Elixir Salon Spa
1599 Hopkins St.
Berkeley, CA 94707


Alexandra Sussman

Salon Owner/Stylist

Alexandra came into this world knowing that she loves and is passionate about hair. From the time she was old enough to hold a brush or braid, she knew what her mission in this life was to be. Slinging hair in the Berkeley area since 1994, Alexandra has a firm grasp on what her clients have come to expect from a stylist and a salon. Your hair is the best accessory you put forward everyday and Alexandra and her team know how to make the most of your natural attributes. Your 100% satisfaction is most important to her and she personally guarantees the satisfaction of every client, every time

Amy Donaldson

Salon Manager and Waxing Specialist

Amy, a licensed cosmetologist comes to Elixir Salon with almost 20 years in the beauty industry. She has a passion for waxing and strives for perfection with every service. When not making her clients look and feel beautiful you find her spending time with her family.

Whitney Buchanan


Each client’s hair color and texture inspires me to create a unique look, that they’ll love and suits their lifestyle. My passion for creativity collaborates fantastically with my razor sharp attention to detail, in the realm of hair. Sharing techniques for proper hair care, as well as, fun easy ways to style your look at home, come free of charge with every appointment! I love working as a stylist and strive to deliver a relaxing experience, leaving y’all feeling refreshed, awesome, and ready to conquer all!

Shannon Solano


Tania Robertson


Rose Bouvier


Melody Jones


Melody is an inspired and talented artist who draws on the vibrancy and beauty of nature and the world around her in her designs. She originally hails from Florida and has a background in music, art and writing to name a few. She is particularly interested in Japanese art and culture and recently spent time traveling in Japan. Her diverse pool of experiences enhances her creative skills, and her caring nature makes her a great listener and a wonderful stylist.

Steve Elias


Born in southern California but relocated to Mexico for most of his childhood. After heading back to the United States, Steve completed cosmetology school while finishing high school. After apprenticing at Festoon, a Vidal Sassoon Salon in Berkeley, Steve moved on to do editorial work, his true passion. You can see his work featured in publications such as Italian Vogue Sposa, Mens Vogue, W, Elle, Prim Magazine Beauty Launchpad, American Salon, Modern Salon, Fantastics Mag, PREF HOT Magazine, Tantalum Magazine, Vibra, 7X7, Winq. Steve has worked on celebrities like Hilary Swank, Kristin Cavallari, Brittany Daniel, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Petra Nemcova, Anne Heche, Joan Chen to name a few. He is a frequent beauty expert / contributor to beauty blogs and also a guest artist to some of the biggest haircare brands in the world. He was a North American Hairstyling Awards winner for Texture in 2007 and Editorial stylist of the year for 2010, Steve has been a finalist 7 years running amassing 11 nominations.

Genevieve Palogan


Genevieve’s interest in the beauty industry emerged 17 years ago while working as a salon coordinator and finishing her last semester of college. Cosmetology replaced grad school, and she has exercised her passion ever since. Being a stylist satiates her boundless creativity, love of hair coloring, cutting and affection for people. She enjoys and excels at working with all types of hair from thick straight hair to textured curls and especially loves creative color techniques. She finds inspiration through fashion editorials, advanced education and her community of talented artists.

Tricia Parrish

Certified Massage Therapist

I’ve been on a personal journey of conscious healing and awakening for 25 years and a certified healing bodyworker for 24 years. This deepens my understanding, sensitivity and compassion for others.
My passion is in sharing the terrain I have traversed thru this work. I have extensive education and certified training. My work is my life’s work. My own path of healing and transformation have led me to the realization that we all have the potential to heal and awaken, I offer guidance in that process. We all are able to to open our hearts, and experience the truth of who we are in wholeness and oneness. I explore all of this with you through the body.
The body holds every experience and memory, positive and negative, within every cell. Our lives are a reflection of this. Illness, disease and pain are an expression of this. Our body is always showing us where we need to heal, it’s an invitation to go deeper and find true freedom.
I share this journey with you.

Kasi Bailey


As an artist, I see hair as the cherry on top to personal expression and self care. It is a personal mission of mine to keep everyone’s style modern but fun. My career, which started in 2012, has taken me to many places including barbering in Boston and the Vidal Sasson Academy in NYC. Hair is a statement piece and I love to work vivid colors and balayage into a look with a sharp bob, pixie, or textured shag. I am your girl for something new!