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.
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!
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.
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!
My love for the beauty industry started at the age of 4 when I performed my first haircut on my sister. I grew up in the beautiful city of Asheville, North Carolina. I graduated cosmetology school in 2004. I knew from day one I had found my calling. I worked at Carmen! Carmen! Salon and Spa for 10 years. While there I honed my craft with constant continued education with a long list of the industry's best artists. I became a certified in-salon Color Coach with Aveda and was the Artistic Director for my last 6 years there. I shared my passion through training and educating the new talent. In all my years in the industry I have always worked with Aveda. I love everything about the brand. I moved to the Charlotte area in 2018 and am very excited to share my love for all things hair with the Queen City!
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!
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!
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.
Melissa (Front Desk Coordinator)Bio Coming Soon!
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Ken(Salon Coordinator/Stylist) @ SOUTH PARK LOCATION
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
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