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Meet the team

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Keezia

Director

What brings out your creative side?

I absolutely love to learn. As creative director I like to invest in all sorts of education to fuel my creative side! Following all my favourite Hair Artists is also a fantastic way to keep up with what other people are doing in the industry and make push myself to learn more.

How many years experience do you have?

I have been hairdressing 13 years

Who would be your celebrity hall pass?

Chris Hemsworth

What made you decide that you wanted to be a hairdresser?

I didnt want to be at school haha, and I liked talking. So I thought id give it a shot and luckily I was good at it.

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could wish for one thing what would it be?

My IPHONE (and charger hahahaha)

Who is your hairdressing idol?

AHHH where to even start. Sheree Knobel for her amazing colour work which we inspire to create. Benni Tognini for his beautiful soul and lifelong commitment to the industry and education. And my dear friend and mentor Jak Vaessen who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity and true goal is to make every client feel special and beautiful with creating hair.

What do you ❤️ about Verona Hair?

I LOVE EVERYTHING. Obviously hehe. But I love coming to work every day, Verona Hair is my baby and my passion. I love making clients feel amazing and I love helping to grow girls and help them achieve their goals not just professionally but personally. I feel very blessed to be in such an amazing place surrounded by beautiful people.

Annie

Salon Manager/Senior Stylist

What brings out your creative side?

Education is a huge part of creativity, learning how to do new fashion trends that celebrities like to provide us!

How many years experience do you have?

9 years

Who would be your celebrity hall pass?

Justin Timberlake

What made you decide that you wanted to be a hairdresser?

I didn’t want to go to Uni and I loved doing my little sister hair, so I have to thank my mum for pushing me into getting a job in hairdresssing!

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could wish for one thing what would it be?

A Friend!

Who is your hairdressing idol?

Tracey Hughes, her precision and attention to detail is me in a nutshell!

What do you ❤️ about Verona Hair?

Verona Hair where do I start, it is not only my career but where I have grown into the human being I am today without this position I wouldn’t have achieved my dreams and passion! As well as my amazing group of girls that I can call my family.

Sass

Senior Stylist

What brings out your creative side?

The opportunity to give someone a big change from what they came in with to when they leave.

How many years experience do you have?

16 years (wow!)

Who would be your celebrity hall pass?

Ryan Reynolds

What made you decide that you wanted to be a hairdresser?

I always enjoyed doing hair but my dad suggested it as a career and I’ve never looked back!

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could wish for one thing what would it be?

My kindle (with unlimited charge)

Who is your hairdressing idol?

Renya Xydis- she’s always creating and challenging herself and has had amazing longevity in the industry.

What do you ❤️ about Verona Hair?

The feeling of belonging and having the chance to grow and learn.

Sarah

Senior Stylist

How many years experience do you have?

I have 3 years!

Who would be your celebrity hall pass?

Ryan Reynolds!!

What made you decide that you wanted to be a hairdresser?

I decided at the end of year 12 that hairdressing was a job I wanted to go into, it’s a job where no matter what kind of day it is, you know that your clients are leaving feeling absolutely amazing which also makes me feel amazing!

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could wish for one thing what would it be?

MCDONALDS

What do you ❤️ about Verona Hair?

I love my team!! I couldn’t ask for better girls to work with!

Emily

Senior Stylist

What brings out your creative side?

Watching what other people in the industry are up to. I love being challenged by new techniques and colour trends.

How many years experience do you have?

Nearly 10!!!

Who would be your celebrity hall pass?

Cillian Murphy

What made you decide that you wanted to be a hairdresser?

I’ve always loved being creative both in my own personal style and with my hobbies. Hairdressing was a perfect fit!

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could wish for one thing what would it be?

Sushi buffet

Who is your hairdressing idol?

I’m a little in love with Phillip Barwick. I had the chance to work along side Phillip at Fashion Week in 2016 and he was such an inspirational stylist. His creativity and passion inspires me to push the styling boundaries and to be unique.

What do you ❤️ about Verona Hair?

I love my Verona Hair family because of the unconditional support they offer both in my professional career and my personal life . We get so many fantastic opportunities to grow our skills as hairdressers.

Amiee

Senior Stylist

What brings out your creative side?

Colour correction and style changes! Love doing 360 deg on clients and knowing I’ve made them look fab.

How many years experience do you have?

14 years

Who would be your celebrity hall pass?

man… um… not sure these days… Tom Hardy maybe

What made you decide that you wanted to be a hairdresser?

