Uros Mikic, Creative Director
There is something wonderful about Uros, and not just his fantastic accent. It?s his dedication to his work and each client that makes him stand out from other hairstylists.
He takes the time to listen to your ideas about your hairstyle, he takes the time to discuss the process with you so you can be certain when you leave the salon you will feel gorgeous. But even more important he will make sure that when you get home you will know how to style your hair and have the right tools and products to maintain your beautiful new colour or hairstyle.
Uros has over 15 years of experience in the hair industry from around the world. He has worked in Europe, Italy and UK among others, New Zealand and Australia.
Uros is the Creative Director for MATRIX Australia and a Brand Ambassador and Style Director for EVY Professional. He is busy working with the MATRIX Design Team in delivering creative classes and inspirational show around Australia and internationally.
Uros always looks to keep on top of new fashion trends; he works on fashion photo shoots and runways shows and makes sure to bring the latest ideas back to the salon and his clients. He is always investing in his ongoing professional development, to be able to provide his clients with the newest cutting techniques and the newest exciting colour developments.
Uros' recent achievements:
WINNER 2016/17 AIPP Global Best Men's Collection of the Year
WINNER 2016 Hair Expo Men's Hairdresser/Barber of the Year
FINALIST Australian Hairdresser of the Year 2016 Hair Expo
FINALIST Australian Hairdresser of the Year 2016 AHFA
WINNER AIPP Global Men's Collection of the Year 2015/16
WINNER HBIA Men's Hairdresser of the Year 2014, 2015
WINNER Rising Star Male HOT SHOTS 2014
WINNER 2013 Face of I.H.S. - SA
FINALIST 2014/15 AIPP Best Men's Collection - 3rd Place
FINALIST 2015 Emerging Hairdresser of the Year Hair Expo
FINALISTS 2016, 2015, 2014 Men's Hairdresser of the Year Hair Expo Awards
FINALIST 2015, 2014, 2013 American Crew Star Challenge
FINALIST 2015, 2014 South Australian Hairdresser of the Year Australian Hair Fashion Awards
FINALIST 2015, 2014, 2013 Men's Hairdresser of the Year Australian Hair Fashion Awards
We have created Kinky Curly Straight Hair Salon to offer you an affordable luxurious hairstyling experience.
We took the time to design a unique environment where you will want to come to indulge in a bit of luxury. And while you are taking in the sights, tastes, smells and sounds of our salon we promise to work equally hard on providing you with the best haircutting and colouring expertise.
We ensure our stylists master the latest hair styling techniques, to give you the deep rich chocolate browns, or bombshell platinum blondes or to create the perfect hairstyle for your special event.
We are dedicated to consistently giving you the best experience that will span beyond your visit to the salon. We make sure you get the newest tips and products to be able to maintain your beautiful new hairstyle at home. And we look forward to welcoming you back in the salon to continue to work with you on your healthy locks.
Kinky Curly Straight has received and has retained the Gold Salon Select accreditation from the Australian Hairdressing Council since 2013.
In 2015 Kinky Curly Straight has WON HAIR EXPO Salon Business of the Year and placed FINALIST for Salon Team of the Year in the 2016 Hair Expo Awards.
The salon WON SA Salon of the Year in the 2015 Australian Hair Industry Awards and was finalist for Salon Team of the Year and Salon Director/Manager of the Year.
Our salon has WON 2 categories in the inaugural 2014 Australian Hair Industry Awards recognising nation's best salon businesses:
- Newcomer Salon of the Year
- Salon Director/Manager of the Year - Uros and Mojca Mikic
Kinky Curly Straight was finalist in the 2015 Australian Hair Fashion Awards for Salon of the Year.
Kinky Curly Straight was a double finalist in the 2014 Australian Hair Fashion Awards for Salon of the Year and Salon Manager of the Year.
The salon has won Best New Salon Design 2013 Australian Hair Fashion Awards and was a finalist for Salon Design in the 2013 Hair Expo Awards.
(on maternity leave)
Laura has achieved so much in her young career, among others winning the colour challenge in the 2013 IHS awards for Way-Out-There colour, has worked at the Adelaide Fashion Festival in the last two years, styled hair for Sunday Mail, has seen her work placed in the 2013 American Crew Face Off booklet and has been lately a regular presenter at top industry show like Hair Expo and Salon Melbourne.
Back in the salon, when she is not competing, she loves spending time with her clients. Laura loves to make sure she has enough time to consult with her clients to get them looking fabulous when they leave the salon. Happy clients is what Laura is most proud off.
We are thrilled to have such a driven and talented senior stylist on our award winning team. We expect big things from Laura.
Laura is as of 2015 a member of the exclusive MATRIX House of Talent team, a development program for Australia's up and coming stylists. Congratulations Laura!
Laura placed FINALIST in the 2016 HAIR EXPO New Creative Force category with her beautiful 'Crude' collection.
With over 10 years experience in the hair industry Alyse joins our team after moving back to Adelaide at the start of the year.
Originally from South Australia, Alyse has spend the last 15 years in Brisbane where she started her hairdressing career, completed her apprenticeship and worked in a busy Brisbane salon.
Alyse is a talented senior stylist, providing beautiful cuts, styling and stunning colours. Her colour work is a special interest and she has in the past tried her hand at a few colour competitions.
