Ash, Salon Manager/Creative Director
MOB Hair Salon Manager, Ash Collins, is an award winning, internationally-acclaimed hair stylist with experience spanning nearly two decades. Ash discovered her passion for hairdressing as a “tea and tidy” in her mother’s Townsville salon, a passion that is still so evident today.
For Ash, hairdressing is about much more than hair, she believes it’s a psychological makeover, “The new hair is just an expression on how the client is feeling on the inside,” she explains. And she says, seeing her clients leave the salon feeling better than when they arrived, is most satisfying.
Ash’s clients love that she’s always honest about what is possible and takes the time to explain the best approach to achieving a desired look. There’s always plenty of laughter too!
When Ash isn’t in the salon, she enjoys being active and spending time with friends.
Ash’s Top Tip: Never use any heat on your hair without heat protection. Heat damage is irreversible and leaves a “scar” on the hair, which will cause breakage
Claudia, Master Stylist and Colourist
While Claudia began formally hairdressing a little over 12 years ago, her hair journey began years earlier. At a young age, the MOB Hair Master Stylist and Colourist was taught to do her Oma’s hair – a skill she quickly mastered.
Before relocating to Sydney, Claudia ran a successful salon in her hometown Adelaide, and lead a talented team of stylists.
Energetic and realistic about her clients’ hair needs, Claudia gets the greatest kick out of seeing her clients feel good about themselves, “I love when people sit in my chair, it’s their time to relax, offload and feel beautiful.”
In her downtime, you’ll find Claudia down at the beach with her dogs.
Claudia’s Hair Tricks: “I absolutely love teaching my clients how to style their hair at home using hot tools, and what products they need to achieve their desired look.” Ask for a tutorial next time you’re in the salon!
Danielle, Master Stylist and Colourist
When Danielle was just 14 and still at school, she was given the opportunity to work in a hair salon. It was this experience that reaffirmed the MOB Hair Stylist and Colourist’s passion for hair, and cemented her desire to complete a hairdressing apprenticeship.
Now, more than a decade later, Danielle loves the creative outlet of hairdressing, and the fact that she gets to meet new people on a daily basis.
While Danielle’s a talented allrounder and strong in all aspects of hairdressing, she loves working with colour, “I find I can be most creative in transforming a client’s look.”
After a busy week in the salon, Danielle like to relax and unwind with a glass of wine.
Danielle’s Top Tip: When trying to achieve waves, don’t squeeze the plates of your iron too hard.
Alyse, Master Stylist and Colourist
Alyse began hairdressing nearly a decade ago, completing her hairdressing apprenticeship at Salon Citrine on the Gold Coast, at which time she was selected as a stylist for Australian Fashion Week.
The talented Master Stylist and Colourist identified her passion for hair at a young age, in fact she was just four years old when she set her sights on a career as a hairdresser.
Alyse’s passion for hairdressing only keeps growing. She loves making her clients feel amazing about themselves – she says it’s the biggest reward for her at the end of each session.
A bubbly and diligent allrounder, Alyse is known for creating and maintaining enviable blondes and long-lasting waves.
When she’s not in her “hair zone” in the salon, you’ll find Alyse at the beach, spending time with family, or enjoying cocktails with the girls.
Alyse’s Hair Trick: Stuck on styling bangs? Next time you’re in the salon, ask Alyse to demonstrate her simple yet effective approach to styling bangs.
Alice, Cutting, Styling and Bridal Specialist
A longstanding member of the MOB Hair family, Alice has returned home and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
Alice was first introduced to the world of hairdressing during work experience at 16. She went on to complete a hairdressing apprenticeship, and though she’s dabbled in other professions, she’s always returned to hair.
An engaging and detail-oriented Master Stylist, Alice loves providing an exceptional salon experience and giving her clients the confidence boost that comes from great hair.
Also a seasoned wedding hair stylist, Alice loves bridal bookings, "It's such a wonderful day to be a part of."
When she’s not in the salon, Alice is spending time with her gorgeous boys.
Alice’s Hair Trick: A good shampoo sets up a good blow dry, and when heat styling, let your curls sit until they are cool, then brush them out. That way they’ll last longer.
Jemima, Customer Experience Manager
Jemima only joined the team this year, but for her, the salon is already her second home. The MOB Hair Customer Experience Manager loves building relationship with the clientele, seeing their hair transformations and spending time with her “MOB Hair family”.
Bubbly and enthusiastic, Jemima is committed to creating the ultimate salon experience.
If she’s not in the salon, it’s highly likely Jemima’s enjoying time at the beach.