Passion Changes Everything
Our Family works together to achieve the best results possible for our students.

As Director of  BHB Academy I take on many roles, , I interview and enrol students, teach our hairdressing students, lead very successful competition campaigns, and much more.

I believe in always striving for your best, always putting myself on the line through entering competitions, furthering my own education, and being actively involved in the hairdressing industry.

In all my years working for BHB Academy no one day has been the same and no one day is ever boring.

Being able to pass on my knowledge and passion in the industry I love is a dream and I feel very privileged to be able to inspire and grow others, this is truly the most rewarding job!

Salina Murphy

Hi my name is Sarah and I am a Director at BHB Academy, and also one of the off-job training tutors. Within my time in the hairdressing industry, I have owned a salon, been a tutor, and completed my Certificate in Adult Teaching.

In my role at BHB, I ensure that all of the tutors have the materials and resources they need to support the achievement of our students.    I also get to do all of the jobs that no one else wants to do.

Sarah Wheeler
Mel Woodmass
Barber Tutor

In the Hairdressing/barbering  Industry for 30 YEARS. I’ve been a Salon owner for 23 years in Otaki and an Industry Assessor for 10 Years, and Tutor for the Hairdressing College since way back. I have a passion for teaching and supporting people.


Mel Switzer
Hairdressing Manager

Hi, my name is Mel. I have a pivotal role throughout BHB Academy, predominantly in the Hairdressing programme. I became a Tutor after years on the floor hairdressing to follow my passion for teaching. It is incredibly rewarding to watch and guide our students to become successful individuals that make their mark on our industry.

Jinna Griffin
Makeup Tutor

Hi, My Name is Jinna and I have recently joined the team at BHB as their new Makeup Artist tutor.

I found a passion for makeup through my creativity, being able to draw from anything and everything that’s happening around me and express it in an artistic way. From fully glamming a model and seeing them gain confidence to creating edgy statement pieces to special effects makeup.

The best part of my job is being able to do what I love each day and helping the learners to enhance and express their own creativity.