MATRIX is proud to welcome Steve Corthine, Creative Director of Stevie English Hair, an award-winning salon group based in Sydney, to Matrix Australia Design Team. Previously based in London with short stints in the US and Asia, Corthine brings a wealth of styling experience to the Matrix Australia Design Team. Engaged as a resident hair expert on the Lifestyle TV Channel and a regular contributor to Australian Women’s Health magazine, his photographic work has been showcased across the globe in the most enviable publications.

“I am thrilled to join the Matrix Australia Design Team! As a salon group, Stevie English Hair is renowned for its expert colour work. My creative team now has access to a world-class, high-performance colour range that will allow us to produce incredible results in my two salons. I’m also really excited to be working alongside my good friend – Uros Mikic – and look forward to delivering some game-changing education!” says Corthine.

Corthine has acquired more than twenty years of industry experience and has honed his skills in the art of professional colouring. Passionate about family, surfing and music, Corthine is also committed to sharing his knowledge of expert colouring with the next generation of rising stars. His acclaimed team have been recognised with multiple accolades and Corthine’s colour collection was awarded ‘People’s Choice Winner’ at this year’s Hair Expo Awards. He was also a finalist for ‘Colour Technician Of The Year’ at Hair Expo, and ‘Australian Colourist Of The Year’ at the Australian Hair Fashion Awards in 2015. He operates two salons in Sydney, a flagship style destination in Glebe and another in Bondi.

Inspired by MATRIX’S energy and youthful appeal, Corthine believes that the brand is just beginning to bloom on local shores. His fearless approach to colour is underpinned by the brand’s playfulness and on-trend styling directives. Asked about forthcoming colour trends, Corthine says… “I believe that people will change their hair colour more frequently and more dramatically. Variations of the balayage/ombré trend will endure and lighter ends will see many clients experimenting with pastels and brights. Expect to see the unexpected as consumers seek out brave new trends to express their individuality.”


– TJ