Our Team



Salon Owner Welcome to silk , I'm Leanne, the founder of Silk Hair Skin Body. I have been living on the Mornington Peninsula for over 30 years and Silk is my third salon. Silk was designed and created to offer all hair ,skin and body services including a dedicated Men's Den Barbering area. Our space is your space, this is how we want you to feel. Hairdressing has been my passion since I was a young teenager and just in the last year I have made a shift from being on the floor hairdressing to putting all my focus on my dedicated team and of course you, our guest. I believe in all year education, equipping our team with the latest trends ,technology, practical courses, and of course in salon training. This keeps us passionate and excited being able to deliver high fashion looks and the very latest technology in hair and beauty. This year 2020 has been an interesting and challenging year for all but its also a commemorative year for us being our 10th Birthday. To celebrate , Silk's spa has undergone a fresh new look giving it coastal vibe, complimenting our new services for Brows and lashes, laminating and cosmetic tatooing . I believe our Silk team of fifteen is unique, we are a Silk family of caring fun individuals that all have something special to offer. So please allow me to introduce you to my team and I look forward to meeting you soon.



Salon Manager Ash, has been hairdressing for eleven years and has been with Silk for almost seven years. Over this time, she has earnt her title with her peers through loyalty and her calm giving ways. She’s an amazing team leader, keeping us all balanced. Ash and Leanne (salon owner), go way back to the first day of her hairdressing apprenticeship and have formed a wonderful working relationship over the years. Ash is one talented individual with a Session Salon Stylist title and numerous courses under her belt. Ash is, and has always been, passionate to learn new ideas and techniques in our ever-changing industry. Ash is our Bridal specialist delivering the most outstanding creative do’s. If you’re looking for something unique or simply classic she won’t disappoint. Ash can organise your bridal party with our team to give you beautiful hair and make-up, as well as all the lead up beauty preps we offer at Silk. Ash is our go to for correctional colouring as challenges are her thing. She is a great all-rounder hair stylist, from style cuts to creative colours, adding hair extensions for volume, length and colour enhancement. She has a great eye for balance in styles, so she can tailor the perfect style to suit you as an individual. Long term planning for perfecting lived in natural blondes, whilst maintaining the health of hair is her number one priority. She can also help you with a retail home care programme to maintain your hair health all year round.



Senior Hair Stylist Angela has been part of Silk Team from the very beginning. Angela is our gem. She is a caring attentive individual with a loyal following that simply love her. She has the zest for life, and is always out and about on adventures, trying something new in her personal life and her professional life. Her hunger to learn is inspiring. If there is a course or seminar in our industry on offer, you can be assured Ange has participated. Angela is a perfectionist at style cutting, especially with short edgy styles. Curly hair is her favourite type of hair—she loves to create styles for easy wash n wear. With a love of all reds, she produces beautiful vibrant colours, from coppers to rich reds. Creative, edgy Men’s cutting is also her thing. She offers wetshaves, keeping her loyal following coming back for a bit of male style pampering. Book Ange and you won’t be disappointed with her cutting skills.



Everyone loves Kaitie. She has been with Silk for over seven years, starting her hair career as an apprentice at Silk, and has grown into an amazing hair stylist. Kaitie is all about natural, creating soft moody colours and easy maintenance styles that can be maintained at home. Hair health is her main priority. She often adds hair extensions to gain length and added colour. Specialising in keratin smoothing systems for frizzy, lifeless hair is part of her program of bringing your hair back to health—after all, who doesn’t want healthy shiny hair?!



HAIR STYLIST Mia is our cheerful, creative girl, she first stepped into the salon at 15 years old and has been part of the silk team for over 6 years. Mia has always been all about glam, she takes pride in creating beautiful blonde bombshells, favouring root shadows with soft balayage toned to perfection. Mia loves a picture perfect look and can create a hollywood hair and make up effect customised for you. mia will help you plan your desired look from colour to cut design and have you feeling pampered and looking beautiful. whether you want a smooth shine finish, beautiful bouncy curls, textured beach waves or a soft upstyle, she is your girl. Not forgetting mens styling, mia is a whiz with mens on trend and clean cut styles.



