Here at salon be, we offer a wide variety of services under the care and expertise of hand selected stylists. We pride ourselves with a diversity of education, background, and experience. All of our stylist are committed to offering the best possible quality of care to anyone who walks through our doors. If you are unsure which stylist is best for you, send us a message with your information and what you are looking for and we will do our very best to match you with someone who can make you feel your best.
As the owner of Salon Be, David has the innate ability to help clients understand the ins and outs of their hair. Not only does he give clients the style they’re looking for, he teaches them how to maintain that look. It’s what he likes to call “the full salon experience.”
A specialist in cutting and color, David has more than two decades of experience, truly mastering the art of being a stylist who listens.
Briana is originally from Houston where she attended the AVEDA Institute. Since moving to Austin seven years ago, she has continued her education through Wella and Davines apprenticeships. Color is her true passion which she focused on solely with a two year Wella training program. In addition, she is Brazilian Blowout and HotHeads Extensions certified. From balayage to vivid colors, she loves to blend beauty with bold.
After graduating from Minneapolis’ Aveda Institute in 1999, Erin began concentrating on the methodical art of hair extensions, earning a Jr. Stylist position with the city’s specialist extensions salon, Extension Generation. Erin's experience there led her to a teaching post, instructing student stylists at Eufora International in San Diego, quickly earning a promotion as assistant to the company’s VP of Development.
Erin relocated to Austin, Texas in 2004, establishing herself in some of the city’s most lauded salons, happily landing at Salon Be in 2014.
In her near-20 years’ experience, she has collaborated with esteemed fashion brands including Betsey Johnson, Vera Wang and J Crew. Erin's styling has been featured in Elle Italia and Austin Monthly, and she has worked New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on several occasions. Erin is an Austin-area Gold Key educator for Kevin Murphy, training student stylists in the brand's latest products and techniques. At Salon Be, Erin specializes in Great Lengths and Hotheads Extensions, as well as modern cuts and radiant color.
Behind the chair, Erin is dedicated to forging a creative, collaborative rapport with her clients, whose satisfaction remains her priority. Working alongside the talented team of stylists there inspires Erin to always be reaching toward the next level, motivating her to sharpen and share her skills for years to come. Erin thrives on the current and cutting-edge, seeking fresh inspiration every day. When clients leave Erin's chair, she wants them feeling totally glamorous.
It has been 18 years since Kim has pursued her passion in cosmetology. After a career in restaurant management and bookkeeping, she graduated from cosmetology school and apprenticed for a full year mastering skills and tricks from veteran stylists.
Kim's philosophy is to "embrace and love what you have," making her clients feel beautiful throughout a regular day or special occasion. Kim brings a mature, relaxing energy to salon be. In addition to current color and cutting techniques, Kim specializes in HotHead extensions and make-up application.
Chase has been in the beauty industry since 2008 with a passion for making people look and feel unique. He is thrilled to join the team at Salon Be.
Chase is Sassoon and Wella certified, concentrating in creative cutting and advanced coloring. He loves being able to work with clients to find their most suitable style. Chase specializes in color — from beautiful, natural blondes to deep, dimensional brunettes. He is known for his fluid haircuts that have movement and texture.
When Chase isn't styling, he's enjoying a run on town lake, planning his next vacation with his husband, JD, or being a dog dad to Dexter.
Leah is a native Texan. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Texas in Business Administration, and earned her cosmetology license from Toni & Guy where she worked and assisted the artistic team for a two years before being accepted as an apprentice at the renowned Richard Hayler Colour Salon in Dallas, where she worked for 3 years. Leah has also trained with Aveda where she earned her Educator certification. She has also worked in editorial, commercial and television. Her work has been published in Elle, Men’s health, Men’s Journal, Haute, Ladies Home Journal, Real Simple, Rolling Stone, Texas Monthly, Wired, Wall Street Journal,People, O magazine, and Austin Monthly to name a few.
In 2009 she opened her own Aveda salon located in the Lakeway area. Where she built the salon, starting from a concrete slab, into a successful and thriving business recognized by ELLE Magazine among “The Top 100 Best salons in America” for 3 years.
And in the fall of 2018, she sold her business with the knowledge that she would start the next chapter of her professional life.
Leah is committed to delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction based on high-quality products, proven technique, and over 15 years experience behind the chair and as an educator and seasoned veteran in salon operations. She starts each day with a single focus in mind: to do the very best work.
Her passion for and commitment to the KEVIN.MURPHY COLOR.ME line of Colour line, guarantee amazing results, accuracy and reliability every time, ensuring award-winning guest care satisfaction.
Leah's focus and full attention is on customized hair color, including balayage and other advanced color techniques. Her focus is on providing personal, one-on-one attention without distractions in an intimate and relaxed environment.
Leah considers herself lucky to be able to do what she loves and to have her passion shine through and be reflected in her work. And this enthusiasm translates easily to the promise she makes to all of her guests –– to always be at her best and to do her best work every day.