About Us

WELCOME TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF STELIOS PAPAS TOOWONG

 

Based in Toowong Village, this Brisbane Hairdressing salon is owned by Award-Winning and Expert Colourist Kristie Kesic. Kristie has built up the reputation of being one of Australia’s best Colour Technicians and her salon is known as one of Brisbane’s Best Hairdressers and Brisbane’s Best Hair Colour Salons.
 
The team at Stelios Papas Toowong are a next generation team consisting of Specialist Colourists and Stylists. Our Colour technicians are blonde specialists and balayage specialists and our Expert Stylists specialise in all areas of precision cutting.
 
We offer our clients not only the best in salon services but a salon experience, accompanied by the finest and most innovative home care products on the market. A Wella Professional Salon stocking all System Professional Products, as well as Sebastian, Fabuloso Pro, Eleven Miracle and Cloud Nine.
 
We welcome all new clients to join our loyal clientele and come in an experience the quality and standard that is Stelios Papas Toowong.
 

MEET OUR TEAM

 
KRISTIE KESIC - OWNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR

 
KRISTIE KESIC – OWNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR
 
A caring colourist and creative soul pushing the boundaries of colour to create beauty.
 
She may be the Boss, but foremost Kristie is a passionate specialist Colour Technician, that lives and breathes colour.
 
Kristie is one of the best and most sort after colourists in Australia. She demonstrates technical excellence within the salon and her industry endeavours and is widely know as the go to blonde and balayage expert.
 
Working in the salon for 8 years before buying it 3 years ago, Kristie has built a reputation for outstanding colour knowledge and service. Her loyal clientele is maintained by constantly offering change, based on her unique personalised colour expertise. If you want the perfect blonde hair that is personalised to suit you, then you need to make an appointment with Kristie.
 

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ELLE SCHOEMAKER – MANAGER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
 
Elle is a passionate team player with a penchant for perfectionism. Her devotion to her cutting craft is supported by diligent work ethic. She holds her current role as Salon Manager, Style Director and Cutting Educator with pride.
 
Did we mention she’s also a multi award winner, holding the current title of 2019 QLD Hairdresser of the Year, Creative Force of the Year, Australian Salon Stylist of the Year and Rising Star Female. Thats 4 individual awards for 1 Stylist in 1 year!
 
She arrives each day with the intention of providing our clients with a paramount service.
 
Elle is Kristies’ right hand woman and together they are a dynamic duo. Providing the cuts and colours to each others’ respective work.

 
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TEGAN BOZIER – SENIOR STYLIST AND SENIOR COLOURIST
 
Tegan is a dual stylist/colourist, and has perfected both cutting and colour skills. She is meticulous in her work and with experience has become a blonde and balayage expert.
 
Her role in the salon is facilitating clients in all areas of services. She has a gentle nature and delicate touch, and lets her on-point fashion speak in volumes.
 
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CARA ROBINSON – PRINCIPLE STYLIST AND SENIOR COLOURIST
 
Cara is a dual stylist/colourist having been trained at the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy in Chicago. Her hair journey began with Stelios Papas in 2008 where she completed her apprenticeship before moving on to work in some of the best salons across Brisbane. Now she’s back!

Over the past few years Cara has directed teams into winning numerous Artistic Team awards and was a finalist for Newcomer Of The Year at the Australian Hair Fashion Awards in 2016.

Cara is laid back and approachable, and loves to provide her clients with the full service of a tailored cut & colour, specialising in both precision and lived-in styles. She is your go-to girl for home styling advice and home haircare regimes
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NADENE BARRAT – SECOND YEAR APPRENTICE
 
Nadene is the primed soldier of the salon, and her willingness to help is unparalleled. No task is ever evaded, and she will get any job done to keep the salon immaculate. She lights up the room with her smile and glow, and consistently puts in the extra mile.
 
She is developing into an amazing stylist, and creates the perfect finish on clients’ services. Nadene is personable with all salon clients, and pays particular attention to the finer details. She has a memory to rival an elephant, and makes our clients feel exceptionally special.
 
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PAIGE CAMERON – SECOND YEAR APPRENTICE
 
Our youngest member of the team, Paige is our quiet achiever. Though initially timid in nature, she has blossomed to become an integral part of the team. Paige is always punctual, and efficient in her salon duties.
 
She is attentive, a quick learner and her passion becomes especially evident during training. She is always enthusiastic to learn new skills. Paige and Nadene bounce off each other, and have created a cooperative and supportive dynamic for the seniors to work in.
 
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CARLA MORRIS – FIRST YEAR APPRENTICE
 
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SATI ENDERS – SALON RECEPTIONIST
 
Sati is the wheels of the wagon that is our team. She is the first point of contact for our guests, and delights in building relationships with our loyal clients. She is always up for a chat, and helps the salon to run efficiently by providing assistance wherever and whenever necessary. Don’t be surprised if you see her shampooing at the basin either. She is the life of the party at our social events and loves networking.
 

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ANNA JUDD – CASUAL SALON DIRECTOR
 
Anna is a steady force, and is a figure of support, comfort and care for the team. Her casual status doesn’t affect the big impact she makes during her time in the salon.

Anna boasts endless wisdom and experience, and is always a willing listener and voice of reason for staff and clients alike. She has established a distinct, sought-out cutting style and is straightforward in her approach. She has been a member of the Stelios Papas team for over 30 years now.