Starting in the industry at age 15, I never considered any career path other than hairdressing. Gaining my City & Guilds of London Institute Certificate, I was picked up by the Andre Bernard group and worked in several of their UK salons, including Winchester and Edinburgh. Competition work throughout the UK played a large part in fine-tuning my hairstyling skills, and allowed me to concentrate on my passion for precision cutting - the basis of every great hairstyle.
By my early 20's, I had opened two successful salons in the south of England which I operated for several years before migrating to Australia with my husband and two young children. Taking time out from hairdressing to raise my family which had grown to five - three daughters and two sons - gave me the opportunity to follow my other passion, Property Development.
After recovering from a lengthy and debilitating illness, it was time to step back into the hairdressing arena. Purchasing a small 'cutting only' hair salon together with my eldest daughter Bryony, and gathering together a talented, highly skilled and passionate team, we set about re-branding and turning the business into a full service hairdressing salon. With the express intention of creating a beautiful space for our guests to be pampered and taken care of... ONYX Hair & Beauty was born.