Chelle Neff Founder of Urban Betty

Founder of Urban Betty

@urbanbetty

Betty "Chelle" Neff had a drive to style hair from a young age when she intuitively knew by age ten that this was her calling while growing up in Abilene, Texas. By the age of 16, she enrolled in cosmetology school, and by 18, became licensed. Chelle was hungry to learn more and keep challenging herself to upgrade to higher-end salons before finally residing...

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Hailey Vargas

Salon Manager - SoCo

@haileyvargasmakeup

Hailey started her cosmetology career while she was still attending high school in Houston, Texas. Her first intentions were to do funeral hair and makeup, as well as embalming, but her inevitable move to Austin didn’t allow for that dream due to a lack of funeral schools. Hailey has been doing makeup for over six years and enjoys doing dramatic...

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Front Desk Receptionist

Micaela grew up in Houston, Texas, and moved to San Marcos to attend Texas State University. She is majoring in Geography and graduates in May 2022! After graduation, she hopes to join the Peace Corp or travel as much as possible. Micaela loves anything outdoors and it is her goal to visit every national park!

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Katie West

Hairstylist + Educator

@_katiedoeshair

Katie West moved to Austin in 2014 and attended the Aveda Institute for Cosmetology. She was born and raised in a small town in Indiana, and moving to a big city was always her dream. Katie grew up braiding her Barbie’s hair and realized her true calling at a very young age. She watched her grandma, who owned her own salon, and was a perm specialist...

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Hairstylist

@spill_the_tease

An original Betty, Jessica was the very first employee of the salon company. She’s been in the industry since 2002 when she attended the Paul Mitchell School. Jessica enjoys the transformation a haircut or color can do, not just for her guest in the moment, but the self-confidence that follows for weeks, or even months! Specializing in pixies, men’s...

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Taylor Seifert

Hairstylist

@taylorsbeautycauldron

Hailing from everywhere and nowhere, an Air Force Brat, Taylor started her Cosmetology career back in 2016 and graduated from Paul Mitchell-The School Austin! She originally went to Texas State University to study Forensic Science but quickly fell in love with all things beauty! She taught herself how to do makeup/SFX makeup and...

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Hairstylist

@killerhairbyerin

My name is Erin! I was born and raised in Mississippi. At the beginning of 2017, I made the leap to Austin, TX and found my new home! I am a passionate vegan with two rescue pitties and a rescue kitty. I love to cook, paint, sew, adventure outdoors, and mostly, I love to do hair! At a very young age I knew my destiny was to one day leave MS and...

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Hairstylist

@jessatxhair

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. Jess started in June 2020 working front desk until she was fully licensed, and then she started our associate program in July. “Urban Betty was the...

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Hairstylist

@teejartistry

Eager and caring, Teejay wants to know everything about her clients to give them a look that will be easy to maintain while still looking hip. A true Austin Unicorn, Teejay has grown up cultivating a look that is truly “Austin vibes.” Slouchy denim overalls, a wind-tousled side braid, and a slick cat-eye- Teejay combines comfort with trendy and wants to give her clients the...

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