Elixir Hair Studio Team

Elixir Hair Studio has a fast-paced and enthusiastic team made up of some of the best stylists in the Edmonton and St. Albert area. We pride ourselves on being a teaching salon, so we always have a few Associates on the team being trained.


Allana

Level 4AA Stylist - Owner 

Extension Specialist

$72 Women's Cuts

$47 Men's Cuts

With the help and encouragement from her high school cosmetology teacher, Allana knew being a professional hair stylist was the right path to choose. Immediately after completing high school she enrolled in Eveline Charles Academy and graduated the following spring ready to start in a salon and never looked back. Her love for the industry isn't just about hair, but about how it makes her guests feel. When they feel beautiful and confident she is truly satisfied. 
 
After being in the industry since 2008, Allana felt it was time to venture out on her own, opening Elixir Hair Studio in the fall of 2015. Her journey as a business owner is just beginning. She has surrounded herself with positive, like-minded people which keeps her grounded and always pushes forward. 
 
With a passion for travel and education she has combined the two by taking classes abroad and plans to do many more trips in the future. Constantly upgrading her skills and seeing the world is where she gets her true inspiration. 

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Allana attended the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, CA perfecting her cutting skills. She has taken a variety of cutting, colouring, and styling classes over the years until settling down with Pureology as an educator. Working backstage with some amazing artists has been very humbling to her.

Allana is trained in all methods of extensions, with the micro-weft method being her favourite as it is non-damaging with no heat, glue or chemicals added. Learn more about our extensions here.

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Education Highlights:

  • Eveline Charles Academy

  • ABC Cut & Colour Vidal Sassoon Academy, Santa Monica, CA

  • Dawn Bradley Hair Painting 101

  • Ashlee Norman's Triple Threat Balayage

  • SSBC Take Command

  • Redken Undressed

  • Redken Fusion, Toronto, ON

  • Redken Principles of Design

  • Redken Principles of Color

  • xo. Farhana Balayage


Ainsleigh

Level 1 Stylist

$47 Women's Cuts

Ainsleigh moved to St. Albert from a small village in Alberta called Neerlandia. She graduated from MC College in 2016 and worked at two salons before finding her home at Elixir!

When she’s not at work, you can find her drawing, water-colour painting, sketching, and pretty much anything else that gets her creative juices flowing! She also enjoys playing volleyball.

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Ainsleigh specializes in balayage as well as updos, but colour corrections are also a favourite as her knowledge is truly put to the test during those appointments. She is an education junkie so check out her instagram to see what future classes she’ll be partaking in.

Education Highlights:

  • MC College (2016)

  • xo. Farhana Balayage

  • Pamela Does Hair Colour Correction

  • Wella Master Class

  • Wella Colour Theory

  • Wella Colour Correction

  • Wella Festival Hair

  • Nixon Product Line- Scalp Therapy


Mayson

Level 4 Associate

Junior Extensionist

$42 Women's Cuts

$29 Men's Cuts

Mayson moved to Edmonton from Athabasca in order to go to school at MC College. She recently graduated from there in August 2018 and immediately sought out an Associate position here at Elixir. We are very excited to see her grow here as she has already impressed us with the skills and techniques she has already picked up!

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Colour is Mayson's favourite part of hair styling. Balayage, blondes, and vivids are her favourites but she does plan on learning to master colour corrections in the future. She uses hair as a creative outlet and she likes to show that in her work. 

Education Highlights:

  • MC College (2018)

  • Redken Principles of Color

  • xo. Farhana Balayage

  • Redken Principles of Design

  • The Handome Tour barbering with Matty Conrad

  • evo Fabuloso Pro Sir Mix-a-lot

Mayson’s online booking is now turned on! Just make sure to choose services that start with “Associate”.


Morgan A.

Level 2 Associate

Junior Extensionist

$32 Women’s Cuts

$19 Men’s Cuts

Growing up in a small town on the East Coast of Canada, Morgan knew early on that she wanted to head to the West Coast to pursue a career in the beauty industry. She moved to Edmonton to become a certified Makeup Artist before making her way to Vancouver in 2017 to complete the Professional Hairstyling Program at The Blanche MacDonald Centre. Throughout her schooling in BC she had the privilege of working under Redken Artist/Educator Ludovic Jan, who fueled her passion for continued education and taught her the importance of constantly learning in this ever-changing industry. Upon graduation from BMC, she made the choice to plant her roots in Edmonton, and is so happy to have found her home and work family at Elixir Hair Studio, working with women who share her passion for education and the industry.

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Morgan’s passion lies in anything and everything blonde, especially balayage! She loves the styling and finishing side of things, as well as updos and event hair. She is also working on mastering colour correction and design skills while continuing her education on colour theory, and different design methods.

Education Highlights:

  • Blanche McDonald Professional Hair Design (2018)

  • Eveline Charles Makeup Artistry Level 1 (2016)

  • Kevin Murphy I Doo Bridal Updo’s

  • xo. Farhana Balayage

  • evo Fabuloso Pro Sir Mix-a-lot

Morgan’s online booking is now turned on! Just make sure to choose services that start with “Associate”.


Jody

Level 2 Associate

$32 Women’s Cuts

Info on Jody coming very soon!

