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Urban Betty Salon did hair for the final night of Fashion X Austin on Saturday, April 23rd. We styled the hair for 9 full runway shows and 4 mini collections. Here are the pics below. Photography courtesy of Gregg Cestaro.

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Easy at Home Updo

Looking for a quick fix for a date night or a fun holiday? Here's a simple "how to" that's quick and easy to create. The best part about this updo is that the more lived in it looks, the better!

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Winter is here! And Panama hats are all the fashion rage right now. You can pretty much wear them during any season and we would love to show you three simple hairstyles that you can incorporate into wearing them.

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Free Travel Size Product

Take a #bettyselfie in the mirror next time your at Urban Betty getting your hair done with the hashtag and then post it on social media (Facebook or Instagram). Show it to your stylist or the front desk to get a free travel size product!

*Only one product per appointment

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Free Urban Betty Tote

Spend $50 in retail and get a free Urban Betty tote. If you’d like to purchase one individually, they are only $5!

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How to Tip at the Salon

Once a week as the owner of a salon, I get asked “How should I tip?”, “What should I tip?”, and while that question can be awkward and confusing, it’s actually completely up to the salon guest. While we never expect anyone to leave a tip, it is greatly appreciated and I’d love to break down for you the best times and ways and how to tip while in the salon. I also recommend only tipping when you love your salon experience and your hair....

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Urban Betty Salon Front Desk

In July of 2015 we embarked on an expansion project that relocated our front desk and operations systems and allowed us to add eight additional chairs to our space. Check out the gallery below to see all the photos!

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Name: Stacie Brilliant

Age: 46

Hair type: Short, thick, auburn hair

How long have you been at Urban Betty?: 1 year

Two favorite products: ...

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For most ladies, year round, there is always an occasion calling for an updo. Events could include weddings, holiday parties, or any of Austin’s endless parade of fashion soirées. We can help by inventing fresh ideas that keep you ahead of the trends and on top of the red carpet. Here are a few tips from the professionals at Urban Betty Salon to ensure you have the best up-do rather than an up-don’t.

Rule number one, please make sure...

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Lavender Hair

In this day and age most women have or have had their hair colored. Here are a few helpful hints to help you achieve the best results before, during, and after your hair color service at Urban Betty Salon.

  • If getting a high lift tint or bleach applied directly to your scalp, do not shampoo hair for at least 24 hours. Natural oils will help protect the scalp and minimize the burning sensation.
  • Please have your...
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Tips for Bringing out Your Best Curls

Curly hair is an eye-catching accessory you can wear everyday. With the correct styling know how you can flaunt your best curls everyday!

  • The biggest complaint about curly hair is that you constantly have to battle frizz. The lack of moisture in curly hair is what causes it to frizz. People with curls have 20 thousand less hair follicles than the average straight haired person. This means curly haired people produce less sebum...
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In the 1950’s, women visited their salon once a week to set their hair in rollers and have a style that would last several days. Those services were focused on neatly rolled sections, hood dryers, time to cool and lots of shellac. I was inspired by this genre after hearing my clients daydream about having someone at home to set their hair in the morning. I fashion my blow-dry class to mimic those classic sets. For now, I have only a few...

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We all strive for that amazing salon experience that puts every other salon encounter to shame, where we dance out of the salon with our hair blowing in the wind like a Pantene commercial. OK, maybe not that drastic, but we do want to walk out feeling new again and happy about the direction our hair is taking. It’s comforting to know that your stylist is on the exact same page from the color, cut, curl...

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Urban Betty Tee

We have UB vintage inspired tees for sale! Only $15. In salon only, so come by and pick one up today.

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Free Koozie!

1.Mention this blog and pick up a free koozie at our salon.

2.Post your koozie pic on Instagram.

3.Hashtag it #bettykoozie and win a free gift at your next appointment! (Be sure to show us the pic when you check out.)

Make sure your profile is set to public.

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Fall is upon us and my clients are ready for a change. When you find yourself inspired to embrace those rich fall hues, keep the following things in mind:

Is your summer ritual really over? Are you still sunbathing and cooling off in the pool? UV rays and chlorine are quick to fade color because they...

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As we get older, our hair ages and starts to turn gray. About 70% of my clientele has some gray hair. And no, that doesn’t mean that I’m doing the hair of a bunch of little old ladies all day. Believe it or not, most people notice their first gray hairs in their 30′s and 40′s. Last year was quite the awakening for myself as I noticed more and more gray hairs popping up all around my hairline. Since then, the “every now and then root touch-up”...

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How to Use a Deep Waver

Introduction:

My name is Chelle Morrison, I’m the owner of Urban Betty Salon and I’m also a hairstylist. I’m going to be demonstrating how to use a deep waver iron so you can have natural looking beachy waves.

What tools are you using to achieve this look?

The tools I will be using to achieve this look are a deep waver iron, 1 crocodile hair clip for sectioning, and 1 large comb.

What products will you be using or what...

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When hair grows out of your head it ceases to be alive. It’s dead hair, but the hair closer to the scalp, the main source of nutrients, is considered virgin hair. This hair hasn’t had a chance to be damaged by the elements. There is no splitting in this region. It stays lubricated with sebum, the oil secreted from the sebaceous glands on...

