Elite Sydney Hairdresser and media personality, Troy Thompson, whose flamboyant style belies some seriously formidable attributes, is sharper than you could imagine. By the end of 2009, not only had he celebrated 20 years in the hair industry as the driven, no-nonsense and successful Creative director of Troy Thompson Hairdressing and become trainer for brands such as Paul Mitchell, Original and Mineral, but his ability to produce ‘wealthy hair’ looks that scream luxury, got the social set talking.
His trusted reputation, fastidious attitude towards his craft and a tireless ability to please, allowed Thompson to boast one of the most enviable cachets of elite clientele in the whole country. These connections and an accumulated wealth of knowledge on all things glamorous, rapidly catapulted him into becoming the man with the golden scissors amongst a team of highly respected experts on the Channel Seven makeover series 10 Years Younger In 10 Days.
Capitalising on his debut as one of the breakout talents of the year, soon Thompson also began appearing regularly on Seven’s The Morning Show, channel Nine’s Mornings With Kerri-Anne as well as being interviewed on Nine’s A Current Affair. He even managed to take Sydney radio listeners from drab to fab, in a series of makeovers on MIX106.5 with Sonia & Todd.
Still, this remarkable trajectory concealed a far more serious side to this next-generation hairdresser. He had already made some discerning and insightful choices in his successful career. None more so than honourably becoming part of a notable mentoring programme via the Ted Noffs Foundation, through which he was appointed their first Ambassador.
Thompson felt it was time to give something back, siting his own childhood in the NSW town of Ballina as inspiration. He himself had the privilege of being mentored early on his career by such luminaries as acclaimed French hairdresser Thierry Friegner and celebrated hair stylist Joh Bailey.
His masterful diversity reveals that Thompson is indeed, far more than just about hair. While his salon has become a symbol of youthful optimism, Thompson’s feet are firmly on the ground. And after his television appearances, perhaps that’s one of the reasons Australian men and women have already fallen in love with this supremo’s visions. He has been inundated by people all over the nation, wanting the makeover man to work his magic on them.
It’s also because it’s clear he knows every insider tip toward ageless beauty there is, from hair and skincare, to silhouette and smile. And he has an impressive contact list of practitioners to help along the way.
These, as well as his own boundless capacity have, in 2010 inspired him to push the Troy Thompson brand even further, with the launch in June of his much- anticipated first book, Troy Thompson’s Guide To The Younger You, where all of his beauty secrets are revealed.
Troy Thompson values professional integrity above all else. Combine that with his insightfulness, and it’s obvious that this creative businessman with ample star quality is only at the beginning of something much bigger…
Denis Duggan : Anchor
A dynamic figure in the Australian media environment for more than 10 years, Denis Duggan has been heard by Australians across the Austereo radio network, as well as on television where he regularly keeps Australians up to date with the latest fitness products and methods. Denis is passionate about finding new ways to improve and enjoy life; especially if it involves anything physical!
Prue MacSween has worked as a journalist in print, radio and television. She appears every weekend on Weekend Sunrise on Channel Seven and is also a regular panelist on the Sky News Paul Murray Live program and now she joins our team as a monthly social commentator.
With her business partner, Prue now heads her own communications company, Verve Communications, but her real love is radio and television.
Julie Maree Wood
Julie Maree Wood is a registered, practising naturopath and nutritionist. In addition to running a naturopathy and nutrition clinic in Sydney’s Inner West, Julie is the Official Nutritionist to the Sydney Kings basketball team. Julie has had three children’s books published overseas and three published in Australia. Her first book Feeding Fussy Kids won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Family and Children’s Cookbook (Australia) in Paris and was a finalist in the 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Media Awards for Best Health and Nutrition Book. Julie Maree will be our in-house nutritionist and naturopath.