A place to become the best version of yourself.
A Grand Rapids native and the oldest of seven children, Elisabeth has always had a natural knack for leading. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Elisabeth has always had an incredible sense of drive, which she has channeled into every endeavor she’s taken on. Years of competitive sports and structured discipline have molded her into the strong leader and entrepreneur she is today, teaching her to embrace her fears and blaze a trail for others to follow.
After graduating from Chic University, Elisabeth wanted to push her education to the limit. She assisted under an expert teacher and Redken educator at a high-end salon in Grand Rapids and was able to continue passionately pursuing her education in cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. She was determined to continue learning the newest techniques and applications to become a top artist in her field.
When a unique opportunity came to her from out West, she decided to accept a position as a Color Specialist on the Las Vegas strip at the renowned ARIA Resort Salon, and then the Mandarin Oriental. After years in Las Vegas, Elisabeth decided it was time to return home with all of the knowledge she gained. Elisabeth moved back to Grand Rapids in 2012 to make her dream of owning her own salon a reality and opened Chasing Vanity the following year!
Elisabeth loves helping her team of artists nurture their individual careers and has a true passion for coaching and educating them along the way. She is committed to keeping Chasing Vanity at the forefront of what is trending by inviting top educators and artists in the industry to host educational classes for her team. When she is not working, Elisabeth is a self-proclaimed adventurer with insatiable wanderlust. She has a passion for new experiences and cultures and travels as much as her busy schedule allows. She lives for an adventurous hike, a sandy beach, and quiet time with her husband Adam.
Stacie Nail Technician & Aesthetician
Hi, my name is Stacie Spaulding and I have been with Chasing Vanity for almost 3 years. As a certified nail technician, it is my goal to give you the best nails you’ve ever had. I enjoy getting to personally know each of my clients while sharing stories about my passions for my children and my pets. When I’m not at work, I look forward to the spending time with my family and friends outdoors. Chasing Vanity allows me to express my creativity to give you the best experience possible. It is truly a wonderful place to work and full of amazing talent.
Follow her: @stacie_chasingvanity
Medi Spa, Salon Nail Technician, Aesthetician
Hey, I’m Kayden! I graduated from Douglas J. Aveda in 2019 and have been a part of the CV family ever since! I have always had a creative hand and knew from an early age that I wanted to channel that gift into my future career. I have a passion for extensions and am certified in the Invisible Bead Extension method. I love color and get way too excited when someone wants to chop all their hair off! I aim to make people smile, laugh, and feel beautiful when they leave my chair!
When I’m not at the salon, you can find me reading, going on fun adventures, or playing Dungeons and Dragons.
Crystal Front Desk Staff
Originally from GR. Spent 20 years in Traverse City area. Came back because of the love of the city and more opportunity. Found my passion, enrolled in Douglas J Aveda 2 months later. Knew i needed to be a part of something special…wasn’t settling for just being anywhere…. Chasing Vanity….For the time in the Spa i like having my client forget about the busy of life and enjoying the moment to care for themselves. Spare time I love time with friends n family. Hobby is finding old furniture and seeing how i can make it beautiful again.
Medi Spa, Salon Front Desk Staff
Dawn Borreson R.N. – Master Injector
Meet our Master Injector, Dawn Borreson, R.N. Dawn graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy and has achieved numerous nursing certifications and awards including her Masters Degree. Dawn is a Registered Nurse for the past 40 years and specifically in the last 7 years of her experience, Dawn specialized in aesthetics and cosmetic injectables in Grand Rapids, MI. She has extensive training in injecting dermal fillers, Botox®, Microneedling SkinPen, and lasers.
Dawn’s professionalism and attention to detail help her patients to look and feel their best. Her greatest joy is enhancing the natural beauty of her patients by customizing their treatments to achieve their aesthetic goals. Dawn is a member of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetics Nurses and continues to improve her skills with ongoing aesthetic education. Dawn is now accepting new guests Chasing Vanity Medi Spa.
