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Valonz Haircutters

20-22 Elizabeth Street
Paddington 2021
02 9360 2444
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Salon X

86 William Street
Paddington 2021
02 9357 6228
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Renya Xydis City Salon

172 Castlereagh Street
Sydney 2000
02 9264 8888
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Miss Frou Frou Beauty

86 William Street
Paddington 2021
02 9357 6063
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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.



Senior Stylist / Cutting Educator 2005 – 2010

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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 - 2012, New York Fashion Week 2009, Australian Fashion Week 2002 – 2013.

Stavros Georgoulas

Senior Stylist

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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 renowned 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 2013.



Emerging Stylist

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Emerging Stylist Madison Voloshin has shot into the Valonz team with an abundance of energy. His attention to detail in men’s cutting is so meticulous we think he knows exactly how many individual hairs are on each of his client’s heads… Making his clients look better is what Madison is all about, as any perfectionist he wants his clients to look the best they can when they leave his chair. It’s all about trust, fall into his net and he will deliver what you want and a little bit more. Inspired by period series in television, think Jimmy Darmody from Boardwalk Empire, “I like clean, sharp & chic styles. A great men’s haircut takes you places that women take notice of and men secretly envy. There’s something about old styles that I gravitate towards – I like the precision of these styles and I see this carried through in my work”



Senior Stylist / Colourist / Hair Extension Specialist

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A master at his craft Reece’s clients have been loyal to him for over 13 years, he delivers clean, sexy & fresh haircuts & colours making each client individual & chic. Clients that trust his judgement & let him work his magic is what Reece loves about his work. Reece can take your hair from short to long with his in depth experience in hair extensions “The key to maintaining hair extensions is placement & colour matching; this keeps clients hair in good condition and the result is natural & seamless” says Reece. Beautiful blow dries are his forte having taken care of most recently Eva Longoria & Paula Abdul, Reece has tended to the likes of Miranda Kerr Ricki-lee Coulter, Terry Biviano & Natalie Imbruglia and was the hair extension specialist for Hugh Jackman on Wolverine.


Senior Stylist / colourist

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Jye has well and truly marked his place in the Valonz team. Having been educated and guided by Colour Director Christine Rowe & Cutting Educator Nic Platsis, Jye has mastered his skills under their watchful eye. An extremely creative & talented hairdresser who has an army of clients in his chair religiously every week. Working closely with Creative Director Renya Xydis, Jye’s career in hairdressing is on the rise.


Senior Stylist / colourist / Salon Educator 2012

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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 2013

Danielle Pusztay - “DP”

Senior Stylist / Colourist

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One of our companies ‘home grown’ talents, creatively Danielle has elevated her craft of hairdressing that is fresh & ever- changing which has gained her a solid and loyal clientele. One to push boundaries in her vision she is constantly expanding her skills to keep abreast of trends. Specialising in men’s cuts & women’s cool colours, her quietly composed personality delivers exactly what her clients want.



Colour Director / Certified Master Colour Qualification / UK Wella Professional Ambassador / Salon Colour Educator 2014

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As a finalist for British Colour Technician of the Year and over 13 years experience, Head Colourist Stuart Bane has found his “people” within the Valonz Team. “I have an intense passion for colouring hair, creating bespoke shades for my clients. The work that I love is technical and tailored to each individual. I endeavour to know every last thing about my colour so that I can pass the knowledge onto my clients and create something special….. and I have a thing for blondes!” Hairdressing to Bane is about a freedom to be creative, constantly learning & progressing. But most importantly & satisfying for him is making people look & feel beautiful through his creativity. “What I find amazing with my clientele is that everyone has a different story to tell and that you can never dictate what each day will bring. The relationship between a client and their colourist is based on trust and when the client has faith in you it gives you the freedom and confidence to give them what they want”

Danielle Deane

Colour Director

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Having started her career over 12 years ago at Valonz we are thrilled to have Danielle return after 3 incredible and inspiring years in London. Working for the East London salon Zoology, Danielle returns with a creative force that she wants to share with her clientele “I so am excited to return to the Valonz Group, working with the team at Valonz & Salon X is a great fit for me; I can’t wait to lead the team and share with them new techniques & ideas. Being able to reunite with my previous clients and share with them some international trends in hair is something I am really looking forward too” Says Deane. Having used a broader colour palette, get ready for some changes in what to expect from Danielle & her team. specialising in redheads & editorial blow drying skills, as one of the colour directors at Valonz & Salon X her skills are precise and her attention to detail is why she has been so successful both locally & internationally - we can’t wait to see what lays ahead.


Senior Colourist

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Ash - Leigh is a creative hairdresser, her thorough understanding of colour work and her consistent 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 2013, New York Fashion Week 2009 and David Jones 2010 to 2012.


Colour Director/Certified Master Colour Qualification /Colour educator 2005 - 2012 - Wella Professional Ambassador

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“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.


Colour Director / Certified Master Colour Qualification / Colour educator 2002 - 2005

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“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.


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.

RENYA XYDIS - @ The Artist Group

Editorial Stylist / Creative Director

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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.

KEIREN STREET – @ Viviens Creative

Editorial Stylist

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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.

Diane Gorgievski - @ The Artist Group

Editorial Stylist / colourist

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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.

Daren Borthwick - @ The Artist Group

Editorial Stylist

Hair Expo Editorial Stylist of the Year 2012

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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.

Valonz Haircutters

Valonz Reception

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.

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The warm & friendly team at Valonz is infectious, 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 blow dry’s that start at $35.00 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.

Address & Trading hours

20-22 Elizabeth Street
PADDINGTON 2021, NSW Australia

T 02 9360 2444

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Monday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 7.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 8.30am - 5.30pm

Parking Availability

All Day Parking - Varied unrestricted zones

  • Elizabeth St between Paddington St & Hargrave St cross streets
  • Windsor St and Cascade st

Restricted 2hr Parking

  • Elizabeth St and William St provide ample 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 valonz@valonz.com.au

Services @ Valonz

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.

We offer the finest:

  • Styling
  • Colour
  • Foiling
  • Balayage
  • Colour Glaze
  • Hair Treatments

Read more here about our services, salon etiquette and employment.

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