Discovering Thais Pantigas
Hairdressing is in Thais' blood. Born and raised in São Paulo Brazil, her mother owned and managed an acclaimed hair salon for more than 33 years. Thais first picked up the scissors at age 14 and her talent, flair and creativity was immediately obvious. In her early 20s she also studied and specialised in skin and body care, working with Anna Pegova - one of Brazil's most renowed beauty institutes.
In 2007, Thais moved to Australia and worked with fellow Brazilian Renato Mendoza in the beautiful village atmosphere of Annandale where she fell in love with the area and the community.
She resumed her training and excelled at TAFE, winning the prestigious Sydney Tafe Achievement Award.
Thais is now creative director and owner of the business and has quickly established herself as a leading cutter and colour specialist in the Inner West, attracting clientele from the eastern suburbs and beyond.The thriving and busy salon has led to Thais being nominated as a finalist for the Inner West Outstanding Business Person of the Year 2016.
Her passion for hairdressing is matched only by her love for the Sydney fashionistas who appreciate her signature style and warm, personalised service. "Hairdressing gives me the opportunity to be close to people and to help them to find the right style" she says.