Co-Founder and Owner at Motive Hair, Drea personifies her philosophy, saying, “Hair stands as a potent expression of identity, it’s visible manifestation of who we are and want to share with the world. While each stylist brings their unique artistic touch, it’s our instinctual understanding and genuine love for the craft that sets us apart. Our motivation doesn’t spring merely from self-fulfillment; it blooms from the pure joy we find in empowering others.”

With a father who was also a talented hairdresser and salon owner, it was only a matter of time before she left the corporate world to embark on her own journey in the industry. She wanted to create a salon space that was not only safe and comfortable but also mirrored her distinctive vision.

In her personal life, Drea is immersed in the vibrant Austin live music scene, passionately supporting her husband and his brothers as veteran Austin musicians in the rock and roll band Amplified Heat. Drea unwinds by curling up with her two beloved kitties and reading a sci-fi or fantasy novel or throwing on an episode of Star Trek TNG. She loves a road trip adventure, hiking, and traveling when she gets the chance!

Drea excels in crafting transformative haircuts, effortless layered looks, chic shag styles, & working with natural waves and curls. Her distinctive style has earned her the adoration of Austin’s creatives, making her their preferred stylist. @drethings

{haircutting services}

Please review the service descriptions below and book accordingly. If time does not allow for the service you have booked when you arrive the appointment will be rescheduled. Feel free to text us with questions!

{transformation Haircut}


For new and existing clients. Allows time for consultation and a complete transformative haircut. Book this if it has been more than 8 months since your last haircut or you want to recreate or change the shape/length/style of your hair. (Examples – no bangs to bangs/fringe, long to short, etc)

We are recreating shape if it’s been more than 8 months since any kind of haircut/trim.

{maintenance haircut}


{maintenance extra time add-on}

for very long/thick/dense or curly/coily hair 3c/4a/4b/4c


For new and existing clients wanting to maintain their current hairstyle. It has been more than 3/4 months (less than 8) since your last full haircut and are in need of an overall shape clean up/trim length. No Major changes to existing style. Includes shampoo/styling. Please add additional time to the appointment if you have extra long(waistline and longer)/thick hair (ponytail 2 inches or more in diameter) or very dense Curly/Coily Hair 3C/4A/4B/4C

If it has been more than one year since your last haircut please book a transformation haircut.

{existing client only services}

{dry cut/shaping}


Only Existing Clients are able to book this service

This service is meant to get you between full maintenance haircuts. It has been less than 4 months since your last full haircut and you’re starting to feel weighed down. We will trim up dead ends and refresh layers, but no major changes to the existing style.

{bangs & bits}


Only Existing Clients are able to book this service via TEXT to the salon 512-666-9104

Bang trim service typically 6-8 weeks from maintenance haircut. Only Bangs and face framing are trimmed and shaped (everything infant of your ears) to get you between haircuts.

{extension services}

Service pricing below, information about consultation, cost of hair, maintenance requirements, and other frequently asked questions can be found on the extension information page click the button below.

{Hair Installation Appointment}

1-2 Rows $450 / 3 Rows $600

Most people will only need 1-2 rows of hair. Consultation appointment will determine the amount of hair needed and the number of rows to be installed to achieve desired look. Installation appointments usually last between 4-5 hours.

{Maintenance Appointment}

1-2 Rows $250 / 3 Rows $350

Maintenance or “move-up” appointments are required every 6-8 weeks once the hair has been installed to accommodate your new growth. Maintenance appointments are 2-3 hours and you should arrive with clean dry hair.

Optional shampoo/blowdry/gloss can be added to this service for $100

Extension Removal


30 minute appointment to remove extensions. Haircut is HIGHLY recommended add-on after extension removal. After hair is cut to blend with extensions your hair will need to be reshaped. Haircut pricing is standard pricing from your chosen stylist.

{color services}

{color blocking}


For clients wanting to add a pop of color to their hairstyle. Can not be booked online, requires consultation, and price varies depending on number of sections and timing. For accurate pricing and consultation please text salon a photo of your current hair and desired look. Does not include color stripping/color correction services. Inspo photos are great! (512-666-9104)

{booking + cancelations}

Please understand our cancelation policy is not in place to profit or reprimand our clients. As service providers cancellations equate to a loss of expected income that directly impacts an individual. To be fair to all clients, we are unable to make different decisions for different clients regardless of circumstances.

You will not be billed if you cancel or reschedule at least 48 hours before your appointment time.

50% of the service price will be billed for late cancelation/rescheduling (Less than 48 hours)

100% of the service will be billed for no shows or same day cancelation/rescheduling.

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