Professional hot tools and brushes range VARIS came to Australia in May and the brand has now followed up on that debut by appointing an Australian Ambassador, welcoming Megan Panozzo Owner and Creative Director of Adelaide’s In Awe Salon, to the role.

Megan has been in hairdressing for over 20 years, amassing a reputation in creative colour and artistry, as personified by her salon, which is defined by its pastel and bright color palettes, high tech features and retro vibe.

Megan’s awards mantle includes the title of Australian Hair Fashion Awards 2019 SA/TAS Hairdresser of the Year, while her other passions include salon and industry education. In this pursuit she recently launched the UNITY Hair Education Collaboration with Hair Brain Education Abi Wales.

VARIS prides itself on being meticulously crafted to carefully consider the needs of hairdressers in every detail of the styling process. The hero tool is the lightweight yet powerful VARIS SB2 Blow Dryer, which combines breakthrough brushless motor technology with an ion generator to reduce static frizz and flyaways. The VARIS Paddle, VARIS Boar Brushes, VARIS Nylon Brushes and the VARIS Smoothing Brush also add to the collection. VARIS is distributed in Australia by Kao Salon Division.

“Megan’s creativity, colourful personality and passion for education make her the ideal candidate to present Varis to Australian stylists. Her dedication to the celebration of individuality perfectly showcases the versatility of the range, which is inspired by master stylists for stylists,” said Rita Marcon, Kao Salon Associate Director of Channel Strategy, Marketing and Education.

“The quality of the VARIS range is next level,” Megan shared. “From the VARIS Denman Brush to the Nylon Brushes, I am so happy with their results. Using them is a pleasure too, the handles are very user friendly and makes styling so much easier especially when you’re working with long hair or twisty blow dries. I am so thrilled and honored to be a part of the VARIS launch and to be working with Kao Salon Australia.”

Congratulations on this winning partnership.

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