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. Get to know the team!


Allana

Level 4A Stylist - Owner 

$67 Women's Cuts

$44 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:

  • Extension Specialist
  • ABC Cut & Colour Vidal Sassoon Academy,  Santa Monica, CA
  • Dawn Bradley Hair Painting 101
  • Eveline Charles Academy
  • Ashlee Norman's Triple Threat Balayage
  • Redken Undressed

Kristen

Level 4 Stylist

$62 Women's Cuts

$41 Men's Cuts

Kristen has been in the industry since 2010 starting as an apprentice while she was enrolled at Marvel College and has been a licensed stylist since 2013. Kristen always takes her time to get it just right so her guests leave feeling  beautiful and confident. She has lots of experience in the barbering world and is shifting more into the colour and styling side of things. 

Education is what drives Kristen to create. Even though she’s somewhat new to the industry she has really sunk her teeth in by working backstage at various fashion shows such as the Edmonton ABA with L’Oreal Professional and a variety of classes from braiding to barbering. In the future she wants to add Vidal Sassoon Cutting to the list!

She loves to spend time with her goofy pup Gracie and baking sweet treats. 

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Education Highlights: 

  • Dawn Bradley Hair Painting 101
  • Eufora's Hero Men's Cutting
  • American Crew Methods 1
  • Redken Colour Foundations
  • KMS IQ Cutting
  • Ashlee Norman's Triple Threat Balayage
  • Redken Undressed

Meghan

Level 4 Stylist

$62 Women's cuts

$41 Men's Cuts

Meghan is one of our newest members of the Elixir team. She started here March 2018, but has been in the industry for about 13 years now. She attended Marvel College right after high school and has been doing hair ever since. Meghan specializes in extensions as well as colouring, and she loves to enter different hair competitions too. 

In her spare time (which isn't a lot), she not only takes clients for lashing, but she also teaches lashing. She also loves to travel and has had many experiences in different places. For the most part she has always been from St. Albert, but she also lived in Lake Louise growing up. 

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Education Highlights:

  • Marvel College
  • Wella Educator
  • Eufora
  • ABC Cut & Colour Vidal Sassoon Academy,  Santa Monica, CA
  • Hair competitions 

Jill

Junior Stylist

$57 Women's Cuts

$38 Men's Cuts

Jill began her hair career when she graduated from Eveline Charles Academy in early 2016. Her first day out of school she started with us at Elixir and we’ve been so blessed to have her. After starting with us, she completed Elixir's extensive apprenticeship program and has since moved into a leadership role in the salon and helps to train and mentor our new associates.

While living in Scotland for two years is where she found lots of her inspiration for behind the chair. Any of our guests coming in always see Jill buzzing around and asking questions to grow her skills. Her big smile, great laugh, and attention to detail is where you really fall in love. She is mastering her colour change skills and loves to do rooty, lived-in colours. 

“I’m so happy to be working a career that is so fun and creative!” 
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Education Highlights::

  • Dawn Bradley Hair Painting 101
  • Eveline Charles Academy
  • Redken Colour Foundations

Leanna

Junior Stylist

$47 Women's Cuts

$32 Men's Cuts

Leanna made the move from Victoria, British Columbia to St. Albert in September 2017. After graduating hair school in 2006, she immediately started working in the industry. Her attention to detail and the ability to give her clients exactly what they want is what keeps her guests coming back for more!

She recently finished her extension training and is excited to increase her extension work as she is very passionate about it. 

 

 

 

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Education Highlights:

  • Extension Specialist
  • The Aveda Institute (2006)
  • Redken Undressed

Brittany

Associate

$27 Women's Cuts

$14 Men's Cuts

Originally from Peace River, Brittany moved to Edmonton to pursue hair and she graduated from MC in June 2017. She started with us September 2017 and has started undergoing Elixir's apprenticeship program with Allana as her mentor. 

Brittany has a passion for updos as well as hair painting, and is really excited to start learning about anything and everything hair! We're excited to have her in the salon and be able to watch her grow, and eventually start taking her own clients. 

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Education Highlights:

  • Marvel College
  • Redken Undressed
  • Redken Brews Barbering

Madison

Senior Stylist

$65 Women's Cuts

$45 Men's Cuts

Madison went the authentic route for her hair license graduating from the Sturgeon Composite Cosmetology program and apprenticing at a high end local salon. She has been a full-time 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. As of September 2017, she has enrolled at N.A.I.T. to pursue her interest in Interior Design, but you may still see her around on an odd Saturday. We wish her all the best!

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Education Highlights:

  • ABC Cut and Colour, Vidal Sassoon Academy, Santa Monica, CA
  • Wide range of local cutting, colouring, and styling classes
  • Sturgeon Composite Cosmetology Program
  • KMS IQ Cutting 

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!