Hairdressers Fitzroy

Jaye Taylor

Master Colourist & Stylist

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Jaye has been hairdressing for the past 12 years and throughout that time has worked in some of Australia’s leading salons. Training with some of the best mentors the industry has to offer, Jaye has excelled in her passion for colour & precision cutting. She has developed a loyal following in Melbourne. She draws her inspiration from traveling, street style, people watching, fashion & international film.

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James Plain

Colourist, Stylist & Educator

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James originally hails from Perth, but moved to Sydney to begin a career in hairdressing, where he became Edwards And Co Founder and Head Colourist Jaye Edwards first assistant for two years. This allowed him to quickly develop a strong understanding for hair colour and cutting. As Jaye’s assistant he traveled around Australia and overseas to Singapore, London and Auckland. During this time he completed additional training with master cutter Dario Cotroneo and shadowed colour specialist Sheree Knobel.
James has worked behind the scenes on runways shows for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Myer and at the Australian Hair Fashion Awards. Helping him develop a strong set of styling skills. James now specialises in colour and women’s cuts and is quickly becoming known for his seamless balayage and lived in blondes. Making him the colourist of choice for many Australian models including Evelina Milward and Claudia Wilkinson.

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Charlie Gauci

Master Colourist & Colour Educator

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With 6 years experience Charlie’s passion for beautiful and stylish hair has enabled him to quickly establish himself as one to watch. He loves to inspire clients when it comes to achieving the look they love and helping create the vision they desire. His sharp attention to detail and love for voluptuous waves has enabled him to perfect a flawless blow-dry that’ll have you looking like you’ve come straight off the Victoria’s Secrets Runway.

Charlie’s passion and attention to detail landed him a spot on the 2018 Education Team travelling to Los Angeles, New York and London with Founder Jaye Edwards to assist and teach at workshops.

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Dan Collins

Colourist & Stylists

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Dan has always had an eye for hair and decided to take the plunge and begin his hairdressing career at EdwardsAndCo Melbourne. After almost 3 years at EdwardsAndCo, our signature aesthetic has become engrained into his own. Throughout his apprenticeship, he has been fortunate enough to learn from the best, studying from his peers and learning their techniques, as well as being the first assistant to Jaye Edwards. Dan specialises in both cut and colour, creating precision blunt bobs and lived in and textured lobs. Dan is inspired by sun kissed and effortlessly natural hair and loves creating subtle highlights or balayage to brighten natural, virgin hair.

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Vanessa Collodetti

Master Stylist and Colourist

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Vanessa originally studied pharmaceutical science at uni, however her passion was always to become a hairdresser. She decided to try it full-time and never looked back. Vanessa loves healthy hair, dry cutting, thick hair, curly hair and working with people’s natural texture. She loves brunettes, low maintenance colours and working with client’s natural colour to enhance their look. Vanessa lived in London for 2 years and Berlin for 1 year, working at Radio Hair Salon in Shoreditch and freelancing in Berlin before returning to Melbourne in 2019. She is inspired by the softness of 70s hair and the grunginess of the 80s and 90s.

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Natalia Humphrey

Master Cutter

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Natalia is one of our master cutters, starting her apprenticeship over 10 years ago on the Melbourne scene. She has developed a passion for cutting and styling which has led her to achieve many accolades, including behind the chair editorial shot of the world, new comer of Australia 2019 and many others. Being a leading educator for brand ELEVEN Australia, she travels the country sharing knowledge of her craft. As much as she is experienced in editorial, events and education, her true passion lies in the salon making sure every client that sits in her chair leaves feeling a million dollars.

@natalia_edwardsandco

Nicole Igou-Texeira

Senior Colourist

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Nicole has had a passion for hair and beauty from a young age. She moved to San Francisco at 19 and began her apprenticeship to be a colour specialist. After training for 3 years, she graduated and was on the floor building her clientele. She loves working with blondes, brunettes with variations and covering/blending grey. She became acquainted with EdwardsAndCo through Instagram and instantly fell in love with the aesthetic and focus on education. She moved to Australia to be a part of the EdwardsAndCo team at our Fitzroy location. She’s most passionate about creating lived-in looks with a pop around the face and colour that has longevity.

@nicole_edwardsandco

Charlotte Hodson

Colourist & Stylist

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Charlotte first stepped into the hair scene when she was 14 years old and instantly found her passion. After 4 years of training with Hob in London, she qualified as a colour specialist and worked her way up to become their Colour Director, Salon Educator and Master Colourist after completing a Masters in colour. After 12 years of working for Hob, she was ready for a new adventure and decided to move to Australia. Charlotte originally moved to travel but after 8 weeks of backpacking she missed hair so much that she arrived in Melbourne and immediately started to look for somewhere to work. She discovered EdwardsAndCo through Instagram and immediately fell in love with the aesthetic. From brunettes, balayage and lived-in blondes, she loves creating all different colour looks and nothing makes her happier than her clients loving their new look.

@charlottelouise_edwardsandco

Tom Murphy

Emerging Colourist & Stylist

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Tom has been with EdwardsAndCo since 2017 and is now a third year apprentice at our Melbourne CBD salon. He is from Albury, NSW but moved to Melbourne four years ago to start his hair journey. His strength lies in styling and natural hair textures. As such, he has a passion for enhancing clients natural locks. A quote that has stuck with Tom is “Fear is stupid. So is regret”, by Marilyn Monroe as it reminds him to take risks in order to grow and push himself.

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Ben McCuaig

Emerging Junior Colourist & Stylist

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Ben has been working for EdwardsAndCo since 2019 and is currently an emerging stylist at the Fitzroy Salon. He specialises in blow waves, treatments and gloss. He loves reviving an existing colour and leaving your hair feeling bouncy and sparkly. A quote that has stuck with Ben is “Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know”.

@ben_edwardsandco

AmberLee Da-nae Smith

Apprentice

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AmberLee was born in New Zealand and eventually moved from Perth to work at EdwardsAndCo. She is a third-year apprentice and was a salon assistant prior to starting her apprenticeship. As such, she has worked in salons for over five years, assisting with education days as well as photoshoots. She currently specialises in blow-drys and toners. A quote that has stuck with Amber is “if your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small” Richard Branson.

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Mikyla Parsons

Junior Emerging Stylist

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Mikyla is a Junior Emerging Stylist at Fitrzoy. Graduating from an Associate degree in Graphic Design, she has an eye for colour, branding and a love for digital marketing. Jet setting to 7 different countries all before the age of 23, recording music in LA, snowboarding the mountains of Japan and skydiving her way through New Zealand… Mik loves an adventure! With a history before 2020, she continues her colourful journey as a stylist after starting her training on a whim of loving hair and beauty along the Bellarine Peninsula, before moving to Edwards and Co Fitzroy. Inspired by the salty air, she loves a creamy highlight. Her passion lies within achieving what the guest likes and loves imagining an idea and bringing it to life!