While she thrives on set life, she loves to interact with her salon clients and make the magic of a bride’s special day come to life just as much.
She has won several awards for her shows, colour, cutting and styling. Namely, The Redken Own It Awards 2017, Hairstylist of the Year, Young Blood Category 2017 and the Intercoiffure Oceania Stylist of The Year in 2016 and many others. Her work has been published in international magazines such as Elléments and Elegant Mag, as well as local publications such as The South African Hair Journal and Woman and Home.
Élia has had the opportunity to work with several celebrities and incredibly talented artists on sets, events and Fashion Weeks. To name a few, designers David Tlale, Jenna Clifford, Gert Johan Coetzee, Suzaan Heyns and Vesselina Pentcheva. While on these projects she has developed great working relationships with photographers such as Loerie winner, Nicole Laxton and other incredible artists.
She continues to work on her craft and develop her skills by attending workshops and trainings while keeping up with current trends.