20-22 Elizabeth Street
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86 William Street
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172 Castlereagh Street
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The Valonz team is faced with creative opportunities both here in Australia and around the world. They are constantly learning skills, sharing with one another to grow and develop ideas and techniques. These skills are transferred to our loyal and new clients giving them a sophisticated fashion conscious edge that the Valonz team are renowned for. Their combined creative force makes them leaders in the industry and their individual creative expression is limitless.
Having over 13 years experience both locally in Sydney and New York, Nick joins the Valonz team bringing with him his warm & vivacious personality. Having worked across television, film & runway, Nick’s know how in making women look and feel sexy is what he is known for. ‘I want my clientele to talk about me to their friends, I am completely present in every client that I look after; it’s important to me that my work walks out the door looking hot & that I know my clients have a great haircut that works for them’ Not forgetting his devout male clientele Nick has strong barbering skills which he draws from in creating fresh modern mens styles.
Amber lives in a visual fantasy world that inspires her daily. She has an appetite for creativity and views her work as a canvas for creating beauty within each client. Her creative input allows her clients to get what they asked for and something uniquely unexpected. Working with Sass & bide on their look books and working alongside stylist supremo Style Me Romy Amber’s work is seen by leaders in the fashion industry. She has worked backstage for David Jones 2010 - 2012 and Australian Fashion week from 2010 to 2012
A career that spans over two decades, Elly’s ability to look at her clients features and lifestyle are key when she’s creating beautiful hair. She sees the beauty and potential in every client. Elly’s depth and breadth of experience is undisputed as a salon educator from 2005 - 2010 she has worked with leading hair care companies since 2010 sharing her knowledge and expertise to the media and industry professionals. Elly has worked backstage as head assistant to hair director at Myer Collections 2002 – 2008, Sass & Bide London Fashion Week 2009 - 2011, New York Fashion Week 2009, Australian Fashion Week 2002 – 2012.
Ash - Leigh is a creative hairdresser, her thorough understanding of colour work and her consistant and well honed styling skills, Ash’s clients leave with a feeling of change and above all beautiful, glossy and healthy hair. Continuously working at developing her skills she is inspired to push boundaries in hairdressing. Identifiable by her own constant change of hair colour she sees no limit when exploring colour work and is happy to be the ‘experiment for change’ Ash is a salon stand out. Ash - Leigh has worked backstage at Australian Fashion Week from 2009 to 2011, New York Fashion Week 2009 and David Jones 2010 to 2012.
Since 2006 Chris has been a stellar talent within the Valonz team. A master in women’s and men’s cuts and a maestro of the blow dry has him a loyal following. Chris has a great understanding of what clients are looking for and the results are exceptional. Having worked as an educator with leading hair care companies from 2009 to 2012 and on Sass & Bide’s coveted ‘Look Books’ Hunter’s diversity has taken him backstage with Renya Xydis on London for Sass & Bide 2011 and is a regular at Australian Fashion week from 2007 - 2011. Leaving no stone unturned his work has been featured in Shop till you drop, Culture magazine & Marie Claire.
Stavros has been an integral part of the Valonz team for almost a decade, his charming and warm personality have resulted in a cult like following! Over the last decade clients come back again and again for his unique craftsmanship in hairdressing. No job too small, his clients feel like they have been transformed from head to toe, a polished and tailored style is what he is reknowned for. Stav has worked backstage in London fashion week alongside Renya Xydis for Sass & Bide in 2008 and has also worked at Australian Fashion week from 2004 to 2010.
