OUR SALON

In the bustling hub of fashion, shopping and dining that is Adelaide’s Henley Square, the newest kid on this stylish block is “Blonde”.  Set alongside one of Adelaide’s best beaches, our Scandinavian inspired salon immerses you in a beautiful, serene space, creating a feeling of immediate calm and sense of trust on entering.

 

WHO WE ARE

This stunning setting is home to the latest creation of Master Stylist and Creative director, Leonie Giles and is set to deliver exceptional hair styling and the impeccable level of service that she is famous for.

Her Blonde team is headed up by salon Manager, Nadia Haddrick, trained under her exacting eye at Kink.

Nadia is a Master Colour Specialist & Makeup Artist.  Her passion drives her finely honed technical ability and precise colouring techniques.  Nadia’s exceptional level of dedication and training took her to Amsterdam in 2016 gaining a Certified Master Colourist Certificate.  She enjoys finding creative outlets for her hair and makeup skills, being involved in fashion parades, photo shoots and presenting as a RAW Adelaide up & coming artist.

“I believe that hairdressing is an art form and am passionate about further training and keeping up to date with the latest innovations in our industry. I love creating beautiful hair and delivering stunning blondes with an edge are my signature!”

 

ALWAYS LEARNING

The Blonde team are constantly learning skills, training and developing ideas to provide their clients with high quality products, techniques and a sophisticated style. Our team regularly attend training and inspiration workshops brought to us by our salon product partners and industry educators.

The welcoming, professional team at Blonde would love meet you and look forward to make your time with them so special.

 

SUSTAINABLE SALON

Blonde is proud to partner with Sustainable Salons Australia to help us achieve zero waste in the salon, reduce our carbon footprint and implement sustainable work practices that turn salon waste into valuable resources while giving back to the community

For a $2 Green Fee you will be helping facilitate some really great resource recovery initiatives that recycle hair, the salon’s metals, hair dyes and tools.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

Blonde is proud to support Catherine House, Womens Shelter who offer accommodation and support services for women experiencing homelessness.  Blonde will collect and donate any of your unused hair care products, from a salon, pharmacy or supermarket, as long as they are at least 50% full and deliver these to the shelter for women in need.  When you donate your product you will receive 20% off the cost of our comperable salon products … product for product.

 

AWARD WINNING

FINALIST – Hair Expo Australia – Best Salon Design 2017

FINALIST – Keune Art Series Trophy 2017 – Senior Finalist

OUR TEAM

LEONIE - SALON OWNER, HEAD CUTTER & COLOURIST, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
A true people-person at heart, conversation and hair come naturally to salon owner Leonie, whose vibrant, friendly temperament always provides a sense of trust and relaxation when in her hands. With over 30 years experience in the hairdressing industry under her belt, Leonie knows hair and gets a burst of pride and satisfaction when her clients leave the salon feeling a million dollars and love their hair.

Leonie began her hairdressing career under the exacting eye of one of the industry’s leading master stylists and still adheres to those exceptionally high standards for herself and her staff. Early competition work and excellent training have provided the foundation of a craft that Leonie has honed and mastered over her career in precision cutting and colouring.

“We are in the business of making people feel good about themselves. A trip to the hairdresser is like great therapy. You spend an hour with a friend that really listens and you leave looking amazing. Precision foiling and sharp bobs are definitely one of my strong points. The integrity and condition of the clients hair is always a priority at Blonde”

leonie

NADIA - SALON MANAGER, SENIOR STYLIST, MASTER COLOUR SPECIALIST & MAKEUP ARTIST
A Victor Harbor local, Nadia was single minded in her career choice from an early age. Passionate about fashion and beauty, a career in hairdressing was a perfect opportunity to combine her passions into a fast paced, exciting career.

Beginning her apprenticeship in 2010, Nadia has made mastering her craft and further training a priority. Dedicated to bringing her clients the best, Nadia spends almost every day off at colouring and styling courses. Her passion drives her finely honed technical ability and precise colouring techniques. Adding makeup artistry in 2013 has enabled Nadia to offer a complete service to bridal parties and special occasion clients.

Nadia’s exceptional level of dedication and training took her to Amsterdam in 2016 gaining a Certified Master Colourist Certificate.

She enjoys finding creative outlets for her hair and makeup skills, being involved in fashion parades, photo shoots and presenting as a RAW Adelaide up & coming artist.

