THE STYLING SQUAD
MEET THE SQUAD
Master Stylist, Owner
Ashley Hamble Pederson
Beauty expert Ashley Hamble has nurtured a natural desire towards helping others look their best and feel good about themselves. After years of working with family and friends to make styling hair and applying makeup a fun experience, Ashley decided to earn her degree in cosmetology and seek a full-time career path in the beauty industry.
Through her work in various beauty salons, Ashley developed and grew her client base by demonstrating her knowledge and creativity while passionately meeting her clients’ needs. Through her experience and training as a stylist, Ashley has had the opportunity to learn the business and perfect her trade. After countless years of personal experience with friends and family and a decade of professional experience working in beauty salons, Ashley decided to fulfill her entrepreneurial aspirations and open a full-service tanning and hair salon that also caters to on-site events, such as bridal parties.
Her desire for helping others to look and feel their best along with her passion for the industry has fostered her desire to bring beauty and friendship together for fun.
Why? No reason, Just Cuz.
Salon Coordinator & Management,
Custom Spray Tan
Hello! I have been a part of the Just Cuz Beauty team for two years now! I joined our team as a receptionist, and shortly after decided to specialize in custom spray tanning. In addition to these roles, I also manage the salon, so I look forward to seeing all of your friendly faces when you visit our salon, and will be readily available to help you with anything you may need! When I’m not at the salon, my time is spent with my children, friends & family. Some of the things you can always find me enjoying with them are: being outside, riding dirt bikes and spending as much time as possible on the St Croix River. I look forward to seeing you at Just Cuz soon!
Stylist and Pro Make Up Artist
Taylor is a graduate of Model College of Hair Design in St. Cloud, MN. "I truly believe I am in the right place at Just Cuz Beauty Boutique!"
"Queen of texture."
Taylor's instructors at school quickly coined the "queen of texture" statement for her. Excelling at texture cuts, Taylor loves a well-textured vibe to the hair while still keeping it glamorous!
Being in the industry for 5 years - Taylor has had opportunities to learn the latest modern techniques - from brunette hair to blonde and everything in between, she is ready to have you in her chair.
"I absolutely love what I do and my passion is to make my clients look and feel most confident. I specialize in colors and cuts! Although I LOVE every aspect to my job, developing close relationships with my clients is always something I've treasured. It makes the environment so much more relaxed and the trust is always there."
Hello! My name is Ashley. I have been in the industry since 2003 where I graduated from the Aveda Institute of Minneapolis. I am very passionate about my career and feel fortunate that I get to make every person that sits in my chair feel great about themselves. Although I have been in the industry for years, I like to keep up on the latest trends with continuing education. I love hair color, foiling, and cutting!
I especially love blondes, as there is just something about a fresh blonde color that makes me giddy! :)
Everyday is different and I enjoy meeting new people and having them leave the salon feeling confident.
In my free time you can find me with my family, I have 2 children that keep me busy when I am away from the salon!
I hope you enjoy your experience with me when you come to Just Cuz Beauty!
Hair Stylist and Pro Makeup Artist
Hi everyone! My name is Taylor and I enjoy helping people feel confident and look great by creating a look that compliments them! I love teaching my clients about beauty products so they can recreate the same look at home! I strive to be the best stylist and I am extremely motivated by continuing education to keep my skills top notch and ahead of the trends! I can’t wait to meet you!
MaryAnne Kelley Elzen
MaryAnne has a passion for connecting with clients and helping them to look their best. When you look good you feel good! She is a graduate from the Minnesota School of Cosmetology, previously graduating from the University of Minnesota with degrees in Family Social Science and Communications.
MaryAnne specializes in hair coloring, foiling, and cuts. She loves meeting and developing close relationships with her clients. When MaryAnne is not at our hair salon, she's busy raising her three children and spending time with her family.
Hello, my name is Baily and I am a hair stylist here at Just
Cuz Beauty! I enjoy anything having to do with color and I am up to date on all the trends out there in haircuts, hair coloring, and hair styling! I absolutely love balayage techniques and any type of specialty color or foils. I love making a difference in people's self-confidence and self-love. I love being an ear to listen to or someone to talk to on good or bad days. I love building a friendship with my clients that is open and honest. I love to try new things on my clients that I learn in my continuing education. I have been doing hair for 5.5 years and I enjoy coming to work every day excited to make a difference!
My name is Zach Jones, I have always loved fashion and hair- ever since I was in high school. I moved down here from Alexandria to attend at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology where I met an entire staff of brilliant instructors, who gave me the knowledge I have today. I am excited to be working with Just Cuz Beauty, and I am looking forward to making every client who sits in my chair look and feel their best!
It’s always been a passion of mine to help bring out the beauty in people. Getting to know you as an individual and creating style that matches your personality is why I enjoy this field. I started in the salon in 2002 and worked with amazing and talented stylists, while achieving a passion for what I love. During that time I became a mother, so naturally I took a step back from the salon and focused on raising my two amazing children. Naturally, I never stepped away from what I love doing. The decision to pursue my passion is greater than ever and I’m enthusiastic to bring my talents back into the salon.
Medical Aesthetician & Injection Specialist
Carla Ann, BSN, RN has a deep understanding of the aesthetic anatomy of the human body with a BS degree in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota. Her medical career started in fast-paced Manhattan, receiving a nursing degree from NYU and going on to work exclusively in women’s care finding her passion for working alongside and empowering other women. With over a decade of experience supporting women in the medical field, and a lifelong passion for fashion working as a stylist, you can trust that Carla Ann will help you put your best face forward in beauty and fashion. Specializing in Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane products, chemical peels, Kybella, PRP, and medical-grade skincare line product education. Having a natural appreciation for beauty I believe every person deserves a supportive and safe space to rejuvenate natural beauty. Through best practice techniques, education, and effective treatment plans I will work with you to empower one's natural beauty.
Hair Stylist / Makeup Artist
Hello! My name is Riley. I am a Stillwater native, born and raised.
I have been in the industry for 5+ years. I specialize in foiling, micro foiling, bridal hair styling and glamour makeup. My goal with each client is to customize a look that will fit their everyday lifestyle that leaves them feeling beautiful from the time they leave my chair to their next appointment with me!
Hi! My name is Cassandra but people call me Sonji! I started doing makeup 11 years ago and have been in love with offering beauty services ever since! This industry is so special because Not only do I love making women look beautiful, but I love making them FEEL beautiful! As well as offering makeup services, I am also a licensed Esthetician! So I will be able to assist you with a variety of services at Just Cuz Beauty! Thank you so much for considering me for your beauty needs, and hope to meet you soon!
Hi, I’m Elisabeth! When I was younger, I was involved in dance, theater, and modeling. As a result, I learned to do many different types of makeup and found I had a knack for it. It became a passion of mine to learn more about different skin care and make up trends and techniques, especially as I got older and my routines had to shift due to maturing skin. After receiving some professional training, I eventually settled into my own personal style. I specialize in soft glam and natural “no-makeup” looks, but I am happy to accommodate all styles and visions. I want the entire process to feel very pampering and confidence-boosting. I believe all faces are beautiful - makeup simply enhances what’s already there. Let me help you shine!
Hi, I’m Andi! I have been a professional makeup artist for 14+ years. I have my cosmetology license from the Aveda Institute and I also studied at Faces Etc. Media Makeup school where I studied bridal and special event makeup. I specialize in classic, glamour, and vintage styles. I’m very passionate about makeup. My goal is to make everyone look and feel their best!