Jim and Renya are supported by a team of 60 talented cutting specialists and high calibre colour technicians, all benefiting from global best in class education and mentorship programmes with the world’s leading hair experts in runway, colour and cutting. They value their team above anything else, as they make up the unique and wonderful fabric of the business. In order to maintain relevance and offer the highest level of expertise to their clientele, Jim and Renya believe in the constant renewal of the education.They go to every effort to ensure their team is fully skilled in cutting edge styling and colouring techniques and technological advancements in the industry. It is because of this undoubted appreciation for knowledge and development that the Valonz Group has kept its feet firmly at the forefront of the Australian Hairdressing industry.

In addition to this, Renya has consecutively been selected as The Australian Apprentice Ambassador by the Australian Government as a mentor & leading in the hair industries growth & development of the new generation of hairdressers. Renya alongside her outstanding creative team have been awarded year after year some of the industries leading hair awards.

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For over thirty years, Jim and Renya Xydis have been at the forefront of the Australian Hairdressing Industry. From their early beginnings as apprentice hairdressers with a passion & tenacious drive for all aspects of the industry, they have built and developed their business to incorporate three of the most successful hairdressing salons in Australia. Valonz, Salon X by Renya Xydis and Renya Xydis City have since secured themselves as the most prominent editorial salons in Australia.

Since the origins of the Valonz Group, both Jim & Renya have nurtured a discreet, high profile clientele, catering to some of the world’s leading actors, actresses, designers and celebrities. With the support of their accomplished team, they have created some of the most innovative “fashion moments” both locally and internationally, including many Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar covers. Renya and her first-rate team of cut/ colourists has been responsible for hair direction and creative consultancy at numerous Australian, New York and London Fashion Week shows.