The Stylists



Three things that make Briana Happy:

  1. Simba and Olive

  2. Fancy Gin Cocktails

  3. Lazy days watching F•R•I•E•N•D•S

Briana Hoerner graduated from the Aveda Institute Austin and has worked at Happy for four years. Her favorite things include working in dimensional highlights with balayage, creating soft braided updos, and playing with reds, violets and blues. She loves getting to know each of her clients and giving them unique, flattering styles that suit their lifestyle and personality.

Follow her @shearaddictionatx



Three things that make Brittany Happy:

  1. Traveling

  2. Sunny days

  3. Bird and Rex

Brittany Baranowski graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2005 and has been at Happy since 2008. As a Jill of all trades, she does it all: cut, color, waxing, friendship. Her particular passion has always been coloring hair. While she loves natural, “sun-kissed” hair, she doesn’t back away from any challenge. Have you been looking for a stylist that isn’t scared of your curly, wavy, frizzy head? You’ve found the right girl in Brittany — “No triangle head ever again,” she promises.

Follow her @brittanywithhappyhair



Three things that make Denisse Happy:

  1. Making people feel good about themselves

  2. Watching Adventure Movies

  3. A rainy day, drinking coffee and listening to music

Follow her @imsohappydenisse



Three things that make Frannie Happy:

  1. My family

  2. Flowers

  3. Cutting open an 🥑 and finding that it’s perfectly ripe

Frannie is a passionate and enthusiastic hairstylist that believes healthy hair is beautiful hair. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, she wanted a change and attended cosmetology school in her home state New Jersey. Frannie’s favorite aspects of her career include tailoring services to a client’s specific characteristics and lifestyle demands as well as educating her clients on how to recreate their finished look at home.

Follow her @hairbyfranniepie



Three things that make Kat Happy:

  1. Lounging with Jason, Pippa, & Charlie by the pool on a summer day

  2. My Peloton, My Peloton, My Peloton

  3. Alamo Drafthouse Sangria, popcorn with no butter and a great movie

Kathryn “Kat” Lyon has been an Aveda Hairstylist for 19 years, and she’s been a manager and hairstylist at Happy for the past ten years. Kat is dedicated to training and improving her craft, studying in New York at the Aveda Academy and in Miami at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. She also completes extensive continuing education through the Aveda network, sharing what she learns as Happy’s internal educator. Kat loves cutting, updos, creating beautiful blondes, and she is not afraid to help a guest make a big change. She is also specialized in VoMor extensions.

Follow her @thehappyblondegirl



Three things that make Kay Happy:

  1. Bill

  2. Lake Michigan

  3. Warm Sunshine

Happy owner Kay Wicall was a hairdresser and salon owner for 20 years before launching Happy five years ago. While she loves running the business, her passion is creating skillful haircuts and custom color that make each client their most beautiful self. “All day long, we help people feel good about themselves. It’s not just about getting a haircut, it’s about sharing and connecting, too.” As she’s built her business, she’s created a collective where stylists can grow their entire careers. “I hire for life,” says Kay. “And I have the best trained staff in Austin.”

Follow her @happysalonaustin



Three things that make Lauren Happy:

  1. Sunday morning coffee with Evan and Tyler, listening to music.

  2. Being outside in nature; hiking or swimming

  3. Date night with Evan: dinner and cocktails

A native Texan, Lauren Williams graduated from the Aveda institute in San Antonio in 2006 and moved to Austin in 2010. She joined the Happy team in 2013, where she’s thrived in her new Aveda family. She loves continuing education and keeping up with the trends, from creating natural-looking blondes to rich brunettes. Lauren cuts a mean pixie cut, but she’s also certified in VoMor extensions—she’s talented at helping clients get the long hair of their dreams.

Follow her @happyhairlauren



Three things that make Sonya Happy:

  1. Coffee in the Am/Cocktails in the PM

  2. Hanging with Andy Cohen and my bravo Besties in sweatpants

  3. Conans pizza on Friday nights with the fam and listening to KUTX old school dance party

Sonya Arrambide-Maxwell has been an Aveda stylist with Happy for 14 years, and her clients love her passion for hair color and cutting. Blondes and bobs are her favorites, and she is ambitious, detail-oriented and consistent in her work. Sonya is a certified specialist with Brazilian Blowout.

Follow her @sohappy_sonya



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