Access Hair Salon was opened with a vision to create a salon with a professional yet relaxed atmosphere, an emphasis on personal services tailored to meet a clients individual need. Our award winning team of professional hairdressers have been creating the perfect look for all our clients. We understand that clients may be too busy with their day to day duties so we strive to be havens of relaxation, great coffee, great hair and a guaranteed service – after all, it’s all about you and it’s your time.
If you’re keen for a new look and want to drop in, simply book an appointment with us now and experience an exceptional service. We now offer two unique locations to choose from, our original salon in Balmain and our brand new salon in Summer Hill.
Nina has been hairdressing for over 15 years. She was born in Adelaide and began her career at a boutique salon under the guidance of Jo Giorgo who divided her time between session styling in New York and working in her Adelaide based salon. Nina moved on to a chain of salons and started as a senior stylist. Within a year, she was the manager of a salon and won top senior four years running and she won salon of the year every year after for four years as a manager. Moving to Sydney she worked as head senior stylist at Access Hair before taking ownership in 2011. Nina has participated in session styling for LabelM and is making a name for herself as a talented colourist with a passion for colours and products that treat and actually improve the condition of the hair.
Andrea or ‘Andre’ started hairdressing in Italy, officially, at 19 years of age, but comes from a long and prestigious line of hairstylists. His mother was a beautician, and his father was a hairdresser.
Five years after officially starting hairdressing, he went into partnership in his first salon, then ten years later, opened a new salon as a sole trader. Another ten years on and Andrea made the move to Australia, where he brings with him unique and effortless european style and a lifetime of experience.
Andrea is most passionate about cutting, but enjoys all the facets of hairdressing, be that heat styling, shampooing and massage or chemical services. His primary drive in hairdressing and business is to make people happy. In the 2 years he has been in the country, he has cut and styled his way into the hearts of many Australians.
“If the client is happy, I am happy”
Troy started his career as a makeup artist in Canberra in the early days after leaving his hometown of Young in country NSW. After working in the industry for a period he made the choice to begin a career in hairdressing which he has excelled in ever since. Troy began training in Wollongong under the direction of Peter Marx from BluKiss Hair Gallery before moving onto Katz and Marx in Sydney where he quickly realised his passion lay in upstyling and fashion editorial. Working alongside his mentor he was able to gain experience, not only in salon hairdressing, but in editorial work in fashion and television commercials. Troy takes a scientific approach to hair, carefully analysing each client to be able to provide the right service, tailored to each individuals needs.
Nina is delighted to have Troy working at Access Hair, his unique personality and style complement the happy atmosphere within the salon.
Gabi has been part of the fashion and design industry for 15 years, and has been a hairdresser for 13 years. She began her design career in Fashion production, and went onto study Fine Arts in Textiles Design, before moving into Hairdressing. After winning several awards in hair fashion styling, she went on to study various courses in all facets of hairdressing. She worked as a much sought after senior stylist in Balmain for 10 years, as well as in fashion and photographic styling.
Her passion is learning new skills and in education, so her clients not only have great hair, but they feel confident to maintain their looks at home. Her goal as a stylist is to provide not only fashion forward, quality hairstyles, but to create a look and image for her clients with which they can define their own personal style.
After a 5 year sabbatical in Interior Design, she has returned to the industry she is most passionate about, to create the looks her clients love to wear.
Anita began hairdressing in Italy at fourteen years of age. She has 15 years of hairdressing experience working in Australia and Internationally (including Italy and Spain), and she has also worked backstage at fashion week in Milan and styled hair for “MISS ITALIA”.
The Access team affectionately refers to her as the queen of balayage, and her approach to colour and cutting, focuses on well groomed, natural looks. Anita loves all facets of hairdressing, but specialises in ladies with long hair and mens cutting.
Keirnan started his apprenticeship in 2013, during which he assisted stylists with fashion week and location shoots He has an interest in editorial styling, but also desires a family friendly, happy and nurturing environment to truly excel as an apprentice, which brought him into the Access team. Always trying to stay at the forefront of hairdressing and fashion, Keirnan regularly attends a variety of hairdressing courses to further his knowledge.
Although only new to the hair dressing scene, Keirnan has shown excellent skill in his colouring and styling, and has a keen passion for creativity and rational problem solving with hair. Always sharing his knowledge and know how with clientele, he believes passionately that informed knowledge is power. His happy, caring personality is something to be relied on within the Access team and he can always be counted on for a laugh.
“A beautifully blended colour, is your natural colour! Be it blonde, brown or bright blue”
We are strong believers in ethical business practices and environmental sustainability. Huge French doors flood the building with natural light so that we can minimise the use of electricity. All of our lights have been refitted with environmentally friendly low output downlights as part of an ‘energye’ and government initiative. Access Hair is proud to be carbon neutral, thanks to the purchase of carbon offsets through climate friendly.
Access Hair are an exclusive ‘Pravana’ colour salon. Pravana is new to Australia and contains the lowest levels of ammonia and parabens. Wherever possible they are organic and plant based and also boast an amazing range of vegan, organic colour glosses and treatments. Plus pure kreatin for maximum shine, colour durability and hair health.
All our cleansing, conditioning and styling products are from Label M and adopt the same organic and high quality plant based ingredients, as well as being sulphate free. Their range includes their exclusive enviroshield complex, meaning they also protect from sun, wind, chemical and heat styling and the dreaded humidity.
For all bookings call: Balmain – (02) 9555 7694 | Summer Hill – (02) 8084 3947