MEET OUR GLOBAL AMBASSADORS
Introducing a diverse and truly global collective of industry leaders to guide and inspire us. These are the creative innovators and driving force in defining our future hair trends.
Combining technique and adventurous creativity, Tyler Johnston’s work is immediately recognisable. He has been featured in some of the world’s most fêted international glossy magazines. His much talked about haircuts for private clients include the likes of David and Victoria Beckham, Cate Blanchett and Lily Allen. Beginning as a stylist at Vidal Sassoon in the creative hotbed of 80’s Manchester, Tyler progressed rapidly up the ladder, culminating in a move to London where he became Art Director at Sasoon’s prestigious Knightsbridge salon. After six years in this high-profile position, working on seasonal collections and TV commercials, Tyler left to pursue a freelance path, which has established him as one of the industry’s most sought-after session stylists.
Lesley began her hairdressing career at the prestigious London Academy. Over 18 years Lesley fulfilled many ambitions including becoming the first Head of Colour Department and being the first woman to join the International Art Team. After several years honing her skills as a Colour Session Stylist Lesley joined Schwarzkopf Professional as a Global Colour Ambassador, helping create our Essential Looks collections and supporting hairdressers to maximise their creativity. With her unsurpassed colour genius Lesley has earned a high-profile list of clients from the media, fashion, and literary worlds including Gwyneth Paltrow and Elle Macpherson. Plus working her radical vision into fashion shows for Raf Simons, Alexander McQueen and John Richmond.
GLOBAL COLOUR AMBASSADOR
One of the world’s leading hair colourists; combining the creativity of an artist with the technical prowess of a master craftsman. Born in Milan and now based in London, Edoardo’s dynamic colour work has been published in Vogue, won numerous awards, and has even been included in fashion exhibitions. He’s also one of the creative powerhouses responsible for the development of Schwarzkopf Professional’s Chroma ID colour range.
GLOBAL COLOUR AMBASSADOR
Award-winning hairdresser and successful owner of Avanti Kappers salon in the Netherlands. Arjan began his career at 15 with an internship and has since amassed 25 years of experience, developing his signature style of edge, sophistication and boundless creativity. Arjan’s role as Global Colour Ambassador brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our ASK Education platform, plus a creative innovator behind developing the next trends featured in our Essential Looks collections.
GLOBAL CARE AMBASSADOR
Austen Thomson, acclaimed owner of the salon Austen Thomson Hair and an original member of the #SKPCollective – the first of its kind in hairdressing with the fundamental goal to support the stylist and their salon in effectively promoting their skills, business offering and the Schwarzkopf Professional brand via social media – proudly joins us as Global Hair Care Ambassador. Austen’s motto “Inspire & Evolve” and his passion for digital education make him the perfect partner to further inspire and educate the stylists of the future on all things scalp & hair.
GLOBAL STYLING AMBASSADOR
Nick Irwin began his career in the 80s in the north of England, eventually moving to London to work with Toni & Guy. His understanding of the aesthetic of editorial and high fashion hair quickly brought him to the attention of hairdressing icon Anthony Mascolo, who became his mentor. In 2014 he started his solo career and fully immersed himself in the session world. Nick’s work can be seen in global fashion magazines to international advertising campaigns. He has a star-studded clientele and works with the biggest photographers in the industry. His relationship with the iconic photographer Rankin and the team at Hunger Magazine is imperative in his creative thought process and this has led to his appointment as hair editor.
MEET OUR LOCAL AMBASSADORS
THELMA DE KLERK
I've been a hairstylist for 12 years. I’m based in Bedfordview, Johannesburg and I specialise in Balayage and Blonding.
The South African stylist community has inspired me to be who I am today. There is such incredible talent out there and I'm forever inspired by watching stylists grow. I have had the best opportunities being a part of the Pro Team; from training a large number of hairstylists in the past 3 years, to the combined knowledge we all share between us, I have grown as an individual in ways I would not have thought possible. The support I’ve had from Schwarzkopf Professional in this time is beyond any words I can describe.
Thank you, SKP.
