The Blue Giraffe Team

Our team is experienced and well educated in the latest trends.  At The Blue Giraffe you get the opinion of more than one stylist.  With our unique teamwork, we will listen to what you want and infuse our ideas to keep you looking and feeling your best.  We believe when you leave our salon you should be able to style your hair at home with ease.


 

 

 

 

Crystal Olson

Owner/Master Stylist

A resident of Greene County since 2000, Crystal graduated valedictorian from the Georgia Institute of Cosmetology in Athens, Ga, studying Master Cosmetology and also attended advanced hair design and color in Atlanta, Ga. and Birmingham, Al. Her passions include color design and specializes in corrective color, men’s and women’s haircuts, shellac manicures, eyelash and brow tinting and waxing. Ms. Crystal loves her line of work because it allows her to meet new people and build lasting relationships with her clients. When not at the Blue Giraffe, Crystal is spending time with her husband and two kids.

 

Rachel Bailey

Master Stylist

Originally from Monticello, this Georgia girl is skilled in a wide range of current trends and classic styles. Rachel is known for her precision hair cuts, color, and highlights. She attended Central Georgia Tech for a Master of Cosmetology degree and graduated in 2003. However, Rachel continues to sharpen her skills through advanced education classes and seminars. Living by the motto of “Be your own kind of beautiful,” Rachel is classic with just the right mix of “outside the box” thinking. She is currently obsessed with the teachings of Sam Villa, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra and gets her inspiration from music, art, words and the creative people that surround her. One little known talent for Rachel is her love of singing – which she did in chorus while in high school and in church.

 

Arlene Mahler

Master Stylist

Originally from Lake Grove, N.Y., Arlene relocated to Georgia in 2014. She brings with her 30 years of licensed experience and is now embracing the Southern Flair. Arlene believes in continuing education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field. Her specialties lie in all phases of cutting men, women and children’s hair. She also is experienced in perms, straightening, foiling, coloring, corrective color, buzz cuts, hair styling, up do’s; as well as make-up and waxing. Arlene is also certified in Dream Catchers extensions and Brazilian Blowout. She places high value in listening to her client’s needs. Arlene’s favorite quote: “Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the customer gets out of it.” Peter Drucker In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 2 children or antiquing, gardening, crafts and fostering animals for local shelters.

 

 

David Moss

Massage Therapist

 

Born and raised in Morgan County, this Georgia boy brings a strong work ethic to the team at the Blue Giraffe Salon and Spa. David is our massage therapist who specializes in Swedish, myofascial release and deep tissue massage. He graduated from the Georgia Career Institute, maintaining honor student status from start to finish. David also offers Thai massage (having worked with a Thai expert while at Georgia Career Institute). Some of the many benefits of Thai massage on the table are detoxification, stress reduction and relaxation, greater range of motion, relef from sore and aching muscles and joints and healing energy flow. David also offers reflexology; a technique used to release blockages along nerve endings in the feet and hands that cause tenderness relating to corresponding parts of the body. When not at the Blue Giraffe spa, you can usually find David outdoors enjoying his hobbies of fishing or hunting.