As another Texas summer looms and temperatures creep up into the 90s, long-haired ladies may get the urge for a shorter haircut. If you’ve got at least ten inches to spare, why not donate to Locks of Love? The nonprofit organization has been distributing wigs made of real hair to children who suffer from medical hair loss since 1997.
Head to Urban Betty for your new ‘do, and you’ll get a good deal in appreciation of your good deed. The salon, located in the 26 Doors shopping center, is a local favorite. Most of the stylists offer discounts to hair donors. You can get an expert cut for up to 50 percent off. Call the salon when you book your appointment to find out which offers are available. Urban Betty will even prepare and ship the ponytail on your behalf.
I had a lovely experience at Urban Betty. A friendly receptionist offered me a drink in the cozy waiting room. The building has huge windows and wraps around a central atrium. The atmosphere is modern and open, with touches of country-style vintage décor to make the place feel homey. My stylist, Jessica Tellez, did a great job and was a pleasure to talk to. She asked for my feedback every step of the way, making sure I got the exact look I wanted. I even trusted her to use a pair of thinning shears on my ends — “thinning” is a scary word for someone with pin-straight hair — after she explained how they create tiny layers for more texture and movement. I left with a skip in my step and a hairstyle that’s cooler in both senses of the word.
Urban Betty has also been involved with other charitable causes. The owner, Chelle Morrison, has donated salon services to the Seton Fund, local elementary schools, and the Women’s Chamber of Commerce. In addition to cuts for women and men, Urban Betty offers waxing, blowouts, and keratin treatments. Treat yourself to a top-notch beauty service here, and you’ll be supporting a local business and the charities it aligns with. A nice head of hair is a major source of confidence. Update yours and help Locks of Love provide a child in need with a quality wig at the same time.
Urban Betty Salon
1206 W. 38th St. Suite 1201
Austin, TX 78705
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Sunday: 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday- Friday: 10:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.