Kathryn has been involved in the hair and beauty industry for over 33 years. She began her career with Stefan Hair Fashions in 1987, and was appointed a manager at the age of 21. Kathryn has been a successful business owner for over 20 years. As an employer, Kathryn has trained many hairdressers through apprenticeships and has owned several very successful salons. As an educator, she has been part of a team of national educators and presenters for Redken Australia. A proficient and confident public speaker, Kathryn has presented seminars and workshops throughout Qld and NSW, and Hair Expo. Internationally, Kathryn has worked in New York, USA and British Columbia, Canada.
Kathryn is also a professionally trained singer and musician, completing a Bachelor of Music at the Qld Conservatorium of Music, majoring in Opera and Jazz. She is currently completing a Master’s degree at QUT, in the field of teaching. An intensely proud mum of one, Kathryn is passionate about ensuring her child grows up understanding the importance of accountability and contributing to society.
In her current business, Iris&Ivy Hair at Kenmore Village, Kathryn is dedicated to providing quality hairdressing and service to her customers, and she employs highly qualified senior stylists with a minimum of 20 years’ experience. Iris&Ivy is striving to become the best and most dependable hair salon around. In her words, this is her vision:
“To always learn, to always challenge myself and others. My goal is to be the best version of myself, to encourage that within others, and to be able to enjoy watching my son become a wonderful young man. Personally, I would love to be able to impart my understanding of the boundless possibilities in our lives- that we don’t have to confine ourselves to socially constructed ideals- we can live with mindfulness, and sincerity and allow the positive energy to flow into every aspect of our existence”
She is proud to be joined by 2 incredibly skilled and experienced senior stylists...