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Kim Astro
Kim Astro
Artistic Director & Salon Owner

My hairdressing skills have been acquired over the last 28 years. In that time I have excelled in many aspects of our industry from, teaching/training, to participating in competitions, to photo shoots including Brisbane Bride Magazine, and recently one of my collections is being published globally.

  • Over the last 4.5 years I have presented countless number of shows and workshops throughout QLD and N.S.W to Stylists and salon owners as a Matrix Community Show Ambassador.
  • Platform Artist educator at Hair Expo for Matrix.
  • Each year, I work with Internationally and National level Stylists at Hair Biz at the Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre, in which I’ve had the pleasure of working with & assisting artists form the UK, Errol Douglas, Hooker and Young, and also Australian talent like Stelios Pappas, Andrea de Deugd, and the Matrix Australian Design team.
  • Hair House Warehouse annual show in Colum as a guest artist.
  • Special Guest Platform Artist in Townsville for Matrix to promote their newly launched colour range
  • I continue to educate myself by regularly attended high level courses by Stylists like Benni Tognini , Brad Ngata, Bill Tsiknaris, all the Matrix courses each year, as well as business courses. I continue to challenge myself to improve in all aspects of my profession, this way I can give the best  I can give to my staff & the community.  
  • My goals are to INSPIRE & EMPOWER others! to continue spreading the love of education through the hairdressing world, be the best educator/boss/mum I can be, running a very successful business & having a bloody Fun time on the journey
  • Awards
    • 1st -Total Bridal Look – Hair Extravaganza
    • 3rd – Open Creative Fashion Perming – Hair Extravaganza
    • 1st Runner up Hair Design Champion – The Clubhouse
    • Winner – Star Shots Competition…. By Hair Shots 2 the World
  • Shoots & Shows
    • Brisbane Bride Magazine Collection Photo Shoot – Principle Hair Stylist
    • Support Team- World Hairdressing Championships – Tokyo 1992
    • High Performance Collection: at this early stage, this collection has been published in 10 x International magazines, including being given front cover credit for my work
Kylie Pollard
Kylie Pollard
Master Stylist & Salon Manager

Born in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand (but we won’t hold that against her)  Kylie has known she wanted to be a hairdresser since she was 6 years old. Kylie has now been a Hairdresser for over 7 years, and recently achieved a Diploma in Colour Mastery.

Kylie has also been part of 2 Annual Global Playground shows with Matrix Design Team and assisted Uros Mikic at “All about the Boys” (Matrix mens cutting course)

Her speciality in hair: Colour and Cutting and her hidden talents are Cooking a New Zealand Roast and amazing scalp massages. The perfect holiday would be Tahiti or Bali- shopping and cocktails. 2017 is about  continuing to grow as a leader and stylist

“l love to make people feel beautiful and there is always something new to learn that you can offer to your clients“

Carly Pascoe
Carly Pascoe
Master Stylist

Born in Yeronga, Brisbane, Carly has been creating amazing hair for 17 years and has been winning awards since winning Apprentice of the year back in 2000, which you can see lined up at the salon.  Carly LOVES Colour – “anything I do I love it all!” She is also very talented – a Killer Saturday tap dance in the staff room is a must. A perfect holiday is Fiji,sun chairs & cocktails. 2017 will be a year of continuing to Evolve skills in the Hair industry.

