CONGRATULATIONS to Lea-Ann
Artistic Director & Salon Owner of TONI&GUY Newtown was named the City of Sydney’s “ Outstanding Business Person of the Year” in the recent Inner West Business Awards.
SALON BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – FINALIST 2016
TONI&GUY Newtown is situated on the famous King Street. Newtown is known for its eclectic mix of alternative cultures, ethnicity, sexuality, lifestyles and of course shopping. TONI&GUY Newtown’s unique vibe and style is well suited to the area offering a buzzing environment to create your look. The terrace style building, which was built in 1894, was first transformed in 2003 with a complete fit out offering slick interiors with practical style. Then in 2007 the salon was extended onto the first floor doubling the size. The first floor is a specialist technical colour area with a more relaxed mood as you are away from the hustle of King Street. The team at TONI&GUY Newtown are specialists in cutting and colouring and are involved more than ever in continual training and education and are in high demand for the expertise for photo shoots and fashion parades. We can offer expert advice for all your hair needs. TONI&GUY Newtown are exclusive stockists of label.m, System Professional, GHD and use Wella. Salon owner Lea-Ann Suthern and her team welcomes you to TONI&GUY Newtown.
TONI&GUY Newtown are part of the newly launched program called Sustainable Salons Australia. As an SSA salon, the team recycles and reuses up to 95% of the waste. Even the hair which is cut and would normally go in the bin, is used to create a hairboom barricade for oils spills in our oceans. Even Our coffee granules are re-used in community garden projects. Salon Owner Lea-Ann is a leading force with-in the industry when it comes to progressive ideas and implementation for sustainability. Recently, Lea-Ann was interviewed & featured on SKY NEWS business programme “Smart Money” hosted by former Australian of the Year, Planet Ark & Do Something founder, Jon Dee. A visit to TONI&GUY Newtown will see you have not only the Toni&Guy experience but will leave you feeling excited & assured that you are part of something bigger.
Green Select is an accreditation awarded by Australian Hairdressing Council for excellence in green initiatives in the salon environment. Along with the AHC’s Gold accreditation sees that Toni&Guy Newtown is one of the leading salons in Australia.
Meet The Team
Lea-Ann SuthernSalon Director & Art Director
Salon Director & Art Director
Starting her career in Canberra in 1992, Lea-Ann had already spent many years working in hairsalons helping her Mum by sweeping floors and folding towels. Awarded the A.C.T Hairdressing Apprentice of the year in 1995, Lea-Ann quickly moved to Sydney to gain more experience. Joining TONI&GUY in 1998 as manager of the newly opened McMahons Point Salon saw Lea-Ann rise to be Artistic Director of the salon as well. Next stop London….for two years Lea-Ann worked at the Regent Street salon & teaching in the London Academy. Her proudest moment was having her Art Directors presentation introduced by Anthony Mascolo, the then Creative Director for TONI&GUY Worldwide and youngest brother of founder Toni Mascolo. Upon return to Australia, her next challenge was to open her own Toni&Guy Salon and Newtown was her only choice. Opening in 2003, the salon has built a reputation for excellence. During this time Lea-Ann has been a leading educator for TONI&GUY Label M & Wella. Hair Director for fashion shows, Hairdressing Industry & Careers guest speaker and has won numerous awards for business and her salon. Recently awarded “Gold Member “ status from the Australian Hairdressing Council sees that Toni&Guy Newtown has achieved the highest standard of industry accolade.
Business person of the year – Lea-Ann Suthern – WINNER 2016
Years in industry: 23
Favorite Product: label.m –Resurrection Dust SP: Clear Scalp range
Favorite Website: style.com
Favorite Magazine: NME
Style Icon: David Bowie
Playlist: Mark Lanegan, Arctic Monkeys, Black Sabbath
Best thing on King St: Bloodwood, Mad Mex, Vinnies
Years in Industry: 4
Favourite Product: Label.m, soufflé
Favourite Movie: Silver Lining’s playbook
Style Icon: Jaden Smith
Playlist: Sia, The XX, Rihanna
Best thing on King Street: Lentil as Anything
Years in Industry: 22
Favourite Product: Label.m, texturizing volume spray
Favourite Movie: True Romance
Style Icon: Kate Moss
Playlist: Alicia Keys
Best thing on King Street: Newtown Hotel
JaneArtistic Director / Staff Trainer
Artistic Director / Staff Trainer
On Maternity leave from 1 st July 2017
After years working for TONI&GUY in Glasgow, Jane made the move to London where she became an International Artistic Director and was part of the team that taught the future staff of TONI&GUY.
Jane has now been in Australia for 2 years and has established herself as an integral part of the Newtown team. Specialising in advanced hair cutting, Jane brings a wealth of knowledge to your salon experience.
Years in Industry: 23
Favourite Product: Label M Power paste and sea salt spray SP: Repair Shampoo and conditioner
Favourite Website: Allsaints
Favourite Magazine: Italian Vogue
Style Icon: Coco Chanel
What’s on your IPod: Kasabian, Bat for Lashes
Best shop/place on King Street in Newtown: Better Read Than Dead
All the way from Northern Ireland, Ciaran brings 20 years of experience to our team.
Ciaran specialises in Men’s cutting as well as being highly skilled in hair styling for special events, weddings & formals.
Home Town: Derry City
Years in industry: 19
Favorite Product: Label.M: Blow Out Spray & Souffle SP: Repair Range
Favorite Website: Facebook
Favorite Magazine: National Geographic
Playlist: Dolly Parton, The Strokes, Tracy Champman, Rihanna, Michael Jackson
Best thing on King St: Jack London
Our newest recruit, Mark joins us from London where he worked in some of the highest profile salons. Mark specialises in all aspects of haircutting both Ladies and Men’s and is the Blow-dry king when it comes to the perfect party hair.
Years in Industry: 13
Favourite Product: Label.m, souffle
Favourite Movie: Girl, Interupted
Style Icon: David Beckham
Playlist: 90’S RnB/Garage
Best thing on King Street: Newtown Hotel
Friday and Saturday.
Brigitta has worked for TONI&GUY for over 15 years, specialising in colour. With nearly 30 years experience in the industry, she became part of the Newtown team in 2014 sharing her passion and knowledge with our clients.
Brigitta also works as a qualified TAFE teacher delivering the education and skills to the next generation of hairdressers.
Years in Industry: 6
Favourite Product: Label.m, Radiance Oil
Favourite Movie: Snatch
Style Icon: Wednesday Adams
Playlist: 90’S RnB/Garage
Best thing on King Street: The Dendy