Janine Simons director of the multi-award winning Mane Salon in Wellington was named HITO Educator of the Year at the recent Industry Awards held at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland. In her absence her award was accepted on her behalf by Kiri Roberts.
Janine who is Kevin.Murphy Color Master for Asia Pacific/Middle East was in Taiwan presenting a show with Kevin Murphy after launching Color.Me in Singapore! She is set for a very busy time as she travels with Kevin Murphy for launches in India and Vietnam before returning to train Australian stylists with color.Me.
Janine comments; “As a salon owner and industry educator I am passionate about both the craft and the business of hairdressing. I believe we can raise the standard and the perception of the industry through better business practice along with continued creative and core skill set education and training.
With 20 years of salon ownership and hairdressing experience, I am a highly motivated educator passionate about helping stylists develop and grow their hairdressing skills and gain opportunities within the industry. I love the flexibility the hair industry offers in terms of creative and business career paths, and I believe in sharing, inspiring and mentoring stylists and young talent to enjoy successful careers.”