Creative director and head educator of Next International Salons.
Denise is a driving force. She inspires our next generation of hairstylists, to strive for excellence, in design and cutting precision. She has attended the Vidal Sassoon Academy since 1982, more times then she can remember. At Sassoon’s they refer to the Parks family as Sassoon royalty.
Having been in the hairdressing industry for over 40 years, working in the UK, Brisbane and Gold Coast, with over 25 years at Next International. Her love affair with hair started in the UK at Browns Salon, which is still the most revered place to train in the Northeast of England.
Denise’s children Brittany, Mitchell and Keegan are also hairdressers at Next International. She would say our love for hairdressing is in the blood.
Denise’s passion has always been short ladies, making her clients look and feel amazing through personalised and precise styling. The most important thing to her is how her clients maintain their hair once they leave the salon. Their hair has to look great every day.
Her haircuts are seamless and easy to manage. It is all about cutting a shape that falls into place with minimum styling. Denise designs the haircut to suit the individuals face shape, hair texture and lifestyle. She says a great haircut is not complete without an amazing colour.
Combine this with our beautiful salons, and amazing service, you will enjoy your Next International experience.
Louise is one of the foundation stylists and salon managers at Next International Oxenford, providing great service and quality hairdressing expertise for over 30 years.
Louise is a dedicated, and passionate hairdressing professional with a large customer base of loyal clientele, and regular word-of-mouth referrals. Her technical talents range from a one-off up-style, for that special occasion, fashion perming, right through to modern short length style cuts with colour to suit.
Louise is constantly keeping up to date with changes in hairdressing trends by regularly attending the Sydney Hair Expo, and in-salon training in Sassoon cutting techniques. She is an expert colourist, in both application and recommendation, of Schwarzkopf and Kerastase products.
For Louise, the client’s individual needs and comfort are paramount and she appreciates the professional difference a quality hairdresser can make to your appearance. Louise takes pride in her consultative approach and ensures her clients receive high quality, professional service combined with the technical expertise to create the perfect result, personalised for you.
As a stylist for over 14 years, Sam has gone through extensive training with the best in the industry. She has had advanced training, in creative colouring and balayage techniques, and really sets the standard high at Next International. Sam came to Next International in 2008 and now 11 years on, salon manager at Oxenford.
11 years on since Sam arrived at Next International, she is now manager at our Oxenford Salon.
“As the industry has changed over the years information is so much more accessible, I find a lot of inspiration through social medals platforms and following hairstylists from around the globe to see what is potentially coming our way next. I love doing balayage colour work however my absolute favourite is styling (or special occasion hair).
The styles you can create to complete your look for your special event, can make you feel like a million dollars! I believe that hair is the accessory you cannot take off so you have to love it and look after it.”
Sam continues to grow her own education, as well as helping and inspiring others to progress and further their education in an industry that is always changing. Her patience and advanced methods keep her quite busy. Her approach and technical skills have made her a highly sought-after hairdresser.
Brittany is a passionate visionary with a natural talent and flair for hair; daughter of Next Internationals founders, Lawrence and Denise Parks.
Brittany’s career in hairdressing seemed inevitable. With having inherited parents’ talents for hairdressing and education, as well as their business vision.
Brittany’s hairdressing journey started at the young age of 14. In the next 13 years she progressed to become a Master Stylist and then Salon Manager. Her training during this time led her to London where she took a particular focus on the Vidal Sassoon methods. Thinning scissors and clippers were banned whilst she was in training, which has made her approach to hairdressing very technical and precise.
Her passion for hair and fashion reflect in the high quality work she consistently produces. Specializing in short ladies cutting, she can transform and recreate ones look with ease and finesse.
Mark has been at Next International for 7 years. Coming to us with a wealth of knowledge and 30 years of hairdressing behind him. He started his training in Tamworth, then moved to Sydney, and continued his hairdressing in London working for Daniel Hersheson at Harvey Nichols.
Mark has entered many competitions and won 1st place in the International Hairstylists society competition for cut and colour, as well as men’s hairdressing.
Mark loves his clients, and ensures that they all leave feeling relaxed and confident with their new style.
Courtney has always had a passion for the hair and beauty industry. Having been in the industry for just under a decade, she has continuously progressed and furthered her education and qualification. She is a passionate and knowledgeable Kerastase Ambassador and has attended many advanced day training and specialised courses though Schwarzkopf colour.
“I did my diploma in beauty therapy and started my hairdressing apprenticeship the following year and never left! I have been at Next International 8 years, and have trained with the team at Next International in Vidal Sassoon techniques, and pursued my role as a Premier stylist.
I love being in a creative industry where we can be inspired by many stylists from around the world through social media.”
Courtney’s experience and training through Next International, Kerastase and Schwarzkopf have helped her to create natural effortless styles in: blondes, balayages and long hair.
With 10 years experience, Kate understands how to translate the latest hair trends into wearable everyday styles that flatter us.
She is innovative, experienced and insanely passionate about her craft, always looking for ways to offer more to her clients. Amazing talent always generates fresh ideas and insights to keep us at the top of our game. Strong technical abilities & interpersonal skills make her one of the best at Next International!
Kaylah has been with Next International for the past 7 years and is a bright, bubbly, and passionate part of the team. She always takes the time to listen and communicate with her clients in order to give them the best service she knows how.
” Being trained with Next International, I am trained under the influential Sassoon Academy and am constantly up to date with all of the latest colouring and cutting techniques”.
She believes making someone feel better about how they look can change someone’s day for the better. Kaylah has been in the industry for her entire life, working with Schwarzkopf and Kerastase. She has had a wide array of continuing education but mostly in cutting, colouring and up-styling.
Maddison is an up and coming creative stylist in the Next International Oxenford team. She is a passionate and knowledgeable stylist with a bubbly personality and a can-do attitude.
Having completed her Kerastase ambassadorship she is well versed in the requirements and needs of any hair type and hair concerns. With the client experience at the core, she is dedicated to proving results that ensure that her clients leave the salon feeling refreshed and with a kick in their step.
“I love making sure that people feel comfortable and cared for when they are in my chair. Nothing makes m happier than seeing that smile on their face when they leave the salon.
I am passionate about hair styling; wether its natural curl textures or an all out 50’s ball. But no cut and style is complete without colour to match and vies versa.”
Maddison loves quirky and out of the box styles but also has a deep appreciation for the beauty of classic looks, and is excited every visit, to help her clients achieve both.