The J Team

Our dedicated and professional hair care team

Peter Balsamo, Founder & CEO

Peter Balsamo, whose long time commitment to excellence in the hair industry lead him to search for the best colour and hair products in the world. As a previous salon owner with a staff of 20, Peter listened to his staff and clients and recognised the potential for products that promote the artistic and uninhibited talents of hairdressers and also address the needs and home care requirements of clients. Peter spends his day going from salon to salon, ensuring his customers’ needs are met and offers them the best training and education through his fully qualified staff.

Melina, Office/Accounts Manager

Our Accounts manager and PA to Peter Balsamo (director of J Professional Hair Care) has been working with J for the past 9 years and could definitely be described as the heart of the company. Mel takes care of accounts, the management of the office and ensures that everything is running smoothly.

Paula Sevares, NSW Sales Manager

Paula has over 15yrs of experience in sales coordinating and account

managing sector, working for big corporate companies such as Loreal and Westfield’s just to

mention a few.

Customer service is part of her strong work ethic, Paula brings

years of sales experience in hairdressing and the beauty industry.  She also brings this to

J Professional along with her motivation and  passion for hair & fashion.

David Kairuz, Educator & Colour Technician

David Kairuz is one of J Professionals senior educators and Colour Technicians. A hairdresser and multiple salon owner ( see his app- David K ) for the past 27 years keeps David current with all aspects of the industry. David’s passion is hair and all things colour.

Jonathan Loyd, Educator

Jonathon Loyd is a well know and respected Queensland hairstylist and salon owner of Iconhead that has been providing training for J Professional for the past 8 years.

Simone Balsamo Educator/Technician 

Simone Balsamo has a wealth of passion and experience in the Hairdressing industry. Whilst using J Professional colour for over 12 years, within the last 6 years Simone has been educating and assisting salon owners and their staff with technical problems while offering new techniques and colour advice.

Simone is also a teacher of hairdressing at TAFE NSW where she is able to extend and pass on her knowledge and passion  for all things hair to her students.


Phil, Storeman

Our storeman, also known as our keeper of the warehouse, has been a storeman for over 14 years. His efficiency and attention to detail ensures the smooth running of the warehouse and that all orders are dispatched in a timely manner. He is an essential part of the J Professional Hair Care team.

Gino, Storeman

Our handy helper is the warehouse assistant. He assists our storeman in any way he can, whether it is picking and packing or general warehouse duties. Gino still moonlights as a hairdresser part time.

Pepe Kicov, Educator

Pepe a hairstylist, and salon owner of 22 years, is well known in the hair industry as an early adopter of fashion and hair trends. As co owner of a large salon United Artists in Sydneys south west, Pepe is motivated and inspired mostly by people. He also provides training and education for J Professional sharing his vision and passion.

Rachel Holmes, Owner of Sweet Venemous Hair

Rachel is the proud owner of Sweet Venemous hair in QLD, She has been using J Professional hair colour for many years. Rachel is our educator and also technical advisor in Qld. She holds many of the Education classes at her own salon.

Carole Haddad, Award Winning Hairdresser

Award winning hairdresser Carole Haddads name is synonymous with style and success. As one of Australia’s leading hairdressers, Carole has stamped her distinctive style on Brisbane and is sought after by many celebrities. Her success comes after many years of hard work and dedication to her passion – hairdressing. Carole provides education for J  Professional mainly from her base up in Queensland.

Pia Lane, Award Winning Hairdresser

Pia Lane owns and runs a very successful hair salon in Brisbane Queensland. Pia has been using J Professional Hair Care  products for the past 10 years now and is also an educator for J.

Saverio Marfia, Photographer & Hairdresser

Well known in the industry, Saverio has worked all over Europe as a hairdresser, session stylist and educator. More recently living and working in New York. The last 25 years has given Saverio the opportunity to work with great clients, models, magazines and creatives alike. In turn gaining invaluable industry experience and knowledge. Saverio loves sharing this wealth of knowledge in both the creative process as director of photography for J Professional Hair Care and also available education and bespoke hair collections