Owner and Lead educator for The Refinery with 8 years of experience. Vicki was born and raised in south central Texas. She attended Seguin Beauty school and quickly developed a love for the art of hair cutting and customer service. She has traveled the United States attending many nationally renowned Barber specific trainings and competitions. She served 2 years on an "artistic demo team" for a national brand, on which she trained under some of the country's leading barbering professionals. She returned to New Braunfels in the Fall of 2019 to open The Refinery and build a team of aspiring profess
Payton is the manager and lead stylist at The Refinery. She's been a member of the team since shortly after our grand opening in 2019! Payton has been licensed for over 5 years and brings a high level of quality and technical expertise to every service. Beyond hair cutting, she has been leading the technical cutting classes for our in-house training program as well as helping new stylists build a solid foundation and a portfolio of work. When she is not busting out her skills at work, she is at home taking care of her horses for which she has shared a passion for since childhood.
Darby has been shaking down the men’s hair industry for 5 years and has graced The Refinery with her presence for 2 years now. She loves building relationships with her guests and is never short on conversations. She enjoys cutting hair but also loves a good ear and nose wax! Her quirky personality keeps us on our toes but when she is not around, she enjoys watching movies and spends her summers kayaking the Guadalupe River. Oh, and she has a truck.
Born and raised in the heart of Texas, Veronica has been with her Refinery family for almost 2 years. After leaving the navy, she has continued to grow both personally and professionally. She received both her cosmetology and barbers license and is currently in training for massage therapy. She has been in the industry for 11 years and some of her favorite parts about mens grooming are doing facials, beards, and long curly hair! She thoroughly enjoys the outdoors and loves spending time traveling, camping, and acquiring tattoos!
Alissa (Ali) is from Seguin, Texas and graduated from Seguin Beauty School in 2013. She has been with The Refinery for under a year but has been specializing in men's hair for 6 years. She has shined with her love for bald fades, kid’s cuts, and face shaves! Ali enjoys being creative and detail oriented in her profession almost as much as she loves iced coffee and shopping. When she is not at work grinding out mad fades, she is at home spending time with her husband and son.
Emily has been a Stylist at The Refinery for the past year. She joined the salon team in our apprenticeship program after being highly recommended from the leadership at Seguin Beauty School. Upon obtaining her license, she continued to train as an apprentice until she became a level one stylist in February of 2022. Look out world! Emily is eager, creative, quality oriented and is ready to take care of you!
Alaina has been a licensed cosmetologist for 8 years and has specialized in men's grooming for the last 4. Her favorite haircuts are mullets and French crops.
Alaina originally grew up in East Texas with her 3 younger siblings before making her way to San Marcos in 2016 to attend Texas State University.
When she's not cutting hair, Alaina loves hiking with her dog, reading, and planning her next trip.
Born in Las Vegas, Teagan (Tay-gun) moved to Texas Hill Country at 8 years old and has since attended and graduated from William Edge Institute with her cosmetology license in 2022. She started her apprenticeship with The Refinery in November and has been excited to meet new people and learn the ins and outs of the men's grooming industry. Teagan enjoys hiking and being outdoors, trying new things, and spending time with her Pugs in her spare time.
Originally from Dripping Springs, TX, Cayley brings 3 years of experience to the chair. Beyond her work with scissors, Cayley is a running enthusiast, an avid reader, and a traveler at heart.
Known for her warm and friendly demeanor, Cayley creates a welcoming environment where clients feel comfortable discussing their grooming needs. She believes that communication is key to achieving the perfect look.
Guest Relations Coordinator
Katie was born and raised in southern California and kindly asks that you do not slash her tires in the parking lot. She found her Refinery family in 2021. Katie manages all of our front of house operations, ordering, and guest relations! Despite her sarcasm, she enjoys meeting and building new relationships with guests and her teammates. When she’s not greeting customers, she’s at home petting her dogs and talking herself out of adopting another one.