Gail Coughlin is the sole owner and lead stylist of Elevate. Gail possesses an eye for style, inner beauty, vision and technique to take one's look to their personal best. Her fascination with the geometry of hair design combined with a fresh approach of creativity supported a natural foundation for her career behind the chair.
Having a base in Vidal Sassoon precision cutting, educating for the ultra-modern Rusk Design Force and Chromastics color team, she has the unique ability to merge street-like styles with chic, urban shapes. Gail has displayed her talents in several avenues in the industry, such as photo shoots for the NBA, Jane Iredale Cosmetics, makeovers for 'Good Day Live', and backstage work at the world's largest hair conventions. She is a six-time award recipient of the Presidential Scholarship provided by Cosmetology Chicago, of which she has been an involved member since 2005.
KATIE Bales JOINS ELEVATE HAIR BOUTIQUE WITH IMPECCABLE STYLING EXPERIENCE SINCE 2002. PRIOR TO JOINING ELEVATE, KATIE HAS HAD A SUCCESSFUL MOBILE AND HOME BUSINESS. AS A GRADUATE OF THE AVEDA INSTITUTE KATIE HAS LEARNED FROM SOME OF THE BEST INCLUDING NICK ARROJO, TONI & GUY, AND THE LATE JERRY GORDON OF JGORDON DESIGNS. WHILE AT JGORDON DESIGNS, KATIE WAS THE RECIPIENT OF THE RISING STARS AWARD SHE IS A THREE TIME AWARD WINNER OF THE PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDED BY COSMETOLOGISTS CHICAGO. KATIE SPECIALIZES IN COLOR, CUT, BRAZILIAN KERATIN TREATMENTS, TAPE-IN HAIR EXTENSIONS, & BRIDAL/FORMAL UP-DO’S. SHE BELIEVES IN GIVING HER CLIENTS A FRESH, STYLISH AND MANAGEABLE LOOK.
In 2003, Ashley Brown moved to Chicago to pursue a childhood dream of becoming a hairstylist. she attended the Aveda institute in Chicago, which led her to work with the deluxe beauty line. Education is an essential part of ashley’s life and a necessity for success in the real world. she has worked and trained with the ARROJO team, Jerry Gordon, Vivienne Mackinder, and Nick Bernardi (just a couple of the top stylists in the industry). she loves what she does and loves bringing the inner beauty out of each of her clients.
Elevate Hair and Beauty Boutique
Gail's Salon | 1048 Mapleton Ave, Oak Park, IL, 60302, United States