I met Heather when she taught a class at our 38th @urbanbettysalon flagship location! She put a call out for an Austin salon location to an updo class on IG, and someone threw our name in the ring. When we met, I felt instant kismet. She is an incredible stylist and, most importantly, a genius in photography, videography, digital, and social media. She figures everything out before the rest of our industry does, while most of us are still playing catch-up 10 years later! I am inspired by her story and her ability to innovate and take digital media for our industry to the HIGHEST LEVEL.
Here are some fun facts about Heather:
✨You are a leader in the salon industry. Share your background.
Licensed in 2008. I’ve worked behind the chair in high & low-end salons. I’ve been a wedding hair specialist in Santa Fe, NM & an independent educator all across the USA. I was featured on the Khloe Kardashian app and taught alongside celebrity stylist Jen Atkin in Los Angeles, San Francisco & NYC. I’ve styled the hair of Fenty Beauty Lead MUA Priscilla Ono and public figure Tess Holiday & supermodel Jasmine Sanders AKA Golden Barbie. I have a combined following of over 1M on IG & TikTok & I am currently a full-time content creator on TikTok.
✨What did you want to be when you grew up?
I’ve always loved the arts, whether music, dance, fashion, or hair styling. Anything creative.
✨Where are you from?
I was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Tulsa, OK & I’ve lived in New Mexico & now Austin, TX.
✨What do you like to do outside of work?
I love being with my son, Jake. We go to escape rooms, Barton Springs, the movies, etc. I also like to cook & study Spanish. I am currently obsessed with wanting to travel to Mexico & Portugal. But honestly, outside of work, I still work lol I like to study a lot. I’m currently looking for an editing course to continue my video editing education.
Thank you, Heather, for constantly putting a mirror in front of me to be a better entrepreneur and marketer. And for making me learn how to do a fishtail braid!