Meet your Artists
Welsy started her apprenticeship in 2008 and was extremely lucky to learn under 15 mentors during her education as a stylist. In 2018 Welsy started to focus on becoming a hair loss specialist and started her journey with Natural Beaded Row.
“Being a hairstylist is my love and passion. I’ve landed great jobs working with hair in fashion shows, weddings, magazines, being an educator and salon boutiques. I love the personal experiences I gain in the salon atmosphere where I can help women choose the best style and hair color for their face shape and skin tone. While showing them they can have their desired dream hair with hair extensions and guiding them in the best styling techniques that will work for their lifestyle. I enjoy making my clients look as lovely on the outside as they are on the inside.”
Welsy is currently a certified Natural Beaded Row’s artist. She loves transforming a client's overall look and styling all different hair textures. She’s accepting new hair extension clientele.
Sam found her passion for hair in the world of YouTube. She attended school a few towns over from where she lived. So her friends lived far away and she found herself with a lot of free time on her hands–the perfect recipe for a young girl with an internet connection & a Conair curling iron.
Since joining the ELLE Style Studio family as an apprentice, Sam has learned that being a good stylist means much more than just being skilled with shears and color theory. “I’m very lucky to work alongside very talented women who make it their mission every day to make the world feel more beautiful.”
Sam is a Boston native who’s been in Richmond for 6 years now. In her free time, she loves reading, shopping, and eating/drinking her way through the city with friends.
Margaret worked in salons throughout high school, her love and excitement for hair grew immensely so it was only right that she graduated and immediately began cosmetology school. Attending the Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology in Tyson’s Corner, Margaret graduated at the top of her class and started her apprenticeship post-graduation. Focusing on precision cutting and dimensional hair color, Margaret’s style is effortlessly chic and truly enhances your natural beauty with ease.
Featured on the cover of Richmond Weddings 2017, Margaret’s bridal styles are truly a work of art. Diligence and creativity keep her on top as she creates these flowing, dreamy styles. Being fearlessly authentic Margaret has worked with many different vendors such as Nine Roses Jewelry and Verdalina clothing, providing expert on-site hair and makeup services. Certified with DevaCurl, Brazilian Blowout, Allied Beauty Educators, Business of Balayage and Babe Hair Extensions.
From a young age, Christy has always loved playing with and coloring her own hair. She relished any opportunity to try new and edgy things with her own personal look. Then, at 30 years old, Christy applied for a salon apprenticeship and began almost immediately. She worked in that position for about 7 years, while learning from many wonderful and talented artists. Christy then took a break for a few years and is now back and ready to learn as much as she can to be the best stylist possible.
Christy's main career goal is to be certified in Natural Beaded Rows. "I would love to work with clients who have hair disorders with the hopes of getting them to a place with their hair that makes them feel nothing less than amazing!!" Beyond NBR, Christy also enjoys doing color services and makeup.
Chief Marketing Operator
After completing her Bachelor's degree in English Literature at James Madison University, Savannah spent her first years out of college as a teacher. Looking to shake things up a bit, she and her partner Emmett lived abroad in New Zealand and Australia for two years. While abroad, she entered the hospitality industry and developed a strong knack for organizational and administrative skills.
Always having been inclined to be creative, Savannah also began offering her services in Social Media Marketing management during this time. After returning stateside and settling in Richmond, she began working with Welsy & the Elle Style Team first as a receptionist before transitioning into her current position as Chief Marketing Operator.