One of the Valonz Group’s newest additions to the award-winning team is Australian and ex -pat Abby Smith, who joins one us a one of three Colour Directors within the Valonz Group. Over the last four years, Abby was based in Amsterdam, where she maintained her own personal following of clientele. Colouring for some of the Netherland’s top models, actresses and fashion designers.
‘Joining the Valonz team has always been a career dream of mine, I have watched from afar the team’s vibrant and technical expertise, I’m thrilled to be back on Australian soil and have the honour of being part of such an iconic salon group – I can’t wait to meet the clients and take them on a wonderful hair journey with me!” States Smith
Abby sees the colouring of her client’s hair as an art form one she has cultivated over two decades in the industry. Abby being recognised as one of the most technically talented artists with a global presence. Abby has developed her own personal & authentic colouring style to hair that she shares with her loyal clientele. She has also been a consultant on creative projects for some of the world’s leading fashion brands, advertising groups and major hair product companies. Abby is one of the Wella Professionals team of Master Colour Experts and Global Top Artists. Celebrating over two decades in the industry, Abby’s career has seen her in demand globally, particularly across Europe and the UK. Her work has been featured across the media spectrum, including countless global colour and care campaigns for Wella Professionals and System Professionals. Abby broke new ground by becoming the first colourist in the world to join the Wella Professionals Global Design Team in Geneva (by invitation), as Global Colour Specialist. Since 2014, Abby consistently received multiple recognitions in the UK, The Netherlands and beyond. Including UK’s BHA and Creative Head awards ‘Top 5 Hair Colourist’ and Coiffure Awards ‘Top 10 Colourist’ oin the Netherlands. Her most recent accolade was her being voted as ‘Top 100 Influential Hairdressers of 2021’, globally.