PIck your Freak Stylist here. Price is scaled to awesomeness, education and accolades - but not Talent, that bit's for free. Basically to hang out at Chumba is to be fantastically skilled anyway so you can't go wrong really - so in that case, pick whoever you fancy the look of & enjoy.
Carl 'King C' Keeley
Creative Director and dishwasher
Master of Much this is Chumba's Grand Poobah of Hair Stuff. Literally thinks he has a little Wizard on his shoulder whispering hair wisdom to him - no seriously he does, and he always has the answers to obscure hair crap somehow. For fun Carl's won a couple of things. Normally he teams up with his Freak Creative Team to which he owes all of his good work to.
He spends a strange amount of time behind a Hasselblad & is responsible for the Creative work that Chumba puts out there. Politely considered ' High Functioning', which is nice-speak for ADD or bipolar depending on the moon cycle. Still has both ears intact and keeps Queen B happy most of the time, which is the important bit that makes it all work.
Belinda Keeley - Queen B
Creative Director and Colour Royalty
Colour Diva Belinda Keeley is regarded by her peers, media & fans as one of the very best Colourists in Australia. Year after year our industry ranks her 'the C-bomb'. Belle regularly hits the road to lead her crack Colour Team around every Australian State on seasonal launches for Lakme Colour ANZ demonstrating and teaching the looks she's created for that Brand and our's. Somewhere this 'Wonder Woman' manages to be the World's best Mum to a brood of three plus one dependant adult (see above), play business mentor to a lucky few and play International Sport. Whoa - that was exhausting just writing that!
Wanna be coloured, mentored or taught by the best? She'll will blow your mind technically and creatively. All hail the Queen - 'nuf said.
For more Colour Queenie content check out www.belindakeeley.com
Colleen 'The Keystone' Stanford
Colour Guru - Think Plastic Surgeon for your Hair.
Way back when Chumba Windsor was born in 2008 there was a moment... these moments makes or breaks an entire company. That moment was when a skater looking girl blew in our door. You know we reference check people - her reference said this 'Colleen will be the best thing that has ever happenned to your salon' - and so she is. She is the best and the Rock that Chumba Windsor is built upon.
By way of Byron Bay home town of all Guru types, this cutting edge stylist can Colour your World and then some. 'Co(o)l' is a Creative Team member that leads the Chumba to push to the bleeding edge of hair in Chapel St. So by definition she is the coolest chick on the strip. Got a tough Colour 'fix it' , 'save it', 'funk it'or 'change it' job? This is your girl - just smile, nod and say go for it. If there's a better Correction chick out there somewhere it'd be news to us. Wins a bit of stuff.
Just to add to her fully booked existence Co(o)l hits the road non stop around Australia with Queen B to educate and inspire other Hairdresser with her supernatural Colouring Powers.
Pete 'the Prince of Cool' Koziell
Chumba's EVO Creative Guy who will Chill Your World
The Future, the Coolest of the Cool, the Gen-Y leader, the King in waiting... whatever... let's just say this is the guy your boyfriend will have a bro- mance with, your Mother won't let in the House and you'll go gooey over, dump that boyfriend and run away with for 45 minutes. This is the one you want if you want to be the most Super Edgy Cool Girl or boy you know. Has a false silver tooth due to a wrestle with a Nana dryer as an apprentice, a very bloody affair indeed - it makes him look like a Pirate, which he is actually. You know you want him so why fight it.
Now as a member of the infamous EVO Ambassador Team, Pete has arrived as the real deal scissor slinger on the National education circuit.
Peter has recently achieved the level of Creative Team in recognition of his ass kicking ability and for the fact he's Insta-famous.
Christopher 'the Sultan of Soul' Gratton
Chumba's Heart and Karma
Mr Amazing, Chris Gratton is a living legend in Melbourne Hairdressing and former Colour Trophy winner. Simply Incredible in all skill sets, our 'Soulman' has zero weaknesses and unmatched strengths. Really is absolutely our Best of the Best of the Best - he's ranked #1 Stylist in our company. If you want the all-in-one Freaky Great Stylist just choose Chris. Has a particular knack for keeping the 'King' sane (and alive too) by talking hyper surrealist concepts with him - so Guardian Angel duties are his for life. We all love him without reservation and you will too if he gets his magic hands on you.
