Introducing the 2017 Australian F.A.M.E Team

Jamie Furlan, Xiang Hair (Melbourne) 

Marie Cain, Head Studio (Perth)

Joe Ribera, Visare Hair Studio (Sydney)

Dion Lee Andrew, TONI&GUY Georges (Melbourne)




A year of money-can’t-buy opportunities awaits the team, both here in Australia and in London and Paris, where they will experience a pinch-me roster of mentorship, stage experience and opportunities to work on photographic shoots with some of the best names in the global game!

The FAME Team provides the most professional mentorship program for the next generation of the Australian Hairdressing industry. Creative Director Brett McKinnon notes “I am so excited to welcome these four exceptional talents to the FAME program and can’t wait to watch their progress over the year.”


In affiliation with the British Fellowship of Hairdressing and the official F.A.M.E. Team UK, M Division proudly presents The Australian F.A.M.E Team. The Fellowship Academy for Merit and Excellence, is a platform created for our industry’s up and comings to be a part of a team to inspire, grow and guide their passions. Most major names in our industry have one thing in common – along their journey, they have been a part of the F.A.M.E Team. Besides providing industry leading session stylists, F.A.M.E Team hosted winners of Australian Hairdresser of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, WA Hairdresser of the Year, VIC/TAS Hairdresser of the Year, Creative Colourist of the Year and London Hairdresser of the year. The list of accomplished hairdressers this initiative has grown, goes on and continues to grow. An initiative that spans two decades and two Continents, F.A.M.E Team has pioneered the growth and backbone of the industry’s biggest names, nationally and internationally. With past members including Errol Douglas, Sasha Mascolo, Lores Giglio, Joey Scandizzo, Kylie Oaks, Richard Mannah, Lyndell Mansfeild and Antoinette Beenders to name just a few, this initiative continues to set the platform for the future stars of our craft.


Participation in-group and individual mentoring sessions with local and international leaders in education, business and artistic fields. An exclusive opportunity to present on Main Stage at Hair Expo. A multiple city overseas trip, which will include the opportunity to present at Salon International (London), participation in an editorial, fashion shoot for THE JOURNAL and culminates with intimate mentoring sessions with world class artists. The journey is also heavily fuelled by the industry and opportunities that arise throughout the year. Every year is exciting and adventurous, always different and unique. It fuses together the industry’s tomorrows and the greats of today with the opportunities and guidance to develop, grow and succeed. Sponsorships, relationships and collaborations made while on the F.A.M.E Team last a life time. F.A.M.E Team awakens and produces a foundation for a stronger brighter future for all involved. Prospective Australian F.A.M.E Team members will go through a rigorous selection process to join this elite group. Only hairdressers who are under 35 years of age at the time of judging and have permission from their employers, who understand the time commitments associated with being part of the team, will be considered.


The Fellowship Academy of Merit and Excellence (FAME) Team are selected annually and are culled from Australia’s leading salons, this extraordinary program enables THE JOURNAL and our International network, to expose these talented newcomers to the Best of the Best in the International hairdressing fraternity.