After establishing The VALONZ Group of highly respected salons — VALONZ and SALON X — with husband and business partner Jim, Renya has continued to realise so many of her dreams over the last 35 years, working with some of the world’s top brands and influencers in fashion, beauty and media while establishing a trusted education platform.
Renya’s unrivalled reputation for technical mastery, boundless creativity and an incredible work ethic extends across the globe; her backstage artistry on the International Fashion Week circuit and her countless editorial and celebrity cover shoots and brand campaigns have also seen her work alongside global hair royalty such as Sam McKnight, Eugene Souleiman, Nicola Clarke and Tracey Cunningham. For the past 30 years, she has worked for Australian fashion favourite Zimmermann as Head Hair Director, leading the team on their seasonal runway shows and presentations and their lauded international campaigns.
Renya is constantly evolving and harnessing her creativity and skill through her editorial work featured in some of the world’s leading publications, tending to the brightest stars in entertainment and influence; from the iconic Vanity Fair, VOGUE and Harper’s BAZAAR to her loyal celebrity clientele which includes Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Rose Byrne, Natalie Portman, Toni Colette, Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Debicki, Simon Baker and Hugh Jackman, to name just a few.
The OG industry influencer who both sets and translates trends, Renya balances time in her salons with her work as an ambassador and master educator for some of the world’s leading brands including Wella, Dyson and Mizutani As one of only twelve Global Creative Artists for Wella, Renya’s creative eye and unique edge are often harnessed by the highly respected hair giant for their global campaigns. With a strong social media following, Renya is constantly sharing her creative life on her Instagram and TikTok channels. As a passionate digital innovator and content creator, Renya’s feeds never sleep; her engaging and diverse content serves to not only share her colourful world but to uplift, inspire and educate talent at every level.
“HAVING MANY CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES AROUND THE GLOBE HAS BEEN EXTRODINARY, BUT SHARING MY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS WITH MY TEAM IS WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME. ENSURING ALL OUR LOYAL CLIENTS GET THAT EDITORIAL FINIsH Are What WE ARE KNOWN FOR”