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 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. 


With an extensive background locally & overseas, Hayley’s is a multi-award-winning hair professional whose career has spanned almost two decades, with a strong focus on creative and technical hair colour education.  Having worked Internationally as a platform artist and educator, she is passionate about hair colour trends and believes that continued learning is the key to standing out from the rest.   With an vast knowledge of the hair & beauty business environment, Hayley brings this wealth of experience not only in education, but how to transform that into $$ for your business. 


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 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. 

Rachael’s vast experience spanning over 26 years in both the hair
and beauty industries includes a strong focus on education and
the highest standard of competency.

Her knowledge and skills in beauty therapy has attributed to
several roles, including Tafe Lecturer Cert III in Beauty services,
Sales and Technical Educator roles with leading beauty brands.
Owner and Principal Lecturer at Adelaide Beauty Academy. Her
passion for quality education and excellence within the beauty
industry are key components to her course content and facilitating.

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!"


Monique has been a nail technician for 12 years. She immediately fell in love with the ability to create styles to suit each clients needs. As well as operating her own nail business, Monique regularly attends Nail Harmony and Gelish brand education to ensure she is always up to date with the latest techniques and products.

The most important saying during Monique’s classes is “the stupidest question is, the question that you didn’t ask”.



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 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.