Meet Our Girl Gang.
How long have you been hairdressing? Tell us a little about your career so far?
Growing up the Sunshine Coast, I started my hairdressing career when I was 15 years old. I'd worked for some really lovely salons on the coast, as well as some pretty intense, high end ones. With a deep and forever growing knowledge of colour, I'm at a point where I can really express my skills and experiment comfortably. I connected with Mikki upon moving to Brisbane in 2016 through social media and mutual friends. Since being a part of the team at Mikki Auld Hairdressing I've definitely found my groove. I'm a pretty easy going, friendly character and the clients we attract have a similar vibe which makes a very relaxed salon experience.
Favourite places to eat/drink/hangout in Brisbane?
I love having a coffee at Neighbourhood in Bardon. Just like our adorable salon- it gives you the feeling of being in a cozy home, and all of the staff are such sweethearts. Another place would have to be HaiHai in Paddington. Having previously worked there, it's like a second home. The staff are fun, food is bomb and the playlist always has some bangers. I also just like to go there to pester the staff and peer pressure them into knock off beers.
What are your go-to hair products?
Mr Smith. Leave-in : just like skin, I believe that hair needs to be moisturised daily. It's not too heavy, it's great for all hair types and is super easy to use (I use it religiously). Hairspray: after being terrified of overusing hairspray (no one likes that sticky/stiff hair feeling) Jordy has taught me to go crazy. The Mr.Smith Hairspray is so lightweight and friendly on the hair, too much could never be enough. Shiny, bouncy hair that lasts all day- what more could a gal want?
What do you specialise in when it comes to your craft?
Curly hair is my best friend. It fascinates me. I have it, I know how it works and how it doesn't work. We have a pretty great relationship. Notorious for not ever doing what it's told, I always seem to find a way to tame it and I enjoy teaching clients how to love and appreciate their curls.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
That's a tough question. I'm a bit of a floater and my life has changed drastically in the last 5 years so I can't even imagine. What I hope to be doing is something with printmaking whether it be a hobby or a second career. I also hope to be frolicking around the world somewhere doing something crazy!
What are you listening to at the moment?
From Joy Division, Ceremony and The Cure to MGMT, Mac Demarco (what a honey) and Unknown Mortal Orchestra- I am a very random person when it comes to my playlists. If you saw my Spotify you would be left feeling very puzzled....probably even concerned.
Dream holiday destination?
At the moment, (like every other Aussie) I really want to go to Japan. Their culture and morals just seems so lovely and who wouldn't want to see Studio Ghibli? Other than that, anywhere cold, I love the cold- layers for days.
See some of Annie's work here - @annie_mikkiauldhair