Recent recipient of the prestigious Young Talent Award at the Wella Trend Vision Awards, Lyndal Salmon, is making waves and her many accolades are just the tip of the iceberg, writes Shannon Gaitz.

Artistic Director and Head Educator at BIBA Academy, Lyndal Salmon

Artistic Director and Head Educator at BIBA Academy, the L’Oréal Professionnel ambassador has been awarded for her dedication to her craft and students, winning the 2013 HBIA Gold Young Talent Award. Her busy schedule includes regular national and international tours as a mentor for Wella, Lakmé and Goldwell, along with several charitable and creative endeavors. She has her finger on the pulse and in many aspects of the haircare industry and, as Australia’s representative at the International Wella Trend Vision Awards in Germany next year, doesn’t look like stalling any time soon.

Already highly regarded as an educator, Lyndal flourished creatively at the Wella Trend Vision Awards in her encapsulation of the ‘Echo’ theme which she interpreted as dark, angular and almost architecturally structured.

“Drawing on my strength in precision cutting I converted the echo style shape into a couture signature cut and colour,” she said. “For me it’s all about colour with lustre.”

This creative flare has resulted in awards such as the HBIA Open Colour Trophy 2012, IHS Photographic 1st & 2nd Place Winner 2012, to name a few.

Salmon utilises her success for social good, undertaking a number of charitable endeavors. She personally advocates for fundraising events, which incorporate salons and stylists nation-wide in the aid of local charities. Her help extends from charities to the industry, where she discusses lessons learnt in her decades of work. Her most prominent message is to stay current, credible and positive, while she has a forward-thinking focus on the future of haircare, through the employment of social media, retraining and the relevance of education.

She leads by example in her own achievements, a thriving testament to what dedication, hard work and the right attitude can bring to stylists.

“It has been an amazing journey,” she said. “In the last ten years since I discovered my love for hairdressing I have been up before my alarm and excited to go to work every day. I’m a firm believer that ‘you get what you give.’”

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