We can't wait to see her next colour project, all we'll say is get ready for some cool colour explosions.
And seeing she spent the last decade in humid Brisbane with her wavy hair, trust us when we say, she knows how to keep your curls and waves under control, humid-proof and sleek.
This one is a true super star.
Cherie is the 2017 Australian HAir Fashion Awards AVANT GARDE Hairdresser of the Year.
She has been presenting her work on stage around the country, is teaching for SA TAFE and has been producing beautiful creative work. On top of all that Cherie has a special touch when it comes to making clients feel amazing.
Cherie loves playing with colours, including her hair - currently baby blue, soft green with lilac roots, so we would say you are safe in her hands. She is great with cuts and absolutelly loves styling - if she had to chose that would be her favourite part of hairdressing.
We are so happy to have the very talented Cherie on our team and we can't wait to see what she comes up with next under the mentorship of our creative team.
Cherie has has a big year so far and aside from taking out the big win at AHFA 2017 also won the Visionary HOT SHOTS 2017 and placed finalist in 2017 HAIR EXPO awards for New Creative Force and SA Hairdresser of the Year.
Among others she has placed FINALIST in the AHFA 2016 SA Hairdresser of the Year, won a spot on the 2016/17 Matrix HOT Team and placing FINALIST in the 2016 Hot Shots VISIONARY Awards.
With over 10 years experience in the hairdressing industry, Tania joined the Kinky Curly Straight team from NSW, moving to Adelaide to further her career. With a keen eye for styling and some serious training with top Australian and international hair stylists, it won?t take long for Tania to become an integral part of the Kinky Curly Straight creative team.
Tania is keen to try out for hairdressing competitions, create looks for runways shows and hair events and most importantly wants to build a strong clientele that gives her the chance to showcase her many hairdressing skills.
Whether you are after a special style for your next big night out, wedding, colour or a trendy cut, Tania is sure to deliver and give you the best home care advice at the same time.
Having recently moved from busy Melbourne to Adelaide to pursue his hairdressing career with our award winning salon, Michael is among others thrilled to start exploring all the fabulous SA snorkeling spots - he has a bit of a soft spot for Port Noarlunga.
Michael is no stranger to the Kinky Curly Straight team, having worked with us at last years' Hair Expo Main Stage presentation and sharing mentoring experience with Laura on the inaugural MATRIX H.O.T. Team 2015-2016. He has assisted Uros on numerous photo-shots so is well versed in how our team runs and works.
We are excited to have Michael join our team in our day to day business; his cutting and colouring skills and passion for the industry are infectious and we know our clients will fall in love with him as soon as he puts his scissors and colour brushes to their lovely locks.
Michael is keen to continue to push himself in the more creative genres of hairdressing so don't be surprised if there's a funky, cool avant garde collection already in the works in his mind.
Jasmine is one of the kindest, loveliest stylists you will come across and paired with her hard work and enthusiasm to learn and grow she will have a fabulous career at Kinky Curly Straight. We know her cutting, styling and colouring skills will impress you as they have our team and soon you will have long debates with Jasmine over planning your next seasons looks.
Keen to learn from our award-winning team, Jasmine decided to join Kinky Curly Straight to expand her knowledge and to push herself out of her comfort zone. She is thrilled to be going to this years Hair Expo with the team to assist the creative team in preparing their shows and is looking forward to the opportunity to experience all this creative stuff the Kinky Curly Straight team gets invoived in.
What to say about our gorgeous young Molly. She is so driven, and so eager to get her hands onto hair and she is one of the most hard working young girls you will ever meet.
Now in her 3rd year of apprenticeship she is well and trully a part of the Kinky Curly Straight team, busy looking after our clients by assiting the senior team with colours, blow-dryes and specialising in kerating smoothing.
Molly has succesfully completed the MATRIX Master Colourist Degree in 2016 and she took out St Partrick's School Hair Apprentice of the Year in Year 12.
Molly is our future star in the making and we truly expect big things from her.
This young one is so thrilled to have a go at all this hair. While finishing her Year 12 this year, Jessica will have a very busy year ahead with starting her Certificate 3 and working in the salon.
Already mastering shampooing and assisting the team with colours and blow-dries you will meet Jessica as she supports our team in delivering you the best salon experience.
Jen will be the first face you see when visiting our salon and the voice on the phone helping you make your next appointment with our award-winning team. Her lovely smile and caring demeanor will make you feel welcome when you spend time in our company.
Jen has previously spent over 10 years in the corporate travel industry and it was for her infectious personality and efficiency we were thrilled to welcome her to the Kinky Curly Straight family. You can trust Jen to look after all your appointment needs, all the while ensuring the salon is running smoothly and our team's travel plans are in safe hands.
The woman behind the man, or in this case behind the salon.
These days you won't catch Mojca when you visit the salon, as she is busy running the back of the business. When she is not travelling for KCS Consulting and in meetings she spends most of her time in the office with her greyhound Arnie, looking after salon finances, HR, marketing and everything in between.
Lately she is getting tied up with organizing the many events Kinky Curly Straight creative team is working on, from international travel, competitions, runways shows, photo-shots and education.
Hot off the salon's business success and Mojca's growing business acumen she has been asked to deliver business classes in collaboration with MATRIX for salons around Australia.