Elite School of Beauty

2613 NE 114th Ave

Vancouver, WA

(360) 944-5000

 


Debbie Hallgrimson

Administration and student relations

 

Beyond her duties as an instructor, Debbie handles both enrollment and financing, streamlining the admissions process so students can get started on their journey to a promising career in cosmetology. With her nurturing quality, Debbie excels at one-on-one interaction with students, always available for student support, assisting in any way she can—professionally and personally.   

 

“She is not just my mom, she’s everyone’s mom.” ~Nicole Hallgrimson

 

“Life happens and everyone is human. We want our students to thrive, emotionally and professionally in support of their goals every step of the way.”

~Debbie Hallgrimson

 

Besides caring for her students and family, Debbie loves vacationing in Hawaii and other warm climates where she can relax and soak up the sunshine.

Nicole Hallgrimson

Fashion forward cuts, color and extensions

 

Nicole has a special way of teaching others to emulate intricate looks that make people stand up and take notice. Her true passion with hair and teaching is in hair cutting. Following in her grandfathers footsteps she has an ability to teach cutting that make it easy for students to understand. From weddings and special events, to everyday hair days, Nicole teaches the basics, but also imparts advanced techniques that put students in the top running for job placement. One such technique is the skillful art of extensions. Nicole teaches students how to work with multiple types of extensions to blend perfectly with the clients’ hair for an enhancement that looks and feels natural.

 

Along with her love of teaching, Nicole values her own education, participating in advanced classes and hair shows to remain up-to-date on current trends to pass on to her students.

 

Besides hair and fashion, her true love is family. Married to her husband, Mike, the couple cherish their beautiful boy, Mauricio.

Kaile Hallgrimson

Cuts, color, extensions, make-up and waxing

 

From the time she was a teenager attending a cosmetology program designed for high school students, Kaile set her sights on a career in the beauty industry. After graduation, Kaile transferred to beauty school where she continued her pursuit of becoming a licensed cosmotologist and formed a relationship with Debbie and Nicole Hallgrimson.

 

Upon earning her certification, Kaile maintained a full clientele working for Ulta Salon before enrolling in Elite School of Beauty's Cosmetology Cadet Instructor Course. After receiving a 100% score on her exam, Debbie and Nicole welcomed Kaile into the Elite family as a valued instructor and later, into the Hallgrimson family as their loving daughter-in-law / sister-in-law.

 

Newly married to her husband, Brandon Hallgrimson, the couple share a happy home with adorable daughter Kambria.  

Ami Mulcahy

Color, extensions and helping students be the best they can be

 

After beginning her beauty career and becoming a licensed cosmetologist at age 21, Ami was so drawn to the Elite family, that upon graduation she spent a portion of her time working the reception desk. Experiencing the learning process from the Elite instructors first hand, as well as watching them guide students into becoming incredible stylists inspired Ami to satisfy the requirements to becoming an instructor herself. Ami does it all at Elite. From the clinic floor, to theory, to the freshman classroom there isn't much Ami can't do. She has a fantastic relationship with all of her students. Ami helps them learn all aspects of cosmetology from beginning to end. Her way of teaching is personal and one on one which is beneficial to our student body here at Elite School of Beauty.

 

Her passion for coloring and cutting is easily taught and passed on when she instructs. She has an eye for style and a way of teaching that allows the students to easily gain the knowledge they need to succeed in this industry. Ami also prepares the students to take and pass their state board licensing exams with flying colors!

 

“To love something so much and get to know my students on a personal level is the most rewarding job. Elite is not just a school. We are family.”

 

Ami and her husband share two children, daughter Kealohi, and son Tua.

Erik Rodriguez

Color, MakeUp, Extensions, Cutting

 

Upon graduating from Elite School of Beauty,  Erik continued his career in the beauty field by becoming a successful stylist and instructor.  Erik has grown a large clientele specializing in the art of balayage. His passion for color is something he enjoys teaching the students here at Elite.

Along with hair coloring he also excels in the art of makeup. Erik has advanced his skills in makeup by teaching and participating in classes demonstrating many techniques. Hair extensions are also something he has maintained a passion for. From the application to the end result of cutting and styling, he has an eye for creating a natural blended look.  Erik is fluent in Spanish which is a beneficial asset to the growing student body and clientele here at Elite.

 

 

Rebecca Zador

Cuts, Color, Style, Theory

 

Rebecca has been excelling in the beauty field and has such a passion for teaching. She also is an Elite graduate that has since then obtained her instructors license. Rebecca has developed such skill in hair cutting as well as coloring. With her patience and calm nature Elite students are easily able to learn from her. From working with clients on the salon floor to teaching in the classroom she always gives one hundred percent and makes sure everyone here at Elite is taken care of.