“Enjoy, relax, have fun and don’t take it too seriously - go with it”, that’s Christine’s mantra and what makes an appointment with her seriously amazing. Part of the Valonz team since 1996, a booking with Christine guarantees her vast experience and her ability to give you what you want - and some. She is renowned for pushing natural to stunning, giving that extra fabulousness that’s organic and easy, never forced. She can take hair from black to blonde, and when invited, she loves mixing it up, delivering cutting edge change with a modern twist. At the heart of her work is her desire to keep pushing the boundaries. She travels to London and LA twice a year seeking inspiration and sharing new techniques with the best in the business. She works alongside the acclaimed Creative Colour Director, Nicola Clarke at John Frieda in London who looks after Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow; and the award winning Tracey Cunningham at Byron and Tracey in Beverly Hills who counts Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Richie as regulars. As colourist to Cate Blanchett and Toni Collette Christine is proud to work with them on the way they look “that they put their trust in me is a huge part of our connection,” she says. “Christine has a great and subtle eye for colour. She is a real treasure.” – Cate Blanchett Christine leads the weekly colour training at Valonz sharing her knowledge with the next generation of hairdressers and is highly regarded by Wella who have chosen her to be one of five colourists in Australia to test their professional products and educate colourists around the country. Editorial work includes: Vogue; Harper’s Bazaar; Oyster; Marie Claire; Madison; Sydney Magazine.
“Healthy hair is number one for me,” says Haleema who gives the best colour detox in the business, the mathematician of hair colour. One of the founding staff members of the Valonz team, the last twenty years of experience has produced one of the countries finest colourists. Her positive approach to life and work “love what you do and show that you love what you do” has sustained a fiercely loyal client list at Valonz. “I love delivering classic with an edge,” she says and is as comfortable with her regular clients as the many A-list actresses and celebrities she nurtures. Nicole Kidman, Miranda Otto and Collette Dinnigan are regulars - ‘Haleema is genius, she knows how to make my hair gleam and achieves the best tones in my hair for each and every role I do’ Miranda Otto Haleema’s passion drives her finely honed technical ability and her brilliantly precise colouring techniques. She is constantly applying new technology, techniques and knowledge and is a highly regarded national spokesperson for Wella. She is one of the leading colour educators at Valonz inspiring and guiding the team. Editorial credits include: Harper’s Bazaar; Vogue; Marie Claire; Madison; Instyle; Sydney Magazine; Sunday Magazine.
We are excited by our rising talent Jye Webster. Having been educated and guided by Colour Director Christine Rowe, Cutting Educator Nic Platsis and Styling Educator Christopher Hunter, Jye has developed his skills under their watchful eye over the last three years. The result? A talented hairdresser who has an army of clients in his chair religiously every week. The only way is forward for Jye, watch this space!
The talent of our editorial stylists is unsurpassed. Regarded as some of the best on the local and international stage through their highly regarded catwalk, advertising and editorial work. They bring the essence of future trends from around the globe back to Valonz to ensure our standard and vision reigns supreme.
As the driving force of creativity for her three beloved salons, Xydis leads her team to be the very best that they can be - leading by example. Xydis is constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity which has seen her work for over three decades in some of worlds leading publications from iconic Vanity Fair to Vogue. Travelling the world throughout the year to work as hair director on runway shows, her stamina and dedication is inspiring. Xydis ‘can do’ attitude towards hair makes her a natural favourite with her loyal celebrity clientele. One of the pioneers that set out to work on an international platform backstage with the world’s most prestigious hairdressers in Paris, Milan and New York from 1988 to present, Xydis creates trends. Having being involved in ‘a great idea’ at the time, that being Australian Fashion Week, Xydis is a sought after by designers year after year.
Street’s solid career has spanned over two decades, having worked with famous faces such as Jennifer Hawkins, Toni Collette, Cate Blanchette, Gennifer Goodwin, Asher Keddie, Rose Byrne. “Beauty is a feeling; if you don’t feel it you can’t own it’ is Street’s philosophy in hair. “If you can’t walk out with a smile and completely happy with your hair - I haven’t done my job” Regularly requested for the fashion packs campaigns he is responsible for the looks of Loveable, Model Co ,Tiger Lilly and Sass bide. His work is featured in Grazia, Cosmo, Emporium Oyster,Sunday Magazine and Harpers Bazaar. As hair director for 4 years for the department giant Myer from 2005 to 2009 and working backstage from Sydney to New York since 2002 and part of the Valonz team since 2002, Street knows what his clients want.
