About Us


Katrinas was first established in the year 2000 and in the beginning,there was only one location and Katrina worked as the only Beauty Therapist. The owners and founders of all the Katrinas salons, was, and still is Shane & Katrina Gilligan. Katrina completed her Diploma of Beauty Therapy in 1994 and she graduated that year as Dux of her college when she was 21years old. Katrina worked at a salon on Bribie Island for 6 years before opening her first salon. Katrina’s love and passion for the Beauty Industry remains strong and continues to grow every year.

That first salon where it all began was in Burpengary, and additional salon locations have followed from there. There are now 5 locations in Queensland. Over the years the popularity of Katrinas has continued to grow and the salon teams always make it a priority to ensure their clients are well looked after and receive the highest level of care.

Over the years the salons have won many industry awards. Early on, the salon was awarded the prestigious ‘APPA Salon of the Year for Australia’ as well as ‘Best New Salon in Australia’. Katrinas went into the Quest Business Achiever Awards’ Hall of fame’ having won many years of Best Salon. Recent awards have seen Katrinas take out the Best Acne and also Pigmentation transformation throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Katrina herself has won Business Woman of the year in the local BPW awards and she was also a finalist in the Telstra Business Woman’s award for Queensland.

Whilst awards and industry recognition is great, at Katrinas we care most about providing our clients with the highest quality service, using the latest technology in a professional and welcoming environment. When you visit us, it is always our intention for you to have the very of best of service, an amazing treatment and an overall positive experience.

Along with all your standard beauty services, Katrinas also specialises on providing skin transformations. We specialise in the health of your skin and we offer a quality selection of professional treatments and products to deliver real results and to help you maintain or improve your overall skin’s health. We can deliver skin transformations and improvements that you will fall in love with.

In 2005 Katrina and Shane also opened Katrinas School of Hair and Beauty in Morayfield. Delivering Beauty, Hair and Nail training courses, face-to-face, via e learning, and also to apprentices. Katrinas Beauty School is a registered training organisation (RTO) which means the courses are Nationally Recognised. The school has successfully trained hundreds of students past and present all over the country.

The Beauty industry is dynamic and always changing and we are very pleased and honoured to be involved in it, just like we were when we started back in 2000.

Thanks for reading our story and we hope to see you in salon sometime soon.