Elyse grew up in a Military family thereby moving around every few years until 1997; and has lived in the Metropolitan Austin area ever since. After years of fashion retail she decided to venture into the hair world in 2010, starting in the Admissions department at The Paul Mitchell School. During her six year tenor behind the scenes with Paul Mitchell, Elyse caught inspiration to join the league of Hairstylists. She continued to work part time in Admissions, meanwhile attending the School, and completing the program with Phase Two Honors. Wild Orchid and Elyse found each other at a Paul Mitchell Career Fair, quickly accepted as an Apprentice at Wild Orchid’s Lakeway location under Advanced Stylist- Kelsie Schoch.