KERRIN SAMPSON

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Hailing from New Zealand, Kerrin is an award-winning stylist who has spent the last two decades in the hairdressing industry perfecting her raw yet enriching styling ethos.

A former Wella Colour Educator in Melbourne, Kerrin’s knowledge and experience working with colour is unparalleled, and she prides herself on capturing and enhancing the natural beauty of any client and their hair, whatever hue that may be.

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Amanda King

SALON MANAGER

Working at Urban Room Hair is something of a full-circle moment for Senior Stylist Amanda King. When she first started her apprenticeship in Melbourne 13 years ago, URH Director Kerrin was her educator. Fast-forward to today and the two are back together again, working side by side in Townsville’s premier boutique salon.

“I love that the size and speciality-focus of our salon means we get to spend more time with our clients,” Amanda explains. “We book longer appointments to ensure everyone is receiving the care and attention they deserve.”

With a particular interest in colour-work (blondes and balayage are her faves) as well as men’s cutting (“It’s a bit more special than just walking into a barber to be in and out as quickly as possible”) Amanda revels in her client’s reactions at the end of their appointments.

“There’s nothing nicer than getting your hair done, and knowing you’ve made someone feel better about themselves is so rewarding.”   

ASHLEEN MELLON

EMERGING STYLIST

Like so many in the industry, Third-Year Apprentice Ashleen Mellon knew from a young age she wanted to be a hairdresser. Well on her way to achieving this dream, Ash has always loved hair and beauty, and says making people feel confident is her favourite thing about hairdressing.

“Someone’s hair is their personality, so it’s important to get it right.”

A gun with the blow-dryer (ask her for sexy and sleek or sultry and wavy), Ash also enjoys up-styling for special events.

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