After Haircare

In the hairstyling world, there are a few things that we like to educate our clients on. One of those is aftercare because it is such a huge part of maintaining healthy, pretty hair. Following a color service, your hair is typically more vulnerable to the world around you and the chemicals that you choose to use on your skin and hair.


Juliette is one of our associates and she has been a part of our Betty family since May! Juliette is the hardest-worker and her positive, bright energy is truly contagious. She will be wrapping up her associate program in January, so look out for her on the floor very soon!


If you’ve ever gotten your hair colored, then you know that deciding on a color is not always easy. Choosing the type of hair color is a whole new ball game! “What are my options?” you ask? “Simple! Permanent, demi-permanent, semi-permanent, and temporary” comes the response. Hold up. What in the world is a demi-permanent? Is it not the same thing as a semi-permanent? Well, let’s break it down for you.


Calling all Pureology lovers! Pureology gift sets make the perfect gift for the holidays. Snag yours while supplies last!

Each gift set is only $67 (a $96 value) and includes a shampoo and conditioner, the Colour Fanatic 21 Benefits Spray, and a travel-size styling product. The Colour Fanatic 21 Benefits Spray is 100% vegan, includes the AntiFade Complex, and acts as a hair detangler, heat protectant, and hair-smoothing treatment. The...


So many colors, but which to choose? Coloring your hair can be a daunting task. Even when you’ve decided on whether you're lightening or darkening your hair, you still need to decide on the tone. Something ashy or something warm? Should you opt for a rich color or something neutral?


Hello! I'm here to share my hair routine for super dry, kinky, curly hair. My hair is high in porosity, chemically-treated (bleached and toned), a medium density/texture, and my hair type is 4A. See the below chart of the different curl types.


Maggie Graham has been a Betty since February 2016, and she's been stylist for a total of 10 years. Maggie not only keeps things fun and upbeat at the salon, but she also slays on the daily with her AMAZING outfits. If you’re in need of some major fashion inspiration, her stylish outfits are now captured on IG along with some humorous captions, @maggieswears. Thank you Maggie!...

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As we hop into fall, it’s important for us to remember that October is not only for pumpkins and costumes, but it's also a time for us to raise support and awareness for Breast Cancer. Most people have been affected by breast cancer in one way or another, and Urban Betty would like everyone to join us in the fight against breast cancer this month! Below are a few ways you can contribute to this cause:


Kérastase gift sets are back at Urban Betty! Skip the holiday rush and purchase a gift set now while supplies last!

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Living in Texas, the summer weather often feels never-ending, but that’s no excuse not to embrace the fall hair color trends when it comes to our look!

This fall at Urban Betty, we’re seeing warmth added back into our balayages, rich and vibrant red-heads, and the return to the dark side with fresh brown finishes. We also have many opting for the popular rose-gold color, a happy medium between red and blonde.. With fashion colors,...


Morgan is one of our newer stylists at Urban Betty! She just moved from Cleveland, Ohio in July, but has 7 years of experience under her belt. She is sweeter than honey and has recently undertaken a huge project of reorganizing the color bar to make ordering easier and to give the area a nicer, neater appearance. We are so grateful to have her on our team!

Morgan’s biggest beauty faux pas:

“When I was 16, I had...


We’ve all had those mornings. You wake up, roll out of bed—perhaps slightly later than usual—hurry over to the bathroom, only to be greeted with a horrifying reflection in the mirror. Whether your hair has frizzed to the point of no return, or your scalp has decided to convert to a bottle of cooking oil overnight, the feelings of terror and panic that follow are all too familiar.

But, bad hair days inevitably occur and...

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New product alert!

Pureology has released a brand NEW product line for blondes—the Strength Cure Best Blonde System. The line includes a purple shampoo, a toning conditioner, and a daily hair treatment. Both natural blondes and those with highlighted tresses can utilize this 3-step system to neutralize and tone brassy, yellow hair as well as repair damage.


Listen up, my short-haired ladies. I've been growing my hair out from a pixie cut since 2014. While my hair is currently below my shoulders, the combination of the summer heat and my love for messy buns is taking a toll on my hair. Luckily, I have FINALLY found a long-term solution for growing long, healthy hair: The Kérastase Resistance Extentioniste Collection.

Let's break down how it works:


Celebrate September in style! During the entire month of September, if you purchase a $40 gift card you'll receive a FREE full-size Kérastase styling product.

