Salon stories are often inspiring tales of skill, intellect and empowerment coming together to make a business, community and family, and that’s all too true of Mazi, a Tasmanian salon that literally means “together” in Greek.
The product of Australian hairdressing super stars Alexandra Kontos, Larissa Bresnehan and Rachael Sibley, the trio started the salon in 2019 after their former renowned salon, Nischler, was unexpectedly shut down. That moment of adversity was met with truly motivational work as these powerful women worked together to start their own salon empire, which now celebrates one year of salon success.
Mazi reflects the strong women behind it, brimming with positivity and a relaxed community environment in a bright space. The salon is elevated through the strengths of all three hairdressers, working together to create a truly unique and important space and experience in the Australian haircare landscape.
Between the women, they have almost 50 years of experience in the industry. Rachel has been in the industry for 25 years and as a colour and cutting specialist. “I am in my element doing a colour correction with the music turned up loud,” Rachael said, pointing to her accolades as a Goldwell Color Zoom finalist in 2016 and bronze winner in 2018, as well as a finalist for the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy in 2018 as career highlights.
Alexandra boasts 13 years of experience, with a bevy of accolades to her name, where she has represented Australia at Goldwell Color Zoom in Las Vegas and Stockholm, worked alongside Robert Lobetta at London’s Alternative Hair Show and Noise and was awarded Hair Expo New Creative Force Winner in 2012 and Apprentice of the Year in 2009. “I am passionate about everything hair. I love to create hairstyles that leave clients feeling their best,” she said.
Larissa Bresnehan has been a colour specialist for the last decade, and in that time she has been the co-creator of the Goldwell 2018 Color Zoom Elemental Collection and on the jury at Goldwell Global Zoom in Toronto in 2018, as well as being crowned Goldwell Global Zoom Creative Colorist Gold winner 2016. “I believe it’s a great privilege being trusted by my clients to bring out the best in their individual look,” she said.
With their first anniversary now in the rear view mirror, the horizons are bright for this inimitable trio of hairdressing queens – keep an eye on Mazi as it continues to go from strength to strength.
For more information visit www.mazihair.com.au
Catch up with INSTYLE and Styleicons!