comes to Austin” says owner-stylist Janet St. Paul about her posh downtown salon. St. Paul spent 16 years as a hair artist at such farmed locales as Frederic Fekkai and Butterfly Studio in Manhattan. Returning to the South, the New Orleans-bred stylist brings urbanity & sophistication to her French contemporary salon, a place she describes as “Steel Magnolias all grown up.” Accessible but chic, it’s the ideal place for a cut, color, and a glass of bubbly.

Austin Monthly Magazine, October 2012