Chelle Neff has been a leader in the U.S. salon business since founding her own salon in 2005. She has over 20 years creating innovative practices in the salon, product, and beauty world. Since she founded Urban Betty she has successfully grown revenue year over year and has traded up locations to a space that houses over 30 employees.
Early in her career Chelle placed 2nd in the nation-wide Wella hair colorist of the year contest. Urban Betty has continued that award-winning trend by being named one of the top 200 salons in the U.S. by Salon Today Magazine for 2011, 2012, 2013,...more
Kim has an impressive background in customer service, but she continues to push the envelope by attending classes such as Front Desk Management offered at New York's Bumble and bumble University. Kim's most rewarding, yet challenging responsibilities in the salon are annual fashion shows and events hosted by Urban Betty, which she personally coordinates and directs.
Kim brings an air of good old southern refinement and hospitality to the salon by consistently referring to our male clients as "Sir", even if they are under the age of ten, and our lady clients are always referred to as...more
Marketing Director and Assistant Manager
Hallie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Photojournalism. Following a short career in the field of customer service she arrived at Urban Betty Salon. Here she put her awesome communication and creative skills to good use and quickly progressed from support staff to a marketing and managing position. She has attended the Redken Symposium in Las Vegas as well as The Summit, where she acquired business skills to bring back to the salon. In her free time Hallie enjoys spending time at her home in Volente with her husband and dog and trying out all the new...more
In 2003, Jessica, a native Austinite, left the accounting department at an Internet company to embark on a career where she could express her creative talent. She graduated from the Academy at Austin, a Paul Mitchell Partner School, and became a true hair artist.
"I love the connections I develop with my clients," says Jessica Tellez, who has been a stylist at Urban Betty since June 2005. "In two hours I can completely transform how someone looks and help them feel good about themselves. There's huge satisfaction in that."
Upon graduating, Jessica completed her apprenticeship...more
Stylist & Wedding Specialist
Formally it’s Christina, but don’t worry, she’ll answer to either. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a BA in Economics and minors in French and Business. After college she spent some time in sales and finance but with the help of her sister Suzanne, came to realize those industries weren’t what drove her creativity. Thankfully, styling, coloring and cutting hair came quite naturally for her, so she enrolled in the Aveda Institute of the Woodlands and never looked back.
Nina arived in Austin in the Fall of 2010, and quickly found her perfect niche at Urban Betty in...more
Personal and unique style is what Madelon Sanabria specializes in. Her main focus as a hairstylist is to connect with her clients and make sure that she gives them the best possible hair experience. Madelon loves to do all type's of hair color and cut, and also enjoys doing waxing.
Madelon is very talented with makeup and updo's fit for any occasion. She has worked with Deklynd Channing on Glossy Magazine twice, and many fashion photo shoots for print ads. She also showcased her talent on the Austin's Dress for Success with Rachel Ray Show. Since working with Urban Betty, Madelon has...more
Maddie expresses herself in everything she does and has a deep passion for styling. She loves enhancing natural beauty. She enjoys creating simple braids and natural texture. Her ability to evaluate what is best for her guests, while still being creative is a confirmation of her talent and free spirit. Maddie specializes in various color techniques and hair styling, as well as bridal style. “My favorite part about Urban Betty is the tight-knit group and it's unique space."more
Angie graduated from Paul Mitchell Corporate in San Antonio. After working in San Antonio for a year she moved back and worked at a salon in North Austin for six years.
She established herself and learned as much as she could, skin care, pedicures, manicures and extensions as well as color. “The more you know the more you grow!” Angie specializes in curly hair, natural color/highlights, and blondes.
“Hair is an art and you get to express yourself as well as meet some amazing people along the way.” Angie continues her education with hands on training all over the states and at...more
Chenoa has expertly wielded her shears for over a decade. Her experience has afforded her a skill set that encompasses the ability to craft both traditional and avant-gard styles. A fervent advocate of effortless beauty, she will work with your natural hair texture and bone structure to design a customized look that is specifically tailored to you.more
Amanda was born and raised in Austin, TX. After graduating from Baldwin Beauty School in "08, she worked as an assistant to Beverly Hills platform artist, Katie Sasson in Lakeway, TX. After outgrowing the boutique in Lakeway and wanting more of a challenge, she underwent an intensive hair color training program at Jackson Ruiz in downtown Austin. Amanda worked as a color specialist and was promoted to an educator position for five years. Looking for a more independent and flexible work schedule she found Urban Betty Salon.
Amanda excels at blonde coloring and highlights but also...more
After exploring many career options, Veronica finally decided that her hobby should be put to work.
She found an instant connection with the Paul Mitchell education. The culture they encourage caters to the client's goals and limitations. This union of creativity and customer service was a perfect fit for Veronica. She graduated from the Cosmetology Career Center through the Phase II Honors program in October 2005.
Betty and Veronica met in the spring of 2006 when Veronica returned to her hometown of Austin, looking for employment. The opportunity to grow with a small, local,...more
Maggie was raised in the outskirts of Washington D.C., in Northern Virginia. In 2009, a little over a year after graduating high school, she moved to Austin for a change of scenery. While she enjoyed her career slinging coffee at Starbucks, she knew it was not her calling. As soon as the AVEDA institute opened in Austin, Maggie knew where she was supposed to be. Maggie graduated at the top of her class, receiving the honor of Valedictorian. Not long after graduation, she found her new home at Urban Betty Salon where she studied under stylist Erin Mutschler, Bumble and Bumble Network...more
At the tender age of five, Jaclyn was already showing the world her passion for working with hair when she borrowed her mother’s scissors and surprised the family with her new and incredibly short bangs. Thankfully, her talent and skills have grown immeasurable allowing Jaclyn to live her “dream job” today.
Growing up near Dallas, Jaclyn learned about perseverance and strength of character training horses in the art of Dressage, playing on her school’s tennis team, and working summers for a very rustic inner-city camp for kids. After attending Abilene Christian University for...more
Stylist + Salon Network Educator
Katie West moved to Austin in 2014 and attended the Aveda Institute for Cosmetology. She was born and raised in a small town in Indiana, and moving to a big city was always her dream. Katie grew up braiding her Barbie’s hair and realized her true calling at a very young age. She watched her grandma, who owned her own salon, and was a perm specialist with curiosity and admiration. That inspiration is what fueled Katie to become a hairstylist and to help inspire others with beauty.
After graduating from the Aveda Institute, she started her career at Urban Betty. The education program...more
Hannah loves working with her clients to create looks that really express their personalities and accentuate their personal style; whether that be natural and soft or bold and daring! She feels most creative with color, highlight, and balayage clients, because of the endless ways color can be uniquely customized for each client. Hannah is fascinated with the individuality that lies in each head of hair, and working with her clients to appreciate and work with what naturally makes their hair great. She believes that with the right cut and product, accented with a touch of color, everyone...more
Stylist and Makeup Artist
Jami uses the beauty industry to pursue a career that gives opportunity to express herself creatively while helping others express themselves through their personal style. She has 7 years of experience working one on one with clients in the salon and also works hard to keep herself as educated as possible to ensure a job well done. While specializing in creativity as a whole, Jami feels confident that she can meet the needs of anyone looking to enhance their look.
"I just want to help people feel like they are the most beautiful versions of themselves, inside and out. I really love...more