Choose your pick from these 5 amazing Kérastase stylers:

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Tips for taking care of your long hair:

Because of my unwavering desire to obtain Cher’s hair and harness all that star power glory on my own head, I have learned easy methods to achieve silkier and longer lengths easily.

I am not a big time styler. I do tend to wear my hair either pulled back messily or down naturally or straighter from a blow out. But I don’t tend to spend much time on it. That brings me to my first tip,...


This innovative spiral hair tie minimizes creases, and breakage through its unique design.


Nicole is one of the friendly faces you meet at the front desk when you arrive at Urban Betty. She's been a Betty for a few years now and we absolutely can't live without her. She's also a member of our Success Team and helps out with the social media. Say "hi" when you see her flitting around the salon, she's a busy bee! Most recently she was promoted to assistant manager at Urban Betty.


Only by NIna Fitzgerald

We are so proud to announce that our very own Nina Fitzgerald has launched her own product. Click here to buy!

What is it?

It's the most essential conditioner that you will ever use. Primarily it can be used scalp to ends for healthy, lightweight and shiny hair, and may also be used as a mask, if left...


Nina is one of our newer Betty's. She is working through our associate program so look for her on the floor this fall! She has the sweetest, most helpful demeanor and we are so happy to have her as an addition to our team.

Nina's product picks are:



Maggie Graham moved to Texas from Philly last year and we are so happy to have her sparkly personality around Urban Betty. She makes us laugh, she's always there to lend a hand and she's a whiz with the color brush.

Maggie's products picks are:

Discipline, by Kerastase, "It does wonders for my hair. From the smooth-in-motion shampoo and conditioner to the Fluidissime spray, my...


In the Texas summer heat, it can sometimes be tricky to look and feel super cute and sassy. Here are some simple (less than 10 minute) styles and my go-to products for summer.


Over the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed something that keeps surfacing in conversations with my guests, and that subject is scalp health. Some of my guests will experience dandruff, itchy scalp or just the fact that it never feels clean even after shampooing it intensely. But why is that? Let me break a couple of things down first to help easily explain.

  • Check out the shampoo and conditioner you’re using. Most of the time the...

With summer just around the corner you need the best products with the best protection. Did you know your hair needs protection from the sun just like your skin? It’s true! Overtime, with sun exposure hair color will fade and your hair will become drier. Bumble & Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Collection is the best line to help maintain hair color and moisture through this heat.

Here are some essentials from the line that are...


Kellie is a recent graduate from our Associate Program! When we first met her she was our favorite barista in the shopping center. Soon after she came to work at our front desk while she finished cosmetology school. She has come so far and we cannot wait to see her do great things as a stylist.

Kellie's products picks are:



Headscarves have been a popular, bold summer accessory for decades! Whether you're going for a vintage look, a quick no-fail go-to on bad hair days, or a cool-girl addition to a low braid or some beach waves, here are some easy but glamorous ways to tie your favorite scarf up around your locks and make a statement this summer!


Bangs are all the craze this season. Whether you have short or long hair, bangs are a fun way to change your look without having to commit to a whole new haircut.

There are a few things you should consider before you decide to take the jump.

First step: Assess your hair type. Everyone has a variety of textures and everyone’s thickness is different. For example, you may have thick hair but it may also be fine or...


If you've been intrigued by this super chic trend but you are unsure if you can pull it off, you've come to the right place! There are several different ways to style your tresses in order to conquer the French lady look, but here are three of my favorites:


Michelle is working her way through our associate program and has really stood out as a star on our team. She's got great style and a great attitude. She keeps on top our backbar area and makes sure the stylist's have what they need to give you a great shampoo!

Michelle's products picks are:

Morocanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Hair Tones,"because it...


This month at Urban Betty we are show casing two product lines everyone loves and we know you will, too!

First we have Nano Works, an anti-aging line from Pureology. However, these products help renew shine, softness, and manageability on anyone who feels their hair could use a little extra love. It has extraordinary color protection and smells amazing with its signature aroma with vanilla, rose, and amber.


Has your hair been feeling a little lack luster lately? Is it feeling especially dry, flat or frizzy? Urban Betty offers customizable treatments from the luxury brand Kérastase that help bring your hair back to life at the shampoo bowl. This can be done with any salon service, from a blow out to a haircut or color! The great thing about Kérastase's Fusio-Dose Treatment is that with 20 different combinations the treatments are completely...


