This team of colour technicians and their leader, Melissa Kuster, have not only been named in the top 10 hairdressers in Melbourne, they have placed fourth! Melissa, who has been hairdressing for 12 years after beginning at the age of 14, has been running Lissara Hair Boutique for two and half years.
“We are constantly busy and our team just keeps growing,” said Melissa. “We’ve got seven staff now. We’re like a family. It’s like you’re catching up with friends when you come in. We all get on really well; we joke around and laugh. What’s the point if you can’t have fun at work?”
While most of Melissa’s stylists can complete men’s cuts, Chanelle is even barber-trained. In addition to Chanelle, the talented team consists of Lucas, Jess, and of course Melissa. Her team of colour technicians are colour specialists for blondes and balayage styling, with apprentices Willow, Paige and Lily learning the ropes. She’s beyond proud of the fact that they’re known for their quality blonde hair-colouring skills.
“I ran a workshop last Monday to teach other hairdressers how to get the blonde we get,” said Melissa. “After whipping up a revamped look, our clients often tell their blonde family and friends about our quality colour. So we call ourselves a little community as sisters and mums or groups of friends book in together to socialise while they get their hair done.”
The salon offers Lakme, Evo, Cloud 9 and Olaplex. Olaplex is a bond building system that repairs the inside of the hair to avoid damage when lightening.
LISSARA HAIR BOUTIQUE
A: 3/277 Point Nepean Rd, Dromana
T: 0408 901 018