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  • Charlie Rizk (Creative Director & Owner)

    Born in Sydney in 1971; Charlie knew from an early age that his chosen career path was hairdressing.

    As soon as he finished his apprenticeship, Charlie opened his own salon in 1991 in South Street, Granville. He has never looked back!

    Competing since 1986, Charlie has won many national and international cutting and styling events including the Pan Pacific Championships held in Singapore & the Australian Entrepreneurial Excellence in Salon Leadership Award at Global Salon Business Awards in Hollywood.

    In 2005, Escapadehfb moved to Railway Parade, Granville. A luxurious, two-storey complex outfitted with the most modern facilities and equipment available.

    Charlie has spent his career nurturing the next generation of stylists, lending his distinguished skills as an avid trainer and constantly learning and developing his own skills to ensure the work at Escapade is cutting edge. His work has graced the covers of leading industry and fashion magazines such as Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Unique, Rapport, Culture and L’Oreal Professional Magazine.

    For the last 25 years, Charlie’s iconic Escapade Hair Face Body has been a style benchmark others have tried to emulate.

  • Joanne Aflak (Salon Co-ordinator & Financial Controller)

    Joanne started her apprenticeship at Escapadehfb in 1992. As a young stylist, she loved hairdressing and competition work but decided to “leave the floor” in 1997 to help Charlie build the salon into the exciting business it is today.

    As Salon Co-ordinator and Financial Controller, Joanne is responsible for all that happens behind closed doors, overseeing the daily operations and running of the salon and generally keeping everyone on schedule. It is a busy and challenging position working in such a motivated and fast paced environment.

    She takes pride in offering the best client service possible.

  • Bobbie Beaumont (Administration / P.A.)

    A part of the hairdressing industry for 40 years, Bobbie has worked with some of the best stylists in the world. Running a master-class hairdressing training company and performing nationally and overseas, became a challenge as her daughter grew. She has presented numerous courses in salon management and staff development and was privileged to work as an assistant to the late and great Richard Sharah.

    Editor of Salon Business Magazine in the late 90’s to 00’s she also wrote the first industry-specific OHS manual for salon owners. In 2004 she was finalist for Australian Educator of the Year at the Hair Expo Hairdressing Awards.

  • Howida Abou-yaghi (Head Stylist)

    Hairdressing for 20+ years, Howida first met Charlie when they both worked in Parramatta.

    She has competed in and won various hairdressing competitions and assisted backstage at numerous hair shows. An avid perfectionist, Howida has completed specialist courses in barbering, perming and advanced cutting at the Pivot Point Academy.

    A core member of the team since Escapadehfb opened in 1991 she has undertaken extensive training in Hair Extension applications, Braiding, Permanent Straightening systems and mastered the L’Oreal Professional Colour Key Systems.

    Howida is respected for her skills in precision cutting, creative colour work and long hair styling.

  • Joe Moussa (Head Stylist)

    Joe started a part-time career in hairdressing while still at school and joined Escapadehfb in 1996.

    He is qualified in the application and removal of Hair Extensions and graduated with specialised colour expertise in the L’Oreal Colour Key Systems.

    But Joe’s preferred passion is the symmetry of male cutting and designing commercial colour to compliment his cuts.

    Performing a lot of straightening and chemical services, he is ever mindful of the specialist care and knowledge needed to share with clients.

    Married with three beautiful children, Joe is our qualified specialist in men’s precision barbering and cutting.

  • Jackie Isaac (Advanced Stylist)

    Jackie started her apprenticeship with us in October 2006.

    Her skill level under Charlie’s tutelage has seen her specialise in Long Hair Design, Colour Correction and Ladies Cutting.

    Our Kerastase Deluxe Ritual Treatments are a treat for the clients but also give Jackie the opportunity to service them on an intimate level. She loves this contact and is happiest communicating with people.

    Jackie is accredited in the application and removal of Hair Extensions, specialises in Keratin hair treatment application and has completed L’Oreal Specialist Colour Keys 1 and 2.

  • Tony Wang (Advanced Stylist)

    A qualified Tepanyaki chef, Tony loves cooking but knew in his heart hairdressing was his passion. Starting an apprenticeship with Escapadehfb in 2002, Tony is now Escapadehfb's Chemical specialist, loving the challenge of technical colour and chemical work.

    Completing L’Oreal Specialist Colour Keys 1 and 2, Tony undertook a course in therapeutic head massage in Shanghai, China and 2 Day Classic Cutting Workshop with Heads Education.

