Elisa’s love for hair and making people feel beautiful was evident at an early age. At the age of ten, Elisa, started hosting ‘makeover parties’ in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland and by high school, she had firmly established herself as the ’go to’ stylist of all of her friends and friends of friends. Her interests were equally shared between color and cutting and her resume reflects her razor sharp focus to hone her skills in both areas. She has trained at the Bumble and Bumble Academy, L’Oreal Academy, Vidal Sassoon Academy and, Wella Systems. Elisa believes that hair is an accessory you wear everyday, it should be easy, natural, and never ‘overdone’. She truly loves all aspects of hair and the idea of a start to finish approach with her clients. Elisa’s commitment to attention to detail and the collaborative process with her clients in both, color and cut, make her a truly exceptional talent.
Ashleah comes from a long line of barbers on her father's side and despite previous careers in writing and design, hair is ingrained in her DNA. Born in Georgia and raised in Maryland, Ashleah possesses Southern charm with an East Coast fashion sense. She believes the idea of "good hair" and "bad hair" is a myth, and hair is her canvas to paint, carve, and twirl upon. She enjoys the collaborative process with clients and exudes a quiet focus when bringing that vision to fruition. Ashleah worked as a Network Educator at Bumble & Bumble, trained at Vidal Sassoon, and was the first apprentice at the famed D.C. salon Immortal Beloved. It was while training with hairpainting pioneers Victoria Hunter and Larry Raspanti from Whittemore House in New York City that Ashleah learned about Ian McCabe. Upon connecting, Ashleah instantly fell in love with Ian's meticulous hair design and unique culture. A firm believer in fearlessness, she challenges herself outside of work through education and editorial pursuits.
Adissa is a member of Ian McCabe Studio’s color team at Union Market, where she brings beauty to life through the art of painting. Born and raised in the beautiful Virgin Islands, Adissa grew up going to the salon in St. Thomas with her mother and found herself mesmerized by the artistry of the women working there. By high school, she knew she wanted to spend her life beautifying clients—helping them feel inspired and confident. In 2014, she graduated from the Aveda Institute, and most recently, completed an intensive apprenticeship directly under Ian McCabe himself. When she’s not at the studio, you can probably catch her enjoying time outside – especially at the beach!
True to her native roots, Stevie was born in South Africa into a family of artists and raised in South Florida. Now a resident in the nation’s capital, Stevie brings her genuine, yet out-of-the-box creativity and passion for color to Ian McCabe Studio’s Union Market location. Stevie graduated from the Aveda Institute South Florida in 2013 and has spent the last five years making her clients look and feel their best. With a hardworking drive and creative personal style, she continues to hone her craft by participating in hair shows and working with some of the top colorists in the business. She has trained extensively with our very own Ian McCabe and, prior to joining Ian McCabe Studio, trained with Boca Raton’s acclaimed Peter Coppola for two years. Stevie continues to evolve her craft by following the latest trends in fashion and beauty.
Margarita Ivanova was born in Lithuania but has been a resident of the District for the last six years. As one of the newest additions to the team, Margarita brings past experience from an apprenticeship with PR at Partners Academy. During her training, she fell in love with the color and wanted to pursue her beauty career as a colorist. Casual, but with a hint of modern and minimalistic flair, Margarita strives to give her clients effortless, yet natural color tones that best fit their aesthetic styles. She loves being able to make her clients happy and believes that patience and trust are key to success. When she is not behind-the-chair, Margarita enjoys going to the gym and volunteering at animal shelters.