Meet our stylists...
When did you start at Avaia Hair? I created Avaia hair in June 2011 after many years of working within other salons.
How long have you been hairdressing? I have had an incredible 23 years living and loving hairdressing.
What do you love about hairdressing? I love the connections I make with people. Being able to make our clients feel amazing from the moment they walk in the door, during their experience, to the time they leave with super fabulous hair every time. One of my other big passions is being a leader to my incredible team. I love helping them learn and grow. Training my emerging stylists is a highlight as I watch them flourish into fabulous hairdressers.
What do you love about Avaia? I love that Avaia is continually evolving, with the number of staff growing. Aesthetically the salon is always creatively changing and everyone is continually learning. The environment we have created is beautiful and the vibe of the salon is a pleasure to be in.
What's your star hairdressing skill? Makeovers!!! I love the process of complete cut and colour changes. I love analysing each client's wants and needs, then creating a total new look for them.
Current favourite service? Anything colour. Creative toners are so much fun to change someones look, without too much commitment. I also love creating an awesome cut. There is nothing like stepping back and appreciating a great finished look. It changes someones look in an instant.
What do yo like to do when you are not doing hair? I love spending time with my wonderful husband, gorgeous little girl, friends and family. Camping, the beach and being outdoors makes my heart sing… and travelling anywhere in Australia and overseas.
Manager & Senior Stylist
When did you start at Avaia Hair? September 2015
How long have you been hairdressing? 16 years
What do you love about hairdressing? The hairdressing industry is a real life rockstar job! From live stage hair shows to hair expos, it's also super social!! Another thing I love is that the industry is always evolving and changing! Always something new to learn. I pride myself on always upskilling and making sure I am up with new trends. Most importantly though is the connections I make with my clients. No matter what is going on in their life I can make them leave the salon smiling!
What do you love about Avaia? I have worked in many salons and one thing that stands out above the rest is how special each and every client is made to feel.. It's in the smallest details like the welcome massage, complementary beverage menu, home made treats, massage chairs and scented hot towels. We have all the hidden extras.
What's your star hairdressing skill? I love getting creative with toners!! From soft pastel violets, to baby pink hues to a winter silver fox, I have all the secret recipes! I also love a good hair UP. I have worked backstage at fashion weeks and behind the scenes at professional photoshoots which have taught me a lot. I am the social media guru! I love creating a masterpiece on my client and finishing it off with a mini photoshoot. Nailing the shot!
Current favourite service? I can’t recommend Goldwell Bond Pro enough to my clients!! It gives me complete confidence to achieve the lightest result on my clients without damaging the integrity of their hair. Bond Pro Is Life!! I am all about that healthy shiny hair!!
What do you like doing when you are not doing hair? I am very passionate about my health and fitness. I am a die hard F45 addict, however I like to compliment my healthy active life with a very active social life on the weekend. Nothing beats finishing an amazing week at work with yummy food and drinks with my friends. It’s all about balance right?
When did you start at Avaia Hair? January 2018
How long have you been Hairdressing? 26 years
What do you love about Hairdressing? I love nothing more than impressing clients. Giving them a memorable experience and really listening to what they would love to achieve. There’s nothing like a client being wowed by an end result.
What do you love about Avaia Hair? The salon is gorgeous to start with. Lots of space in a relaxing environment. From the one on one personal experience, the welcome massage and the beverage menu. Clients feel looked after and pampered. It truly is an Avaia experience.
What’s your star Hairdressing skill? I love nothing more than bringing a style cut to life with colour. I actually get lost in a cut I love it that much. It’s almost therapeutic. I love challenging myself in trying new techniques! Bringing NEW and FRESH to my clientele. I love what I do. Hair is always evolving so keeping up with trends and techniques is so important to me. There is never a dull moment in this industry.
Current Favourite Service? Treatments! I think all hair needs TLC! Healthy hair means colours last longer and styles hold longer. Bond Pro is amazing! Adding this to your lightening service or as a stand-along treatment, it’s brilliant. Also the KMS Style Primers; a 5 minute massage with brilliant results. This treatment helps with your blow drys lasting that little longer.
What do you like doing when you’re not doing hair? I love my boxing and bootcamp. It keeps me sane. My weekends are usually spent just hanging out with my hubby and two sons, Jett and Dustin. We love chilling out; swimming, fishing, and catching up with family.
When did you start at Avaia Hair? I Started July 2018
How long have you been hairdressing? 6 years
What do you love about hairdressing? Expressing my creativity on my clients making them walk out of the salon feeling AMAZING !! I also love that hairdressing can take you anywhere!!! There's always a new technique and skills to achieve everyday.
What do you love about Avaia? I love the tribe in general, and the fact the place is so welcoming. I enjoy working with a big bunch of stylists that I can keep learning from. I also love the professional atmosphere from each and every stylist!
What’s you star hairdressing skill? Extensions! I love making a client feel amazing with full luscious and long locks! No better feeling than seeing a client jumping full of joy because that they now have the locks they've always wanted to have!
Current favorite service? I love foiling it's always been one of my most enjoyable techniques about hairdressing. The amount of creativity you can use while doing this service can be mind blowing. Even if its is just using a different angle, foiling, or adding a darker foils to get the results you want, or a funky new change with a pop of colour.
What do you like doing when you are not doing hair? I have two cute little long haired sausage dogs that are my absolute world! On days off I take my dogs to the beach or the dog park. I enjoy time with my family and doing a lot for them and with them! I love adventuring and finding new spots to explore on days offs.
