Artists

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Julia Stevens

She/Her

Julia started playing with hair at age 4! In primary school she would use beetroot juice, whiteboard markers, mascara and even red icy poles on light hair to give it fun colours. So it's no surprise that at the age of 16 she was pursuing her passion and entered the hair industry.

Now, more than 2 decades later she's still in love with her job everyday! Julia loves pop art colours and giving clients cuts that make their lives easier. Big changes or little changes, Julia is no stranger to coming up with a new look for you. Whether you want to stay consistent or constantly love to switch it up, Julia will rise to the challenge.

When Julia isn't elbows deep in hair, she can be found binge watching Netflix shows, going op shopping and fabric dying her finds, or walking her 3 whippets with her partner Ange (they/them) in the botanical gardens or along the beach.

Specialties: Vivids/Pastels, Toning, Bleach & Tone, and Textured Hair Cuts

Samuel Krutop

He/They

Returning to Melbourne after a stint in London, Samuel is a popular fixture at RespeKt your HAiR since 2016.

With more than a decade in the industry, Samuel has a real passion for finding each of his clients and matching them with their ideal hairstyle.  Whether it be the perfect cut, a fabulous colour or beautiful styling for that special event, Samuel is sure to help you find your hair’s true potential.

When he’s not creating in the salon, you’ll find Samuel cooking up a storm in his kitchen; and when everyone has been fed he loves to spend time with family, friends and his beautiful rescue dog Boo!

Specialties: Blondes, Multi-dimensional Brunettes & Vivids

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Dusty Jackson

He/They

Dusty originates from Toronto, Canada, before relocating to Melbourne at the end of 2021. He's been working in the industry, mastering his craft since the early 2000's. His major focuses are cutting and colouring, and he loves extreme changes, be it colour or transformative hair cuts.

Dusty's most gratifying work is gender affirming hair cuts; whether its a grow out begging for shape and love, or a massive chop to make you feel your true self. Creating a safe space for you to be yourself is what Dusty strives for, while also pushing you to explore your hairs full potential.

When he's not at work he can be found exploring his new city/country, at the gym, creating something new with painting or home design, or vegging out watching the latest episodes of Dynasty or The Walking Dead.

Specialties: Colour Correction, Vivids/Pastels, Babylighting & Textured Hair Cuts

Gri Arsuaga

She/Her

Gri, originally from Argentina, is a professional hair and makeup artist with over six years of experience doing colour, cuts, treatments, and developing her own business. She has sold her salon and came to live here with her wife; looking for new opportunities to work and surround herself with people from all over the world.

Gri loves being able to change someone's

life to the better by tailoring the client's hair to their

personality. Her loving nature and warmth

enables her to make the client feel at ease.


 

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Indigo Lamb

She/They

Indigo is currently working to complete their Certificate III in Hairdressing, which they started in early 2021. They have been at RespeKt Your HAiR since November 2021.

Indigo has spent three years volunteering with Minus18, advocating for the acceptance of queer youth around Melbourne, so naturally she was drawn to the salon with it's diverse clientele base. Indigo is the in house barber to their housemates and friends and she loves creating unique and fun designs to best represent their clients. If you want to look femme, masc, or like a cheeky alien - Indigo will make it happen.

In their spare time Indigo enjoys cooking for friends and family, having a beer in the sun and pursuing the local op shops for more bum bags.

Specialties: Queer Cuts & Bright Colours