Guava Team

Julie Walters

CEO/Senior Hairdresser

Julie is the owner and director of destination Guava. With over 30 years industry experience she truly is our queen bee. Julie lives and breathes the Guava philosophy; to achieve beautiful results without compromise. Her passion for this philosophy meant that she was the first salon on the Mornington Peninsula to become ammonia free using the highest quality organic and vegan friendly colour and styling systems. Going from shop front to destination Guava she has grown and developed the business into what it is today. Julies lovable personality means she is a firm favourite with her “regulars” some of which have been coming for over 20 years! Although highly qualified in all aspects of hairdressing our queen bee specialises in cutting and styling curly hair.

George Charalambous

Junior Stylist

Georgia is our lovable junior stylist who is excelling in all aspects of her training at destination Guava. Georgia joined the team early 2018 but her love for the industry started at a young age watching her family get her ready for her dance shows. Their creativity and passion for the hair and beauty industry have imprinted on her beautifully. She is fun-loving but professional and is a much-loved member of the team at Guava. She is a rising star in the hairdressing world showing a natural flair for colouring and foiling techniques, we are excited to see where her career takes her.

Eliza Walters

Senior Beauty Therapist

Eliza is our most senior beauty therapist at destination Guava. As Eliza has grown the beauty area here over the past 10 years she has went from strength to strength. Always keen to learn new treatments and evolve her skills she has been able to establish the extensive treatment menu we have between destination Guava and Guava Clinic. Eliza’s beautiful caring nature and professionalism is what her clients love about her. She lives and breaths the industry and that shows in the quality and standards of her treatments, if a luxury treatment is what you are looking for then this is your girl. Eliza has a firm following of regular clientele booking with her so pre booking is essential.

Kim Buchanan

Senior Beauty Therapist/Skin Specialist

Kim is our resident skin and beauty therapist here at destination Guava joining the team in December 2018. Kim initially started her career in the industry as a massage therapist then completed her diploma of beauty therapy, she has extensive knowledge in all aspects of health, beauty and skin. Kim is a keen learner and is always developing her knowledge and skills but over the last couple of years has really dedicated herself to skin and gut health. Her beautiful and warm personality allows her to connect with her clients. If you are looking for a therapist to take you on a skin journey then a skin consult with Kim will get you started.

Zoe Walters

Stylist/Hair Extensions Technician

Zoe is a bit of an enigma to our clients at destination Guava as over the years her days and hours have varied. Rest assured Zoe is very much loved and long-standing member of our team at Guava. Known in industry as a “Stylist” specialising in hair extensions, hair styling and make-up you can book in with Zoe for events and special occasions. Her beautiful and sincere personality is something that clients and team members love about her. Zoe currently works Late nights and Saturdays; being our extension tech she books out quickly so pre booking with Zoe is essential.

Mark Barrow

Business Development Manager

Mark is the Business Development Manager here at destination Guava, a familiar face that you may see around the salon from time to time. Originally from the UK, Mark moved to Australia 12 years ago and like our other European team members fell in love with the beautiful sunny shores and lifestyle that Australia offers. Mark is an IT and business consultant for a range of companies but started working with Guava as our BDM in 2016. He too saw the potential and vision of growth for our beautiful destination. A man of “many talents”, he is our go-to guy for all things technical and business-related but his caring and giving personality also means that he likes to keep us stocked up with fresh coffee and home-made brownies.

Dave Walters

Grounds Keeper & Maintenance

Dave has a few titles at destination Guava but his main role within the business is to maintain the salon and the five acres of grounds that we are lucky enough to have here. You may see him from time to time out the front of the salon as you arrive for your appointment; working hard to keep our space looking beautiful. Always happy and positive, Dave is a very valued and appreciated member of the team at Guava.


(03) 5971 4927

87 Lower Somerville Rd, Baxter VIC 3911, Australia
7/8 Edward Street, Somerville VIC 3912, Australia