The Team

Robert Matthews

Founder & Director


When  we think of Tasmanian hairdressers one of the first names that springs to mind is Robert Matthews as he is one of the gurus of this industry.  Robert's motto is when you love what you do success just comes naturally which is how he has built a very successful and fulfilling career.  With his talent and creative mind he has won countless amount of awards over the years in not only Tasmania but in national hair competitions too.

Opening Convict Cutters 25 years ago Rob had a vision and a goal of being one of the best salons in not only Launceston but in the whole of the state.  It is fair to say this has been well and truly achieved measured by the recognition of Convict Cutters received state wide.  Rob has created an awesome environment and culture at Convict Cutters not only for his employees but for our clientele as well.

There is no doubt that Rob could style hair with his eyes closed, but there is more to Rob than just hair, outside of work this is what he's all about;

Windsurfing - He tells us he can handle the biggest swells but we are all a bit concerned for those poor old bones.

Gym -  As Red Foo would say, "I work out"!!!

Jokes - Epic "dad jokes".

Being a Dad - Being a great Dad to his two gorgeous boys, playing with them and watching them play sport and spending as much time with them as possible.

Georgina Limb


Meet Georgina or GG as we call her, she's the "pretty" Director of Convict Cutters and I know she will kill me for writing that.  Georgina is not only a pretty face but a smart, classy lady and an extremely talented hairdresser.  Although she is a very busy lady running and managing the salon her laid back easy going nature appears to make it all look effortless.  Looking from the outside it may seem as though Rob is "the boss", truth is this quiet achiever calls the shots.

Georgina's interests away from the salon are traveling the world with a goal of seeing as many different countries as possible.  Her favourite pastime is hanging out with family and friends enjoying good food and bubbles.

George's most recent adventures have had her working as an ambassador for KMS and styling hair for Oyster magazine in Sydney. Always striving for perfection she's passionate about running the business side of Convict Cutters and keeping it progressive.

Louise Churchill

Trainer and Assessor

You may or may not of met Louise, she's always out and about visiting other salons assessing and educating apprentices around Launceston as well as the north east and north west coast for Convict education.  It is a role that Louise is very passionate about and after 35 years in this industry is still finding it exciting and fun.

Interesting fact, Louise was the one to originally employee Rob as an apprentice teaching him her skills which built his foundations to become an amazing hairdresser.  It's so lovely to have Louise as part of our team, her loving and kind nature makes her the perfect person to help train and educate our future hairdressers.

Being the head trainer and assessor for Convict Education is a busy but very rewarding role, one which Louise says gives her great pride.

Germaine Shirley


Many of you may recognize Germaine from doing your hair! In the past she used to work with us as a Senior Hairdresser before packing up her family and moving to the mainland. She's now back and has jumped into the position as front desk receptionist.

Her warming nature greets you at the door on Tuesday's, Thursday's and Fridays. You may even have the privldge of her washing your hair!

Germaine takes care of all reception duties ensuring the salon is operating in an effective and efficient manner, along with being creative with our on line marketing. 

Reception, assisting in the salon and delivering a high standard of customer service are the other aspects of Germaine's position.

Clare Dornauf

Principle Stylist


CATS!!! She loves cats, especially her ragdoll and second man "Princeton", (actually make that first man)!!!  Clare loves the most expensive things ie. jewellery, clothing, holidays and anything "Bling"!!!

Goes without saying, "LOVES TO SHOP" and is addicted to fashion so much so she attended and styled hair for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney 2014 and was in ore when meeting "Rube-Rose".  PS "Ruby-Rose" told her Princeton was very cute!!!

Oh.....and she also does awesome hair with experience presenting on stage at hair expo and at home in Launceston for Goldwell as well as assisted on shoots for oyster magazine, not to mention hair awards locally and nationally for photo shoots and styling.

We love our Clare and you definitely will too!!!

Jessica Cramp

Principle Stylist


Jess has the unique ability to combine fun and professionalism everyday.

Her eye for detail and skill ensures a great experience, from the consultation through the wonderful head massage and the final result.

Jess is prompt and efficient while engaging her clients with entertaining stories and amusing everyone with her light banter.

Being a romantic at heart Jess especially loves doing weddings and hair ups for formal occasions.


 Zoe Beatty

Principle Stylist

Zoe joined our Convict family in September 2015 and with over 21 years experience in the Hairdressing industry its fair to say she has gained a high and very loyal clientele! Her bubbly personality allows her clients to be open and trustworthy with what ever creation Zoe likes to achieve!!

Zoe's wide range of knowledge and experience definitely shows in her work as each and every style she creates, clients leave wanting to return time and time again.

You can catch Zoe here from Wednesday through to Saturdays!!

Shantelle Mills

Senior Stylist


Shantelle's natural talent and passion for the industry was obvious from day one. Her eye for detail and methodical approach reassures clients and guarantees a thoughtful result.

Highlighting and Balayage are among Shantelle's favourite skills but her true love is combining cutting and colouring to create a total image. This became evident when she became a Tasmanian finalist for Goldwell ColourZoom 2016 and runner up nationally in 2017.

Shantelle is our dreadlock and hair tattooing specialist.

Her kind and calm nature puts everyone at ease and ensures a relaxing experience and radiates throughout the salon.

 Courtney Jones




Courtney is creative and artistic, and  therefore loves the chance to be involved in  photo shoots to allow her imagination flow and create editorial images. Her commitment to fashion keeps us all up to date with current trends.

Having a history in hospitality, in the salon Courtney gives the highest service. Her love of fellow humans encourages sincere conversation and  close relationships.

Courtney enjoys getting creative with colour, especially beautifully blended balayage and inventive techniques.

 Nicole Tudor

Principle Stylist


Nicole is fun and quirky and always up for a boogie.She has recently moved back to Launceston after living in Sydney for the past four years working professionally in the entertainment industry, her favourite role playing Harmony and Clumsy in The Smurfs Live on Stage.

Whilst living in Sydney Nicole kept up her hairdressing skills in a busy Bondi Salon, her passion for hair and beauty is still as strong as the day she began her career. She prides herself in perfection and giving her clients the full salon experience. 

Nicole can"t wait to meet all our fantastic clients and some new ones too!. 




Caitlin is currently an apprentice so her salon life revolves around training. As well as doing a wonderful job at the basin giving head massages and removing colours Caitlin applies colours and does  blow waves. 

Having a real passion for hair ups especially braiding, Caitlin has already become involved in competition work and photoshoots.