HAIR STYLISt Christine has been at Silk 3 years now Christine has gained a valuable three years experience working abroad in exclusive London salons and then took her hairstyling talents to Perth for two years. Returning back to her roots on the Mornington Peninsula with her family, she has settled in back where she belongs. Christine has a warm, friendly, caring approach with our guests, offering bespoke women’s and men’s cutting. This is her favourite work, with colour work being a close second.  She has a great eye for identifying what suits you most. Her approach to matching the perfect shade you desire will leave you feeling satisfied.



Hair stylist mIMI IS PASSIONATE AS YOU CAN GET. OUR CREATIVE IN COLOURING, with creamy blondes being her fave. specialising in FREEHAND BALAYAGE she is ALWAYS COMING UP WITH NEW AMAZING NEW TECHNIQUES. mimi has been with team silk for 4 years since the beginning of her hair career and is now a well establised popular stylist. she has a truely individual style, enjoying her title of HBIA 2019 Festival braiding queen. she has an eye for creating wild inventive hair and makeup looks for every event whether youre looking for a fun big bouncy glam or weekly blowwave, mimi is your girl.



tayah is our funky wild child. an emerging hair stylist. in the final months of her apprenticeship she has gained and amazing following in her creative cutting, ranging from clean edgy cuts, to shaggy layered looks. Tayah will always be seen showcasing bright fashion colours that she loves to create and is not afraid to experiment with! Tayah's fun, attentive ways gravitates to the whole family, ladies, men and children. Tayah has a strong passion for individuality and expressing oneself, she will confidently guide you on the right path to achieving your absolute ultimate, fun, hair dreams!



passionate and nurturing facial specialist. You cannot help but relax and unwind in the hands of our expert beauty therapist. She loves to give and is truly dedicated to pleasing. She is our calm at Silk. With over 25 years of experience, Elise is a certified Dermalogica Expert and has extensive product knowledge for your home care ritual. Elise customises our Dermalogica facials for individual concerns, always finishing with the best decolarge massage you can imagine. She also specialises in Aveda skin therapy—an organic natural plant derived range. Elise will perform an unforgettable nurturing Aveda facial or body treatment that will leave you wanting more. Elise specialises in Jane Iredale make-up application and demonstrations. She is well known for being the wax Queen on the Mornington Peninsula. She loves to give pamper pedicures and manicures finishing with Bio sculpture gel. Brow shaping, brow and lash tints, and eyelash lifts are another area she loves to focus on and, of course, we can’t forget spray tanning. Basically, Elise can look after you from top to toe. Book an appointment with her—we promise you won’t be disappointed!

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Kristyn is our incredible beauty therapist who specialises in nails brows, EYEBROW LAMINATION and lashes as well as cosmetic eyebrow tattooing, FEATHER TOUCH AND OMBRE STYLE. Attentive and caring, Kristyn loves to enhance people’s natural beauty so that they can radiate confidence and happiness. Having been a beauty therapist for six years, Kristyn’s extensive knowledge of everything nails, brows, lashes and makeup means that she can help you achieve any look you dream of. Kristyn’s talents are endless: as an expert nail tech, she can give you a flawless manicure using acrylic or shellac; if you’re looking for voluminous and lengthened lashes, Kristyn will not disappoint; and when it comes to brows she can help you achieve a shape and style that perfectly frames your face. To feel radiant and beautiful from the inside out, book an appointment with Kristyn today.



MASSAGE THERAPIST Betty takes a dedicated, caring, creative approach to all things massage. She boasts over 25 years’ industry experience across all forms of massage, including remedial, deep tissue and relaxation techniques. Whether you need deep tissue relief or a stress management massage, Betty is here to help. Why not indulge in a session in our infrared sauna before visiting Betty? With this tried and true combination, you’re sure to get the best results possible with her healing hands leaving you feeling rested, rejuvenated and nurtured.