Wilfredo Mazo

I have been a hairdresser for over 30 years, and have operated my own salons since arriving to Australia in 1991. I have qualifications in hairdressing from TAFE SA, Adelaide.

I worked as a hairdresser assistant back in the Philippines, and from observing my colleagues, I was able to pick up the skills in hairdressing and beauty. I am a creative person by heart, so I found my passion in hairdressing, and I started to build my own clientele, from regular customers to popular TV celebrities.

When I migrated to Australia, I passed an examination at TAFE SA to obtain a Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering.

I now run my own business called The Next Cut hairdressing, it is family operated so I have the best of both worlds working with family and my clients.

Top 5 Characteristics of people who work in your field

  • Creative
  • Flamboyant
  • love a good chat
  • Independent
  • fun

Top 5 skills relevant to working in your industry

  • Cut precisely
  • Colour
  • Style
  • communicate with clients
  • passion to learn all things about hair

What education / experience is necessary for your role?

Certificate IV in Hairdressing and/or Barbering