Founder and Creator of Urban Betty
Betty “Chelle” Neff was driven to style hair from a young age when she intuitively knew by age 10 that this was her calling while growing up in Abilene, Texas. By the age of 16 she was enrolled in cosmetology school and by 18, she was officially licensed. Chelle was hungry to learn more and keep challenging herself to upgrade to higher end salons before finally nabbing her own chair at a Salon Suite space. Being independent led to a need for...more
Kim has an impressive background in customer service, but she continues to push the envelope by attending classes such as Front Desk Management offered at New York's Bumble and bumble University. Kim's most rewarding, yet challenging responsibilities in the salon are annual fashion shows and events hosted by Urban Betty, which she personally coordinates and directs.
Kim brings an air of good old southern refinement and hospitality to...more
Hallie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Photojournalism. Following a short career in the field of customer service she arrived at Urban Betty Salon. Here she put her awesome communication and creative skills to good use and quickly progressed from support staff to a marketing and managing position. She has attended the Redken Symposium in Las Vegas as well as The Summit, where she acquired business skills to...more
Maddie expresses herself in everything she does and has a deep passion for styling. She loves enhancing natural beauty. She enjoys creating simple braids and natural texture. Her ability to evaluate what is best for her guests, while still being creative is a confirmation of her talent and free spirit. Maddie specializes in various color techniques and hair styling, as well as bridal style. “My favorite part about Urban Betty is the...more
With 16 years of experience, Chenoa’s confidence behind the chair is impeccable. She specializes in balayage, enhancing the natural beauty of hair, and keeping your style effortless and chic. Along with balayage, Chenoa does enjoy working with fashion colors too and prides herself in her ability to keep them wearable for anyone looking to add some extra color.more
Personal and unique style is what Madelon Sanabria specializes in. Her main focus as a hairstylist is to connect with her clients and make sure that she gives them the best possible hair experience. Madelon loves to do all type's of hair color and cut, and also enjoys doing waxing.
Madelon is very talented with makeup and updo's fit for any occasion. She has worked with Deklynd Channing on Glossy Magazine twice, and many fashion photo...more
Stylist & Wedding Specialist
Formally it’s Christina, but don’t worry, she’ll answer to either. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a BA in Economics and minors in French and Business. After college she spent some time in sales and finance but with the help of her sister Suzanne, came to realize those industries weren’t what drove her creativity. Thankfully, styling, coloring and cutting hair came quite naturally for her, so she enrolled in the Aveda...more
Angie graduated from Paul Mitchell Corporate in San Antonio. After working in San Antonio for a year she moved back and worked at a salon in North Austin for six years.
She established herself and learned as much as she could, skin care, pedicures, manicures and extensions as well as color. “The more you know the more you grow!” Angie specializes in curly hair, natural color/highlights, and blondes.
“Hair is an art and you get to...more
Amanda was born and raised in Austin, TX. After graduating from Baldwin Beauty School in "08, she worked as an assistant to Beverly Hills platform artist, Katie Sasson in Lakeway, TX. After outgrowing the boutique in Lakeway and wanting more of a challenge, she underwent an intensive hair color training program at Jackson Ruiz in downtown Austin. Amanda worked as a color specialist and was promoted to an educator position for five years....more
Stylist + Salon Network 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 and admiration. That inspiration is what fueled Katie to become a hairstylist...more
After exploring many career options, Veronica finally decided that her hobby should be put to work.
She found an instant connection with the Paul Mitchell education. The culture they encourage caters to the client's goals and limitations. This union of creativity and customer service was a perfect fit for Veronica. She graduated from the Cosmetology Career Center through the Phase II Honors program in October 2005.
Hannah loves working with her clients to create looks that really express their personalities and accentuate their personal style; whether that be natural and soft or bold and daring! She feels most creative with color, highlight, and balayage clients, because of the endless ways color can be uniquely customized for each client. Hannah is fascinated with the individuality that lies in each head of hair, and working with her clients to...more
Julie Latimer grew up in Austin Texas and graduated from Avenue Five Institute in 2014. Growing up she was in musical theatre and loved doing all the different hair and makeup styles. There was always a little piece inside of her that told her she was meant to go to cosmetology school. After graduating high school, she followed her dreams and started the first day of the best career she could ever imagine.
She loves how she can make...more
In 2003, Jessica, a native Austinite, left the accounting department at an Internet company to embark on a career where she could express her creative talent. She graduated from the Academy at Austin, a Paul Mitchell Partner School, and became a true hair artist.
"I love the connections I develop with my clients," says Jessica Tellez, who has been a stylist at Urban Betty since June 2005. "In two hours I can completely transform how...more
At the tender age of five, Jaclyn was already showing the world her passion for working with hair when she borrowed her mother’s scissors and surprised the family with her new and incredibly short bangs. Thankfully, her talent and skills have grown immeasurable allowing Jaclyn to live her “dream job” today.
Growing up near Dallas, Jaclyn learned about perseverance and strength of character training horses in the art of Dressage,...more
Maggie was raised in the outskirts of Washington D.C., in Northern Virginia. In 2009, a little over a year after graduating high school, she moved to Austin for a change of scenery. While she enjoyed her career slinging coffee at Starbucks, she knew it was not her calling. As soon as the AVEDA institute opened in Austin, Maggie knew where she was supposed to be. Maggie graduated at the top of her class, receiving the honor of Valedictorian....more
Stylist and Makeup Artist
Jami uses the beauty industry to pursue a career that gives opportunity to express herself creatively while helping others express themselves through their personal style. She has 7 years of experience working one on one with clients in the salon and also works hard to keep herself as educated as possible to ensure a job well done. While specializing in creativity as a whole, Jami feels confident that she can meet the needs of anyone looking...more
Andrea prides herself in being detail oriented and providing the most up to trend hairstyles. She enjoys working with the hair’s natural form and enhancing it through her work.
Andrea moved to Austin in early 2017. She was born and raised in Miami where we she went to school for geology. In 2012, after deciding to follow her true passion for hair she left to attend cosmetology school in New York City. She underwent extensive training at...more
Julia was born and raised in Austin Texas and graduated from Avenue Five Institute in 2014. She has always had a love for braiding but her main love of hair is blonding. Her favorite technique is balayage and ombre. Julia trained under the fabulous Chelle Neff as her associate before becoming a full time stylist at Urban Betty.
Julia enjoys cooking, singing and exploring the outdoors in her free time.more
Paige has been a stylist and makeup artist since 2013, hailing from Avenue Five, in Austin. She was born and raised in Austin and loves to call the Capital City her home.
In her spare time, Paige loves to create updos and is constantly coming up with new ways to style her hair. It's no wonder she is such a talented hair and makeup artist for weddings. Paige has also been working hard on her "Betty Crocker" skills in the kitchen and...more
Melly has been a stylist since 2014 having graduated from the Aveda Institute right here in Austin, Texas. Prior to making her home at Urban Betty Melly completed two separate apprenticeships for both cut and color. Her specialities are Balayage, fashion colors, and cuts.
In her free time she enjoys adventures with her dogs, concerts, photography, and all things creepy.more