One of the founding TONI&GUY salons in Victoria, Brighton burst onto the hairdressing scene in May 2004. After an extremely successful run from 2009, where Brighton was consistently one of the top performing salons nationally, it has now become the new project for Stuart Freeman, who took the ownership from 2017.
Since 2013, we have provided wig trims, fittings and advice to patients of Cabrini Hospital. Our weekly commitment has allowed not only patients of Cabrini, but any resident in the Bayside catchment area to access professional advice and care at no cost.
Annually, we sponsor every local school through their fund-raisers and participate in their offshoot charities.
Tell us about your team?
Our salon family is led by Stuart, who also leads our styling team, which consists of Emma, Paul, Sophie & Georgie. Marc, Ivy & Nichola head up our colour team. Always on the floor are our amazing assistants Kelly & Chanel, and Flick covers the reception area. Our team specialise in either colour or styling, so that our clients have the opportunity to have the best of both worlds in the one visit. This also creates a team-based atmosphere, as we consult each client together.
Our team is diverse, and this is reflective of their time in the company. Many of our staff have been leading educators over the years and have many awards and accolades to their names. We strongly believe in education and the philosophy behind TONI&GUY, we love to learn and to teach others, and place a great deal of emphasis on continual education from our apprentices through to our seniors.
Why should people come to your salon?
Just off the hustle and bustle of charming Church Street in Brighton, lies one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets, TONI&GUY Brighton. This dynamic, fashion forward salon, encapsulates the essence of Brighton, bringing style and creativity right to the heart of Church Street.
We maintain a green policy and keep to a stringent recycling regime so that waste is minimal. We encourage our clients who have re-styles to send their ponytails to ‘Variety Children’s Charity’ and use REFOIL recycled aluminium foil in the salon. We keep paper usage to a minimum and we aim to be paperless within the year.
We’re a 5-star accredited Gold Salon Select member through the Australian Hairdressing Council, and we offer a 5-star service for each and every visit!
What services do you provide?
We believe every client is a VIP and each salon visit commences with a detailed consultation, to enable us to offer a tailor-made service and experience. We specialise in cutting, colouring, chemical services, styling and treatments. Each service is expertly delivered by our highly trained team, and backed by our high end products.
We proudly work with: Wella, label.m, System Professional, GHD, Trichovedic and Activance, and continually update and refresh our knowledge and skills with their educators.
We are leaders in fashion forward colours and styles and individualise current trends to fit in with our client’s lifestyles. We offer a premium service, which we strongly believe in.
We pride ourselves on our client centred approach and aim to make every salon visit, a memorable experience.
Meet The Team
StuartSalon Owner / Art Director
Salon Owner / Art Director
Officially re-joining the team in 2016 after a 7 year hiatus from the Brighton team, Stuart has taken the reigns as salon owner. With years of experience in salon management, Stuart brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the team. An experienced Art Director, Stuart commenced his career in London, under Toni Mascolo. Bringing TONI&GUY to Victoria, opening the original flagship store on Toorak Road, Stuart has countless accolades and awards to his name. Passionate about fashion and hair, Stuart brings an extra element to his clients and to his team. Stuart has a loyal following and really enjoys learning about his clients.
Stuart works in the Brighton salon on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and looks forward to meeting all the Brighton clients.
Marc commenced his hairdressing career at St. Albans, Hertfordshire in 1999. After moving to Australia in 2003, he continued his passion for hairdressing and fashion working for TONI&GUY, throughout Victoria. Marc’s extensive and awarded hairdressing career led to him become Head of Technical Education in Victoria from 2004 – 2007. Marc then arrived at the Brighton salon in 2008, and hasn’t left us since!
Marc works in the salon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Nichola commenced her hairdressing career with Toni&Guy Brighton in 2014 after relocating from Perth. Having excelled in her training, Nichola finished her apprenticeship in record time, completing the intensive Vardering course by the end of 2016. Nichola specialises in colour, and loves fashion forward styles. Her attention to detail and her client centred approach, make her an asset to the team. Nichola loves helping to create a positive change in her clients, and has an eye for detail. Nichola is passionate about fashion colours as well as anything blonde! She also takes great pride in the hair care of her clients. Nichola is also one our expertly trained hair extension specialist, and enjoys the instant change it can bring to a client!
Nichola works in the salon, Tuesday through to Saturdays.
Evarna moved from Albury-Wodonga to pursue her love for hair and beauty, kick starting her career at TONI&GUY Armadale, before moving to the Port Melbourne TONI&GUY salon. Finally landing at her new home, Brighton, Evarna has joined our technical team, bringing with her, an extensive skill set and client centered care. Evarna is passionate about hair and fashion, and has a strong array of technical strengths; completing a beautiful set of highlights, right through to on point balayage and fashion forward trends. Evarna also specialises in styling and hair extensions. Evarna is available for bookings from Wednesday through to Saturdays.
Already a well-established Melbourne hair stylist, Paul left Australia for an obligatory gap year. Eventually Paul landed in London to be poached by the TONI&GUY Academy. Paul blitzed the prestigious Vardering program, passing with distinction. Paul’s departure from London in 2001 saw him head for greener pastures at TONI&GUY Oxford, where he worked extremely hard to become an Art Director in under four years, a feat almost unheard of in the hairdressing industry. Paul immersed himself in the world of fashion, working international fashion shows and music videos, whilst simultaneously becoming heavily involved in the TONI&GUY training program. Throughout his time in the United Kingdom, Paul worked in the TONI&GUY International Art Team, where he spent a great deal of time, travelling the globe, at the forefront of hairdressing. Paul made the move back home in 2005 where he jointly managed the Flagship salon at TONI&GUY Paddington. In 2007, Paul joined Marie’s Melbourne Central team as Art Director, leaving 2007 to become the educator for GHD. Paul has now found his way back to the TONI&GUY, Brighton salon, this being his second stint while he balances travelling and his salon work. Book in quickly to see Paul to avoid disappointment!
Paul works Tuesday through to Saturdays on the salon floor.
Hailing from country Victoria, Een kick-started his hairdressing career at our St. Kilda salon, before embarking on an international career with TONI&GUY. Een’s love of travel and hairdressing has equipped him with an extensive skill set, with a passion for barbering and all aspects of styling, backed up by his attention to detail. Een loves working with curly hair clients, sporting his own fro for show! Een brings finesse and flair to our team at TONI&GUY Brighton, book in with him on Fridays and Saturdays.
Emma arrived in Brighton in 2008 on a working holiday, but fell in love with Australia, and is here to stay! Emma started her hairdressing career at the TONI&GUY in Harrogate, where she was their Head Educator. Emma progressed her career through Toni&Guy to become a Style Director. Emma has also undertaken extensive training to be a certified hairdressing assessor. Emma is one of Melbourne’s most experienced hairdressers, her precision and skill are no hidden secret, with clients flocking to her from all sides of the State. Emma has a strong interest in hair education and is one of our label.m ambassadors.
Emma works in the salon on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.