HATS was created by two industry leaders…

As a hairdresser and salon owner for the past 30 years, June Wilkinson has a strong passion for business success. Her partner,  Shelley Drane also brings to the table 30-years industry experience – firstly in the salon environment as a highly qualified hairdresser and then as a student trainer for 17 years.

Creating HATS was a natural progression for Shelley and June. While they believe it is paramount to nurture the creativity of students , they also understand the importance of students being financially productive, and therefore add value to the salon. Both get a deep sense of fulfilment in seeing students continue in their career as well informed, productive and happy hairdressers.

Shelley and June’s goal is to have students who are passionate about hair and are as devoted to the industry as salon owners are. HATS provides students with the full package, not only in technical ability but provide them with the knowledge to truly go above and beyond. The unique  program has an attention to detail that ensures its students quickly become an asset to any business.