Meet The Team
Jo SmithSalon Owner / Art Director & National Educator
Salon Owner / Art Director & National Educator
Jo’s passion for hair started at the early age of 10, mesmerised, watching her aunty working in a hair salon cutting hair for hours. At 15 she started her hairdressing apprenticeship in a small town in the UK called Bury St Edmunds and from there on, nothing would stand in her way to become one of Melbourne’s most respected hairdressers.
Seven years later she became a TONI&GUY hairdresser and quickly joined the Art Team and worked her way up to Style Director, teaching at the Manchester Academy.
In 2003, Jo relocated to Australia to successfully open her own salon, TONI&GUY Georges in the heart of Melbourne CBD on Little Collins Street. Jo’s talents as a hairdresser have allowed her to travel the world educating fellow hairdressers in the UK, Australia and Asia.
Jo has been finalist for AHFA Victorian hairdresser of the year 4 times and is currently 2018 finalist
Jo loves to inspire and be inspired by her clients and her amazing team who she gets to work alone side everyday. She enjoys all aspects of hairdressing from long hair styling to precision cutting & men’s barbering.
Jacqueline ReadSalon Manager & Co-Ordinator
Salon Manager & Co-Ordinator
Jacqueline began working for TONI&GUY Georges in 2005 as salon receptionist & worked her way into a managerial role, becoming Salon Manager/Co-ordinator in 2010. Jacqueline has built a strong rapport & relationship with the loyal clientele at TONI&GUY Georges in the Melbourne CBD.
Jacqueline has a great passion for fashion and style. Working in the hair and fashion industry allows her to channel this passion. She loves seeing the amazing hair transformations the talented and inspirational team of stylists and technicians here at TONI&GUY Georges on Little Collins Street create on a daily basis.
Jack MortonTechnical Director / National Technical Director
Technical Director / National Technical Director
Jack began working for TONI&GUY in the UK in 2001. Working with a strong creative team under a disciplined training structure attracted Jack to the company and the focus on change and evolution has kept him with them ever since.
Jack’s clients on a daily basis are his biggest inspiration, and he feels privileged to have been their hairdresser for many years. Building a strong relationship with his clients enables Jack to recommend the perfect techniques to suit their lifestyle.
His knowledge and passion for colour has earned him the prestigious Australian colourist of the year 2014 as well as the accolade of Master colour expert for Wella professional.
Lat year Jack was a finalist for AHFA Colourist of the year 2017. Jack also became the National Technical Director for TONI&GUY Australia and educates regularly for Wella Professionals all over the country as well as overseas.
Dana MonkmanHead Technician
Dana graduated from Hair school in Winnipeg, Canada in 1994 & was lucky enough to become an apprentice at an amazing salon and move on to the floor quickly. Dana worked with some of the top stylists in Winnipeg and was big on continuing her education.
Dana moved on to spend 5 years working at Essensuals in Toronto before heading to Melbourne in 2010. Dana joined the team at TONI&GUY Georges on Little Collins Street in 2012 as a Stylist to pursue her dream to work for TONI&GUY. TONI&GUY are the leaders in education and trendsetting which is why Dana loves being a part of the TONI&GUY team.
In 2014 she was given the opportunity to put her scissors away & fill the role of Technician in the salon and follow her true passion, her love for colour!
Dana has worked up towards her new position as Head Technician and helps train the younger members of the team. She loves helping on set of photo shoots and has become the Wella Trends Semi Finalist. She is known for creating beautiful balayage with all colours.
EunjiStyle Director / Technician
Style Director / Technician
Eunji has been in the hairdressing industry since 2001, spending 2 years as an Educator for TONI&GUY in Korea, and at TONI&GUY Melbourne Central since 2013.
Eunji’s passion for hair began at a young age, begging to go into hairdressing salons to sit and watch hairdressers at work. Eunji continues to be inspired by watching hairdressers around her & fashion magazines.
Eunji is involved backstage of fashion and hair shows all over Australia, always learning and wanting to share this knowledge with her clients
She loves all aspects of her job from men’s barbering to styling long hair for that special event to a complete colour change!
Nadia SemanicStyle Director
Nadia has been hairdressing since 2008 and moved from Adelaide to join the TONI&GUY Georges team in July 2015. Nadia approaches her work with a thoughtfulness & creativeness beyond her years & was awarded WINNER of the 2015 & 2016 AHFA Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year and 2015 RAW Hairstylist of the Year.
