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.



Here at Mona Vale, we're super proud to introduce you to our salon coordinator; Ebony who has recently added a highly beneficial (yet limited) service to our business, in the way of hair extensions.

Benefits of hair extensions:

Add colour and vibrancy to the hair: looking for a pop of bright colour or to add subtle highlights to the ends of your hair? Adding lighter or darker extensions to the bottom half of your hair allows for vibrancy without having to actually dye the natural hair.


Hair extensions mask split ends: dying hair can easily result in split ends over time. Extensions allowed for these to be concealed.


Add volume: having thinner hair than you would prefer is something most girls and/or women deal with. Extensions instantly add volume to increase the healthy aesthetic of your hair.


Add length: as long or as luscious as you like! The sky's the limit.


Unlimited hairstyles: upstyles, downstyles, braiding, or even looks straight from Australian Fashion Week...whatever your fancy, we can create something original and stunning.




Ebony's Extensions specialise in MicroBead & Tapes, using AAA Quality European Remy Hair products. Available exclusively at our Mona Vale Salon. Re-tightening and adding volume using extensions are available too.


For further information about Ebony's Extensions, or to schedule a personalised free consultation please contact our Mona Vale Salon on 02 9997 1343 or via


  • Full head (100 strands): $510.00
  • Half head (50 strands): $410.00


  • Full head (40 pieces): $550.00
  • Half head (20 pieces): $450.00

(examples of client work)