When did you start at Avaia Hair? March 2019
How long have you been hairdressing? 11 years
What do you love about hairdressing? I love being able to create mind blowing hair for my clients. There’s nothing more satisfying than to watch a client love their new hair style. The best thing with hairdressing is that the industry is always changing and you have the opportunity to learn. I love always learning and keeping my skills up to date.
What do you love about Avaia? I love working with so many experienced hairstylists every day. Love the amazing vibe in the salon, always something new and fresh happening. The Avaia experience is something extra… from a hot towel treatment, to the beverage menu, to a welcome massage to make all our clients feel amazing.
What’s you star hairdressing skill? Blonde balayage is my passion. I love being creative with different tones melting into each other seamlessly. Extensions is my other favourite service. Making the client feel amazing by adding extra length or just fullness to their hair.
Current favorite service? Olaplex bond building treatment is my favourite product to add into the lightener to protect the hair while creating my amazing balayage and to make the colour last longer. Using together with the stand alone treatment, that you apply straight on to the hair to bring blonde, dry and thirsty hair back to life by restoring internal strength and moisture level. Another passion of mine is extensions. I absolutely love Tape Hair Extensions. Not to mention the joy on a client’s face when I can give them as much length as they could ever want or even just to make their hair fuller.
What do you like doing when you are not doing hair? When I’m not creating hair in the salon you will find me at the gym. Fitness is a big passion of mine, and always have been. I’m a big fan of F45 training. On my weekends I spend time with my partner and I have got two amazing dogs that keep me busy. Whenever I get the chance I travel back home to Sweden to visit family.
When did you start at Avaia Hair? April 2019
How long have you been hairdressing? 11 amazing years
What do you love about hairdressing? I love that you can make someone feel so happy just by making their hair look amazing. I also love educating people about their hair and showing them quick and simple tricks to help them style their own hair on a day to day basis.
What do you love about Avaia? I love that they are dedicated to self-development and education on hair, which will keep them up-to-date with all of the new hair trends and techniques that come out. That is something that I value most because I know from my own experience for the past 11 years that keeping yourself educated and stimulated will drive your love and passion for hair.
What’s you star hairdressing skill? My star skill would have to be that I love educating my clients on how to style their own hair at home just by showing them some quick and simple tips that they can use at home.
Current favorite service? I love doing hair transformations from long to short, dark to light or dull to bright. I love doing any type of haircuts and adding some colour to make your look fresh and personal to your own style. I also love doing men’s fades and reshaping beards.
What do you like doing when you are not doing hair? I have recently relocated from Rockhampton to Mackay, so I can be closer to my partner, my sister and her family. I love spending time with my family, especially my niece and nephew. I also love going camping to see all the beautiful natural untouched landscapes that Australia has to offer us.
Second Year Apprentice
When did you start at Avaia Hair? February 2018
How long have you been Hairdressing? 1 year
What do you love about Hairdressing? I love connecting with the clients, and I love styling their hair.
What do you love about Avaia Hair? I love the incredible atmosphere of relaxation that Avaia creates, once you walk through that door it’s like I am transported somewhere else, it’s completely different from my crazy life, and I love that.
What’s your star Hairdressing skill? Star skill has to be blow drying, especially my twisty blowdry. I had no idea how quickly I could pick things up, but I can see someone else style hair a certain way and I can pick it up fairly easily after a few tries.
Current Favourite Service? My favourite service is the KMS Style Primer treatment. It makes the hair feel incredible, is so much quicker to blowdry, and holds the style longer. I cannot get enough.
What do you do when you aren’t doing hair? I love going for walks on the beach with my puppy and my boyfriend, and I love going for long bike rides when it’s not too hot because it make me feel so good about myself.
Second Year Apprentice
When did you start at Avaia Hair? February 2017
How long Hairdressing? 4 years
What do you love about hairdressing? Getting your hair done, for many people is sacred. For me to have this opportunity to allow people to love themselves, it’s the most important thing in my life. I love watching clients transform into the best version of themselves and walk out with a glint in their eye and a spring in their step.
What do you love about Avaia? Avaia has a unique vibe to the salon and the team. As one of the younger members of the team, I feel so comfortable and supported in my path of learning. Nothing beats the friendships and memories I’ve made with these girls!
What’s you star hairdressing skill? Upstyling! There is just something so beautiful about a client walking out with their hair elegantly pinned for a special occasion. A woman with a great upstyle is a woman that can take on the world!
Current favorite service? I am the salon Keratin Queen!! Seriously, the day to day transformations I see when I perform this service changes peoples lives! Frizz be gone and hello shiny, easy to manage hair.
What do you like doing when you are not doing hair? Studying, gardening, hanging out with friends and going to concerts. Making memories and having fun stories to tell clients is always a priority for me.
First Year, School-based Apprentice
When did you start at Avaia Hair? September 2018
How long Hairdressing? This is my first year
What do you love about hairdressing? Being able to be creative and express your own work through, and with, others. To make someone feel confident about themselves and happy with their look is the greatest gift ever created.
What do you love about Avaia? I love being able to grow and learn new skills from an amazing team of talented stylists. The Avaia team are welcoming and supportive and strive to brighten up everyone’s day.
Current favorite service? Toners. I love how there are so many different formulas suited to anyone’s taste and how they create a truly individual style. The semi-permanent toners allow customers to switch their look regularly whenever they visit the salon.
What do you like doing when you are not doing hair? My main goal is to complete year 12. I love spending time with my friends, family and my four-legged friend Charli!