Meet Our Team of Talented Beauty Experts
At Elite Wellness & Beauty, we pride ourselves on offering the best beauty treatments, services, and products available. All that starts with our extremely accredited and well-trained team. Each of our staff members is a specialist with the latest training in their respective fields to offer you the best in nail care, skin care, massage therapy, beauty services, hair styling, and more.
Meet each of our beauty specialists and learn more about their training and specialties. When you pay for a service at our salon, you get a beauty specialist who is at the top of their field.
Hunter Lambert - Salon Coordinator
Pippa Dent - Receptionist
Rebekah Bales - Licensed Esthetician, Lash Artist
Rebekah has been providing beauty services at Elite since 2016. She has been Licensed for 2 and a half years, continuing her education on a yearly basis. Master Certified in eyelash extensions from two different companies to provide her clients with a variety of techniques for the best results. Her passion professionally is in eyelash extensions and creating the ideal look for her clients. Providing skin care services such as Image Clinical Couture Peels, Facials, waxing and much more, Rebekah's retention with her clients has improved each and every week! I love helping my clients feel confident and refreshed. I'm complimented most on my soft touch and listening skills, by giving the client exactly the experience they expect and want!
Bree Newman - Hair Stylist, Nails
Bree joined us from the Aveda Institute in Indianapolis back in the fall of 2016. Hair cutting & styling is the one thing she would do even if she didn't get paid for it! She has visited local shelters providing free hair cuts, making it one of the most rewarding experiences in her career. My biggest accomplishment is starting a career I am passionate about at the age of 20, as well as finding a Salon I can call home! Being in the industry for two years I have learned my passion for Blonde, while learning the latest techniques to achieve this desired look while protecting the integrity of the hair at the same time. I'm looking for a client who has a positive outlook and trusts me as a professional. I enjoy making my clients laugh and gaining their trust!
Trista Traylor- Senior Stylist, Nails
Trista has been in the Beauty Industry for over 10 years and has been a part of the Elite team since opening in early 2015. Her biggest accomplishment is being able to provide for her family by doing what she LOVES! I am passionate about providing services that help my clients feel satisfied and happy. Being very thorough, taking extra time to learn my clients expectations, and my patience, best compliment my work. I continue my education each year and continue to grow my talents, recently mastering the latest Balayage techniques and becoming certified in DreamCatchers hair extensions. I love to help solve my clients styling issues. I'll teach you the latest techniques and educate you on the products that will help maintain your favorite style between appointments!
Tori Anderson - Licensed Esthetician
After completing Esthetics School in Indianapolis Tori started right here in Columbus working full time as an Esthetician. Quickly growing her clientele through her knowledge and passion for skin care. After graduating she went on to become Master Certified in Skin Biology & Chemical Peels through Physicians Care Alliance continuing education classes. After working in the beauty industry for a few years she decided it was time to follow her dreams of opening a Salon of her own! I've worked very hard over the past few years to gain as much knowledge in my industry as I can. I am blessed to be someone who truly loves what they do. I concentrate on gaining more knowledge in eyelash extensions each year as well as improving my techniques with facials and peels so my clients feel & look their absolute best when they come to Elite!
Carl Arnold - CranioSacral Therapy, CMT, Zero Balance & Lymph Drainage
With over 45 years experience, Carl brings a unique trade to Elite Wellness for our clients. His clients leave our location pain free and with a smile on their face! Comedy, being the one thing he would do even if he didn't get paid for it, makes for a pleasurable experience when you come to see Carl! My biggest accomplishment is helping resolve chronic issues from accidents to surgery recovery. I'm constantly solving migraine headaches, back pain and TMJ issues for my clients, while also providing free sessions for infants and children under a year old.
Taylor Vannatta - Hair Stylist, Nails
Taylor joined our team back in 2016 and has been complimented on many levels; from her skills at coloring services, fantastic pedicures, and timely appointment bookings! Wanting to be a Cosmetologist since a little girl, Taylor is living her dream! Problem solving for my growing clientele is my favorite way to connect with them. Meeting a client who is ready to change up their personal style is who I love to work with! Helping them decide on a new color, cut and style to help them feel brand new brings out my passion the most! Hearing someone tell me they were referred to me by their friend or family member is the biggest proof that I'm good at what I do!
Sarah Clark - Microblading Specialist
Wanting to perfect her love of brows, Sarah completed her training and certification in 2016. She will help you create your desired brow shape, fullness & color. Recently, in 2017 Sarah has also completed a handful of advanced technique training and pigment removal training to offer tattoo and pigment removal to her clients. Her advanced training also taught microblading for the eyes & lips. My service menu has grown and so have I as a professional. Having the opportunity to offer several services for my clients to feel their absolute best is why I love what I do. My services are unique and watching the reaction of someone who was left completely bald from chemotherapy, providing them with new semi-permanent, natural brows, is worth all my time and training. I love what I'm able to offer to this community.
Caitlin Clancy - Nail Technician
Caitlin joins us from PJ's Beauty College as a licensed Nail Technician while completing her Esthetics License at Empire Beauty School in Indianapolis. We are so excited to have her here as a dual licensed beauty professional! Offering nail services, as well as skin care & waxing to her clients at the beginning of November! Caitlin has truly found her passion and shows her commitment by continuing her education to better serve those coming in for some pampering. Being able to relate to my customers is very important to me. I feel that when a connection and understanding is made between a client and their beauty professional, only great outcomes will prevail. I love offering Shellac for that instant dry, chip free, smudge free gratification.
Ashley Grow - Senior Stylist
Ashley has been in the Beauty Industry for 10 years joining us in 2017 from an Indianapolis based Salon. She prides herself in making her clients hair dreams
come true! If you have a vision, she'll help you achieve it! My hard work and continuing education has paid off, and I have no regrets! My biggest accomplishment is sticking with the beauty industry and continuing my education each year. I've obtained certifications in many treatments and techniques such as Kenra Smoothing, Goldwell Master Colorist, American Crew men's work, Johnny B men's cutting, KMS cutting IQ, Wahl clipper cutting classes, Martin Parsons up-do's, and many more! I love clients who are a little quirky like myself, but I also consider myself more of a "classic" stylist focusing on bringing out my clients best features while giving them something easy to maintain!
Alivia Smith - Hair Stylist, Nails
Alivia joins us from northern Indiana and has been a Licensed Cosmetologist for 3 years. Her passion consist of helping people feel good about themselves while having a chance to get to know them! Connecting with clients and making them feel comfortable in her chair is a daily goal for Alivia. Helping people feel good about them self is something she would do even if she didn't get paid for it! I consistently help solve my client's frustrations about the look of their hair and nails. I try my best to educate the client on what products or treatments would help them reach their goals. My perfect client is someone who is unsure of what they want but is trusting that I will be able to fulfill their wishes.
*On Maternity Leave. Will return back to the Salon on March 27th, 2018.
Tamara Mitchell - Licensed Massage Therapist
Tamara joins us from Brooklyn, New York and studied massage therapy at cortiva institute in Hoboken, NJ. From her contagious smile to amazing massage techniques she utilizes in her therapy room, you'll leave your session feeling refreshed and renewed! Tamara plans to continue her education and become certfied and trained in Pregnancy massage in the upcoming months! I've been practicing massage therapy for 6 years. I've learned different modalities for massage, butI'm very passionate in Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massage. Book your appointment with Tamara today to help welcome her to Columbus!