Just Cuts Franchising Australia - Our Team

Our Team

Your Just Cuts Academy Team are based close to the very first Just Cuts franchise in Cronulla, Sydney NSW, and are still supporting salon Owners, Stylists and Clients around the world over 30 years later.

Just Cuts is the largest hairdressing franchise in the Southern Hemisphere, celebrating 30 years of delivering small business success for our Owners in 2020. In 2022, Just Cuts plans to grow to 200 Australian salons, 40 in New Zealand, 15 in the UK, 5 in Taiwan and 3 in Singapore.

So what’s the secret to our success? Just Cuts makes hair easy for everyone, employing only fully qualified Stylists who are specially trained in everything from a child’s first Style Cut to seniors and everybody in between. In fact, you don’t need to be a hairdresser to own a Just Cuts salon, and our family of Owners represent everything from Stylists to accountants, tradies to the university educated.

Just Cuts continue to support the local communities we operate in, celebrating over two decades of support for the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) in Australia through our annual Cut-a-Rama event. Since partnering with the RFDS, Just Cuts has donated over $550,000 to the cause, helping the RFDS of Australia provide extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency services to people living in rural and remote areas.

Just Cuts presents franchisees with the opportunity to build their salon on the strong foundations we’ve refined in over three decades of small business success. Significant investments in digital technology mean the future outlook for our business remains bright - in October 2021 alone, Just Cuts had the highest website visitation in our 30 plus year history.

Becoming a Just Cuts Owner brings you unbeatable brand awareness that’s stood the test of time, combined with the latest innovations to future proof your salon.


Amber Manning

Chief Executive Officer

Amber Manning is the driving force behind the Just Cuts brand internationally. She is an experienced and dynamic General Manager with an extensive career in franchising, not-for-profit and financial services. At just 20 years of age she was Australia’s youngest financial services Franchise Owner and Operator. In 2019 Amber was named number 10 in the Top 30 Franchise Executive awards and, is recognised internationally as a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE).


David Mathie

General Manager United Kingdom

David has 19 years experience working in the Hair and Beauty Industry and heads up Just Cuts in the United Kingdom. A Just Cuts Franchise Owner himself David has spent the past five years running National Operations for Just Cuts in Australia and New Zealand. He has an intimate understanding of the Just Cuts system and brand. David has also worked with companies including Estee Lauder, GHD (Jamella Group) and Davroe Hair Wellness. addition to the success of retail in Just Cuts salons.

Claire Lavelle-Moore

National Operations Manager

Claire has 18 years of hairdressing industry experience. Originally from the U.K, she started her hairdressing career as an apprentice with TONI&GUY Liverpool. 

In 2010 her passion for hair moved her into education, and she started working for TONI&GUY London Head Office NVQ Academy. Her talent saw her work on London Fashion Week during this time. In 2013 she moved to Australia, taking a role as an educator for TONI&GUY Head Office in Sydney, teaching TONI&GUY apprentices and private students. Claire has always kept up to date with her industry knowledge and skills by working in the salons. Her talent saw her work on Myer Fashion Week. Claire’s vast experience and knowledge of the hairdressing industry has given her the underpinning skills to deliver education, creating training modules and platforms with successful, competent training outcomes and extensive experience educating our franchise owners to drive growth in their businesses.

Zenardia Anderberg

Global Business Development Manager

Zenardia has over 15 years experience in Sales and Marketing across Australia and the UK.  Zenardia's passion is new partnership acquisition so at Just Cuts her role is to on board New Franchisees to our network, support with salon sales and develop landlord and leasing manager relationships that ensure our market share growth.

Michael O' Connell

Business Manager WA & SA

Michael has 40+ years Retail Territory Management Experience and was previously the Business Manager for major International franchise chains 300+  stores over 20 years (Civic Video and later Civic managed Services).

Michael's role as Business Manager, Just Cuts is to  focus of business analysis, productivity, profitability and assist existing Franchise Owners in those territories, whilst exploring opportunities for further development for the Just Cuts brand. He has a genuine desire to assist fellow franchisees with any aspect of their business.

He is the Owner of Just Cuts Floreat Forum in WA with a passion to help fellow franchisees. He has widespread understanding of all aspects of franchised business which contributes to organisational growth and increased profitability.