ABOUT US

Owners Gabrielle & Ryan Barber had the dream to create a boutique salon that offered a low chemical alternative to haircare while focusing on providing a friendly and relaxed salon experience. Opening in early 2013, you will find an inviting interior hidden away above the bustling city streets. Quality espresso coffee or T2 teas are offered as you relax in this urban retreat for some pampering. Whether it be cut, colour, hair treatments, styling, or make up, the team at Agape will have you looking your best as you walk out the door.

Principal Stylist

 

GABRIELLE BARBER

Gabrielle is an award-winning hair stylist who has been in the hair industry for over a decade. Gabrielle has worked at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with O&M, and has extensive training in high end colour. She is known for her infectious laugh, her ability to find the perfect cut and colour for her clients, and loves a good makeover. With a loyal clientele, Gabrielle is in high demand, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Master Stylist

 

 JASMINE HECKENBERG

Jasmine is a balayage ninja and is passionate about keeping up with current cutting trends. Having been AHFA Apprentice of the Year, Jasmine has also worked on a number of editorial styling projects and has been published in over 10 countries. She loves working with brides and doing formal up-do’s and when not in the salon you’ll find Jasmine getting outdoors, sewing, crocheting, baking or snuggling up with a good sci-fi movie.

Senior Stylist

 

IRA BECK

After a 4 year hiatus in Germany, we are thrilled to welcome Ira back into the Agape team. This creative talent is always sporting a vibrant shade in her hair, and may just convince you to do the same. She loves to stay abreast of the latest trends in colour and has a particular affection for bright hues. Ira is a gypsy wanderer at heart and is known for her eye-catching mane and her love of forest creatures.

Senior Stylist

 

ALICE HILLHOUSE

Alice is a graduate of psychological science, but couldn’t let go of her childhood dream to move into hairdressing, and has not looked back! Being a fantastic listener Alice loves the combination of being creative and connecting with people. Alice loves doing hair ups, and seeing her clients’ faces light up when they see the results. She is the ultimate foodie, so it is a treat for everyone if some of her baking makes its way to the salon!

Apprentice

 

PERSIA BLACKWOOD

Persia is the newest kid on the block, and brings a great energy to the salon. She gets excited about the creative aspect of hairdressing, connecting with people, and helping clients become their most confident selves and feel fabulous. Persia loves to create – whether it be through sewing, knitting or art. She loves fashion, watching and playing soccer, dancing and her guilty pleasure is watching Gilmore Girls.

JOIN THE TEAM

We are always on the lookout for experienced hairdressers and apprentices.  If you would like to express your interest please send your CV to agapehairhobart@gmail.com. All applications will be treated in confidence.