Meet the H Team

The H Team

Teagan Cousins

Telleish Hair Studio, VIC

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Teagan is a highly motivated professional in the hair industry who is constantly striving to elevate her skills to new heights. Her goal is to share the wealth of knowledge and passion she has gained throughout her career with the next generation of hair stylists.

Teagan's talent and dedication to her craft have been recognized on a global level, earning her a place as a finalist in the Best Bob/Lob category at the prestigious One Shot Hair Awards in 2021. She was one of the Top 25 contenders worldwide in this iconic competition. In addition, Teagan has also had the honor of showcasing her skills in French Vogue, where she styled a client's wedding in 2021.

Blake James

Mr Burrows Hair, NSW

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Mr. Burrows Hair is a hair salon that prides itself on creating a welcoming atmosphere for everyone who walks through its doors. The team, led by Blake, believes that there are no boundaries when it comes to hair, clients, or stylists. They value inclusivity and creativity, which are central to the company's ethos. Blake applies this same ethos and attitude to education, providing those he educates a unique perspective on creativity, and the industry and how salons can evolve for employee needs of today.

And the ambition doesn't stop there - despite the challenges posed by the Covid pandemic, Mr. Burrows Hair opened a second salon. Blake's vision is to open three more salons, while ensuring that the team maintains a healthy work/life balance. The salon's existing locations already support a diverse and inclusive team. They provide an environment where clients feel heard and understood. With Blake at the helm, we can't wait to see what the future holds for Mr. Burrows Hair.

Liam Thompson

Full Spectrum, WA

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Liam Thompson is the Director of Full Spectrum Hair Concept, a Perth-based salon he founded in 2015. With 13 years of experience in the hairdressing industry, Liam has learned to prioritize focusing on his clients, team, and business, while taking time to appreciate and celebrate successes.

As an ambitious and highly energetic leader, Liam is inspired by his creative team of sassy stylists and the many influential artists in the hair industry. He also draws inspiration from his connection with the growing Perth hair community.

Liam's passion for creating bespoke looks for his clients, working with his team, and inspiring others through education have been the driving force behind his extraordinary success. His strong connections in the ever-changing hair industry continue to propel him forward, and we can't wait to see what he accomplishes next.

Janike Couse

Moosh, QLD

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Janike is a passionate stylist who thrives on the mutual exchange of learning and education. With a background in science, she understands that knowing the smaller details of hair care makes her a better all-around stylist.

Janike takes inspiration from her mentors and believes in sharing knowledge and skills to strengthen and propel the hair community forward. As a full-time stylist at Moosh, she enjoys creating livable art, focusing on long-lasting colors that prioritize healthy hair.

Janike's commitment to continual learning and her dedication to the craft of hairdressing make her a valuable member of the Moosh team. Her passion for sharing knowledge and skills with others will no doubt inspire the next generation of hair stylists.

Harley Ralph

Zen Hair, QLD

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Harley Ralph has been passionate about creating beautiful hair for over 17 years in the industry. As the Director Stylist and Colorist at ZEN HAIR in Brisbane, she prioritizes building strong client relationships that allow her to curate signature shapes, styles, and colors that are tailored to each individual.

Harley's passion for education is evident in the successful programs she runs within the Zen & Saint & Bridge group, as well as guest spots where she platforms education within the industry. She is excited to take her passion for education to the next level by joining the H Team_2023, where she will work with like-minded creatives and share her expertise.

Harley's dedication to her craft and her commitment to education make her a valuable member of the ZEN HAIR team, and we can't wait to see what she achieves next.

Cassie Harwood Jacquet

Maison Jacquet, SA

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Cassie is an expert educator who will take you on a whirlwind tour of HCG Education. With easy, versatile techniques and innovative tips, Cassie will help you expand your skillset and bring new ideas back to your clients. As a member of the HCG HTEAM, she offers a vast range of in-salon sessions that are both fun and informative.

As the founder of Maison Jacqet salon in Manhattan's West Chelsea neighborhood, Cassie built a loyal client base that included some of the best Aussie legs in New York City, including Gemma, Nadia, and Nicole. Now, we can't wait to see what she brings to the HCG team and the HTEAM offerings.

Cassie's passion for education and her innovative approach to hairstyling make her a valuable asset to the HCG team. Whether you're a seasoned stylist or just starting, Cassie's expertise and creativity will help you take your skills to the next level.

Christos Kakoufas

Conk Hair, SA

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Christos is not only a fantastic and humble parent to his three kids but also the successful owner of a high-end salon on one of Adelaide's busiest streets. His achievements are a testament to his hard work and dedication to the industry.

As a lifelong learner, Christos is constantly updating his skills and strives to share his knowledge with the next generation of hairdressers. He believes that his profession allows him to communicate with people and make them feel great inside and out, a privilege that he doesn't take for granted.

When he's not busy running his salon, Christos loves to escape off the grid and cook his own food in a Cyprian Bear Grylls way! Despite his high energy and glass-half-full personality, Christos enjoys finding moments of solitude in nature.

Sarah Bergin

Pure Hair, QTWN

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Since joining the Moroccanoil HCG team in 2018, Sarah has built a reputation for her exceptional knowledge of hairdressing and business. Her warm humor and down-to-earth personality make her an effective educator for stylists at every level, instilling confidence and competence in replicating new skills immediately in the salon.

Originally trained in the UK, Sarah now owns Pure Hair Studio in Queenstown, which she has expanded ten times its original size since its inception in 2017. She has assisted on over 30 shows, both in New Zealand and overseas, including Auckland Fashion Week, styled for fashion shoots and catwalks, and directed numerous fashion platforms in Queenstown.

