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It started with a dream then an idea. After five years behind the chair, Lorry Green needed something more. She needed direction and knew others did too. Lorry desired a clear, guided, lucrative career path for herself and other eager, willing, and passionate hairdressers. After looking into options, she decided she could create a family-like salon culture with limitless boundaries. A salon home where like-minded hairstylists, new and seasoned, can make and conquer career and life goals while finding the balance they all desired.
Lorry’s vision paired with a solid plan led to her dream becoming a reality. She took a risk and opened her first salon in 2006. Creatives on her team make a lucrative living doing what they love-connecting with others and creating beautiful hair! Lorry has provided a career trajectory for 150+ cosmetologists in her now 4 Washington State salon locations. Stay tuned! There’s no stopping now!
Hollie graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Communications and a minor in Sociology. After graduation, she completed an internship with Sub Pop records and went on to work for a radio station conglomerate group in downtown Seattle. While she always had a love of music, her true passion was all things hair related.
In 2001 she decided to take the plunge and pursue her dreams of working in the hair industry. She joined the Elle Marie team as the 8th employee in January, 2008 and became Lorry’s Assistant Manager at the Mill Creek location, eventually moving into the Manager position at Mill Creek. In the fall of 2012 she moved over to manage our newest location in Alderwood. Hollie is now the Director of Operations for all locations, still working behind the chair in Mill Creek, and one of our education stylists working to train incoming Associates.
Krysten’s passion for the industry is rooted in growing and developing people both personally and professionally. She believes that life is a journey and every moment is an opportunity to learn and make connections; it’s not about how fast you make it to your destination but the road it takes to get there and the experiences and memories created along the way.
Since the age of 7, when her mom would take her to get perms at the local salon she knew that one day she would grow up to work in the beauty industry. It was those special appointments where she felt surrounded by love and joy.
While attending college at the International Academy of Design and Technology- Seattle, Krysten received a phone call from her hairstylist asking if she would be interested in working at the front desk of her salon. Without hesitation, she leaped at the opportunity and since 2006 has not looked back. While she completed her degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising she continued to work her way up in the salon industry by saying “YES” to every opportunity which has led to a very colorful career. In 2015 she attended EVCC HR Management Program where she focused on Human Resources and people development so she could continue to nurture her education and fuel her passion for the industry.
Acacia brought almost 10 years of salon-support experience with her when started with Elle Marie in 2015 as a Guest Service Administrator. Her life-long passion for art and design, along with her time spent at Kansas City Art Institute and Cornish College of the Arts, allowed her to quickly transition into the Marketing Department as a Graphic Designer, followed by Marketing and Communications Director, and finally Director of Operations.
When not at work, Acacia enjoys gardening, playing video games, DIY projects, and spending time with her family.