“I love making people feel good about themselves and I love the social side of hairdressing- I’ve made sooo  many great friends, and I enjoy the fun we have here as a team at Chroma“

Susan Hort
Susan Hort
Premier Stylist

Susan has been hairdressing for 6yrs and is already stacking up Awards &  industry Recognition:

  • 2nd in Contemporary Colour Senior (BHBE 2017)
  • 2nd Futuristic Colour Senior (BHBE 2017)
  • 2nd Avant Garde (BHBE 2017)
  • 1st Ladies Cutting (BHBE 2016 apprentice),
  • 3rd Futuristic Colour (BHBE 2016 apprentice)
  • 2nd Futuristic Colour (BHBE 2015 apprentice)

BHBE = Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo

Susan has also been busy assisting backstage@ Miss World Australia, Olivia Newton-John foundation Gala, Fashion Aid, the Super Bowl VIP Party Melbourne and  MATRIX Playground 2015, 2016, 2017

What inspires Susan about hairdressing is the ability to “make other people look and feel amazing”. Her speciality in hair is Fashion colours and short ladies cuts

Susan’s secret hidden talent is Photography and the perfect holiday is in Warm weather, Cold drinks, good food, great company. 2017 is about continuing to grow as a stylist and bettering herself.

Domi Pinalli
Domi Pinalli
Premier Stylist

Domi joined our team early this year and she is already making waves. With nearly 10 years experience Domi is recognised as an External Master Colourist, Showpony Specialist and was recently a Contemporary Colour Finalist. Inspiration for Hairdressing: –  “..creativity and science. I love to be able to change someone’s outlook on themselves and their day by transforming their look.” A specialist in transformations in colour and extensions, Domi also has a Hidden Talent as an Irish dancer from 2 years old to 18 and also played state level soccer. The perfect holiday would be: – Shopping, food, cocktails and party. Amsterdam, Italy, London… all of Europe really. Goals for 2017: – Compete in as many hair competitions as I can and win as many as possible. Continue to push myself and my skills.

Bridgette Adams
Bridgette Adams
Senior Apprentice

Bridgette has been hairdressing for 3 Years and she is already receiving Industry Awards &  Recognition

At Brisbane Hair Expo 2017 Bridgette took out

  • 1st Place Cutting – Apprentice
  • 3rd Predone Contemporary Colour

What inspires Bridgette most about hairdressing is making people feel amazing about themselves.

Her speciality in hair? LOVE Extensions and Colour.

Bridgette also has an impressive Hidden Talent; she was an  Australian Finalist in Swimming (breast stroke).

A perfect holiday would be  Cocktails on the beach, with her future goals being to continue Learning and growing in Chroma Style to become  the best Version of herself as a Hairdresser and person.

Sammy C
Sammy C
Junior Apprentice

Sammy has been hairdressing for about 1 and a half years. She knew she wanted to be a hairdresser from a young age while watching and helping her mum’s salon. Sammy loves being able to create new trendy styles for clients. Sammy hasn’t won any awards yet but watch this space.

Her main interest in hairdressing is in colouring and her secret Hidden Talent is as a gamer, she can beat her brother and partner in most games on xbox.

A perfect holiday would be relaxing by the beach or pool on a tropical island. Sammy’s goals for 2017 is to continue to improve her skills and knowledge.

Leigh Pearce
Leigh Pearce
Junior Apprentice

Leigh joined our Chroma Team in 2016. She was drawn to hairdressing because she wanted to be able to help people create the style they want and to make them look stunning

Hidden Talent: Did someone say chocolate brownies – OMG she makes the best brownies ever !!! (we regularly do taste testing for quality control purposes of course)

A perfect holiday is Europe at christmas and Leigh’s goal for 2017 is to keep learning heaps and get better at being a hairdresser.

George Astro
George Astro
Salon Owner

Born in Brisbane and grew up in Dutton Park so George is a local boy through and through. George has owned various businesses from Cafe’s to Award winning restaurants, before beginning to establish Chroma Hair Studio salons in Brisbane with his wife Kim Astro. He brings over 28 years of business experience to the Chroma Hair Studio brand.

Our journey in the hairdressing industry has been amazing and with the recent opening of our 2nd salon on James St, it’s getting even more exciting. l still get a buzz from My wife’s passion for creating amazing new looks and  her dedication to training amazing Stylists. I enjoy the level of professionalism of our staff and seeing the amazing transformations that they achieve on a daily basis.

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