As an educator, Sarah is excited to share her experiences and believes that ongoing education is key to staying on-trend, motivated, and inspired to elevate others in the industry

Brooke Mann

Hare & Hunter, AUK

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Brooke Mann is a renowned bridal stylist and the co-owner of Hare & Hunter, a leading salon in Auckland. Originally from Sydney, Brooke moved to Auckland seven years ago and fell in love with bridal styling. Her signature styles include glamorous waves, big ponytails, and sleek buns that have become a popular choice for brides.

Brooke's passion for education is reflected in her salon's culture. She believes that learning is a continuous process, and therefore, encourages her team to learn something new every week. With her team's skills and expertise, Brooke has built a reputation for providing top-quality services to her clients.

In 2017, Hare and Hunter became the chosen partners for the Wild Hearts Wedding Runway, a prestigious event that showcases the latest wedding trends. Brooke and her team have also collaborated with other creatives in various styled shoots, which has helped them come up with new ideas and stay up-to-date with the latest trends.

Brooke's dedication to her craft and commitment to education has earned her a loyal clientele, making her one of the most sought-after bridal stylists in Auckland.

Nicole Thomas

Bleach Sunday, QLD

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Nicci, the Founder and Director of Bleachsunday Creative Studio, is a highly talented and recognized individual in the hair industry. She is an Evo HTEAM in-salon educator and was a finalist for the AHFA QLD Hairstylist of the Year in 2022. Nicci's exceptional skills were also recognized when she won the HCG National Moroccanoil Styling Competition and worked as a Platform Guest Colourist for Lakme in HCG COLAB.

Her beautiful and creative studio in Queensland is a testament to her passion for creating movement in the hair industry. Nicci is devoted to inspiring and mentoring new creatives while also traveling the world and taking the Bleachsunday brand to places like New York, Tokyo, LA, and Paris.

As a true artist, Nicci enjoys collaborating with other creatives to bring their vision to life without any competition. She finds joy in providing authentic services to her clients and leading her team by example while helping them grow.

Nikki Porter

Rubi Hair, VIC

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Nikki is a multi-talented hairdresser, educator, business owner, and manager with a proven track record of excellence. She's been recognized as a finalist in various hairdressing competitions, including AHIA, FameTeam, and Hot Shots, and as a winner of the New Creative Force Hair Expo.

Nikki's approach to hairdressing is both creative and practical, focusing on creating beautiful shapes and styles that are relatable and adaptable to different audiences. She believes that our industry offers great freedom for creativity, and she's always eager to share her knowledge and experience with fellow hairdressers.

For Nikki, learning is a never-ending journey, and she's dedicated to inspiring stylists at all levels to be passionate about their craft.

Gabby Allsop | evo

Analog Hair, VIC

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Gabby Allsop is a Manager and Creative Team Member at Analog Hair who has a deep passion for Evo products and loves to test new products. She is inspired by individualism and has a romantic flair for creating beautiful hair that empowers her clients. Her dream is to build a legacy that inspires people all around the world to feel confident and empowered. Gabby's love of the unusual fuels her creativity and she is committed to building a team that exceeds her own achievements. Her motto is "Girl boss but never gatekeep."

Nathan Cherrington

Salon Zephyr, NSW

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With an impressive collection of accolades, including Fame Team alumni, Newcomer of the Year, and two-time NSW Hairdresser of the Year, Nathan Cherrington is a force to be reckoned with. As the owner of a salon in Sydney, he is passionate about teaching the art of cutting and styling, believing that knowledge should be shared generously.

Fueled by his favorite almond latte, Nathan's goal is to provide his students with a solid foundation, essential techniques, and the confidence to put their own spin on every style. A dog-loving Aries, he strives to infuse his courses with his own brand of creativity and enthusiasm, all while using the amazing products from Evo.

Rachel Hannah

Halo Hair & Beauty, QLD

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Rachel Hannah is a driven and passionate salon owner at Halo Hair & Beauty Salon and an Elevated Educator for Moroccanoil. She recently returned from Dublin after training with The Moroccanoil Global team, and is dedicated to expanding her role in education and sharing her knowledge with others. Rachel has completed the Sharon Blain Styling Academy and enjoys taking her skills on the road, having travelled to Barcelona for a styling class with Peter Beckett and MOROCCANOIL's Antonio Calero. She has also had the honor of assisting in the 2020 and 2022 Eurovision: Australia Decides concerts, where she showcased her skills on a global stage.

Jamie Hottes

Hottes Hair, NSW

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Jamie Hottes is the Owner and Director of Hottes Hair, and is passionate about education and eco-friendly practices. Her team has been working on fine-tuning their business setup this year, and they are committed to becoming a more sustainable salon.

Jamie's career achievements include performing onstage at Hair Expo, creating a salon that caters to like-minded hairstylists, and educating for Haircare Group brands such as MOROCCANOIL and Lakmé. With her experience and expertise, we can't wait to see Hottes Hair's education offerings continue to grow under the H Team.

In a fun fact, Jamie admits to having a habit of laughing at inappropriate times, which she says happens when she feels awkward and doesn't know what else to do!

Jorge Gogonis

Komo Hair, VIC

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Meet Jorge, the mastermind behind KOMO Hair, a luxurious high-end salon that has been recognized as Melbourne's Best Salon by the city's residents and featured in the Herald Sun. With over 10 years of experience in the industry and multiple awards from HBIA and IHS, Jorge is an expert with a keen eye for perfection and a passion for all aspects of hair, from color to cutting to styling.

Jorge's signature style is creating premium hair that looks effortless and free-flowing, and he has built an empire of over 10 staff members. He is also about to open a brand-new space that promises to be a powerhouse addition to the hairdressing industry.

As a valuable addition to the HTEAM crew, Jorge is excited to share his wealth of knowledge and expertise through our HCG education platforms. Join us and learn from the best in the business!