Meet Our Team
It's not only our hairdressing skills that set us apart from other salons but our team's vibrant and cohesive dynamic.
Salon Owner & Master Stylist
Mhairi is our passionate salon owner and industry leader. Having commenced her hairdressing journey as an apprentice in Scotland, she's now been in the industry for over 19 years.
Following her heart and passion for styling hair she fell in love with the beauty and culture of Australian fashion and has never looked back.
Mhairi didn’t take long to establish herself in the Australian industry going on to become a successful salon owner and most importantly an inspiring leader to her team.
Mhairi has a deep passion for learning and believes constant education is vital.
“Education is fundamental to our development and growth in the industry. We should always strive to be on top of our game.”
Mhairi’s work has taken her to Berlin Alternative Fashion week, Paris and London and regularly works on campaign shoots.
Mhairi feels very honoured to work alongside Kevin Murphy and his team of Masters at major events such as Melbourne Fashion week, each year.
Salon Leader & Master Stylist
Hailing from Scotland, Chantelle brings 14 years of industry experience to Koh Elwood.
Working her way from a stylist to master stylist and salon leader, it’s clear that her determined attitude and enthusiasm for hairdressing, sees her in the right industry.
Chantelle especially loves effecting colour transformations and working with russian hair extensions. She’s most well-known for her expertise in all things ‘blonde’.
Anything that sees her clients feeling and looking amazing!
Derelle has been in the hairdressing industry for 28 years, starting her career in Maryborough.
Derelle eventually moved to Melbourne to be amongst some of the city's most recognised hairdressers. Her drive and passion has led her to be one of the best in this very competitive field. She thrives on this challenge, “hairdressing is very much an industry in which you can forever learn and grow."
Inspiration comes from the latest hair trends and fashion, particularly ’70’s vintage.’ Derelle enjoys using her knowledge to create natural looking colour with wearable styles that last. Influenced by her favourite style icons, Jane Birkin, Alexa Chung, Brigitte Bardot and Coco Chanel, Derelle is devoted to making hair and beauty collaborate as one.
Nothing warms Derelle's heart more than being able to make her clients feel and look the very best version of themselves. In the words of Iris Apfel, "If your hair is done properly and you're wearing good shoes, You can can get away with anything."
Emily is a senior stylist with 12 years experience in the industry.
Colour and styling is Emily’s speciality and she thrives on making people feel and look good everyday.
Emily has worked with lots of different colour brands throughout her time and loves to learn new methods, tips and tricks.
She also loves creating updos and event styling and is confident that she will make sure you will walk out of the salon looking and feeling a million dollars.
“Life isn’t perfect at the moment, but your hair can be”
From the moment Maura gave her first barbie a buzz cut she knew she was eager to learn more.
Maura commenced her career in Ireland with an apprenticeship in 2011. Wanting to broaden her horizons, she moved to Australia 5 years later where she continued (and continues) to grow her skillset at Koh Elwood.
Maura's goal is to give you that feel good factor and have you dancing out the door.
Maura LOVES fashion and was given the opportunity to work at MFW 2018 and 2019. In her words, 'So much inspiration comes from the runway and fashion shoots that can be applied to everyday life and created into a look for your next big event'.
Aisling has been working in the hair industry for almost 8 years now.
She moved to Melbourne from Ireland in 2016 and has never looked back.
Aisling’s passion for hair is in the colour.
Aisling has worked at Koh Elwood for over 4 years and considers herself very lucky to work in such a positive environment with the best team.
Tia has been in the hairdressing industry for 3 and a half years.
Tia is currently completing her apprenticeship at Biba Academy and is so excited to soon be fully qualified and to really utilise her ever growing skills.
Tia’s favourite part about working at Koh is making clients feel and look amazing. She also loves a chat - so be sure to bring her all the gossip.
Gigi is our vibrant front of house from Ireland - she runs the show.
You’ll mostly find her at the front desk taking your calls, booking your appointments and helping you with all other enquiries.
Gigi loves a friendly chat about anything and most enjoys putting a smile on people’s faces.