Our Team

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Our team comprises of top international and local hair and beauty experts. They bring to the salon their own personal flair and area of expertise. The results of this is a dynamic and creative environment, sharing ideas and latest styling techniques, along with an ongoing education process to continually maintain our high standard.

 

 

Eoin Daniels | Director | Founder

Living in Coogee, Eoin always noticed that the area was lacking a salon with a unique look that offered a distinctive high quality service. He went to talk to Karen Wyse, aware of her fantastic hairdressing skills and work ethic and together they decided it was the right time to bring Coogee the ultimate experience in hair and beauty. So Brown Sugar was born.

Karen Wyse

Salon manager | Co-founder of Brown Sugar

Karen has been a hairdresser for nearly 20 years, and her passion for the art of hairdressing began at a very early age. She has gained extensive experience through training with one of the best salons in the industry, becoming specialized in the art of coloring and cutting, which she considers essential to creating a complete look. Her passion for everything related to hair has turned her into an educator, inspiring new talents in the industry. Karen has a high profile clientele and is known for her technical and creative skills and her passion and genuine caring for her guests and their hair concerns. In early 2013, with two other friends, she brought Coogee the ultimate high-end salon: Brown Sugar Hair & Beauty. The salon continues to grow everyday, driven by the belief that education is the way to offer their guests the very best in all things related to hair styling and beauty.

Karen Wyse

Favourite quote:

“Help yourself by helping”

Ciara Mcgowan

Head of Styling

Ciara has been working busy salons for over six years as a hairdresser, she has participated and ran many courses over the years . She is currently educating the young Brown Sugar team on perfecting the skill. Ciara has an immense passion for hair and is always looking at ways to improve by doing different courses to add value to her clients and further her career .

ciara

Favourite quote:

“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.”

Jennifer O Leary

Hair Specialist

I’m originally from Waterford City Ireland. This is where I started my passion in the Hair industry over 20 years now. 16 years ago I decided to move permanently to live in Australia.

I have had the great experience of owning my own salon for 5 years and have always worked with L’oreal products. Over the past few years I have been working part time while being a full time Mother of two beautiful kids. I have never lost the passion.

Working at Brown Sugar Hair now has given me the opportunity to refresh my knowledge and my focus is to enjoy working with an amazing team in an amazing salon.

Jennifer

Favourite quote:

“The sky is your limit. Make each day your masterpiece. Tough times never last but tough people do.”

Avril Gallagher

Hair Specialist

Hairdressing is the biggest Part of my life, I love everything about it.

I have been hairdressing for 15 years and started my apprenticeship in Ireland’s capital Dublin. Over the years I have won excellence awards in colour from L’oreal, working with this colour brand again in Brown Sugar is exciting.
Having also qualified as a Gold Key Session Stylist for Kevin Murphy, I am totally in Love with using this range.

Developing my creative side is my main focus, I look forward to fashion shoots, stage work and also in salon workshops to further my career.
Brown Sugar is now where I see my future. The salon has an amazing vibe and uses the best products on the market.

Avril Gallagher

Favourite quote:

“Beauty is about enhancing what you have. Let yourself shine through.”

Ashley Mcauley

Hair Specialist

I came to Australia a year ago to further my career in hairdressing. Hairdressing has always been a great passion of mine, however I felt like it was time to take my hairdressing skills and knowledge outside of my comfort zone and broaden my mind. As a Hair Specialist at Brown Sugar Hair and Beauty I believe I made the best decision.

I have excelled in numerous courses over my 12 year career, such as, Goldwell Creative Colour, Cutting&Colouring Master Degree and have participated in many photo shoots. I have also been fortunate work with many globally recognized brands including L’oreal, Wella, Goldwell, Redken and Paul Mitchell.

Traveling has allowed me to open my mind on a professional level as well as personal level. I have been able to create a look for a guest which is both on trend and suitable for there every day lifestyle.

To me hairdressing is not just a job it’s my life!

Ashley Mcauley

Favourite quote:

“Life isn’t perfect but your hair can be.”

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