SPECIALTIES: Pixies, Wella Hair Painting, Toning + Men's Haircutting, Styling
TRUE SELF: Mama, Wife, Empath, Foodie, Runner + Wine and Cheese Lover.
Creativity, compassion and change is how I try to live my life inside + outside of the salon. I have navigated my professional life uncertain of where I belong until now. My path over the last 20+ years has included the culinary world, corporate America and now 9 years in the salon industry. Being apart of the Fulton Neighborhood with both E+L Salon and my personal home has now made everything feel natural, real and full.
What led me to becoming a salon owner is simply the freedom to be in charge of my future and live within my full creative freedom. Constant transformation (big or small) and personal evolvement is how I feel confident I will provide you with a positive experience at E+L.
The guests + our vision at the salon brings me excitement in a way I never knew existed. Mapping out the future of your hair over a hot cup of local coffee and conversation brings me so much joy and comfort. I am here to welcome you all on a beautiful journey, where amazing hair is only the beginning.
SPECIALTIES: Camera ready makeup, Men's Haircutting, Hair painting + Styling
TRUE SELF: Kitty lover, Plant Lady, Future Golden Girl + Story Teller
Originally from the East Coast of Michigan, I rooted down here in the West after living and growing my career in places such as Nashville, TN + Chicago. Growth + collaboration is what gets me excited about living here in Grand Rapids and I am thoroughly jazzed about it.
New opportunities + self-motivation is what gets me moving every morning. I’ve been an instructor to future professionals and I am very passionate about continuing education in our industry. E+L's guests want to know what we are doing and how we are reinventing the wheel through new + fun concepts.
With over 15 years experience I look forward to bringing you beautiful hair + makeup that fits your vision of life + a smile.
SPECIALTIES: Razor cutting, Lived in Hair, Red hair color + Men's Haircutting
TRUE SELF: Plant based everything, Wife, Fur Baby Lover, True Virgo
My creative journey began with studying modern dance at the University of Michigan. I learned a lot about discipline and hard work through my dance studies. Though I wanted to pursue a different career path I knew it had to be in an industry that thrives on change and growth. This lead me to Douglas J Aveda institute in Ann Arbor, Mi. From there I moved to Chicago and worked as a stylist for Art + Science Salon for five years.
While at Art + Science I finished a two year training program in hair cutting and received training from industry leaders such as Bumble and Bumble + American Crew. For me this solidified the importance of education and continuing to evolve as a creative.
After returning to Michigan + working at two salons in Grand Rapids I’m excited to open a salon where education is a focus + a way to bring something new to my clients + the community. After 10+ years in the industry I've come to understand that I have the confidence to bring my vision to life. My goal is to never stop growing as a stylist + a human. I hope E+L can become an educational hub not only for the stylists who work here but for all Grand Rapids creatives.
SPECIALTIES: Long hair + layers, Razor cutting, Special occasion / wedding hair + styling
TRUE SELF: Mama, Adventure seeker, Pizza enthusiast, Lover of Jesus + The outdoors
Adventure seeker + positive enthusiast is my focus in this life. Loving big is how my energy shines, especially through laughter, smiles and jokes. I just adore my two littles Nolan and Brooklyn...they are the heart to my beat. When not being a mama, I love exploring new places and researching new ideas.
I started my hair journey 17 years ago! I was a loyal stylist to Philip Anthony Salon for 10 years. Redken educators + platform artists Phillip+ Sharyn Anthony inspired my career and undoubtably led me into the creativity of the hair industry. As my life shifted and changed, I moved to Denver for 4 years and fell in love with freelance wedding and special event hair. I kept my passion alive by making others feel special + pampered on their big day. The Denver air definitely instilled a peace about doing hair and working with others.
What mosts excites me about joining the salon world again is that E+L provides a true + genuine way of providing services to their guests. The mission of elevating and loving others is how I live my life, so practicing that in my profession makes me feel warm and happy. The outreach in the community also excites me and coincides with my daily practices.
I look forward to meeting new faces and creating a home here at E+L.