Joelene McAdam – Artistic and Creative Director, Owner
Jo commenced her hairdressing career on the Gold Coast when she was 17 years of age. In 2006, Jo joined the talented team at infamous Gold Coast Hair Salon ‘Konc Hairdressing’ which is where her relationship with John and Kathy began. It was at Konc, under the watchful eyes and tutelage of John and Kathy that Jo’s natural skills and ability flourished. In 2009, Jo continued to work with Konc Hairdressing despite John and Kathy’s departure ensuring that the legacy that they had left remained. However, in 2012 Jo reunited with John and Kathy on their much awaited and eagerly anticipated return to the Gold Coast as the only original member of Konc to help establish their new venture, ‘Salon Nook’. In 2014, Jo officially partnered with John and Kathy to establish sister salon ‘Follow Hair Studio’.
Having worked in the industry for over 13 years, Joelene has a depth of experience and knowledge working not only in the salon but backstage on runway shows. Joelene has a natural ability to provide her clients a service which is not only fashion forward and on trend but is manageable to her clients individual lifestyle and needs. It is this ability that draws a loyal and ever growing clientele.
John Dummett – Master Stylist, Owner
John started his hairdressing career on the Gold Coast when he was 18 years of age. Two years after completing his apprenticeship he travelled to London where he was the hairdresser for ‘Models One’ London Agency. After 12 months in the UK John returned to Australia where he was head hunted by Michael Wolff Salon in Potts Point, Sydney. During his time in Sydney John honed and developed his skills and talents for editorial photo shoots and became an interstate platform artist flying throughout Australia between regular salon duties. In 2000 John and his wife Kathy returned to the Gold Coast and together opened their first salon, the successful ‘Konc Hairdressing’. In 2008 John was inducted into the Schwarzkopf Professional Hall of Fame for his dedication and loyalty to the brand and his passion to give through education. In 2009 John and Kathy left the Gold Coast before returning in 2012 to open ‘Salon Nook’.
John continues to be known for his attention to detail and incredibly meticulous cutting and colouring techniques. A master of his trade he is an experienced stylist with a specific skill set which his die-hard and loyal followers have entrusted with their look for more than 20 years.
Kathy Hogan – Hair and Make-Up Artist, Owner
Kathy began her hairdressing career on the Gold Coast when she was 17 years old. After completing her apprenticeship and training as a make-up artist she commenced working for well known Gold Coast salon ‘Intro Hair’ where she quickly became stylist to many television personalities as well as continuing her career in magazine and print media work. Her time at Intro also saw her become a platform educator in conjunction with Schwarzkopf Professional. In 1997 Kathy travelled to the UK where she joined the infamous Toni and Guy hairdressing group and after only one year she became style director and trainer for the academy. After 12 months Kathy returned to Sydney where she joined the Australian Toni and Guy group in Pitt Street and Oxford Street before returning back to the Gold Coast. In 2000 Kathy and her husband John opened their first salon, the successful ‘Konc Hairdressing’ which they owned and operated for 10 years before embarking on a 3 year trip throughout Australia. In 2012 Kathy and John returned to the Gold Coast where they opened ‘Salon Nook’.
As well as co-ordinating both Salon Nook and Follow Hair Studio, Kathy continues with her session work as a hair dresser and make-up artist. A perfectionist in everything that she does Kathy makes all her clients look and feel better about their appearance ensuring that all her clients look the best that they can.
Siobhan McTaggart – Senior Stylist
Siobhan commenced her hairdressing apprenticeship in 2004 at Konc Hairdressing. After completing her apprenticeship Siobhan continued to work at Konc under the mentoring of John, Kathy and Jo before travelling to Europe in 2012 where she embarked on a two and a half year trip seeking inspiration and broadening her horizons. In 2014, Siobhan returned to the Gold Coast where she rejoined Jo at Follow Hair Studio as a Senior Stylist.
Siobhan has always been an extremely creative and talented hairdresser who has taken what she has learned abroad and has injected those lessons into her current hairdressing style. With an appetite for creativity she consistently delivers fresh, clean and sexy styles to her clientele ensuring that it meets their individual needs whilst at the same time staying on trend.
Tara Ellis – Senior Stylist
Tara’s thriving ambition to learn and succeed is what propelled her into her hairdressing apprenticeship in 2006. That same hunger is still prominent and resonates in Tara’s work today.
Under the watchful eyes of Jo, John and Kathy, Tara developed her skills for styling and colouring through Konc Hairdressing’s educational program. She quickly gathered a very strong following of clients that lined up to experience Tara’s youthful injection of creativity on their hair.
“I love growing and developing my skills. It keeps me wanting more.” says Tara.
Whilst Tara likes to push her creative boundaries in styling, it is her artistic eye for balancing colours to suit all skin tones and her precise colour application adapted for each client that sees Tara as one of the most sort after colourists on the Gold Coast.
Karen Mitchell – Salon Coordinator and Reception
Karen completed her apprenticeship on the Gold Coast and pursued her dream of becoming a colourist after winning Queensland Colourist in the Loreal Colour Trophy competition.
During her career she spent two years growing her skills in London, gaining experience with an organic hair colouring system and working on the famous Kings Road in Chelsea. Karen then returned to work as a colourist at Konc Hairdressing, equipped with a new wealth of knowledge in her desired field.
Karen joined the team at Follow Hair Studio when it opened in July 2014 and enjoys her new role as salon coordinator and working on reception. She brings much experience and expertise to the salon.
Kimberlee Schultz – Junior Stylist
Having joined the team at Salon Nook in 2012 Kimberlee was hand selected by Jo to come across and work with her at Follow Hair Studio. It is here that she is developing her hairdressing skills with Follow’s educational program working closely with Jo to learn and develop her own individual style. A youthful injection who is fun and creative is what Kimberlee brings to the Follow Team. Her colouring skills are technically advanced beyond her years and are ones to be watched in the future as her natural ability and eye for detail has her standing out amongst her peers. Kimberlee anticipates completing her apprenticeship in 2015