Ohana means family and as salon owner, Olivia’s daily mantra is to create a happy and harmonious in-salon experience for her family of clients and team members. Olivia upholds Ohana’s commitment of providing the highest quality hairdressing through the ongoing education of the team, ensuring the salon continues to be at the forefront of the industry. Striving to be the best you can be, is a philosophy that Olivia lives by and she has been recognised for her talents with her 2015 Colour Technician of the Year and 2014 Salon Manager of the Year award wins amongst others. More than anything though the reward of contributing to her client’s wellbeing, happiness and image is what drives her.
Colour Director/Director of Education
David’s 20+ year career in hairdressing has indeed been colourful. As a colour specialist, he has worked alongside some of the industry’s biggest names worldwide and presented educational seminars on national and international platforms. Throughout the years, he has gained a great understanding of client colour suitability and an extraordinary knowledge base when it comes to the art of colouring hair. Taking inspiration from modern art through to sci fi movies, David’s artistic belief is to create character through various means. With his varying techniques, he sets about enhancing a client’s individuality and characteristics, whether that be classic and structured or freestyle and edgy.
Rachelle’s lovely, caring nature was evident the moment she started her apprenticeship with the salon and as she later progressed to be an exceptional colourist, it was clear she had a special talent for delivering an outstanding customer experience. Rachelle has developed her marketing skills and now focusses all her attention on our clients, building long lasting relationships and staying connected with them through various channels as well as providing a welcoming and comfortable in-salon atmosphere.
Each Saturday Amelia sets a warm, friendly ambience for our clients and assists the Ohana family of colourists and stylists deliver a seamless salon experience on the busiest day of the week. In her role as Salon Coordinator, she knows what it takes operationally to ensure smooth sailing having worked on the floor as a colourist and stylist herself. As well as having over 17 years’ experience assisting talented hairdressers create the ultimate salon experience for their clients, Amelia has a bachelor in textile design and has recently been working as a designer.
Kristy has been hairdressing for 18 years, crafting her skills in the UK and Canada, as well as her home town Perth and of course Melbourne, along the way. She still delights in the creative challenge of interpreting her clients wishes and providing a style that matches their personality and lifestyle. Kristy has a loyal clientele who revel in her artistic expression and down to earth personality.
Cristina Tatasciore – (Currently on Maternity Leave until 2018)
An outstanding and committed performer, Cristina leads by example in all aspects of salon culture. She began her hairdressing career over 15 years ago and from day one was destined to succeed at her craft given her natural flare and a passion for all things hair. Cristina personifies the term all rounder with her exceptionally strong skills in colour, cutting and styling. She takes joy in providing her clients with a complete and memorable service from start to finish.
From Sydney to London to Paris and finally to Melbourne, Johnny has been developing his hairdressing talent for over 18 years. His passion lies in creating the perfect personalised look for each and every client with exceptional skill across all aspects of hairdressing. Although he does have a soft spot for the perfect blowdry. Johnny loves nothing more than watching his clients leave the salon looking and feeling great.
Mario took a corporate detour before answering the creative call of hairdressing. A former desk jockey, Mario soon realised the corporate life wasn’t for him especially as he grew up in a family of hairdressers and barbers and was inspired by the work happening around him. As a painter, he has a keen eye for colour and shape and is excited to be able to take those principles and apply them in a more practical setting with hair. He also gives a great head massage!