Tracey Hughes is the founder and Director of Mieka Hairdressing. She began her career in the UK in 1986 and chose to call Australia her home after a trip backpacking to Australia. Mieka was established by Tracey in 1997.
Tracey is a strongly self motivated individual with impressive hairdressing skills, knowledge and creativity. She has won countless awards including Educator of the Year, Hairdresser of the Year, Colourist of the Year and has led her team to win Salon of the Year an astonishing 9 times.
A highly sought after educator in the hairdressing industry Tracey has presented educational shows across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, India, South Africa, Mexico, USA, Russia and UK.
Her popularity as an educator prompted Tracey to launch her own education company, Tracey Hughes Education, which provides hairdressing educational events, tuition and DVD's worldwide. (www.traceyhughes.com.au).
Tracey works with many leading fashion designers as the Hair Director at Australian Fashion Week, Sydney Fashion Festival and New York Fashion Week. Her striking photographic work is regularly seen on front covers of numerous magazines around the world and she is a popular hair fashion advisor to the Media.
Tracey is responsible for the representation of the Mieka brand as well as training and mentoring the team. Whilst she spends a lot of her time travelling, Tracey still actively works within Mieka and enjoys nothing more than coaching her team members and having a good chat with Mieka clients.
Tracey's commitment to the industry was acknowledged when she was awarded 2011 Australian Masters for her dedication to hairdressing.
Olivia is responsible for the daily management of our Collingwood salon and prides herself on the personal customer service she provides to all of her clients. Olivia has a keen eye for suitability and produces work that is undeniably beautiful and wearable yet has a distinctive edge.
Olivia began her career in regional Victoria and from her very first day as an apprentice she was fortunate to be trained by Tracey Hughes. Olivia relocated to Melbourne to join Mieka and further flourished as she continued to develop her skills which is evidenced by her becoming a finalist for 2013, 2012, and 2011 Colourist of the Year.
As Olivia's natural leadership talents excelled and her business acumen became evident, Tracey offered her a share in the business in 2010.
Now Olivia is proudly a Director of Mieka Hairdressing she is dedicated to upholding the integrity of Mieka's brand, the quality of work and the great service for which the salon is known.
Lucas is responsible for the daily management of our Nobby Beach salon. Lucas is a talented and experienced stylist who loves to challenge his clients with brilliant suggestions that are on trend, creative and most importantly suitable.
Lucas joined the Mieka team in 2007 and progressed through to management level in 2010. Lucas has shadowed Tracey Hughes at her education events for numerous years and has grown into a confident educator from this personal coaching.
Lucas proudly was awarded 2013 Australian Mens Hairdresser of the Year and loves to inspire his male clients into achieving an individual look. An experienced stylist Lucas also works backstage at Australian Fashion week. He masterfully translates both mens and ladies trends into easy to do hair-do's for his clients.
Lucas relocated back to his home town on the Gold Coast in 2011 to establish Mieka Nobby Beaach with Tracey. Lucas is now a Director of Mieka Hairdressing and he loves the dynamic team atmosphere and education culture of Mieka. He works diligently to uphold the brand's ethos.
Vic Piccolotto is an accomplished international educator and proudly the Director of Education for Mieka Hairdressing who brings high enthusiasm and knowledge to the team and clients.
Commencing his career in Melbourne in 1986 Vic joined Tracey and the Mieka team in 2000. Strongly influencing the establishment of the Mieka brand Vic spread his wings further when in 2005 he joined Pivot Point International in Chicago, USA where his education ability flourished. Travelling extensively across America, Europe and Asia this talented artist developed groundbreaking training resources due to his creative ability in setting trends.
After 8 years residing in the USA, Vic returned to his hometown of Melbourne in 2013 to re-join the dynamic team at Mieka. Vic is responsible for the education of the team along with Tracey, organising our comprehensive training schedules and upholding the Mieka standards.
A captivating personality Vic still relishes the opportunity to connect with clients and is available in Collingwood on Thursday's, Friday's and Saturdays. With an eye for detail Vic's passion lies in creating outstanding colour work and a distinctive look to suit each individual.