Gorgievski has the tenacious ambition and drive which have developed her editorial skills since 1999 both here and internationally. Kylie Minoque labels her the ‘Hair Whisperer’. As the winner of Harpers Bazaar Session Stylist 08, Diane has great diversity in her work. ‘Boho Chic’ best describes her approach to hair and colour work, she is fearless when it comes to transforming hair to look it’s very best. Her clientele are devout fans. Travelling each year for the international shows in New York, Paris and Milan Diane has a few tricks to share with her devout clientele here in Sydney. She has also been a presence on local runway circuit at Australian Fashion Week 2002 – 2012, Myer Collections 2008- 2009.
One of this countries most successful and innovative hair & make-up artists and part of the Valonz family since 2000, Daren has earned his reputation for cult status by bursting the boundaries of self expression and creativity. Unique and powerful images that have caused a huge impact in the fashion, film and music industries, images that shock, provoke, transform and inspire. His work is featured in US Elle, Grazia UK & AUST, Vogue, Madison, Marie Claire, and INstyle. He has worked with celebrities such as Katie Holmes, Jackie O, Danni & Kylie Minogue, Natalie Bassingthwaite, Emma Booth, Rose Byrne, Isabelle Lucas, Jodie Meares, Kim Kardashian, Catherine McNeil and Abbey Lee. Not shy of the international runways, Borthwick regulary worked in Paris, Milan and New York. He has been hair director on numerous leading Australian designers shows at Australian Fashion Week.
Tucked away in one of Paddington’s most intriguing side streets, is a mecca for the world’s leading fashion, film, television and music stars - alongside local and loyal clients - who have come to rely on Valonz’s polished yet uncomplicated signature style and personalised service.
Over the last two decades, owners James & Renya Xydis have solidified the success of Valonz by creating a hair emporium that attracts leaders in the industry to flourish. As Business Director James has nurtured the growth of the company to expand across four individual entities leaving the creativity of the business to Renya.
As Creative director, Renya has carved her niche as one of the industries leading hair directors here and internationally. A regular at international fashion weeks, a celebrity favourite, Renya is in high demand. Locally, she is kept busy with constant editorial work within Australia’s leading glossy magazines including Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, alongside regular domination directing the hair for Sydney Fashion Weeks best shows.
Manager Brianna Webster’s warmth & friendly personality is infectious, leading a dynamic & friendly team who want your experience and time with us to be special. The Valonz Reception team know everything there is to know about Valonz & The Miss Frou Frou Nail bar. They know; the whose of the who, and the long & the short of it!
With a combined experience of over 10 years working in Valonz they are the ‘go to’ for our clients needs.
Did you know that we have over 5 different price brackets? Ask about our $35.00 blow dry There is a price point that suits your budget, ask any one of our reception team and they will guide you through our pricing. We have Emerging Stylists that have been trained by our Senior Stylists. They are skilled and ready to look after you.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your hair done & a manicure and pedicure all in one appointment? Time Poor? Working Mum? Corporate Career? Yes you can get a manicure & a pedicure whilst you are getting your colour done. What a time saver!
What is an Editorial Stylist? Love seeing our work across runway, television, film & in magazines? our Editorial team work on jobs away from the salon, the reception team will look after you as best they can giving you as much notice as possible.
‘My hair is… dry, brittle, thick, thin, blonde, brown, short, long….’ They have heard it all. Our reception team watches their colourists & stylist at work. THey know their team & know who best suits your hair type. Ask them to help you choice the right hairdresser for you.
Monday 8.30am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 6.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 6.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 7.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday 8.30am - 5.30pm
All Day Parking - Varied unrestricted zones
Restricted 2hr Parking
We are always interested in speaking with new local and international talent in all areas of our unique and inspiring business.
We are a team that is dedicated to nurturing staff and their development. Intensive, thorough creative training programs – from apprentice to senior team levels – are a testament the team’s growth.
To express interest in employment, please forward your resume or portfolio to:
General Manager Juliet Cummins at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Valonz team are as diverse as the personalised service they offer clients. Working with leading beauty magazines, photographers and fashion houses allows Valonz to develop future trends and bring them back into the daily flow of the salon; tailoring them to suit you.
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