Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Jennifer at Salons by JC
Jennifer is one of the stylists at Salons by JC's Austin branch, where a close-knit team tames locks, pampers toes with spa pedicures, adds volume and length to lashes with extensions, and indulges clients with invigorating body wraps. Each stylist and cosmetologist brings their own personal flair to the salon's services. For instance, aesthetician Elvia Reinhart concocts coconut lime facial peels and hydrating masks infused with champagne, roses, and Shakespearean sonnets. Others, Jennifer included, are armed to tame unruly tresses with such brand name products as Wella and Paul Mitchell, or to help clients revamp their look with all-over color. Jennifer's extensive experience includes training in cuts both classic and modern, as well as work with top stylists from New York and Paris.