Local award-winning hairdresser recognised as Mandurah's Local Legend

Stephanie Bellairs is Mandurah's latest Local Legend. PIC: City of Mandurah

Local award-winning hairdresser and business owner Stephanie Bellairs has been recognised this week as Mandurah’s latest Local Legend.

Stephanie, the salon owner and creative director at Cabello by Stephanie Bellairs, was named 2022 WA/Northern Territory Hairdresser of the Year at the Australian Hairdressing Industry Awards (Creative) held last month in Sydney.

With more than 27 years’ experience in the hairdressing industry, Stephanie established her salon in Mandurah in 2003 and now employs 14 staff including four apprentices.

Her salon also offers the Cabello-Education program which is an independent education platform open to all stylists in WA to expand their knowledge and skills through a series of workshops.

After making it as an awards finalist in previous years, Stephanie’s submission of six styled images depicting ‘broken ballerinas’ wowed the judges and saw her take out the major award.

The submission also included a written component which outlined her achievements and future career aspirations.

Stephanie spent six weeks preparing for the submission, including a day-long photography shoot with models and a makeup artist.

Mayor Rhys Williams congratulated Stephanie on the award win and her hard work and dedication to her profession over the years.

“It’s wonderful to see one of our local business owners being recognised on a national scale for her creative talents, dedication to her craft and vision for her business,” he said.

“Stephanie is a great example of one of our local small businesses doing amazing things, and the whole Mandurah community should be proud of her efforts.”

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