MEET OUR STAFF

Amanda
Salon Director
Hairdresser/Make-up Artist

Amanda has 25 years experience in the Hairdressing Industry and is a highly competent Hair Stylist, Colourist and Make-up Artist.
After completing her apprenticeship with distinctions and honors, she stepped straight into management.
Moving on to further advance her skills in the industry and management, she moved to Grace Bros Hair and Beauty (now known as Myer) as Salon Manager at the age of 21. With 6 staff to mentor, train and grow, Amanda was running the salon as her own as well as training to be an Area Manager.
Once completing the training, Amanda moved on to further her upstyling and make-up skills and trained to be a Session Stylist with a Glamor Photography studio.

Amanda has worked doing hair and make-up for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, models for Hot 4’s magazine shoots, contestants on TV’s Australia’s Got Talent and had her work featured on a beautiful bride in Cosmopoltian Bride Magazine Spring edition 2013, as well as the ‘Bazaar In Bloom’ shoot for Harpers Bazaar Magazine Spring edition 2016.

From donating the most ponytails to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, Amanda won a trip to London to train at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. This was unquestionably one of Amanda’s biggest career highlights.
She has since advanced her talents, working as part of the hairdressing team at New York fashion week, and attended the international Keune master course in Portugal.
Another big career highlight Amanda boasts about is her styling session with Mane Addicts with Khloe Kardashian.

Opening her 1st salon in Blaxland, then moving to Insignia 8 years ago was the best decision of her career.
Amanda is very proud of her salon and staff saying they have an amazing culture in the salon and she strives everyday to grow the salon and her team to make sure every client feels and looks amazing and that the staff live up to her high expectations, making Insignia one of Penrith’s Elite Salons.

Amanda’s strengths: short hair precision cutting, upstyling, wedding hair and make-up, creative colouring, restyles, make overs and mens grooming.

Melissa
Salon Manager/Receptionist

Melissa has been managing Hair, Make-up and Photographic Studios for the past 14 years.
Melissa has an immense passion for anything fashion with extensive knowledge in the field, and is always up to date with the latest trends in hair and beauty.
Being trained in a vast amount of management courses, Melissa is a fantastic addition and asset to our forever growing team at Insignia.
Melissa strives to make each and every client feel comfortable, feel good about themselves and most of all walking out of the salon feeling fabulous.

Emma
Senior Hairdresser

Emma is a fully qualified hairdresser with over 10 years experience in the industry.
Amanda has mentored Emma throughout her hairdressing career and is very proud of her talents and passion she shows for the industry.
Emma has completed various Keune colour courses, including the Keune Colour Expert course qualifying Emma as an Advanced Colourist, and she is extremely confident with Keune colour and products, keeping abreast of the lastest trends available for her clients.

Emma’s strengths: creative colouring, precision cutting and latino straightening.

Mitchell
Senior Hairdresser

Mitchell first started at Insignia 10 years ago when the salon first opened.
He then ventured off for 7 years owning his own mobile hairdressing business, making him the fabulous hairdresser he is today.
The self proclaimed ‘Foil King’ returned to Insignia in early 2015, bringing with him even more passion, precision, and of course personality.
He has completed and advanced in various colouring master classes throughout the years, with his greatest strength being foiling; blondes in particular.
Mitchell is very meticulous about his craft, thoroughly consulting with all of his clients and creating work to the highest of standards.

Mitchell’s strengths: hair extensions, long hair precision cuts, and downstyling- in particular loose curls and light waves, with many clients boasting about his signature ‘Bouncy Blowout Blowdry’.

Bianca
Senior Hairdresser

Bianca is one of our Senior stylists at Insignia who joins our team with 7 years experience in the Hairdressing Industry. Her profound love and creativity of hair makes her stand out as a stylist.
Bianca is a young, dynamic and spirited stylist who takes pride in perfecting each and every one of her clients ensuring she meets their wants and needs, making sure they leave feeling happy and satisfied.
She loves to challenge herself in as many ways she can by regulary attending courses and setting personal goals within the industry.
Bianca has completed numerous master classes to keep her skills up to date, including Fox and the Hair’s Balayage master class, Evo’s creative colouring class and various Keune Advanced Colouring classes.

Bianca’s strengths: creative colouring and balayage.

