It’s not unusual for children to ‘play’ hairdressers. Chopping off the hair on their toys, or applying makeup with the
hope of improving or altering the looks of their favourite plaything. It’s true that Charlene was one of those children.
Though, this love affair
with transforming the looks of her favourite toys continued into her teenage years when it became obvious that she had
a true gift for restyling personalities by transforming their look.
dream of following this career came true when she was offered her apprenticeship at the internationally renowned
“TONI & GUY”
salon in Dubai. After
several years learning under some of the very best within the industry, Charlene relocated to Australia with
the love of her life, Charlie, where she went on to manage several industry leading studios throughout Sydney.
In 2012 Charlene and Charlie moved to Greater Springfield, where, along with their two boys they
built their home. Charlene started a small referral only salon from her home while raising the boys, but in
2016 she recognised the need for a salon,
like those she had trained in and managed, in the Greater Springfield area.
So in June
of 2016 apaR (which is Charlene’s surname spelt backwards) Hair Studio opened in the newly completed Augusta
Village centre. Modeled on the modern, fresh look of the best European studio’s apaR Hair Studio was created
as a space where clients would feel immediately
Currently Charlene is working on the launch of the second apaR Hair Studio location at Ripley, which is due to
open in May 2018.
Charlene still thrives in helping her clients modernise their look whether it’s through a change of colour or an
update in cut, she works with her clients to bring out their personality and update their appearance.
her clients award winning local
and utilising ethically
created and sustainable
products, Charlene and
her team welcome you to experience how a trip to the hairdresser ‘should’ be.