Andre Faiva | Creative Director / Owner
After almost 14 years at Toni & Guy, progressing from stylist to salon owner and national education director, Andre opened Revolution with his co-founder and wife, Sandra.
His career highlights (so far!) include becoming the leading educator and platform artist in Australia, Asia and London for Toni & Guy, L’Oréal, Wella, Label M, TIGI, GHD and KMS. Andre has worked with Australia’s leading photographers to build a fantastic photographic portfolio of work, which has resulted in a number of industry awards. He was awarded 2014 Queensland Hairdresser of the Year in the Australian Hair Fashion Awards, and has also been a subsequent finalist in both the Queensland Hairdresser of the Year category and Australian Creative Colourist category. He won the Queensland State Wella Trend vision and has been published in Australian Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Highlights Magazine, Noise, Culture, Australian Hairdressers Journal, International Hairdressers Journal, UK Hair Flair, New Zealand Images Magazine, Headway, and the annual Toni & Guy collection books.
Andre takes great responsibility in educating the next generation of hairdressers, and has been involved in the National Ignite the Passion Tour for TAFE hairdressing courses and private hairdressing colleges. He is also an educator and National Ambassador for Wella’s EIMI styling range.
Sandra Faiva | Creative Director / Owner
Sandra’s career in hairdressing led her from Stefan’s in suburban Brisbane to Vidal Sassoon in London, to salon owner and educator for Queensland’s Toni & Guy flagship salon and academy, and finally to Director and Owner of Revolution Hairdressing.
Sandra is a leading educator for international brand, Kevin Murphy, and has worked the runways of Fashion Weeks around the world by Kevin’s side. This position allows Sandra to be at the point of creation for shoots and continually exposed to the leading hairdressing identities from around the world. Such insight enables Revolution to offer the latest hair trends from an informed perspective.
She has previously worked as a senior member of the session team within Kevin Murphy and Toni & Guy, working backstage at Berlin, Sydney and Melbourne fashion weeks for over 10 years, and was invited to work along Grant Norton for TIGI at the 2010 New Zealand Spring/Summer Fashion week for Zambesi. She is a Hair Director for Melbourne Fashion Week as well as directing shows at the 2016 Berlin Fashion Week. Sandra has also worked as an educator and regular platform artist for Toni & Guy, TIGI, Label M, Wella and L’Oréal. Sandra is the state winner of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy and has been a finalist for the Australian Hair Fashion Awards and Trendvision.
Niquita Miller-Hayes | Technical Director
Originally from the beautiful wine reign of Nelson in New Zealand, Niquita started her apprenticeship at Toni & Guy Auckland in 2007 before transferring to Toni & Guy Edward Street in Brisbane. Working under Andre and Sandra, she completed her apprenticeship and chose to specialise in colour.
Niquita was named the Young Talent State Winner by the Wella Trendvision, the largest colour competition in the world. After completing her intensive colour training and working as a colour technician at Toni & Guy, Niquita moved to the Oscar Oscar salons in 2010, where she started as a colour technician and worked her way up to Technical Director. When the opportunity arose to work with Sandra and Andre again, Niquita jumped at the chance. Having worked mainly as a colourist, they offered her the opportunity to refresh her styling and cutting skills after years of specialising.
Niquita has already had a great chance to show up her styling skills when asked to work alongside Kevin Murphy himself for his recent show in Brisbane.
Junella Hettig | Director
Having started Hairdressing in Auckland, NZ at 15 years old. Junella attended the renowned Serville’s Academy in Auckland. After working with Servilles throughout her training, Junella then took the opportunity to join NZ’s largest salon group Rodney Wayne and then she settled at Maelstrom Hairdressing. It was during this time working with exceptionally dedicated hairstylists, who continued to inspire, teach and motivate her Junella realized her true passion for hairdressing.
In 2008 she moved to Brisbane after her 3rd child. Junella was excited to be offered a position with world renowned hairdressing company Toni & Guy in their Fortitude Valley (Emporium) salon.
“This was an amazing opportunity to start from the bottom and go through 6 weeks of intensive training, learning and perfecting each haircut. It was a completely different way of hairdressing than I had previously experienced, but I gained and learnt so much.’ Whilst at Toni & Guy, Junella was promoted throughout their internal levels to become the Salon Art Director, the most senior level within a Toni & Guy salon. This saw her become responsible for all in-salon training and quality control. During this time she built an incredibly loyal clientelle through her incredible skill set and ability to listen and build relationships with her clients. After 7 years Junella decided to join the Revolution team and work with Andre & Sandra Faiva who she had previously worked with at Toni &Guy.
Louise Smith | Senior Stylist
Louise Smith originally from Sydney commenced her Hairdressing apprenticeship at Cordony Hairdressing Salon located on the Northern Beaches Sydney from a 15 years of age.
Upon completion of her apprenticeship to Senior she transferred her skills to Studio Hair and Make Up in Killarney Heights. Louise soon became a valuable member of the salon and within 2 years she came to own and run the successful business on a full time basis.
Upon meeting her then partner/now husband she put her successful career on hold to have and raise 4 beautiful children whilst travelling and relocating to several different countries (France,Japan,England) to support her husbands work commitments. The travel and cultural experience throughout these countries have had a positive impact on her life.
Now finally back in Australia, Louise is ready to ignite her career and passion for hairdressing again. Andre at Revolution Hairdressing had been a key contributor to furthering her training and skill set where she continues to grow as a Senior hairdresser.
'My love for Hairdressing is stronger than ever. The adventures and personal experiences I had over the past years has help me further develop a strength in myself. I'm eager to learn new skills and being at Revolution Hairdressing is the best salon that I could be.
The high standard and wealth of knowledge provided by Andre, Sandra and the outstanding team at Revolution Hairdressing is great to be part of. I feel privileged to get the opportunity to work and provide fantastic results for the clients and team at Revolution Hairdressing’.
Taylor Havlin | Emerging Stylist
Is our 3rd year apprentice who is quickly on her way to becoming a fully-fledged Stylist within our salon. Having started her career in Sydney, Taylor joined the Revolution team in 2016 after moving to Brisbane. Taylor is a star on the salon floor and has already built a reputation as a legend of the basin area, due to her amazing head massages. Her blow-drying and styling skills are vastly beyond her years and the work she produces on clients has them bouncing out the salon door.
Mackenzie Chisholm | Emerging Stylist
Mackenzie has being with Revolution for almost 2 years and started as a school based apprentice. She is easily an invaluable member of the team. Whilst she is half way through her apprenticeship, Mackenzie has already built up a regular clientele due to her incredible up-styling and formal work. A natural with long hair Mackenzie has already Graduated from the 4 day Kevin Murphy Session Salon course in long hair styling.