Creative 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 Uemura, and events for VAMFF. For almost 40 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.’


Head Colourist and Tape Extension Specialist

Terri is an accomplished hair colour specialist with a passion for creating beautiful and healthy hair. She loves to rise to a challenge and solve any colour problems her clients may have. She also specialises in tape extensions for those looking for length or thickness to wear their hair with more confidence. With extensive training at London’s renowned Daniel Gavin salon, Terri has honed her skills in precise hair colouring techniques and a commitment to prioritizing hair health creating natural beauty enhancement. Terri’s ultimate goal is to leave her clients delighted and satisfied, knowing their hair is in capable hands.


Senior Colourist & Stylist​

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.​


Emerging Stylist​

Beginning her career as a beauty therapist, Kristina quickly discovered her passion for hairdressing while attending to clients. Since then, she has been a tour de force, learning her craft from some of the leading salons in Melbourne and ending up assisting for the Miss Universe Australia competition for two years. Since then, she has landed at Rakis as our Kérastase Ambassador to continue her rise to the top. ​


Senior Colourist and Stylist​

From learning the latest techniques around the world from powerhouses like Adriano Nepa (Toni & Guy L.A.) and Johnny Ramirez (Ollin Beverly Hills), to teaching advanced balayage techniques across South America, Leo was highly sought-after in his home country of Colombia by celebrities and clients alike. He has worked on numerus shows for the Sony Entertainment Television channel in South America and now is setting his sights on the Melbourne fashion scene. Leo creates beautifully clean colours and precise styles and knows how to get the best out of every hair type.


Senior Colourist, Stylist, and Makeup Artist

Leidy has a deep passion for helping people connect with their inner beauty so that it is reflected on their exterior, and they can feel confident, secure, empowered, and achieve a positive impact in their social and professional environments. She loves to highlight the natural beauty of each person, integrating her image and beauty consulting knowledge into every session, because all humans are unique and perfect. Leidy has extensive experience in the beauty industry – she was the Brand Ambassador for MaxFactor Colombia, and has worked on television, music videos, and fashion weeks around South America.She also loves to share her knowledge and conduct makeup workshops for people to learn how to highlight their natural beauty and feel good about themselves. 

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