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Education Highlights:

  • MC College (1999)

  • evo Chop it Like it’s Hot Women’s Cuts

  • Dawn Bradley Getting to the Root of It Painting

  • evo Fabuloso Pro Sir Mix-a-lot

Jody’s online booking is now turned on! Just make sure to choose services that start with “Associate”.


Morgan S.

Level 1 Associate

$27 Women’s Cuts

$14 Men’s Cuts

Growing up in Sturgeon County and attending hair school at MC College, Morgan didn’t have to venture far in order to join our team here! She has always felt very inspired by her two aunties who are also hairstylists, and she knew that she wanted to do hair even as a little kid. In high school she was enrolled in cosmetology and she completed all three levels of the program.

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Morgan is really passionate about balayage as well as cutting men’s hair. She has always been drawn to this industry which is evident as she’s also a certified Lash Technician. One of her favourite things about doing hair is seeing how happy her guests are and how beautiful they feel after their appointments.

Education Highlights:

  • MC College (2019)

  • Jeff Louis Flow

  • Sturgeon Composite High School Cosmetology Program (2018)

  • evo Fabuloso Pro Sir Mix-a-lot


Marie

Level 1 Associate

$27 Women’s Cuts

$14 Men’s Cuts

Marie is no stranger to St. Albert as she grew up here, but she was originally born in Manila, Philippines. After high school she was working as a makeup artist and her love for the beauty industry led her to hair school. She has been working as an apprentice ever since she graduated from Eveline Charles Academy in 2018 and is working towards being a licensed stylist soon.

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When it comes to colour, Marie loves big changes, corrections, and transformations. She also likes to be able to meet so many new and interesting people on top of having a career that allows her to be hands-on. In her spare time you can find her practicing yoga.

Education Highlights:

  • Eveline Charles Academy (2018)

  • @MegBWhiteSalon Pravana Vivids

  • Timeless Gonzales Barbering 101

  • @PamelaDoesHair Business of Balayage

  • Barbering X Thad.deus

  • @NicolePommeHair Kelowna Blonde

  • Marsha Moran Bohemian Blonde

  • Tim McClean Classic & Creative Cutting

  • evo Fabuloso Pro Sir Mix-a-lot


Madison

Level 4 Stylist Part Time

Currently working select Saturdays

$65 Women's Cuts

$45 Men's Cuts

Madison went the authentic route for her hair license graduating from the Sturgeon Composite High School Cosmetology program and apprenticing at a high-end local salon. She has been a stylist since 2011 and takes great care and consideration with each of her guests. Her soft touch and attention to detail is what keeps her guests coming back for more.
 
With the love for the hair/fashion industry, Madison has taken part in many local shows working backstage as well as photoshoots. Constantly upgrading her education, in all aspects, is where she finds her inspiration.

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Madison enrolled in the Interior Design Technology program at N.A.I.T. in 2017 and recently graduated with her diploma. You will still see her around some Saturdays though!

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Education Highlights:

  • Sturgeon Composite High School Cosmetology Program (2011)

  • ABC Cut and Colour, Vidal Sassoon Academy, Santa Monica, CA

  • Wide range of local cutting, colouring, and styling classes

  • KMS IQ Cutting


Tanis

Level 4 Stylist Part Time

Currently on Maternity Leave

$62 women's cuts

$45 Men's cuts

Graduating from MC College in Saskatoon, SK, Tanis started her career as a hairstylist in 2012, and has been fully licensed since 2014. She is very personable and pursues to make each experience with her guests enjoyable. The diversity of the industry gives Tanis a lot of drive, and so does education. She continues to hone in on different training to learn more technical skills.

Tanis has completed a number of shows including the Contessa’s and Mirror Awards and has worked backstage at local hair shows and fashion shows as well. She also is a big believer in giving back to the community so she volunteers monthly at the Ronald McDonald House cutting hair for families that stay there.

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Spare time is not something that Tanis has a lot of since she not only works at Elixir but has another part-time job, and is a student at the University of Alberta currently getting her education degree.

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Education Highlights:

  • MC College (2012)

  • Kell Grace 15 Minute Updos

  • Redken Principles of Color

  • Susan Carter Balayage

  • xo. Farhana Balayage

  • Fade Fundamentals

  • Straight Razor Shaves


Jillyn

Make Up Artist

by appointment only

$80

Jillyn has over 10 years experience in the beauty industry after graduating from Blanche McDonald in Vancouver, BC. After graduating she is certified in fashion makeup, bridal, television and film, special FX, and airbrushing. There isn’t much she cant do!

Her passion for making her guests look and feel beautiful really comes through in her work. She truly knows how to enhance the natural beauty in all her guests by working with the right shades, tones, and contouring for each guest. 

Working for MAC Cosmetics as a full time artist for 6 years opened up different opportunities such as becoming one of the MAC AIDS Ambassadors for her store. After MAC she moved into a more freelance position allowing her to work with other companies such as Shoppers Beauty Boutique, Sephora, and freelancing for weddings and other events. She most currently works closely with Stila and Smashbox Cosmetics. 

 

“My passion of makeup is beauty makeup. I love inspiring and making someone who feels beautiful on the inside shine throughout on the outside.”

Education Highlights:

  • Impact Team Leadership, Management MAC Cosmetics New York, NY

  • Industry events

Brands:

Cover FX, Urban Decay, Clinique, Lancome, Clarins, Vichey, la Roche Posay, Elizabeth Arden. Dior, Estee Lauder, St. Tropez, Gosh Cosmetics and many others!