“I believe that hairdressing is an art form and am passionate about further training and keeping up to date with the latest innovations in our industry. I love creating beautiful hair and delivering stunning blondes with an edge are my signature!”

nadia

JULES - SENIOR STYLIST, COLOUR TECHNICIAN AND SALON EDUCATOR
There was never any other profession for Jules – her decision to be a hairdresser was acknowledged early in her childhood years.

With 32 years of hairdressing experience, Jules education has been in Adelaide and Interstate.

Early in her hairdressing career, Jules gained experience and knowledge working in various salons around Adelaide and excelled in colour and prep work for guest international and local hairdressers for stage and product launches.

Settling in Adelaide and with 27 years experince under one of the hairdressing industries master stylist, she gained precision cutting knowledge and was given the opportunity to constantly educate herself and enhance her skills by attending numerous workshops and education with Keune.

Jules has been with Keune, perfecting my technical knowledge for 22 years and prides herself on colour knowledge; this has helped her gravitate towards her passion in this industry specializing in colour correction, precision cutting and salon education.

“I keep myself open to learning and the enjoyment I get from passing it on to our salon team and watching them grow is so rewarding.

I feel hairdressing is an art, a science and a form of expression, the pleasure and joy I get from connecting and communicating with my clients and getting to build a relationship with them and having the pleasure to bring them and their hair to life is an amazing feeling.”Jules_Signature

CHRIS - AWARD WINNING, INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED CREATIVE STYLIST
Our fabulously bearded, artistic stylist, Chris Stevenson, has recently relocated to our beautiful seaside town from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Chris is an award winning stylist and has had multiple collections published in top Australian and International Hair Fashion publications. Chris has been a member of the Keune Creative Team as a Guest Artist for the last five years, educating stylists with his creative hair shows throughout Australia and New Zealand. He has also been a valuable member of the Keune Backstage Crew, working with International Guest Artists on Keune’s annual “Day with Keune”.

Chris is precision cutter and master colourist, well known for his bespoke styling. A stylist and educator with 10 years experience working in a high fashion salon alongside some of Australia’s top industry professionals; he is passionate about the fashion world intent on finding, tailoring, discovering and matching the perfect style to each client and their individual needs. The boy has skillz!

“The first hairdressing I ever did was braiding my cousin’s “my little ponies” it was play then but now it’s serious play; I haven’t worked a single day in hair. ”

LULU - SENIOR STYLIST, COLOUR & STYLE TECHNICIAN

From an early age, captivated by style, fashion and all things beautiful, Lulu always knew her calling was to be in an industry where her creativity and passion went hand in hand with making people look and feel flawless.

Starting her apprenticeship in 2010, Lulu has a diverse skill set in colour, cutting and styling made possible by working with some of the best in the industry in various salons early in her training.

Her warm and bubbly personality will make every single client feel like they are right at home when they sit in her chair. Customising every service to the client’s needs and vision, Lulu strives for perfection guaranteeing you walk out feeling a million dollars.

“They say when you find a job that you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life, hairdressing for me is a skill and passion I am grateful to have found.”

LAURA - APPRENTICE
Our glamorous apprentice Laura, came to us as a 16 year old with a passion for hair and makeup. She had already completed a brief “Style for Success” course which touched on skincare, hair and makeup. Laura was also studying a Certificate Two in hair and makeup at the time and was looking for work experience. Her passion was so evident that she was offered an apprenticeship not long after walking through our doors.

Laura is extremely driven and always gives 100%. She is dedicated to being her absolute best and giving her all to every client she serves. Committed to bettering her skills and continuously expanding her knowledge in every aspect of hair, Laura attends courses whenever she has a spare moment to ensure she gives the absolute best to everyone that sits in her salon chair.

Laura has taken a particular fondness to technical colour work such as foiling and balayage, learning the latest tips and tricks, following closely in Nadia’s footsteps. Now colouring full time in the salon, Laura is enjoying building her own return client base and feeling very proud of the work she produces. You can confidently leave your colour in Laura’s capable hands.

Having completed her studies at Parlour Hair Academy, she plans to further her natural flair for makeup into formal qualifications in the near future.

Laura’s sweet side will leave you unable to walk out of Blonde without smiling.

“Having confidence is something that makes everyone look and feel great.  Knowing that the colour or style I have created for them is helping them have that confidence and feel as beautiful as they are is the most rewarding feeling.”

Laura

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