    Tony is stimulated by colour design, precision cutting and altering the texture and look of a haircut by the clever placement of hair extensions. He is also the in-salon technical expert for the Shiseido Permanent Straightening system.

    Tony is married with two children.

  • Marie Bou Francis (Advanced Stylist)

    Marie has been working in the hairdressing industry for nearly 20 years.

    She loves creative colouring & cutting and is a firm believer in the quality of service and excellence we offer at Escapadehfb. She has had the ambition to work with us for many years.

    Being a busy mum and wife; Marie understands the need to just stop and indulge in a little “me time”; so please be assured that when you come to see her, that’s what you’ll get!

  • Sophia Tannous (Stylist)

    Sophie has worked at Escapadehfb for more than 3 years and has excelled in her skills as a Stylist. Sophie is a true reflection of the salon values, working hard to always ensure every client leaves satisfied.

    Sophie’s attention to detail and natural creativity, enhances her ability in both colour application and styling, creating styles that are bold and on trend.

    Sophie is bright, bubbly and an integral part of the Escapadehfb family.

  • Samuel Nader (Stylist)

    Sam is a hair and fashion enthusiast who enjoys travel, good music and keeping a keen eye on the fashion trends our Industry; whether it’s hair or clothing related.

  • Jania Aflak (Laser & Skin Rejuvenation Specialist)

    Jania worked part-time in marketing while she studied to be a Beauty Therapist and Nail Technician. While working in the Beauty area at Escapadehfb and running a café she started training as a Laser technician.

    Jania is fully accredited for Acne Skin Photo Rejuvenation and Hair Removal Treatments including continued maintenance treatment programmes. She uses and recommends the Candela Gentlelase equipment.

    An avid traveller, Jania & her husband recently welcomed a beautiful baby boy into their lives.

  • Katrina Avaneas (Advanced Stylist)

    Katrina is our newest member and has been hairdressing for 7 years. Katrina’s specialty is in colour and styling. She has exceptional customer service skills and has quickly become an integral part of the Escapadehfb family.

  • Helen Wehbe (Salon Assistant)

    Helen has always had a passion for hairdressing. Currently a school student, Helen looks forward to building a career in the industry, developing her skills and talent as part of our diverse team of specialists.

CHARLIE RIZK

Charlie Rizk (Creative Director & Owner)

Born in Sydney in 1971; Charlie knew from an early age that his chosen career path was hairdressing.

As soon as he finished his apprenticeship, Charlie opened his own salon in 1991 in South Street, Granville. He has never looked back!

Competing since 1986, Charlie has won many national and international cutting and styling events including the Pan Pacific Championships held in Singapore & the Australian Entrepreneurial Excellence in Salon Leadership Award at Global Salon Business Awards in Hollywood.

In 2005, Escapadehfb moved to Railway Parade, Granville. A luxurious, two-storey complex outfitted with the most modern facilities and equipment available.

Charlie has spent his career nurturing the next generation of stylists, lending his distinguished skills as an avid trainer and constantly learning and developing his own skills to ensure the work at Escapade is cutting edge. His work has graced the covers of leading industry and fashion magazines such as Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Unique, Rapport, Culture and L’Oreal Professional Magazine.

For the last 25 years, Charlie’s iconic Escapade Hair Face Body has been a style benchmark others have tried to emulate.

JOANNE AFLAK

Joanne Aflak (Salon Co-ordinator & Financial Controller)

Joanne started her apprenticeship at escapadehfb in 1992. As a young stylist, she loved hairdressing and competition work but decided to “leave the floor” in 1997 to help Charlie build the salon into the exciting business it is today.

As Salon Co-ordinator and Financial Controller she is responsible for all that happens behind closed doors, overseeing the daily operations and running of the salon and generally keeping everyone on schedule. It is a busy and challenging position working in such a motivated and fast paced environment.

She takes pride in offering the best client service possible.

BOBBIE BEAUMONT

Bobbie Beaumont (Administration / P.A.)

A part of the hairdressing industry for 40 years Bobbie has worked with some of the best stylists in the world. Running a Master-class hairdressing training company and performing nationally and overseas, became a challenge as her daughter grew. She has presented numerous courses in salon management and staff development and was privileged to work as an assistant to the late and great Richard Sharah.

Editor of Salon Business Magazine in the late 90’s to 00’s she also wrote the first industry-specific OHS manual for salon owners. In 2004 she was finalist for Australian Educator of the Year at the Hair Expo Hairdressing Awards.

HOWIDA ABOU-YAGHI

Howida Abou-yaghi (Head Stylist)

Hairdressing for 20+ years, Howida first met Charlie when they both worked in Parramatta.

