MEET OUR TRIBE
Boss Lady and Owner Director
Being able to make people feel good about themselves on a daily basis is the reasoning behind Merinda’s passion for the hairdressing industry, which began 17 years ago in Perth. Merinda loves every aspect of hairdressing, cutting, colouring and styling. From pixie cuts to glamour waves to freehand balayage she loves it all. But the current, sun kissed, lived in in colour trends are her hands down favourite. Some of Merinda’s career highlights are being awarded apprentice of the year for a large company, four years in a row, to then become the companies youngest manger, to working back stage at Perth, Sydney and Melbourne fashion festival to now owning Oscar and Ivy and working alongside a group of amazing women.
Front of House Coordinator
Fun fact- our FOH salon co-ordinator Morgan is a trained hairdresser herself. Morgan says she "loves working as a co-ordinator at Oscar and Ivy because I'm still able to interact with all the clients snd seeing how happy they are once they have had their hair done. Out of work Morgan loves exploring the Southwest with her husband and her dog Norman, going to the beach and continuing to grow her house plant collection.
Team leader, Boss Lady, & Creative Director
I introduced to you Natalie- our award winning team leader who is very passionate about everything ‘hair’. "I love creating upstyles, and styling, and specialise in free hand highlighting. I feel that highlighting natural colour to add dimension and movement is a low-maintenance technique to freshen up your look.
I have recently learnt the art of weft extensions and do a little happy dance when I get to sew one into a clients hair".
In her spare time Natalie is a crafty girl, She loves anything DIY.
"Adventures with my little family are the best! From backpacking around India, to a camping in our backyard. I like to think of myself as a dream catcher, nothing is out of reach".
Head stylist & Extension Queen
Born and raised in the south west of England, Grady moved to Australia 5 years ago, recently relocating to the beautiful south west. "The one things that’s never changed for me is my love for all things hair, especially colour and extensions! Give me a ‘lived in blonde’ every day of the week. The real pleasure of the job is seeing the smiles on my clients faces as they leave the salon feeling like the best version of themselves".
Outside of all things hair, Grady enjoys being in the great outdoors which is her" happy place, camping adventures, beach or bush with my partner, baby and dogs is the perfect weekend for me!"
If you haven't met this quiet achiever- Kirra is making a name for herself as one of the blonde gurus of the salon & After completing her training in Perth, Kirra decided to make the move south and jumped into our DMs, and by gosh are we thankful
Kirra is so sweet, humble and passionate. She is always determined to continue to grow her skill sets and is quickly becoming not only one the most fashion forward gals in our group, but also the fitness queen smashing some serious goals at the gym ' We are so blessed to work alongside you Kirra!
Head Stylist & Wedding Specialist
Renee (blonde) had been a founding part of Oscar and Ivy since the day we opened 6 years ago. Renee fell into hairdressers after graduating high school and grew a passion for it.
Renee is our go to blonde colourist and extension girl during the weeks then in wedding season she is our wedding specialist. “I love all things wedding styling, being apart of someone’s special day and watching everything come together as well as making them feel beautiful!”
Renee is very excited to be an up coming bride in 2024, Her knowledge in the wedding industry has been a breeze for her planning her perfect day!
Outside of work Renee is a big foodie, she loves going to wineries and breweries down south, trying out new food and wine tastings. She enjoys spending her weekends with her partner Brad and 2 Groodle puppies Ross & Ruby.
Renee (purple) has been a Busselton local for 33yrs and has always had a passion for hair.
"I’m a bubbly person who loves making people feel amazing as they walk out the salon with their fresh hair, this is why I love hairdressing".
Renee's passion lies between vivid colours , creating beautiful blondes and men’s cuts.
"In my free time I love to go for Sunday drives and discover new foodie places, I love watching my two boys play footy and basketball".
Alysia is a hardworking and sociable person who enjoys staying active. "My passion in hairdressing is backstage work, I am super detail-oriented and enjoy the process of bringing a performance or production to life". In salon Alysia loves creating blondes, brondes and and all that is styling. 'During my free time, I like to relax with friends and can be found soaking up the sun at the beach or pushing myself at the gym. I maintain a balanced lifestyle between work and play, and appreciate the opportunity to recharge and connect with those closest to me'.
Juddanah, who. goes by the name Jordy is our bubbly second year apprentice 💕This Busselton born and raised little lady has already stolen the hearts of our team and clients alike 🥰 In salon you will find Jordy at the basin or assisting with colour work. But on the weekends she enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend and friends 🏖 Jordy began her hairdressing career because she has always enjoyed doing her own hair and even cut it herself into different lengths and styles when she was younger ✂️ We are so blessed to have Jordy as part of our team. Jordy is currently offering 50% colour packages to assist in her speed of application. If this is something that interests you. please reach out to one of our beautiful reception team to be placed on her list.
(Currently on maternity leave)
Shakira or Shak as we call her is such an asset to our team. Whilst she didn't begin her career with us her skills have grown incredibly. She is beginning to offer her clients 20 % off her services in salon. On her days off you will find Shakira four wheel driving and spending time with friends in the outdoors
Gail just spent 2 years travelling this amazing country with her hubby and 2 beautiful girls. "I loved the diverse landscapes, fabulous characters and adventures. We chose Busselton as it's an amazing spot in the south west and we are loving our new adventures exploring around.
As a family we are looking forward to connecting and embracing the south west lifestyle * Prior to travel I was hairdressing in Perth.
What a wonderful beautiful spot to be creative and part of a fabulous team.
I love how diverse the salon is and love connecting with all the clients hair giggles and all!
When it comes to hairdressing ladies and men's cuts and colouring are my focus areas. love all aspects of coloring and cutting. Especially the trending blondes, face framing and lived in hair trends at present "
Junior Emerging Stylist
Maddie is our first year apprentice here at O&l. I started working at Oscar and Ivy in October last year. "I have always been enthusiastic about hairdressing and I'm excited to expand on my skills. I'm a super bubbly gal, and love getting to know new people. 'm extremely thrilled to be able to work and learn along side these amazing bunch of girls"
Maddie is in salon Tuesday- Saturday, "I can't wait to see and meet new and existing beautiful faces"
(Currently on Maternity Leave)
Charlotte has been with us for over 5 years now and is such a delightful team mate and fabulous hairdresser. She begun her career because she loves being creative and learning new trends. Her current passion is colouring and blondes. Charlotte spends her time off hanging with friends, dog and cats and being a domestic goddess.