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:: Spotlight :: Joey Scandizzo Salon launch

By: Adriana Musumeci

The Joey Scandizzo Melbourne Flagship Salon launched with a very loud bang recently, with over 300 guests filling the salon to celebrate and spilling out into the rear courtyard. The lengthy guest list, which included Melbourne TV personalities, models, DJ’s and salon clients, were kept entertained long into the night by TV host and DJ Ruby Rose, as champagne flowed and beers popped thanks to Four Sisters and Peroni.

Australian Hairdresser Of The Year for the past two consecutive year, Joey Scandizzo’s unprecedented success has earned him an international reputation as a key industry mentor, educator and visionary. Now, with his business partners John Scandizzo and Joseph Semaan, Joey takes his creativity to a new level with the launch of the flagship salon. From executing the perfect bob, styling for TV and fashion runways, to leading a team of stars, he does so with a passion that is an inspiration in itself. With acclaimed awards that are synonymous to the quality of service and finish, Joey Scandizzo Salon is a collaboration of individual creative expression.

The event was stunningly styled by Melbourne event designers The Style Co and long list of sponsors included very generous product provisions from: Crust Pizza, Katuk, Sabastian, Kevin Murphy, American Crew, Peroni, Four Sisters, Taut, Onyx, DQ Vodka, Free Energy Drink, Magnum Temptation, Capi Soda, Headlines Hairpieces, Bonza Bronz, The Radar Group and Eff Juice.

An extrinsic and bold individual; full of colour and life. A leader in the industry whom characterises a bold sense of humour and an entertaining personality. Joey Scandizzo; the artist, the crafter, the extraordinary hairdresser. A two-year consecutive winner of the AHFA Australian Hairdresser of the Year has finally branched out on his own and opened his first salon in Melbourne. The dazzling and sophisticated salon is one not to be missed. With a team of professionals, Joey Scandizzo aims to create a “Joey Scandizzo Experience” leaving all clients looking and feeling great departing the salon as “Joey Scandizzo Ambassadors”. Joey’s charismatic charm is reflected in his salon. Located on Toorak Road, South Yarra, the salon reflects a clean, fresh salon with a modernised twist.

From a young age Joey never thought he would be where he is today. School was never something that excited the stylist; thus leaving to help within his family business in a hairdressing salon. Visioning himself as a carpenter, the young Scandizzo thought nothing could be better than becoming a hairdresser; surrounding himself by beautiful women everyday. Fortunately, he grew a passion and became an outsourced stylist by people across the globe.

His career is not one that is unnoticed, yet there is still a lot more that Scandizzo wants to achieve. Hoping in the future to branch out more Joey Scandizzo salons across Melbourne, Scandizzo is now aiming to bring out his own line of hair products. A gruelling schedule one follows, the artist can be found working within the salon three days a week. He would like to be there more, however, Scandizzo will now be working on the Australian TV series ‘Beauty and the Geek’. Scandizzo will also be spending his time less overseas, and more so working on the development of his salon.

When asked about why he decided to make the transition into opening his own salon after his part-ownership at Rokk Ebony, he stated, “I’ve worked hard the past sixteen years and built a brand through my achievements and experiences; this feels like the right time to make a change and take on a new challenge!”

Working on creating a product range to go global, and making a mission to work alongside “Lady Gaga”, the Joey Scandizzo salon has now launched.

Trading Hours:
Monday – 10.30am-6.00pm
Tuesday – 10.30am-6.00pm
Wednesday – 10.30am-9.00pm
Thursday – 10.30am-9.00pm
Friday – 10.30am-9.00pm
Saturday – 9.00am-5.00pm
Sunday – Closed

Joey Scandizzo Salon is at 168 Toorak Road, South Yarra.

ISome of the guests in attendance were Grant Smillie, Rebecca Maddern, Stephen Bucknall, Brodie Young, Susannah Murray, Matteo Bruno and another award-winning hairdresser Michelle Anthony.

Rebecca Maddern, Joey Scandizzo and friend Jade Joey Scandizzo with fellow award-winning hairdresser Michelle Anthony
Nadya, Stephen Bucknall & Cheyney Tiffany Cowell, Brodie Young & Anja Barisic
Grant Smillie & Ruby Rose
Rebecca Maddern & Malorie Cox
Vivian Chang Lauren Brown & Susannah Murray
Ruby Rose guests