Our Team

About Elite Hair Extensions Gold Coast / Brisbane

Our beautiful boutique salon is open 5 days per week and offers late night appointments Wednesdays, Thursday’s and additional days by request.

At Elite, we take the time to understand your hair and what you want to achieve. When visiting us, you will be looked after by one of our very carefully selected and highly trained professionals.

Our expert team of senior hairdressers have extensive training in their area of specialty. They are able to cater to your every need, without compromise. They will provide unbiased, honest advice and promise safe and flawless application of hair extensions to ensure the natural hair continues to grow without stress or damage.

To keep up with the latest in hairdressing trends and techniques, the team are required to further enhance their skills with in-salon salon training, external industry events, courses, workshops, competitions and attend hair, beauty, and fashion shows.

We are proud to be an exclusive Kerastase + Loreal salon, stocking the very best in professional products. We also have a full range of LaBiosetique styling range, GHD and our very own range of Elite hair care products.


Creative directore since: 2008

Makayla Kelly is undoubtedly the queen of Hair Extensions on the Gold Coast. Regularly sought out by A-Lister’s and constantly in high demand by her following of loyal clientele, she is the go-to woman when it comes to seamless extensions.
A trusted expert, for years now, Makayla has been weaving her magic on celebrities and film sets behind the scenes. For her, this has been one of her highlights and an opportunity that she had never envisaged.

Founder and owner of Elite Hair, Makayla has a wealth of industry experience after 16 years perfecting her craft and pursuing her passion for continuous discovery. Like so many in the industry, her dream started with a love for the glamour, artistic and social attractions the career had to offer.
Ironically, not one to embrace the spotlight, Makayla has never chased awards and recognition, but instead focused on building her brand through her team culture. On first impression, an initially reserved exterior belies Makayla’s bubbly nature and competitive edge (or commanding presence).

Building her brand into the powerhouse it is today has only been possible through the mutual dedication and commitment that exists between her and her team. The Intimate connection to her people is obvious.
“They are my work family. They are the people I choose to spend my days with and share my brand with. I love them!”
What you see today when you walk into the Elite Salon Space has been inspired from the inside out…literally. Brand Elite started its journey from the humble beginnings of Makayla’s family home.

With five-star reviews, Team Elite stands out from the crowd with its glowing reputation and vibrant atmosphere. Placing a genuine focus on the values and culture that inspire her team, Makayla has built a strong foundation for the personal growth and development of her people.
In reference to the Elite core values, she states, “It’s how we know we’re on the right path.”
Having built strong partnerships with key supplier brands Loreal, Kerastase and Great Lengths, Makayla and her team are fully equipped to offers the touch of luxury and quality her clients deserve.

Despite her success, Makayla has consistently been torn between her life’s two greatest loves – hair and family. The pull from her vision of building an empire hasn’t left much time for play.
In stark contrast to the world of Elite, her interests outside of hair revolve around the simpler things in life. Whether it’s sourcing the best local eateries or spending time in the sun, it’s being with her family that counts.
Either way Makayla knows the future is bright, as she will continue to pour her heart and soul into whatever she pursues.


Salon Manager + senior stylist | Elite family since 2016

Donna is Elite’s salon Manager and proud to be up for salon manager of the year at this year's industry awards. She has been in the industry for 17 years, working alongside some of the greatest. Donna loves fashion, writing and travel. She loves being apart of the Elite family, so much so that her and Zane share the same “Elite” tattoo


Senior stylist | Elite family since 2016

As the Kerastase Master Ambassador and semi finalist in the L'oreal colour trophy, Zane has always been industry recognised. Even as an apprentice being nominated for apprentice of the year. Being able to create the whole look of his guests and have them feel amazing is what he loves most about his career.


Emerging stylist | Elite family since 2017

This year alone Britt was nominated for Apprentice of the year and Loreal Colour Trophy Rising Star. She has a love for Astrology, Foiling and balayage. She is strong in styling and helping you to realise your hair dreams.


Senior stylist | Elite family since 2018

Jacinta is recognised nation wide as extensionist of the year for Great Lengths. She is a Kerastase ambassador and Loreal semi finalist for Colour Trophy 2020. Jacinta is a creative colourist and lends her passion + knowledge to our emerging team as the salons colour educator. Jacinta loves all things blonde hair and her cat Steven.


Emerging stylist | Elite family since 2018

Dakota began her hairdressing in Canada in 2017 Dakota is a perfectionist and creative styler. She will be competing as a Rising Star in L'oreal's Colour trophy in 2021 Loves travel, fashion and still has the Canadian accent which we all enjoy.