Leaders of Australian hairdressing for over 35 years, the BIBA Institution has set the benchmark of excellence in hair design and education. Boasting an impressive eleven salons and two highly acclaimed hairdressing academies across Melbourne, BIBA is home to a rich list of industry awards thanks to the elite expertise and business know-how of its educators.
Returning to Melbourne after living and working in London as a trainer for highly acclaimed salons, Vidal Sassoon and Alan International in the 60s and early 70s, owner and founder Paul Divitaris saw an opportunity to develop a progressive and fashion forward brand.
In 1975, the birth of BIBA introduced Australian hairdressing to new levels of precision and power – assets built on a unique culture where lifestyle, personality and face-shape dictate design.
Today, Paul and his team of Creative Directors travel at least once a year – indulging in emerging trends and gathering inspiration to bring home, inject with culture and place in the hands of BIBA staff to leverage success in the salon, competition arena and session styling stage. “Every time my team and I travel overseas we go with an open mind – always returning with innovative ideas ready for salon implementation,” Paul says. “The day I stop learning will be the day I stop working.”