The Koto Culture
The Koto Hair culture is one of respect.
From the very beginning, we knew our business couldn’t exist separately from the community and the world. Every day we strive to do right by the planet by making eco-friendly choices and taking care when it comes to our impact on the environment. We pride ourselves in supporting the local community through fundraising events and causes that speak to our values.
We are truly honoured to have been recognised by our local community for the work we have done and the care we provide. We are proud of what we have achieved and what we continue to do. Our salon is a place of love, respect and genuine care. We invite you to make an appointment with one of our highly trained staff members and see for yourself what the Koto Hair culture is all about!
Meet the team
Kristy - Owner / Director
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Kristy is our fearless leader who is the epitome of an industry professional. Kristy’s career started back in 1995 in a country town before finding her way to Malvern in 1997 and has remained in the area ever since. After managing someone else’s business for 10 Years with her sister by her side she decided it was time they go out and do things for themselves.
With all the knowledge that Kristy has gained from a lifetime in the industry she is not shy about sharing her craft and her business savvy know how. Kristy is an amazing example of what can be accomplished if you work hard and lead with Integrity.
Kristy nowadays spends equal time behind the chair looking after her guests that she has known over 2 decades and the rest of her time leading the team.
Kristy treats everyone who comes through the door like they are part of the koto family with her warmth and friendly disposition.
Tahleaha - Owner / Director
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Tahleaha and Kristy are sisters and business partners and have worked together since 2000.
Tahleaha is brilliant at Keratin straightening treatments and she loves doing them. Blondes are also where she excels, being a hands on leader she loves sharing her passion and helping others achieve their goals.
Lucy - Director Hairstylist
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She is welcoming, warm and a true industry professional. She is always striving to bring on trend style to the salon.
Her cuts sharp and bold or soft and seamless are sophisticated yet edgy with attention to detail.
As a salon partner Lucy guides her team with integrity and respect, taking the knowledge that she has gained from her study in Melbourne and London to mould the team, taking pride in assisting each team member’s crafts.
Tess - Koto Senior Hairstylist
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Tess is our superwoman who is ready to take on anything.
A love for up-styles and creating a clients’ dream look, whether it be editorial, short and sharp or something soft and undone, Tess has been a valuable member of the team from day one. Starting and finishing her apprenticeship at koto, Tess has grown immensely as a stylist whilst putting her own style into her passion. By knowing what’s on trend and what’s popular, she can help you achieve the hair you’ve always wanted.
Tess throws herself into every opportunity especially when it comes to expanding her knowledge of hair and business. As a result of this Tess has chosen thus far to keep her areas of expertise broad and continues to be one of koto’s best all-rounders.
Jess - Principle Stylist
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Jess has been a part of our team since the beginning of 2018 and is our in house Blondes and balayage specialist.
Her passion for helping you find the perfect on trend look to make you look and feel amazing is only out shined by one thing and that’s hanging out with her Princess “Daisy the Dash-hound” on the weekend.
Bille - Award winning lash artist
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Bille is an award-winning lash technician who will design the perfect set of eyelash extensions to suit each individual. She is passionate about lashes and is constantly searching for new techniques, new products, and up-skilling.
Koto Beauty offers several other services including facial waxing, lash and brow tinting, lash lifts and spray tans.
When Bille is not talking and dreaming of lashes she loves to relax with a martini and Netflix.
She is also a devoted AFL fan and loves going to the footy with her family and friends.
The Koto Beauty space is conveniently located above Koto Hair.
Koto BEAUTY – Eyelash Extensions
03 9821 0330 – 0405 959 150
Paige Quine - Junior Stylist
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Paige has been a team member since 2014, she started as part time and has recently joined us as a full time stylist and we couldn’t be happier.
Paige’s attention to detail is a just one of the many things we love about her, her styling skills are on point and if you are looking for someone to help cover those
pesky sparkles there is no-one better than Paige
A Sustainable Salon
Being an eco-friendly salon has always been important to us, which is why we have gone even further and made the decision to go “GREEN”. We have partnered with Sustainable Salons Australia and can now recycle 95% of our waste – something we are incredibly proud of!
Koto Hair founders Kristy and Tahleaha are two hard-working mothers, who have put their heart and soul into creating an incredible experience for you. The salon is a sanctuary for all to come and relax, unwinding from their busy lives. It is a place for some well-deserved “me time”. Walkout feeling fresh, transformed, and confident, whether you have a completely new ‘do or a set of flirty eyelash extensions.
Located on Malvern Road in Glen Iris – Melbourne, Koto Hair offers services for both men and women.
We will always go the extra mile when it comes to our clients and always endeavor to deliver exceptional customer service. A combination of passion, professional skills, and the highest quality eco-friendly products, allows us to provide you with a comfortable salon that is also kind to the planet. We pride ourselves on always continually educating our staff and looking for ways that we can improve, to ensure we are bringing you exceptional service and building long-lasting relationships with our community.
Family is one of our biggest values, so we encourage you to bring your whole family along to our salon. From working mothers to teenagers to tiny tots, we will look after each and every member.
We promise to do our VERY BEST to make you feel your VERY BEST.