Traci (Owner)Bio Coming Soon!
Rachel (Stylist)I've had an interest in the beauty industry since I first picked up a pair of shears, at the age of 4, giving my neighbor her first botched haircut. As I grew older my love and appreciation for the industry grew, along with my skill. After graduating from Marvin Ridge High School I attended the Aveda Institute of Charlotte. After attaining my cosmetology license I completed an extensive training program at a prestigious salon in Greensboro, Chakras Spa. Expanding my knowledge and skill set has always been my number one priority. I have attended many extended educational classes over the years and I continue to do so to assure that the art I create is always top notch. I strive to create customized cuts and colors to suit each guest’s unique look and lifestyle.
Courtney (Stylist)I am a Charlotte native and have been a professional stylist since 2008. I attended the Aveda Institute of Charlotte. My first job after cosmetology school was at Folicle Salon and Spa, which led to future opportunities to work for well-regarded names in the fashion industry. In 2011, I participated in the renowned Oscar de la Renta 2011 Fashion Show. A few years later, I worked at Carmen Carmen Salon and Spa. Working with Carmen Curtrona, I quickly learned the proper fundamentals of haircutting. Later on, I joined 8 the Salon where I was able to sharpen my skills and explore more advanced techniques with color such as balayage highlights, ombre, and a variety of foil placements. While at 8, I also had the privilege of meeting and learning from Tim Hartley who taught advanced cutting techniques. Now at E5 I found an environment in which I can further develop my skills and career. I was drawn to this boutique style, Aveda/Wella color line, great location, and wonderful staff. I intend to grow my career here and I look forward to meeting new4 clients and help them achieve the look they desire.
Allison (Stylist/Educator)I knew when I was a tween that I wanted to do hair. I started putting fun colors in my own hair, which is something I still do. When I was a teenager I started doing my friend’s hair. At the age of 17, I graduated early from high school and went to cosmetology school at the Aveda Institute of Charlotte. I’ve been doing hair since I graduated Cosmetology school in 2013, I’ve taken several advanced education classes from Aveda Purefessionals. I have experience with Pravana fashion colors; I plan to expand my education in that area by taking more creative coloring classes. I love meeting new people and enhancing their beauty to make them feel great!
Tricia (Stylist)I’ve had a great interest in the beauty industry since I was very young. I’ve been in the industry since 2013. I’ve been exclusively trained in Aveda hair color and hair care products. I specialize in dimensional hair color and special occasion styling. I absolutely love what I do. I take pride in taking continuing education classes to stay up to date with the latest trends. I place high value on understanding my clients wants, needs, and creating a personalized look that fits their lifestyle as well as giving my clients the knowledge and ability to replicate the style at home.
Beckie (Stylist)I have been in the beauty industry since graduating from Empire Beauty School in 2009. My infatuation with hair started young, cutting Barbies hair. As I grew up, my passion for the beauty industry grew as well. I love being behind the chair and seeing clients smile over something I’ve created. I enjoy everything from up-dos and make-up to cuts and color. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It is truly a blessing for me to have a give I can share with others.
Brittni (Stylist)Originally from Long Island, I moved to Tampa, Florida when I was 7. After 15 years, I decided to make the move to the Charlotte area. I love the Queen City and all that it has to offer! I have had the pleasure of working closely with Aveda Products and techniques since 2008. I would say my favorite part of my job is that instant gratification when I turn my client around after their service and witnessing their reaction after making them feel more beautiful. When I am not in the salon, you can find me doing anything and everything outdoors. I am a fitness enthusiast and love trying new things.
Sharon (Stylist/Educator)I was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and moved to the Charlotte area as a young child. As a child, I wanted to do hair when I grew up. I went to college at East Carolina University for Public Relations. After spending many years in customer service positions, I returned to my childhood dream. I moved to Chicago, and attended the Douglas J. Aveda Institute. After cosmetology school, I continued my education with advanced classes through Aveda and a one year apprenticeship where I learned the Vidal Sassoon style of cutting. I worked for four years at Salon Soca, an Aveda concept salon in Lincoln Park, Chicago. I continued to hone my skills with advanced color classes at Aveda. After almost seven years in Chicago, I decided to return home to be closer to friends and family. Element 5 immediately felt like a great place to make my new salon home. The part I love about my job the most is the connections I make with people and making them feel great about themselves.
