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Kim Astro
Kim Astro
Artistic Director/Owner/Hair Guru
Chroma Logo Gold -Chroma Hair Studio Highgate Hill 07 3217 2725 and James St Fortitiude Valley 073161 0712

Kim Astropalitis

Artistic Director
How long have you been hairdressing for?
35yrs and still ahead of the pack.
Awards & Recognition?
1st Open Bridal, 3rd Creative Perming, 3rd Fashion Perming
Hair Design Championships- 1st Runner Up
AHIA Best In Salon Training Nationally
BHBE 2017- 1st place Contemporary Colour
What inspires you about hairdressing?
I’m constantly inspired daily and I love to be the person inspiring others.
What’s your speciality in hair?
My specialty is HAIR!
Hidden Talent? (eg. air guitar/skydiving/netball champion)
Athletics champion for the walk & long distance I was crowned King of the Mountain… a very long time ago.
Describe your perfect holiday?
Sailing and swimming around in the Mediterranean, Greece.
What goals do you have for 2021?
Continue to grow chroma and raise the bar to the next level! Also taking on board new challenges.
Carly Pascoe
Carly Pascoe
Master Stylist
Chroma Logo Gold -Chroma Hair Studio Highgate Hill 07 3217 2725 and James St Fortitiude Valley 073161 0712

Carly Pascoe

Master Stylist
How long have you been hairdressing for?
Over 20 years
Awards & Recognition?
Senior Hairdresser of the Year 2002
Apprentice of the Year 2000/01
Hair assistant for AHA Fashion Awards 2002
Assistant at Melbourne and Sydney Hair expo,
Assistant at Matrix Education events including Playground
Member of Chroma Team Winner and Runner Up in Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo Salon Team Challenge 2018
What inspires you about hairdressing?
Kim Astro, a true inspiration. i have had the pleasure of working beside this amazing woman for the past 10 years and she has been a true inspiration in the hairdressing industry her ability and knowledge of hairdressing has help me evolve in to the hairdresser i am today and for this i am very thankful.
What’s your speciality in hair?
Hands Down Colour -The ability to change someone’s total look with a splash of colour and Maybe my speedy foils.I also enjoy cutting curly hair i have two daughters one with soft natural curls and one with a blonde afro this has pushed me to be able to specialise in cutting curly hair.
Hidden Talent? (eg. air guitar/skydiving/netball champion)
I love to bake up a storm, I enjoy entertaining and sharing my love of cooking with my friends and family.
Describe your perfect holiday?
Fiji- beach, sun chairs and cocktails. Lots of sleeping and relaxing with my family or take me somewhere super cold and snowing like a white Christmas is Canada!
What goals do you have for 2019?
Evolve my love for the Hair and Beauty industry. Learn something new each month!
Isabella Eggins
Isabella Eggins
Premier Stylist
Chroma Logo Gold -Chroma Hair Studio Highgate Hill 07 3217 2725 and James St Fortitiude Valley 073161 0712

Isabella Eggins

Premier Stylist
How long have you been hairdressing for?
6 years
Awards & Recognition?
I Recently participated in the Matrix colour collective competition and won Australian people’s choice award .
BHBE 2019 – 3rd apprentice ladies cutting.
2019 apprentice of the year
2020 Senior of the year
I am super keen to enter more competitions and training courses to learn as much as I can.
What inspires you about hairdressing?
Hairdressing inspires 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.
What’s your speciality in hair?
I love to colour as there is no black and white and I can be as creative as my client allows me to be, but most of all I love blonding hair whether it may be foils, balayage or even scalp bleach.
Hidden Talent? (eg. air guitar/skydiving/netball champion)
I have had a great passion for performing and dancing since I was 3!
Describe your perfect holiday?
Relaxing on the beach in the Greek Islands with a cocktail in my hand, working on my natural tan.
What goals do you have for 2021?
Apply for matrix Hot team ,get back into a healthy gym routine, and grow as a stylist!!
Rhiannon Tucker
Rhiannon Tucker
Senior Stylist
Chroma Logo Gold -Chroma Hair Studio Highgate Hill 07 3217 2725 and James St Fortitiude Valley 073161 0712

Rhiannon Tucker

Senior Stylist
How long have you been hairdressing for?
5 years
Awards & Recognition?
top senior apprentice retail 2018
What inspires you about hairdressing?
being able to create clients hair goals and transforming hair into something even more beautiful.
What’s your speciality in hair?
I don’t specialise in anything. I like all aspects of hair.
Hidden Talent? (eg. air guitar/skydiving/netball champion)
Making someone smile! She is infectious 🙂
Describe your perfect holiday?
laying back with a pina colada in hand just relaxing and enjoying the world around me
What goals do you have for 2021?
learn new techniques and keep up with an ever evolving industry.
Brydee Witt
Brydee Witt
Apprentice
Chroma Logo Gold -Chroma Hair Studio Highgate Hill 07 3217 2725 and James St Fortitiude Valley 073161 0712

