Hairstylist & 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 December of that year. Coming from a very artistic background and loving to draw and paint, being a stylist was a no-brainer. “I still feel like I’m creating beautiful art all day long, but now it’s just wearable and not on a canvas.” She feels it is very important to keep up on her skill set and very regularly watches professional demos and attends classes on new techniques to expand her knowledge base.
Weddings are a very strong suit for Nina as she is also a bridal hair specialist and makeup artist. Creating the perfect look tailored for each bride is a passion for her, and she can master any look that clients are wanting to create. Please look to the bottom of the bio for links to view her work.
In her spare time Nina likes to create beautiful original pieces of jewelry, that can also be found for sale at Urban Betty. Some of the original pieces include bridal hair accessories, bridal earrings, bridesmaids necklaces necklaces and earrings. She also creates necklaces and earrings with unique stones.
“I simply love my job, and honestly it’s a dream come true to be where I am today. I like people to feel at ease when they’re in my chair. I want them to be ultimately happy when they leave.”