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Aja Simpsen recognized her passion and talent for the beauty industry early in life and graduated from Midwest College of Cosmetology at the age of 19. She quickly became known as a master of her craft – not just specializing in one technique, but able to cater to each and every client’s needs. Aja understands the relationship between color and texture and excels in creating beautiful, wearable color for various hair types. She cuts versatile styles that range from trendsetting & edgy to chic & classy.
In 2011, Aja pursued her dream of opening her own salon and created a beautiful retreat known as Elevation, The Salon. Aja’s artistic design sense is evident from the moment you enter Elevation and approach the handcrafted desk made out of books. Her bubbly personality and down to earth nature make clients feel at ease and contribute to the overall experience of visiting Elevation.
Aja has been married to her best friend, Chase since 2008. Chase played a major role in the creation of Elevation and remains very active in the overall management of the salon. Chase and Aja live in Downs with their three boys Dash, Remi and Otto.
Here’s what a few of Aja’s clients have to say:
“Best head and neck massage ever. Love her!” – Kim Calabrese
“Aja is always willing to work with our family to schedule haircuts that fit within our busy lifestyle…between work and after school activities it can be a challenge to work everything in, but we can always count on Aja to find time that works for us. Aja also keeps up with the latest trends and makes great recommendations when I’m ready for a change. I love the open, friendly environment. Elevation the Salon has everything you’d expect in an upscale salon, yet it is casual and comfortable. The staff and stylists are just like an extension of our family. “ -Matt Giordano
“I discovered Aja seven years ago and have been a raving fan since then. I am often asked, “Who does your hair?” and I am always thrilled to recommend Aja to others! She knows exactly how to cut and color my hair to give it a great look & feel. I really appreciate that she also takes time to give me tips for creating certain styles myself. She is upbeat, creative and super-sweet.” -Amanda Jackson