Chelle Neff Founder of Urban Betty

CEO & 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 residing...

Hailey Vargas

Salon Manager - SoCo


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...

Katie West

Hairstylist + 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...




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...

Taylor Seifert



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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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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We wanted to drop in and show y’all a good look at our stylist Bre & give any that are new here a little backdrop about them as an artist at Urban Betty

Bre is a 29yr old Leo ♌️ (they/them). They grew up in ATX + Dripping Springs and have been doing hair behind the chair for 6 years!

They are thoroughly in love...




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...




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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