I’m Alex, the owner of Very Bettie! I have always had a love affair with make up, hair and beauty and the glamour of yesteryear.
It all started with my Grandmother, who was always so glamorous! We used to talk about shoes and lipstick and she was proud to have been a model for Cutex in younger years- she would never leave the house without polished nails and a coral lip!
I was introduced via magazines and films to some of my favourite style idols such as Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn. She would sip a Gin cocktail as she told me stories about the icons of the 20th Century. She showed me photos from the magazines she had collected over the years. I was spellbound, gripped by the glitz, the glamour and the drama!
I went on to train in makeup artistry and all things lashes and brows…. it was inevitable Very Bettie, a place where I could incorporate all my passions, would be born!
Now a small and friendly team, we truly love what we do; be it vintage styling, applying glamorous lashes or perfecting eyebrows with precision naturalistic microblading. Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than seeing how we have been able to boost a woman’s self esteem and confidence .
I studied as a Hair and Makeup artist for 3 years and graduated in 2016. Shortly after graduation, I became a freelance Hair and Makeup Artist for over a year, working within SFX on small film sets as well as bridal, prom and special occasions makeup. Whilst working freelance, I booked in for another tattoo at Seven Sins, Horley. It was here that I met Alex and we quickly hit it off and became good friends. She noticed my passion and interest into beauty and offered me a position at Very Bettie.
At Very Bettie, this job really is a job like no other. Although my job is to make you feel like a million dollars, I can’t emphasise enough how much I enjoy seeing each and every one of you and see the confidence you have as you leave through the salon door. I finish work everyday feeling humbled and proud.
We want to make every woman who walks into our salon walk out feeling beautiful
Vegan and Cruelty Free
I’ve had both semi permanent baby eyeliner and powder brows by Alex, who has been amazing at every appointment! I felt I was in very safe hands, having seen her work online and in real life (one of my colleagues) and after having an initial consultation with her I knew she understood exactly what I…
I took the plunge and got my eyebrows done just over a year ago with amber and top up done with Alex they both made me feel so comfortable and completely change my life! from years and years of over plucking, my sperm brows () were finally gone and made into beautiful brows. The compliments…
The lovely Alex did my brows on the 21st my very 1st time,I was one of those girls that went through that crazy stick brow faze So it’s taken me years to grow them to some kind of shape and went to Alex a few times to help me grow them and shape them and…
These ladies are amazing .We are very lucky in sleepy Horley to have such a gem of a shop with two very talented ladies.There is always such a lovely vibe in the shop & they always listen to what you want.If you haven’t had your brows done…then you need too! Thank you Alex & Amber
I was so impressed with Very Bettie! So well run and such lovely staff members. The lady who was doing my brows was an absolute artist, the shape was perfection! I wont hesitate to go back and I’ll be looking at further treatments offered in the future
Amber and Alex are amazing at brows and lashes. I found them after trying a few not so great providers in the area. They work tirelessly to make sure that everyone who leaves Very Bettie feels like a superstar.