Get to Know Our Artists
Elevate is a place where our talented team members come together to work independently with their clients and interdependently with each other. We create beautiful experiences in a space that fosters acceptance, affirmation, and genuine connection.
Owner + Artist | Curly Cuts, Balayage, Blonding
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 @the_holistichairstylist
Artist | Makeup, Occasion, Color
Carley Martin Verbeck
Tuesdays | 10-7
Thursdays | 10-7
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
Artist | Razor Cuts, Curly Cuts
Wednesdays | 12-8
Thursdays | 12-8
Saturdays | 10-4
My name is Lydia and I was born and raised in Kansas City. I love my family, cats, and coffee! I’ve had a passion for the arts from a young age. You can find me attending First Fridays art shows or at a local coffee shop, usually painting. At the salon, hair is my canvas. I use my talent as an artist to create multi-dimensional hair transformations. I specialize in razor cuts and curly cuts. I love being able to bring my clients’ vision to life through my art - nothing feels better than being able to positively impact someone’s life!
Contact me for any of your hair care needs! Follow me @hair.by.lydias
Artist | Makeup, Razor Cuts
Mondays | 9-5
Thursdays | 9:30-5
Sundays | 11-6
I'm Ashlee! I'm the mom of two beautiful humans currently living in Downtown KC. I love art, fashion, nerdy things and making people laugh! I specialize in dimensional color, blonding and razor haircutting. I'm also an internationally published make-up artist! I love providing a whole-person experience and giving my clients a safe space to relax. I hope to see you in my chair soon! Browse my work here:
Artist | Lived-in Color and Lash Extensions
Tuesdays | 12-8
Thursdays | 12-8
Hi! I’m Elissa and I love creating dimensional looks and blonding. I’m passionate about keeping your hair healthy while maintaining your color goals. I can’t wait to see you in my chair! Follow Elissa @beautywithelissa
Artist | Makeup, Vivids, Color Correction
Mondays | 10-4
Sundays | 10-4
My Name is Nichole! Creativity has always been my passion. I am originally an art major, graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute. I have dabbled in everything from sculptural costuming to installation and performance art and realized my work always involves makeup and hair in one way or another. This led me to explore that I had a huge passion for the beauty industry.
I've had work in many runway shows, publications, and commercials/film, including working with talent such as Karen Gillan, (Dr. Who/Guardians of the Galaxy) and David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight/Suicide Squad.) I also have experience as an educator of cosmetology. In the salon, I specialize in vivid colors, custom hair cuts, blonding, and color correction. I am incredibly meticulous in my work. I love to do bridal and special occasion hairstyles and makeup. Being able to show people how beautiful they are is an incredibly fulfilling experience. I can create looks anywhere from natural glam to editorial or special effects.
I have four beautiful bird children who are my light. In my free time I still enjoy performing and creating art. I've been singing with a band called Vibralux for 11 years. I love reading, learning, intellectual conversation, films, taking any opportunity to go on adventures or see new places, and singing to my birds when I think no one is listening!
Browse Nichole's work here: @r3v3r13_artistry
Artist | Extensions, Lived-in Dimensional Color
Tuesdays | 10-6
Wednesdays | 11-7
Fridays | 9-5
Saturdays | 10-4
Hi, I’m L’Nayah I was born and raised in Maryland but I just relocated to Kansas City from Texas. I’ve been a color and extension specialist for the past 3 years. I love to create effortless hair for modern women and give people their confidence back with extensions. I love curating a personalized experience for all of my clients. When I’m not in the salon you can catch me drinking tea with honey, spending time with my fiancé and dog, and watching some sort of reality tv. Follow L'Nayah @hairbynayahlee
Sundays | 8-4
Mondays | 8-4
Hello! My name is Jennifer.
I specialize in blonding and dimensional colors that will make you feel your best! I fell in love with doing hair because of the transformation it can have on a person, not only from the outside but also the inside. I’m in it to see a big smile on your face at the end!
In my spare time I drink excessive amounts of coffee, go on adventures with my husband, attend concerts around Kansas City, and hang out with family and friends.
I’m so excited to meet you and make your hair dreams come true!
Browse Jennifer's work @hairbyjenniferhugo
Mondays | 8-2:30
Fridays | 8-2
Saturdays | 10-2:30
Hi! I’m Clare and I love blonding, dimensional looks and curly cuts! As a curly girl I understand how hard it is to manage your curls and would love to teach you some tips and tricks to help you feel your best! I have my accounting degree from to Kansas State University and coffee, music and the outdoors are some of my favorite things!
Follow Clare @_hair.by.clare
Tuesdays | 10-5:30
Thursday | 10-5:30
Fridays | 10-5:30
Saturdays | 10-5:30
Hey!! My name is Bella, I’m creative at heart and have had a deep passion for lived in hair, blonding, and hair transformations since 2020! My attention to detail and my focus on the integrity of your hair will ensure you leave my chair with a perfect blend and healthy beautiful hair! Trends are always changing, which is why I strongly believe in continuing my education. I want every single one of my clients to feel at ease and heard while in my chair. I can’t wait to create something beautiful for you!
Follow Bella @bellabalayage
Marketing | Branding | Exec Assisstant
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!