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- Emerging stylist

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- Emerging stylist

Charile-  first year Apprentice

Steph came to our team eager to learn and with a open mind and has built her skillset immensely since joining our team an amazing colourist and with a great eye for styling steph is an amazing asset to our team  

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 came to us already  completed cert 2 in hair and Is currently studying makeup artistry to broaden her skillset  

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