Stavros – Style Director
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 34 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.’
Danny – Creative Director
After a 6 year stint in affluent Primrose Hill London, Danny directs and manages the team at Rakis on Collins. Over 19 years experience he’s now L’Oreal National Colour Artist Educator and a Shu Uemura Disruptor, and has worked on stage at LÓreal Colour Trophy, VAMFF shows, Hair Expo and Perth Fashion Festival with L’Oreal. He’s won awards, most recently the Shu Uemura Muse Image Award 2016 and a finalist in the Australian FAME TEAM 2018 & LÓreal Colour Trophy, trained with Sassoon, TONI&GUY, AVEDA and L’Oreal. Danny brings to Rakis on Collins years of expertise in styling, colouring, and is a balayage specialist having trained in Paris. His driving forces are education, catwalk and platform work and his work can most recently be found in Vogue, The Journal and InStyle magazine.
Roland – Creative Director
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’. He also recently did the hair for the Hermès At Work event in Melbourne.
Originally from Devon in the UK, Luke moved to Perth in 2009 where he was based for over 9 years. With over 17 years in the industry, he has worked with the leading brands L’Oréal, Wella, Kerastase and Shu Uemura. He has a strong passion for education and teaching the future generation of our industry. He is very passionate and has a strong commitment to his clients and making them look and feel a million dollars. A talented colourist and stylist, his passion is blondes working with highlights, balayage and texture.
Alex – Stylist, Colourist, Bhave & Extension Specialist
One of the rising stars of the team, Alex has been mentored by Stavros into the incredible stylist she is today. Stunning blowdries, hair-ups and intricate braiding have 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. She also recently did the hair for the Hermès At Work event in Melbourne.
Maddie – Stylist & Colorist
Maddie is the newest addition to the Rakis team. Having had a wide range of experiences within creative industries including fashion abroad and music in Melbourne she now has added hairdressing into the mix. Dedicating her time and energy into clients to create a memorable experience. Whether that be beautiful foils, cuts, blow waves or assisting the Rakis team on their various creative shoots she is always enthusiastically involved and evolving as an artist.
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 his craft will take him very far in his career.
Colleen – Stylist & Colourist
The newest talent in the hair industry, Colleen 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 haircut personal, beautiful and enjoyable. Known for her incredible hair-ups 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. She also recently did the hair for the Hermès At Work event in Melbourne.
Hanae – Stylist, Colourist & Makeup Artist
Hanae offers an incredible wealth of experience not only as a hairstylist but an accomplished makeup artist has worked backstage with session stylists on shows and photo shoots for 9 years in London and Tokyo. Specializing in colour and luxury blow waves, Hanae is a qualified Shu Uemura Ceremony Master as well as Kerastase Ambassador for 2019. She brings a beautiful bubbly energy to the salon with a lovely Japanese twist.
Having won HBIA blonde bombshell and overall colourist award for 2016, and recently won L’Oreal Colour Trophy Australia 2018 – Rising Star Category, 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.
Bianca – Skin Elements Beauty Therapist & Eyelash Extension Specialist
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.