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Our Talented Team:

COMPANY DIRECTOR / MANAGER - Renee Emerson

The director of this Company has a keen interest in business, marketing and design. Not being a hairdresser herself has been a large benefit for this business as her vision is based on what she would expect at a hair salon, as a client herself. Her focus is to provide each client with exceptional customer service and extraordinary hairdressers, at a reasonable cost, in a relaxing and classy environment.

The salon has been renovated by the Company Director in her spare time, and all interior design materials have been personally sourced. She has also hand selected high-end products such as Matrix and Alfaparf, to ensure high quality results and customer satisfaction.

The decision to start this Company in 2014, was formed over sixteen years, after seeing the exceptional talent her sister (Bec Cheers) possessed as a hairdresser. She truly is in a league of her own.

All of our staff have been hand selected through personal knowledge or rigorous trials, to give you quality senior hairdressers.

In the first year of business, Renee and her team were recognised for the following awards at the 2015 Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards:

2015 WINNER - Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety - Valentino's Hair Retreat
2015 FINALIST - Young Business Person of the Year - Renee EMERSON
2015 FINALIST - Excellence in Young Entrepreneurship - Renee EMERSON
2015 FINALIST - Excellence in New Business - Valentino's Hair Retreat
2015 FINALIST - Excellence in Retail Practices - Valentino's Hair Retreat


ASSISTANT MANAGER - BEC CHEERS (Maiden name: EMERSON).
Senior Stylist - Part Time.


Bec has been in the industry since she was 14 years of age, having identified her love of hairdressing early on. Funnily enough, Bec was given a start in the industry in 2000 at Valentino's, when former owners allowed her to complete voluntary student work experience. Years later, at 29, Bec has joined the new owners at Valentino's as a senior stylist with years of experience behind her.

Fresh out of her apprenticeship, Bec was promoted to management at a young age and since then, has managed two large chain hair salons in the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle region. She is a hair extension specialist and the absolute Queen of Upstyles. Nothing is too difficult for her and she loves a good challenge. Bec has worked at VHR since it's conception.


SENIOR STYLIST - ELISE BAKER
Full Time


Elise has been a hairdresser for over 7 years and worked at VHR for over two years. She shares a genuine love of hairdressing with our other team members. Elise treats the business as if it was her own and is an amazing colourist and up stylist, among other things. Elise is a highly talented and hand selected for her all round ability and talent.



SENIOR STYLIST - Sam HAY
Sam has been a hairdresser for over three years, and has recently graduated as a senior stylist! She was recruited for her skills and lovely, ethical characteristics, which shone through the minute we met her. Sam has fit perfectly into our team and is a great colourist, and an expert at curls!