“I’ll just look it up on Amazon...” a phrase that hairstylists have learned to loathe, when it comes to discussing professional haircare products with their clients. I too am a bargain shopper and love all of the benefits that my Prime account has to offer. However, I will let you in on three reasons to close the laptop and leave all of your hair care needs up to the professionals.


Rebecca has been with Urban Betty for almost two years. She started out as a Customer Service Specialist at our front desk but soon decided to attend cosmetology school. She has recently graduated and we are so excited to welcome her as our newest associate very soon!

Rebecca's product picks are:



If you're someone with natural curly hair you might find that embracing your texture can be overwhelming. Don't fret! We have a few "cocktails" for your natural curls. If you're unfamiliar with what it means to cocktail your products, it just simply means that you add two or more products to your hand and mix them together before applying them to your hair.


Do you feel like you don’t know how to explain what you want with your hair? Or maybe it isn’t that, and you’re just wanting a change. Here are a few things to have ready at your next hair appointment to better help your stylist achieve the look!


Nina is a jack of all trades! She is an educator, wedding stylist and makeup artist, a member of our Success Team and about to be a mom to two boys! She is currently receiving her Redken Color Certification and is in the process of creating her own product. She keeps us all motivated and inspired with her do it all and do it well style. Learn more about her on our website!



Look and feel your best for Valentine's Day with a free Kerastase Clarisonic! This month only, receive a free Clarisonic when you purchase $200 in Kerastase. This Clarisonic, designed exclusively for Kerastase is built to cleanse your body, scalp, & face. Quantities are limited so stop by the salon to get yours today.


Whether your hair is smoothed out with a blow dryer, air dried, or you are refreshing your second day curls beach waves are a quick and excellent way to enhance your look for the day!

Betty of the Month for January, Holly McDermott

Holly is one of our associates at Urban Betty. You may remember her as one of the smiling faces at the front desk as well. She's sweet and energetic and we enjoy her songbird voice around the salon. She'll be graduating in a few months so if you'd like to schedule with her keep an eye out for her on the website!

Her products picks are:



With winter among us here in Austin we’re sure you’re experiencing abnormalities with your hair: dryness, dullness, and maybe even extra breakage. Some of the stylists at Urban Betty are here to give you advice on the perfect hair care for these winter months.


There’s one trend in hair that remains from year to year, so much so that it is practically a hair coloring rule of thumb. We all know it. We’ve all seen it. We’ve all heard it: Dye your hair darker for fall and winter, and brighter in spring and summer. And while there’s no shortage of icy blondes in winter and sun-kissed brunettes in summer, there is an influx of coppers and chocolates and rich warmer tones that accompany the never ending...


I'm sure by now you've heard of the concept of threading. You know, rolling thread around itself enough times for it to grasp onto a hair (or ten) and pull it (or them) out from the root? Have you also heard about why it's the best method of hair removal?

1. Little to NO REDNESS!

That's right! When you gets your brows, upper lip, cheeks, etc. threaded, the thread is merely pulling the individual hairs from the root. Th is process...

Do-It-Yourself Updos for this Holiday Season!

Holiday parties are quickly approaching and chances are you’re going to want to style your hair! Here are three quick and easy styles with tips and tricks to help you do so.

Betty of the Month

Taylor Aldridge is our Betty of the Month for December. She is about to graduate from our apprenticeship program at the end of the year. Taylor has worked alongside one of our top educators for six months and now she has all the skills to be your new stylist!

Taylor is a pleasure to be around and is always offering a hand around the salon. Her smile is infectious and she wears it all day long. In her free time Taylor creates jewelry...

Urban Betty Christmas Tree

Urban Betty's Annual Giving Tree is back! Spend $100 in services and products combined and you'll get to choose a gift card off of our tree. They contain all sorts of prizes, redeemable in January, to add a little fun to your new year!

You could score $10-$25 dollars off of a service as well as goodies like an Urban Betty T-shirt and full sized products. Some contain free services, haircuts, Kerastase Fusio Doses and more!


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It's becoming more common to see someone in your community wearing a hair color that is anywhere from a pastel shade to an intense color melt. Because of this, Urban Betty is getting a high volume of requests of clients wanting similar looks. We would love to give you a look you the high fashion hair color you love and some helpful hints on how to achieve it!

