Meet The Team

Wade- Owner-HEad Stylist-Makeup Artist 

Wade has worked all over the world from Newcastle  to New York. He started his hair and makeup career in 2004. Trained by the best, Wade has competed nationally and Internationally receiving accolades such as IHS Australian Hairdresser of the Year and two times Oceanic Grand Master with over 120 trophies and accolades Wade is one of the most awarded Hairdressers in Australia. Wade expanded his portfolio and experience working for some of Australia's biggest brands and working backstage with celebrities such as Lady Gaga, David Guetta and Kelly Rowland


Karl whom is originally from Adelaide, moved to NSW in 2010 to study makeup artistry, soon after completing his course he moved to Sydney to build his book working big australian brands 


Karl's Passion is colour and is an expert in colour correction. Karl also is a Maestro in High end Beauty Photography where his work has been published in magazines such as Cosmo,Grazia & Vogue Italia. In 2011 Karl started hairdressing at one of Sydney's high end Day Spa's and progressed to opening up shop in Newcastles CBD

Shannon-  head stylist 

Shannon is an all-rounder and has you covered on all bases to do with your hair. starting her career in 2005 shannon has just entered her 15th year in the industry.


Shannon started her training in newcastle and then moved on to work in some of sydney's most trendy salons and has since moved back to settle down in newcastle and has found her new hairdressing home at wak the salon

Tiah- Senior STYLIST + Head Makeup Artist


Tiah has been with wak the salon since 2017 and has gone from strength

to strength. she has an amazing skillset in Not only hair but is also our head makeup artist.


Tiah has worked at multiple fashion weeks and

advertising campaigns for australian brands such as Harlotte Cosmetics,

Fayt The Label and staple swim and has had her work featured in

magazines nationally and internationally

Taneisha- operations manager, stylist & Makeup Artist

Taneisha's joined us in 2018 and in no time we discovered her organisation skills paired with her passion for hair made her an intergral part of the wak team

Taneisha is a perfectionist and  has worked on many photoshoots and weddings and is currently studying makeup artistry to expand her skillset


Steph- senior stylist


Steph is an all rounder with a keen eye for styling and colour and as one of our few mens stylists also she has you well and truly covered

Steph's amazing styling skills has seen her work on many weddings and is one of our key up-stylists in salon


Charlie joined the Wak The Salon team in 2019 her sunny personality and light hearted sense of humour made her the perfect choice for our growing team

Charlie is a fully qualified makeup artists and has done many shoots and weddings with the WAK crew and can do a killer beauty wave 

HANNAH- 1st Year Apprentice

Hannah joined our team in 2020 and. fit the team like a glove straight away. Hannah is learning the ropes and was names student of the month Via Reach for training in her first month of training


Hannah is currently completing her Makeup artistry Certificate to broaden her skills even further 

521 Hunter Street,



        Tuesday 10-9

Wednesday 9-6

Thursday 9-9

Friday 9-9

Saturday 9-4

Newcastle |  4031 8438
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Prices shown are an  indication only – Please ask for a quote prior to commencement of service 

Colour price is not inclusive of a blow-dry   -toner and cut and blow-dry 

Our price structure reflects training, practical experience and on-going development of our stylist and technical team
. Cheques are not accepted


WAK do not offer senior and or student discounts although please view emerging stylist deals via the price guide tab for current offers at a lower price point 



a deposit is required for all bookings and Are non - refundable , non transferable and unless 48 hours notice is given if you wish to cancel and can not reach us via telephone please use instagram or Fb Message


All clients  receive a message confirming your booking the day prior please be sure to check the time of your booking 

if you attend a booking any later than 15 min after your scheduled time your booking will either be cancelled or less services may be provided ie 1/2 head foils may be reduced to 1/4 head foils etc this is at the discretion of the stylist

if the booking is cancelled due to late arrival there will be no refund of deposit 


To ensure the comfort of our clients we request young children are carefully guarded by their parents.

WAK The Salon does not provide cutting  services for children under the age of 13 and do not provide colour or extensions services for people under under the age of 16 regardless of parental consent 



We do not offer a Refund on Hair Extensions once they have been applied or left the Salon all human hair extensions are considered a hygienic product, just like swimwear etc. Australian law prohibits the return of used human hair products

Care instructions are provided Once the hair has been put in the care is your responsibility 


the above services are not offered at WAK The Salon


Although we do take the ultimate care  any damage to personal belongings clothing glasses and handbags, Jewellery etc is not the responsibility of wak the salon


WAK reserve the right to rectify or correct any issues that you may have if discussed, if the hair has been altered by yourself or another salon etc prior to this all 

refunds or redos are void all issues or concerns need to be discussed within 7 days of initial app