Elise Newman

What do you love to do when you're off work?
   Be outside! Hike, yoga and a great meal.
What made you choose hair dressing as a career?
   F-ing with my own challenging hair! I figured if I can make this look good I could do wonders for others.
What do you love about doing hair?
   The creativity and diversity. Making people feel beautiful is amazing.
What appeals to your wild side?
   Music, clothing and movement.
What projects do you crave?
What is your favorite thing about being a "Sage"?
   The real ness. Wisdom=maturity=no drama

A licensed hairstylist for more than 26 years and a certified yoga instructor for more than 16, Elise Newman is an expert in celebrating inner and outer beauty.   She first established a strong reputation as stylist in Santa Barbara, CA, where she owned a chic, boutique salon.  Her loyal following of clientele only grew when she relocated to the Napa Valley in 2005.  Inspired to marry her two passions of hair and health in a creative, cutting edge and professional environment, she founded Sage Salon in downtown Napa with her childhood friend.

Elise’s artistic flair of hair color, cutting and styling has appeared in countless wedding shoots, the cover of The Santa Barbara Independent Magazine and on the blog Style Me Pretty.  She stays at the forefront of her field with continual education, some of her favorite classes are with diPietro Todd Academy, Arrojo, and Davines.  Her style is modern yet timeless, featuring classic ­elegance with loose perfection and structure.

In keeping true to her alliance with nature, health and beauty, Elise uses Davines hair color line which is ppd and paraben free.