Welcome a new hair haven to the industry by way of Salon Gabrielle, with owner and creative lead Gabreille Roccuzzo. The salon has just opened and welcomed A-list stars such as Sophie Monk, Lana Wilkinson, Keira Maguire and Rozalia Russian at the exclusive opening event. Gabrielle’s Instagram follower account is over 50,000 and that online army is being translated to a new important salon space.

“I had been thinking about opening my own salon for a long time but I really needed the push to take the next step – I credit my husband Adrian for that! Because of the following I had gained in a short time, I was struggling to keep up with client requests and I knew that now was the right time,” Gabrielle explained of her journey.

Gabrielle Roccuzzo and Sophie Monk

“I always had the idea of having a salon that was an experience from the moment you walk in; where clients could come in, immediately feel calm and leave feeling beautiful. My husband really captured the cool yet feminine vibe I was going for. I knew that I wanted something Instagrammable and that every detail and corner of the salon was meticulously thought out, with unique touch points (including a mirror decal of a classic Mean Girls quote)!”

Gabrielle was inspired by a recent Fashion Week trip to LA and New York, and the creative aesthetic spaces she particularly saw in Soho. The salon will cater to her trendy clientele and follow Gabrielle’s go-to looks as well.

“I’m obsessed with iron waves at the moment, similar to how I wore my hair to the launch event. The look is less of a curl as we know it, and more of a bend. I love the textured, natural look, and feel it’s much more on trend than traditional curls.”

Salon Gabrielle will offer Redken and Pureology ranges, which Gabrielle lauds for their colour and care. She’s a fan of the Shades EQ Glosses, especially for balayage and highlights, as well as Pureology’s shampoo and conditioner options. Hydrate Sheer is a personal hero product.

Salon Gabrielle has Gabrielle’s fingerprints all over it, from the looks, to the salon aesthetic, the vibe and, of course, the name. That gives the salon its indelible persona, cultivated through her unparalleled experience and mass following.

“I think it’s important to stay true to yourself and do things in your own way. I have done this from day one, and it’s a huge part of the reason I chose to stay in Moonee Ponds, right where I started,” she said.