About SUITE J

"Getting my hair done at Suite J was one of the most rewarding experience... To put simply, Jae is amazing. His technique is precise, and he matches the extensions seamlessly to your own hair... We are so happy to have found Jae, and in my mind, is incomparable to other salons that offer the same service." - helen28 (as reviewed on Womo)

About Suite J

Cosmopolitan Acland Street has long been a social centrepiece for Melbourne: a go-to for the latest and best in hair and a melting pot where creativity meets style. Highly celebrated stylist Jae Teasdale arrived in 1995, into just such an atmosphere. He bought the salon and rebranded it as 'Tonik' – a name designed to evoke old-fashioned pampering and a 'feel good' sense. In 2013, his stunning newly refurbished premises re-opened as 'SUITE J'.

Elegant yet inviting, the new salon promises a warm and personal approach within an environment of luxury. It's no mistake that Suite J has its own suite – of loyal clients who've kept coming back for more than a dozen years – even when they may have relocated and need to travel long distances to get here. Come in, sit down and let your highly trained stylist exceed your every expectation.

Our Philosophy

The Suite J team is PASSIONATE about hair. We stay up to date with the latest trends, techniques and products that add the very best condition, cut, colour and class to your hairstyle. Not just once, but for your first appointment, and the next, and the one after that, and the one after that. And on it goes! Suite J is a salon with a well-deserved reputation for great hair and the feeling that every guest is at home and delighted by the service and results offered.


Our clients LOVE their hair
Because
Our stylists LOVE their work
Within a salon
Both clients and stylists LOVE being in

A Glimpse at Our Salon

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Staff Profiles

Jae Teasdale

Jae Teasdale

Owner

Trained by the highly respected Barry Page (formerly of Vidal Sassoon), Jae began his career in hairdressing in 1989. Launching his own business in 1995, Jae became an integral part of his beloved St Kilda. He feels privileged to have watched this eclectic bayside suburb evolve and he along with it, in to what it has become today.

Supported by an outstanding team of creative, inspirational and dedicated hair stylists, Jae has consistently contributed a genuine passion for the success of his business and the clients who make it all possible. With over 26 years' experience in colouring and cutting, Jae also imparts a wealth of experience in hair extensions, up-styling and the latest in hair news.

Julie Hanley

Julie Hanley

Salon Manager & Senior Stylist

After spending half a lifetime in St Kilda, Julie has developed a strong following of fastidious clients who specifically seek out her unique brand of care, reliability and dedication to a stunning end result.

Key to her reputation is Julie's precision in colour application. Whether you seek a soft or dramatic blend, Julie insightfully creates new styles and replicates the looks you love in a style you'll wear with ease. Perhaps a previous life as a fashion buyer helped.

Hot tip for the uninitiated: A pinch of humour guarantees a LOL moment with Julie every time!

Christiane Stevens

Christiane Stevens

Senior Stylist

Before joining Suite J, Christiane's work was celebrated over a 12 year long hairdressing stint in Malvern. With a wealth of product knowledge, technical colour know-how and over 30 years industry experience, Christiane will ensure outcomes you'll love every time you visit. Specialising in styling, there are no better up-styles than Christiane's.

P.S - Don't be surprised to discover almost every outfit Christiane wears is adorned with bows.

Michelle Towers

Michelle Towers

Senior Stylist

Michelle formerly owned salon 'Ruben Hair' in Essendon. Her 30+ years experience and eagerness now drives Suite J's ongoing education programme and implementation of all things new. Hers is a critical contribution to helping keep the salon at the forefront of the hairdressing industry. The Suite J team feel truly blessed to have Michelle's learned edge contributing to the salon's creative advantage.

Coming from a household of great musicians, Michelle could even be persuaded to take requests, if you ask very nicely!

Colleen Grey

Colleen Grey

Senior Stylist

Having worked in London for many years then coming 'home' to settle in Elwood, Colleen's unique hairdressing style has been enjoyed in St Kilda for decades now. Colleen joined the Suite J team in 2008 then after a years' break, re-joined the team in 2015. With a loyal following, relationships are her thing so once you're under her wing you will have a lifetime of amazing hair ahead of you. If you struggle with curly hair, here's your chance to tame it with the queen of curls.

Red head yes, but fiery, no!

Ayse Altintas

Ayse Altintas

Apprentice

Ayse (pronounced A-share) worked in the retail and banking industries before finally finding her 'calling' in hair and has embarked on a 3 year apprenticeship with Suite J. Ayse's personality, willingness to learn and passion for hairdressing will ensure that she provides you with an excellent service every time.

The Suite J team are very confident that Ayse will be an awesome asset to the hair industry when she graduates in 2018. Bring it on!