Meet Master Hair Colorist and Haircutter Elaine Maitland. Elaine has owned five hair salons and her day spa made Salon of the Year two years in a row as one of the fastest growing salons in North America in the national magazine, Salon today.

She trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California for Haircutting and at the Goldwell Academy in Baltimore for Advanced Hair Coloring and Haircutting.

She has worked with top salon educators and companies in the salon industry through the years. Currently, she continues her education in hair coloring with Beth Minardi, New York City and Sam Villa, New York City for haircutting, the Aveda Institute, and the Natural Motion Institute of Hair Design in Jersey City. She’s a member of the NCA, the professional beauty association.

“I have been passionate in my career for 46 years and continue to educate, learn and grow to create for today’s look.”

She contributes her talent to support several women’s groups that raise money to help cure cancer. She also works with women who are sick to make them as comfortable as possible. She is experienced with wigs and hairpiece work.

Elaine is married and has two sons and she is a grandmother to two granddaughters.

Elaine Maitland Master Hair Colorist and Haircutter NJ



I was helping out a lot at the dance company all weekend and got so many compliments on my hair from friends and acquaintances! It was nice! THANK YOU!!!! 🙂
One day I walked into Sensations in Belmar and I was chatting with one of the women about hair after chemo and being bald and she recommend Elaine from Salon by the Sea. I waited a while then one day I called Elaine and on the phone she said come in and see me. I walked into her shop and sat in her chair and Elaine made me feel welcome and loved. My hair wasn’t long enough yet, but she shaved the back of my neck and trimmed the fuzz behind my ears and told me to come back in a month or so and she would see how I was doing.

It was slow going at first…then slowly my hair began to grow and every few months. Elaine would style it and made me feel whole again. I remember one time just feeling just so empty and Elaine blew out my hair and started to color it and when I left there I felt so awesome. Each time I came in she wouldn’t take a penny from me, she just asked that I keep coming back and let her finish what she started. In October she put pink in my hair for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I loved it. A year later my hair is curly from Chemo and back to my color and so very healthy. Elaine took amazing care of me and my hair and I am so blessed. I recently had her put purple in my hair and it just made me feel awesome. October is upon us again and I am excited to go back and get my Pink on and walk proudly with my survivor sisters.

I am forever grateful for Elaine’s bedside manor, love and kindness during my journey–she has been a blessing to me. I said it many times when I would sit in her chair in the Salon I would say God was with me.
Thank you Elaine my forever friend. xoxo

Barb M.
Elaine is wonderful! She has worked magic on my hair! Not only is she a great stylist/colorist, Elaine is a wonderful, thoughtful and caring person! XO
Julia D.
Elaine is a master at hair color and styling. She constantly educates herself and truly puts her clients wishes and needs above everything. No matter what your age, you will walk out feeling great!
Brenda B.
Elaine Maitland has been my friend and hairdresser for many years! In 2014, she showed me a great deal of compassion and love during my chemo treatments. When I was informed that I would lose my hair, I was devastated! Elaine accommodated my anxieties and came to my home to shave my head! Elaine then did a follow-up appointment in which she selected a real hair wig similar to my natural hair shape and coloring.During my cancer treatments, Elaine was very reassuring to me that my hair would grow back! Elaine has the expertise in dealing with cancer patients through her involvement with The Time For Me foundation. I had the pleasure of going to a weekend spa weekend at Woodloch in Pennsylvania as Elaine nominated me for the trip! The spa trip relaxed me and gave me so much hope for the future!
Since my recovery with cancer, Elaine has done a tremendous job in redesigning the shape and color of my regrown hair! I have a new confidence in myself as my hair is now blonde and styled to compliment my face! Elaine is a very talented colorist and stylist, as well as a tremendous friend!
Joan C.
Elaine is the best! best! best! She took amazing care of my hair and scalp as my hair grew in after chemo. Now, a year later, my hair is strong, healthy, and beautifully colored. She’s a talent and a treasure!
Elaine is wonderful! She has worked magic on my hair! Not only is she a great stylist/colorist, Elaine is a wonderful, thoughtful and caring person!
Julia D.
Working with a Master Haircolorist has been wonderful. Because of her continuing education and passion for what she does, Elaine knows what is hot and what style is going to look great on me.
Kerry, NJ
I have been getting my hair done by Elaine for years. I have always gotten compliments on my hair after every appointment throughout the years. She continues with keeping up with latest color and hair cutting techniques.

She has owned her own shop for years and received recognition for her techniques and services to her customers. I leave the shop with hair color that is BEAUTIFUL and hair that is soft to touch. I have curly hair and she never disappoints. She is warm and personable and will always direct you in the right direction with her years of knowledge.

S. Urban, Bayville, NJ
My husband said I’m awesome & my son thinks it’s cool! It feels good to me…Thanks again! You’re the best!
Elaine knows how to create the best hairstyle and color that compliments her clients! I am very grateful to have her as my stylist because she makes sure I feel uplifted and confident with my do when I leave the salon!
Rosanne G.
I first started going to this salon to see Elaine after having brain surgery. My hair was matted, painful and full of stitches but the length was hurting me. Without disturbing a single thing Elaine was able to cut off enough to give me relief and told me as soon as I was cleared to come back! I was NOT disappointed! She made me feel like a woman again and not a patient! With Elaine you get more than a hair cut/style, her love and beautiful spirit leaves you completely transformed when you leave her! The quality of her color lasts twice as long as any treatment I’ve ever had and after pushing it 4 months, I still get as many compliments as I did the day it was done! There is no doubt Elaine is an expert and she sets the bar for stylists in the area!

Nancy C., Jackson NJ
I have been a client of Elaine’s for over 6 years now. When I first came to her, my hair was dry from being over-bleached and just in awful shape. She quite literally brought my hair back from the dead and my hair is now the blonde color I love – but healthy! Elaine keeps up with style trends and we have played around with different tones of blonde and even hand-painted highlights over the years. She is absolutely the only one I trust with my hair!
Megan C - Marlborough, MA
Elaine is a master hairstylist! She always works her magic to get my hair to look great!
Wendy D.