Meet your personal hair team
We’re brilliant at what we do, even if we do say so ourselves. But we’re not afraid to have a great time while we’re doing it. Come on in, join the fun.
Billie Jean Murphy
Owner & Creative Director
Great with: Colour, curls, more curls, banter and creative styling
Owner & Creative Director

23 years in the industry doesn’t lie, and it only takes one session with Billie to realise that. Razor sharp like the scissors in hand, the BJH boss knows how to make her customers look stunning and feel incredible through her distinct and inimitable skills in the salon.

Born in Dublin, via London, and now Melbourne, Billie Jean came from humble beginnings learning the tricks of the trade in her hometown. Cutting her teeth—and the hair of the beautiful and bougy—at the infamous Charles Worthington Salon in the UK, Billie mastered the art of colour, cutting, styling and everything in between. X years later, she skipped the pond set up a brick and mortar salon of her own, Billie Jean Hair.

Cutting with intuition and a generous splash of natural flare, It’s at Billie Jean Hair where our salon sovereign has truly been able to express her creative capabilities as a hairdresser – it’s why her customers keep coming back years after their first booking, after all.

Great with: Colour, curls, more curls, banter and creative styling
Michelle Stewart
Colour Director & Salon Manager
An expert at: Colour direction, bridal hair and calming those nerves before the big day.
Colour Director & Salon Manager

Our colour queen has been at it for a hot minute now, 20 years, in fact. Working with Billie for the past 12, Michelle keeps a watchful eye over BJH making sure whoever’s in the hot seat is comfortable and content with what’s happening in the mirror. She oversees colour, keeps the team and the bookings in line. Michelle not only shares her wisdom with the staff but the customer too, and that’s just one of the reasons why we couldn’t do without her.

An expert at: Colour direction, bridal hair and calming those nerves before the big day.
Claire Louise Maguire
Director
Book in with Claire for: Colour change, balayage and hair related wisdom.
Director

We only work with the best, and sometimes that means sourcing our staff from the far corners of the globe. Coming from the cool and breezy Northern Ireland, Claire has come into Australia’s salon scene red hot with over 10 years experience.

Formerly a hairdressing teacher, it’s only natural that Claire’s expertise is cut above the rest! With a progressive focus on colour, she’s an essential player to the BJH team, and to anyone who wants their balayage or colour change looking better than they ever thought it could.

Book in with Claire for: Colour change, balayage and hair related wisdom.
Max Popier
Principal Stylist
Services include: Ladies short hair, Styling, taper fades and impromptu French lessons.
Principal Stylist

Son of a gun … well, son of an award-winning hairdresser, at least. Max’s career began almost before he spoke his first words (which are rumoured to be “short back and sides”).

Born in France, trained in London and today residing in Melbourne, Max’s professional heritage means he’s across what’s trending locally and abroad. He’s our in house barber and all ‘round charmer, but he’s certainly not limited to cutting men’s. Book in with Max if you’re after a stylist with meticulous attention to detail and a unique outlook on our trade.

Services include: Ladies short hair, Styling, taper fades and impromptu French lessons.
Natasha Hunt
Senior Stylist
Natasha loves: Creative styling and cutting
Senior Stylist

Professional globe-trotter and accomplished hairdresser, Natasha completed the highly regarded Varder Qualification then took it with her while she skipped countries for several years. Landing in Melbourne and checking in at BJH, Natasha’s international experience is proving popular with our clients.

A legend with long hair styling and just as ambitious with shorter cuts, Natasha loves learning—and sharing her skills—with the team.

Natasha loves: Creative styling and cutting
Joshua Walker
Senior stylist/Colourist
Brilliant with Balayage, cutting and styling
Senior stylist/Colourist

Josh comes from the beautiful sunshine coast. With eight years of hairdessing experience under his belt he is quickly moving up the ranks here at Billie Jean. He is extremely passionate about styling and has worked backstage for fashion week many times. Josh is known here for his stunning bomshell blondes and seamless blended balayage.

Brilliant with Balayage, cutting and styling
Shay Murdoch
2nd Year Apprentice
Brilliant at Blowaves
2nd Year Apprentice

A good apprentice loves hairdressing, a great apprentice loves learning, too. Shay ticks both of those boxes and then some. One year in, Shay’s keenness for styling is shining bright, as is her drive and initiative around the salon.

Brilliant at Blowaves
Alanna Eastwood
1st Year Apprentice
A dab hand at the express services
1st Year Apprentice

Passion for your craft is one thing, having talent is another. Alanna has both. Born here in Melbourne she has loved getting creative with hair since she knew how to walk. Our newest member to the junior team is showing serious potential with her willingness to learn, and natural ability to do so, too. Watch this space while the rest of our team keep an eye on their jobs – Alanna is extremely excited to be pursuing her dreams.

A dab hand at the express services
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