Meet Our Stylists

Our salon offers a variety of elite hair stylists collaborating their experience from all around the globe. If you are looking to be pampered, discover your perfect hue and experience a fashion-forward hair cut and style, our stylists are incomparable to any other hair care destination.

Michael Pierro

Hair By The Collective owner, Michael Pierro carries 15 years of experience in the hair industry, giving him the confidence to successfully meet the challenges to run a successful salon.  He injects creativity, passion and innovation into every masterpiece he creates. Specializing in curly haircuts and classically beautiful styles, Michael carefully balances precision, movement, and texture for each and every client.  Drawing his creative inspiration from high fashion, art, and film, Michael’s cuts are unique and have a beautifully subtle edge.  As a precision hair cutter, he built a reputation cutting and styling naturally curly hair, using a free hand, curl-by-curl cutting technique.  He is constantly sought out for his finesse and impressively tames and styles any texture of hair. Micheal has also traveled internationally as an expert stylist, assisting on several editorial photo shoots in Rome, Milan and Dubai.  He has even been apart of, Project Feel Good, a non-profit program aimed at providing disadvantage children in Vietnam the opportunity to learn the hairdressing trade to create job opportunities, stability, and independent living. These priceless experiences and growth shape Michael’s invested interests and future endeavors. His knowledge of his team’s skills and capabilities paired with his friendly and vibrant approach to training and advancing the team’s knowledge have contributed greatly to his success in creating a salon, that delivers exceptional service to clients. From his early days as a hairdresser to his present role as entrepreneur, Michael continues to challenge himself. He keeps himself inspired and versatile through continued education and has completed such advanced courses at the world-renowned Vidal Sassoon Academy in Los Angeles. As the salon evolves, Michael attends industry events, giving him an opportunity to meet other professionals in the broader fashion industry to discuss ideas for future collaborations and promotions with Hair By The Collective.

Jessie Iem

With over 10 years of experience in the hair and beauty industry, Jessie is no stranger to the demands of today’s fashion-conscious culture. She began her professional career in Orange County, California. She has since gone on to expose her abilities at some of the more prestigious salons in L.A. and Orange County, before moving to Brisbane in 2015. Showcasing her California style and creative eye, Jessie would state her strong suit is colour, especially sun-kissed balayage and dimensional blondes. But, it is hard to narrow down her skill set when her repertoire includes extensive experience with men and women’s cuts, various extension application methods, Keratin treatments, and up-styles. Her passion for the industry motivates her to complete advanced courses at prestigious schools like the Vidal Sassoon Academy. Jessie encourages clients to feel at ease to express themselves and their ideas. She draws inspiration from her love of travel, music, and design and strives to keep up-to- date on the latest fashion and beauty trends that benefit all clientele. Jessie’s impeccable attention to detail and creative vision will provide clients with a superb beauty experience.

Antoni Pierro

Antoni Pierro understands that cuts and colours should be created according to clients’ hair texture, face shape, individual needs, and easiness to style at home. He has gained invaluable experience as a hairdresser at Hair By The Collective. Over the years, Antoni developed and honed in his technical skills while also becoming competent in managing the daily responsibilities of a salon. He draws his inspiration from music, movies, pop-culture and stays abreast with the latest developments in hair styling and fashion industries. Antoni is a blonde expert and will exceed your expectations with even the most particular request. No matter the vision you have for your look, Antoni is driven to connect with it, and bring it to life. His confidence, loyalty, and determination to learn and grow as a hairdresser make him a valuable asset to Hair By The Collective.

Frankie Murphy

Frankie Murphy is all about delivering exceptional artistry and a memorable experience. Understated elegance is her forte and her commitment to celebrating your individual beauty is what makes her such a standout hairdresser. Taking into account your natural hair type, face shape, features, and lifestyle, she’ll create a stunning, look you will love. Her expertise? Easy-to-maintain costume cuts and colours, bright blondes, and seamless balayage. With over 15 years of experience, she will always be in high demand at Hair By The Collective.

Bree Clark

Whether you’re after seamlessly blended highlights or something fun and vibrant, Bree is your girl for stunning hair transformations. Joining us from Warwick, she has spent the last 10 years drawing inspiration and skills from a long-established crew of talented hairdressers. Bree is always up for a challenge, making her the perfect addition to Hair By The Collective. She’s focused on crafting beautiful textured styles and custom colours that suit you.

With a vibrant and honest consultation process, she’ll place importance on achieving re-creatable healthy hair. Whether you’re looking for a refresh or a complete transformation, you can trust Bree to give you a look you’ll love.

Hayley Phelan

Hi, I’m Hayley, an emerging stylist at Hair by the Collective. I found an extra spark for life when I began my hairdressing apprenticeship in 2020 in my hometown of Toowoomba.

I am now a 3rd year Emerging Stylist and couldn’t be happier A

People often ask me what I love most about hair and I always reply with the ‘creativity’. I love that every client who walks into the salon is a completely new canvas, and together we get to create something beautiful.

Not only do I love creating beautiful hair, I thrive on building strong relationships with my team at work and and of course, our clients.

I try my best to make everyone feel as comfortable as possible- as I believe a visit to your hair stylist is one of the best self care treatments anyone can have, but also love having a good conversation and laugh as well.

I look forward to meeting you all soon and making you look and feel amazing.

Iliana Tsoukalis

A Darwin native with individual style and flair, Iliana doesn’t just focus on your hair, but your entire experience from start to finish! When it comes to booking an appointment, clients are down right spoiled when choosing Iliana. She goes far beyond leveling up your locks. With over 10 years of experience, she’s become a passionate hairdresser with a true appreciation of her Greek culture and family. She’s a wonderfully talented blonde enthusiast, but will exceptionally deliver a sleek sharp cut, an expensive brunette or an elegant up-style. Knowing what tones work best for you, your skin tone, and style, Iliana will create a unique blend just for you.

Christos Porfyriou

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