ABOUT US

Established in 2007, Kink has quickly become known as one of the best regional salons. Through passionately upheld standards of excellence and continual training, our stylists, colourists and makeup artists are always up to date with the latest techniques and products.

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and experience in our salon. Specialists in precision cutting, colour and styling in salon, we also provide makeup and hairstyling for weddings, formals and special occasions – either in salon or at your venue.

 

ALWAYS LEARNING

The Kink team are constantly learning skills, training and developing ideas to provide their clients with high quality products, techniques and a sophisticated style. Our team regularly attend training and inspiration workshops brought to us by our salon product partners and industry educators.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

Kink is proud to support Catherine House, Womens Shelter who offer accommodation and support services for women experiencing homelessness.  We will collect and donate any of your unused hair care products, from a salon, pharmacy or supermarket, as long as they are at least 50% full and deliver these to the shelter for women in need.  When you donate your product you will receive 20% off the cost of our comperable salon products … product for product.

 

We would love to see you at KINK soon!

OUR TEAM

LEONIE - SALON OWNER, HEAD CUTTER & COLOURIST, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
A true people-person at heart, conversation and hair come naturally to salon owner Leonie, whose vibrant, friendly temperament always provides a sense of trust and relaxation when in her hands. With over 30 years experience in the hairdressing industry under her belt, Leonie knows hair and gets a burst of pride and satisfaction when her clients leave the salon feeling a million dollars and love their hair.

Leonie began her hairdressing career under the exacting eye of one of the industry’s leading master stylists and still adheres to those exceptionally high standards for herself and her staff. Early competition work and excellent training have provided the foundation of a craft that Leonie has honed and mastered over her career in precision cutting and colouring.

“We are in the business of making people feel good about themselves. A trip to the hairdresser is like great therapy. You spend an hour with a friend that really listens and you leave looking amazing. Precision foiling and sharp bobs are definitely one of my strong points. The integrity and condition of the clients hair is always a priority at Kink.”

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CHRIS - AWARD WINNING, INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED CREATIVE STYLIST
Our fabulously bearded, artistic stylist, Chris Stevenson, has recently relocated to our beautiful seaside town from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.  Chris is an

Chris is an award winning stylist and has had multiple collections published in top Australian and International Hair Fashion publications. Chris has been a member of the Keune Creative Team as a Guest Artist for the last five years educating stylists with his creative hair shows throughout Australia and New Zealand. He has also been a valuable member of the Keune Backstage Crew, working with International Guest Artists on Keune’s annual “Day with Keune”. Chris is

Chris is precision cutter and master colourist, well known for his bespoke styling. A stylist and educator with 10 years experience working in a high fashion salon alongside some of Australia’s top industry professionals; he is passionate about the fashion world intent on finding, tailoring, discovering and matching the perfect style to each client and their individual needs. The boy has skillz!

“The first hairdressing I ever did was braiding my cousin’s “my little ponies” it was play then but now it’s serious play; I haven’t worked a single day in hair. ”

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ARORA - SENIOR STYLIST, HEAD CUTTER & EDUCATOR, MAKEUP ARTIST
Born in Zimbabwe, Arora moved to Australia when she was 12. She gravitated to hairdressing early on, commencing school based study at 14 and starting her apprenticeship with a city salon at 16. Expertly trained at the Clip Joint Academy, Arora joined Kink in 2007 during the second year of her apprenticeship.

Moving to a Sydney salon in 2010, Arora gained her qualification in hairdressing and completed further training to enhance her craft as a senior stylist. In 2012 Arora was welcomed back to Kink and to a loyal clientele that had missed her beautiful, bubbly personality and hairdressing skills.

Arora’s cutting is fresh and ever changing and her blow-dries are volumous, gorgeous and long lasting which has gained her a solid and loyal clientele that she ensures they leave her with hair that is relevant to their lifestyle and most importantly feeling amazing.

Keeping up to date with education and enhancing her skill set, Arora is passionate about continual training and is Kink’s senior trainer for apprentices and new staff. She is a qualified makeup artist completing her study at Paint Professional School of Makeup Artistry.

“I love making clients feel their best when they visit me – great hair is paramount and its just as important to ensure clients have a friendly, relaxing experience in the salon and leave with a big smile! I thrive when using my cutting knowledge to create timeless short women’s styles that suit their face shape and personalities”

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ROXY BOONEKAMP – SENIOR STYLIST
Busy young mum of two boys, Roxy has been hairdressing on the South Coast for six years. Recently joining the Kink team, Roxy is passionate about hairdressing and is excited to take her profession to the next level with continual training and mentoring. She is looking forward to meeting and working with new clients at Kink.

“I love the excitement of learning every day and the reward of seeing my clients happy because of something I have created for them.”

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AUDREY - THIRD YEAR APPRENTICE
Audrey joined the Kink team in early 2014, working part time and began her apprenticeship later that year. Currently in her second year of her apprenticeship and studying at Parlour Hair Academy, Audrey has completed vast amounts of training and can now offer styling as a service, ongoing colour training and foil techniques are seeing her progress with confidence and flair.

Audrey is looking forward to adding more services through further training to her skill set.

“Being fortunate enough to have educators like Leonie, Arora and Nadia along with The Parlour, Keune and Cloud Nine has helped to make me the emerging stylist that I am today. The next component of my training is cutting and I know already this is where my passion lies!”

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KAHLIA - FIRST YEAR APPRENTICE
Kahlia is the newest member of the Kink family. Joining us as an apprentice in 2017, she is eager to learn and make a career in the hair industry. After completing three years of Health and Medical Sciences at university, Kahlia felt drawn back to her true calling and pursued a career in hair with Kink.  Her passion and enthusiasm shine through in everything she does.

“Hair is artwork that is always on display and to be part of an industry creating art and happiness every day is truly inspiring. I am grateful to Leonie for the amazing opportunity to follow my dreams. I have so much to learn and I cannot think of a better group of girls to educate me.”

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