Founder of Urban Betty
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 nabbing a suite at a...more
Stylist + Educator
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 with curiosity...more
Monica is a Chicago transplant who has been with urban Betty since May of 2019. She graduated from the Aveda Institute Chicago in 2012. She prides herself in clear communication and attention to detail in everything she does. As a lover of all things botanical, she draws inspiration from nature to create subtle and naturally beautiful looks for her guests. Soft...more
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 looks inspired...more
A little about me!
I have 13 years of experience as a hairstylist. I started at the age of 19 and found out quickly it is exactly what I was created to do! I love creating beautiful, natural blondes. (Brunette girls, I love you equally, I am one!) I enjoy playing with long hair and creating flowy,...more