Meet our Appleton stylists

Lauren Gustafson

Lauren has been passionate about the beauty industry ever since she can remember. From clipping barrettes in her grandpa's hair as a toddler — to coloring friends' hair at home as a teen — Lauren always knew she was destined to be a stylist!
Continued education and keeping up with the latest trends and techniques is extremely important to her. Throughout her career she has been trained through Redken, Aveda, Goldwell, R+Co, and is now continuing her education with Bumble and bumble. It's always important for Lauren to customize each service — to bring out the best in every person who sits in her chair — and teach them how to recreate this at home as well!

Courtney Boncher

Being a part of the beauty industry has always been a dream of Courtney’s Not only does she love coming up with new looks and styles for her guests, she absolutely loves getting to know them on a personal level. She finds that once she gets to know her guests personally along with their needs or wants for their hair, she's able to make their inner beauty shine. It is so important to Courtney that she makes continuing education a priority so that she’s able to keep up with the ever-changing trends. Courtney has been very fortunate to have amazing training — starting with the Aveda Institute in Madison — to working amidst some very inspiring and creative people in her career! She feels very lucky to have found a career where she can be creative and meet so many great people, but mostly, become a part of her guest’s lives and help them be and feel like the best versions of themselves.


Ever since she was a little girl growing up at her grandma's beauty shop, Jamie knew she wanted to do hair. To this day she can say she still has that same excitement and joy to be a stylist. She has been in the beauty industry for 12-plus years and has been lucky enough to have been trained by Aveda, Redken and Wella. She also spent a few years focused on clipper cutting/men's cutting. Jamie loves what she does most of all because of her clients. They make it to live her dreams and she is forever thankful for that.
It would be extremely difficult to pinpoint one or two services that are Jamie's favorite as she honestly loves doing it all. To list a few of her specialties she would say men's/women's cutting, color (whether it is one solid color or multi-dimensional), undercut with designs, and special occasion updos/styles. She looks forward to meeting you!

Kristin Greenwood

Kristin has been working in the beauty industry for over ten years. She has experience in a wide variety of hair care techniques, makeup and bodywork. She has worked with Redken, Wella and mainly Aveda, before coming to Salon Elan.
She is passionate about continuing education and staying current on all the latest beauty trends. Her guests love her friendly personality, attention to detail and willingness to guide them in recreating their finished look at home. Kristin is a happily married mommy, who in her spare time, enjoys cooking, thrift shopping “treasure hunting,” repurposing wood furniture, taking her dog swimming, camping, and most of all, spending time with her husband and son.


Alysa always knew she wanted to be a part of the beauty industry. She started experimenting with makeup and hot tools at only 8 years old. She went to Gill-Tech Academy of Hair Design just months after graduating high school and still enjoys it as much as her first day.
Alysa specializes in color, specifically balayage, fashion color and foiling. She also enjoys makeup, texturized cuts and specialty styles, but truly loves to keep up with the hottest trends. She has been trained by Goldwell, Aloxxi, Aveda and Redken color. She absolutely loves getting to know new clients and customizing a look to fit their individual style — her clients are the best part of her job! She looks forward to meeting you soon.

Caitlin DeGroot

Caitlin is very passionate about the beauty industry. Before she decided to become a cosmetologist, she was a CNA at a nursing home in Kaukauna. She loved working with the elderly and that's where she realized she wanted to go into the industry. Every chance she got, she was doing their hair and makeup. Seeing how much joy it brought them and how much confidence they gained really triggered something inside her. She loves when she can give someone confidence and make them feel beautiful.
When she is not at the salon, she loves to spend time with family, friends, and her adorable puppy Oliver.

Meghan Kostelny

Meghan has always loved utilizing her creative abilities as her outlet. She has always enjoyed art of any form and found herself always doing her friends’ hair and makeup for any event in high school. Meghan has always been a hands-on learner as well, so when she decided to follow the beauty school path to the Aveda Institute of Beauty and Wellness — right out of high school — everything fell into place. Being a stylist for her doesn't feel like a job, she gets to create and meet wonderful people all the time. What's not to love about that! Meghan has been trained through Aveda, Redken and REF of Sweden color lines and has been working in the industry for over three years. She specializes in naturally brightening, balayage, textured haircuts, shellac manicures and much more!
In Meghan's free time she likes to paint, refurbish furniture, decorate, travel, meet new people and spend time with her friends and family! She looks forward to meeting you and having you in her chair!


Our Location

Our Appleton salon is located on S. Riverheath Way, on the riverfront of the Fox River.