Felicity began her career as a hairdresser in 1998 but soon realized her strength was in her people skills more than her technical skills. So she pursued her love of hairdressing through customer service and organizational fields. She has now progressed to management level where her true talents lie.
Being very much a people's person, Felicity's infectious smile and warm nature greets every client as they walk through the doors.
Felicity is responsible for being the Host of the salon and she runs a well organised and professional team, whilst still maintaining a relaxed atmosphere throughout the salon.
Felicity prides herself on making our clients feel welcome and comfortable whilst in the salon, and delights in ensuring our clients are happy, confident and look fantastic as they walk away from their Mieka experience.
Bernie commenced hairdressing at the age of 17 and has now been in the hairdressing industry for almost 30 years!
This experienced master stylist has dedicated her life to her passion for hair and to raising 4 beautiful children while always being supported by her wonderful husband.
Bernie has been fortunate to further her career as her family have grown up. In 2010 she undertook in-depth training with the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. She also completed certificate 4 in Training and Education to certify her as an industry teacher however Bernie believes the highlight of her career has been the mentoring she has received from Tracey.
Bernie enjoys researching trends to come up with great new hair designs for her clients. A fantastic communicator, her love is for people and for providing the best service her clients.
Bernie thrives on the expertise within the Mieka team and her professional development to keep learning no matter how vast her experience level is.
Originally from Melbourne, D'Artanian Dior is a Master Stylist at Mieka Collingwood. This talented, award winning stylist has vast international experience including several years working in London.
D'Artanian enjoys a challenge and loves to push creative boundaries. He is extremely talented and has built himself a solid reputation having won numerous hairdressing awards for styling. He is also our Bridal Specialist as his talent for creating a special do is outstanding.
As an experienced Great Lengths Educator he enjoys working with the team to develop their skills and thrives on the coaching he receives from Tracey.
The ultimate reward for D'Artanian is that every client is looking and feeling great with a haircut that suits them.
Hailing from NZ Nicole has relocated to the sunny shores of the Gold Coast after working in a boutique salon in Brisbane to achieve her long-term goal of joining the Mieka team!
Nicole has a unique talent of being able to bring her inspirational flair as an experienced session stylist into the salon delivering up to the minute trend colouring and styles that are suitable and manageable to each individual.
As a keen educator Nicole is excited to be learning under Tracey Hughes. A true people person Nicole believes in the Mieka culture of superior client service and continual education.
The drive of Nicole is impressive, her forever-learning attitude, technical skills, natural style and friendly aura is what enables her to leave every individual client satisfied and to continue in her development at Mieka.
Katherine is an experienced hairdresser who is also a talented make up artist. Originally from Auckland New Zealand, Katherine moved to Melbourne in 2011 in pursuit of new opportunities to further her career.
Katherine's passion for giving every client a great salon experience is what drives her. She is creative and has a keen eye for suitability.
Katherine is eager to learn and excited for the challenges and training Mieka has to offer. She is particularly interested in creating outstanding colours that work in harmony with a beautiful haircut.
Drawing her inspiration from those around her, Katherine has a natural, professional and gentle approach towards her clients, team members and her work.
Jemma loves nothing more than helping clients feel more confident in the way they appear to others. A young enthusiastic hairdresser Jemma has completed all her training and believes that colour is the key to enhancing a beautiful haircut.
Orginally from regional NSW, Jemma relocated to the sunny Gold Coast to join the exciting team at Mieka in Nobby Beach.
Jemma enjoys the team support within Mieka to further her education and has ambitions to work on fashion weeks in all parts of the globe. A motivated individual Jemma thrives on constant education to enable her to share new ideas, techniques and products with our clients.
Donnie is driven by inspiring her clients and colleagues alike with her creativity, attention to detail and nothing less then client satisfaction.
This talented Senior Stylist/Colourist has gained international experience from working in London and is now settled back in her hometown of Melbourne.
The education culture at Mieka Hairdressing was what attracted Donnie to our team after following Tracey's education and trendsetting contribution to hairdressing.
Donnie loves nothing more then to see a client leave the salon feeling confident and looking their best. Donnie's technical brilliance and genuine care for people makes her a great addition to Mieka.
