Hey Stef, just wanna wish you a BIG, WARM WELCOME to the PORTFOLIO Crows Nest team and follow up by asking you a few quick questions; so that our readers can get to know you a little better, prior to their appointments. Would that be cool?

100% - lets do it!


Tell us, how long have you been with the PORTFOLIO Crows Nest salon now?

Just over 2 weeks and im seriously loving it!


What is your role at the Crows Nest salon?

My role is to be a Senior Stylist for the salon.


Can you tell us a little about what your training and what aspect of hairdressing you particularly enjoy focussing on and/or specialising in?

I started my training in hairdressing back in England in 2008, beginning my career as a competition hairdresser and winning first place (several times) in bridal-hair categories, which made me fall in love with hair ups from very early on in my career. So up-dos are always my favourite thing to do!


What is the number one product (for your clients) in your arsenal that you couldn’t live without each day at work?

Treatments! Kerastase Fusio Dose is incredible. It's a product that instantly improves the condition of the hair. Clients are just loving it...


Any quick tips for home hair maintenance? What advice would you give when in a rush to get out the door each day?

Dry shampoo. Most people stay away from it (because they think it's for dirty hair) but it saves you time with a hair wash. And another benefit, it will give your clean hair some volume, as well as changing the texture of that soft, floppy hair.


Any funny customer stories whilst working in the salon (names withheld)?

Hmmm, not lately. Give me some time and Ill be sure to let you know...


What advice would you give to someone looking to get into hairdressing for the first time?

Invest in comfortable shoes - hahaha. Because being on your feet 9 hours a day can be painful at the beginning (don't worry you do eventually get used to standing all day).


What (musical) artist do you have on repeat at moment?

Okay well, Drake is my guilty pleasure at the minute, however I'm actually into all sorts of music genres...even a little reggae. Ha!


If you could spend three months anywhere, where would the dream destination be?

I have a long list of places I'd like to see. If I had 3 months i would probably head back to South East Asia as I still haven't seen much of Thailand? But I also have Brazil on my list - I'd love to go to Rio...saying all this; I've not seen a massive amount of Australia yet, so I should probably just start here. Hahaha!

Whats the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

Check out the view! I have a stunning view of the harbour from my apartment and I'm still in awe that I live in such a beautiful part of the world.


Describe your ideal man - in three words?

It's important for a guy to have a good smile, be kind, hard-working and most importantly be funny! All women love to laugh - not 3 words I know. Sorry...


If you could raid any woman's closet, who’s would it be?

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Her outfits are always so on point. And I love her hair too!!!