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Barbershop

“Sip some beer and get a sweet blowout.” Vivian Silva

Birds Barbershop
Birds Barbershop South Lamar, 2110 S. Lamar, 512/442-8800
Birds Barbershop Burnet, 6800 Burnet, 512/454-1200
Birds Barbershop East Sixth, 1107 E. Sixth, 512/457-0400
Birds Barbershop South Congress, 1902 S. Congress, 512/445-0500
Birds Barbershop 41st/Red River, 905 E. 41st, 512/492-8400
Birds Barbershop Slaughter, 5000 W. Slaughter, 512/758-7800
Birds Barbershop 183/Anderson Mill, 13219 Hwy. 183 N., 512/879-4700
Birds Barbershop Rock Rose, 11420 Rock Rose #114, 512/610-7600
Birds Barbershop Westlake, 3736 Bee Cave Rd. #2, 512/582-5100
www.birdsbarbershop.com

Salon

“You’d be hard pressed to find anywhere that captures that ‘Austin hospitality’ like VINYL does. Incredible stylists, wonderful location, and awesome vibes all around.” Michael Hanrahan

VINYL Beauty Bar
2823 E. MLK #150
512/666-7713
www.vinylbeautybar.com

Photo by Jana Birchum

Photo by Jana Birchum

Spa

“Milk + Honey is magic. This spa strikes the balance of being super clean and nontoxic while remaining 10/10 luxurious.” Andrea M.

Milk + Honey
100-A Guadalupe, 512/236-1115
12901 Hill Country Blvd. Ste. D1-110, 512/236-1115
www.milkandhoneyspa.com

Massage

“Absolutely heavenly massages here.” Nellie Summers

Viva Day Spa
215 S. Lamar, 512/361-2047
1811 W. 35th, 512/361-1786
11601 Rock Rose Avenue, 512/361-2558
www.vivadayspa.com

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Photo by Shelley Hiam

Mani/Pedi

“A nail studio with a mission? Hell yeah!” Jenelle Dronkers

Cute Nail Studio
1211 E. Seventh
512/937-2659
www.cutenailstudio.com

Wax/Skincare

“Waxing is not the most pleasant experience, but the specialists at Wax That! are so professional that you’re in and out in a breeze!” Maggie Pace

Photo by Shelley Hiam

Photo by Shelley Hiam

Lashes/Brows

“Beautiful upscale salon, friendly staff, and best service ever.” Andres Manon

Lash Lounge
1911 Aldrich #140, 512/648-5274
3300 Bee Caves Rd. #630, 512/361-5274
www.thelashlounge.com

Hotel/Motel

“Hotel San José all the way with their epic frosé.” Chris Nelson

Hotel San José
1316 S. Congress
512/852-2350
www.sanjosehotel.com

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Photo by Jana Birchum

Bike Shop/Repair

“They take better care of my bike than I do!” Dean Phillips

Bicycle Sport Shop
517 S. Lamar, 512/477-3472
10947 Research, 512/345-7460
9900 W. Parmer, 512/637-6890
12005 Bee Caves Rd., 512/634-8844
3202-C Guadalupe, 512/267-3495
www.bicyclesportshop.com

Psychic/Tarot

“Sister Temperance’s bimonthly live Instagram videos on the new and full moons are always so spot on.” Juliet Morgan

Sister Temperance Tarot
512/466-5124
www.sistertemperance.com

Photo by John Leach

Tattoo

“They do really good work, personable work, and I love how they made me feel so at home. We will be back.” Jathan Desir

Atomic Tattoo
8401 Burnet Rd., 512/458-9693
13686 Hwy. 183 N., 512/249-7319
15301-F N. I-35, Pflugerville, 512/252-8537
2800 S. I-35 #108, 512/445-7260
www.atomic-tattoo.com

Auto Repair/Service

“When you ask other mechanics where to take your car in Austin, they say Flamingo.” – Stephanie Potter

“I have gone to Gene Johnson for 30 years. They shoot straight; I trust them.” Aubrey McIntosh

Flamingo Automotive
3512 Guadalupe
512/459-9917
flamingoautomotive.com

Gene Johnson Automotive
2300 Manor Rd.
512/478-2417
www.genejohnsonautomotive.com

Photos by David Brendan Hall

Photo by Jana Birchum

Computer Repair

“Great service, great prices.” Dina Peridi

Discount Electronics
1011 W. Anderson, 512/983-9989
9711 Manchaca Rd., 512/458-8612
1001 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/637-7051
www.discountelectronics.com

Music Services/Equipment

“Strait Music built Austin’s music scene 50 years ago. Best products and outstanding service.” Rick Ingraham

Strait Music Co.
2428 W. Ben White, 512/476-6927
13945 Hwy. 183 N., 512/918-3743
www.straitmusic.com

Photo by John Anderson

Blackillac at Arlyn Studios   Photo by David Brendan Hall

Recording Studio

“I’ve spent months there this past year and know firsthand the quality of the staff, the facility, and the ever-elusive but essential vibe.” Matt Hubbard

Arlyn Studios
200 Academy Dr. #140
512/447-2337
www.arlynstudios.com

Home Maintenance/Services

“Amazing owners who treat their employees right and want to improve our community, too.” Shelley Szucs

ABC Home and Commercial Services
9475 Hwy. 290 E., 512/837-9500
202 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, 512/819-9140
208 S. Guadalupe, San Marcos, 512/392-9500
1010 College, Bastrop, 512/308-1274
www.abchomeandcommercial.com/austin

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Lawn Care/Landscaping

“Been using them for years. Reasonably priced, effective, and safe for the good critters.” Brandi Bennu

