Vanessa Gamboa, aka @Nessa.doeshair, is our Betty of the Week! She started at Urban Betty Salon in March of 2019 at our flagship @urbanbettysalon 38th location. Vanessa graduated from The Aveda Institute In Austin in February 2019.

When Vanessa was young, she wanted to be a Marine Biologist 👩‍🔬; she has a big love for marine animals. Vanessa actually attended school for two semesters at Blinn College in Brenham, TX. She then decided to move on to Cosmetology school as she found out that living in Texas wasn’t going to give her many opportunities to be a Marine biologist.

Vanessa was born in Laredo but was raised in Austin. Her family made the big move when she was just three years old.

Vanessa likes to hang out with her family and friends and cookout, and have drinks.

Her strengths are highlights/balayage and bridal hair. She actually has a side hustle doing bridal hair and recently joined a bridal hair and makeup company @glambyphystudios to increase and practice her updo skills. Vanessa really enjoys braiding!

On the personal side, she loves to dance. Dancing just makes Vanessa feel happy! Even though she’s timid, dancing is her weakness. I call it a strength!! Dance your heart out. She also likes to learn new food recipes and enjoys cooking when learning a new meal. 😋

Thank you, Vanessa, for quietly going above and beyond and the salon. You are dependable, a quick learner, and smart. We are so lucky to have you!