Our Team




After 20 years in the Hair Industry, 9 of those in business, Sam is solo Director of Award Winning salon SJ Establishment created in 2019.

It has very quickly become the new go to Salon for the thriving local community of Adelaide’s Award Winning strip Prospect Road, and is now recognised Nationally as – 2021 & 2022 South Australian Best Salon Business of the Year. Sam’s high standards have seen her develop a leading reputation as one of the most innovative, Award-Winning hair stylists and businesswomen in Adelaide.

As a result, she is also the “go-to” stylist for visiting celebrities including Bambi Northwood Blyth, Samara Weaving, and Ruby Rose (to name a few). Sam has spent over a decade touring Australia and overseas, educating and inspiring many hairdressers as a Creative Artist– one of her key passions and driving forces behind her success. Over the years Sam has been rewarded by winning numerous awards.

The biggest to her name in hair, 2021 Australian Hairdresser of the Year Finalist – after 5 X SA/TAS HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR. In business, Sam made it successfully to the top 3 finalist for the 2016 Telstra Young Business Women of the Year award. After 5 vigorous rounds of judging and interviews, She is now a part of the Telstra Alumni community.

Sam’s Editorial work has been published in many, national and international magazines, including InStyle and HairBiz as well as Mexican, American, British and South African publications. With so many strings to her bow, Sam’s true passion still lies with her Team and clients in salon. She’s Created the perfect space for clients to come and be nurtured, feel relaxed and leave feeling like they can take on the world.

She’ll tell you that successfully Growing a talented, diverse team at SJ Establishment that feels like a family, is her biggest achievement to date.

Fun Fact – Sam loves to Reno and build decks in her (not so) spare time.

What Sam's Clients Say:

“Sam and her team were just wonderful. Welcoming, friendly, and professional. I could not be happier with the fantastic results of my cut, it is a total transformation. Sam is an amazing stylist and her approach to understanding what I wanted balanced by what would work for my hair and face was just awesome. Thanks Sam!” – Paula

“Thanks so much Sam and colleagues. I love the relaxed welcome and caring service I receive when I come in and see you guys. And the hair gets treated real nice too.” – Laura



Taryn, a breath of fresh air in the salon, with her high energy and big smile that welcomes you all. After being a hairdresser for 20 years, we are extremely lucky to have her running our busy salon floor. As a mum herself, she knows how to energise and keep our stylists on track.

You will even see her at the basin sometimes giving her dreamy massages. Definitely your go-to women for all your appointment needs and questions about any of our services.



The talented Tina is well established in the hair industry running her own salon for many years, but now loving being part of a fun team environment and being a passionate Hairstylist again.

With experience in all aspects of hair, but a particular strength with her Transformation clients and blondes, We are very lucky to have her skills and knowledge. Her transformations are created with our incredible Yovanka Loria extensions and Matrix blonde or vivid colours. She’ll be honest in her recommendations and guide you through the whole process.

Fun Fact — A true hostess with the mostess when she gets the chance, and loves to jet ski on the river.

What Tina's Clients Say:

“It was my first time visiting the store. Had a walkin for a wash and curls- such an amazing and warm environment with extremely friendly staff. Tina did majority of my hair and did a wonderful job doing it! Left the salon feelin’ myself.” – Cass

“So so happy with my colour and cut. Tina is an amazing talented stylists, beautiful salon, fantastic vibe. Loved everything!” – Toni



A very proud Trans Woman from a country town, moved to follow her passion for hairdressing. With over 5 years of experience, a natural flare for hair and a wealth of life experience, Amelia takes great pride in delivering premium customer service, listening to her clients’ needs and ultimately delivering amazing results.

Her specialty…. Long seamless layers, flawless blondes and multi dimensional colours. Bright vivid fashion work or super natural blended balayage, she definitely knows her way around the colour bar!

FUN FACT − A big nerd that loves Anime, gaming and getting her cosplay on.



A busy mum finally fulfilling her dream to be with people, making them look and feel amazing. Melinda’s passion for education is inspiring, and clearly the reason she is so far ahead of the pack.

Her attention to detail is second to none, delivering perfect colours and easy to maintain styles.

Her specialty…. Balayage, Foilyage and the ultimate long-lasting colour.

Fun Fact — A big traveller that seeks adventure thrills on her holidays.




Our little pocket rocket has a beautiful nature that allows her to connect so well with our clients.

Summah is showing so much potential in her training, and already a talented colourist with a high level of customer service, due to working from a young age; Something very in line with our ethos.

Fun Fact — Total animal lover!! Hates the beach, but loves a good holiday with Adventure



Bella is the exception to Gen Z, our young blood in the Team, that proves all the stereotypes wrong.

With incredible attention to detail and a strong work ethic, she embraces the challenges and is rewarded with very impeccable colourist skills. Bella is Sam’s go to women for all things foils and balayage for her clients.

Why hair? Because she wants to be a part of people’s journey to feeling great about themselves.

Fun Fact — She may be softly spoken, but nothing beats a weekend of Camping, Fishing OR winning a Netball game.