Caitlyn Menzel

Director // Girlboss

I am Caitlyn, the “alpha” and proud owner of Huntress Hair Religion. Although I am no longer a hairdresser, you will see me pop in from time to time to check on my #dreamteam, and chat to our clients.
I have been in the trade since 2003, and I opened my amazing salon Huntress at the beginning of 2010. Our salon has been awarded locally and nationally, not only for hairdressing, but for our business achievements as well.
Nowadays I work full time in my other business Summit Salon Coach, mentoring and empowering young business women to grow their own salons, change their lives, and have the amazing support and team that I do.
My team of hairstylists and makeup artists are the best in the business, I know this, because I hand-picked them. They know their shit, they’re talented, and they will work with you to create a colour and style that reflects the real you. My Huntress’s are highly skilled, well trained, experts of their trade, and they will make you feel just as amazing as you look when you leave the salon, because hair is our religion!
Thank you so much for being a part of our family, we absolutely love looking after you.

  • Sustainable Salons Partner
  • 2x AHC Gold Accredited Salons
  • 2x AHC Green Accredited Salons
  • 2018 Geelong Business Excellence Awards – Top 3 Finalist – Young Entrepreneur (winners announced July)
  • 2018 Geelong Small Business Awards – Geelongpreneur of the Year – WINNER
  • 2017 Geelong Business Excellence Awards – Top 3 Finalist – Young Entrepreneur
  • Virgin Australia Fashion Festival Melbourne 2015
  • 2014 Victorian Regional Hairdressing Competition, High Fashion Colour – 1st Place
  • 2014 Victorian Regional Hairdressing Competition, High Fashion Colour – 2nd Place
  • 2014 Victorian Regional Hairdressing Competition, High Fashion Colour – 3rd Place
  • Aje – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Sydney 2014
  • Sass & Bide – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, NYC 2014
  • 2014 Cloud Nine Editorial Photo Shoot, NYC 2014
  • 2013 IHS Victorian Hairdressing Competitions, Senior Catwalk – 3rd Place
  • 2010 HBIA Australian Hairdressing Championships, Session Artist Award – 2nd Place
  • 2009 Victorian Regional Hairdressing Competitions, Session Artist – 2nd Place
  • 2009 Victorian Regional Hairdressing Competitions, Open Catwalk Fantasy – 2nd Place
  • MYER Spring Fashion Gala 2008
  • 2008 Photographic Competition, the Gordon Institute of TAFE – 3rd Place
  • 2008 Apprentice of the Year, Hairdressing, the Gordon Institute of TAFE
  • 2008 IHS Battle of the Colleges – 3rd Place
  • 2008 Victorian Regional Hairdressing Competitions, Open Photographic – 1st Place
  • 2008 Victorian Regional Hairdressing Competitions, Open Catwalk – 3rd Place
  • 2008 Victorian Regional Hairdressing Competitions, Open Team Relay – 1st Place
  • MYER Spring Fashion Gala 2007
  • 2007 Highly Commended Award (Hairdressing), the Gordon Institute of TAFE
  • 2007 Storyboard Come to Life Competition, the Gordon Institute of TAFE – 3rd Place
  • 2007 Photographic Competition, the Gordon Institute of TAFE – Highly Commended
  • Fashion4play
  • MYER Autumn Fashion Gala 2007
  • 2006 Highly Commended Award (Hairdressing), the Gordon Institute of TAFE
  • 2006 Storyboard Come to Life Competition, the Gordon Institute of TAFE – 1st Place