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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
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“

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.  

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.