Reid (Stylist)I have always had an interest in doing hair because I grew up in a family full of hairdressers. After graduating from Ardrey Kell High School I attended the Aveda Institute Charlotte for Cosmetology. Before finding my home at Element Five Salon, I had trained at other salons in the area. I have had the opportunity to take many continuing education classes along with training under the salons educators. I am always thriving to learn new techniques. I specialize in color and highlighting. I am in this industry because l love to make people feel great about themselves!
Jessica (Stylist)My love for the beauty industry began in my early high school years when I started coloring my hair. That was when I knew what I wanted my career to be, so as soon as I graduated I started at Leon's Beauty School. When I finished in 2009, I went to work and assisted a well known master stage artist and stylist named Bradley Tuggle, who represents CHI/Farouk Systems. I assisted him for about 8 months, learning the ins and outs of hair color and cutting techniques. I work to create a natural look for my clients to make them feel beautiful and confident. I will always do my best to give my client what he/she is hoping for! If you hear humming or singing during your service, don't be alarmed, it is also another interest of mine. I have been in a band for many years and enjoy preforming on my off time. I have been lucky enough o be a part of Season 3 of The Voice and Season 15 of American Idol. I Hope to see you in my chair soon!
Irene (Salon Educator)Head of the apprenticeship program.
Jamie (New Talent)
When I was a little girl, I always wanted to grow up and do hair. I had learned at a young age how to style hair because my hair is extremely curly. All through middle and high school, I was always coloring and styling my friends' hair. I am from Columbia, SC, and moved to Charlotte, NC to go to cosmetology school. I went to the Aveda Institute and finished in 2009. I had my son later that year, and was a stay at home mom. I worked a few customer service jobs until it was time to fulfill my dream of doing hair. I went back to school in 2015 at Paul Mitchell the School of Charlotte. I worked at the school for a year, then found my place at Element 5 Salon. I went through our apprentice training program before becoming a full time stylist. Hair is an art to me. It is constantly learning new ways to cut and color and stay on top of the trends. I love being able to build a bond with my clients and make them feel amazing when they leave. Let's get to know each other and talk about your hair! Call and make an appointment today. I hope to see you soon!
Melissa (Front Desk Coordinator)Bio Coming Soon!
Taylor (Emerging Stylist)
I was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and have lived here all of my life until recently getting married and moving to South Carolina! My love for hair started back when I was in high school and first got my hair done! Ever since then I've loved everything to do with the beauty industry. I decided to graduate early from high school and immediately enrolled into the Aveda Institute of Charlotte, in 2015. Once I graduated I underwent an extensive 12 month training program at Varji and Varji Salon and Spa. I feel so blessed to have found my home here at Element 5 Salon! I love having a career where you are always meeting new people with their own unique sense of style!
Kendall (New Talent)
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My passion for cosmetology started at a very young age
tending to my sisters hair and teaching myself techniques in braiding, curling
and overall finished styling. I then
found a niche in cutting hair and utilized many of my friends for experiment.
After studying a different field in college and numerous
years in corporate America, I found myself later in life exploring the opportunity
to pursue the career I had always dreamed of.
In November of 2017 I graduated top of my class from the Aveda
Institute in Charlotte. My love for
Aveda products and their service model made it easy to choose Aveda for my
education, and later on my employment.
At a chance meeting with one of the owners of Element 5
Salon, I came for a tour and knew it would be my home after graduation.
I jumped at the chance to start working the front desk while
still in school at Aveda. After
graduation I started the training program with the elite talents of the
education team at the salon to further my own personal knowledge.
I have been given advanced training through Aveda in the
fields of cutting, color, and balayage techniques. Once established in the salon I want to
advance my skills in cutting through Aveda and one-day carry the title of Aveda