Meet The Team

Gabbie Ward

Owner / Senior Hairdresser / Makeup Artist

Owner and founder of The Native co. 
Gabbie has been working within the industry for over ten years with experience in TV and film, the fashion industry in London and bridal hair and makeup across Australia.
She is now on a mission to create a supportive workspace for other like-minded creatives to come together and create some magic. 
Gabbie has a very natural style and specialises in bright blondes, blended ballayage and glowing makeup.

Gemma Sagar

Senior Hairdresser

Gemma radiates beauty both inside and out.
She has been in the industry for six years and her colouring skills are well beyond her years.
She is known for her seamless bright blondes and holly wood waves.  

Sarah Balmer

Senior Hairdresser / Hair Extensions

Ocean Grove born and bred, and an absolute powerhouse when it comes to all things hair. From lived in colours, to weft hair extensions, to styling and cutting this girl can do it all.
Sarah's beauty shines from within and she will go above and beyond to make her clients feel their best. She is always on the hunt for new techniques to advance her skills and create something beautiful every time!

Jamiee Solar

Hairdressing Apprentice

We are so excited to have Jaimee join The Native co. team. 
She's only just begun her journey in the hair world and is already an absolute natural. 

Available for blow waves, styling and Keratin Smoothing Treatments. 

Beautiful inside and out, you guys are going to love her!

Tara Tregonning

Senior Hairdresser

With over 17 years in the industry across both Melbourne and Darwin, Tara is an absolute powerhouse in the hair industry.. specialising in cutting, styling and lived in colours.

Maddie Ward

Salon Admin, Events & Socials

All enquiries regarding our salon, space hire or weddings - Mads is your go-to!