Miss Gertrude, a hairdresser but one with a handsome display (for sale) of hanging ceramic planters, Japanese wood homewares, coat hooks made of driftwood washed up in NewYork State
Mr Kitly @ Miss Gertrude
by Lee Tran Lam
Devotion to sustainability is balanced with dedication to style at Miss Gertrude. The service is impeccable, with an attentive team of stylists and colourists at hand to attend to your locks with the latest in hair care and trends.
Definitely a new destination to visit this side of the river.
Owners Reno Pontonio, Bianca Villella and Giovanni Villella have taken a more elegant and understated approach to this one.
So this is what it feels like to be entirely and wholeheartedly lavished by the perfect consumer experience?
First things first: this salon
This salon isn't just all about hair. A rotating cast of art, plants, ceramics, and knick-knacks from Mr. Kitly are also on offer so you can treat yourself further.
“Excellent website if I do say so myself. These guys will get tons of press but they only just opened. Check back here in a week or two and watch the good times roll"
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED... IN A SALON
Miss Gertrude is subtle, intimate and considered.
Miss Gertrude only uses products that are pure, highly effective and, where possible, Australian-made.
Miss Gertrude brings together a team of stylists and technicians who are impeccably trained to an international standard. They are all extremely experienced, continually honing their skills and knowledge of new trends and products.
Miss Gertrude appreciates her community and the creativity that surrounds her.
Miss Gertrude is located right in the heart of Gertrude Street’s creative bustle, with a side entrance ensuring a discreet experience, making the salon one of Melbourne’s best hidden secrets.
Miss Gertrude is edgy and elegant, directional and discerning.
And with equal commitment to contemporary fashion and sustainability, Miss Gertrude is a very modern hair salon.
Miss Gertrude currently seeks a first/second year apprentice.
Miss Gertrude is always keen to hear from enthusiastic people who wish to join our team.
Please forward your resume or any employment enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mr Kitly’s beautiful design pieces and hand crafted wares by local and international designers and artists are part of an ever-changing installation of beautiful items at Miss Gertrude. A carefully selected array of ceramics, textiles, woodware, metalware, jewelry, bags and books, magazines, small press and indoor plants are available for perusal and purchase.
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Cycle: Help minimise fossil fuel usage from transportation and ride to Miss Gertrude.
Public Transport: The #86 tram stops right in front of Miss Gertrude’s building at stop #14.
Parking: There’s parking in surrounding streets. Just remember to bring coins.
From Best Young Stylist in Scotland to photo-shoots in the US, the UK and Australia, Leanne has done it all. Now, after 16 years experience, she’s all settled in at Miss Gertrude, where she is the salon manager – as well as an incredible stylist. She does manage to indulge her travelling feet on the odd occasion, most recently a motorbike trip across Vietnam. We’re jealous!
Although Giovanni was born in Melbourne, he has worked across Sydney, London and Manchester, for industry leaders including Edward Beale, Vidal Sassoon, Kusco-Murphy, Mien, Toni & Guy, Efbee and Terence Renati. For Giovanni, “hair is like a fabric”, giving him scope to create modern shapes on all kinds of textures. Giovanni concentrates solely on cutting, leaving colour to others. He indulges in his love of gadgets, gigs and his Vespa when he leaves the salon behind.
Three times a finalist in the British Hairdressing Awards mean Gavin has very capable hands. From salon to fashion shows and shoots, he’s been in the business for 22 years. Patient, understanding and all about the client, Gavin loves travel, family, friends, food and wine.
Jens has been working as a hairdresser for more than 25 years. He began his career in Germany, where he trained with Vidal Sassoon. Since then he has worked all over the world, honing his expertise. His particular talents lie in creating immaculate blonde highlights – but he’s also rather partial to “eating cake and drinking wine”.
With ten years under her belt as a director of one of New Zealand’s most respected salons, our new import Kate has a beautiful fashion eye.
She’s worked on campaigns and shows for everyone from Karen Walker to Lonely Hearts, as well as teaching the art of hair in the US.
When she’s not in the salon, you’re most likely to find her in her garden, wine in hand, her cat Dudley by her side – musing over references for an upcoming editorial shoot – film, music, her idol Debbie Harry all play a part in her style!
Elle has been hairdressing for five years, including time spent throughout Europe, where she was able to refine her own distinct style. She was nominated & awarded National Finalist for Aveda Colour Harmony in 2010. Expanding from this, Elle spends time doing editorial hair & makeup and freelance fashion & when she’s not busy with all of that… she manages to fit in a television show called ‘bright things.tv’ where she is a presenter. Wow!!
Arriving in Melbourne by way of Osaka, Japan, Eri is all about the cut and colour. Twelve years of experience mean her sense of style is very well-honed. Think simplicity, structure and a love for natural looking, low-maintenance hair. Outside of the salon, Eri is a keen rock climber, snowboarder and runner.
Kylie is Miss Gertrude's youngest. Vibrant and edgy is her thing. When off the scissors, she's indulging in her love of tattooing, music, fashion and art.
Elyse is passionate about all aspects of high fashion, art and design. Having studied fine art for the last 3 years Elyse now brings her creative eye and unique style to Miss Gertrude. When not styling our guests to perfection, Elyse can be found on editorial photo shoots or helping out at fashion week.
With a flurry of home job tattoo's, an achingly cool haircut and with pug in hand, Carmen is a hipsters dream. When she is not playing in her electro band Carmen can be found at Miss Gertrude giving ahh-mazing head massages. A graphic designer turned hairdresser, with an incredible eye for colour and form, we expect great things from this one!
Elanore loves big hair – if a curly blow dry and bouncy waves are your thing, she’s your girl. Born in the Macedon Ranges, she lives, breathes and talks hair. A trained barista, she also makes a lovely coffee, so if you ask nicely…
Milo is Miss Gertrude's newest recruit injecting fresh style. With her love for the arts and flair for fashion we think she makes a perfect addition to our team.
London born Bristol raised, Belle is your warm welcome at Miss Gertrude. Our receptionist sidelines in television, creator, producer and director of the weekly show ‘bright things.tv’ on Channel 31.
Kim has been answering phones, smiling and talking to people his whole life. Which makes him the perfect welcome to Miss Gertrude. This well-travelled man is a music lover who’s moonlighted as a designer and organises a festival or two in his spare time.
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MON-TUE: 10AM TO 6PM
WED-THU: 10AM TO 9PM
FRI: 10AM TO 7PM
SAT: 9AM TO 5PM