Meet the professional hair stylists and makeup artists who are always up on the latest hairstyles and color trends at Elle Kay Salon in Basking Ridge, NJ.

Lindsey Kruzel, Owner

Master Stylist and Make-up Artist
Lindsey Kruzel, the owner of Elle Kay Salon, is excited for the future of her salon. She has been in the beauty industry for 11 years. Lindsey has trained with Bumble and Bumble, Goldwell and Vidal Sassoon to name a few. Lindsey loves creating new styles and color trends for her clients. Aside from hair, Lindsey is a professional make-up artist, and loves to be able to provide those services for special occasions. Lindsey is certified in smoothing keratin treatments and Deva Curl.

Favorite quote: “Happy girls are the prettiest” – Audrey Hepburn

Lindsey Kruzel

Diane Grecsek

Receptionist/Administrative Manager
As administrative manager Diane brings years of experience to Elle Kay Salon. Diane has taken classes specific to the salon and spa industry and product knowledge to enhance her knowledge base to better serve the clients of Elle Kay Salon.


Valentina Samsonova

Master Stylist
Valentina has followed her passion by making people happy and beautiful, she started her career with her elite training in the Ukraine. She specializes in beautiful updo’s for special occasions. Valentina has been a stylist for over 30 years and has trained with Goldwell, Bumble and Bumble, Moroccanoil and Wella to name a few.


Karen Kruzel

Design Staff

Karen joined our graphic design team a year ago. After her retirement from working for the county of Somerset for over 25 years, she was excited to let her creative side soar. Karen has created logos, merchandise and many other advertising tools for Elle Kay Salon.

Karen Kruzel

Jessica Kemling

Design Staff
Jess is a marketer with more than ten years of experience creating postcards, fliers, emails and other collateral. She excels at Adobe InDesign and Photoshop to create new pieces to help small business promote their products and services. Jess especially enjoys working in the Salon industry where she has the ability to spot light the creativity of the stylists.

Jessica Kemling