Follow her: @dawnrnchasingvanity
Medi Spa, Injectables Master Injector, RN
Hi I’m Jailyn! I’m originally from the UP, where I studied cosmetology at Northern Michigan University! I moved to Grand Rapids to launch my career, and have been a full-time hair stylist since 2018. I was inspired by my family, filled with amazing cosmetologists. My grandmas taught me some of the first techniques I ever learned; you could say it’s in our blood.
My passion for cosmetology led me to my love of fashion and expressing myself! My whole heart belongs to my girl, Mocha Jean, the most perfect pup!
I thrive on big hair transformations, color applications, blonding and color corrections. My move to Chasing Vanity has allowed me to find a passion for all things extensions! Ive been able to gain extensive training on various hair extensions, finding the perfect match for everyone.
My goal is to always make you feel absolutely beautiful and in love with yourself! I can’t wait to meet you and make you feel your very best!
Follow me on Instagram: @jailyngilleshair
Hi, I’m Carissa! I graduated from the Salon Professional Academy in 2019 and have enjoyed continuing to grow my knowledge ever since. I have a passion for color, blonding, and love doing lash extensions! I enjoy being able to connect with whoever is in my chair and pride myself on making them amazing when they leave! When I’m not at work, I love going on adventures, spending days at the beach, and quality time with friends! I hope to see you in my chair soon!
Meet Erin! She has been with Chasing Vanity since the beginning and has lovingly become known as the salon’s resident perfectionist for her unwavering attention to detail. Erin is a highly skilled Hair Extension Specialist with numerous certifications in multiple application methods. She is constantly seeking out the latest education and perfecting her craft further which makes her the best at everything she does! Her vast skill set and passion for excellence help her clients look their very best and have led her to become one of the top stylists in the midwest. Erin has risen as a leader at Chasing Vanity taking on and helping train rising stars as her assistants, helping run the salon side, and always lending her expertise to those around her.
When Erin is not behind the chair, you can find her being Super Mom to two little ones, making regular Starbucks visits, and keeping Target in business.
Follow her: @erincarolanbeauty
Hi my name is Jessie! I graduated Douglas J Aveda’s esthiology program in 2020. I am very excited about getting to finally do what I love. I have loved skincare for as long as I can remember and it took me a long time to get the courage to go school, but I did it! I have a little family, my dog who’s my best friend, my guy and my stepson. I love to binge watch reality tv but I also love being outside, running, biking, hiking, and exploring. I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to join the CV family and can’t wait to see what the future holds. Let’s talk about skin soon!! Follow me on Instagram @esti_jessie
Hi I’m Lindsy! I’ve been with Chasing Vanity since 2017 & have over 15 year of experience in the industry.
I have a passion for color & love natural looks! Whether that be the perfect dimensional brunette or seamless blonde, I strive for perfection in every color. I’m also certified in Bellami Extensions & Brazilian Blowouts. If you’re looking to add a little length or volume or smooth your hair for more manageability, these services would be perfect for you!
Education has always been important to me since I started my career. This industry is constantly changing, so each year I make it a priority to seek out new classes to refine my skills on the latest trends & techniques. I also play an important role in our assistant program by prepping our new talent with the education they need to provide the ultimate services for our new guests.
When I’m not at work I love spending time with my husband, 2 dogs & friends. I enjoy traveling, cooking, hiking & getting out to the lakeshore as much as possible in the summer!
Follow me on Instagram! @lbhair_gr
Hello! My name is Terri Bowyer and I am a medical aesthetician and laser technician! My passion for the beauty industry and achieving beautiful skin began in high school, although it took me years to recognize this passion! In 2018 I decided to change my career path and pursue aesthetics. I graduated from Douglas J Aveda Institute, while there I decided medical aesthetics was the niche for me! I received my laser certification from National Laser Institute in 2020 and then took off running. Working for Chasing Vanity is where I found my professional home and where I’m excited to take my knowledge to new heights. I am also a mother to the most adorable little boy and we have a doggo named Leo. In our spare time you can find us at the beach and taking long walks (aka shopping).
