About the Founder - Chris Gaskell

Hey I’m Chris Gaskell, founder of MopTops Haircare for Kids since 2005!

I’ve been in the hairdressing business for over 35+ years, having begun my career in the UK, before emigrating to Australia in 1995.

I’ve worked in a number of salons over the years, refining my skills before discovering my passion – Haircare for kids!

My late husband (also called Chris) and I opened our first salon together in 2005 because we saw a gap in the market here in Australia, where there just didn’t seem to be any high-quality salon professional products for kids!

We only wanted to use chemical-free, safe products in our salon, and we came across the Circle of Friends brand from the US, which we did use and recommend for a couple of years, but we always talked about creating our own Australian brand one day.

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The salon provided a fun, welcoming environment for kids to have their hair cut in kid-friendly chairs, with cartoons playing on their own individual iPad screens and it was a great experience for the kids and a wonderful time for us too.

But unfortunately, in 2007 my husband Chris sadly lost his long battle with mental health.

I kept the salon going alone until 2010, but when my grief finally grabbed hold, I sold the salon and took some time out to recover.

After some soul searching, I decided that I did not want our MopTops Haircare for Kids brand to just disappear. Chris had originally designed the MopTops logo, and this was now his legacy that I wanted to continue in his memory.

I started looking for a Bio Chemist in Australia to help me create a chemical-free professional haircare range. It took a sometime, but I did it!!

The success of the MopTops salon and Chris’s legacy has inspired me to expand my business.

I am enormously proud of our MopTops Haircare for Kids Products that I successfully launched in 2018 whilst also introducing the original Daddy & Daughter Hair Workshops. MopTops is now a popular, growing brand and the journey has been so heart-warming, and so extremely rewarding.

So now its onwards and upwards! – Chris x

Say "Hello" to the Mop Squad!

Introducing the Mop Squad – Jet, CJ, Katie and Lucy.

These fun loving kids look forward to having their hair cut and love
the delicious smells of the MopTops Haircare 4 Kids range of hair products.

Look out for the gang in our next newsletter!

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