Salon owner and Director Priscilla Thenberg is an award winning stylist with over 18 years industry experience, both in Australia and abroad. A calm and creative individual, Priscilla is an accomplished Educator, Colour Specialist, Editorial Stylist and Customer Service Professional.

Priscilla’s passion and creativity has led her to positions in top salons in Sydney and a seven year stint in London, where her Aveda journey began. Identifying with Aveda’s core values of beauty in sync with environmental and social responsibility, Priscilla held a position as Artistic Director and Advanced Educator in one of London’s most prestigious Aveda Lifestyle Salons in Notting Hill. It was here she honed her styling and specialist colour skills, won the respect of her peers, won numerous awards and had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the industry’s most respected professionals.

Moving back to her hometown of Brisbane to purchase Raw in late 2014, Priscilla shares Aveda’s beliefs of sustainable beauty, continuing education and our contribution to a global community. She is passionate about inspiring and educating her talented team to strive for excellence in everything they do.

Prisicilla - Raw Colur and Style Newstead Hair Salon


Senior Stylist

Our warm and friendly Senior Stylist Lisa brings over 23 years of industry experience to the Raw team. Originally from the UK, Lisa owned and managed her own successful salon for 10 years. Trained in London and elsewhere in the UK, Lisa gained further experience and travelled extensively around the world on cruise ships. She fell in love with Australia during this time and always planned to return here to join family and make Australia her home.

Lisa has a strong belief in creating personalised, on trend style and colour, taking into account individual personality traits and preferences to achieve healthy, low maintenance and beautiful hair for every guest. She does this through really listening to each guest in consultation, providing creative ideas and solutions and tailoring every service to the individual.

Lisa is passionate about hairdressing and the environment, sharing in Aveda’s core values of beauty with respect for the planet and the global community. A true professional with a genuine and caring personality, Lisa remains dedicated and enthusiastic in her approach to guest satisfaction. Despite her many years in the industry, Lisa is always further developing her skills to perfect the latest colour and styling techniques to offer to her guests.

Lisa is available for appointments from Wednesday to Saturday.


Senior Stylist

Our newest addition to the Raw Team, Rowena joins us with over 18 years of hairdressing experience. Her passion for an eco-conscious and cruelty free lifestyle has inspired her ongoing relationship with Aveda, gaining experience at various locations around Australia. Leading an active lifestyle in harmony with nature herself, Rowena identifies with the core eco conscious values of Aveda and Raw Colour and Style.

Rowena successfully uses her extensive colouring, cutting and styling experience to personalise her skills for every guest. She has a strong belief in collaborating with each individual to achieve wearable, beautiful hair that brings out their very best features and suits each individual’s personality and lifestyle.

In addition to using only the highest quality products, Rowena also ensures she shares her favourite tips for styling and maintenance at every visit to help you love your look from the moment you leave the salon until we see you again.

Rowena is available for appointments at Raw every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and most Saturdays.


Young Stylist

Our Young Stylist Eliza started her hairdressing career over twelve years ago as a school based apprentice. She put her study on hold to travel extensively through America and Europe, spending three years living and working in the buzzing fashion capital of London. Realising her continued passion for the hair and beauty industry, Eliza returned to Brisbane to continue her training.

Eliza was attracted to Raw through the Aveda brand, sharing in the values of ongoing education, beauty, environment and well-being.

Eliza is a warm people person with an excellent work ethic and is a great listener. Her sparkling personality is very quickly winning her a loyal clientele of her own, whilst she continues to develop her technical skills and offers support to her peers. Eliza is currently showing wonderful talent where her passion lies, in styling and creative colour. We are looking forward to seeing Eliza’s career flourish under the guidance of the Raw Colour and Style Education Team.

Eliza is available in the salon from Tuesday to Saturday.


Young Stylist

Our warm and bubbly Young Stylist Lucy has always had a passion for the hair and beauty industry. Her hairdressing career started over eight years ago, assisting in a busy salon whilst still in high school. Experience as a Property Manager in the Real Estate industry gave Lucy an excellent eye for detail and a passion for making guests happy.

In late 2016, Lucy decided to move to Brisbane from her hometown of Inverell to pursue her career in the hair and beauty industry. After becoming a qualified Makeup Artist, Lucy sought out a salon which would suit her passion for hair and beauty. Her search brought her to Raw, attracted by Aveda and the opportunity to learn from internationally experienced peers. Lucy is passionate about working with guests achieve the hair they dream of and loves working with naturally derived Aveda colour and haircare.

Lucy is bright and friendly and always happy to help. Ask her for her top hair and makeup tips when you are next in salon!

Lucy is available at Raw from Tuesday to Saturday.