Bettysgiving is just around the corner, and this year we’ll be donating 5% of retail sales during the month of November to the Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot in benefit of Caritas of Austin!

Our goal is to raise $1300 to provide at least a month of childcare to a family in...


We're delighted to announce that at this year's Betty Brunch benefit event, we raised $1300 for Austin Classical Guitar!

Each year ACG awards a full tuition scholarship for one of its high school graduates to attend Austin Community College. There are so many wonderful stories! But one of our favorites is about the Akins High School graduate, Javier, who wrote after having received his award:

“This scholarship has allowed me not...


This blog is pretty personal to me since I’m now one and a half years out from my own cancer diagnosis. I’ll be drawing both from my own experiences and research that I’ve done. I’ll be discussing the emotional toll hair loss takes, what the options are for prevention and wigs, and why chemo sometimes takes HAIR.

When I was diagnosed, my biggest fear was my life. My second thought was, “How can I be a hairstylist and not have hair?”...

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It’s the perfect time of year to update your lipstick hue as we transition into a new season. With this in mind, enjoy 20% off all Aveda Feed My Lips Nourish-Mint lipstick throughout the month of October at Urban Betty!

Feed My Lips Pure Nourish-Mint Lipstick is 95% naturally derived and long-wearing with nourishing certified organic cupuaçu fruit butter and botanical oils. Choose from shades in a satin finish created to compliment your...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Urban Betty will be offering pink hair extensions made with real hair for $15 for a single extension, and $10 for each additional extension. Washing and heat-styling these will require no extra effort as they are made of real hair and can be incorporated along with the rest of your hair in the same routine!

This October, let’s bring more...


Let’s face it. We live in the south. In addition to big hair and being friendly, we also love a good blonde hair color. So, I wanted to touch on the level of commitment; ways to appropriately determine your blonde tone; and why some people should absolutely go for it even if their hair is really dark.


So you need your hair refreshed... Whether you're new in town, visiting, or have been living in the Austin area and it’s time for a new hairstylist, at Urban Betty we LOVE new clients! We love our regular and loyal Bettys, but they too were once upon a time "new clients.” “Why did they stay?” you might be wondering. Well, the customer service, of course! Voted winner of Austin’s Best of the Best Salon by the Statesman two years in a row, we...


If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been plagued by that inexplicable magnetic force that pulls you in towards the most expensive things before even seeing the price tag. Hey, no one’s blaming you for liking nice things — but let’s face it, we don’t all have bottomless Gucci wallets!

I’m here to fill you in on a few things that can help keep your hair looking like it’s worth a fortune without breaking the bank — and what’s even...


Donation cuts are free at Urban Betty during the month of September for Leukemia Awareness Month, and half-price the rest of the year— so call to schedule your appointment today!

We are happy to announce that Urban Betty will be sending all hair donations to Wigs For Kids. Wigs For Kids is a wonderful organization dedicated to creating free wigs for children who have lost their hair due to...

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I have a client who likes to test me every now and then. She and I both know that bangs aren’t an option for her and then she’ll sit in my chair and mention the word “bangs.” We laugh about it, but in an exchange over chat a few weeks ago, she suggested a different type of bangs blog. One for the people who should heed warnings about bangs. The following is a short, but certainly not exhaustive, list that we came up with, which I think is a...

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Hello out there! This week's Betty blog is for all my eco-conscious babies. Better yet, this is bigger than that. This goes out to everyone as it affects every living soul...

As a hairstylist, I have been doing hair now for 5 years and morally struggle with knowing how much of what I use to create beautiful hair contributes to waste that is polluting our planet. I love what I do but it truly breaks my heart. From the cellophane wrapping...


So, you’ve found the perfect color on Pinterest and now you’re ready to book your next hair appointment! Yessss! But, is it really a Balayage that you’re looking for or is it a dimensional highlight? You may not think it makes that much of a difference when you’re scheduling your appointment, but it does! Here are the reasons why: time, cost, and expectations. Let me explain.

Balayage, baby-lights, slicing, teasy-lights, bleach &...