Andrea A. Hoover - Owner | Stylist | Colorist  Andrea opened Sweet Olive Salon with her husband Richard in January of 2017. She has over 20 years experience as a professional cosmetologist in the New Orleans area. Andrea has cut, colored and styled hair at many high-end hair salons over the years. With this valuable experience, she created a professional hair salon that is also warm and welcoming to all, Sweet Olive Salon. We are a neighborhood boutique hair and skincare salon serving the greater New Orleans area. We are also a proud member of Green Circle Salons, which means we recycle 90% of our salon waste and keep it out of landfills and waterways.  Andrea’s professional touch and big heart will bring your hair vision to life while creating a color and style that is just as unique as you are. Call for your free consultation today!  Pets: Cat named June.  Review:  “Andrea really knows cut and color! I am so happy with my new do. The salon is so relaxed and amazing they will even offer you a nice refreshing glass of wine. Thank you to the crew at Sweet Olive for being so lovely. Can't wait for my next appointment!” -   Leah Schroeder

Andrea A. Hoover - Owner | Stylist | Colorist

Andrea opened Sweet Olive Salon with her husband Richard in January of 2017. She has over 20 years experience as a professional cosmetologist in the New Orleans area. Andrea has cut, colored and styled hair at many high-end hair salons over the years. With this valuable experience, she created a professional hair salon that is also warm and welcoming to all, Sweet Olive Salon. We are a neighborhood boutique hair and skincare salon serving the greater New Orleans area. We are also a proud member of Green Circle Salons, which means we recycle 90% of our salon waste and keep it out of landfills and waterways.

Andrea’s professional touch and big heart will bring your hair vision to life while creating a color and style that is just as unique as you are. Call for your free consultation today!

Pets: Cat named June.

Review:

“Andrea really knows cut and color! I am so happy with my new do. The salon is so relaxed and amazing they will even offer you a nice refreshing glass of wine. Thank you to the crew at Sweet Olive for being so lovely. Can't wait for my next appointment!” - Leah Schroeder


McKenzie Zeigler - Stylist | Colorist | Makeup Artist  From the young age of 17, McKenzie knew she wanted to be a hairstylist and makeup artist. She eagerly finished high school and moved to New York City in 2005 to attend the Aveda Institute in SoHo. She obtained a degree in esthiology and cosmetology, then accepted an apprenticeship as a colorist at Cutler Salon in SoHo. After intensive training, she decided it was time to fulfill her other dream of becoming a makeup artist and completed an extensive course at the Make-up Designery.  McKenzie is specialized in color as well as razor cutting and has a large following of curly haired guests. She believes every cut and color should be customized for each individual person. She has more than 10 years’ experience with bridal, beauty, fashion and costume makeup. Hair and makeup are a true passion for her, and she embraces any and every opportunity to learn more about her art.  Fun Facts: First visited New Orleans in October 2010 and moved here the following June! She is originally from CT so her favorite food is obvi CT pizza and True Crime shows. You also might see McKenzie out on the parade route because she dances in the Organ Grinders!  Pets: Two Cats  Review: “Aside from the adorableness of the salon, every moment of a visit is incredible. The entire staff is welcoming and lovely, the hospitality is wonderful (complimentary wine, coffee, tea, water, beer, or a lil liquor), and gifted dressers. I most appreciate the level of thought they've put into their service offerings and their bathroom! It's a wonderful salon. Special shout out to my favorite hair dresser, McKenzie. She's knowledgeable and gifted and one to trust, especially with curly hair!” -   Erika Enlund

McKenzie Zeigler - Stylist | Colorist | Makeup Artist

From the young age of 17, McKenzie knew she wanted to be a hairstylist and makeup artist. She eagerly finished high school and moved to New York City in 2005 to attend the Aveda Institute in SoHo. She obtained a degree in esthiology and cosmetology, then accepted an apprenticeship as a colorist at Cutler Salon in SoHo. After intensive training, she decided it was time to fulfill her other dream of becoming a makeup artist and completed an extensive course at the Make-up Designery.

