our people


Dani Blakeley - Creative Director / Salon Director

Dani has a passion and energy for hairdressing matched by few others. During her 28 year career, Dani has gathered an impressive and diverse collection of cutting and colouring awards. As Creative and Salon Director at Yoshiko hair, Dani has also worked as an ambassador and educator for several high profile international hair colour companies. Yoshiko’s collections feature in hair and fashion magazines across the globe including New York, Tokyo, London, Paris and Milan. Dani is constantly in demand to showcase her collections and to educate fellow hairdressers in new colour and cutting techniques. Fortunately for Yoshiko hair and Dani’s devoted clients, her first love is working on the salon floor, where her creativity, experience, expertise and innovation in cutting and colouring, see her create exceptionally beautiful hair. Dani is  L"Oreal Professional Colour-ist Ambassador  and certified Blonde expert. She was a finalist in the Australian Hair Fashion Awards - Victoria twice. Dani was finalist for Hair Expo Australian/ New Zealand Colour Technician of the Year 2016


David  - Business Partner / salon apprentice

As Dani’s business partner at Yoshiko hair, David has been involved in the hair industry for 18 years. He has a unique sense of style and oversees the design of Yoshiko’s creative space. David and Creative Director Dani Blakeley work together to evolve the salon look, to ensure it remains creative and showcases the latest work of the Yoshiko team. It keeps the salon current and ensures everyone remains inspired and upbeat! In addition, David plays an integral role in photographic shoots for each collection and in the coordination of show work. Behind the scenes he works to support Dani and the team, so they can get on with what they do best - creating great hair and ensuring clients leave wonderfully transformed and happy!


hass - senior stylist /colourist

Hass who was trained in Italy comes to Yoshiko with over 14 years experience gained while holding key positions in Leading Salons in both Europe and Australia. Hass is both a highly skilled Stylist and Colourist with both a Creative and Dynamic flair. With the a stint at Barbering, Hass is a true allrounder.  Along with formerly owning his own salon; Hass has worked on leading European Fashion Parades and Movie Productions. With a his friendly personally, attention to detail and amazing skills,: Hass is the next person for your next style..Hass speaks Norwegian, Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian

nick - senior stylist / colourist

Nick originating from Belgium has come to us at Yoshiko Hair after working in London for over five years. It was in London that Nick got to work with many Australian hairdressers, helping him decide in moving to Melbourne. Nick who has been hairdressing for over ten years is both a brilliant stylist and colourist. His work is backed by very impressive portfolio photographic work which cover all aspects of hairdressing. Nick is fluent in French, Flemish and English.                 

Nick is currently on Extended Leave.