Meet the Crew
Ambia Elms
Owner/Hairstylist

An almost native of Arizona, Ambia has spent 21 of her 26 years here doing hair. She loves doing short textured haircuts and achieving shiny healthy color on all of her clients. In her free time, she is usually hanging out with her family watching ridiculous television and eating tacos. Ambia has always been an animal lover but, after the birth of her son, a spark ignited and she slowly started making changes to ensure the choices she made daily did less and less harm to animals and the enviroment. Creating a salon space that had a smaller carbon footprint was super important 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.

'Nothing makes me happier than seeing the 'ah-ha' moment on someones face when they finally figure something out.

This includes my clients when they learn something new about how to take care of their hair or when one of my Stylists learns a new technique or business trick.'

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Ambia

Carli Malee
Hairstylist Extraordinaire

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.

Brecklyn Griggeory
All Around Awesome Hairstylist

Brecklyn was born and raised in the sunny state of Arizona. She found her passion of hair at a young age, as growing up with 4 sisters hair was a constant activity! She prides herself on her amazing highlighting skills and loves to see the confidence and happiness on the faces of her clients after a new color and cut. She has quite the travel bug and loves exploring new places and new heights. She spends most of her free time hiking outdoors. She has a love for all life big, small or furry.

Ally Perez
Maker of Pretty Hair

"I became a hairdresser to make people feel beautiful."

Born and raised in Gilbert, Ally has over 16 years in the hair industry. She loves all things hair whether it's round brushing long tresses or adding some fresh highlights. Ally has educated many other hairstylists and been a part of Phoenix Fashion Week several years in a row. She has a strong passion for wedding and special occasion hair. It's about creating and bringing someones vision to life, whatever the occasion. When not in the salon, she is hanging out at home with her animals, traveling the world or hanging at Disneyland.

Bre Sperry
Hair Do'er

Bre is an Arizona native born in Mesa. She moved out to San Diego in 2014 and was there for 5 years before she decided to move back to her home state to be close to her family again. She's been in the hair industry for 8 years and has focused on perfecting her craft with continuing education on the latest trends. She loves creating new looks with haircuts and styling, and also loves incorporating fun colors and highlights for her clients. Helping people feel good inside and out is her true passion. She enjoys being outdoors in nature exploring with her rescue dog Huxley in her free time.

Lily Sakry
Assistant / Future O&E Hair Babe

Lily is our newest addition. Fresh out of California, she has arrived in AZ to start a new adventure. She is currently our all-around amazing assistant and has begun her training program to become the next olive + elm hair stylist. She's super cute. You'll love her. We do.

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