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Meet the Crew

ambia
Ambia Elms (she/her)
Owner
I specialize in short haircuts + colors, transformation haircuts and gender-affirming haircuts

An almost native of Arizona, Ambia has spent 24+ of her 27 years here doing hair. She specializes in short to medium textured haircuts and color.

In her free time, she is usually hanging out with her family watching ridiculous television and eating tacos and wondering why pumpkin cream cold brews can't be a year-round thing.

The idea of olive + elm came after decades of working at salons and meeting new clients and not only experience firsthand lazy salon owners and Stylists but hearing story after story from clients of their own personal experiences on their search for simply a Stylist that would just take their time and LISTEN. How hard could it be to teach basic Customer Service skills to new Stylists and watch them flourish?? After 3 years of taking care of our clients, I would have to say, it can be difficult but it's also amazing to see such young humans, many who spent their cosmetology school experience ONLINE, be completely natural at making our guests feel super comfortable.

 Creating a salon space that had a smaller carbon footprint was super important too and she is working to make olive + elm not only a salon full of amazing Stylists, but also a space where almost every product used has little to no negative impact on our creatures, our water and most importantly, our bodies.

I am unable to take new clients at this time.
elise
Elise Perracchio
(she/her)


 

I was born in Detroit, MI and moved to AZ in '89. I attended beauty school as a teenager and have been doing hair now for over 20 years. I specialize in foiling, creative color, color corrections and soft-textured haircuts on fine hair. I've worked with Local 336 Hair/Makeup on many stage shows at Gammage Auditorium here in Tempe. I've worked with Aveda most of my career. I've lived most of my life immersed in the performing arts and currently work music festivals throughout the year in the artist relations department. I love to travel, experience live music and spend time in nature paddleboarding on the Salt River. I came to olive + elm to work with my favorite product line and haircolor line, Davines and to be a part of a Green Circle Salon. My goal is to become a Davines Educator in the future. I instantly felt 'home' in this salon and I hope it makes you feel the same!

jasmine
Jasmine Bieberdorf
(she/her)

Jasmine was born in Tulsa, OK but moved here to AZ at a young age. She loves to travel and spends as much time as possible with her friends and family.

Jasmine enjoys doing all color services but REALLY loves doing Blondes.

Her favorite part of the job is her ability to make everyone who sits in her chair leave feeling amazing and confident about themselves!

eve
Eve John
(she/her)

VIVID Color Junkie

"I came from the city of Los Angeles to Gilbert and I love it here! Living somewhere peaceful and not a crazy city full of hectic buzz, I'm able to do what I love without feeling pressure of the hustle culture.

My absolute heartfelt passion in this industry is doing Vivids and painting Rainbows. My goal is to give clients their dream hair and left feeling like their best selves. I love being creative and helping people express themselves. I tell everyone, 'I can't paint on canvas, so I paint on hair!'. 

I always want anyone who sits in my chair to feel like they can leave their stresses at the door and have a safe relaxing place to escape to. Even for a couple hours. Treat me as a 'Hairapist' and tell me all the tea or have a 'Silent' appointment and take the time to recharge mentally and relax.

On my time off, I enjoy hanging out with my baby boy, reading fantasy novels and binge watching tv. My favorite thing to do is try out new restaurants (and bars 😏).

kelsey
Kelsey Garcia
(she/her)

Kelsey recently moved from Oregon to Arizona looking for a little change!

She enjoys all things hair and is very passionate about dimensional color, blondes and special occasion and bridal styles

Her passion for hair started at a young age, spending lots of time in the salon, watching her Mom work behind the chair. She now has the privilege of others achieve their hair goals.

In her free time, you'll find her out exploring her new city or binge watching her favorite shows or FaceTiming her family back in Oregon.

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Hey there! I'm a proud Arizona native and a hair enthusiast since 2008. I have a special love for cutting hair - short and long, barber styles as well as crafting the perfect bangs for your face. 

I also love specialty styles and braids.

Just back from a whirlwind tour of 20+ countries, I'm brimming with fresh inspiration.

When I'm not transforming hair, you can catch me diving into a good book, hiking Arizona's trails, practicing yoga or hunting down the best eats in the valley. Let's make some hair magic happen!

Jordann Pace
she/her
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Hi I’m Hayleigh! A 23 year old Arizona native. I have been licensed for 5 years, and extension certified for 2! My hair passions include transformative color, and cuts, and extensions! Outside of the salon I love to find other ways to channel my creativity. Wether that be photography, painting, or music, I am always picking up a new hobby! Otherwise, you can find me napping with my kitties or binging the newest reality show. I am SO excited to meet you!

Hayleigh Hoy
she/her
carli
Carli Malee (she/her)
Independent Stylist

Gender-affirming, transformation haircut specialist

While raised on the beaches of Southern California, Carli made Arizona her home in  2002. With over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, Carli brings a wide array  of talent to the team. 

She is proficient in cutting all hair types and styles including barber cuts, textured  pixies, precision bobs and long waving layers. Her color skills are equally as vast. When not in the salon, Carli can be found perusing local museums, wandering thrift  shops or getting lost in non-fiction. 

*Carli is an Independent Contractor here at olive + elm. 

joann
JoAnn Rubio (she/her)
*Independent Stylist

JoAnn is originally from Los Angeles California and is loving taking in all Arizona has to offer with her two year old son. JoAnn specializes in blondes, color corrections and special occasion/bridal styles. She enjoys the company of her clients and making them look and feel like the best versions of themselves.

*JoAnn is an Independent Contractor here at olive + elm. 

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