Elixir Salon
1599 Hopkins St.
Berkeley, CA 94707
510.526.1700
 

MEET THE TEAM

Alexandra Sussman

Salon Owner/Stylist

From the time she was old enough to hold a brush or twist strands into a braid, Alexandra has spent a lifetime following her passion for hair. Alexandra has been slinging hair in the Berkeley area since 1994, and has been the owner of Elixir Salon since 2002. Alexandra’s decades in the business have given her a firm grasp on what clients want from a stylist and a salon. Because your hair is the accessory you display every day, Alexandra and her team are committed to making the most of your natural attributes. Alexandra is committed not just to your well-being and appearance, but also your health and that of the environment. Alexandra has ensured that Elixir follows green practices and uses and retails companies that are environmentally sustainable. Your 100% satisfaction is most important to her and she personally guarantees the satisfaction of every client, every time. In her free time, Alexandra loves dogs, coffee, fitness, and going to Death Angel concerts with her friends.

Amy Donaldson

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.

Mireya Albarran

Stylist

I love working with my hands. I enjoy the process of playing with hair, having it speak to me. When someone sits in my chair, there is a surrender, they feel relaxed. I help create that feeling for them. I take charge of their hair. You are the queen or king, your hair is your crown! I am humbled by my role in this relationship; I’m also grateful for it and excited by it too.

Jasmin Jessica

Stylist

I absolutely love what I do. I think that’s because I’m a creative, driven person. I always want to be the best at anything I do; and I love color; and working on different types of hair — the more challenging, the better. When I meet and exceed a client’s expectations, it’s rewarding!

May I brag? One of my favorite compliments was from my client, Anya Fernald, who is the founder and CEO of Belcampo Meat Co; she said, “If you could cook as well as you do hair…!”

I have ten years experience in hair. I graduated from the Cinta Aveda Institute in 2009 and I’ve taken multiple hair classes, including hair theory, color class, and I am currently taking a watercolor painting class at Laney — which is also inspiring my hair work. I’ve also had in-house training in customer service skills.

Beyond technical skill, I would say one of my strongest talents as a hair stylist is reading people. I can tell if a person wants a real change or is just going through a stressful time, and they really don’t want to cut all of their hair off. When I DO get the green light to use my creative hair magic, that’s when I get really great ideas.

Amanda Ross

Intermediate Stylist

Bio Coming Soon

Whitney Buchanan

Stylist

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!

Rose Bouvier

Stylist

BOOKING: https://rosebouvier.glossgenius.com/

Training. Vidal Sassoon SF and LA / Aveda/ Warren/ bumble and bumble / davines/ Eufora / Hot heads/ Keratin complex/ Cadiveu/ Licensed since 1993 For me hair is art, self expression, the feather in your cap. I was lucky to find my passion early. As an artist this happens. One cannot stop creating ever, for I also create happiness, confidence, ease. When you look good you do good. I want to put that feather in your cap. I want you to shine. I want you to feel as though you can conquer anything in your path. I went to beauty school as an ROP program in high school. By the time I graduated I already had my first job doing hair. I’ve been doing hair in the east bay non stop ever since. Fast forward 26 years through continuous training I’m an amazing stylist and artist. I throughly look forward to making your hair dreams come true. To give back to Mother Earth I am proud to be part of the green circle salon movement . To give back to the community I spend time in the elderly and handicapped community as they are often invisible.

Melody Jones

Stylist

melody is an inspired and creative stylist who draws from the beauty of nature and the vibrancy of the people and the world around her.  born and raised in miami, florida, melody embraces her multi-cultural approach to designing hair in the bay area.  with a background in biology, music and interior design, hair coloring and cutting comes naturally.  her diverse pool of experiences enhances her skills and her caring nature makes her a great listener and a wonderful stylist.

Shannon Solano

Stylist

BOOKING- email shaz4hair@gmail.com

Hi, I am Shannon,

A little about me: I’m creative, curious, intrigued by people, their look, their behavior, and their beliefs.

I’ve been loving connecting and collaborating with my clients for dare I say it, 30 years!

 

As a hair artist, I enjoy coaxing out your inner beauty… your existing intrinsic radiance if you will.

 

While I have an affinity for nature, including…natural curls, and natural colour (YES this includes you silver foxes, I can help you embrace that silver, or cover it up!)  I strongly believe in having fun enhancing what you’ve been given, and let’s face it- hair colour is a gift worth playing with!  I get super excited about colour and often thrive on a good colour correction. (it’s ok, you can put down the box colour now, we’re open, and I’ve got you!).

So What’s keeping you from having the look you’ve always wanted? I can even give you length and fullness too, just ask!

Let see if we can make your hair dreams happen <3

 

email me at shaz4hair@gmail.com for a consultation and/or to book with me. I look forward to seeing you!

Tania Robertson

Stylist

BOOKING: tania417@sbcglobal.net

Tania is a Berkeley native and has worked at Elixir since 2006! She can often be found with her rat terrier, Henry and loves 80’s music. Tania works Thursday and Saturday and specializes in natural looks, time efficiency and short hair.

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.