The Team

Kurt Kay-Denten

Creative Director/Co-Owner

Kurt is a classically trained hairdresser with over 30 years’ experience in the hair and beauty industry. His love of hair began at the age of 6, when he decided with certainty that he was going to be a hairdresser. Having honed his craft over many years, Kurt managed a number of salons where he was head of staff training.

Kurt opened his first salon at Castle Cove in 2001, which was a finalist for Most Outstanding Hairdresser in the Local Business Awards. His second salon was located at Seaforth, before he took time out to be a stay-at-home dad. When it was time to change gears, he opened a highly successful award-winning men’s grooming studio, before his love of hair design lead him back to Seaforth, where he was again a finalist for Most Outstanding Hairdresser in the Local Business Awards for two successive years. He now brings his years of experience to Whitehouse Hair Skin Wellness, which he owns and manages with his wife Melanie.

Kurt prides himself on his ability to truly understand a client's wants and needs: designing each hairstyle to suit their hair type, facial features, personality and lifestyle. His exceptional customer service and eye for detail have ensured a loyal following of clients for nearly two decades.

Melanie Kay-Denten

Business Director/Co-Owner

Melanie is a media professional, with an extensive, award-winning career spanning over 30 years. Her drive to succeed in the cut-throat world of advertising saw her become one of Australia’s youngest Media Agency owners at the age of 29. Her clients included some of the biggest brands in the global arena, including the Pepsico Group and Mel Gibson’s Icon Films. She is widely regarded for her professionalism and high levels of customer service, going above and beyond to deliver the best possible outcomes for her clients.

Now a mother to two young children, Melanie brings her exceptional business, advertising and client service skills to Whitehouse Hair Skin Wellness. She strongly believes in the wide ranging benefits of true quality hair and wellness services, and takes great pride in managing the salon to ensure a seamless, relaxing and holistic result for clients.

Charlotte Riverain

Senior Hair Stylist

Charlotte is a classically trained hairdresser who completed her training within the Paris Education Academy. She has spent the last 9 years working in award winning salons in both France and London; most recently she was the Salon Manager and led the Creative Team in O’Sullivan’s The Shard in London.

She has a professional and confident approach to her work, with what can only be described as a natural instinct for aesthetics. With a focused and diligent approach to hairdressing, you will feel safe in her hands and assured that she will deliver exactly what she discusses with you. Her client service skills are excellent, and Charlotte provides quality time in all hair consultations with her clients. She is competent and innovative in all areas of hairdressing, from cutting & styling to all colour techniques.

Not only is Charlotte fluent in French and English, she has a good knowledge of Spanish! When she is not busy creating beautiful hair, she loves to travel, learn new cultures, hike and (believe it or not) Motor Sports.

Leigh Windus

Skin Health Therapist

Leigh Windus has had a passion for skin and beauty therapy from an early age. The women in her family believed that looking good and feeling good went hand in hand, and taught her the importance of maintaining healthy, glowing skin.

Leigh originally had a full-time career in the pharmaceutical industry for over 25 years, but knew that one day she would follow her dream of becoming a Qualified Beauty Therapist. She started by completing various short courses, then set up a home salon where she would treat family and friends, but her client list quickly grew due to her commitment and professionalism.

After having her beautiful daughter, Leigh continued to look after her growing clientele. She then took the opportunity to officially formalise her training by completing an intensive course at the Australian Academy of Beauty Therapy. Then, when Whitehouse opened last year, Leigh became a client for both hair and facial treatments. Using the Luzern products helped Leigh to finally stabilise her persistent Rosacea, something her Dermatologist was unable to do without deeply invasive Laser treatments. The clinically tested Luzern product range also appealed to Leigh’s pharmaceutical background and the outstanding results spoke for themselves.

Now that her daughter is starting ‘big school’ next year, we are proud to welcome Leigh to the Whitehouse team as our Skin Health Therapist. She will deliver results based treatments and use her experience and energy to help her clients achieve their best skin yet.

Scott Woolford

Wellness Master

With over 20 years’ experience in energy healing and natural therapies, Scott is a true artist in being able to merge the ancient with the now by helping people to heal pain and balance their energy.

Influenced by ancient healing arts of Indigenous people from all around the world, Scott has had the privilege to learn from Feng Shui, Qigong and Taoist Masters from China, African Medicine Men from Zimbabwe and Shaman Healers from South America.

A massage therapist revered for his intuition and healing touch, Scott is considered one of the most sought after physicians in the healing industry. With his combination of learned skills and natural abilities, Scott has forged a very successful career, with many high profile national and international personalities and corporate industries regularly utilising Scott’s talents with the highest confidentiality.

Scott’s basic philosophy – and the overall basis for his work – is “The body aches for balance – listen to it”. Stress can manifest itself in many forms – physical, emotional, mental, psychic and environmental – and it can be a constant struggle to hold our life in balance.

Scott can instantly sense the patterns of tension and disharmony that are affecting the natural flow towards good health and aims to clear any physical or emotional blockages to bring greater awareness to his client’s individual issues.

The skills and services provided by Scott include Remedial Massage, Reflexology, Reiki and Cranio Sacral balancing.

Scott’s treatments have enabled him to lend his skills and expertise to major TV shows, events and functions including X-Factor; Australian Idol; The Biggest Loser; Sunrise; The Morning Show, Channel 9’s What’s Good For You; and 2Day FM. He has also featured on The Kyle and Jackie O Breakfast Show, Mix 106.5 and the TourDeCure Charity Bike Event.