Give me a follow @youresti_terri
Abby is one of the original members of the Chasing Vanity team, having been with the company since day one. Her role as Salon Team Leader gives her an opportunity to provide guest service, as well as guiding the team towards excellence. Chances are if you’ve called the salon you’ve had a change to chat with her! She’s an avid lover of talking, sweet treats, changing her hair color, and a nice glass of scotch. When she’s not at Chasing Vanity, Abby loves spending time with and going on adventures with her husband Tony, being under the stars, and snuggling with her cats.
Hi my name is Becca! I graduated from Aveda in 2016 and have been with CV fordoge last 5 years. I love cut and color services and have a firm belief that they go hand in hand. Every look I create with you should check off the three F’s Flexible, Functional, and FABULOUS. When I’m not behind the chair you can usually find me with some sort of animal, usually with my dog Reagan. But occasionally with an Alpaca or two.
I can’t wait to meet you in my chair, and make you look and feel your best. Follow me on Instagram https://instagram.com/becksdoeshair?igshid=1fl4jrnicu4s5
Hi! I’m Jade! I graduated from Douglas J Aveda Institute and started my career with the CV family right after! I absolutely love being a part of this amazing team everyday and so thankful for all the knowledge I have learned since being here! I love everything about lashes and dimensional colors! When I am not in the salon you can find me spending time with k9 babies Kiah and Jax. I have a new passion for everything yoga including all of the adorable athleisure. I love spending time with friends and family. And my favorite thing about my job is being able to make people feel beautiful and confident!
Hi there! My name is Madeline, but feel free to call me Maddie. You may have recently seen me working at the front desk of both the Salon and Medi spa, where I have found another perfect fit for me at CV! I have been a part of the Chasing Vanity family for going on six years as a Makeup Artist; my passion is helping clients feel their most confident. I enjoy doing dramatic, clean and everything in between! With that eye for detail in hand, I began studying the techniques of microblading and look forward to being able to offer that service to the public as soon as I am certified! In addition to microblading, I am working as an apprentice to become a licensed esthetician; I can’t wait to offer a variety of services, that help anyone feel beautiful and confident.
While I’m not at CV I enjoy camping, paint pouring, spending time with my partner David and our fur baby Oscar, and have been performing on stage since the age of 8 and participating in as much community theatre as possible since 2009, which actually lead to my passion for makeup! Check out my work & follow on Instagram: @wake_up4makeup
Hey! I’m Sam! I’m a California native, I found myself nestled in the heart of Grand Rapids after graduating cosmetology school in 2018.
I’ve always loved the diversity and creativity in the beauty industry, which brought me to Chasing Vanity in 2020.
I’m a three times certified lash and makeup artist, I pride myself in going the extra mile for my clients. Lashes can make anyone feel their best, and I absolutely love being able to create that with you!
When I’m not at the salon you can find me snuggling my cats, at any local plant shop, deep diving into any murder documentary, or nose deep in a book.
Check out my work on Instagram! @samdoesbeauty
Hi, I’m Tristen! I’ve been a stylist since 2017 and am originally from the Lansing area. I moved to Grand Rapids three years ago and not so shortly after that joined the CV family! I have a passion for extensions and am certified many different techniques, ensuring I can find a perfect fit for my client’s lifestyle! I also love working with color! My main goal and priority in the salon is creating a connection with my clients while making their hair goals come to life! Outside of the salon I’m still about as right-brain as humanly possible. I love music, painting, traveling, fashion, interior design and spending quality time with friends and family. I am a mother to a beautiful kitty, whose name is about the funniest thing you’ll ever hear! If you can guess it, your service is on me 😉
Follow my Instagram: beauty_by_tristen