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CEO/Blonde Specialist

Welcome to Coastal Waves Salon, beautiful! I am Elyssa, CEO and blonde specialist originally from Ridgefield CT and now creating incredible hair in Fort Walton Beach FL! As a busy entrepreneur and mom, I understand how easily we can forget about ourselves. Coastal Waves Salon is a place for you to escape the hustle & bustle of life, relax and get pampered. I have been licensed since 2006 and immediately fell in love with blonding. I am always looking for the next best thing this industry, so whenever and educational opportunity comes around, I snag it. Beautiful, healthy hair is my specialty and there is always more to learn. Having amazing hair doesn't stop at salon services. It's all in your home care. Good products are important, but home maintenance goes beyond just good products alone. Its about proper education which I will provide for you at ever appointment to help you care for your beautiful hair between services. When Im not in the salon spoiling my guests, I'm at home spoiling my kids and fur babies or at the beach enjoying the natural beauty of the Gulf Coast. I rescued all of my animals. My passion for rescue is as strong as my passion for beautiful, healthy hair!Click below to reserve your appointment with me!


Fashion Color Specialist

I have been licensed since 2012. I attended an Aveda Institute in Madison, WI. After graduation, I worked in a WI Aveda salon for 6 months before moving to Fort Walton Beach in 2014. I worked at Avantgarde in Niceville for 8.5 years before making the decision to change directions in my journey as a hairdresser and go out on my own here at Coastal Waves Salon.

Kathy Busbee

Hairstylist/Color Specialist

Kathy has been in the industry for 35+ years and has also had an amazing career as a platform artist and educator with Redken and was a part of the design team for Joico ICE International. Kathy is an independent stylist with us and you can call her directly to schedule with her at

(850) 226-0713

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