I was referred to Michele by a friend, who has been seeing her for years. She told me that I would love the vibe of Michele's cozy space. Michele was ridiculously understanding of my unpredictable schedule, and accomodated my need for mani/pedi rescue in a jif! Her space is just my ideal... intimate, cozy, professional, friendly. I felt like I was spending the afternoon with a good friend, sipping hot tea (she made mine PERFECTLY), and it was our first meeting! She told me she was having a swing installed on her salon's patio the next day, and how do I wish I could be there all day with her. My tired hands have never looked or felt so good, and my feet? My feet no longer look anything like Fred Flintstone's. Michele is so professional, so real, so intelligent and informed. I only recommend her to my clients, and I can't imagine ever having to go anywhere else. In the few months that I have lived in Austin, I have had some difficulty finding the perfect place to have my natural nails & toes pampered and respected. Bloomingnails is the ideal nail studio, and Michele is the ideal guide on your personal escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The location is hidden, but her directions are exact and simple, and I feel like I have been enlightened to a secret, exclusive retreat, right downtown! Sitting right in the crux of the busy city, Michele puts you at ease at Bloomingnails, and you are instantly at home on the porch with one of your very best friends. I will be seeing Michele regularly (and often!). Bloomingnails holds true to the true essence of spa and beauty services: curteous, professional, intimate, and friendly. You don't have to worry about being rushed out so that the next ""customer"" can come in. No worries that your nail tech is too busy chatting with her friend or on her cell phone to pay attention to you. No worries about how clean the pedicure bath is. Thank you Michele for bringing the beauty back to the nail care industry!