I totally have a love/hate relationship with my hair. Once upon a time, I had smooth, long, sun-kissed waves. Then, puberty hit and those waves sprung into a mass of unruly curls. It’s laughable how much of my adolescent years were spent in fights with my hair. Here are some of the Best Hair Salons in Austin!

Most recently, I’ve got the unique pleasure of dealing with postpartum hair loss and the sudden appearance of random grays.

Urban Betty | Multiple Locations

From cuts and color to facials, peels, and waxing, Urban Betty Salon and Spa in Austin, Texas, has haircare and skincare services everyone will love! Try them out at our Austin Moms Night Out! 

Adore Makeup Salon | 3425 Bee Cave

Award Winning Adore artists are open online for makeup lessons, makeup and hair appointments (in salon). To view more of their work, visit their Instagram page!

Bird’s Barbershop | Multiple Locations

At Bird’s Barbershop, getting a haircut shouldn’t be a chore. Some may take this out of the “salons” category. When everyone’s invited, the party’s more fun. They take making people look great as a sweet job. With 10 locations around Austin and several awards for Best Salon in Austin, this has been an awesome place for men’s and women’s cuts as well as styling. While they don’t take appointments for haircuts, (they do for color!) Birds works on a Day Of waitlist. Clients can walk in during regular business hours or call ahead to be placed on the wait list. Everyone gets a cold Independence beer (yes please!) and they’ve got free wi-fi and old arcade games to pass the time. They even carry their own line of hair products. Also, the whole fam is welcome, haircuts for all!

Salon 1601 | 1601 West 38th Street

Callie Driskill at Salon 1601. Tall, blonde, well-traveled & stylish, Callie is like the cool sister I’ve always wanted. But unlike some sisters (who maybe aren’t so into sharing their stuff!), she is overly generous with her skills, vision, and advice on product recommendations. She thoroughly discusses lifestyle –the type of workout you do, how often you wash your hair, if you heat style everyday– all of these factors shape how she cuts your hair. Even more so, as she says, “Many times the cut determines the color and it’s all part of the whole look,” she is full-service and does it all: airbrush makeup, styling on-site, bridal updos, and more. In fact, one of her most popular services is balayage & ombre’ color. Leaving the foil behind & embracing a more natural color, moms appreciate her color technique because they only need to come in every four months for a touch-up.

Shear Envy Salon | 1104 South Mays St #116, Round Rock

Not all salon-grade smoothing treatments are created equal! At her Round Rock studio, Shamara performs the original Brazilian Blowout. I can personally attest to what she tells her clients all the time: there are a hundred different keratin smoothing services offered around town, but there is only one Brazilian Blowout. –It’s her featured treatment & what she’s known for, performing at least two of them a day. What makes this service great for moms is that it reduces bulkiness, cuts down on blow-dry time, and only needs reapplication about every three months. Anything that saves me time in the morning & makes life easier, I’m all about! In fact, many clients can leave their top-knot days behind and just walk out of the shower & air dry.

Drybar | Domain Northside

Drybar is based on a simple philosophy: focus on one thing and be the best at it. For Drybar, that’s blowouts.

Bonus BROWS! 

BeautyMarkz | 5750 Balcones Dr.

Joi Antoinette is all about microblading and lashes. Microshading, ombre, balayage and Powder Brow techniques…OH MY!

What are your favorite Austin hair salons? Share in the comments!




  1. I LOVE Shear Headcase Salon in Bee Caves. It’s out of a historical home across from the HC Galleria. Owned by two amazingly hip mamas. After my sister passed, who was my hair stylist, I found it very difficult to find a place I could trust to give be the best styling. I have called them my hair home for 7 years now.


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