I'm originally from Johannesburg, but only really found my passion for hair once I moved to Cape Town. I’ve been here since 2012, but I’ve been in the hair industry for 20 years now.
My focus in the salon is colour-balayage and colour corrections and I’m so lucky to have a current clientele of 350 women!
I spent years drawing inspiration from international stylists but for the past 3 years – since I opened my own salon and became an independent stylist – I’ve really focused on supporting/sharing/educating our local stylists and I’ve found the talent in South Africa is next level. The days of bad mouthing other salons are over and together, by building each other up, our industry here is unstoppable.
I'm very focused on creating a cozy, fun and professional environment for my female staff and all female clientele #girlpower.
Last year, I switched colour brands and joined the Schwarzkopf PRO Team and I can’t tell you how this has changed everything for me.
To feel so supported by the brand and to have the opportunity to present and attend education seminars with local stylists who I admire has been an honour.
I cannot wait to see what this year holds for me, Schwarzkopf Professional South Africa, our PRO Team and our local talent.
TARRYN LEE ABOUD
I’m from Johannesburg and I've been in the industry for 15 years.
What inspires me most is that absolute happiness my client has when they leave the salon! Feeling confident, feeling good, looking good, it is such a boost to your sense of self and I am so grateful I get to help women feel that way!
It is such an honour to be apart of the PRO Team and stand alongside some of the most incredible talent in this country! Learning from these colourists and sharing my knowledge with them and other stylists is a big part of how this industry grows and it is a constant inspiration to me.
I am 23 years old and was born and raised in Pretoria.
This is my sixth year in the hair industry.
Hairdressing comes with the opportunity to unleash your creative potential – making my clients' hair dreams come true gives me great satisfaction!
Being part of the PRO Team is a dream come true. To be surrounded by hairstylists that I respect and admire, teaching me new skills and giving me ideas, is still the thing that inspires me most. It is an honour and a privilege to be part of the best colour house!
MARETHA VAN WYK
I'm a small town girl from the Lowveld and moved to Johannesburg to start my hairstylist journey.
I've been in the industry for almost 15 years. I'm inspired by the industry because of the constant growth and change that it offers. Being part of the PRO Team is such a honour, especially working alongside all of these incredibly talented stylists.
After nearly 10 years of working behind the chair, I've realised that my passion for hair and this industry grows every day. I represent our sunny city Port Elizabeth. I’m so blessed to have found my niche and I am so pleased to be able to specialise in blonding, balayage and extensions.
My entire career has been an adventure, and currently I have the incredible opportunity to be able to represent a brand like Schwarzkopf Professional. They have empowered me as a stylist and it is an absolute pleasure to be able to work for a brand that I truly believe in. Most importantly, being a part of the powerhouse that is Shag High Voltage hair is a dream come true. Being surrounded by inspired stylists and working inside such an incredible space daily is the biggest blessing.
This will be my 19th year in the industry.
I was born and raised in the deep south (Alberton) of Johannesburg, but stay and work in Bedfordview.
I can't say what inspires me to be the stylist I am today, but being a part of the PRO Team inspires me to be different and has pushed me to set goals out of my comfort zone. It's been a huge highlight of my career. Constantly networking and making new friends all over the country has been an amazing experience! If anything, I want to set an example that dreams do come true – I’m living my dream and it's only the beginning.
I'm 33 and have stayed in Pretoria for the last 14 years.
This year I marked 15 years in the hair industry and 10 years of being an independent stylist. I'm still super passionate about hair and people. Hair is still my dream. I'm also very proud to be part of the Schwarzkopf PRO team as we are a group of talented stylists who still believes in education. We pay our knowledge forward and inspire each other and the industry.
ROXANNE DA ROCHA BRANDT
I’m from Johannesburg. I’ve been in the industry for 16 years and have worked at our family-owned salon Headgames since the start of my hairstylist journey. I am completely inspired by the boundless creative looks we are able to create, which gives our clients that indescribable feeling of pure happiness and confidence.
As an artist, I absolutely love to push the boundaries and being part of the Schwarzkopf PRO Team allows me to be as creative as I can be, with the absolute trust in a superior product and the ability to share my knowledge with other stylists. I am beyond grateful to be part of such an amazing team!
