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.
Jenn Doppelt She/Her
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
Carley Martin Verbeck She/Her
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
Lydia Sokolenko She/Her
Tuesdays | 10-6
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
Ashlee McGeachy She/Her
Mondays | 9-5
Thursdays | 9:30-5
Every Other Saturday | 10-4
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:
Elissa GrandPre She/Her
Tuesdays | 9-8
Thursdays | 9-8
Sundays | 3-8
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
Nichole Hobbs She/Her
Mondays | 10-4
Tuesdays | 10-4
Wednesdays | 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
Jennifer Hugo She/Her
Saturdays | 9-5
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
Clare Coleman She/Her
Mondays | 8-2:30
Fridays | 8-5
Saturdays | 8-2:30
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
Bella Brown She/Her
Wednesdays | 4-8
Thursdays | 4-8
Fridays | 4-8
Saturdays | 10-6
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
Mersadez Romo She/Her
Tuesdays | 11-6
Wednesdays | 9-5:30
Fridays | 9-4
Saturdays | 9-2:30
Hello, My name is Mersadez ( Pronounced like the car Mercedes). I specialize in Lived-In color and Balayage,Vivid Colors,Blonding/Highlights too.I also LIVE for transformations. I also offer tarot readings too, don’t be shy to ask for a reading. This passion of mine has taken over my life and it's all I want to do. I plan on making you even more beautiful than were walking in. I absolutely love listening to anyone that just wants to be heard. I can’t wait to make you feel safe and warm.
Follow Mersadez @hairbysadez
Claire Holman She/Her
Wednesdays | 12-6
Fridays | 12-6
Saturdays | 12-6
My name is Claire, my pronouns are she/her. I have lived in Kansas City for 7 years now and have been practicing hair for almost 3. I live downtown with my 2 cats, Iris and Cheese. I love cooking with my partner and thrifting! You can most always find me at any coffee shop in the area or flipping through the vintage clothing. From when I was a sophomore in high school I knew I wanted to do hair. It’s been my main form of self expression ever since I can remember, and I love giving people the feeling of becoming more of themselves through hair. I have also recently leaned more into my love for cutting and styling, especially with curly hair. Giving people that space and love is what gives me joy.
Follow Claire @hairbyclaireholman
Lydia Mae Haase She/Her
Tuesdays | 10-4
Wednesdays | 10-4
Fridays | 10-4
Hi there! My name is Lydia Mae, and I've been practicing hair for about 3 years now. I'm a Kansas City native, and have a deep love for anything artistic and imaginative. In my free time outside of the salon, I have a deep passion for books and writing. I specialize in transformative cuts, blonding, textured shags, and shorter hair cuts, and I love to dabble with vivid colors. Makeup also has my heart! I love to be as creative with it as I can be, from achieving soft, natural looks to more editorial, vivid looks. My greatest joy is found in connecting with people, as well as creating beauty through either hair or makeup. Consider me a safe space to anyone.
Follow my work @lydiamae_artistry.
Hi! My name's Ashlyn, and I'm super passionate about doing hair because I like making people feel good about themselves and love seeing the smile a new hair-do can bring to their face! I also enjoy the creativity I get express in my work. On top of that I love plants I have a tonn, and then my cat mango! I specialize in vivids, blonding, curly cuts, and more layered looks like shags!
Check out my work: @hair.by.ashlynv
Haley Wooten She/Her
Mondays | 11-8
Thursdays | 11-6
Started out in a field of psychology but needed a little more of a creative/artistic outlet that still involved people and offered a way to help them find and feel like the best version of themselves.
Effortless beauty inside and out is the ultimate mission statement I could create for myself and for the person in my chair.
The most important thing for me is growth - to always be learning and to accept new experiences as they come, both personally and professionally.
Mal Shannon She/Her
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!