Taylor
Senior Hairdresser

Our newest Senior Stylist Taylor comes to us with over 7 years of hairdressing experience, and boasts that she loves every aspect of hairdressing.
Taylor is dedicated to ensure all of her clients leave the salon looking and feeling phenomenal.
Her biggest career highlight to date is being flown to Tasmania to work on stage with one of the most influential oragnisations in the world of hairdressing- Intercoiffure.
Taylor is certified as an Advanced Master Colourist with Keune Australia, and has also completed a multitude of advanced cutting courses from Pivot Point Academy, Ozdare Academy and Intercoiffure Australia.

Taylor’s strengths: upstyling, creative colouring and precision cutting.

Amanda B
Senior Hairdresser

Natalie
Senior Hairdresser

Natalie is outgoing, excitable and the youngest twin in her family.

Growing up she was always taught to help others, give everyone the chance to feel great about themselves and help them to see their potential, which is one of the many reasons that led Natalie to a career in the hair and beauty industry.

Sitting front row at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, as well as going backstage with some of the top hair and make-up artists in the industry like Rae Morris, Natalie gained an in-depth look at their skills and techniques, which has allowed her to have a wider scope of thinking when it comes to style and trend.

Natalie has also received a Cert II in Fashion Visualisation from the Whitehouse Industry of Design after syudying for 2 years, which has led her to develop a key sense for the upcoming trends and ideas to create the perfect you. Natalie hopes to use this ability to help clients discover the amazing person they are through their hair. Alongside this, working with children with special needs, Natalie is able to understand and see in-depth to all situations thrown her way and will do the best she can to ensure she gives a 100% at all times.

She is always keeping up to date with the latest styles and trends in the hairdessing industry, and has  completed various colouring masterclass courses including training with the renouned Natalie Ann, and  has excelled in upstyling courses.

Natalie’s quote she lives by- “Hairstylists help to bring out the beauty in you, so as long as your hair is amazing and you have a good pair of shoes you can conquer the world.”

 

Natalie’s strengths: Balayage, foiling and hair extensions.

Celine
3nd Year Apprentice

Celine has been in the Hairdressing Industry for 4 years, and started off at Insignia learning, assisting, and studying.
She was our school based apprentice who gained her HSC whilst attending TAFE 2 days a week, as well as completing her Certificate 2 in Beauty and Make-up Artistry.
Celine’s knowledge is continually expanding through her learning and she is 100% commited to fulfilling her ambitions to become successful and provide the best service she can to her clients and the salon.

Celine has an avid enthusiasm for the finer details of the industry and everything it has to offer.
She has a very eager and positive attitude for learning and participating in this industry, and is fantastic with interacting with clients due to her approachable, friendly, and compassionate nature.

Celine’s goal is to master all aspects of hair and make-up to enable people to feel wonderful and confident within their physical self.
Celine absolutely loves creating beautiful blowdrys and is Insignia’s Make-up extraordinaire.
Watch this face as Celine is becoming one of Insignia’s rising stars!

Sheridan
1st Year Apprentice

Sheridan is our fabulous 1st year hairdressing apprentice who aspires to become an expert in the field.
She is extremely dilligent and looks up to all her mentors in the salon.
She has always dreamed of being a hairdresser and regularly watches online tutorials to self teach herself a myriad of new styles.
Sheridan is a fantastic asset to our salon, with clients bragging about her scalp massages.
Sheridan is already on the right track to becomming one of the finest up and coming hairdressers in Penrith.

Phoebe
Salon Junior

Phoebe is our youngest team member at Insignia; our Pre-apprentice superstar!
She is currently at school completing year 10, and works with us part-time between her studies.
Phoebe has always had an avid interest in all things hairdressing related, and she already possesses many qualities to become a talented hairdresser.
Oh, and she gives an AMAZING scalp massage!
We can’t wait to have Phoebe on board with us as a full time apprentice in the future.

Marianne
Beauty Therapist/Make-up Artist

Marianne has been a Beauty Therapist for the past 15 years and is also a fully qualified Make-up Artist.
She is very meticulous about her work, and strives for perfection when it comes to her niche.
Marianne has also worked as an educator within the Beauty Industry, and constantly attends refresher courses for our facial product companies.
She absolutely loves waxing and facials and has furthered her skills with an advanced eyebrow shaping course.
One of Marianne’s biggest career highlights is winning runner up Apprentice of the Year for the Northern Sydney region against over 1,000 apprentice’s upon completion of her apprenticeship.
She is extremely passionate about Beauty Therapy and takes great pride in all her work always giving everything 110%. Marianne is our hair removal specialist and has previously had a write up for her Brazillian waxing skills in Dolly magazine in 2005.
Marianne performs all treatments we offer to the highest of standards.
Her goal is to make all of her clients feel amazing about themselves and looking their very best.

