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.
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.
Meet our Director of Skincare and Master Aesthetician, Lisa. Often described as a skincare nerd, Lisa has been providing quality skin care to high end clientele for more than 18 years. She specializes in treating acne, acne scarring, hormonal breakouts, rosacea, melasma, hyper-pigmentation, sun-damage, and signs of aging. Lisa is passionate about getting to the root of each individual skin problem and creating a customized plan to truly help improve her client’s lives.
When she’s not changing faces and lives, Lisa can be found spending quality time with her granddaughter, living her best life on the lake shore, and finding her zen practicing yoga.
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 an advanced trained Novalash Eyelash Extension Artist, a PhiBrow eyebrow microblading Artist, and Chasing Vanity’s highest trained Hair Extension Specialist with numerous certifications in multiple application methods. Her vast skill set and passion for perfection help her clients look their very best and have led her to become one of Grand Rapids’ top stylists.
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.
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.
Meet Hannah! Originally a Traverse City native, Hannah has made her mark as an exceptional stylist in Grand Rapids over the last 5 years. She is exceptional with trendy haircuts and beautiful colors but prides herself in being able to give her guests a blowout that will last for days. Her exceptional skills have made her one of the most sought-after bridal stylist in the Grand Rapids area. She is an expert at creating gorgeous, elegant bridal styles that will last all day and night!
When she is not giving her guests the trendiest of tresses, Hannah can be found spending time with her fur babies Juniper and Darla or out exploring Grand Rapids with her husband and friends.
Jailyn is excited to be working behind the chair as a salon assistant at Chasing Vanity! She excels with color and has a passion for working with extensions. Jailyn loves transforming her guests and being able to connect with all types of people. Jailyn comes from a long line of talented stylists being her great grandmother and grandmother were both salon owners and stylists, which fuels her passion for this industry. Jailyn wakes up to drink coffee and loves her furry, four-legged friends. She can’t wait to launch her full-time CV career!
Lindsy has been with Chasing Vanity since December, 2017 and comes with over 10 years of experience. She has a great passion for hair and loves to meet new people. Getting to connect with clients and make them feel their best is her favorite part!
A few areas of expertise Lindsy excels at are natural lived in color, balayage, pricision haircuts and styling. She is certified in tape in and I tip extensions and brazilian blowouts. She is also our Network Educator for Bumble & Bumble.
When Lindsy isn't at work she loves doing anything outdoors! Whether that's running, hiking, mountain biking or planning her next vacation with her husband, Mike. She also enjoys checking out ANY new restaurant in town!
Lindsy loves Chasing Vanity for the small, fun filled group that feels like family. Also for the amazing education that is provided for us to help us grow!
Lani is from the Grand Rapids area and has always had a love for art. She saw hair as way to express that passion. Lani has been doing hair for over fifteen years. Lani has a passion for all things hair color! From red heads and brunettes, to blonde bombshells Lani has a knack for creating that perfect hue. With Lani’s creative eye she also enjoys cutting curly hair and creating length and thickness thru the use of extensions. Lani believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field in order to provide excellent service to her clientele. When Lani is not behind the chair she loves spending time with family, playing games and puzzles and enjoying music.
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.
Say hello to Catherine (or Cat, as we like to call her), our resident Jack of All Trades! Cat graduated cosmetology school in 2015 and dove into her career feet first. She can do it all and is certified in all things hair, nails, waxing, bridal, and lash lifts, but she especially loves doing men’s haircuts, finding her guests that perfect blonde color, and creating bridal styles! She can always be found with a smile on her face and a listening ear.
When she’s not at the salon Cat is a water baby!
Certified in Brazilian blowouts, tape-in extensions, and CND shellac. I believe everyone's look should have 3 F's Flexible, Functional, and FABULOUS.
Becca Graduated from Aveda, completed CVs assistant program, and now is constantly searching for the latest and greatest trends in hair, to bring back the techniques into the salon. Bex loves all things cutting and color and believes the two go hand in hand. When Becca is not behind the chair you can find her surrounded by animals of all kind! From caring for alpacas to going above and beyond for all her guests, Becca has a knack for caring for all of those around her, and going the extra mile in everything she does.
Meet Alice! She received her cosmetology license in 2017 so even though she is relatively new to the world of hair she feels she has found her true calling. Alice is passionate about people and prides herself in truly listening to what her guests want and delivering the cut, color, or style of their dreams! She truly loves connecting with her guests and making them feel like her BFF the minute they sit in her chair. Her talent with hair is undeniable and her positive, bubbly personality is infectious, so you’ll leave with an amazing new ‘do feeling refreshed and uplifted! Whether you’re looking for a total makeover or a quick trim, Alice is your girl!
In her spare time, Alice loves spending time with her friends and family, being outdoors, and honing her embroidery and leather working skills.
Say hello to Peyton! She has been taking the world of hair by storm since 2017 when she graduated from Douglas J Aveda. She loves all things blonde and absolutely loves giving a gorgeous blonde transformation. Peyton has an eye for color transformations and finding you that perfect cut and is a master at creating the most gorgeous, trendy braided styles!
When she’s not behind the chair, Peyton can be found in the great outdoors. She loves boating, golden-doodles and Starbucks salted caramel mochas.
Amber started her career in hair 11 years ago while living in Chicago. At that point she had spent almost a decade in the service industry and wanted to combine her love for people with her love for fashion and beauty. She spent time behind the chair at a few salons, was an educator at the Aveda Institute for over 5 years, and has run her own hair studio. Amber loves all hair types and clients, but swoons over red heads, curls, and dimensional color. While she loves having her hands in hair and making people feel and look their best, her favorite part of her job is the personal connection she has with every person who sits in her chair. When she's not making people beautiful, she's at home being a mommy to an amazing little boy. Amber dreams of one day rekindling her passion for teaching and becoming a Kevin Murphy educator.
Say hello to Ashley, one of our amazing nail technicians! Ashley was born and raised in Grand Rapids and before she was taming nails she worked as a corrections officer. She has been a nail technician exclusively for over 6 years now and is a CND Master Painter and CND Shellac Certified Pro. Ashley has an unparalleled eye for detail, which lends itself to the incredible nail art she produces. From glitter and polka dots to detailed, hand-painted drawing, she is a master with the brush.
Ashley loves all things Harry Potter, cats, books, and scary movies and when she’s not crushing it with her nail designs she’s crushing the competition as a national champion power-lifter in the APF/AAPF.