Hair By The Collective owner, Michael Pierro carries 15 years of experience in the hair industry, giving him the confidence to successfully meet the challenges to run a successful salon. He injects creativity, passion and innovation into every masterpiece he creates. Specializing in curly haircuts and classically beautiful styles, Michael carefully balances precision, movement, and texture for each and every client. Drawing his creative inspiration from high fashion, art, and film, Michael’s cuts are unique and have a beautifully subtle edge. As a precision hair cutter, he built a reputation cutting and styling naturally curly hair, using a free hand, curl-by-curl cutting technique. He is constantly sought out for his finesse and impressively tames and styles any texture of hair. Micheal has also traveled internationally as an expert stylist, assisting on several editorial photo shoots in Rome, Milan and Dubai. He has even been apart of, Project Feel Good, a non-profit program aimed at providing disadvantage children in Vietnam the opportunity to learn the hairdressing trade to create job opportunities, stability, and independent living. These priceless experiences and growth shape Michael’s invested interests and future endeavors. His knowledge of his team’s skills and capabilities paired with his friendly and vibrant approach to training and advancing the team’s knowledge have contributed greatly to his success in creating a salon, that delivers exceptional service to clients. From his early days as a hairdresser to his present role as entrepreneur, Michael continues to challenge himself. He keeps himself inspired and versatile through continued education and has completed such advanced courses at the world-renowned Vidal Sassoon Academy in Los Angeles. As the salon evolves, Michael attends industry events, giving him an opportunity to meet other professionals in the broader fashion industry to discuss ideas for future collaborations and promotions with Hair By The Collective.
With over 10 years of experience in the hair and beauty industry, Jessie is no stranger to the demands of today’s fashion-conscious culture. She began her professional career in Orange County, California. She has since gone on to expose her abilities at some of the more prestigious salons in L.A. and Orange County, before moving to Brisbane in 2015. Showcasing her California style and creative eye, Jessie would state her strong suit is colour, especially sun-kissed balayage and dimensional blondes. But, it is hard to narrow down her skill set when her repertoire includes extensive experience with men and women’s cuts, various extension application methods, Keratin treatments, and up-styles. Her passion for the industry motivates her to complete advanced courses at prestigious schools like the Vidal Sassoon Academy. Jessie encourages clients to feel at ease to express themselves and their ideas. She draws inspiration from her love of travel, music, and design and strives to keep up-to- date on the latest fashion and beauty trends that benefit all clientele. Jessie’s impeccable attention to detail and creative vision will provide clients with a superb beauty experience.
Antoni Pierro has gained invaluable experience as a hairdresser at Hair By The Collective. Over the years, he developed and honed in his technical skills while also becoming competent in managing the daily responsibilities of a salon. Antoni draws his inspiration from music, movies, pop-culture and stays abreast with the latest developments in hair styling and fashion industries. Antoni loves the variation that comes with the business, and his experience with a range of styles, techniques and people contribute to his toolkit. No matter the vision you have for your look, Antoni is driven to connect with it, and bring it to life. His confidence, loyalty, and determination to learn and grow as a hairdresser make him a valuable asset to Hair By The Collective.
Amber-Jade joins Hair By The Collective as a fluid eclectic art form. She lives for the hair journey, and every client has one. Whether you’re growing out a pixie haircut, or gradually for shifting your hair colour, she always has a future plan for every guest. She finds her inspiration from abstract art, avant-garde fashion, and decades of all types of music. Our punk-rock princess loves all things bold and quirky and isn’t afraid to give clients an ever so gentle nudge to slightly step out of their comfort zone. Amber-Jade has been creating memorable hair experiences for years and has continued her education to remain current and acquire new techniques. She is our designated hair extension enthusiast with a certification from the prestigious GreatLengths Hair Extensions. She specializes in blondes, bold colours, and creative haircuts – with a not so secret passion for curly hair. Amber is a huge fan of educating her guests about styling techniques and home-care regimes to keep your locks feeling like you just left her chair. Her goal as a hairstylist? “ It’s all about expressing yourself, having fun and feeling beautiful while you do it!”
Caitlin’s passion for beautiful and stylish hair has enabled her to quickly establish herself as one to watch. She spent her earlier years as an apprentice at some of the top salons in and around Brisbane, where her strong passion for creating beautiful blondes all began. After working with top luxury brands such as Shu Uemura, Oribe, and Kerastase, Caitlin has officially joined the Hair By The Collective team and we couldn’t be more excited.
On her days off, you can find Caitlin at the beach or keeping fit at the gym. She has an affection for traveling all around Australia, hunting down her favorite acts at various music festivals. Caitlin has always had a creative soul and draws her inspiration from other quirky creatives and the unique flare of the 70’s. With her trained eye, this beach babe now specializes in women’s long-hair looks and is becoming known for her seamless balayage, lived-in blondes, and tousled waves. But, don’t be fooled by just her blonde-expertise, Caitlin loves a good precise blunt bob when it comes to cutting as well.
She exudes confidence and loves to please clients when it comes to achieving the look they desire. Her sharp attention to detail and love for voluptuous waves have enabled her to perfect a flawless blow-dry and polished style.
We can’t help, but adore Caitlin’s love for the effortless chic-ness of the 70’s, with a vibrant twist. She’s anything, but basic. Want to take your Boho Babe Vibe to the next level? Be sure to book with Caitlin at Hair By The Collective.
Gabi’s passion for beautiful hair has made her one of the most sought after new talents in Brisbane. Knowing she wanted to learn from the best, she trained under industry leaders for over five years. All of the knowledge and techniques that she gained during this time have molded her into the well-rounded stylist she is today. When she’s not behind the chair, Gabi finds inspiration when collaborating with other artists, behind the scenes of Melbourne Fashion Week. Education has also always been important to her. With many classes and various certifications under her belt, one of the most recent and most exciting of these was traveling to the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California.
Gabi specializes in balayage and lived-in blondes, known for recreating the natural and beautifully-blended highlights you look forward to after a summer spent in the sun. But, whether you’re coming to Hair By The Collective for sun-kissed highlights or a major color transformation, with Gabi as your stylist you’ll leave with a smile on your face.