Kia Hongisto – Beauty Therapist
Star sign: Gemini
Favourite Food: Home-made Mexican
Our gorgeous inside and out beauty therapist is Kia who, originally from Finland joined the Liquid Hair team in 2016 after moving to Australia with her Aussie partner. She undertook her beauty therapy training in Europe, where she also trained in expert eyelash extension application (Delashes), and spray tan application.
Kia has certified in the Alexandria Body Sugar Hair Removal system. The Alexandria Professional® method of Body Sugaring Hair Removal is a safe, gentle and effective solution to hair extraction for women, men and children, using an all-natural paste, and has fast become one of the most popular services on offer Liquid Hair. The most important advantage is very fundamental: the Alexandria technique and sugar paste formulation extracts the hair in its natural direction of growth while the hair is still in the early growth stage (Anagen stage). This eliminates hair breakage, unnecessary discomfort, irritation and ingrown hairs while exfoliating dry skin cells. Ask her about it next time you visit the salon and see if it is right for you!
Kia loves the constantly evolving nature of her work - there are always new technologies, methodologies and products to be educated in, as well as caring for her clients and offering them the very best customer service to help solve their skin concerns. She enjoys tackling her clients skin concerns through treatments in the salon and with home care to follow up, offering a tailored, face-to-face expert consultation in the Dermalogica product range.
Kia believes it doesn't feel like going to work if you love what you do - skin health is so much more than just a job. She loves talking to her regular clients, meeting new ones and helping them to look and feel their best.
Outside of the beauty room Kia likes to go hiking, do some cooking at home or read when she has any spare time!
Stone (Shi) Zheng – Owner/Director
Stone has been the owner/director and leader of the Liquid Hair team since May 2017.
She began her hairdressing career in 2007 in Adelaide and also holds qualifications in salon management and small business management.
Stone is best known in the salon for her expert cutting and styling – creating fashion forward, precision shapes for her clientele. She is also the salons hair extension specialist and loves making dream hair styles come to realization by using the unbeatable Show Pony hair extension method for the best natural-looking hair extensions. Stone also loves creating formal/special event hairstyles for her salon guests - she is our go-to for amazing styling, whether an on-trend or more classic looks.
She has worked with many of the top hair care brands during her time in salons from L’Oreal to Schwarzkopf and is now a Goldwell Master Colourist and Kerasilk Keratin Smoothing Treatment expert.
Since joining Liquid Hair and taking over the leadership role, Stone has been enjoying managing and growing her team, to take them to the next level of hair dressing, beauty and customer service standards. Stone has brought fresh new direction to the salon to complement the renown Liquid Hair customer service and care reputation and has implemented the introduction of some exciting brands to the salon such as Oribe, V76 by Vaughn and Show Pony. The constantly evolving nature of the industry from product development to techniques and trends, customer care and salon management keep Stone excited and passionate about her career and the business.
You can catch her styling the hair for fashion parades and editorial shoots around Adelaide. Recently Stone has led the hair direction for events such as Labels Style Markets and Creative Design Market by Ellery Events Australia and her work has been showcased on the front page of Adelaide’s daily paper ‘The Advertiser’.
When Stone is not on the salon floor or in the office managing the business, she loves spending her time with her young son enjoying the precious moments of motherhood. She notes one of her main hobbies is ‘Lego collecting and building’ – something all parents can relate too!
Stone has been donating her time off to cut childrens’ hair at her sons day care centre for all the mum and dads who are too busy to be able to bring their young ones to a salon, a gesture which has received many boxes of chocolates and hugs!
Charlotte Walsh – Senior Stylist
Our super star senior stylist Charlotte has been a member of the Liquid Hair team since 2010, and hairdressing since 2005. Her full book week in week out are a testament to a loyal clientele, many of who have been coming to see her since she started at the salon, valuing her caring and nurturing style of service, as well as expert results.
She brings international experience to the team - Charlotte has worked at hair salons in London, Manchester and Ireland. Charlotte loves all aspects of hairdressing and hair care, but she is renown for her beautiful blondes, fabulous on-trend short hair styles and big bouncy long-hair blow drys.
Charlotte has recently completed training with Oribe in both Melbourne and Adelaide, ghd Australia, and Goldwell Australia.
Charlotte is our well-being expert. She has run marathons around the world including Berlin and Edinburgh, and keeps the rest of the Liquid Hair team inspired with fitness and healthy minds.
When she has some spare time outside of the salon you can find Charlotte hiking on the trails at Mount Lofty, trying out some of Adelaide's newest restaurants or reading something from her ever-growing library of books. She also loves travel and regularly heads away to visit her family in the UK.
Tashi Marshall – Senior Stylist
STAR SIGN: Sagittarius
FAVOURITE FOOD: Dumplings of course!
Tashi has been a member of the Liquid Hair team since 2016 and began her hairdressing career in 2013.
Since embarking on her journey with Liquid Hair she has been industry-awarded for her colour direction and technical skill, and has undertaken training by ghd Australia, Kevin Murphy, Goldwell and Oribe. Tashi is a Goldwell Kerasilk Keratin Smoothing Treatment expert.
Tashi is our go-to for colour corrections, restyles and major total-look overhauls! Her clients always feel confident that if they say ‘do what ever you want’, Tashi will create a look that is perfectly suited to the individuals personality, lifestyle and overall image.
She has been busy outside of salon hours creating looks at runway shows for local fashion productions including the Labels Style Markets, working on photographic collections and entering industry competitions such as the SA Hair and Beauty Awards. All this hard work out of salon hours keeps her ahead of the pack when it comes to hair fashion trends and techniques, which Tash loves to bring to the salon and adapt to suit her clientele for every day wear.
Tash lives and breathes hair but when she has some down time she loves taking her gorgeous Swiss Shepard Freya for car rides and walks on the beach, going on adventures with her sister or baking up some tasty treats at home - which always go down well in the salon the next day!
Felicity – Customer Service Team
Star Sign: Libra
Favorite Food: Authentic Japanese or Korean
Felicity has been a member of the Customer Service Team at Liquid Hair since 2011. It's her mission to make sure the salon runs smoothly day to day, and to ensure the salon guests have the best experience possible when they come to visit, from the moment they walk in the door to when they leave after there Liquid Hair experience.
With a BA in Communications (Journalism) and a Grad Dip Communications (Public Relations) under her belt, she also takes care of social media, blogging and other communication for the business.
When she's not behind the desk at Liquid Hair you can find her DJing at some of Adelaide's coolest bars and clubs like Electra House, The Gallery and Sugar Nightclub where she spends most of her Friday and Saturday evenings listening to and playing music.