Profile Hair Design’s apprentice hairdresser Katie James was invited to join the Rising Stars Showcase at the Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 July. Having only been in the hairdressing industry for six months, this was an invaluable opportunity for Katie to showcase her skills, and learn more about her industry.

Katie is a valued team member at Profile Hair Designs, the salon awarded third place in The Chronicle‘s Toowoomba’s Best Hairdresser competition. The Profile team made the trek to Brisbane to support Katie on-stage at the Rising Stars Showcase. Salon Owner and Creative Director Vannessa Rhode said Katie’s journey to the stage was no easy feat. “Katie’s preparation for the Rising Stars showcase started three months ago with multiple meetings in Brisbane and plenty of practice in salon during her downtime,” she said. Vanessa expressed the magnitude of Katie being included in such a team so early in her hairdressing career. “It really highlights Katie’s commitment to her craft and her desire to achieve great things within the industry.” Katie’s Rising Stars team was mentored by industry heavyweight Laura McLeod who Profile Hair Designs work closely with to constantly evolve their industry knowledge and skills.

Coming to the fourth year, the Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo was held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, showcasing some of the best hairdressers in Australia.

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