Last updated: 4 November 2020
Tom Zappala has dedicated over 30 years developing a unique philosophy to his craft which pairs well with the tactile skills accrued through a relentless pursuit of excellence. With his residence currently in Australia, Tom continues to build a successful international profile as a reliable and highly regarded independent practitioner.
We are in an era when carefully curated social media feeds readily promote an unrealistic aesthetic expectation. This unfortunate reality actively contributes to feelings of inadequacy and frustration in those who don't resonate with it. Additionally, individuals with sensory sensitivities also find conventional salon environments to be particularly unsettling and stressful. Addressing these primary concerns are the fundamental core of Tom's practice why a Google search for a specialist had led so many here. Continue Reading
Tom is an internationally acclaimed specialist practitioner exclusively for women who wish to embrace their natural hair with a healthy, low-fuss and low-upkeep lifestyle. This focus is one which readily supports those of Multi-racial, Middle Eastern, and South Asian heritage. Tom is equally supportive and recommended for thick, multi-textured or fine hair challenges. Those with an "I don't even own a blow-dryer" lifestyle are especially a good fit. There are no irons or round brushes here.
Tucked away inside Smith Street icon Wabi Sabi, the single chair private practice studio offers an exclusive one-to-one service, ensuring each session thorough consultancy and undivided attention to details. Most importantly, it is a sensory-friendly space that is simple, soothing and considerate: neural atypical, anxiety, introvert supportive. Tom is very skilled in providing an emotionally safe professional environment for those with sensitive personal situations.
Tom's haircuts are renowned for growing out exceptionally well over an extended period of time. They are often cut dry and designed to be high-functioning, providing natural body and movement. The design sense is considered, contemporary and collaborative. The finish is low-fuss with the intention of matching what will be performed at home. Due to increasing and extensive wait times, the work performed work here is generally a bit longer and in sync with those who don't desire or require frequent return visits. Return visit interval is 12-week minimum with an average of 3 visits per year or less.
Tom does not advocate for the CGM and its strict, dogmatic ideologies. This is a variable approach practice which encourages people to embrace their natural beauty in way that best suits individual lifestyle needs and aesthetic preferences. As curls are generally best cut dry, it is advantageous to arrive with your hair adequately prepared in a supportive natural state. Product usage information can be found here.
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