We share his Powers a wee bit these days as he hits the road educating and inspiring our Industry with QueenB for Lakme Colour.
He can also be found Earthing himself in his country retreat of Warragul.
Alex 'The Big A' Newman-Sandowsky
The Perfect 'AAA' Stylist
Some days you just get lucky - that day we got lucky :-) As Mr & Mrs Chumba sat in their salon discussing the need for another A-Player to join the awesome set of stylists @ Chapel St salon - it happened. In walks Alex - wow! Some days, the best days...
This Super-Star Stylist blew in our door not so long ago and was told she can't come in unless she's an A-player. So she nodded, said 'yes I am an A+' and then she blew our socks off to prove her point. It's like asking a Tiger if it's teeth are sharp? Dumb question by us ! Oops-LOL!
A formidable all round stylist Alex is already redefining our lofty expectations of her. Suffice to say this is not any kind of average hairdresser - this Lady has quality as displayed becoming a finalist in the AHFA Victorian Hairdresser of the Year and Hair Expo Emerging Hairdresser of the year in her first two attempts ever.
Furious passion just can't be subdued. Now she's really Famous - in a Hair way of course.
Jessica 'style icon' Burt
LEADER OF THE chumba BRAT PACK
Meet Jessica, she is what we refer to as a ‘True Blood’. Born into the Chumba Hair family from her very beginning of her career she has lived a closeted life with the walls of our Hair Asylum. And that has resulted in a freak hairstylist full of Chumba magic hair tricks and is crazy good in her skill sets.
Blessed with a calm that anchors the entire team she is a foundation stone of the Windsor Salon.
When you mix the styling skills of Mr Wade Blackford, the high end everything of Alex Newman, the edge of Pete Koziell, the technical prowess of Colleen Stanford and the magical energy of Chris Gratton you get this - you get Jess the culmination of all of her mentors all wrapped up into one Super Star person.
Bridgette 'Yes that is my real last name' Gay
Our People Person
Do you know how to get a job as an assistant at Chumba? Flash a huge smile of perfect teeth and say very clearly and loudly " I like people and I like looking after them. That's what makes me happy." Well that did the trick for this smiling hair ninja. She showed everything we look for right then and there in the first minute of her interview. Superior interpersonal skill and a willingness to please people will always make a stunning hairdresser. To make a great hairdresser you just need to add fabulous hands and great design aesthetic. It just so happens 'Smiley B' studied graphic design and wouldn't you know it she has amazing hand skill - maybe the best hands of our young crop in fact (you do know we test for that sort of thing here didn't you? Only because we're geeks like that lol!). So all of the ingredients are in place - now just a little time to cook up a great Senior Stylist.
Taylor 'Unicorn' Ferguson
Meet Taylor, she really is quite little, she's very very colourful, she detests twelve week regrowths and home 'bleach' jobs that she has to fix up with micro brush surgery. Taylor lives for colourful things on the top of heads she is one of our Colour Queens in waiting.
Taylor has only ever known Hair being a generational hair/beauty baby. In fact her entire family is in our industry. Taylor wandered into Chumba as they all do with the hope of making special little Unicorns on our clients. Well she did and then she did a few more and now she does a lot! It's always funny to see industry visitor's jaws drop when they see just how many Unicorns are seated (or working in) the salon at any one time. To be great at this kind of creative colouring you need a fabulous sense of colour and the brush skills of an oil painter - and that's exactly what our little Unicorn maker has got for you.
Karlie 'the Cat' roberts
The Little Boss
Meet Karlie, part Cat Girl part Rock Star part time Super Model.
Karlie girl walked into the Chumba World just one year ago and instantly made herself invaluable. Just like her spirit animal the Cat she now runs the household mostly.
Karlie is blessed to have a very special and unique window into the very top echelons of the Hair World as her shadow life has her modelling hair for photoshoots and shows literally all over the map constantly.
Not to be distracted though, Karlie’s true passion is found with with a pair of scissors in her hand. Just as her forebears before her we see in her the makings of a youngindustry leader here - watch this space there will be fireworks coming up.