I'm Ambia and I am the owner of olive + elm hair salon. I thought I would give you a quick breakdown of what to expect when you are visiting the salon.
First and foremost, all we do here at olive + elm is hair. Just beautiful happy hair. We keep it simple because we want to be the best at what we do.
Your experience begins when you hit the button below to schedule your hair appointment online. You should be able to easily navigate our booking system to pick all the a la carte services and the time you need.
We price our services here a little different than your 'typical' salon. First, we use a gender-neutral pricing structure. You will notice that we don't have 'womens' or 'mens' services listed. Our haircuts and colors are based on length and technical difficulty. This ensures we book the appropriate amount of time and we never have to rush your hair.
Secondly, along with our classic color services, you will notice that we have Specialty Service time blocks. We have a flat hourly rate for anything beyond your basic color and highlight services.
With today's hair trends, so many steps go into giving you Pinterest-worthy hair. There would be SO much confusion if you expected to come in for $100 Balayage with a picture of Julianne Hough and ended up getting charged well over $200. To achieve a look like this, it actually requires highlights, balayage, root shadow and a toner and that's assuming you have naturally light colored hair to begin with. If your Stylist isn't thorough with their consultation, you could end up getting charged for more than you budgeted.
By creating time blocks, we eliminated the confusion on pricing. Simply choose a time block based on how dramatic of a change you're looking for and voila! You know that your 3 hour time block will include every service we can fit into that time for a flat hourly rate. We mean EVERY SERVICE. All your highlights or rainbow colors, haircuts, toners and even patented Olaplex treatments. While it seems intimidating, it's actually way less stressful for everyone involved. Your stylist doesn't have to be limited on their abilities to create your desired look and you can come in knowing what you'll be paying when you leave with your gorgeous celebrity-inspired hair. I hope that helps clear things up as you go through our booking site!
Once you schedule your appointment, there will be a link in your confirmation email to an online client intake form for you to fill out so we can get all of your updated information securely into our system.
We are conveniently located on the southeast side of Gilbert and Warner near the Lifetime Fitness. Just 2 miles south of Historic Downtown Gilbert.
My hope is that as soon as you walk into olive + elm, you feel a sense of calm and comfort. You will be greeted by one of our awesome stylists. Your stylist will confirm you filled out your client form and then give you a quick tour before you get started with your appointment.
You will then get a thorough consultation where you will not only discuss your hair goals for that day but for the long term as well. This is when you will share your likes and dislikes about your hair and show us all the inspiration photos you have.
We will keep notes on everything that was done that day from your haircut preferences to your custom created color formula.
Relax while your color processes with free wifi, snacks, drinks, magazines and complimentary phone chargers.
During your blowdry, we will show you our best tips and products to perfectly compliment your look.
We will wrap up our time with you with a quick photoshoot of your new gorgeous hair, share our at-home product recommendations and get you booked for your next appointment.
We can't wait to meet you! Thank you for choosing olive + elm hair salon!