Stavros Tavrou is one of Melbourne’s hair industry leaders. He’s led catwalk, photographic and platform work, and most recently directed the Royal Botanical Runway for Shu Uemera and events for VAMFF. Through 32 years, he’s mentored and educated the industry’s leading talents. He channels this energy into his salon, Rakis on Collins, which privileges intimate styling of the individual. For this, he’s been recognised with awards, lecture appearances, high-end session and editorial work. ‘The client doesn’t just walk out with beautiful hair,’ Stavros says. ‘They walk out having enjoyed the whole Rakis experience.’
After a 6 year stint in affluent Primrose Hill London, Danny directs and manages the team at Rakis on Collins. Over 16 years he’s been and become aL’Oreal ID Artist and part of its National Artistic and Education Team, worked on VAMFF shows, Hair Expo and Perth Fashion Festival with L’Oreal. He’s won awards,most recently the Shu Uemura Muse Image Awards 2016 and trained with Sassoon, TONI&GUY, AVEDA and L’Oreal. Danny brings to Rakis on Collins years of expertise in styling, colouring and make-up. His driving forces are photographic, catwalk and platform work and his work can most recently be found in Vogue, The Journal and InStyle magazine.
Previously a successful salon owner in Adelaide he moved to Melbourne for new challenges and a new journey. With over 15 years’ experience Roland has many awards and achievements with his latest, 2014 AHFA Hairdresser of the year Finalist & 2016 Salon of the year Finalist. An experienced hair stylist and educator, training upcoming talents is another expertise to add to his impressive resume. Passionate in all aspects the hair industry has to offer. Roland prides himself on building a strong relationship with his clients to achieve ‘ultimate satisfaction’.
Katya brings to Rakis a wealth of experience from her 13 year career in our industry. With a true passion for education, her dedication to the craft of technical colour service is inspiring and influential. She began her career with a bang, nominated for apprentice of the year for every year of her apprenticeship, and has continued her dedication to education by being certified with Certificate 4 of Educator Training. Experience with Wella, Aveda and Goldwell- her vast knowledge is a fabulous addition to the team at Rakis. Her statement looks are micro fine highlighting, balayage and extension services.
In his 8th year as a stylist, Pasquale's enthusiasm and passion for hair and the fashion industry is contagious. An invaluable part of our team, his skills cover all realms of hairdressing, cut, colour and styling. Originally from Adelaide, he has trained with some of our industrys greats and has always been a part of the L'Oreal network. He most recently was made an ID artist and a Shu Uemura Haigo Artist.
Having relocated to Melbourne from her hometown New Zealand, Hayley has settled into the Rakis family seamless fashion. With 6 years under her belt, she is incredibly passionate about creating beautiful, glamourous hair. Impeccable delicate highlighting and styling are her strengths. She is proud to have worked backstage with the Jayne Wild and the GHD team, and to have entered Wella Trend Vision under the direction of Michael Beel.
Her colour, blow-dry and extension work skills are chameleon-like. She began work in London and moved in with Rakis on Collins in 2010. She’s worked at Melbourne Fashion Week, Myer Fashions on the Field and at the Georgio Armani Show. She loves foiling and blow-drying and though relatively fresh to the hair industry, she’s not let that stop her from becoming a Kevin Murphy session stylist and attaining a specialist colour degree from L’Oreal. ‘I love making colours that will suit every individual’
The newest talent in the hair industry. She knows the latest trends and emulates these, catering to each client’s own tastes. Whether it is a specialist style, blow-wave, hair-up or classic foils, Colleen’s keen eye and careful touch make each hair cut personal, beautiful and enjoyable. Known for her incredible hairups and styling, make sure you book in with her for your next occasion. Her impeccable eye and attention to detail will leave you with great results.
One of the rising stars of the team, Alex has been mentored by Stavros into the incredible stylist she is today. Stunning blowdries, hairups and intricate braiding has developed her an almost cult following in the salon. She has worked backstage on shows for Fashion Week with the L’Oreal team. Her passion for technical services like Bhave Smoothing Service and Showpony Hair Extensions keeps her in demand.
Hanae brings an incredible wealth of experience not only as a hairstylist but an accomplished makeup artist. Originally from Japan, Hanae spent 9 years living and working in London as a freelance makeup artist. She moved to Melbourne to focus on her hairstyling, which most recently won her Headmasters Student of the Year. She brings such a beautiful bubbly energy to the salon, and a lovely Japanese twist to the Rakis experience.
Rolf comes from a long line of family hairdressing talent, being a 5th generation hairdresser. Growing up in South Africa, he relocated to Melbourne 2 years ago to continue his hairdressing career. He has been fortunate enough to work with some industry icons Tracey Hughes and Lorna Evans, and has now been taken under the wing of Stavros. Very talented with cutting and styling his passion for or craft will take him very far in his career.
Having recently won HBIA blonde bombshell and overall colourist award for 2016, Cordell loves perfecting classic highlighting as well as seamless, lived in balayage. Known for always keeping up with the latest fashion trends Cordell’s passion for the hair and fashion industry will leave you invigorated and excited about your hair. She’s also a killer at perfect tumbling waves.
With this assistant team on board, the sky’s the limit. At Rakis on Collins we keep up with the culture of our salon by bringing fresh talent to our team. Milly & Jade both nurture a bursting enthusiasm for hair – nothing is going to stop them from achieving their goals.
Working in our industry for a decade, Kate originally trained as a hairdresser but found her calling managing and creating the perfect experience for a guests’ journey. An incredible asset to the Rakis family, she is the friendly and professional voice at the end of the phone making your appointments and helping you with any queries you have. She brings a wealth of experience helping to manage the team. Call and speak to her today
Our beauty specialist at Skin Elements. She has over a decade of industry experience, in which she’s developed a mastery for lash extensions – creating the perfect lashes for every occasion. Let Bianca pamper you utilising her expertise in facials; ranging from relaxation to full skin rejuvenation . And her nurturing personality will keep you coming back.
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