WHO WE ARE
Third Space Salon is the brainchild of established stylist Erica Rae, who envisioned a convenient, fun space that combines the luxury of a fashion-forward salon with the comfort and community of a neighborhood beauty shop.
Convenient to Tarrytown and downtown Austin, this modern salon in the historic Clarksville neighborhood is designed to be your “third space” – where you can go to relax, unwind and connect. Luxurious accommodations and a variety of customized beauty services await, including haircuts, hair styling and makeup application.
Inspired by an individual’s fashion sense, personality and lifestyle, Erica melds classic beauty with modern trends. Previously a master stylist at the award-winning ROAR Salon, Erica kicked off 2016 with the creation of Third Space Salon.
Since moving to Austin in 2000, Erica has established a loyal following of clientele, as well as a portfolio featuring fashion, runway, film and editorial work. Her extensive training includes Jacques Dessange, Vidal Sassoon Academy, Kerastase and Kevin Murphy.
An Austin-based makeup artist for more than 15 years, Nisa gives her clients exactly what they want using the latest trends, styles, and products.
Nisa has earned awards, including Best Technique at the Austin Fashion Awards and the Couple’s Choice Award by Wedding Wire, and her work has graced the pages of publications like Brides magazine, SPIN, Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Living, and Tribeza. You can also find her makeup tutorials on Camille Styles’ lifestyle blog.
Whether it’s for New York Fashion Week or SXSW, Sheryl Crow or Zac Posen, an independent short film or a makeup tutorial, Nisa’s passion for beauty and makeup artistry shines through.
Growing up in the world of musical theater and beauty pageants, Maddie experienced the endless possibilities that Austin has to offer. Her experience began 11 years ago with a full scholarship to the Aveda Institute of San Antonio and includes apprenticeships at Toni & Guy (TIGI) salon and Jose Luis Salon. She continues to learn the top trends and techniques and enjoys building personal connections with every client.
Maddie’s work has extended beyond the stylist’s chair and onto the pages of L Style/G Style, the runways of Tribeza Style Week and Austin Fashion Week, as well as countless weddings, photo shoots and catalog work.
Mel Martell’s career has been as diverse as the individuals who sit in her chair. In her 10+ years experience, she has worked with some of the best hairdressers in the industry — at photo shoots for well-known brands, in the chaos of New York Fashion Week, and while educating others on established product lines.
But Mel’s real love is the magic that happens in the salon. Inspired by structure and geometry, she loves adding movement into her work. Hand-painted highlights and subtle vibrant pops of color get her excited. She works well off pictures of inspiration and lifestyle cues to create wearable, maintainable looks.
An Austinite born and bred, Lexi has been drawn to the art of hair and beauty since childhood. A Baldwin Beauty School graduate, she has a particular passion for balayage, ombré, highlights, and fashion color. She stays on top of the latest trends and makes continued education a top priority.
Lexi strives to cultivate connections with everyone who sits in her chair. Her goal is to ensure each and every client leaves feeling beautiful and heard.
KATIE AUSTIN TORRES
Inspired by film and classic Hollywood style, Katie spent part of her career in Beverly Hills under a celebrity colorist and working at the prestigious Juan Juan Salon. She styled photo shoots and worked on film sets before returning to her native Austin in 2015.
Katie customizes color and haircuts to enhance each individual’s personality and lifestyle. She specializes in ombre, balayage, creative color, and corrective color transformations and is certified in Hotheads hair extensions and Brazilian keratin treatments.
Katie is passionate about travel, perfecting new techniques, and staying on top of the latest trends.