MEET OUR EDUCATORS

 

CHRIS SCHOTTELIUS
Chris has been in the industry for over 30 years. She owned her own salon for 8 years and then transitioned into education and lecturing. Chris has been a technical educator for various brands over the past 17 years.

During that time she wrote a national training program designed specifically for apprentices, attended numerous trade expos and International Industry conferences where she won a National Technician of the Year award.

     
 

DOREEN WALLACE
Doreen has studied in London with the Vidal Sassoon Training Academy and has been a lecturer in hairdressing academies in Brisbane. She is an award winning stylist at local and national levels and has had the priviledge to judge at National level.

In her latest role as Australian National Educator for Alter Ego Italy, Doreen has had the privilege to travel to Italy to attend intensive training workshops and conferences. 

     
 

MICHELLE MORCOMBE
Michelle has been a Beauty Therapist for 16 years. Opening her own salon, Reflections of beauty in 2000 and running it successfully for 15 years until its sale in January 2015. In 2007 whilst running her salon Michelle gained a Cert IV in Training and Assessment, and two years later began lecturing at TAFE.

In 2010 Michelle joined the team at Salon Hair Care, writing and facilitating training courses in Waxing, Lash and Brow Tinting, Hot Stone Massage and Acrylic Nails.

     
 

MARCO GIORGIO
Marco is the owner and creative director of award winning salon Artique Hair Studio, as well as one of Showpony Hair Extensions up and coming stylists and educators. Having worked Nationally and Internationally, Marco’s vision is to make sure all stylists have the confidence to reach their full potential.

Although being a firm believer that every child should have a proper education, Marco was dead set sure that his classroom was the salon. At 17, he finally got to put the school uniform away and start his career as an apprentice. 

     
   

ALI HOLDEN
Ali joined the team at Vani-T in October 2012. She owned and operated her own Spray Tanning business for many years in Adelaide prior.  Geared with a keen eye in tanning, a passion for Mineral Make up and a wealth of industry knowledge, the transition to her current role was “both exciting and also extremely rewarding, given the diversity of people I work with each day and the amazing products Vani-T have on offer. I truly am so lucky to be doing what I love, day in, day out!"

     
 

ANH HOANG
Anh is Le Beauty’s Education Manager and is constantly at the forefront of the latest tips and techniques in the industry. Anh holds a Diploma of Beauty Therapy and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment as well as roles within some major brands. Invited to do Kelly Osbourne’s nails who complemented Anh - “I’m obsessed with her”.

 

     
     

SARAH SMART
Sarah has over 35 years of experience in the Hairdressing industry in Australia and overseas. She first joined the Affinage team in 2009 then had a short break and has now returned.

She enjoys educating and sharing her knowledge and experience with others. Sarah believes education is everything and you can never learn enough.

     
   

RENEE MCDONALD
Renee has been involved in the tanning industry for 12 years, her career at TechnoTan/Vutan has included facilitating both Vutan and Technotan education at TAFE, Beauty Expo’s and brand education sessions Nationwide 

Renee is passionate about sharing her expertise, skill & technique to those starting out in the spray tanning industry and upskilling Spray tanning technicians to the highest level and professional standard.

     
 

JAKE PUTAN
Rose Bay based Jake has won a multitude of awards such as 1st and 2nd Open Men’s Catwalk 2013, 2nd place Cutthroat Barber Wars 2016 and notable features in InStyle Magazine and Barbershop Magazine.  Jake has worked closely with many television productions including Fox Sports, State of Origin and the World Cup.  Outside of television, Jake worked as a stylist on the film Pacific Rim 2 and was featured in GQ magazine.

     
  STEVIE VINCENT
Pravana Hair Colour Authority Stevie Vincent is one of Perth’s most celebrated hair colourists, with work published by industry super giants behindthechair.com and Modern Salon.
This multi-award winning stylist, educator and not to mention business owner has a natural ability to connect and engage with her audience. Stevie’s love for incredible customised fashion colours, beautiful blonding techniques and innovative, eco-conscious brands have lead her to partner with the trailblazers of product innovation - Pravana.