20-22 Elizabeth Street
02 9360 2444
86 William Street
02 9357 6228
172 Castlereagh Street
02 9264 8888
86 William Street
02 9357 6063
The Salon X Team’s technical ability is reflected in their up to the minute knowledge of products and application techniques, all of which are paramount to delivering a hairstyle for you that perfectly combines your unique individual requirements with modern fashion direction. A team that embodies creativity and excels in editorial work who count premier fashion titles such as Australian Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Madison, Shop Till You Drop and Oyster amongst their credits this award winning team since 1999, have been hand picked by Creative Director Renya Xydis with no stone unturned upstairs yields serene, private and intimately indulgent beauty rooms, Miss Frou Frou beauty parlour spoils your senses and cossets every whim. Clients can indulge in luscious facials, our renowned river stone massage and other luxe beauty treats in one of our resplendent beauty rooms. Service is unsurpassed; results revered and the environment an enviable oasis.
Nik started his career in Brisbane in 2000, relocated to Sydney & 2007 saw him join the award winning Salon X team. Nik is extremely passionate about his craft & his clients. An architect in hairdressing, his precision cutting skills are highly technical, yet exude a freshness. Taking on major styling transitions is his strength; from long hair to short bob’s through to classic pixie styles. Ever eager to develop his skills, spending two weeks in London at the acclaimed Vidal Sassoon academy cutting program has been invaluable to Nik. This has seen Nik’s style of cutting transform into something truly remarkable and has resulted in him having a legion of clients at Salon X. Nik has been a part of Sydney fashion week with Valonz since 2007 and was thrilled to experience two seasons at New York Fashion week . A highlight for Nik is assisting one of the legends of the editorial world, Eugene Souleiman on editorial shoots whilst in Sydney.
Stavros has been an integral part of the Valonz & Salon X 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 2013.
With a career in hairdressing that has spanned over 25 years, the last 17 years George has been an integral part of The Valonz Group. His passion & dedication for cutting & styling has resulted in one of the most genuinely loyal following of clientele, it’s quite phenomenal - some having been loyal since the day he started hairdressing back in the 80’s. George loves nothing more than taking his clients on new journeys in hair - new directions and a creative drive of reinventing new looks, this is what keeps them devoted. As a trained barber, his men’s cuts are sharp, clean and precise. George enjoys training his team around him and is a mentor & inspiration to his apprentice team. George wants the new generation to learn skills and share the love & passion that he has for hair. George revels in the dynamic energy backstage at fashion week, where he has been a part of many shows over the last 10 years in Sydney and London
Joel’s Career started in New Zealand in 2004 having trained in an elite New Zealand salon. Wanting more, he joined the Salon X team in 2011 where he has flourished being around an editorial team.
Creating & cutting beautiful soft lines that create a feminine and sexy finish, is what Joel delivers. Having a great passion for colour work, soft textures and tones, subtle highlights that add an amazing dimension, in both blondes and brunettes which have his client’s rebooking after each & every visit. Joel really gets to understand his clients needs and is constantly researching looks for inspiration, devising new techniques to use on his clients, to give each client their own unique finish that they desire. Joel loves working backstage at fashion week; He’s been a part of Sydney & NZ Fashion weeks.
20 years experience as a colourist and stylist, takes you places. Having worked in salons in Sydney and Canada in leading salons, Danielle inherently knows the right questions to ask. She has the ability and talent find the perfect colour to suit you; your tones, your lifestyle and what you want leaving you with style that works for you and you’re feeling at the top of your game. A dedicated perfectionist, Danielle relishes in delivering a look that will exceed your expectations. Beautiful, natural, feminine – that’s her forte. Whether a cut, colour or up style, Danielle’s clients trust in her instinct, with her experience they return religiously. Danielle has worked backstage at Sass & Bide New York shows 2004-2006 Australian Fashion weeks 2002-2008 and has worked extensively in Toronto, Canada, styling hair for television, countless award shows, TV commercials magazines and advertising.
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 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 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.
Emerging Stylist Alex Andrews came to Salon X as an apprentice. Guided by precision stylist Nik Platsis and colour director Sheree Knobel, Alex has grown from a quiet apprentice to a confident Colourist & Stylist. Her calm approach has her clients returning weekly for their styling needs. While in her care, She aims to have you leave, feeling like you are born to have that style. Immersing herself at Australian Fashion Week, Alex is constantly on a path of discovery and shares her journey with her clients.
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.
Salon X by Renya Xydis is the cultivation of over 26 years of hairdressing in the Paddington area. ‘We wanted a space that capture the energy and intimacy that Renya Xydis Concept had for so many years, whilst indulging clients in a unique and modern environment’ says Xydis. Walk into a world of the ‘wow’ factor; a kaleidoscope of interiors a luxe local escape. Salon X is run to a consistently high standard with a carefully selected team of award winning top technicians, each of whom has a unique specialisation. The accolades don’t stop there, an award winning team since 1999, a united team that delivers current up to the minute trends.
Manager Che MacDonald and receptionist Faye Matzimanolis are quite a team, warm friendly and so very helpful, they want your experience and time with us to be special. The Salon X Reception team know everything there is to know about their talented Stylists, Colourists and their Beauticians. They know; the whose of the who, and the long & the short of it!
With a combined experience of over 10 years working in customer service & management skills they are the ‘go to’ for all their 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.
Ask them about the decadent beauty services. We have two private and luxurious beauty rooms, that offer services from waxing to massage. Ask Che & Dana and they will take care of you.
‘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.
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Tuesday 8.30am - 6.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 6.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 8.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday 8.30am - 5.30pm
Monday & Sunday Closed
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 email@example.com
The Salon X team are as diverse as the personalised service they offer clients. Working with leading beauty magazines, photographers and fashion houses allows Salon X to develop future trends and bring them back into the daily flow of the salon; tailoring them to suit you.
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Elizabeth St and William St provide ample 2hr parking.
Along Oxford ST, 1Hr & 2Hr metered Parking