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It's not only our hairdressing skills that set us apart from other salons but our team's vibrant and cohesive dynamic. 

mhairi mcqueen koh salons owner


Owner & Salon Innovator

Read more about Mhairi, here.

chantelle koh salons st kilda owner

Chantelle - St Kilda

Co-Owner & Creative Director

Hailing from Scotland, Chantelle brings 14 years of industry experience to Koh Salons. 

Working her way from a Stylist to Creative/Managing Director, it’s clear that her determined attitude and enthusiasm for hairdressing, sees her in the right industry.

Chantelle especially loves affecting colour transformations and working with Russian hair extensions.  She’s most well-known for her bubbly personality and expertise in all things ‘blonde’.

Derelle Koh Salons

Derelle- St Kilda

Creative Director & Master Colourist

Derelle has been in the hairdressing industry for almost 3 decades, starting her career in Maryborough.

Derelle eventually moved to Melbourne to be amongst some of the city's most recognised hairdressers. Her drive and passion has led her to be one of the best in this very competitive field. She thrives on this challenge, “hairdressing is very much an industry in which you can forever learn and grow."


Inspiration comes from the latest hair trends and fashion, particularly ’70’s vintage.’  Derelle enjoys using her knowledge to create natural looking colour with wearable styles that last.  Influenced by her favourite style icons, Jane Birkin, Alexa Chung, Brigitte Bardot and Coco Chanel, Derelle is devoted to making hair and beauty collaborate as one.


Nothing warms Derelle's heart more than being able to make her clients feel and look the very best version of themselves. In the words of Iris Apfel,  "If your hair is done properly and you're wearing good shoes, You can can get away with anything."

Sean Koh Salons Elwood

Sean - Elwood

Master Stylist & Master Colourist

Sean has been in the hair industry for 15 years moving out to Australia in 2016. 

Sean is enthusiastic about continuing his colour education and growing his skillset to be the best in the field. 

He's a big believer in 'look good, feel good' and believes that’s what good hair can do.

“I love building a connection with my clients and helping them feel their best”.

Sean has a particular passion for creating beautiful blondes and styling hair and loves to pull a few tricks out the bag to share with his clients so they can try them at home.

Emily Koh Salons Elwood

Emily - Elwood

Master Stylist & Master Colourist

Emily is a Senior stylist with over 12 years experience in the industry. ​

Colour and Styling is Emily’s speciality and she thrives on making people feel and look good everyday.  

Emily has worked with lots of different colour brands throughout her career and loves to learn new methods, tips and tricks.

She also loves creating updos and event styling and is confident that she will make sure you will walk out of the salon looking and feeling a million dollars. 

“Life isn’t perfect at the moment, but your hair can be”


Leah - St Kilda

Master Stylist & Master Colourist

Leah comes from Cork, Ireland with  9 years experience working with many different colour and product brands. 

Leah loves all aspects of hair and is proud to have become part of the Kevin Murphy Irish educational team; she is your go-to for all product knowledge.

Event styling and natural hair colouring is where Leah’s heart lies. Having developed alopecia in 2019 Leah has lots of knowledge on hair loss as she completed lots of courses with trichologists (scalp doctors) in Ireland.

Clodagh Koh Salons St Kilda

Clodagh - St Kilda

Senior Stylist & Senior Colourist

Clodagh's hairdressing career began 8 years ago when her mum gave her an ultimatum after she finished her final school year - “begin her hairdressing journey or go get a job”


Just as the saying goes, ‘mums knows best‘ Clodagh's mum knew she would fall in love with the career ahead of her. 


Clodagh has always had a passion for blondes and balayages - she feels that by being a blondie her whole life, she really understands her clients wants and needs. 

Clodagh loves to see her clients’ confidence shine when they’re leaving her chair - the same confidence level of Kim K on a good day!

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Ria - St Kilda

Senior Stylist & Senior Colourist

Starting her hairdressing career at 15, her passion for hair is undeniable.

A colour technician specialising in highlights, Ria is your go-to for classic highlights, baby lights, bright blondes or dimensional brondes.


Ria loves cutting and styling long hair and has a natural flair for brightening up your day with her impeccable customer service.


Her favourite things about working with KOH are the team, meeting new people every day and making them feel good, and living in Australia while doing what she loves!

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Tia - Elwood

Senior Colourist & Stylist

Tia’s hairdressing career began 5 years ago when she walked through the doors at Koh Elwood straight out of school.

Tia’s Scottish charm and natural flare for excellent customer service saw her clientele grow very quickly in her short career. 

Always at the head of fashion trends and celebrity styling, Tia is our salon Fashionista keeping her team and clients up to date with hot off the press styles.

 Tia’s favourite thing about working at Koh Elwood is making her clients look and feel amazing.

Gigi Koh Salons Elwood

Gigi - Elwood

Salon Coordinator

Gigi is our vibrant front of house from Ireland - she runs the show. 

You’ll mostly find her at the front desk taking your calls, booking your appointments and helping you with all other enquiries. 

Gigi loves a friendly chat about anything and most enjoys putting a smile on people’s face.

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