Brydee Witt

Apprentice
How long have you been hairdressing for?
I’m in the 1st Year of my Apprenticeship
Awards & Recognition?
None in Hairdressing – YET
What inspires you about hairdressing?
Making people feel their best and boosting their confidence is what inspires me to be a hairdresser.
What’s your speciality in hair?
None yet but I love colour 😊
Hidden Talent? (eg. air guitar/skydiving/netball champion)
Doing makeup for others
Describe your perfect holiday?
My perfect holiday would be to a tropical island like Bora Bora, Greece or the Dominican public for a whole month sipping cocktails and relaxing on the beaches.
What goals do you have for 2022?
to save lots of money and get my license.
Jelika Lawesson
Jelika Lawesson
Apprentice
Chroma Logo Gold -Chroma Hair Studio Highgate Hill 07 3217 2725 and James St Fortitiude Valley 073161 0712

Jelika Lawesson

Apprentice
How long have you been hairdressing for?
I started as a school-based apprentice from February 2021 and became a full-time apprentice here at Chroma in November 2021 😊
Awards & Recognition?
None yet. But we’ll see what happens!!!
What inspires you about hairdressing?
I love meeting new people and watching their self-esteem and confidence change and glow up as they get their hair transformed.
What’s your speciality in hair?
Not sure yet- let’s see
Hidden Talent? (eg. air guitar/skydiving/netball champion)
I can rap every Nicki Minaj song
Describe your perfect holiday?
Any city that has huge skyscrapers and lots of history.
What goals do you have for 2021?
To learn new things every day.
Aria Goldsmith
Aria Goldsmith
Salon Coordinator
Chroma Logo Gold -Chroma Hair Studio Highgate Hill 07 3217 2725 and James St Fortitiude Valley 073161 0712

Aria Goldsmith

Salon Coordinator
How long have you been a salon coordinator for?
Started this year! This position gives me the opportunity to combine what my previous position was, as well as seeing the beautiful creations that the girls do right in front of me!
What inspires you about hairdressing?
The confidence that is created for clients! I watch this transformation occur in one session and it’s something that will continuously blow my mind!!
What’s your speciality in hair?
The closest thing I have to specialise in hair is my Indian head massages! I really learnt from the best when I completed my Advance Diploma in Beauty Therapy.
Hidden Talent? (eg. air guitar/skydiving/netball champion)
I used to teach and dance Hula, Salsa and Samba professionally and in competitions! For years growing up that was my side gig. Now I just love the social dance scene. It gets muy caliente!!
Describe your perfect holiday?
Somewhere, where the weather is good and I am coastal! Could be in Bahia, Dominica Republic, Cuba, Southern Italy or France or even the East Coast of New Zealand!!!
What goals do you have for 2021?
To expand my skill set in all areas of my life! Be open to learning and growing, self-development is important!

Also to visit Broome or Tassy. Since travel is limited internationally, why not support locals and i’ve always been interested in going!

Genevieve Cubilla
Genevieve Cubilla
Salon Assistant
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Genevieve Cubilla

Salon Assistant
How long have you been hairdressing for?
I was first introduced to hairdressing when I started working for Chroma Hair Studio 5 months ago.
Awards & Recognition?
None yet watch this space !
What inspires you about hairdressing?
I have grown up with a passion for hair.
What’s your speciality in hair?
None yet watch this space !
Hidden Talent? (eg. air guitar/skydiving/netball champion)
I am a talented braider.
Describe your perfect holiday?
GREECE
What goals do you have for 2021?
have a better connection with my family. Building up my hours at the end of the year . Be more open with people.
George Astro
George Astro
Salon Owner
Chroma Logo Gold -Chroma Hair Studio Highgate Hill 07 3217 2725 and James St Fortitiude Valley 073161 0712

George Astro

Salon Owner

George was born in Brisbane and grew up in Dutton Park so he 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 30 years of business experience to the Chroma Hair Studio brand.

“Our journey in the hairdressing industry has been amazing and it’s getting even more exciting. l still get amazed by my wife Kim’s passion for creating amazing new looks for our clients, but I’m most blown away by her dedication to training the next generation of amazing Stylists. Kim and Chroma were recognised for this exceptional standard of training when we won “Best In Salon Training – Australia” at the AHIA Awards. When you come to work to do what you love, it’s not really work is it?