Creative Director of Education

Elan McDowell

Elan McDowell has more than 25 years of experience in the hair industry, having worked in London, Italy and the US as a renowned master and editorial stylist.

Elan has successfully educated and developed leading teams as an artistic director and salon manager, and worked as an educator and platform artist for global organizations such as Graham Webb, L’Oreal, and ESP during her career. She has also worked with Odile Gilbert, Zac Posen, New York and LA Fashion Weeks and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Currently Elan is the Creative Director for Education for Thermafuse, a hair care brand that develops products that make heat styling healthy for hair. In this role McDowell will educate all Thermafuse platform artists and regional educators, create hair collections and trends for the brand and work with the research and development team.

Elan is also the owner of Studio Elan in New Canaan, CT.