Nadia continuously undertakes courses both nationally and internationally and seeks inspiration from her surroundings and searches for things out of the ordinary to enrich her work.
Nadia has worked up to her new role as Style Director and National Educator for Australia, traveling all over Australia educating hairdresser of all levels around the country.
Nadia loves working back stage at fashion and hair shows, and working for magazines.
Her barbering skills are strong as well as here precision cutting, she is always wanting share here ongoing learning with her clients.
Dion AndrewTop Stylist
Dion has been hairdressing since 2008 and spent 3 years working at TONI&GUY in Auckland before joining our team at TONI&GUY Georges in early 2015. Dion is inspired by Rock Chic, Boho 60’s, Shirley Manson, Vivienne Westwood and Dior Fall Collections to name just a few. Dion is a valuable asset to the TONI&GUY Georges team who enjoys all aspects of men’s & women’s hairdressing from cuts to long hair blowdries and loves making a positive change for his clients. Dion won a place in the AHFA 2017 F.A.M.E team, a mentoring program taking him to London and Paris for hair education learning from the best in the business. Dion also is a AHFA 2018 finalist a part of the F.A.M.E for team image of the year. Dion loves helping and training the young team members as wells as support the TONI&GUY artistic team on fashion shows and hair shows. Whether it’s boxer braids or a glamour wave to skin fade he is the go to.
Leyla GulerStyle Director / Educator / PART TIME
Style Director / Educator / PART TIME
Leyla began her hairdressing career in 2003 at TONI&GUY Georges as an assistant at the Little Collins Street salon and has worked her way up to a Style Director and now works Part Time in the salon, every second Thursday.
Leyla enjoys all aspects of men’s and women’s hair & specialises in long hair & editorial, hair up. She is also an educator and label.m product expert.
Her passion for style and fashion got her into hairdressing, she wanted to work for the best hair company and be a part of a brand that values the importance of ongoing education and that provides endless opportunities in the hairdressing industry. Leyla’s greatest inspiration and idol is International Artistic Director Bill Watson.
Behk joined the TONI&GUY Georges team in May 2017.Behk came to the salon after a few years of working in education at an international renowned hairdressing college in Melbourne’s CBD. She has been in the hairdressing industry since 2000, and began pursuing her career at the age of 16. Her inspirations come from Parisian street fashion, boho festival babes and Aussie celebs such as Lara Worthington & Margo Robbie. Behk’s love for hair up-styling has her being the go-to for weddings and formals.
Alyssa3rd Year Apprentice
3rd Year Apprentice
Alysha joined the team at TONI&GUY Georges in 2015 to begin her dream career as a hairdresser. Her passion for fashion and style inspired her and drove her into the hairdressing industry. Alyssa won the TONI&GUY Editorial image for 2017. She loves blow drying, braiding and helping clients have a great experience at TONI&GUY.
Jacinta3rd Year Assistant
3rd Year Assistant
Jacinta joined the team in 2015 to pursue her passion for hair. Jacinta won the TONI&GUY 2017 2nd Year Cut and Colour TONI&GUY award and the 2017 TONI&GUY Outstanding Image of the Year. Jacinta was a Semi Finalist in the 2017 Wella Trends Competition. Jacinta is the blow dry and tonging superstar. She loves styling and producing boho waves, glamour waves to super sleek blow dry, and sharing her knowledge with the clients.
Ella3rd Year Assistant
3rd Year Assistant
Ella joined the TONI&GUY Georges team in 2016 to pursue her love for hair. Ella is the winner of the TONI&GUY Photographic competition 2017 3rd Year Cut and Colour and TONI&GUY 2017 Assistant of the Year. Ella loves colour and that’s her passion! She loves the way colour can bring a haircut to life and enhance natural hair, she is also our Wella System Professionals ambassador for the salon so feel free to ask her any questions when you’re in next.
Isabella1st Year Apprentice
1st Year Apprentice
Isabella started with TONI&GUY Georges in 2018. Isabella has always wanted to be a hairdresser and loves being part of this CBD based TONI&GUY salon. Hair and fashion are her passions as well as helping the clients looks and feel great. Isabella loves to shampoo and her head massages are the best in the business.