meet our team
Felicia Stewart graduated from MJ Murphy Beauty College while attending high school, and has been doing hair for seven years. Felicia has been working at Element for six years and has been to a variety of Aveda's continuing education classes, including; texture and braiding, sombre, balayage and foilage, beyond product knowledge and freehand cutting. Felicia's favorite service technique is Baylage, and she loves creating the perfect blonde! She is certified in Hot Heads tape-in extensions and the Brazilian Blowout treatment. Working in the cosmetology industry has always been Felicia's passion, and she strives to make every client's experience excellent.
Shelly has been a licensed Cosmetologist for over 15 years. She originally started with this prestigious Aveda salon in 2006, and, after taking a few years to stay home with her children, she returned to Element to continue her career. She is a passionate stylist that truly loves what she does. Advanced education have primarily focused on detailed cutting techniques. Client relationships also maintain a focus for her. Hobbies tend to revolve around outdoor activities, in both the summer and winter time.
Holly Zdybel has been a professional cosmetologist for nearly a decade, and has been a stylist at Element for the last five years. Her favorite services include haircuts and enhancing her clients' natural haircolors. Holly has continued her education with Aveda, including taking the World in Color; Third Dimension Toner Placement; Intro to Texture; Product Knowledge of Hair, Hydration, Damage, and Loss; and Enlightener Freehand. She is also a certified Ellebanna lash lifting and tinting tech, and is Brazilian Blowout certified. When Holly isn't hard at work at Element, she loves cooking, gardening, and traveling the state with her husband.
Schayna Peterson is a stylist at Element who began her career at Douglas J Aveda Institute. She has been with Element for three years, and in addition to providing amazing services to her clients, she has also attended the Aveda Congress Fashion Show and is continuing her education with Aveda. Schayna’s favorite services include color and Brazilian Blowouts, she enjoys seeing dramatic changes for her clients. During her spare time, Schayna enjoys shopping, spending time with her family and friends and relaxing at her family cabin.
Maggie McGee graduated from the Douglas J Aveda Institute of East Lansing in 2019, beginning her career at Element Salon and Day Spa. Since graduation she has completed multiple advanced Aveda classes, including Let’s Talk Grey Coverage and Radiant Blondes with Aveda’s very own Ian Michael Black. She enjoys performing all services from highlights and balayage, to all other color applications, and loves seeing her clients impressed and obsessed after their appointment with her! During her free time, Maggie enjoys watching movies, exercising, and spending time/creating memories with her friends and family.
Natalie Vella has been a stylist at Element for nearly three years, and her love for Aveda stems from her attendance at the Douglas J Aveda Institute. Taking classes to further her education, Natalie also loves having fun with vibrant fashion colors and haircutting. Some of her other favorite services include hair and eyelash extensions. When Natalie’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, shopping and catching rays in the summer time.
Kenzie Hall has been a stylist for two years and is a graduate of Paul Mitchell the School Grand Rapids. Kenzie has gone through multiple Aveda training courses, including color theory, advanced cutting, and product knowledge! She loves working with color, from the perfect blonde to warm brunettes. She also loves to finish a client’s service with the perfect style. Kenzie has always had a passion for hair and loves making clients feel like their best selves. In her spare time, Kenzie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and enjoying the outdoors.
Licensed Esthetician and Nail Technician
Haley Allen has been a nail technician at Element since 2017 and a licensed esthetician since 2019. Her passion for nails and skin care comes from her love of art, painting, and design. She specializes in Shellac with unforgettable nail art with over 10 years of art experience. Haley offers a variety of services such as facials, specialized waxing, manicures, pedicures, and natural makeup. While not at work, Haley does a lot of art and home improvement projects, and loves to spend time with family.
Licensed Nail Technician
Jessica Bornemann has been a nail tech at Element for six years, and is also a licensed manicurist instructor. Jessica loves developing relationships with her clients and was drawn to the Aveda brand because of the emphasis on care for clients and for the world. Her favorite services include Shellac manicures (especially with glitter!) and Element's luxurious Signature Pedicures. When she's not beautifying her clients, Jessica homeschools her daughter, and loves playing board games with her husband and family.
Ashley Sutton is a licensed esthetician who graduated from the Esthiology program at Douglas J Aveda in East Lansing in November 2019. Since gradation Ashley has also obtained certification in eyelash extensions. She has been using Aveda products for years, and loves to represent the brand through her services. Ashley’s motivation is derived from boosting her client’s confidence through their skin, as well as providing a pampering escape, away from their busy lifestyles. Outside of Element, Ashley enjoys spending time with her friends/family, having fun and relaxing at her lake house, and going on adventurous road trips!
Licensed Massage Therapist
Jillian completed the Naturopathic Institute’s therapeutic bodywork program, becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2019. She’s enthusiastic about educating and empowering people through the benefits of massage. With certifications in modalities such as Myofascial, CranioSacral, Reflexology and more, she customizes your sessions to meet your muscles and mind where they are and move to restoration. A few words clients have used to describe Jillian’s work include informative, kind, meditative and lightening.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Caroline Sequin LMT has 14 years of massage therapy experience. She is a Certified Myofascial Release Therapist and Reiki Master as well as Licensed Massage Therapist. She enjoys working with people in helping to solve issues in their body that they have had for a long time. She is intuitively gifted and excels in relieving pain in the neck, shoulders, and low back. Caroline specializes in Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Reiki Energy Healing, Lymphatic Drainage, Bamboo Massage, Hot Stone, and Body Contouring, called Lyppossage. She is well sought out by her clients everywhere she goes. Caroline has lived in Central Florida for 15 years and is back to bring her expertise to Mid-Michigan. Caroline enjoys the outdoors, adventures, traveling, and spending time with her family.