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Katie West

Katie moved to Austin in 2014 and attended the Aveda Institute for Cosmetology. She grew up braiding her Barbie’s hair, and realized her true calling at a very young age, but not always knowing it was what she was suppose to do.

Katie went to college to become a nurse, but quickly realized it was not for her. Katie’s was inspired by her grandma and she quickly realized that following in her footsteps and becoming a hairstylist was what she was meant to do.

After graduating from the Aveda Institute, Katie started her career at Urban Betty. She completed a year apprenticeship program under the Head of Education. After just one week, In addition to producing a beautiful hair story for her guests, Katie knew that her career needed to include teaching others the behind the chair how’s.

Katie came to Austin knowing no one and grew her business entirely through social media and referrals. She now utilizes the 45 minute booking system behind the chair and works with two associates as a level 4 stylist in Austin.

Katie is looking forward to helping other salons and stylists utilize social media to grow their business and educate them on the importance of social media, and the associate program, and how fun they can be.


  • She became a Level 4 stylist in a year.
  • She loves to make charcuterie and cheese boards.
  • She has two Sheepadoodle dogs, Ollie and Goldie.