"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do" - Rumi
Salon Owner/ Artistic Director
With more than 25 years in the hair industry Elan McDowell is a renowned hair stylist, educator and consultant. Beginning her career in her home city of London, Elan discovered a passion and skill for hair. Her expertise took her to Italy and then to America where she continued to develop her talent as a salon and editorial stylist. Practicing in salons across New York and Connecticut, Elan took on Artistic Directorship and Salon Manager roles helping to successfully educate and develop teams.
Throughout her career Elan has also working as an educator for global organizations such as Graham Webb International, L'oreal Professional, ESP and Unwash. Elan continues to inspire and nurture the next generation of hairstylists with her salon consultancy service for business owners. The program offers differing levels of assessment to create and implement better working practices so to improve the profitability, skills and morale of staff and the business as a whole.
In 2012 Elan decided to step out on her own and pursue her own vision with Studio Elan, an intimate hair studio in New Canaan, Connecticut and moved to more spacious premises in 2016. With a loyal following and ever growing client base Elan’s vision is to create a space where the focus is truly on the client and their needs. Studio Elan is dedicated to providing an unparalleled level of service and styling excellence to ensure that every client leaves looking their fabulous best.
Jessica is a senior stylist with more than 16 years of experience behind the chair in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
A precision haircutter, she has a passion for event styling and professional up-do’s. Jessica’s positivity and energetic spirit bring a warmth to the salon. She loves helping her clients express themselves through their hair - whether that’s a polished blowout, a transformative new haircut or the routine maintenance that makes daily at-home styling successful.
Jessica is excited to bring her passion for hair to Studio Elan.
Bobby is proud to call Studio Elan his home. His dream of becoming a hair stylist started at a very young age when he loved styling hair and creating new looks for his family and friends.
Bobby graduated from cosmetology school in 2012 with a love of color formulation. Bobby continues to hone his passion and natural talent for hair color formulation and has been nicknamed the “glaze master” by Studio Elan staff. When not working at Studio Elan, Bobby’s evolving creativity can be found in the theater where he enjoys performing productions as both a vocalist and dancer. The only thing that shines brighter than his smile is his passion for hair.
Amanda has been a stylist for five years and her enthusiasm for highlighting and coloring is beautifully demonstrated by her artistic approach.
Amanda's number one priority is in treating her clients with great care and attention to develop lasting and professional relationships. Her dedication to the craft of hair dressing ensures that each customer leaves Studio Elan looking and feeling their beautiful best.