Our Team

Meet Your Team!

Our team is comprised of passionate individuals who share a common dedication to their profession and a commitment to ongoing education and growth. Led by Sam James, a global ambassador and educator for Matrix, our stylists bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to every appointment.


Salon Director

With over two decades in the hair industry and nine years in business, Sam stands at the core of SJ Establishment, an award-winning salon she founded in 2019.

Renowned for her innovation and excellence, Sam has developed a well-deserved stellar reputation as one of Adelaide’s most accomplished stylists and businesswomen.

Her expertise has attracted a roster of celebrity clientele, while her editorial work has graced the pages of prestigious publications worldwide. Sam’s true passion lies in nurturing her team and providing clients with an exceptional salon experience.


Salon Coordinator

Taryn brings a breath of fresh air to our salon with her infectious energy and welcoming smile.

With two decades of experience in the industry and a knack for organisation, she ensures our salon runs smoothly.

As a mother herself, Taryn understands the importance of maintaining a vibrant atmosphere and keeping our stylists on track. Whether you need assistance with appointments or advice on our services, Taryn is your go-to girl.


Master Colourist & Extensions Specialist

Tina’s talent and expertise shine through in every transformation she creates. With years of experience running her own salon, Tina brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. Specialising in transformations and blondes, she is skilled in using Yovanka Loria extensions and Matrix colours to achieve stunning results. Honest and attentive, Tina guides her clients through the process with care and precision.


Expert Colourist & Stylist

As a proud trans woman with a passion for hairdressing, Amelia brings a unique perspective to our team. With over five years of experience and a natural flair for hair, she excels in delivering premium service and exceptional results.
From seamless layers to vibrant fashion colours, Amelia’s expertise has no bounds. Outside the salon, she indulges her love for anime and gaming, adding a touch of fun to her work.


Expert Colourist & Stylist

Driven by her passion for making people look and feel amazing, Melinda brings dedication and enthusiasm to her role. With a focus on education and attention to detail, she consistently delivers flawless colours and styles.
Specialising in balayage and foliage, Melinda ensures her clients leave the salon with hair that’s both beautiful and easy to maintain. When she’s not in the salon, she satisfies her wanderlust with adventurous travels.


Senior Colourist & Stylist

Summah’s infectious energy and natural charm make her a favourite among clients. Despite her junior status, she shows immense potential and skill, particularly in colour services.
With a strong work ethic instilled from a young age, Summah embodies the ethos of our salon. An animal lover at heart, she brings warmth and compassion to her interactions with clients.


Senior Colourist & Stylist

Bella defies stereotypes with her exceptional talent and work ethic. Despite her youth, she demonstrates remarkable attention to detail and skill in colour services. As Sam’s go-to for foils and balayage, Bella embraces challenges and excels in her profession.
Her passion for hair stems from her desire to be part of her clients’ journey to self-confidence. When she’s not in the salon, Bella enjoys outdoor adventures and competitive sports.