If you’re a frequent visitor to this site, you likely celebrate women every day, not just during the month of March. As the (female) Founder of my own small(ish) business, I’m in the business of celebrating, empowering, and bringing more booty pops and hair flips to women 24/7/365. I jumped (potentially also high kicked) at the chance to do so outside of the studio. I polled my mostly female staff about some of their faves (because like your favorite group text, sometimes it takes some crowd sourcing to make a decision!) and curated a quick hit list for you to strut your stuff (and your bucks) over to. Here are some fabulous Woman-Owned Small Businesses in Austin:
If You Only Trust Bad B** to Do Your Hair
Bang Bang Salon
For Musical Mamas and their Babes
When You’re (in) a Hairy Situation
If You Want a Non-Boring Housewarming/Host/Teacher Gifts (but also will want to buy one for yourself)
Lila & Beth
If You Need Hats and Shirts that Say “Tacos” or “Y’all”
Because Bounce Houses aren’t JUST for Kids
When You Need Ice Cream but You Just Worked Out
Luv Fats Ice Cream
When You See Something on TikTok and Want it IRL
Fairy Hair ATX
When You’re Ready to Remix Your Smoothies
Funk It Wellness
Not Like Other Jewelry Designers, This is a Cool Jewelry Designer
A Fresh Air Outing for Your Next Girl Gang Hang
Love & Boat
When You’re a Banned Books Type of Babe
Black Pearl Books
Literally the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in Texas (No Really!)
Teddy V Patisserie
A Date Night Option For You and Your King or Queen
The Posh Picnic
When you want to be a little “extra” for the next celebration 512 Yard Greetings
Because Sometimes Only a Woman Can Get the Dirty Jobs Done
Our Austin Moms contributors wear so many (super cute) hats. While being Mamas and creating great content for you, some of our team members are running small businesses and brands right here in Austin! We are so proud of them, and the contributions they make to AustinMoms.com, we want to spotlight them this International Woman’s Day!
Noëlle Westcott is an Austin, Texas photographer who specializes in classic children’s heirloom vignette portraits, families, newborn, maternity, and lifestyle branding photography. Her sessions involve corny jokes, goofy faces, dancing, staring contests, tickling, and lots and lots of open-mouth-laugh-out-loud-kind-of-silliness and joy. Her goal is to make you comfortable and to have a good time. Beautiful, authentic, and emotive pictures are just a result. Does this sound like what you are looking for? Then click on those gray words below to get started. Also, if you’re feeling adventurous (or really, really bored) you can find her on Instagram at @noellewestcottphoto + on Facebook.
Tori Chaffin is “a mother, wife, personal trainer, Birthfit coach, doula, & owner of Lioness Birth Training. I believe every woman has the right to a beautiful & fulfilling birth experience. When Mammas work with her, she coaches them on how to unleash their power. The majority of her pregnancy is spent building a trusting relationship & preparing for birth through education, safe exercise, nourishment counseling, & mindset work. She loves being present with Mammas from their first trimester to getting her settled at home after baby. What a privilege it is to experience the miracle of life & work with such amazing women.”
Kaitlyn Ovenstone is a Commercial Insurance Specialist. She enjoys helping businesses of all types and sizes understand their insurance options and the coverages available to protect them. As a Mom to 4, she understands the importance of maintaining income while the doors are closed from a loss. That the vehicle you might drive for work might also be the vehicle you need to get your children to and from school, and that it is crucial to keep a roof over your family’s head when disaster strikes. She knows that you work hard to build the life you love, and she works hard to protect it. If you would like to review any of your insurance policies or get new quotes (for anything from General Liability, Property, Workers Compensation, Umbrella, Commercial Auto to Home, Auto, or anything fun like motorcycles, RV’s and Boats) Kaitlyn is your girl! As an independent agent with Redwood Agency Group, she is able to shop the market with companies from Progressive, Nationwide, Liberty Mutual, Travelers, Allstate and many, many more! You can submit your request online at redwoodagencygroup.com, be sure to request Kaitlyn Ovenstone in the comments, or you can reach her direct at 512-934-0155, or via email at email@example.com.
Patrice Hernandez is author, visionary, and master of the art of slow living. When she’s not hanging with her fam, you can catch her searching for magic in the mundane, splashing kindness, and teaching folks how to create killer vision boards that actually work. With a zest for life and a passion for all things creative, Patrice is the go-to gal for anyone looking to add a little sparkle and wonder to their world. If you want to live your best life, follow Patrice’s lead and let the good times roll! https://patriceshawntia.com/ or on Instagram.
You know the saying…”moms wear many hats?” Well that would be true for Ashley, if she wasn’t busy showing off her hair! In addition to being a full time mom, wife and special educator, she also launched her own business 5 years ago. Her family are affiliates and have used Monat products for 5 years- Modern Nature- it’sa naturally based, anti-aging company that’s made in the USA! Their healthy hair and skincare is paraben free, sulfate free, gluten free & cruelty free! Plus they just launched an amazing wellness line! Ashley’s goal is to help others on a healthy journey check out her IG @curlmecrazyashley or also check out her website for info!
Stephanie Anne Studios is a newborn, maternity & child portrait photographer specializing in creating photographic artwork for your home. YOU become artwork when imagery is strategically planned to coordinate with your home’s decor and printed to the exact perfect size for your space. It’s an investment as timeless as the moment it captures. In the blink of an eye, your baby will grow into a child and your child into an adult. As you try to hold on tight to those small specific gestures, quirks and smirks, they still fade away. They just grow too darn quick! For more, check out Instagram.
Ali Tierney, Austin Moms Editor and Communications Manager, is a mama, fangirl and author. Her love for music landed her a Top 40 radio gig. Since moving to Austin and becoming a mother, she turned her love for boy bands into a business–starting with her very first Children’s book!
Jami Stigliano (author of this post and CEO and “Head Diva”) began choreographing dance routines for herself and friends way back when Madonna, Mariah, Janet, and Paula Abdul were topping the charts. Jami is now dedicated to helping empower every adult across America, creating fulfilling and consistent jobs for choreographers and dance teachers, and helping women start and run their own business through our franchising opportunity with DivaDance! Check out the class schedule here.
And of course AUSTINMOMS.COM! Launched in 2011, by Allison Mack and Vanessa in hopes to provide a resource and bring the Austin community of moms together through social events, educational seminars, play dates, and motherhood experience. We are so happy you’re here!
Did I miss any fave Woman-Owned Small Businesses in Austin? Let me know! Empowered women empower other women, queens fix each others crowns, and whatever other feminist slogan you’ve seen on a magnet or bookmark….be that feminist below!