Is it realistic? Is the picture you bring in compatible to what your...


For the 9th year in a row Urban Betty teamed up with Austin Fashion Week and had it's own soiree to celebrate! Guests were invited to come to our first ever Betty Brunch! This event will benefited Austin Classical Guitar, a non-profit organization that supports programs in over forty Austin area schools and hundreds of schools around the world.

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Lauren Watkins is making her way to the top at Urban Betty! She started at our front desk and quickly moved into an apprenticeship. She will be graduating soon and becoming a full time stylist. In addition to this she has also become the person in charge of receiving our color order and organizing our brand new color bar. This is no small feat, ladies and gents, and we are grateful to have her heading it up.

Lauren's products...


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In support of this we will be offering temporary pink extensions! For $15 you will receive one hair extension; each additional extension is $10. The extensions are made from real hair so you can wash and heat-style like you normally would!

All proceeds will go to Jessica Tellez, our great friend and UB stylist of 12 years, who is fighting...

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Urban Betty is excited to bring on Kerastase as our newest product line! Kerastase is a luxury line that performs by giving our guests the most healthy hair by treating key issues. To help you get more familiar with Kerastase, here is a list of their top 10 sellers, saving the best for last.

10. Bain Force Architecte. This is a repairing and reconstructing shampoo for damaged hair. The fibers in this product revitalize the hair with...


Pantene Beautiful Lengths is an organization dedicated to creating free wigs for women battling cancer. If you qualify to donate your hair we will chop it off and give you a great new style for free during the month of September. Don't worry if you don't have enough length or you're just not sure you're ready yet; we offer donation...


Kayla is the newest addition to our front desk staff. She is the super sweet face you see when you check in and has gone above and beyond to learn everything she can in a short amount of time.

Her product picks are:


"It's the first purple shampoo i have ever used that really works."


"It is really great for keeping my hair moisturized, especially my ends!"


Bumble and Bumble is introducing two new treatment products, Save The Day and While You Sleep. They target existing damage as well as damage that could happen in the future from either chemical or mechanical damage. These products are even proven to help against free radicals including sun or water damage. They are packed with antioxidants that will help nourish and revive your hair almost instantly.



Paige is one of the newer members of our UB family and has been killing' it right off the bat! She is always available to lend a hand and has the sweetest disposition.

Her product picks are:

BB. Spray de Mode - flexible hold hair spray

"This light hold hairspray is a go-to favorite of mine! It makes for a perfect finishing touch after any blowout, styled curls, or to catch any flyaways. With just enough hold and a soft...

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Anna first started at Urban Betty as a receptionist 2 years ago. In just a short amount of time, she worked her way through our apprenticeship program and is now an amazing stylist. We are so lucky have her sweet, helpful personality around the salon. She is great with color and has that extra special touch with fashion colors!

Anna's product picks are: "...


Win $200 in services from Urban Betty! Pick up a free koozie at our salon and post your koozie pic on Instagram.

Hashtag it #bettykoozie

Make sure your profile is set to public. A random winner will be chosen Aug 31.


The new Clean Volume system provides fine, color-treated hair exactly what it needs: light, airy fullness, flexible movement and shine. Use with the Levitation Mist and achieve maximum results of fullness and volume. The Levitation Mist retails for $28, Clean Volume Shampoo for $28, Clean Volume Condition for $30, & the Clean Volume Weightless Mousse for $30. You can also mix and mingle these with any other PureOlogy products to make the...


Madelon is one of our amazing senior stylists and educators! In May, we participated in Austin Fashion Week as the official salon for the final runway show. Madelon led the event and took impressive initiative. She was a great spokeswoman for Urban Betty.

Madelon's product picks are: "...


Bb. Color Sticks are a velvety, dry fiber crayon designed to give you customizable color that won’t affect your style. Smooth it on dry hair like you would a lipstick to cover or blend grays or to add a pop of fun color to your do’. The color comes right out the next time you wash. Natural shades are always available in: light blonde, dark blonde, red, brown and black....


Now there’s a Don’t Blow It for you, the thicker and more textured types! For those days when it’s just too much work to tame your tresses you can let them do their own thing with Bumble & bumble's latest product, Don’t Blow It (Thick). It adds just enough control to give you a slightly more refined, smooth look without leaving that product-y feel. UVA and UVB...


