Creative Collective

Global Ambassadors

Staying ahead of the curve and meeting the needs of an increasingly sophisticated client base demands total dedication to creativity. Our Global Ambassadors combine the flair, vision and artistry you’d expect from the very best stylists and colourists on the planet.

Lesley Jennison
Joana Neves
Tyler Johnston
Jack Howard
Richard Ashforth

Hairdresser Influencers

The world of hair has been taken over by hairdresser influencers on social media and this year Linh Phan, Emre Ayaksiz and Jenny Strebe are all on hand to show us how it's done! Their hair expertise can be seen in all the latest tutorial videos.

Linh Phan
Emre Ayaksiz
Jenny Strebe

Australian International Ambassadors

Matt Clements

International Colour Ambassador


4 x Australian Colourist of The Year.


Matt is a member of the International Essential Looks Team alongside Simon Ellis, Richard Ashforth, Lesley Jennison & Tyler Johnston creating world class Colour techniques & trend-based education globally, favoring cutting edge destinations Tokyo, London & Berlin. Always challenging the boundaries of conventional hair colour, whilst remaining true to technical foundation drawing from 30+ years of hairdressing. Invited by SKP to develop his own signature colour range “Disheveled Nudes” for IGORA ROYAL Take Over with global release in 2018. matt[at]

Caterina Di Biase

International Ambassador


4 x Australian Hairdresser Of The Year
4 x Australian Educator Of The Year


Heading Out Hair & Beauty is home to this extraordinarily accomplished Artistic Director, Ambassador, Educator, mentor and in-demand hairdresser in the country. With a reputation for talent, passion and commitment to the hair industry and education of the next generation of leaders this world class educator and multi award winner is certain to inspire. caterina[at]

National Ambassadors

Simon Crawford

Essential Looks Ambassador


A seasoned educator, craftsman & communicator Simon has a unique way of interrupting trend and making it a commercial reality. With 30 year’s experience Simon remains inspired and continues to learn coupled with an effortless knack for sharing his knowledge. Known for his passionate, humble, creative and authentic approach Simon will expand your hairdressing skills and experience with honesty and humour.[at]

Simone Lee

Simone Lee is the owner of the prestigious salon brand Tyler Reid Hair, Perth. A world renown formally qualified trichologist, creative artist and platform educator. Working with many high-profile celebrities, top fashion, film and theatrical productions throughout her career, Simone has become a highly successful sought-after artist. info[at]

Joe Ribera

2017 International AIPP Finalist Best Men’s
2017 FAME Team member
2016 Winner Best International Men- One Shot Awards
4 x Finalist Australian Men’s Hairdresser of The Year


With a clear perspective from behind the chair Joe is a skill-based educator with an authentic approach to sharing knowledge making his seminars on point, steeped in lived salon experience and easily applied to any clientele. j.ribera[at]

Michael O'Dowd

2015 & 2016 AHFA W.A/N.T Hairdresser Of The Year


Michael runs O'Dowd Christie in Western Australia alongside his wife Clare. admin[at]

Roddy Machray

Roddy is a trained Hairdresser and Barber that enjoys a range of different men’s styles from classic to fashion forward looks. He believes that education should be fun while still being informative, whether it is learning new skills or refining current skills. He likes to work with techniques that can be taken back to be used in salons for commercial reality. roddy.machray[at]

Ali Goss

Self-employed from 19 and fortunate to have experienced a successful award-winning career spanning over 20 years Ali’s worn many hats, stylist, business owner, educator, presenter, author, leader and mentor.


With a passion for education and personal development Ali’s purpose is to inspire, empowering and exposing opportunities to others through an authentic style openly sharing experience and knowledge, getting a kick out of encouraging others to challenge parameters and create lifestyles in an ever-evolving industry through our chosen craft. aligoss.stylist[at]

Dee Parker-Attwood

Essential Looks Ambassador


2016 Hair Expo Victorian Hairdresser of The Year
2018 Hair Expo Hairdresser of The Year Finalist
3 x AHFA Australian Hairdresser of The Year Finalist


Dee is one of hairdressings leading ladies walking the line of owner, trainer & creative visionary to balance the realities of running a successful business and nurture her quest to deliver bespoke, graphic cut and finishing trends. A self-proclaimed hair junkie driven to succeed in a competitive space with a gift to empower others to be their best. deannajparker[at]

Kate Rawnsley

As a colourist Kate is passionate about creating beautiful hair, client suitability is of the up most importance, taking into consideration eye colour and skin tone ensures the perfect colour every time. Educating, motivating and inspiring the “Gen Next” to be confident colourists is where Kates passion truly lies. kate.rawnsley[at]

Lee Fletcher

Owner and Creative Director at David Lee Hair, Perth


With 25 years’ experience as a stylist, most in Manchester alongside great mentors, contributing to numerous Schwarzkopf Professional shows & industry competitions, Lee is driven by his desire for continual learning, inspired by those he guides and the many talents he works alongside every day. leefletcher[at]

Nikki Porter

Creative Director, Rubi Hair Team, Co-owner, Rubi Hair Malvern


2018 WINNER Hot Shots The Visionary
2018 FINALIST Hair Expo New Creative Force


For Nikki, the hairdressing industry is a hub of excitement and opportunity that sits with her belief that you can never stop learning. A passion for educating, editorials and photoshoots, Nikki loves breaking down barriers with creative cutting techniques easily adapted to everyday salon clients and highly creative work. nikki[at]

Laura O'Hara

Two-time FAME Team and QLD Hairdresser of the Year finalist, Laura’s career has spanned almost two decades and featured on national and international platform’s. Session styling, fashion week and real time behind the chair give Laura a broad knowledge and passion for technical, creative and business aspects of the hair industry. Laura’s approach to education is about connecting with everyday hairdresser’s and offering tools necessary to build a fulfilling and long-lasting career. Laura’s philosophy is “it’s all in the detail”. contact[at]

William Patterson

Originally from Scotland with over 15 years industry experience William’s early career saw him recognised as a specialist of cutting working alongside some of the most influential names in the industry, including Vidal Sassoon’s International Creative Director Mark Hayes. William’s career has seen him educate in powerhouse salons across Europe and become a leading educator at the world-renowned Sassoon Academy in London.


Leading daily demonstrations and lectures, working on collection launches and producing haircuts for Salon International and Hair Expo along with participating in education platforms globally have shaped William in becoming a leading educator worldwide.[at]