Making waves as a hairstylist is no easy feat and Stefano Silvestri is no slouch when it comes to earning respect as one of the most highly-talented male hairdresser's to come out of Sydney.

Stefano has earned his stripes in the past 18 months with various accolades; ie. assisting Caterina Di Biase for her entry into the Ssh! Australia event, whilst solidifying his position as a (Men's Category) Finalist for the Australian Hair Fashion Awards and also just recently; an Australian Semi Finalist [ along with PORTFOLIO Crows Nest salons Elissa Dominish and Samuel Maverick ] in the CREATIVE VISION category in Wella's prestigious TREND VISION 2016 competition.

With a feature that's long-overdue for such a talented human; lets gain a small insight into the talent that is, Stefano:


Name: Stefano Silvestri


Age: 25 years


About Me: Hairdressing runs in my family, with my own career path following in the footsteps of my brother who owns his own salon. Hard working, fun, with a true love for what I do. Cutting hair is my passion and curating my style since 2010.


I’m an Advanced Senior Stylist at Portfolio Hair Mona Vale; where I work in a relaxed and easy-going environment. I'm continually learning and truly appreciate the opportunities to learn and continue to evolve my passion for hair and my industry.


I take influence and inspiration from the hairdressing idols that surround me, including Angelo Seminara whose work pushes me to be the best I can be. My former colleague Emiliano Vitale also has played a large role in my career; encouraging me to translate my emotions into hair creations.


In the past year I have had some amazing opportunities to learn from globally-revered hairdressers and educators including Dario Cotroneo/DCI Education, é SALON and private training with Emiliano, cutting & colouring duo of Mazella & Palmer, with various education sessions from WELLA Education.

Im also proud to be an AHC Youthworx member and was very happy to be a crew member for the 2014/2015 Ssh! Australia events.


I look forward to taking hold of more opportunities in this industry, with one day being recognized as an influential hairdresser.



When a client writes to us, be it good feedback or constructive criticism, we always take note...And once in awhile, we just get great little letters of appreciation, like this beautiful piece last week:

I would just like to offer some feedback on your Mona Vale salon.

I was just walking past your salon on Tuesday (26.04.16) and decided my greys had got the better of me. I wandered in to be greeted by what I think is your receptionist (lovely young girl with very red nails). I had no appointment and no prior knowledge of your salon. The young women gave me an appointment and my hair was done by a beautiful young lady “Amy”.
From the moment I walked in Amy Lewis was professional yet extremely personable. She did a PERFECT colour on my hair – I really don’t pay much attention to my hair and usually do home dyes.
Amy recommended I have a treatment – which she did after she had shampooed my hair.
Amy is an absolute credit to your salon – I shy away from hairdressers as they tend to talk too much. AMY is 100% BY FAR the best hairdresser I have ever had – and I am 41 so I have been to a few. AMY AMY AMY – I will be recommending her to anyone who wants to know.
Rebecca B.

Love it! And if like Rebecca, you'd like to make a booking with Amy Lewis (and with glowing reviews like this, who wouldnt!?!) please don't hesitate to contact the salon via (02) 9997 1343.

Thankyou in advance.