She has competed in and won various hairdressing competitions and assisted backstage at numerous hair shows. An avid perfectionist, Howida has completed specialist courses in barbering, perming and advanced cutting at the Pivot Point Academy.

A core member of the team since Escapadehfb opened in 1991 she has undertaken extensive training in Hair Extension applications, Braiding, Permanent Straightening systems and mastered the L’Oreal Professional Colour Key Systems.

Howida is respected for her skills in precision cutting, creative colour work and long hair styling.

JOE MOUSSA

Joe Moussa (Head Stylist)

Joe started a part-time career in hairdressing while still at school and joined Escapadehfb in 1996.

He is qualified in the application and removal of Hair Extensions and graduated with specialised colour expertise in the L’Oreal Colour Key Systems.

But Joe’s preferred passion is the symmetry of male cutting and designing commercial colour to compliment his cuts.

Performing a lot of straightening and chemical services, he is ever mindful of the specialist care and knowledge needed to share with clients.

Married with three beautiful children, Joe is our qualified specialist in men’s precision barbering and cutting.

JACKIE ISAAC

Jackie Isaac (Advanced Stylist)

Jackie started her apprenticeship with us in October 2006.

Her skill level under Charlie’s tutelage has seen her specialise in Long Hair Design, Colour Correction and Ladies Cutting.

Our Kerastase Deluxe Ritual Treatments are a treat for the clients but also give Jackie the opportunity to service them on an intimate level. She loves this contact and is happiest communicating with people.

Jackie is accredited in the application and removal of Hair Extensions, specializes in Keratin hair treatment application and has completed L’Oreal Specialist Colour Keys 1 and 2.

TONY WANG

Tony Wang (Advanced Stylist)

A qualified Tepanyaki chef, Tony loves cooking but knew in his heart hairdressing was his passion. Starting an apprenticeship with Escapadehfb in 2002, Tony is now Escapadehfb's Chemical Specialist loving the challenge of technical colour and chemical work.

Completing L’Oreal Specialist Colour Keys 1 and 2, Tony undertook a course in therapeutic head massage in Shanghai, China and 2 Day Classic Cutting Workshop with Heads Education.

Tony is stimulated by colour design, precision cutting and altering the texture and look of a haircut by the clever placement of hair extensions. He is also the in-salon technical expert for the Shiseido Permanent Straightening system.

Tony is married with two children.

MARIE BOU FRANCIS

Marie Bou Francis (Advanced Stylist)

Working in the hairdressing industry for nearly 20 years.

She loves creative colouring & cutting and is a firm believer in the quality of service and excellence we offer at Escapadehfb. She has had the ambition to work with us for many years.

Being a busy mum and wife; Marie understands the need to just stop and indulge in a little “Me Time”; so please be assured that when you come to see her, that’s what you’ll get!

SOPHIA TANNOUS

Sophia Tannous (Stylist)

Sophie has worked at Escapadehfb for more than 3 years and has excelled in her skills as a Stylist. Sophie is a true reflection of the salon values, working hard to always ensure every client leaves satisfied.

Sophie’s attention to detail and natural creativity, enhances her ability in both colour application and styling, creating styles that are bold and on trend.

Sophie is bright, bubbly and an integral part of the Escapadehfb family.

SAMUEL NADER

Samuel Nader (Stylist)

Sam is a hair and fashion enthusiast who enjoys travel, good music and keeping a keen eye on the fashion goings on of our Industry; whether it’s hair or clothing related.

JANIA AFLAK

Jania Aflak (Laser & Skin Rejuvenation Specialist)

Jania worked part-time in Marketing while she studied to be a Beauty Therapist and Nail Technician. While working in the Beauty area at Escapadehfb and running a café she started training as a Laser technician.

Jania is fully accredited for Acne Skin Photo Rejuvenation and Hair Removal Treatments including continued maintenance treatment programmes. She uses and recommends the Candela Gentlelase equipment.

An avid traveller, Jania & her husband recently welcomed a beautiful baby boy into their lives.

KATRINA AVANEAS

Katrina Avaneas (Advanced Stylist)

Katrina is our newest member and has been hairdressing for 7 years. Katrina’s specialty is in colour and styling. She has exceptional customer service skills and has quickly become an integral part of the Escapade family.

HELEN WEHBE

Helen Wehbe (Salon Assistant)

Helen has always had a passion for hairdressing. Currently a school student, Helen looks forward to building a career in the industry, developing her skills and talent as part of our diverse team of specialists.