ASK Advisors



    To be able to give you the best training, we need the best teachers possible. Luckily, we are joined by a team of inspiring and experienced professionals who are dedicated to making a real difference to your personal career and salon success.


    Together, we can unlock your potential and help shape your future! 

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Taylah Fogden

National Education Coordinator


After 10 years in the Hair & Beauty industry Taylah discovered her passion for supporting the education industry. Since beginning her career with Schwarzkopf in 2014 she has continued to corroborate with our Education Team to help provide authentic educational workshops and digital support. 

Helping create a consistent education pathway for salon’s & stylists to both benefit and grow together is really what it is all about.


Nathan Gorman

Marketing & PPS Manager


Nathan’s valuable experience gained in the industry over the last 7 years has continued to influence and drive our Education Team! With every day bringing a new challenge and opportunity to shape the future of the industry he believes using technology to evolve and push our message further than ever before is the vital key to creating a remarkable education system.

Our product – I truly believe we have the best colour in the world. Don’t believe me? Try it and tell me I’m wrong.”


Karen Rich

Senior ASK Manager


With 30 years’ experience in the industry Karen began her career in hairdressing in a small country town in VIC before working in salons across Australia. Since joining the Schwarzkopf Professional Family in Melbourne to pursue her career in education Karen has not looked back!

There is a great sense of achievement when you can see a salon team performing consistently and staff turnover is minimal due to good training.”


Leigh Spencer

Senior ASK Advisor


Leigh’s knowledge as an educator is second to none, her education experience gained over 20 years in the industry has allowed her to create innovative and inspirational workshops in conjunction with our Schwarzkopf Ambassadors. 

“Teaching is my passion.” 


Remika Massihi

Senior ASK Advisor


Discovering her passion for training and educating within the hairdressing industry 12 years ago, Remika’ s ability to use the principles of colour to effectively demonstrate how we can transform even the most challenging corrections in to beautiful colour results is truly remarkable.

“Inspiring others with my knowledge to help develop their skills and creativity” 


Gerald Scott

ASK Advisor


Gerald began his career in hairdressing 24 years ago. Since then he has owned two salons and gained valuable experience as a Hairdresser, Business Owner & Educator. Gerald’s passion is creative colour mixes and thinking outside the basic colour theory.

 “Empowering skills and knowledge, Watching development of hairdressers, Exciting and inspiring creative thinking”. 


Julia Dunleavy

ASK Advisor


Julia Began her 18 year hairdressing career in Brisbane before jet setting to Melbourne and then on to London to begin her career in education! After falling in love with Schwarzkopf colour Julia came on board as our QLD Educator where she continues to learn and challenge herself and her clients to help them be the best hairdressers they can be! 

“We are sharing the knowledge we have. Making hairdressers think about their industry in different ways.”


Patrick Fitzpatrick

ASK Advisor


Beginning his Hairdressing Career in Ireland, Patrick quickly discovered his passion for challenging the rules of colour to create new and exciting tones! Since moving to Australia in 2005 to pursue his career with Schwarzkopf Professional he has not looked back and continues to dream big and challenge himself to the best of his ability!

“Watching Stylists grow and collaborating with like-minded people to inspire and motivate is always rewarding.” 


Dario Mastronardi

ASK Advisor


After many years with Schwarzkopf Professional in Switzerland Dario decided to take the leap and join us here in Australia! Sharing knowledge gained throughout his career is what Dario enjoys the most. Working in an industry that is endlessly creative and changing keeps him constantly motivated to inspire and educate our clients!

“Educating someone and witnessing the moment when the penny drops and they understand still gives me goose-bumps.”


Tracey Kurta

ASK Advisor


With 37 years’ hairdressing experience our New Zealand Team are lucky to have her! Tracey’s passion is making learning fun and easy and believes you never stop learning!

“Sharing anything I learn and everything I know with a mixture of old school and new school technology.”



Matt Clements

International Colour Ambassador


A consummate artist, Matt exudes a very unique air of intense creativity fuelled by a decision to deliver originality and innovation in all his colour work. He pushes boundaries in all the conventional colour design and techniques in pursuit of authentic style inventions.


Caterina Di Biase

International Ambassador


AHFA Hairdresser of the Year 2016, Caterina Di Biase, of Heading Out Hair & Beauty is an extraordinary accomplished artistic director, ambassador, educator, mentor and one of the most in-demand hairdressers in the country.



Dee Parker-Attwood

Essential Looks Ambassador


2016 Hair Expo Victorian Hairdresser of the Year and one of Australia’s most in demand hair stylists and educators. Dee’s relentless pursuit to be the best at her craft, coupled with a larger than life personality has led to a celebrity clientele most of us only dream about.  


Simon Crawford

Essential Looks Ambassador


If you can’t make money from the content of the seminar the next day - why teach it?


Passionate, knowledgeable, patient & creative are some of the attributes that have endeared him to those he educates. Keep it real, keep it commercial and have fun!



Brad Ngata

An Industry Icon


The name Brad Ngata is synonymous in the world of Hair and Fashion. The winner of the “Australian Hairdresser of the Year” for two consecutive years and Australian Session Stylist of the Year.