Speakers Profile - Joh Bailey

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Joh Bailey is one of Australia 's foremost hair talents with a career spanning twenty years. His ability to create a signature look, his high personal profile and the business success of his salons have put his brand name at the forefront of his industry.

Part of his appeal to a wider audience is via his powerful and influential clientele, including Elle Macpherson, Linda Evangelista, Olivia Newton John, Kerri-Anne Kennerly, Kylie Minogue, Judy Davis and Jill Wran. One of the highlights of Bailey's career was his work with the late Diana, Princess of Wales, during her 1997 visit to Australia for which he received worldwide recognition.

His work has appeared on the covers of a number of important publications such as Vogue Australia, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire and The Australian Women's Weekly. Together with his team of stylists, Joh has worked on ready-to-wear shows and fashion presentations for clients such as Mercedes Australian Fashion Week, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Escada.

Joh was named the official hair stylist for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. Enhancing his already high-profile he has been contracted as the expert spokesperson for Sunsilk, endorsing the company's hair products in a nationally-aired television campaign. In 2004 Joh was awarded the first every Master Hairdressers Award by the AHJ.

The first Joh Bailey salon opened in Double Bay in 1985, followed by salons in the Sydney CBD and Melbourne's South Yarra and Bondi Junction. Joh has recently signed a deal with Myer stores that will see him opening 23 Joh Bailey Salons in Myer across Australia. The first Joh Bailey at Myer Salon will be opening this September in Myer's Sydney City store.

Joh Bailey's business success and caring nature have enabled him to support a vast number of charities including Fashion for AIDS, The Australian Variety Club (which raises money for various children's foundations), The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Fashion Supports Breast Cancer.

Joh is 43 years of age and lives in Sydney.