"Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - ralph waldo emerson

Meet the team at elysium

Elysium Hair Salon was established in 2017.  Elysium means any place or state of perfect happiness; paradise.   We are situated at the top of Foothill Blvd in Historic Cupertino.  Elysium's current location has always been a hair salon since 1968; which is how long the building has been in existence. We are situated in between Hello World Cafe and Judy's Kitchen. It has been nicely updated, with some old charm still alive and well. 

​​​​​​Jessica Bertolani, Owner (IG: @hairbyjessssica)

Specialties: haircuts, color, and Keratin smoothing treatments. 

Jessica's hair career started in 2010.  She has trained with Vidal Sassoon, Bumble and Bumble, Deva Curl, L'oreal, and Redken. Jessica has worked in the Silicon Valley her entire hair career, starting in Palo Alto, then Sunnyvale and now has her own salon in Cupertino. Jessica is always studying hair and techniques to stay up to date on current trends. 

Jessica enjoys traveling and exploring when she is not creating art behind the chair. 


Kelly Costa, Cut and Color Artist (IG: @kellycostahair)

Specialties: haircuts, color, and hair color educator.

(Bio coming soon)


Erna Hobbs, Cut and Color Artist ​(IG: @hairby_erna)

Specialties: haircuts, color, and updos.

Erna’s journey as a hairstylist started in San Francisco and has taken her around the world and back to the Bay Area. Working in upscale salons in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and the Philippines, she has developed diverse techniques in haircutting, hair coloring and balayage. She has taken advanced courses with Bumble and Bumble, Goldwell and L’oreal and is Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy certified.

Erna's work has been featured in magazine editorials and has participated in several fashion shows. She prides herself on her attention to detail and her incredible eye for color, but Erna says she knows she has done a great job when her clients leave happy. Aside from her stylist skills, she believes her friendly demeanor and her great rapport with clients are the qualities that have given her success over the years.​​


Gustavo Villarreal, Senior Cut and Color Artist (IG: @donnapersonna)

Specialties: haircuts, color, updos, and makeup.

Gustavo has been doing hair for 35+years and is no longer taking new clients.