McKenzie is specialized in color as well as razor cutting and has a large following of curly haired guests. She believes every cut and color should be customized for each individual person. She has more than 10 years’ experience with bridal, beauty, fashion and costume makeup. Hair and makeup are a true passion for her, and she embraces any and every opportunity to learn more about her art.

Fun Facts: First visited New Orleans in October 2010 and moved here the following June! She is originally from CT so her favorite food is obvi CT pizza and True Crime shows. You also might see McKenzie out on the parade route because she dances in the Organ Grinders!

Pets: Two Cats

Review: “Aside from the adorableness of the salon, every moment of a visit is incredible. The entire staff is welcoming and lovely, the hospitality is wonderful (complimentary wine, coffee, tea, water, beer, or a lil liquor), and gifted dressers. I most appreciate the level of thought they've put into their service offerings and their bathroom! It's a wonderful salon. Special shout out to my favorite hair dresser, McKenzie. She's knowledgeable and gifted and one to trust, especially with curly hair!” - Erika Enlund


Chelsea Martin - Stylist | Colorist  Chelsea has been a stylist for over 7 years and loves the technical and innovative aspect of cosmetology. She is always excited to create daily, classic looks for her clients, but is fearless about tackling more extreme hair colors and cuts. She is inspired by music, architecture, and fashion, and works tirelessly to apply personal lifestyles and aesthetic into her compositions. Her credentials include music videos, commercials, and NY Fashion Week. Schedule an appointment with Chelsea today!  Pets: On her spare time she loves hanging out with her dog  Tony and will likely love your dog too!  Review:  “Went in looking for something new and fun and came out looking like a million bucks! And feeling great too! Chelsea is super easy to vibe with. I handed her a bit of an obscure mess of ideas and she ran with it. I'm super happy with my new do. Thanks!” -   Lena Rubin

Chelsea Martin - Stylist | Colorist

Chelsea has been a stylist for over 7 years and loves the technical and innovative aspect of cosmetology. She is always excited to create daily, classic looks for her clients, but is fearless about tackling more extreme hair colors and cuts. She is inspired by music, architecture, and fashion, and works tirelessly to apply personal lifestyles and aesthetic into her compositions. Her credentials include music videos, commercials, and NY Fashion Week. Schedule an appointment with Chelsea today!

Pets: On her spare time she loves hanging out with her dog
Tony and will likely love your dog too!

Review:

“Went in looking for something new and fun and came out looking like a million bucks! And feeling great too! Chelsea is super easy to vibe with. I handed her a bit of an obscure mess of ideas and she ran with it. I'm super happy with my new do. Thanks!” - Lena Rubin

 

Jo Morris - Stylist | Colorist  Jo has always loved cutting and styling hair, particularly the vintage looks. As a graduate of John Jay Beauty College, she started her career at Sweet Olive from our beginning in 2017 as an assistant to Andrea. She has rapidly grown her clientele by always listening to the individual needs fo her clients. Jo's great hair cutting styles have expanded over the years to include creative color clients as well. Consult with Jo today!  Fun Facts: Jo's skills are not at all limited to cosmetology, she is also a talented singer & musician.  Pets: Cats, Jo LOVES Cats.  Review:  “I went in to Sweet Olive a couple of days ago for a haircut with Jo. I'd been to the salon before and have always gotten great cuts, but the other day was really exceptional.   In the last 6 months, I've lost about half the volume of my hair due to a recent change in medication. The meds are necessary, and the hair loss has been devastating. It feels vain to say, but the thinning made me so self-conscious that it was starting to significantly impact my quality of life. I booked a last minute appointment that morning in a desperate attempt to do SOMETHING that would make me feel better.   During my appointment, Jo listened to my concerns and the struggles I've been having with my hair. She came up with several ideas about how to hide the thin parts and work with my features to create a cut that would feel more comfortable. She was responsive to all of my questions and for the first time in a long time, I felt like it was possible to be happy about the way my hair looked.   Throughout the entire cut Jo kept me informed about what she was doing and why, and listened to my feedback. She gave me an absolutely gorgeous cut that far exceeded my expectations. I came in feeling so low about how I looked and when she was finished not only did I feel like myself again, I felt beautiful.   Thanks Sweet Olive for the much needed boost and Jo, you are the best!” -   Alissa Luis

Jo Morris - Stylist | Colorist

Jo has always loved cutting and styling hair, particularly the vintage looks. As a graduate of John Jay Beauty College, she started her career at Sweet Olive from our beginning in 2017 as an assistant to Andrea. She has rapidly grown her clientele by always listening to the individual needs fo her clients. Jo's great hair cutting styles have expanded over the years to include creative color clients as well. Consult with Jo today!