Cathy
Beauty Therapist/Make-up Artist

Olivia
Beauty Therapist/Makeup Artist/Senior Hairdresser

Olivia is our multi-talented Beauty Therapist, Make-up Artist and Hairdresser.
She has been in the Hair and Beauty industry for over 8 years and has an immense passion for both fields.
Olivia regulary keeps up to date with the growing trends of both Hair and Beauty and has attended multiple courses, including eyebrow feathering.
Olivia is our eyelash extension specialist with an amazing portfolio and she has previously taught eyelash extensions to students.
She has a vast array of strong points in the industry, her favourites being eyebrow shaping, eyelash extensions and blowdrying/styling.

 

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  • I always look forward to seeing your new packs you put out on special occasions! Such great value for money and so relaxing!! I love being pampered and the girls here do an amazing job. You have fanastic products and the girls have great knowledge and advice. I leave feeling absolutely fantastic no matter what I have had done. Whether your buying a package for yourself or a partner, friend or work collegue you wont be disappointed.

    Angela, Leonay

  • Great and friendly service. Hair looks great every time I go there. Extremely professional and always leave very relaxed and feeling great...thanks girls!

    Kristine
    Area Manager at Michelle's, Sutherland

  • I love coming to this salon. I know that I will also come out looking great, with a great style and really natural looking foils. Amanda always listens to my thoughts about my colour or cut and she makes sure that I come out looking great, with a style I can do at home and a cut that really lasts. She also doesn't take forever to do my hair! I have tried other places and they can be so slow. Great team, highly recommend (also really nice atmosphere in the salon)

    Samantha
    Receptionist, Kingswood

  • Awesome service, with a smile every time!! I always get the works done and so I'm there for a long time. The girls make you feel comfortable and welcome every minute you are there. Everything I want in my hairstyle Simone achieves and more.

    Marianne also does a great job! I have a particular way I like my eyebrows waxed and she listened, which is more then I can say for other places. I recommend Insignia to everyone. See you all in a week :)

    Michelle,
    Sales Manager, Glenbrook

  • I had gift voucher given to me and I had the works done here and I LOOOOVVVEEEDDD IT!!!! everything was exceptional. Great customer service! They have a lot of staff there I had a massage and facial from Marianne, soooo relaxing in a nice warm heated bed, I loved it. Then I had my hair done by Alana it was the first time in a long time i have left a salon happy with my hair. Definitely recommend these girls.

    Julie,
    Retail, Woodford

  • Finally found a great hairdressing salon in Penrith. Amanda and Emma usually tend to my hair but I have heard from many of my family and friends that now go there, that all the girls are great. My sister in law comes from Ashfield just to have her hair done. They are quick and listen to what you want. I have never had a hair cut or colour that I haven't been happy with. By the way they also do an awesome cuppa!

    Suzanne,
    Marketing Manager & Mother of 3, Penrith

  • I have started going to see Emma in the last 12 months, and I have been very happy with her professional and friendly approach. She has recently cut my hair and changed my regular style. Her consultation was so good, she gave advice and referred to the photo, commenting on how the style would work with my hair. For the first time I got exactly the hair cut I wanted first time around and I don't feel that I need to tweak it or change it in any way. Emma was professional, friendly and very helpful.

    Vanessa from Penrith

  • I can't say enough good things about Sue Mitchell. Sue focuses on my areas where I really have problems and has worked them out. She's found areas where I never even knew I had a problem but my body is telling me she's right. If you want not just a relaxing massage but also to feel like you've gained a true improvement to your health, this is where you want to go.

    Amelia
    Personal Trainer, Penrith

  • It's always a great day when I have my hair done at Insignia. Simone is down to earth, experienced and always does my hair exactly they way I like it done. Well worth the time and money.

    Margo
    Sales Rep, Cranebrook

  • Insignia Hair & Day Spa will always be the best!! This is one place where they truly look after you. The girls are so gorgeous always so welcoming. There is always a lovely atmosphere, relaxed and friendly. (thanks for the coffee girls!!) You always help me choose the right styles to keep my hair looking its best. I love the way they always remember my birthday too, thank you for my special voucher. Keep up the fantastic work girls you are the best!!

    Lynda
    Personal Assistant, Richmond

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