Kirsty Hedley

kirstymanager, stylist & colourist

which five words best describe you?

compassionate, creative, big-hearted, bubbly and driven.

you’ve been given an elephant. you cant give it away or sell it. what would you do with the elephant?

name him Bruce, let him live happy on my lifestyle block also get him to help with landscaping.

how did you get your career start and what path have you taken since?

i’ve been interested in arts, dance, painting, drawing, photography, etc. since i was a kid.  my Aunty who has been hugely influential in my life offered an incredible opportunity to work alongside her at her photography studio.  she taught me all she knew with photographic touch-up however i found my self-being mesmerised with the hair.  she mentioned going a hair styling course so i could style the hair for her photo shoots.  after that the rest is history and i’ve never looked back.  i spent six years working under highly acclaimed hair guru Mana Dave at his salon Blaze and Pony Professional in Newmarket, where i have gained the experience, skill and confidence to be the stylist I am today.  i’m looking forward to the next chapter in my journey at Common Thread.

what’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way?

(laughs!) i think most hairdressers will agree with me on this one – “you can never take anything personally”.

 what are you passionate about?

family, friends, food and anything arty.

what dream do you still want to fulfil?

i can’t wait to own my own lifestyle block and have free range chooks, huge veggie garden and orchard.