Real Green Pest and Lawn
1212 Chisholm Trail
512/852-0344
www.realgreenlawns.com

A/C Repair/Installation

“Super commitment to community service as well as customer service.” Kim Usey

Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning
901 Reinli
512/263-9988
www.radiantplumbing.com

Photo by John Anderson

(l-r) Craig, Jane Bryant and Jef Bryant   Photo by John Leach

Electrician

“Bryant Electric Service is the best-run and easiest-to-work-with service company I’ve ever worked with. Great folks.” Bryan Haynes

Bryant AC & Electric
4825 Weidemar #600
512/456-3391
www.bryantelectricservice.com

Plumber

“Very responsive and run a professional and ethical business.” Laurie Flood

Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning
901 Reinli
512/263-9988
www.radiantplumbing.com

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Locksmith

“It is third-generation family-owned and -operated, and you can expect to be treated as one of their own when in their care.” Kelly Walker

Cothron's
2908 N. I-35, 512/472-7844
1414 W. Ben White, 512/447-1883
8225 Burnet Rd., 512/454-9547
2119 Mays, Round Rock, 512/246-3979
www.cothrons.com

Maid Service

“Great people who run the show over there. They care about having good service and welcome client feedback.” Erica Visser

MoreHands
706 N. Lamar
512/479-7978
www.morehands.com

Photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Laundromat

“Love EcoClean’s wash & fold service. When I’m too busy with work to deal with laundry, I can take them all my stuff and they handle it with care and everything comes back smelling clean (and NOT chemically) and nicely folded.” Leslie Thetford

EcoClean
2438 W. Anderson Ste. C-3, 512/236-8645
4012 N. Lamar, 512/236-8645
3005 S. Lamar Ste. D-114A, 512/236-8645
3600 Capital of Texas Hwy. N. #120, 512/263-8645
ecocleanaustin.com

Dry Cleaner

“Always friendly, on time, and cost-efficient.” Heidi Bray

Rick's Cleaners
3652-D Bee Caves Rd., 512/327-6846
7435 Burnet Rd., 512/454-7425
110 N. I-35 #250, Round Rock, 512/244-4363
5324 Cameron, 512/452-2200
13492 Research #100, 512/258-8181
850 N. Bell Blvd. #304, Cedar Park, 512/258-4990
11126 Jollyville, 512/346-8845
900 N. Austin Ave. #603, Georgetown, 512/930-0666
500 W. William Cannon #404, 512/462-3868
12218 RR 620 N., 512/257-0057
4005-C W. Parmer, 512/339-0401
8400 Brodie #101, 512/291-1588
3810 Gattis School #102, Round Rock, 512/244-3733
13011 Shops Pkwy. #200, Bee Cave, 512/263-1588
3411 N. Lamar, 512/323-0188
2614 S. Lamar, 512/433-6666
www.rickscleaners.com

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Photo by John Anderson

Tailor/Alteration

“Reliable and reasonable.” Amy Creed

Ace Custom Tailors
724-A N. Lamar, 512/478-9965
11909 Domain Dr. #154, 512/345-7688
2707 Walsh Tarlton, 512/329-0523
www.acetailors.com

Movers

“The little things at the end of a brutal move are huge: connecting washer/dryer, furniture re-positioning. Customer satisfaction is top priority until the very end.” Jon Cottle

Einstein Moving Company
9200-A Brown, 512/815-8781
3904-B Warehouse Row, 512/815-8781
www.einsteinmoving.com

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Real Estate Agent

“Lilly went above and beyond to help us prepare our house for the market, taking it upon herself to vet make-ready firms, consult with stagers, coordinate professional photography, and even haul off trash in the middle of the night.” Becca Frasier

www.lillyrockwell.com

Apartment Locator

“Super helpful. I was able to find a great apartment in one day.” Ashley Zapf

A+ Apartment Locators
11150 Research #208
512/231-1401
www.aplusapartments.com

Natalie Young (l) and Shelly Austin   Photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Photo by Bret Brookshire

Lawyer

“She has the family law reputation that all you have to whisper is that she’s repping you and the settlement notebooks come out.” Erin McArthur

Becky Beaver
www.beckybeaverlaw.com

Veterinarian

“Vets are excellent – very competent and caring, and they listen. And the cat waiting room with pheromones greatly relaxes our pets!” David Boerner

Brodie Animal Hospital
3421 W. William Cannon #110
512/892-3486
www.brodieanimalhospital.com

Photo by Bret Brookshire

Photo by Jana Birchum

Doggie Day Care

“They make my crazy dog not seem so crazy. Anyone who can do that is a winner in my book.” Sara Davila

Taurus Academy
715 S. Lamar, 512/442-3416
6917 McNeil, 512/258-5588
2601 Cardinal Loop, 512/817-2275
12419 Metric, 512/832-1012
3721 RR 620 N., 512/266-6282
6506 Burnet Rd., 512/380-0133
www.taurusacademy.com

Pet Grooming

“I utilize both the professional groomers and the self-service wash there for my dog, and she loves both.” Lisa Leary

Dirty Dog
8108 Mesa, 512/342-8399
2710 S. Lamar, 512/443-0013
3016 Guadalupe, 512/453-3647
1901 W. William Cannon, 512/383-0444
710 W. Fifth, 512/476-3647
www.dirty-dog.com

Photo by Bret Brookshire

Photo by Bret Brookshire

Wedding Venue

“I had my wedding here. Photos were magical.” Reiko Rogers

Mercury Hall
615 Cardinal
512/236-1226
www.mercuryhall.com

Services Wild Card

“Free health services for marginalized communities with a friendly and knowledgeable staff that feels like a second family to patients – how does it get any better than that?” Jess O’Rear

Kind Clinic
1101 W. 40th #102
512/853-9547
www.kindclinic.org

Photo by Jana Birchum

 
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