In the throes of spring (and on the brink of summer if you’re in Texas), we look to the newest trends to breathe life back into our look as a way to wake up after our winter lull. Braids are always a great way to keep us fresh, and with so many options for every hair type, you can rest assured you can change up your look every season! Although these braids are fresh, braids have been around for centuries, and like all trends, there have been...


Instagram has taken the world by storm, and specific to our industry, there is nothing like it. Here are a few ideas for those who want to have fun with the gram!

Accents are a great way to keep your current locks without any chemical changes. That can be in the form of fun barrettes or adornments, statement pieces, or embellishments.


Here are a few at home options for your Valentine’s Day fun! Whether you’re staying in with a heart shaped pizza or heading to Jeffrey’s, your day (or night) can be elevated with these easy to do styles!


FYI, we didn’t plan our outfits! 2/3rds of the time, the BOW and I show up in similar fashion. Great minds think alike.

This week’s Betty of the Week is Natali Marie, aka @natalimariehair! She started at our flagship @urbanbettysalon location in August of 2019 and then moved over to our SoCo location one month later. Natali graduated from the Winnonah’s Cosmetology School in Birmingham, AL, in July 2001.

Here are some fun facts...


Let’s give a small shoutout to our main squeeze, St Valentine. This season of love, let’s bring some devotion to ourselves, as well as our favorite valentine(s)! We can even revamp and give renewal to the 5 Love Languages and gear them towards our hair.


Micaela Tucker is our Betty of the Week! She started at our SoCo location in September of 2020.

Micaela currently attends Texas State University with a major in geography and will graduate in 2022! When she grew up, she wanted to be the president! (still does but with lots of hesitation).

Micaela is from Houston, TX, and loves to do anything outdoors! She recently started biking and loves it! Micaela is also super responsible,...

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Shaun DeSouza, aka @caffeinashaun, is our Betty of the Week! Shaun started at our flagship @urbanbettysalon location in February of 2020 and plans on going to cosmetology school this year!

Fun facts about Shaun:

  1. What did you want to be when you grew up? "Where do I start? Lol! Astronaut, jet pilot, paleontologist, musician, video game developer, composer, psychologist, barista? I kind of wish I...


Vanessa Gamboa, aka @Nessa.doeshair, is our Betty of the Week! She started at Urban Betty Salon in March of 2019 at our flagship @urbanbettysalon 38th location. Vanessa graduated from The Aveda Institute In Austin in February 2019.

When Vanessa was young, she wanted to be a Marine...


2020, whata year, amiright? These holidays have a certain screen time set aside for holidays and when we take those cute zoom shots to show off our families, we gotta look cute. The slicked back pony while still in that rank, gross t-shirt from high school band camp during our freshman year? Not. Cute. Na ma’am. Here are a few noteworthy hairstyles, worthy of a show-off!


Mel Ochoa, aka @Sunkissedhairbymel, is the Betty of the week! She started at our flagship @urbanbettysalon location in October 2019, the same month she graduated from Baldwin Beauty School. Happy first anniversary, Mel!

When I asked Mel what she wanted to be when she grew up, she always wanted to be a hairdresser but, coming from Hispanic parents, that was not a career choice, so she pursued nursing but did not...

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Best practices for winter care and your hair:


Our Betty of the Week is Jess Mindrup, aka @jessatxhair!

Jess started in June at our @urbanbettysalon SoCo location, working front desk until she fully licensed, and then she started our associate program in July.

Jess went to the Paul Mitchell Academy in Arlington in January 2018 and finished at the Austin Paul Mitchell Academy in June of 2020! She took a year and a half long break after moving to Austin to get settled....