milk + honey is an Austin-based collection of premier day spas and salons and a growing line of hyperclean bath, body, and skincare products. milk + honey was founded in 2006 by Alissa Bayer, who had the vision of creating a modern-day spa in the heart of Austin that offered luxurious services by exceptional spa professionals. milk + honey currently has six locations across Texas and plans to expand to major cities outside of Texas in the coming years.
milk + honey’s products were introduced in 2013 and developed in collaboration with a team of estheticians and massage therapists to be effective, hyperclean, and made with only the highest-quality ingredients and pure essential oils. A champion of organic, non-toxic ingredients, milk + honey was at the forefront of the clean beauty movement over a decade ago and continues to be committed to creating products that not only smell and feel luxurious, but yield effective results with long-lasting benefits. milk + honey’s product line is sold in-store and online, and is available at select retailers including Neiman Marcus.
After receiving her MBA at the McCombs School of Business, Bayer – a self-described “spa enthusiast” – decided to embark on an entrepreneurial journey rather than pursuing a typical post-MBA career. She saw that Austin lacked an urban day spa and was inspired to found a company focused on helping people to feel great, while also taking great care of her team. Alissa bootstrapped milk + honey, cobbling together funding for the initial spa from home equity and loans from friends and family. Over the past 13 years, milk + honey has grown organically by adhering to principles of putting its employees first, using non-toxic products in its services, and giving back to the community.
With the initial goal of simply making people feel good, milk + honey continues to set the standard for hyperclean, high-quality, and effective products and treatments. In the past year, milk + honey has introduced a new line of aluminum-free Stick Deodorants, a hyperclean Skincare Collection, and a new day spa location in Fort Worth, TX. The brand has its sights set on several new locations throughout Texas and into the West Coast market and continues to develop new products while enhancing existing formulas.
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