About Marc & Maxwell

Newly established in 2020, Marc & Maxwell have charactered our signature style after interrogating our infectious personalities. Education is always a priority for this team, who have acknowledged the importance of sharing the love over the years, where they have trained finalists and winners in the Australian Hairdresser Journal Awards.

Marc Armstrong

Establishing his career under a ‘sunny’ Manchester sky in the United Kingdom, Marc has over 20 years experience as a professional at the competitive ‘high end’ of the hairdressing industry. 

Employed and trained by some of the UK’s best hairdressers and session stylists, Marc’s experience and expertise has been keenly sought. He has consulted on delivering the latest trends in hair fashion and beauty, representing Schwarzkopf, Indola, KMS and AHJ. Marc’s move to Sydney furthered his career and passion for hair, where he has been involved in AHJ shows and exhibitions around the globe, also having locally directed @mercedes-benz fashion week.

Marc sharpened his natural flair for cutting and styling with Sydney’s RAW Anthony Nader, as their Hair Director. In this role, he was able to explore the realms of editorial session styling and expand his thirst for learning. His creativity and reputable talent have also been officially recognised as a finalist for the AHJ Men’s Hairdresser and L’oreal stylist of the year awards.

Sabrina Maxwell

Sabrina has over a decade working in the hair and fashion Industry involved with media, fashion week and photographic shoots.

Founding her skills in Dublin, Ireland, she is forever pushing boundaries with her hard work and eye for perfection!

Sabrina moved to Australia, to enhance her skills here in Sydney’s leading trendsetting salons. Sabrina worked for Raw Anthony Nader where she excelled as an advanced Stylist.

Through Sabrina’s particular emphasis on consultation and understanding clients’ needs, she has established a reputation as one of Sydney’s leading colourists.  This is combined with an obsession for cutting hair and exceptional blow-drying skills.

Her passion and experience in the field, paired with foundational training with Vidal Sassoon, has led her to the inevitable move of opening her own salon — Marc & Maxwell! Her versatility and hunger for hairdressing is clearly visible and in her own words “When you enjoy something so much it doesn’t feel like work!”


Meet Liana the up style wedding guru! Working in the hair industry for over a decade, bridal hair is where her passion for the industry originates. Treating each hairstyle as a work of art, Liana will have you feeling and looking nothing short of incredible on your special day. Calm, relaxed and her eye for detail is second to none, everyone needs a Liana in their life!


Taylem is our up and coming apprentice, committed to pursuing her career in hairdressing she made the move from her hometown Bathurst to continue her apprenticeship here in Surry Hills with Marc and Maxwell. Taylem has already enjoyed freelance hairstyling for bridal parties and photoshoots. She’s passionate and is ready to unearth all her potential in colouring and cutting. Her personality is infectious and you will love every minute that you spend with her.


Tess is our salon assistant, beginning her hair dressing career early in 2020. Tess is a fully qualified makeup artist and is now eager to add to her impressive knowledge of hairdressing. When Tess is not going working at Marc & Maxwell you will find her back stage showcasing her wiggery magic on shows such as Hamilton, Frozen and Mary Poppins.


Now this gem does not require any introduction.  International make-up artist Alphie Sadsad is on hand to assist with all you make up needs.  Spanning over 22 years Alphie’s extensive experience working and specialising in a wide range of luxurious, personalised beauty companies. Alphie’s work has been seen across all four corners of the world, on runways, educational seminars and TV such as The Bachelorette, The Bachelor and The Voice.

His love for makeup and beauty has been his passion his whole life, his eye for detail and creative talent for bridal makeup, he can create the perfect look for any bride to be.

“I help to make people feel beautiful and confident in their own skin! My key focus is to always make the natural bride look flawless in their wedding photos for years to come, by creating a look that they’re comfortable with, by still allowing them to feel themselves.  Make-up is the magic that can transform you instantly, think beautiful – look beautiful!” Alphie has learnt from his clients one universal rule: women want to look fresh, flawless and beautiful.

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