About Us

The ultimate in care and expertise

Lavelle – a name with history

The Lavelle hair workroom story began in 1949 when my Grandfather, Neville Lavelle, began his apprenticeship as a hairdresser. That same year he married my Grandmother, Coral.

Upon completion of his apprenticeship, Neville and Coral purchased a gift and toy shop which became the Bangalow Newsagency. It was here that he ran a barber shop until 1976 when they retired to Ballina. His scissors, apprenticeship papers and photo’s of the original ‘Lavelles’ have pride of place in the salon. I am proud to continue this tradition by including my maiden name in the business.

‘workroom’ – a space for designers and artists to create, produce and deliver their craft’

I believe strongly that hairdressing is a craft. An art that requires passion, dedication, research, science, education and creativity. I believe these attributes require the right environment to be delivered. The use of ‘workroom’ denotes my mission to have a space for hairdresser, and client alike, to come together in an accessible, creative way to achieve and deliver our mission –  ‘your best ever hair!’

It is a reflection of my respect for mentors and colleagues that have taught me so much and continue to do so.

This story is an important thread to the creation of Lavelle Hair Workroom and is experienced on a daily basis in salon. Carrying history forward to the present in a progressive way.

‘Lavelle Hair Workroom’
A rich history … A passion for hair … A modern craft

Meet The Team

‘The ultimate’ in care and expertise from start to finish

Sarah Edwards ~ Director

Lavelle Hair Workroom was opened in December 2010 by Director, Sarah Edwards.

Sarah’s 19 years experience in the hairdressing and entertainment industry has culminated in this dream realised. Highly educated and experienced in a broad range of skill sets, Sarah is able to synthesise her passion for colour work with world class cutting techniques. As a trained colour technician and specialist educator, her clients can be confident they will receive exceptional results. Other experience includes, film, television and editorial work both in Australia and whilst living and working in London.

Her passion for education is continued and showcased through her commitment to client education and stylist mentoring programs. These skills have been recognised in several awards which Sarah has received in this field. More recently, this passion has resulted in her taking to laptop and writing for the first time as Beauty Editor for Brisbane Weekly magazine and now as co-creator for the Collective Beauty Revolution.

The development of a ‘Professional Partnership’ program and involvement in local business groups has allowed for networking in and out of the hair industry, and results in continued growth, inspiration and learning. Sarah has also been featured as a guest blogger for ‘Ausmumpreneur’. In house salon programs such as the Platinum membership and Subscription Service initiative are utilised to share this wealth of information with clients.

In pursuing a career as a mother, Sarah has been committed to providing an accessible and welcoming environment to all whilst maintaining superior products and services. Sensitivity to client needs and personal attention to detail has led to an expanding client base which is largely the result of referral and personal recommendation.

Sarah is extremely proud of Lavelle Hair Workroom and all varied forms of her work.  She invites you to visit the salon or connect with her online.


‘I welcome the opportunity to earn your trust, and look forward to delivering you ….. Your best ever hair!’

Suzie Andrews ~ Senior Stylist

Susie Andrews is a Senior Stylist at with over 16 years experience in hairdressing and over 11 years experience in Goldwell colouring systems and KMS styling products. Known for her serious colouring skills and her innate ability to create a look that is stylish and classic or edgy and unique, Susie’s customers have followed her all over Brisbane (from Camp Hill to the city and now here) in order for her to create in their words “the best haircut ever!”

Passionate about creating a memorable experience for her clients, Susie takes the time to find out what your needs are, and considers your lifestyle as well as the latest fashion trends in order to create the cut and colour you want, with a look you can easily maintain.