Alyce is a fervent hairdresser who is has over 10 years of experience in the industry and thrives on using her natural creative flair to enhance a clients looks with a unique and fitting hair cut and colour.
Alyce is a full time passionate Redken educator and works throughout Australia and London. Being an extremely talented stylist has seen Alyce work at Fashion Week for the past 4 years in addition to facilitating stage shows at Hair Expo.
Possessing a certificate 4 in training and assessment, Alyce thrives on the daily challenges the industry has to offer and loves nothing more then pushing her students to the limit.
Melvin brings a fresh, young and fashionable flair to the Mieka Collingwood team.
This enthusiastic man has extensive experience having previously worked as Salon Coordinator in New Zealand. He is extremely driven to be an integral part of the hairdressing industry and is adamant about his own as well as others individuality.Passionate about being creative, Melvin is very aware and inspired by people expressing themselves through their looks, fashion and hair.
Dedicated to the profession, Melvin enjoys pushing boundaries as has future aspirations to collaborate both fashion and hair at Fashion shows around the globe.
Ash made the big move from Sydney to the Gold Coast to pursue her career in hairdressing. It was Mieka's synonymous name with industry leading technical practices, client care and the opportunity to learn under our Tracey that brought Ash to us.
It is her unique natural understanding of hair, and ability to connect with others with such enjoyment that has made Ash a highly valuable addition to the Mieka team and a hit amongst our clients.
Ash love of hairdressing centres on the ability one has in expressing themselves through their hair. Her favourite thing about hairdressing is innovative colouring that delivers a freshness to the client that is appropriate for the clients needs and living.
Katie has recently moved back to Melbourne to pursue her love of hair and art. Mieka Hairdressing is Katie's first salon, and she feels privileged to be apart of such a diverse and knowledgeable team. She loves to work at Mieka, because the crew support, educate and inspire her.
Katie is inspired by film and fashion, and endeavors to produce a look to suit each individual's lifestyle and personality. Katie's career ambition is to become an outstanding colourist and stylist and to inspire other individuals, with the same level of passion and integrity of both the Mieka team and clients.
Carly loves the fun, friendly and vibrant atmosphere, that the Gold Coast life entails. Mieka Hairdressing is Carly's first salon, and she is excited to be given the opportunity to be apart of such a world-class team. This little pocket rocket Carly thrives on each new learning experience, fuelling her passion for hairdressing further.
Carly loves being creative, and endeavors to make each person feel beautiful. She loves working under brilliant mentors, and feels that as her skill levels grow, she will become an integral part of the Mieka family.
Jayde manages the hectic workload of Tracey, across all of her businesses. Through her hardworking, enthusiastic and dedicated work ethic, Jayde endeavors to enhance the Mieka team, and contribute to Mieka's continuing success and growth.
Originally from Melbourne, Jayde has spent the last two years on the Coast, studying a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Advertising, Marketing and Journalism. Through her knowledge and experience gained whilst studying, Jayde works under the direct mentorship of Tracey, to the benefit of the Mieka team.
Claire comes to Mieka with extensive public relations experience having worked as a publicist representing several brands in the hair and beauty industry for over 10 years.
Claire is responsible for marketing, promotion and publicity with all things regarding Mieka, and ensures the Mieka brand and team are well-represented in all forms of media.
Her relationship with members of both hair & beauty trade and consumer media have allowed her to establish a great network both locally and abroad, and she is working closely with Tracey and Jayde to continue to strengthen the Mieka brand.
Simon Moulden joined the Mieka team in 2005 after marrying Tracey. He then chose to have a career change and support Tracey in running the business side of Mieka.
With a career previously in the hospitality industry, Simon has extensive experience as a talented chef. He progressed through the ranks to Executive Chef where he managed a team, co-ordinated a kitchen and administered the budgets.
Upon joining Mieka, Simon worked as a Salon Coordinator to get to know the clients, the team and the hairdressing industry.
Simon now is responsible for the financial management of Mieka. He is fully competent in all aspects of bookkeeping and takes pride in running a smooth financial operation.
Simon is also Tracey's number one fan, supporting all Tracey's hair education events worldwide and is responsible for the coordination of Tracey Hughes Education and myhairdressers.com (which has become a huge job in itself).