Tim began his career in 2013, working and training alongside some of the most renowned hairdressers/barbers in Australia. With his experience Tim has had the opportunity to tour around Australia presenting at different hair expos and competing in hair competitions
Tim is influenced by modern high fashion styles. With a balance of hairdressing skill and traditional barbering he is able to execute quality tailored looks.
Paragon Studio is the brain child of Tim and the space is a snapshot into his mind into the way he sees the future of barbering. Constantly striving to pave the way of new style and techniques, Tim has gained many reputable connections worldwide who will be showcasing at the store in 2018.
Tori Gill, 26, originally from Scotland,
began her hairdressing career aged 15. From a young age, she found a natural ability for the skill, winning apprentice of the year twice at Cheynes Hairdressing in Edinburgh, followed by a first place award in a UK wide photographic competition. Citing her love of art and design as her stepping stone to the trade, Tori soon gained notoriety in her profession and was invited to style hair for Wella Trend Vision opening show.
She fell in love with Melbourne after visiting the cultural hub of the Southern Hemisphere whilst on a worldwide trip six years ago. On her return to the UK, Tori witnessed a rise in the popularity of Men's hairdressing and found her creative niche. When she relocated to Australia in 2014, Tori was offered sponsorship at Kings Domain Barbershop where she has built up a large and loyal clientele who love her as her passion is reflected in each and every haircut.
Tori regularly styles hair for editorial shoots and led teams at both Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2016 and Fashion Aid in 2014 and 2016, respectively. During her time in Australia she has been awarded the following:
Hair Expo 2018 Australian Men's Hairdresser/Barber of the Year Finalist
Finalist American Crew All Star Challenge 2018
AHFA Australian Men's Hairdresser of the Year 2017
Finalist American Crew All Star Challenge 2017
2 x Finalist American Crew All Star Challenge 2016
2nd place HBIA Photographic Competition 2016
1st place IHS Men's Session Stylist 2014
Cian Fogarty, 24, Originally from Ireland.
Started his barbering journey in 2015. After completing his training, he swiftly moved to Brighton, UK, to to take his career to the next phase. After working there for a year having gained so much experience and became friends with some of the well known faces in the industry. After rubbing shoulder with the best, he returned home to Ireland to work with some of my regions most prestige barbers and built a very loyal clientele.
Cian motto is simple ” I'm very thankful for my craft. It has taken me to various places around the world. I feel like the most I can do in return is provide the best service possible to each person that sits in my chair. One of my best contributions I feel, is the relationships I build with my clients. Finding the right balance and executing a fitting cut to each individual”
He nows finds himself in Melbourne, Australia. Inspired by where Melbourne’s men’s hairdressing is going, he simply wants to be involved in the movement.
“I never feel like I'm going to ‘work’ everyday which is something my love for men's hairdressing has given me”
In his words
"I'm very thankful for my craft, it has taken me across the world to various places in the world, I feel like the most I can do in return is the best possible service to each person that sits in my chair."