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Established in 2013, Sudu Hair is committed to the best in hairdressing and has been recognised with awards such as the Better Business Awards People’s Choice Winner in 2018, along with being a finalist in the Retail and Specialty Shop category.


Senior Stylist & Colourist, Salon Owner

Hairdressing for almost twenty years, Suzie McDonald is a Goldwell Master Stylist.  Not one to sit on her heels, Suzie prides herself on keeping up-to-date with the latest techniques.

Suzie has studied at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London each year from 2015 to 2019 and trained at the Schorem Barber Academy in Rotterdam in 2019.  Suzie also ensures that her team has access to quality hair education, providing opportunities to attend further training both in Australia and overseas. 

Suzie’s commitment to excellence goes right back to her days as an apprentice at award-winning salon, Wild Life in Kirribilli.  During her four-year apprenticeship, Suzie was a finalist each year in the Hair Expo Australia Apprentice of the Year awards. Suzie was also a FAME Team finalist, a prestigious nationwide competition for up-and-coming stylists run by the Fellowship Academy of Merit and Excellence. 

Not only has Suzie shone amongst the bright lights of New York Fashion Week and Australian Fashion Week, but she also has developed a loyal following of clients over many years.  In fact, this is what drives Suzie more than anything to continually excel – her long-term clients who keep coming back and become part of the gorgeous Sudu family. 

A firm believer in a healthy work-life balance, when not in the salon you’re likely to find Suzie having a laugh-filled hit of social tennis, engrossed in the latest Liane Moriarty novel, indulging in a macadamia cappuccino, or hanging out with her divine toddler who is on track to be a dual champion in ball-throwing and raspberry-blowing. 

Brighter than the Gorman prints she regularly rocks, Suzie is a hairdresser with a big heart who is not afraid to indulge in a little song and dance in the salon when the occasion requires. 


Senior Stylist & Colourist

Pablo is a motorcycle-riding Senior Stylist with over nine years’ industry experience who is just a whisker away from Goldwell Master Stylist status. Talented in all aspects of hairdressing, Pablo has a particular interest in cutting and styling.  

Committed to quality and consistency, Pablo believes that trust and a strong relationship with clients is as important as a hairdresser’s technical skill.  Known for his calm and collected nature and being a creative thinker, you know you’re in capable hands with Pablo. 

Growing up on a tranquil island on the Hawkesbury River, Pablo spent a childhood surrounded by lush palm trees and jacarandas, and caught the ferry to school each day.

While he now enjoys the convenience of city living, when Pablo is not working his magic in the salon you just may find him back on the island in his workshop making gorgeous wooden toys from Tasmanian Oak.  You can check out his craftmanship in the salon or at his Etsy shop, Alfresco Customs.