Advanced Stylist & Makeup Artist
Ellen has been a licensed cosmetologist for over 10 years. She received her cosmetology degree from the well-respected, Pivot Point International Academy in Chicago and went on to train for 2 years under a top hair colorist at Siren Salon in downtown Chicago to fine tune her skill set. In her career she has had the opportunity to travel to Paris, France with Pivot Point for cut, color, and cosmetics training and also do hair for a Bebe runway show, Austin Women's Magazine, and Austin Fashion Week. Ellen has a heavy clientele of blondes due to her technique and formulating expertise. She enjoys doing highlights, ombre, bayalage, and all variations of the classic bob. Ellen continued her education attending advanced cut and color classes by renowned stylist, Keith Ferguson. Thick hair is not a challenge for her as she loves getting in and carving out the weight to create a more manageable style. Her clients appreciate her attention to detail and she will not let you leave with a hair out of place! Ellen was attracted to Wild Orchid for its extensive continuing education program for stylists and collaborative culture. When Ellen is not behind the chair making clients feel fabulous, she enjoys fitness, family, travel, running, hiking, reading and spending a day in sunny Austin.