Our incredibly accomplished creative director Janelle has been working in Armidale as a stylist since she was 16 years old. Janelle is very passionate about our industry and dedicated to maintaining her education and that of her team. Regularly attending courses keeps her motivated and ensures her techniques are of the highest standard.
You can spot a Janelle Cooper haircut from a million miles away; it’s clean, polished and perfectly balanced to complement the person wearing it, while requiring very little styling effort on the part of that individual.
“I love it when my guests love their hair and look forward to coming back. It’s not work. It’s my life.”
After a decade and a half, Joy has returned to COOPER & CO. A former partner of the salon under our original name Hairtrekking, we welcome home Joy’s nurturing manner and her undeniable passion for people and hair.
Joy’s passion is beautiful hair- she strives to unlock the beauty and confidence of each of her guests, tailoring each individual look to perfection.
Enhancing an individual’s natural beauty is what Joy does best, she doesn’t follow trends- she finds what will look truly amazing for you.
“The best colour in the world is the one that looks best on you” - Coco Chanel
QUALIFICATIONS • Cert III in Hairdressing • Goldwell MasterColorist
INSPIRATION • Fashion Magazines/Blogs • Social Media • Celebrity Stylists
Kylie Pearson / Creative Stylist
Since completing her formal training in 2011, Kylie has been an integral part of our team. Kylie’s work is incredibly on-trend, much like her personal style. A keen traveller, Kylie has undertaken training in London with the global leader Sassoon Academy. Kylie’s emphasis on structured design sees her create an array of beautiful shapes perfectly customized to highlight her guests’ best features.
As an accomplished colour technician, she enjoys the complexity of foiling.
Courtney is currently Cooper & Co's 3rd Year Apprentice. After completing her qualification as a Dental Assistant, Courtney joined our team in order of pursuing a more creative career.
Courtney enjoys doing up-styles, colouring and learning everything she possibly can about hairdressing.
Courtney has also competed at a regional and national level in the World Skills competition where she won a gold medal, showcasing her passion and skill within the Hairdressing Industry.
With a natural flair for hair and her love of art and photography we can't wait to watch Courtney grow into a skilled and nurturing hairdresser.
SPECIALTIES • Event Styling • Colouring
QUALIFICATIONS • Goldwell MasterColorist
INSPIRATION • Bridal • Runway / Catwalk • Social Media
Mary Evans / Emerging Stylist
Meet Mary, our 2nd Year Apprentice. Mary has a natural creative flair in both hair and make-up.
After finishing Year 12 in Maclean, Mary moved to Armidale to pursue a career in the Hair and Beauty Industry. Mary enjoys theatrical activities and dancing in her spare time which gives Mary an eagle eye for detail in both Hair and Beauty.
We can't wait to see Mary blossom into the creative Stylist she is destined to become.
Maddison Barnden-Hyde / School Based Apprentice
Maddison is our youngest member of the Cooper & Co team. Maddi is currently completing her School Based Apprenticeship while completing Year 11 and 12 at O'Connor Catholic College.
Maddi has always had a passion for hair and has wanted to join our Industry ever since she was a little girl.
Maddi continues to surprise us with her quick learning abilities and her growing skills within the salon. We believe Maddi is going to make an exceptional hairdresser and we can't wait to see what the future holds for her.