Meet Kellie



Kellie Diana Johnson is an leadership expert, artist and coach. Above all she is an entrepreneur who utilizes her 30 years in the beauty industry and 15 years of salon ownership to hone her keen sense of what makes a business successful. Kellie believes that a thriving business is a result of clear vision, curated team, and positive attitude. 

Kellie is the owner and curator of Elan Hair Studio, a multi-million dollar salon located in New Jersey, where she has cultivated a team of likeminded positive artists dedicated to their craft. Salon Today has named Elan a Top 200 salon in the category of growth for seven consecutive years. Elan has also been named a Top 50 Salon by American Salon Magazine and is recipient of the American Salon Pinnacle Award. Kellie was nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008. She is a part of the council of The EmpowHERment Project, an organization dedicated to the empowerment and mentorship of the beauty industry’s talented women.

Drawing from her success, Kellie has ventured out into multiple other successful entrepreneurial endeavors including Cookman Creamery, an award winning artisanal ice cream parlor in Asbury Park, New Jersey.  She is presently engaged in developing several other projects. 

Kellie is regularly called upon to work with salons and other businesses reach their potential. In addition to her decades of hands on experience growing flourishing businesses, Kellie has received professional training as a coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). She is also a certified hypnotherapist via the International Association Of Counselors & Therapists (IACT). These trainings have allowed Kellie to bring a multidimensional approach to her coaching, consulting and speaking.