CUTTERS

SIMON FARRELLY

cutting since 1994
“Being able to express myself as an individual through my work is such a privilege and shibui has enabled me to do just that. I believe that if the hair is cut with consideration for the natural texture then it shouldn’t require forced styling to achieve a result that works with ease every time. I love what we’re about, low fuss and understated beauty.”

BRENT BARBER

cutting since 1993
“With more than 25 years in the game, including 10 in one of London’s most awarded salons, it’s great being back in my native Melbourne with shibui. I love the freedom that comes with the shibui cutting culture, and am excited that my personal style motto ‘imperfection is perfection’ is understood and embraced.”

PARK BROWN

cutting since 1998
“I love to cut using my understanding of different hair types and textures for the best possible outcome for both the client and myself. It’s important and a joy for me to work with natural hair growth and texture to create a shape that accentuates the client’s needs and features.”

JOANNE TSAOUSIS

cutting & ‘dressing’
hair since 2002

“I love being part of the shibui team. I am proud and consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to learn and develop my skills in this environment. Although I enjoy the challenge of any head of hair, I strive to work with the natural texture and consider myself a specialist with curly hair.”

FRANCESCA COLLARD (FRANKIE)

“Originally from UK , 6 years ago I travelled solo and found home across the pond in Melbourne. Sadly my English accent is fading and turning more Aussie by the day, could be a good thing could be a bad thing. I’ve been working as a cutter at Shibui for over 4 years but all up been hairdressing for 15…… I love my job and the people I’m surrounded by, they make my job a joy and a pleasure. Working with such freedom to create, I thrive to give not only great visual detail and end result but mostly quality hair that is beautiful and easy to maintain at home, low-fuss shibui hair.”

EMILY OLSSON

cutting & ‘dressing’
hair since 2010
“I always strive to introduce options to my clients. I aim for them to leave shibui feeling confident with the outcome, and comfortable about how my hair cut will evolve over the coming weeks and months. Your hair should reflect who you are.”

JACOB WILLIAMS

cutting hair since 2014
“Starting out as an apprentice at shibui taught me how to tailor a haircut to each individual. Now that I have grown to become part of the cutting team, I love to use peoples natural hair texture as the base for all my work creating a style for them that works best with their natural hair and educating them on how to achieve the same results at home.”

LOUISE JONES (LOU)

cutting hair since 2016
“Embracing the Shibui ethos of working with natural form and texture has ignited a passion for me that I try to bring to each client. Having previously worked in other creative industries, I love the idea that at Shibui I am encouraged to design and create in ways that I had not previously explored. I am constantly inspired by the work I’m seeing around me each day and I aim to create hair for my clients that is effortless and worn with ease outside the salon.”

MALLORY PASSIONE

cutting and styling since 2015
“I am fortunate enough to have had my hairdressing career take me to many different pockets of the industry. Being drawn to art and editorial, my career started in New York City where I worked in and out of the salon. After 5 years In NYC I moved to Melbourne and found Shibui. Here I’ve embraced keeping hair more natural and free and I love educating my clients, as I too am learning, ways they can work with their hair every day and trying something new and easy.”