OUR TEAM

Our beautiful hair studio is the home of extremely talented & passionate stylists who are dedicated to connecting with their guests to make for the most comfortable & rewarding experience. Boasting their own creative specialities, with over 50+  years experience amongst all of them, the rarity of their experience, honesty and talent is something that sets us apart here at The Studio Upstairs.

 

This beautiful group of humans have taken the leap in their careers to come to The Studio Upstairs and become their own bosses, to live a better work life balance and create  a life and career they have dreamed of. We feel so blessed that they call our humble space home.

We are passionate about creating opportunities that help our freelancers grow, whether it be Australian Fashion weeks, Photoshoots or better financial opportunities we are all for it! Be sure to get to know your stylist and their hair style via their Instagram.

@jesslonghursthair

Our beautiful creative director of The Studio Upstairs, Jess is a Goldie girl born and bred. Our beach babe can always be found oceanside taking an early morning dip or sunning it up in her favourite spot in the world, Talle Creek.

 

Jess has carefully curated the vibe and values around the studio based on her experience within the industry, moulding it to exactly how she wanted her work life to be shaped so that others could take part and drive their own destiny in their work life. Jess dreamed of making an inventive space, somewhere creatives could come and run wild. It was then that the Studio was born.

 

She has developed her style over her 13 years in the industry, perfecting natural, understated, beautiful blondes to her effortless balayage and her passion for styling. She has cultivated these talents from her experiences being part of Australian fashion weeks, presenting at industry events and being finalist for Queensland hairdresser of the year.

Jess Longhurst

@colourxtorie

What does a chicken, chips + gravy and time travel have in common? Our newest stylist Torie might be able to explain that one (psst you’ll have to keep reading to find out). But first, let’s start from the beginning. 

 

Who is Torie Cee and why do we feel so gosh-darn excited she has joined The Studio Upstairs? Indulge below.

 

Enticed at first glance by our relaxed and supportive environment, Torie was impressed by not only the amazing work produced at The Studio, but she was drawn in by the simple yet elegant interiors, the amazing natural lighting and our beautiful plant babies. Torie thinks of the space as an ‘absolute dream.’ - we do too.

 

After studying Construction Management at uni for a short period, Torie soon realised her true passion lay in Hairdressing, and in 2013, Torie traded the books for scissors and her hairdressing career started - and she has never looked back. It wasn’t long before she was chasing bigger dreams and ended up side-by-side with one of the best colourists in Australia. 

 

After five years of working alongside her mentor and gaining an incredible amount of learning experience, Torie set her sights on her next challenge, leaving the golden beaches of Sydney behind and moving to the Sunshine State in 2018 - where she now calls Gold Coast home.

 

This year Torie was ready for an even bigger change and challenge, leaving behind the commercial Hairdressing world to fulfil her dream of building her a freelancing life for herself and that’s where The Studio Upstairs comes in.

 

So why The Studio Upstairs? 

 

The location was key to Torie but it was the space she instantly fell in love with. It's her favourite part of joining the TSU team along with the talented people she gets to be surrounded by each day and the relaxed vibe that comes along with it - it matches her personality perfectly. Torie doesn’t shy away from hard work and she has put in so much time and effort into building her career, bringing hairdressing to life and creating her name. She found the move necessary to grow as an individual. Being in a space that nurtured her will to grow but also supported the importance of work-life balance, which Torie believes to be a key element to success, and crucial to her growth.  

 

Balance is key and as Torie likes to say ‘As long as something is always happening or she has something to look forward to life is good!’

 

Torie flourishes in styles that are inspired by natural beachy vibes and is a master at fine-tuning an undone look, bringing things to life without looking artificial. She draws inspiration from the surroundings around her and creates seamless colours and beautiful soft tones. Her work is intricate but at the same time and oh so effortlessly stunning. 

 

Three things to know about Torie, besides the fact she is a true master of her trade, one of Australia’s leading colourist and an all-round amazing human, well she’s absolutely petrified of Chickens + Roosters, will never pass up an opportunity to devour some chips and gravy and Torie says if she had one superpower it would be to time travel - to relive experiences and see those who you love who are no longer here (love!).

