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Kim Astro
Kim Astro
Artistic Director & Salon Owner

Kim Astro doesn’t understand the concept of a dull day. The hair guru has owned salons since she was 19. Since then, she has worked with the L’Oreal Matrix Australian Design Team to provide education and inspiration for hairdressers across Australia, engaged in photo shoots, done stage work, and entered and won countless hair competitions, as well as working with international and national level Stylists.

Of course, there is also the weekly staff training to ensure everyone is up-to-date on styles, trends, and helping clients find what they did not even know they needed.

“My goal is to inspire and empower others, to continue spreading the love of education through the hairdressing world, be the best educator, boss, mum I can be while running a very successful salon and having a bloody fun time on the journey.”

Some of the many awards Kim has collected include:

  • 1st -Total Bridal Look – Hair Extravaganza
  • 3rd – Open Creative Fashion Perming – Hair Extravaganza
  • 1st Runner up Hair Design Champion – The Clubhouse
  • Winner – Star Shots by Hair Shots 2 the World

Kim also loves doing Hair & Fashion Shoots & Shows

  • Brisbane Bride Magazine Collection Photo Shoot – Principle Hair Stylist
  • Support Team- World Hairdressing Championships – Tokyo 1992
  • High Performance Men’s Collection: which has been published in over 18 International magazines, including front cover credit
  • LIT (check out the videos online)

“We love coming to work every day because it’s the best feeling in the world to see how confident and happy our clients are because they know they look beautiful.”

Carly Pascoe
Carly Pascoe
Master Stylist

Born in Yeronga, Brisbane, Carly has been creating amazing hair for over 19 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.” Carly is also very talented in other ways, a Killer Saturday tap dance in the staff room is a must. A perfect holiday is Fiji, sun chairs & cocktails. Being a true professional, Carly continues to Evolve her skills in the Hair industry.

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

Janine Mohn
Janine Mohn
Premier Stylist

Janine has been hairdressing for over 10yrs, and she has been busy: Published Globally, assisted at Hair expo, Matrix Education, Hair Biz, Presented Launch Pad Stage Hair Expo Sydney, Mastered Session Stylist training and assisted with Hair & Makeup on Channel Nine Telethon

“I’m inspired by seeing hair as a blank canvas on which to paint & create, working with shapes, individualising, sculpting, playing with colour, mixing and personalising, being an artist!”

With a background in art, Janine is a colour specialist, but also loves Curly hair & fashion cutting.

“A beautiful colour enhancing your personalised style or fashion cut is a work of art!”

A perfect holiday would be following the wind, taking each moment as it happens, enjoying good company, kicking back with a drink in hand. Future goal is: to Be Fabulous!

Mary Lama
Mary Lama
Premier Stylist

Mary has been hairdressing since 2012 when she was 15 years old and started her hairdressing career working in her mum’s salon in India.

Awards & Recognition are on the way – watch this space!

“Being creative and having an open mind about hair is truly inspirational. I love creating new looks for my clients and making them feel great”

Mary specialises in Up styles and Hair color, her Hidden Talent being Crochet – that’s not a typo

A perfect holiday would be meeting Enrique Iglesias and getting to live his famous lifestyle for one day, and Mary’s Major goals are to buy a new home and get her driving licence

Kyra Hogan
Kyra Hogan
Premier Stylist

Kyra started her apprenticeship with Chroma in 2013, became a qualified senior hairdresser in 2016 and stayed with us at Chroma until 2017 when she moved to North Qld to follow now Hubby Tom. Kyra received several awards during her time with us

After having a break, getting married and having a beautiful little girl, Kyra has now re-joined the Chroma team.

Kyra is still open to the opportunity of doing David Beckham or Lady Gaga’s hair (If your listening – just sayin’)

Kyra loves seeing the reaction and joy of her clients when they see themselves after a cut or color. She loves spending time with her family at the beach or even just family dinners.

We welcome Kyra back to our Chroma Family ☺

Isabella Eggins
Isabella Eggins
Emerging Stylist

Bella has been hairdressing for 4 years, and is already getting awards & industry Recognition. In 2019 she participated in Matrix colour collective competition and won Australian people’s choice award, and at BHBE 2019, came 3rd in apprentice ladies cutting.

“Hairdressing inspires me as it allows me to be creative in every way. Every day I get to change the way people feel about themselves and their hair by giving them a new hair look that inspires them to be their best self.”

Bella loves to colour, but most of all loves blonding hair – foils, balayage or scalp bleach.

Bella’s Hidden Talent is performing and dancing. A perfect holiday would be relaxing on the beach in the Maldives with a cocktail in my hand

Future goals: enter more competitions, do more advanced training and continue improving as a hairdresser.

Tori Crook
Tori Crook
Emerging Stylist

Tori has been hairdressing for six years and has won several awards including 3rd place(2015) and 2nd place (2016) Apprentice Ladies Cutting. Tori has also assisted industry leaders backstage for hair at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival 2015

“The ability to change an individual’s perspective of themselves through creating a new colour or style cut is a real inspiration for me, it’s really rewarding”

Tori’s speciality in hair is that she thoroughly enjoys short female haircuts and males barbering techniques.

Tori is a MASSIVE James Dean fan, so her dream holiday is to go Fairmount, Indiana, America and visit the small country town he grew up in.

Major goals are getting a drivers licence, travelling overseas and to grow and improve within herself.

Bika Argyris
Bika Argyris
Senior Apprentice

Born and bred in Brisvegas, Bika, has been hairdressing for over 3 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 recognition 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 Europe and discovering all the different cultures and seeing all the beaches.

Future goals are to complete her hairdressing qualification and get a drivers licence.

Lauren Pilcher
Lauren Pilcher
Apprentice

Lauren begun her apprenticeship journey in 2018

“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 has also won 2 silver medals for volleyball in 2014 and 2015.

A perfect holiday would be travelling to different islands and a cruise ship and swimming at all the beaches and just relaxing in the sun.

Genevieve Cubilla
Genevieve Cubilla
Salon Assistant

Gene has just begun her Hairdressing career and is the newest member of our team. She has always loved “playing” with hair and can’t wait to meet our clients.

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.