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This year Urban Betty styled the hair for the "DOMAINIA" fashion show at Austin Country Club on April 8, 2015. Photo images courtesy of Bluebird Photography Studio.

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This year for Fashion X Austin, Urban Betty did all of the hair for the annual kickoff event. The theme this year was "decades" and each hairstylist took a model and a decade and rocked out some amazing hair. The event was hosted at Speakeasy and featured Face Kandy for makeup and a multitude of Austin's most talented stylists to create the fashion for each look.

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You're invited!

Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This year we have chosen to benefit Austin Classical Guitar, a non-profit organization that supports programs in over forty Austin area schools and in hundreds of schools around the world. Our goal is to raise $2,500 to senda student to college for one year through this program.

Tasty adult beverages...

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1. The first step to rehydrate your dry winter scalp is to make sure that you are using sulfate free hair products that will keep moisture locked in and also prevent haircolor from fading quickly. An example of one of the best sulfate free shampoos on the market is PureOlogy Hydrate. I recommend this to most of my clients. Another important factor is to inspect the ingredients...

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Last year for my honeymoon, I traveled to London and Paris for two weeks. Before going, several people gave me tips on how to style my hair and deal with power adapters and converters. Did I pay attention? No. And guess what? They were right. So hopefully, I can help a few people out there avoid the mistakes that I made and save yourself and your hot tools! Did I mention I ruined a curling iron and a Chi iron? Yep. This story gets a little...

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I recently cut my hair to a short pixie cut . Not that I don’t love it short, but I decided to start growing it back out . Growing out a pixie is a lot like growing out bangs, if you have ever been through that frustration. You try to be patient, but all you want to do is cut it all off because it’s so awkward....

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Picking a blowdryer can be a confusing and daunting task. With so many dryers to choose from how are you to know which is right for you? Well I’m here to make it easier for you to pick one. Here are a few things you should keep in mind:

Wattage is an important fact to consider. The more watts the more power. I prefer to have high wattage with low EMFs. You get an amazing compromise between having the most power while being kind to your...

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With the new year upon us, its time to start taking extra care of those tresses.

There are so many options out there it’s no wonder most of us are a little lost when it comes to which product is the best and what works. I believe the answer is in the numbers. Here are top 10 most used and bought products by our salon guests at Urban Betty:

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I don’t know about you, but winter has been harsh on my hair! All the dry weather and plus the constant change from warm back to cold, did a number on my hair. The weather can cause the hair to become dry, frizzy and unmanageable at times. Here are some things you can do to fix all your winter hair problems.

Number One, come get those split ends snipped off. No need for a lot of length off, maybe just a skimming of the ends is...

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  • Name: Houston Puryear Ward
  • Age: 27
  • Hair Type: Blonde-ish. Medium Length. Getting thicker by the day – thanks to my pregnancy!
  • Who is your stylist? Laura Heyns North
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  • Name: Andrea Fitzpatrick
  • Age: 36
  • Hair Type: fine, curly (but dried straight most of the time)
  • Who is your stylist? Erin does my cut and color. Laura did my hair and makeup for my wedding recently.
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Last August I got engaged and one of the first thoughts that immediately came to my mind was “How will I do my hair for the wedding?” Groundbreaking world saving stuff here, I know. However, to most women planning a wedding this is an essential detail. I had just chopped my bangs to eyebrow length that summer and I needed them to be long again by next fall. Of course, I had a New York trip planned and engagement photos coming up soon, so I...

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“Color won’t lift color.” This is a phrase that I learned to live by in eight years of working as a hairstylist. This concept can be a tough one for clients to grasp at first.

I can recall my high school days where I experienced several awkward, unfortunate “at home” dye jobs. On one such occasion, I colored my hair with a Nice and Easy ash brown permeant box color. I chose this shade based on the beautiful, tan, bohemian Goddess...

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Fashion color have become very popular as of late and I get a lot of questions from my clients about this. So, if your find yourself perusing through Pinterest for Katy Perry’s emerald green or Kelly Osbourne’s muted lavender, there are some things you should be aware of.

Achieving these colors is no easy feat and requires some finesse. Many of the beautiful heads of hair you see online are photo enhanced, or might be colored extensions...

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This year Urban Betty participated in the 6th annual Austin Fashion Week. Not only did we hold our own event, we styled hair for the AFW runway, and our owner Chelle Neff, took home an award for Austin Fashion Week Philanthropist of the Year.

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In 2013 the book The A-List Salon: Insider Secrets of How Profitable Salons Wow Their Clients Every Day, was released. I was very honored to be one of the sixteen salon owners featured in the book. The book is written by Veronica Woods, creator of...

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I want to share with you some great tips on how to manage dry hair, repair, then protect it. I also want to inform you about things you may not be aware of when purchasing products at your local store.

The first tip to have healthy hair, is to start using a professional shampoo and conditoner. What many people don’t know is that the majority of the store bought brands (ie: Garnier Fructis, Dove, Pantene, Tresemme etc.) have detergent...

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Ah, the graduated bob. This haircut exploded on the salon scene and seemed to me, the most requested style since 2007. Depending on your age, you may remember the origins of this short cut from the 1970’s when it was referred to as the wedge or more commonly the Dorothy Hamill. The wedge cut is a classic short hairstyle that became very popular in 1976 when champion figure skater Dorothy Hamill...

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