Katy McElroy, Stylist


Katy has always been a very creative, artistic person. She started her artistic journey studying interior design, but soon discovered that she craved more. She became interested in the hair industry because she knew it would still be the creative outlet she desired but would also allow her the opportunity to touch people’s lives in a meaningful way. “I believe that your hair is your number one accessory, and if you don’t look good, you don’t feel good. I get such satisfaction out of building relationships with my clients, and making them look and feel their best.”

Katy started her career in the hair industry in 2011 at Casal Aveda Institute in Ohio.  Upon graduation she worked at John Robert’s, an award winning salon outside of Cleveland, where she went through a year of rigorous training under some of the most talented stylists in the industry. She moved to Austin in 2013 and began working at Jose Luis Salon as an assistant to Jose Luis Buitron, then as a stylist. Katy has taken several classes from top Oribe artists, and continues to do so at whatever chance she gets.

In 2017 she joined the team at Raven Row Salon. She decided to come to Raven Row because of the continuing education programs, the ambiance, and the close relationships developed between employees in our tight-knit community. Katy finds her inspiration in her coworkers as well as icons of the hair industry. “I love that the hair industry is ever evolving. It keeps me on my toes and constantly striving to better myself as stylist. I am thrilled to be working with the extremely talented people at Raven Row and grow as a stylist alongside them.”

Outside of work, Katy still loves interior design, and she also loves gardening and spending time with her family.