Mercedes Benz Fashion Week takes place annually as Australia’s only international fashion platform to showcase the most sophisticated and current fashions created by down under designers. It hosts top brands such as Zimmerman, Manning Cartel and Ellery as well as being a launch pad for up and coming designers to showcase their work. This year Epic Hair Designs have been asked to send 3 of our Epic stylist to work on the fantastic models for this extraordinary event. This will be an addition to the incredible experiences and training our staff receive and will surely be a highlight for the lucky stylist flying down to Sydney.


Hayden Patchett – Kenmore Salon Manager

The three fortunate hair stylist attending the event are Hayden Patchett, Louse Hodkinson and Krystal Purnell. One of our longest serving stylist, Hayden Patchett constantly brings energy and skill to our Kenmore Salon where he managers. In his 16years in the industry he has racked up an impressive list of awards such as Goldwell Master Colourist, Goldwell Master Lightening, Goldwell Permanent Colour, Colour Correction and Clive Alright Cutting Course.

Louse Hodkinson - Newmarket Salon Manager

Louse Hodkinson – Newmarket Salon Manager

Whilst she is typically found managing our Newmarket salon, you will find Louise Hodkinson spreading her knowledge and bubbly personality across many of our salons. Originating from the UK Louise benefits from 11 years of industry experience with accreditations in Showpony Extensions, Keratin Smoothing, Goldwell Foiling and is a Goldwell Master Colourist. Her eagerness to learn and try new things makes this experience one particularly exciting for her and we have utmost confidence she will seize all the opportunities that come to her.

Krystall Purnell - Bardon Salon Manager

Krystall Purnell – Bardon Salon Manager

Lastly, Sydney Fashion Week will see our Bardon Manager, Krystal Purnell. Whilst she may be the freshest to the industry out of the three, Krystal gets a lot done! In her 6 years in the industry she has been awarded a Cloud Nine Curling Wand as well as American Crew scissors all the while working her way up the industry to be managing salons within just a few years of her apprenticeship. Her accreditations in Master Foiling, American Crew Cutting and being a Master Colourist make her a fantastic addition to our team along with that contagious smile!


The event kicks off on Monday the 16th of May and will see Hayden style hair for the MISHA Collection show. MISHA Collection are an extremely reputable brand known for there simple colours, unique silhouettes and elegant style. They will showcase internationally acclaimed designs and equally famous models such as Bella Hadid. Our lovely Louise will be joined the fantastic Krystal to showcase their superb styling skills on the Tuesday of the event to work on the Karla Spetic and Manning Cartell shows. Karla Spectic is reknown for its experimental cuts, exciting prints and an especially bold line of swim wear, whereas Manning Cartell’s forte lies with retaining respect for traditional crafts whilst designing clothes of strength and beauty for the modern woman.

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