Salon owner Mia has been in the hair & beauty industry for over 16 years, she has worked and managed salons in both Brisbane and Townsville and took the leap to work for herself over 8 years ago.  Mia is an extremely accomplished hair stylist and has worked tirelessly to not only perfect her skill and technique but also her business and management skills.  Having completed numerous colour courses over her career with many suppliers including Wella, Goldwell & De Lorenzo to name a few, she is also qualified to teach and train new stylists.  While Mia excels in colour and enjoys this aspect of the business very much she is now focusing on perfecting her business and managerial skill set.

Mia chose Empress Hair because of it’s relaxed boutique feel and it’s location in the heart of Sandgate village.  This new enterprise has given Mia the flexibility to continue to grow her business while still being a busy mum to her two little girls Bella & Milly.  Mia works and manages Empress Hair with the help of her husband Ben and is very proud of what they have achieved so far and she hopes to grow this boutique salon even further.

“While I have always loved hairdressing I am particularly enjoying the challenges of business ownership, it’s given me new focus and drive after having been in the industry for a while now.  The clientele at Sandgate have been amazing and I am so excited by the staff and facilities we have been able to put into this salon and hope that we can continue to grow this small business with this same amount of drive and enthusiasm as we have now.”

Mia works casual in both Bridgeman Downs and Sandgate.