What a humbling honour it is to be part of a dynamic and multi-talented PRO Team! I have been a hairstylist for 19 years and the past 10 years I have owned C Connoisseurs Studio.
Schwarzkopf Professional has been my go-to partner without a doubt, allowing me to fuel my passion and deliver an incomparable service to my clients.
I'm 33 and I'm the owner of Fusion Hair, Windermere, Durban.
I grew up in Cape Town and moved to KZN when I started high school. I knew I wanted to be creative and luckily for me, at 15, I started studying hair at college – little did I know I would achieve so much and have the biggest passion!
I was qualified by 18 and started my own salon at 21. It definitely has been a road of many ups and downs, but what gets me through every day are the relationships built and the feeling of being able to completely transform someone's spirit and look with my hands and knowledge.
To be part of the Schwarzkopf PRO Team has been a dream come true. A brand that is truly behind their stylists – together, we are a team and not just another sales number. It’s the biggest honour and I can’t wait to see what 2022 holds for us.
Originally from Johannesburg. Works at Cellardoor in Parkhurst.
Been in the industry for 12 years.
I specialise in editorial shoot work, creative colouring/placement, texture cutting specialist.
It’s a true honor to be part of the PRO Team. It’s a team with only the best stylists in South Africa, it’s the next step in my career to inspire through education, to be under the Schwarzkopf Professional umbrella I can only become better within myself.
I’ve been in the industry for 11 Years. I own my own salon in Parkhurst Johannesburg.
I specialise in
- Couture upstyling
- Signature lightening (balayage, painting etc)
- Signature cutting
- Colour corrections
The PRO Team is a base for stylists to draw inspiration & broaden their creativity. Being part of the PRO Team has given me the opportunity to use their liquid tools to expand my skill & knowledge.
I am Bianca Scheun, and I am 26 years old. I was born and raised in Pretoria and have been in the hair industry for 6 years now.
I specialise in the following balayage techniques, colour melting and blondes.
Being part of the PRO Team for me means, that I get to pass on my tips and tricks to stylists like myself who are willing to learn and do whatever it takes to become the best in their field.
I’m a born and raised Cape Town girl.
I’ve been in this beautiful industry for 17 years.
I specialise in blonding, balayage, expensive brunette colour and healthy hair.
It’s an honour to be a part of the PRO Team. The team are so diverse in South Africa where education is a huge priority, personally grateful to walk alongside such talented individuals that I learn from each day. It’s a pinnacle career moment for me to have been chosen.
I’m an independent stylist from the East Rand working in Bedfordview.
I have been in the industry for 14 years.
I specialise in colour, blonde with balayage being my strong point.
Being part of the PRO Team is an absolute honour and the highlight of my career. Being part of an amazing team of stylists is a dream come true.
I work in a boutique salon called Wade&Co in Cape Town.
I have been in the industry for over 25 years now learning and growing everyday.
I believe in passing on knowledge as what you put out into the universe will come back to you two fold.
I specialise in colour correction, highlighting, lightening services, balayage, crazy colouring and hair extensions.
I love sharing my knowledge with others and love learning you're never too old to learn, never too young to apply knowledge.
What a privilege to be part of the PRO Team, a community of amazing stylists who are all uniquely different but unite under one amazing brand to produce amazing work with amazing results.
I started my journey back in 2011 as an apprentice for some of the best in the industry. I was fortunate to open the doors of Maxwell Haus Studio in 2014 in Centurion. I have a strong passion for colouring and lightening techniques, creating healthy and natural looking hair. I was honoured to join the PRO team for Schwarzkopf Professional 2022 & get to work alongside talented artists & educators who are passionate about our industry. Together. A passion for hair.
Hi, I’m Marni Malan.
I’m a proud salon owner here in Richardsbay KZN.
I started in this industry part time in 2012, so 10 years now already.
I specialise in soft, natural low-maintenance colours.
Being part of the PRO Team has expanded my industry & audience.
It's given me teammates, who teach, learn, care & inspire me everyday!