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21 places to find the best barbershops, hair, and nail salons in Austin

Whether you’re looking for a new cut, color, beard trim, or nail set to rock, we’ve found places all over town to help you feel like your best self.

The inside of Mirror Mirror salon, with arched shelves in the foreground and in the background, chairs in front of arched, well-lit mirrors.

This aesthetic new salon is a larger space for the Mirror Mirror team.

Photo by Melissa Glynn

In terms of personal style, Austinites are on the cutting edge, so they need hair and nail salons that match.

Don’t worry, we’ve found 21 local spots to help get anyone prepped, groomed, painted, and primed.

Many of these shops came highly recommended by our readers and Instagram followers — we’ve mapped them out for you to make the decision a little easier.

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Hair salons

Bang Bang Salon, 6701 Burnet Rd., Ste. #100 | Found yourself thinking ‘I should get bangs,’ recently? This women-led salon is a great place to get your fringe — or any new ‘do — done.

Bella Salon, 1221 W. 6th St. | Whether you want a classic cut or something new and chic, stylists at this Downtown spot can help you look your best. Psst — they also offer nail and spa services.

A woman with a short blonde bob cut looking to the side.

The founder of Craig Piatti Salon spent more than 30 years learning the trade in New York City.

Craig Piatti Salon, 5222 Burnet Rd., Ste. #300 | This luxe salon was started by a veteran stylist from NYC and offers styling services (including skincare, waxing, and professional makeup) for everyone.

Deep Roots ATX, multiple locations | With a warm and inviting atmosphere, this salon specializes in balayage, coloring, extensions, and keratin treatments. You can also get skin treatments like micro-needling and collagen treatments.

Mirror Mirror Salon, 2721 Perseverance Dr. | Mirror Mirror is on a mission to reduce beauty industry waste, which includes a foil and packaging recycling program, all in an upscale atmosphere.

Shag Salon, 2203 S. Lamar Blvd. | The retro vibes at this salon are to dye for, but the cuts, colors, hair treatments, and prices are just as shagadelic.

Something Natural Hair, 110 E. Anderson Ave., Ste. #600, Round Rock | Specializing in natural hair and curly hair, this salon has its own vegan-friendly haircare line made specifically for folks with textured tresses.

A woman having her nails done while wearing sunglasses and holding a pink-rimmed margarita.

Visit Vinyl Beauty Bar if you want to feel as fabulous as this photo looks.

Photo by Tatiana Amelia Photography

Vinyl Beauty Bar, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Unit #312 | Get the rockstar treatment at this salon that does it all — hair styling, nail services, sugaring, massages, facials, and more — in a space that promotes local musicians + artists.

Urban Betty, multiple locations | This shop comes recommended by members of the ATXtoday team for its wide array of services (including waxing, facial peels, and lash tinting), affordable pricepoint, and ample amount of stylists.

Wild Cactus + Waves, 14010 N. US 183 Hwy. Frontage Rd., Ste. #26 | Stylist Tara Pepper specializes in blondes, balayage, and dimensional color, so don’t skip this shop if you’re looking for your summer hair.

Barbershops

Avenue Barbershop, 1710 S. Congress Ave. | This (cash only) shop has been trimming hair and beards with care since 1933, and has eight stylists to choose from.

Birds Barbershop, multiple locations | City Editor Figi here — this is where I get my hair cut because the price is great and the stylists always delight me. Plus, anyone can get their hair cut here, including kids.

Outside Finley's Barbershop with a classic Barbershop bar.

This gentleman-focused shop provides luxurious services across eight locations.

Photo by ATXtoday

Finley’s Barbershop, multiple locations | With a focus on rebuilding a classic, upscale barbershop, Finley’s seeks to provide a luxurious personal grooming experience for men.

SHED Barber and Supply, multiple locations | “Austin’s Neighborhood Barber” offers traditional men’s services done right, and they’ll do it all while offering you a cold one.

Nail salons

Cute Nail Studio, multiple locations | All are welcome at this all-rainbow-everything nail studio, which offers the classic mani-pedi, but also goes outside the box with waxing, tattoos, tooth gems, brows + lashes, and much more.

A gold and red gilded set from Dare Devil Nails.

A custom set from Dare Devil Nails is sure to turn heads and wow.

Photo via @DareDevilNails

Dare Devil Nails, 902 E. 5th St. | Artist Amy Massicott is here to make your nail dreams come true (appointment only, of course) by putting together jaw-dropping sets that are as unique as the person they’re attached to.

Dazzle Nails Spa, 1211 W. 6th St., Ste. #300 | This Downtown salon offers the full package of classic manicure and pedicure services — including gel manicures, dip manicures, hot stone treatments, and massages.

A set of French tip nails with cherries on them.

These could be your nails is you visit Gel By June.

Photo via @Gel_ByJune

Gel by June, 1600 E. Riverside Dr., Ste. #123 | Look no further for a quality gel manicure, whether you want something simple or a custom design, but don’t forget to make an appointment first.

Golden Nail Lounge Austin, 8601 S. Congress Ave., Ste. #215 | Not only does this salon provide the full menu of manicure and pedicure services, it’s also a great place for male-centered packages, waxing and lash treatments, and to bring kids.

Nail Art House Salon, 4200 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. #150 | Stop in for a modern Russian E-File mani-pedi or nail repair service. Pro tip: this salon also offers education on the beauty trade.

Queen Spa, 2110 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. D | Men and women can take care of all their skin, lash, brow, and nail needs in one place.

There are many more ATX salons — share your favorites with us and we might add them to this guide in the future.

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