Meet the Team
Richard moved to Australia in 2023 seeking adventure and excitement after a 30-year career building one of the UK’s most successful independent salons and Wink is privileged to patner with him. Richard’s salon was a winner of one of our Industry’s most prestigious awards, “Salon of the Year” at the British Hairdressing Business Awards, and he has personally competed at the top echelons of hairdressing for decades.
Richard has a passion for creating personalised bespoke looks for his clients. Delivered with a focus on ensuring an incredible customer experience.
Richard has also spent 20 years as an Industry educator, working with brands such as L’Oreal, Wella, Paul Mitchell, as well as many others.
We look forward to watching the next chapter of the Wink! journey with Richard as part of our Leadership Team.
For the past decade, Natalie has successfully managed and grown Wink! to the amazing hair destination, it is today. We’ve always stood out by focusing on ways to improve our clients’ lives through better service, innovation and value.
While Natalie credits her dynamic team for the amazing work walking out the doors, she believes a successful salon needs to be offering much more. “Clients are now so much savvier when it comes to making decisions about their hair. They’re happy to pay good money but the service and atmosphere are just as important as the hair. This requires a competent manager to oversee staff, ensure customer satisfaction and to drive the creative direction of the business”. And it’s a role Natalie was seemingly born to play!
With an epic 30 years in the industry, Paul has won many prestigious awards including NSW Stylist of the Year. He has been involved in all aspects of hairdressing from fashion events, workshops, magazine shoots and competitions.
His hands-on approach to business see’s him maintaining a strong client base on the floor, managing and mentoring his team as well as overseeing & photographing all salon images. His strong technical abilities & interpersonal skills make him one of the best in the industry, and it is this reputation that has cemented Wink! as one of the best salons in Sydney.
Having been with the salon for 11 years, Amanda enjoyed the luxury of working exclusively with our award-winning educators to emerge as one of our industry’s most talented colourists. Her technical skills and attention to detail, combined with her passion & professional approach, have earned her a cult following and the shared position of Creative Colour Director.
Amanda’s colour ethos ensures that while suitability is always her priority, creative thinking is her guide. She endlessly seeks new ways to blend shade and technique to provide every head of hair with a ‘wow’ factor. Amanda is a specialist in classic foiling, corrective colour, and lived in colour.
Originally hailing from the UK Maddie has been at the top of her game for 15 years. She moved to Sydney in pursuit of new opportunities to further her career, and with a bit of luck (for us), ended up on our doorstep. Maddie thrives on giving every client an amazing salon experience.
Her attention to detail and eye for suitability, as well as her professional approach, has won her an allegiance of loyal clients. She loves nothing more than creating outstanding colours that work in harmony with beautiful cuts. Maddie is a specialist in high fashion colouring, creative colour, foiling and precision mens and womens cutting.
Maddie is currently on maternity leave, but will be returning Dec 2023.
Although hair fashions and styles change every year, Renato believes his role remains constant. Using his creative flair and technical skills, he ensures you look your best by tailoring/personalising your haircut, colour and style to suit you and your lifestyle.
Trained by some of the biggest names in the industry, he prides himself on offering the highest professional service, recommendations and tailored advice that our industry has to offer –all with a smile and infectious energy and enthusiasm!
Anna fell in love with hairdressing 20 years ago, cultivating her amazing technical skills under the guidance of one of Singapore’s most prestigious and iconic salons. From here, Anna’s career took her to the UK, Stockholm and Sydney, styling the tresses of television personalities and presenters, as well as magazine work.
Anna credits her success to strong fundamentals in both colouring and hair cutting, but more so the customisation of her work. It doesn’t matter how amazing my colour or haircut is if it’s not on the right person. “Understanding the importance of aesthetics ensures that my work will complement my client’s facial features, face shape, bone structure, complexion, and their personal style”. Having relocated to Sydney permanently in 2007, Anna has bought her focus back into the salon, channelling her passion and knowledge of all things hair to her lucky clientele.
Trained exclusively under the watchful eyes of Wink’s creative directors, Maria has been with us for an amazing 13 years. Her work is detailed and meticulous beyond her time. Maria’s 1st love and focus was in precision cutting and textured hair, however, her love of colour soon followed and she is renowned for adding bespoke colour to accentuate your haircut and features
Hailing from Brazil, Alanna was originally a fashion designer; however, later turned her love to hairdressing. It was an easy transition because both are creative and inspiring industries. As with fashion, hair is so much an important part of our identity. It reflects our personality and can make us feel beautiful, confident and ready to take on the world.
Alanna specialises in colour, especially foiling and balayage and has been tending to the tresses of Glebe and Woollahra fashionistas for the last few years before joining the Wink! tribe.
Hailing from Melbourne, Bec has been hairdressing for 23 years specialising in hair extensions, colouring and styling. She loves all things fashion and is passionate about creating something special and unique for her clients to complement their style.
Hair extensions are such a great way to create a new on trend look if you are not wanting to commit to colouring your hair- whether it be balayage/ombre or adding highlights/lowlights.
Bec splits her week between doing hair and managing reception so be sure to book ahead to get in with her.
Have you met Therese, our part time receptionist extraordinaire? She is one of the cheerful voices on the other end of the phone, a friendly face that greets you on arrival and will help you with all your appointment and retail needs.
Therese is also a fully qualified Senior Stylists so you may be lucky enough to encounter her for a blowdry, colour or keratin service if she is needed on the floor.
Nomu, Irena and Buji are machines. They do not stop… they keep the wheels turning by assisting the Seniors with their clients and ensuring appointments run smoothly. They charm everyone with their high energy and amazing head massages.
All girls are also trained hairdressers, so rest assured you are in capable hands.