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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“

Eva Krawczyk
Eva Krawczyk
Professional Stylist

Eva has been hairdressing for 10 years since completing a Higher Diploma of hairdressing at Wella-Studio, Germany.
She has also enjoyed some Awards & Recognition: 2nd Place Team Effort BHBE 2018, Apprenticeship with distinction and also Lisbon Fashion Show, Portugal.
Eva’s inspiration for hairdressing comes from the ability to transform people making them confident and happy, and also the fusion of techniques and creativity.
speciality in hair is cutting and colouring. Eva’s hidden talent is that she is a good dancer. Out in nature hiking would be a perfect holiday. Self-Improve in every aspect of life is the goal for 2018.

Bika Argyris
Bika Argyris
Junior Apprentice

Born and bred in Brisvegas, Bika, has been hairdressing for over 2 years. Bika’s speciality is Smoothing out curls and long hair styling and she loves making her clients SMILE 🙂

Bika hasn’t had a chance to win Awards or get industry ecognition yet , but t watch this space! She is inspired by the science behind hairdressing and the amazing changes you can achieve.

A perfect holiday is exploring all over Europe and discovering all the different cultures and seeing all the beaches.

Future goals is to become a better hairdresser and continue towards becoming qualified.  

Drue Henzell
Drue Henzell
Junior Apprentice

Drue is a new addition to our team; she has been hairdressing for
6 months and loving every minute!
Drue was part of the Team that took 1st Place Team Event at the BHBE 2018
The happiness of clients after the have seen their finished look! Also always learning new skills, like balayage is what inspires Drue
Curling, straightening and blow drying is Drue’s speciality, with more to discover as she continues her learning journey
Hidden Talents include Ice skating.
The perfect holiday: Hawaii, Fiji, anywhere without technology.
Goals do you have for 2018: include upgrading my broom broom (car) with a new colour and cruising wheels and completing my first year in hairdressing.

Hope Johnstone
Hope Johnstone
Junior Apprentice

Having just started her 1st year apprenticeship with Chroma, Hope is already learning a lot and eager to learn more.
Hope has recently been part of BHBE 2018 Support Team – 1st & 2nd Place Team Award
Hope is inspired by the creativity of how much new hair can really change the way a person looks and feels.
With a great big smile to greet them, Hope loves making clients happy and enjoy their time at Chroma
Goals for 2018 are to further her hairdressing knowledge and learn another language.

Lauren Pilcher
Lauren Pilcher
Junior Apprentice

Lauren has just begun her apprenticeship journey
Making people feel good about themselves and how you can completely transform someone’s hair to make them feel comfortable and happy with how they look is really inspirational
Laurens hidden talent is playing the violin, which she has done for 10 years and also winning 2 silver medals for volleyball in 2014 and 2015.
A perfect holiday would b travelling to different islands and a cruise ship and swimming at all the beaches and just relaxing in the sun.
Goals for 2018: to learn as much as possible about hairdressing

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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