Koko's Guide to Austin Book - Updated for 2022!


My Favorite Local Austin Businesses

August 24, 2022

shops in Austin Texas

FAQs of where I get my hair cut/colored, my everyday jewelry, manicures, and organizations. 



Mary x Joy – Mary Joy has done my hair for the past four years and she’s the BEST. Located in East Austin, she touches up my balayage once a year (the color always fades out beautifully) and a few trims. 

Mention KOKO for a discount.



Amanda Deer

My everyday gold jewelry that isn’t too expensive – I wear the Arch Ring, Opal Solitaire Ring, and Satellite Choker Necklace


Love Weld

14k forever bracelets, necklaces, and anklets with locations at Neighborhood Goods and Springdale General. 

10% off with code: KOKOLW10



Great Nails – this is my go-to to get my nails done


Urban Company – you can get a mani/pedi in the comfort of your home by booking on the Urban Company app. Fun way to hang out with your girlfriend too or watch TV!

25% off with code: KOKONAILS25



Urban Company – I get my home cleaned regularly by booking on Urban Company and It’s so convenient & easy! Easily choose from different home cleaning packages (how many bedrooms and bathrooms, refrigerator cleaning, etc) and all the pricing is transparent & affordable.

25% off with code: KOKO25


Massages & facials

Viva Day Spa – I’ve been going to Viva Day Spa for years for facials and massages. They also do the best botox in Austin – all my friends go here too. 



Supper Club – social network of movers and shakers with locations across the globe. I’m part of the Austin network and I’ve met so many other entrepreneurs and young professionals in Austin over these monthly dinners.


Young Women’s Alliance (YWA) – a community of ambitious, community-minded, professional women. If you’re looking to meet and connect with other working women, look into YWA!


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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