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.
Courtney has been with The Refinery team for almost 2 years but has been in the industry for over 5 years. She has both her cosmetology and barbers license and specializes in razor shaves! Courtney is a very motivated and ambitious person who loves multitasking! She assists in managing daily operations, runs our TikTok page, and encourages her teammates to achieve their goals in and outside of the shop. Whenever she is not at work, she loves spending time with her 4 fur babies and studying all things mythology based.
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, 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!
Kimberly is from Bulverde, Texas and has spent the last 8 years in the men's grooming industry. She joined The Refinery team earlier this year and works hard on sharpening her skills even further with our in-house training program. Some of her favorites are beard trims and face shaves! Kim has been a great addition to the team and she can't wait to get to know you. Aside from her profession, she loves to be out in the sun sitting next to any body of water with a cold drink in hand.
Katie was born and raised in southern California and kindly asks that you do not slash her tires in the parking lot. She got to Texas as quickly as she could! 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.
Jenna comes to us from Schertz, Texas and assists in guest relations and front of house operations. She is fun and energetic and helps ensure that guests have a welcoming and pleasant visit! Her goal at The Refinery is to create strong lasting relationships with others. She will be attending Texas Lutheran University where she will be studying pre-law and political science. She enjoys outdoor activities such as horseback riding and fishing in her spare time!