About the Salon

Located in the heart of downtown Overland Park, we are all about low toxic color formulations and non-toxic hair care. At Elevate, we believe that you should not have to compromise health over beauty. We want you to have it all! We take ingredients very seriously and do the research on any product brought into our salon space. You will find us to be unique in our offerings and our guests appreciate luxury hair care services while feeling confident that their health is not compromised.

Organic and low toxic hair color formulations, on-trend cutting techniques, extensions, and head spa services are just a few of the services that Elevate provides. 

Elevate is a session salon, which means we book by the hour. This is a great way for you to book your session easily, take the guesswork out of what service to book, and the cost.  ALL things are included - even gratuity! So no weird awkwardness at checkout! 

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Our Team

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Hi! I'm Jenn, Owner and Hair Stylist at Elevate! I became passionate about low toxic hair color quite a few years ago. So much so, that I really felt the call to completely makeover my business and what I offer my guests. I felt it important to bring safer options to those that were wanting to color their hair without sacrificing health and safety. I have three children - a daughter in college, a daughter in high school, and a son in elementary. I have a wonderful life partner and we enjoy being outdoors whenever we get the chance. In my free time, I try to hike, meditate, and read. You can follow me @jenjenhairstylist.

Hi! My name is Cara and I am a 21-year-old hairstylist born and raised in Kansas City. I decided to become a stylist because I want to create a community accepting of all hair types. I have one fur baby named Ghost, he's a year and a half old black Labrador Retriever. My passions include riding motorcycles, fixing up said motorcycle, and using the creative side of my brain! I love learning and pushing myself to constantly grow as a human and as a stylist. I especially enjoy curly cutting, blonding, and creating beautifully undone hair colors. Follow Cara @crystalvisions.hairartistry.

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Cara Peterson

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Carley Martin Verbeck

Carley spent the majority of her career working in the fashion industry in Chicago; she had the opportunity to create hair and makeup looks for celebrity photo & video shoots, including Joan Rivers, Eva Longoria, Diane Lane, Billy Corgan, Martin Short, Danica Patrick, and Ziggy Marley!  She's obsessed with clean beauty and attended the Aveda Institute of Chicago after attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, and working in the music business in Nashville.  She loves to create natural-glam makeup and special event styles, as well as modern and classic hair-color techniques. She's thrilled to return to  Overland Park after starting a family! You'll see her occasionally performing with her husband in their original blues band, Scotch Hollow. Follow Carley @hairbycarleyv

Ella Prater

Hello! My name is Ella Prater. I'm Twenty years old and have been lucky enough to grow up in Kansas City. I've been surrounded by diversity, comfort, and a bustling arts community. Through my work I hope to show inclusivity, support, and creativity. In my free time I love to enjoy the rain, collage, and explore for cute knicknacks. I love to work with fine hair, do any kind of bang or fringe, play with layering, and do both classic and bold color techniques. Follow Ella @ella.anne.prater

Ella is currently working as an Apprentice to Jenn to gain a deep understanding of our culture here at Elevate and hone her skills even further. She is available to book at Elevate's apprentice rate.


Jaden Olson

Hi, My name is Jaden!
I am 21 years old! I was born and raised in Kansas, but one day I will be on the beach thou! I love anything art!!! Hence why I do hair. I love being able to create while still making people happy! A little more about myself, I have 4 fur babies! 2 cats and 2 dogs. In my free time I like to read, work out with my boyfriend, and always doing some research to anything and everything!  What it’s like to be in my chair is super fun, we talk like friends that haven’t seen each other in ages! With that being said it’s a lot of laughs! I hope to see you in my chair! Follow me @hair_byjaden


Mallory Shannon

Hey, I'm Mallory!

I am the resident Marketing Director and Executive Assistant to Jenn! You've probably gotten an email from me or a response from our Instagram DMs. I'm passionate about making sure people far and wide know just how dedicated we as a salon are to being a truly Earth-loving, sustainable, accepting, and affirming salon. I think Jenn's vision is a beautiful one but also something that should be standard across the board. Before I joined the Elevate team I was a freelance Branding Strategist, Graphic Designer, and Business Guide with a concentration on serving small, femme-owned businesses. I'm also an Aries, gardener, chronic dreamer, hopeless romantic, and student Herbalist. You can find me @malloryfromkc on IG. Reach out if you need anything!