Always wanted to be a hairdresser but to he honest… first memory of living hair was getting a curling wand for Xmas in year when I was around 7-8 and curling everyone’s hair that day and loving it.

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could wish for one thing what would it be?

My pillow

Who is your hairdressing idol?

Man I have so many honesty! Ummmmm Tabatha Coffee love her spunk/attitude for life and her talent! When I watch her I’m like “yes yes yes” In my head of course.

What do you ❤️ about Verona Hair?

I have never in this industry felt as part of a team as I do with my Verona family! Continued support and love… professionally and personally. We all have each other’s backs. It’s a pleasure to go to work and Verona makes me love my job more than I already do! I love the continued growth and training given as well. I feel lucky to be apart of such a awesome team of girls.

Lauren

Salon Coordinator

What is my role?

My role is to make sure Verona runs to its best ability! I make sure that every client is booked and their appointment is running on time, ensuring that the girls are aware of timing and helping them out when needed. I am the eyes and hears of the floor and I make it my goal to know what is happening on a day to to day basis. Besides ensuring that Verona is running accordingly I am also controlling majority of the social media outlets, which is super fun and super exciting – watch this space!!

Who would be your celebrity hall pass?

James Franco

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could wish for one thing what would it be?

A phone, with full charge and a wifi connection so I could get off the island as soon as possible.

What do you ❤️ about Verona Hair?

How close everyone is.There is a real creative vibe where everyone kinda bounces off each other which makes it feel like more of a family environment rather than just a work environment. Its amazing to come into a place where there is something always exciting and new happening, rather than just the same thing everyday.

Jude

Salon PA

What is my role?

My role is to control the stock and be Keezia right hand man. I’m there to adhere to any ordering that needs to be done or any errands that need to be run as well.

Who is your celebrity inspiration?

Oprah

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could wish for one thing what would it be?

My Family.

What do you ❤️ about Verona Hair?

Being a part of the team, who strive to be the best and who I see as amazing!!

Victoria

Emerging Stylist

What brings out your creative side?

Trends! There’s always something trending so I try to put a creative touch to it to make it more unique and personal.

How many years experience do you have?

1 year experience and counting!

Who would be your celebrity hall pass?

*passes – Taron Egerton & Shawn Mendes!!!!

What made you decide that you wanted to be a hairdresser?

The feeling of bringing out the creative side of me. Being free to show my passion for hair and meeting new people. Always being able to challenge myself!

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could wish for one thing what would it be?

My mother! She’ll legit make a bomb meal out of anything. Leaves & juice from fruits? Bam, healthy salad right there! She got me covered til we get rescued.

Who is your hairdressing idol?

My boss Keezia! She’s always pushing me to be the person I want to be. She’s always creative in her work and isn’t afraid to take risks. Always steps out of her comfort zone and I think that’s what I aspire to be like one day!

What do you ❤️ about Verona Hair?

My team! There’s no other group of amazing individuals I’d rather work with. Their always full of energy, passion and smiles.

Emi

Junior Stylist

What brings out your creative side?

Trying new and interesting things, getting to have free reign.

How many years experience do you have?

7 months

Who would be your celebrity hall pass?

Chris Hemsworth

What made you decide that you wanted to be a hairdresser?

I like expressing myself through creativity and beauty and making people feel good about themselves.

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could wish for one thing what would it be?

To be off the desert island.

Who is your hairdressing idol?

Guy Tang, he is extremely creative and work with a lot of funky and interesting colour work and is such a lovely personable guy.

What do you ❤️ about Verona Hair?

The welcoming and happy environment and the fact that we all get to do what we love.

Ella

Junior Stylist

What brings out your creative side?

Being challenged with new ideas and concepts that allow me to explore my creativity.

How many years experience do you have?

1 year 7 months

Who would be your celebrity hall pass?

Harry Styles

What made you decide that you wanted to be a hairdresser?

I wanted to explore the beauty industry but I didn’t know how. iI’ve always loved playing with hair since a young age and my dad suggested hairdressing. My hairdressing career has been challenging but I love it.

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could wish for one thing what would it be?

That that island was Hawaii.

Who is your hairdressing idol?

Honestly my mum. she isn’t a hairdresser herself but since a young age she has done my hair and I have watched her create beautiful works on her own. She showed me such a creative side to working with hair and I’m so thankful for that.

What do you ❤️ about Verona Hair?

After having trouble in past hairdressing experiences I was welcomed with open arms and I am continually welcomed and feel apart of such an amazing family.