Last updated: 4 March 2021
Tom Zappala has developed a unique approach which pairs well with the tactile skills accrued through a relentless pursuit of excellence. With a residence currently based in Australia, Tom continues to build a successful international profile as a reliable and highly regarded independent practitioner.
We are in an era of carefully curated social media feeds which readily promote an unrealistic aesthetic expectation. This unfortunate reality can often lead to frustration, especially for those who don't resonate with the dominant narrative. Compounding this, individuals with sensory sensitivities also find conventional settings to be particularly stressful. Addressing these concerns are the fundamental core of Tom's practice and why a Google search has led so many here. Continue Reading
Tom is an internationally acclaimed specialist practitioner specifically for those who wish to fully embrace their natural hair with a healthy, low-fuss lifestyle. This focus enthusiastically supports individuals of Multi-racial, Middle Eastern, and South Asian heritage. Tom's abilities are highly recommended for curly, thick, multi-textured or fine hair challenges.
Tucked away inside Smith Street icon Wabi Sabi, the private practice studio provides a one-to-one setting for thorough consultancy and undivided attention. It is a sensory-friendly space that is simple, soothing and considerate: neurodiverse, anxiety, and introvert supportive. Tom is adept at providing an emotionally safe professional environment for those with sensitive health situations.
The work performed here is renowned for growing out exceptionally well over an extended period of time. Often cut dry, the shapes are designed to be high-functioning, providing meticulous density distribution for increased body, texture, and movement. The consistent themes are considered, contemporary and collaborative. The finish is low-fuss with the intention of matching the standards currently practiced at home. There are no irons or round brushes. The work is typically longer rather than shorter and in sync with those who don't desire or require frequent return visits. Average return interval is 4 to 6 months. Product Usage Information
Tom does not follow or advocate for the CGM. This is a variable approach practice which encourages people to embrace their natural beauty in a way that best suits individual lifestyle needs and aesthetic preferences. Tom does cut dry, but not exclusively. Dry work is typically cross-checked after the basin to ensure the work performed is thoroughly supportive. As curls will need to be discussed and analysed, it is essential to arrive with your hair adequately prepared in a natural state, each and every visit.
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