Abby Uebergang

Senior Therapist

Abby completed her Diploma of Beauty Therapy in 2004 and has been working in the industry for over ten years. In 2007 Abby had a vision to bring a new beauty therapy and hairdressing experience to the Wimmera and subsequently Sassi Beauty Bar and Hairdesign was born. With the help of her mum Denise, Abby’s dream to create her own Salon became a reality.

For a very long time Abby has always had a love for make-up, massage and painting nails which she later realised was a love for the beauty therapy industry as a whole. After initially studying psychology, Abby entered the beauty industry wanting to pamper her clients, help them escape the daily routine and give them renewed sense of self esteem. Over the years this has evolved into wanting to help educate her clients and give them information to help with their overall health and wellness.

Abby enjoys all aspects of beauty therapy but has a particular interest in skin health and biosculpture gel nails. Beauty Therapy is such a versatile industry that is continually developing and evolving and thus a very exciting industry to be part of.

In her free time Abby loves spending time with friends, family and children.

Denise Dumesny


Denise helped to open the doors of Sassi Beauty Bar and Hairdesign in 2007. Her primary role at Sassi is to look after front of house ensuring each and every client has a wonderful experience in our salon.

While Denise isn’t a beauty therapist she has a thorough understanding of  the industry and can help you find the appropriate service and products to suit your needs or concerns.

When Denise isn’t at Sassi she enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and being involved in community sport.

Patricia Lehmann

Beauty Therapist

Patricia joined the Sassi Team in 2012 as a partner. She has been working in the pharmacy and beauty industry since she was a teenager. She has always had a great passion for the industry and holds her Certificate 3 in Beauty Therapy.

Patricia’s primary roll at Sassi is looking after front of house ensuring each and every client has an experience that exceeds their expectations. Patricia’s warm, bubbly, vibrant and caring personality is a tremendous asset to the Sassi team.

In Patricia’s free time she loves to socialise with family and friends and involve herself in community events.

Julie Leslie

Senior Beauty Therapist

Julie has been working in the Beauty Therapy industry for more than fifteen years and has been at Sassi for several years now. She completed her traineeship and received her Certificate 4 in Beauty Therapy. She has also taken extra studies in massage with the Australian College of Massage and is trained in Intense Pulsed Light and Skin Needling.

From a very young age Julie has always had a passion for makeup and that quickly developed into a passion for the Beauty Therapy industry. Julie loves making her clients feel wonderful and relaxed and also helping them achieve results. She loves how the Beauty Industry has such a diverse range of treatments to offer. She believes that to be a competent therapist continual upgrading of skills is essential and she enjoys learning new and exciting therapy treatments.

In her free time Julie enjoys spending time with her family, friends and two children.

Morgan Taylor

Senior Beauty Therapist

Morgan studied her Diploma of Beauty Therapy at the Australian College of Hair Design and Beauty in Bendigo and has been working in the industry for over seven years. She became part of the Sassi team two years ago and loves every aspect of the beauty industry.

Morgan has always had the passion to care for people and make them feel great. She loves to help clients with any particular concerns they have and feels great reward when her clients achieve results they were hoping for.

In her free time Morgan loves socialising with her girlfriends, playing netball and shopping.

Sarah Smith

Beauty Therapist

Sarah started her beauty career at Sassi as a VET student. She went on to complete a school based apprentiship from which she obtained her Cert 3 in Beauty Therapy. After completing Year 12 Sarah completed her Diploma of Beauty Therapy at Federation University, Ballarat while still working at Sassi. Sarah won numerous awards on her journey to becoming a Beauty Therapist but the most prestigous being the Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence from Federation University.

Sarah has now been in the Beauty Industry for over four years and knew Beauty Therapy was her passion from a very young age. The most rewarding part of the industry for Sarah is making others feel great about themselves and helping them achieve the results they are after. She also loves how the industry offers so much versatility and requires you to be a team player.

Sarah hasn’t found her specialty yet but her favourite treatments are facials, massage, nail treatments and needling.

Outside of work Sarah loves spending time with family, friends and her partner. She plays netball and loves to go shopping.

Kara Dingwall

Senior Stylist

You will know you are in very capable hands the moment you meet Kara. Kara is a fully qualified hairdresser and has been working in the industry for over a decade now and has been with Sassi for the majority of that time.

Kara enjoys all aspects of hairdressing from cuts to colours, upstyles, hair extensions, complicated styling and colouring and precision cutting. She has a deep understanding of the science of hair and an extensive knowledge of products. She prefers to use trusted brand L’Oréal and their excellent range of professional hair care products.

Kara has attracted a very loyal base of clients who enjoy her talented and holistic approach to hair. Your appointment will always commence with a thorough consultation to ensure that your aspirations – whether it be maintaining a classic look or embarking on a new trend – are both accessible and manageable for you. As an extension to her hairdressing services she also offers her clients a very relaxing neck and shoulder massage allowing them to completely unwind during their transformation.

Kara is married to Jason, a local plumber, and they adore their sweet-natured Staffie puppy Chase. Kara and Jason have recently renovated two units and are now relishing the challenge of building their dream home. In her spare time Kara enjoys nothing more than curling up and watching a good movie or indulging in a compelling series particularly thrillers and true stories.

Book ahead to ensure your appointment with our much sought-after Kara.

Marnie Lehmann

Hair Technician

Marnie completed her Certificate 3 in Hairdressing in March 2015 through the Federation University, Horsham Campus. She has been a member of the Sassi Team for several years now and has been working in the industry for six years.

Marnie loves developing relationships with her clients and finds it rewarding when her clients walk out of the salon with renewed confidence. She loves being creative and is excited when she gets to give a client a complete new look. She enjoys all aspects of hairdressing but her passion is definitely foiling and up-styles.

Outside of work Marnie enjoys playing netball and has completed a course in Childcare.