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In a follow-up to Paula Kelso’s interview in last weeks’ premiere blog from The Laneway – we’ve got the pleasure of introducing you to The Laneway Mordialloc’s Director Katie Head. Katie is vivacious, energetic and always striving to create the most creative and beautiful outcomes for her clients. So… here’s Katie!

1.  What makes The Laneway such a respected and well-loved brand, setting you apart from your competitors? 

The Laneway, is such an amazing brand – it is a reflection of both the passion of Paula and myself. We strive to create a thriving environment for clients to visit. We continually improve our skills in both business and hair dressing, and we never lose sight of the fact that it is all about the client! No one leaves a Laneway salon  unhappy. 

2. What are your standout skills in hairdressing? 

I sleep eat and dream hair, and I channel all my energy into my craft. I love to take a client through all aspects of their service. An amazing colour must be complimented with an amazing cut.

3. When did you work out that you wanted to work in the hairdressing field, and who has mentored you on your way?

 I have wanted to be a hairdresser all my life. I have two younger sisters and playing hairdressers was our favourite game! Paula – my co-Director –  has been my mentor and an amazing friend to boot. She has encouraged me in the ideas I have had. She has encouraged me to pursue all aspects of hairdressing. She gave me the confidence to participate in a photo shoot in Sydney recently. I was so nervous and she pushed me through! That photo shoot was the best experience I have ever had! Paula has believed in me when I have not always believed in myself. With our collaborative relationship, no door has ever been closed – instead there’s an array of doors just waiting for me to step inside!

4. What is your earliest memory?

My earliest memory is playing in my grandparent’s garden. My childhood is filled with amazing memories with my family, they have been my driving force to succeed in all aspects of my life.

Outside Mordialloc’s The Laneway salon – where you can find Katie!

5. What would your last meal be?

My last meal would be something cooked by Jamie Oliver he’s so funny!!

6. What is your best tip for choosing working partners? 

My best tip,for picking employees is choosing someone family orientated as team work is already structured in their outside life.

7. What is your favourite sound? 

My favourite sound is the alert tone of a text message on my iPhone – I like to know I’m loved!

8. What are the key trends you’re expecting for summer? 

Key trends for summer include the messy up do which is making a massive comeback. Volume and soft ways. Natural sandy tones for blondes, and rich browns. Sharp short cuts, and soft long layers.

9. What is something unexpected that has come from your work at The Laneway? 

Something unexpected from the Laneway? Well, I met Andrew my boyfriend here! He was a client, sometimes he would get 2 hair cuts a week! Now trying to get him to have a hair cut is like getting blood from a stone!