Wollongong hairdresser of 11 years Thea Loveridge has enjoyed the experience of a lifetime at Mercedes Fashion Week.
Ms Loveridge was chosen in a group of hair stylists from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide to be part of the Kevin.Murphy session styling team for the Lee Mathews Fashion Show.
The day started at 5am for the charli & kate hair stylist who worked on six of the 25 models before and during their appearance on the catwalk.
"It was amazing. It was very fast paced, exciting and a really good experience. It was my first ever fashion week. I learnt new styles and techniques and different ways to use the products," she said.
It followed charli & kate being selected for a top end Kevin.Muprhy session styling courses where Ms Loveridge showed her skill and ability to work quickly and at a high standard under pressure.
Salon owner Melissa Gorgievski said it was a great endorsement for Ms Loveridge's career and the salon.
"It was Lee Mathews' birthday celebration as well so it was a great show to be part of," Mrs Gorgievski said.
"We are still a fairly new salon so to be able to get that kinds of recognition nationally is amazing".