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We are featuring a strong Austin salon founder this week. Meet Melanie Manuel, aka @Melanie.colourbeautylounge, who is the Betty of the Week. She started at @urbanbettysalon in 2009 and is now the proud owner of...

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As summer turns to fall the weather cools down, the sun sets earlier, and the leaves begin to change colors. With all these changes many of us feel the urge to revamp and reinvent ourselves – oftentimes starting with our hair. Out with the bright Blondes and in with the rich, dimensional Brondes and Brunettes. But beware! This transition may seem simple but can actually be just as complicated as going lighter.

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I am starting something new this week! I want to celebrate other salon founders as Betty of the Week. While some people may call each other “competition,” I like to call them peers. I couldn’t think of a better person to start with than Martha Lynn Kale, aka @marthalynnkale from @mirrormirroratx! We met about ten years ago when she first opened Mirror Mirror. We have collaborated on philanthropy, and she said this (not me) that I have...

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Jax LaGrow, aka @lonestarhairstylist, is our Betty of the Week! She started at our flagship @urbanbettysalon location on June 1st, 2021. Here are some fun facts about Jax:

✨When and where did you graduate from?

The Academy of Hair Design, San Diego in 2007. I graduated 15 years ago TODAY! 😀

✨What did you want to be when you grew up?

According to my mom, “the first queen of America” 😂. Which...

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Anshu Ahuja, aka is @glamhairbyanshu is our Betty of the week! She is from Faridabad, Haryana, close to New Delhi in India, and started at our flagship @urbanbettysalon location in July!

Fun facts about Anshu:

✨What did you want to be when you grew up?

Psychology was my favorite subject in high school, and I wanted to be a therapist/counselor. I ended up being a Montessori teacher and did that for 8...

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Aubrey Osswald, aka @hair_byaubrey, is our Betty of the Week! She started at our flagship @UrbanBettySalon in April of 2021 and graduated from Baldwin Beauty School in March of 2021.

Fun facts about Aubrey:

What did you want to be when you grew up?

✨ I totally wanted to be a marine biologist or pilot. I love flying!!

Where are you from?

✨ Portland, Oregon

What do you like to do?...

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Our Betty of the Week is KeeKee Baker, aka @mrkeebles! He started at @urbanbettysalon in March 2021. KeeKee resides at both salons as our Inventory Manager and graduated in 2014 from Arrojo Cosmetology in NYC.

Fun facts about KeeKee:

✨What did you want to be when you grew up?

I remember in 4th grade, I wanted to be a football player or a carpenter, but as I got older, I simply realized I just wanted to work with my...

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Our Betty of the Week is Lindsay Lowe, aka @yolindsaylowe! Lindsay is the founder of @platinumandcompany. She is an honorary Betty because she and I have been in a @highperformancesalon Mastermind together every week for the last 8 months. She has helped @urbanbettysalon in a ton of ways without even knowing just by sharing her own stories. Thank you, Lindsay, for the love and inspiration.

Fun facts about...

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Our Betty of the Week is Angelika Bazan, aka @Styledbyangelika. She started at our flagship @urbanbettysalon location in February of 2021 and graduated from the Avenue Five Institute. Angelika is from McAllen and has always dreamed of being a famous artist. She loves to paint, go on hikes/picnics, thrift shop, and sew! Her strengths are dimensional blondes and fun pops of color!! A fun fact about Angelika is that she likes to collect vintage...

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The Betty of the Week is Savannah Davis, aka @paintedby.sav! She started at our flagship @urbanbettysalon location in December of 2020 and graduated from the Aveda Institute in Los Angeles.

Get to know the Betty:

❤️ What did you want to be when you grew up?

Criminal...

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Our Betty of the Week is Gina Knapich, aka @Hair_by_Gina_Marie! She started at our flagship @urbanbettysalon location in October of 2020 and graduated from the Aveda Institute in August 2020.

Fun facts about Gina:

1. What did you want to be when you grew up?

Marine Biologist because I love the ocean's wildlife.

2. Where are you from?

Toledo, Ohio.

3. What do you like to do?

In my spare time, I like to...

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Our Betty of the Week is James Ramm, aka @Hairxjames! He started at our flagship @urbanbettysalon location at the beginning of May.

James graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2019 and initially thought he would work as a psychologist. To be honest, working behind the chair already puts you in that position.

James is originally from Arkansas, and his favorite things to do are watch horror films! (We've got so much to talk about)...

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