"1991 Schwarzkopf SA Hairdresser of The Year"

Steve La Bella

Financial Director and Internal Operational Manager

About:

Hairdressing has been part of Steve's Life as his passion still resonates from when he first started. Steve began hairdressing in January 1973 and in 1981 started his first salon La Bella Hair. Hairdressing is a lifestyle and the journey has enabled him to meet wonderful clients whom have become peers, trained and educated many amazing and talented hairstylists, but above all, has given him the privilege of meeting his hairdressing icon, the late Vidal Sassoon.

Steve has  competed in many competitions over the years and his contribution as being the point judge for IHS and HBIA for the last 24 years is evidence of his dedication to improving the industry. The most impressive highlight of his competitive career was being announced SA Schwarzkopf Hairdresser of The Year in 1991.

In 2003, Blow it’s a hair thing was established in the heart of the city in Adelaide and the partnership was formed in 2013 with the opening of the second salon in 2015. The partnership has created an exciting new energy for the salon as each partner has different roles and the salon is now able to operate with more efficiency.

With experience within the industry, Steve’s personal goal is to be able to share his knowledge of operating a successful business with his fellow partners, so in essence, when he is ready he can take a step back from the salon operations. Steve’s ambitions for the salon is to extend the brand further by creating an empire of sub partnerships with passionate individuals who would like to be business owners themselves.


Achievements

2017

National Finalist for AHIA South Australian Salon Business of The Year

National Finalist for AHIA Newcomer of The Year

National Finalist for AHIA Best Salon Team of The Year

National Finalist for AHIA Salon Director/Owner of The Year

2016

National Finalist for AHIA Salon Owner/Director of The Year

National Finalist for AHIA Salon Newcomer of The Year

National Finalist for AHIA South Australian Salon Business of The Year

National Finalist for AHFA Salon of The Year

2015

National Finalist for AHIA Best Salon Team of The Year

National Finalist for AHIA Salon Director/Manager of The Year

1991

WINNER of SA Schwarzkopf SA Hairdresser of The Year

1990

National Finalist for Schwarzkopf  SA Hairdresser of The Year