Fun Facts: Jo's skills are not at all limited to cosmetology, she is also a talented singer & musician.

Pets: Cats, Jo LOVES Cats.

Review:

“I went in to Sweet Olive a couple of days ago for a haircut with Jo. I'd been to the salon before and have always gotten great cuts, but the other day was really exceptional.

In the last 6 months, I've lost about half the volume of my hair due to a recent change in medication. The meds are necessary, and the hair loss has been devastating. It feels vain to say, but the thinning made me so self-conscious that it was starting to significantly impact my quality of life. I booked a last minute appointment that morning in a desperate attempt to do SOMETHING that would make me feel better.

During my appointment, Jo listened to my concerns and the struggles I've been having with my hair. She came up with several ideas about how to hide the thin parts and work with my features to create a cut that would feel more comfortable. She was responsive to all of my questions and for the first time in a long time, I felt like it was possible to be happy about the way my hair looked.

Throughout the entire cut Jo kept me informed about what she was doing and why, and listened to my feedback. She gave me an absolutely gorgeous cut that far exceeded my expectations. I came in feeling so low about how I looked and when she was finished not only did I feel like myself again, I felt beautiful.

Thanks Sweet Olive for the much needed boost and Jo, you are the best!” - Alissa Luis


Alyssa Haerb Beard - Esthetician | Makeup Artist  Alyssa has always held a passion for esthetics but her graduation from John Jay Beauty College in 2016 is what launched her career as a skincare expert. Alyssa’s professional training and knowledge translates effortlessly to help clients conquer any skin challenges they may be experiencing. From custom facials, body waxing, lash lift & tint or microdermabrasion. Her professional touch will leave you relaxed and at ease.  Pets: Cats, 2  Review: “This is the only salon I’ll go to now. Jo does a great job with my hair, and they do KILLER eyebrows. Mine are super thick and Alyssa shaped them so naturally and talked me through what she was doing. The vibe is here is laid back and comfortable. Highly recommend!” -   Meh Pr

Alyssa Haerb Beard - Esthetician | Makeup Artist

Alyssa has always held a passion for esthetics but her graduation from John Jay Beauty College in 2016 is what launched her career as a skincare expert. Alyssa’s professional training and knowledge translates effortlessly to help clients conquer any skin challenges they may be experiencing. From custom facials, body waxing, lash lift & tint or microdermabrasion. Her professional touch will leave you relaxed and at ease.

Pets: Cats, 2

Review: “This is the only salon I’ll go to now. Jo does a great job with my hair, and they do KILLER eyebrows. Mine are super thick and Alyssa shaped them so naturally and talked me through what she was doing. The vibe is here is laid back and comfortable. Highly recommend!” - Meh Pr


Richard Hoover  Owner | Webmaster  I work primarily in the Feature Film & TV Industry as a Technocrane Operator and Camera Car Driver for wwwallaxisusa.com. I  opened Sweet Olive Salon with my wife Andrea in January 2017. I work as our webmaster and can also be seen sweeping floors, serving drinks, making supply runs & fixing things around the salon. Sometimes you can even catch me working the front desk!  Pets: Cat named June.  Fun Facts: Richard was the “A” camera dolly grip on the movie Green Book that won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2019.

Richard Hoover

Owner | Webmaster

I work primarily in the Feature Film & TV Industry as a Technocrane Operator and Camera Car Driver for wwwallaxisusa.com. I opened Sweet Olive Salon with my wife Andrea in January 2017. I work as our webmaster and can also be seen sweeping floors, serving drinks, making supply runs & fixing things around the salon. Sometimes you can even catch me working the front desk!

Pets: Cat named June.

Fun Facts: Richard was the “A” camera dolly grip on the movie Green Book that won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2019.