Need the perfect gift idea for a special woman in your life? Purchase a $50 gift card for her and she'll also receive a complimentary add-on conditioning treatment.

Offer ends Sunday, May 14th, 2016. Gift cards do not expire. Excludes Olaplex.

Glitter Roots

Add some more sparkle to your life with our new service, Glitter Roots!

Some of you may have seen this on Pinterest or Instagram. It's a trend that's come and stuck! (pun, intended) 😛

Here's how it works:

  • It's a 15 minute stand alone appointment or you can add it to your current services in the salon if there is time available.
  • You can choose 1-3 different colors, in a wide variety of...
Veronica Gonzales

Veronica is one of our veteran Bettys. She has been with us for 11 years and we love her to bits and her guests do too. They say she makes them feel like they are old friends catching up and they love the way she incorporates teaching them how to care for and style their hair.

Veronica's got a flair for the curly haired and loves doing color on all types. Her products picks this month are: "Bumble's,...


What: MARE Mediterranean Sea Mist is formulated with rice seed extract to add volume and strengthen hair, while algae extract thickens strands, enhances shine and protects from environmental damages. Mediterranean sea salt conditions and amplifies natural texture without dryness or stiffness. The scent of vanilla, bergamot, lemon and almond will instantly transport you to shores of Southern Italy. MARE creates texture,...

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Taylor Aldridge is one of the newer additions to our Urban Betty family! She recently moved to Austin from West Texas with her boyfriend, Hunter. She is currently working her way through our associate program. Her favorite products picks are: "M I L K, it's a nourishing leave-in protein, that leaves your hair silky! AMAZING. And, Bb....

Bumble & bumble Sumogel

Bumble & bumble has a new product on the shelves! SumoGel is a high hold, translucent gel for all hair types and textures. It replaces the classic gel offering no flakes, just a natural sheen finish. Apply to damp hair, comb into place, and allow it to air dry. Stop by Urban Betty to try it for yourself today!

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Here are a few simple bohemian hairstyles to perfectly accentuate your outfits this spring. With festivals and summer upon us, now is the perfect time to try a new bohemian look! I used clip-in extensions (which is optional) but they add fullness and length which makes these looks easier to achieve.

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The new Hydrate Sheer line contains a shampoo and conditioner as well a weightless styling cream. Hydrate Sheer still has all the moisture as well as UV and color protection of the Hydrate line in a lightweight, hydrating formula. The Air Dry Cream drastically reduces styling time and can be left in the hair to...


We know with the change of season our hair care needs switch too. This means our everyday styling products need a refresher!

With every $50.00 of retail purchased you will qualify to enter your name into our "Pot of Gold" contest! Our Pot of Gold contains 8 full size luxury products and a Wet Brush (value $300) for you to take home. The more entries you have the...

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Have the dry winter months left your hair feeling dull and brittle? Luckily, we at Urban Betty have the perfect solution to get your hair healthy for the warmer months that are quickly approaching. With every conditioning treatment you receive, you will have the ability to purchase the appropriate Redken Mega Mask Set for $24.00 to insure lasting results! These masks come in three formulas to fit your hair needs. The...

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We want welcome our newest stylist Maggie Graham to Urban Betty! Maggie relocated to Austin from Philadelphia with 7 years of experience and she has been an excellent addition to our team.

Maggie's favorite product she has worked with at Urban Betty is M I L K. She loves the way it controls frizz, leaving the hair feeling nourished and smooth without weighing it down.


Urban Betty's Annual Giving Tree is back! Spend $100 in services and products combined and you'll get to choose a gift off of our tree. They contain all sorts of prizes redeemable in January to add a little fun to your new year!

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  • How often should you shampoo?

I would suggest only shampooing color-treated hair every other day at the most. Stretching shampoos will not only help your color last longer, it will help protect your hair against over styling it with heat. The best thing you can do to help your hair last in between shampoos is to use a dry shampoo that does not strip out color and will...

Urban Betty Koozie

1.Pick up a free koozie at our salon.

2.Post your koozie pic on Instagram.

3.Hashtag it #bettykoozie

Make sure your profile is set to public. A random winner will be chosen Aug 31.

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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.



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!


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.


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

Urban Betty Tote

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!

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....

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...

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...
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...

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...


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...

Urban Betty Tee

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

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...


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”...

How to Use a Deep Waver


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


  • 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

  • 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...


“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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...