 

We are so thrilled to welcome Torie to the Studio so come give her a visit, we promise you won’t regret it!

 

P.S No chickens or roosters allowed.

Torie Cini

@coreybromleyhair

Corey, our lovely newcomer, originally from Toronto, Canada has been a coastie for the past 4 years after gracing our shores and landing in Brisbane in 2015. Taught at the Aveda Institute in Toronto Corey has dedicated 12 years to her passion for hair and helping other people grow and manage their salons. It came time for Corey to take control of her own life and she found US! She was drawn in by the chilled vibe, great atmosphere, bright open space and the full of life, like-minded humans that call The Studio Upstairs home. 

She loves playing with beachy blondes and beautiful brunettes, priding herself on creating styles that are effortless and natural while maintaining the hairs health and integrity. Her effortless personal style and love for low maintenance colour makes her sort after by blondes and balayage clients

 

Her career has taken her all over the world, From Canada to America, Coast Rica and now finally the GC. One of her most interesting workplaces was working for Justin Bobby in a salon he owned in Nicaragua! It’s safe to say travelling has been a huge part of Corey’s life and we are so glad it has landed her here. After a challenging past year Corey wanted to look back at this year as one she made steps forward to challenge and better herself and it is here she landed. She is completely obsessed with the studio space and is a big part of what makes her coming to work here all the while.  

 

When Corey isn’t in the studio she can be found in the surf, practicing pilates or playing with her adorable pooches Koa and Chilli. Throw in a boozy girls lunch every now and again, and she is one happy chickie. She describes her style as chill, beachy and laid back which totally lends to her effortless hairdressing skills and gorgeous transformations but every once in a while she loves to let her hair down. Why not message her, say hey and make an appointment 

Corey Bromley

@michael_young_hairstylist

The ever talented team at The Studio Upstairs continues to grow with the wonderful addition of Michael Young. Loud, hilarious and full of life he fits right into our little haven nestled in Burleigh Heads. Born and raised in Gladstone, a small seaside mining town in North Queensland, this lads ginormous personality saw him set off on adventures early on in his career. Working his way up to large, well known companies to fashion weeks to setting sail and continuing his career on board cruise ships, he has certainly had a fun adventure. 

 

Michael was drawn to the studio because of the like-minded stylists that reside here. His next goal in his career, much like our other freelancers, was to be his own boss and have full control over the direction his career was heading - pathing the road to his empire! The energy day to day in the studio and the general enjoyment of the people he gets to be around each day (not to mention the prime location - vibe) was the icing on the cake he needed to make the jump. 

 

And jump he does - he is so full of life and energetic it’s hard not to smile from ear to ear and bounce off him when he is around. Asking Michael to describe his style is like asking him to do less - can’t be done. The boy loves (and excels in) creating everything from the extra to the simplistic and effortless. A lover of big blowouts, glamorous hair, edgy iconic haircuts and a good balayage and beachy wave. All with a cheeky grin on his face. His tip though is to embrace a little of what you have, work with it, not against it. It could be your greatest asset. 

 

If you love a good ol’ chin wag with your hair cut then Michael lis your man. He’s a barrel of laughs and we are so glad to have him part of The Studio Crew.

Michael Young 

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@willallenhair

Will has always wanted to base his life around being creative and make others feel beautiful. He has admitted his first passion for hair originated from Troll dolls, he couldn’t get enough of cutting their hair! It was there that his 16 year journey in industry began. Leaving homeland Ireland, Will hit our shores 6 years ago and we are so glad he didn’t look back.

 

Being completely drawn to the boutique style of the studio, the Studio gave Will the opportunity to build a personalised experience with each client which he had craved. The sustainable movement that The Studio Upstairs is part of is something that truely resonated with Will and he found it had become an extremely important element in his career.

 

A master of soft, natural blended creations that pop he also loves playing with styling and creating glamour hair to show his fun, creative side.  

Contact Will directly via Instagram for all booking enquiries.

Will Allen

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