Meet The Team
Jaimi has been in the industry for 15 years, coming from a family of hairdressers she spent the early years of her career at her Mum’s salon in Yarraville. Wanting to branch out she moved to London for two years working as a freelance hair and makeup artist at 5 star hotels and private residence.
Upon returning home she worked at some leading salons in Melbourne before setting the goal of opening her own space. Her love of extensions started after her she had her first set applied in her late teens, it sparked the need to learn every method and technique there was available. The love and joy she gets out of giving her clients the full make-over of colour and hair extensions is priceless which is how Jaimi & Co Hair Extensions was born.
A highlight in Jaimi’s career was working freelance in London and having the opportunity to style celebrities such as Lisa Maree Presley and the daughter of the late Vidal Sassoon, Eden Sassoon.
When Jaimi is not in the salon she enjoys spending time with her little fur babies Bonnie & Clyde [who you may have seen or heard in the salon]. Jaimi is about to go off on maternity leave for a couple of months to have her first baby. But don’t worry, it won’t be long until she is back and ready to make you feel fabulous again!
Desiree has been in the industry for 9 years, originally from Adelaide and coming over to Melbourne midway through 2021. She trained and worked at a leading salon in Adelaide coming to us with a wealth of skill and knowledge in all aspects of hairdressing. Specialising in tape extensions, she really enjoys giving her clients a makeover from start to finish.
A highlight in Desiree’s career was working at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2017 with designer Alice McCall. She loved seeing the style she created come to life with makeup and styling walking down the runway.
When Desiree is not in the salon she loves going to eat at the latest cafes and restaurants, discovering what Melbourne has to offer.
Natalie has been in the industry for 24 years, 15 years of which was spent educating and training salons across Australia in colour for multinational companies. Whilst training salons, Natalie built 30 different colour workshops each year focusing on theory and techniques. As well as specialising in hair extensions she has also had them in her own hair for 20+ years giving her extensive knowledge on the evolution and expertise of each method.
A highlight in Natalie’s career was winning a trip overseas to meet with the chemists who make hair colour and learning the science and theory behind its contents.
Prior to joining our team Natalie has worked at leading salons in Melbourne and with all her experience still loves hairdressing and making her clients feel amazing.
When Natalie is not in the salon, she has an successful career in music. She also loves eating out around Melbourne and a good beach walk!
Shanade works behind the scenes at Jaimi & Co and has been professionally organising and coordinating for 15 years, majority of her corporate career was spent in logistics. Her love of organising, crunching numbers and reporting makes everything run seamlessly.
Fun fact, Jaimi and Shanade are sisters! Outside of Jaimi & Co Shanade also helps run their mums salon, Salon Fresh in Yarraville. And if that isn’t enough she also has 3 little boys that she runs around after (most likely where her organisation comes from).
Shanade is super friendly and will always go above and beyond to cater to each and every client’s needs when booking appointments. And she is our token baby holder for all the Mumma’s who need to get their hair done with baby in tow.
Dani has been a client of Jaimi’s for many years. The start of the pandemic meant a business Dani had been planning to launch with her Mum sadly didn’t come to fruition. Having a bit of spare time Jaimi recruited Dani to join the team and help out as a Salon Attendant. Dani had previously worked for VS Sassoon demonstrating their different blow dryers, which is where she has mastered her great technique.
In Dani’s spare time she works at her long time employer Harvey Norman. As well as being a Mumma to her 3 fur babies! Dani loves being in the salon, she is super friendly and loves to chat to all of you.
Frankie has been working as a salon attendant since she was 15, majority of her experience comes from working at Salon Fresh in Yarraville. We are lucky enough to have Frankie on Wednesdays to help out in all areas of the salon from basins to reception.
When Frankie’s not in the salon she is either working at Salon Fresh or working towards completing her Bachelor’s degree, majoring in psychology. Despite hairdressing not being in her future, Frankie enjoys being in the salon and having a chat.