Dripping Springs salon embraces nostalgia

Chelsea Schizas and her husband, Demitri Schizas, opened the doors to Little Lauretta's Powder Room on Sept. 15. (Courtesy Chelsea Schizas)
Chelsea Schizas and her husband, Demitri Schizas, opened the doors to Little Lauretta's Powder Room on Sept. 15. (Courtesy Chelsea Schizas)

Chelsea Schizas and her husband, Demitri Schizas, opened the doors to Little Lauretta's Powder Room on Sept. 15. (Courtesy Chelsea Schizas)

Chelsea Schizas remembers the tiny salon in Bakersfield, California, that her mother took her to almost every day after school when she was a child.

“I listened to these ladies have such an amazing connection chatting about their lives, and I enjoyed the environment so much,” Schizas said. “I knew from a young age that I would be in the beauty industry. I wanted to be in that atmosphere.”

Chelsea and her husband, Demitri Schizas, opened their first brick-and-mortar salon Sept. 15 at 2400B Hwy. 290, Ste. 7, Dripping Springs. Little Lauretta’s Powder Room is named for Chelsea’s mother, she said.

The salon specializes in lashes and offers services including lash extensions, lash lifts, lash tints, henna brows, full-body waxing, roll-on sunless tans, facials and chemical peels. Schizas said she is looking to expand into more intensive skin care procedures in the future, such as nano needling, microneedling, injectables and lasers.

Schizas said salons in the lash and brow industry rarely offer continued training. Many are one-woman businesses without employees, she said.


“I believe as an artist you can grow at one year, five years, 10 years and so on,” Schizas said. “My goal is to lead my employees in a direction where they will always use healthy and safe practices and never stop learning.”
By Maggie Quinlan

Reporter, Southwest Austin/Dripping Springs

Maggie joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July 2021 after a year spent covering crime, courts and politics at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, near the border with Idaho. In Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs, Maggie covers education, business, healthcare, transportation, real estate development and nonprofits. Prior to CI, she graduated from Washington State University, where she was managing editor of the student newspaper and a section editor at her hometown newspaper based in Moscow, Idaho. Maggie dreamed of living in the Austin area for years and feels honored to serve the communities of Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs.