Our Team

About Elite Hair Extensions Gold Coast / Brisbane

Our beautiful boutique salon is open 6 days per week and offers late night appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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 girls required to further enhance their skills with on-site salon training, off-site courses, workshops, competitions and attend hair, beauty, and fashion shows.

We are proud to be a Goldwell salon, stocking the very best in professional products. We also have a full range of Moroccanoil, GHD and now our very own range of Elite hair care products.


Creative directore since: 2008

Specialty: Hair extensions

Industry experience: Qualified hairdresser with 13 years experience, has worked as a hair extensions educator, as well as being an extension specialist for a major film company.

Loves: Making people feel good and making a difference to their hair health

Loathes: Fake looking hair extensions & over processed hair

Why she loves working at Elite: For the high standards, level of up skilling/training, the great team, atmosphere and amazing clients.

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.


Staff Member Since: 2009

Specialty: Hair extensions

Other industry experience: Years of cutting, restyling, colouring, foiling and up-styling. Leecy also has experience with beauty treatments.

Loves: Making people feel their absolute best and seeing them walk out smiling. She says it makes her happy to know shes done her job by making someone feel confident and happy.

Loathes: Bad hair days! We all have them! Thankfully Leecy keeps up to date with the latest courses and training to prevent or fix these days.

Why she loves working at Elite: Working with a great bunch of girls as a real team. Having amazing clients who all feel like friends. She feels everyday is a good day as Elite has a great atmosphere and she has so much fun in her workplace.

Stacey Rose

Staff Member Since: 2015

Specialty: Creative colour and foiling

Other industry experience: Hospitality, eyelash and brow tinting, up styling courses

Loves: Colouring and upstyling

Why she loves working at Elite: She loves when people walk out of the salon feeling amazing due to her work. She loves building relationships with clients and the friendly environment.


Staff Member Since: 2014

Specialty: Color

Other industry experience: Started as an apprentice hairdresser then moved into salon management.

Loves: Colouring, foils, balyage, natural looking hair.

Loathes: Bad foils, regrowth, noticeable extensions, home colours!

What you love working at Elite: Great clients and wonderful atmosphere.


Staff Member Since: 2015

Specialty: Cutting, colouring and blow waving.

Other industry experience: Salon management and various colour & cutting courses.

Loves: Cutting hair into styles her clients can manage, blow waving– whether its straight and sleek, or full of body and bounce.

Loathes: Damaged & breaking hair that hasn’t been treated properly

What you love working at Elite: Rebecca loves coming into work because all the staff have such a passion for hair. They will all be honest and will advise if they know a service will compromise the clients hair. The wonderful clientele make coming into work an absolute pleasure.

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