REAL TALK: Diane Gorgievski

Emily DaFoe

Diane Gorgievski is a fierce mother of two living in Bondi, Australia. She opened the celebrated and highly successful Hairdresser, KODA Cutters, right off the beachside of the iconic Bondi.

A leader in the Hairdressing and Hair Styling field, Diane’s ambition, focus and drive have led her to be a regular contributor on the international show circuit.  She’s worked for some of the leading brands in the world, traveling the globe working on International Fashion Shows in  Paris, London, Milan and New York. An editorial stylist for over 12 years, Diane is behind some of Australia’s most Influential editorial shoots  – her vast list of clients include Vogue, Russh, Harpers Bazaar and Elle. Diane regularly works with Aussie celebrity clientele such as Rose Byrne and Sarah Murdoch. She’s impressive. Between friends she’s known for her loyalty, drive, fun loving nature and passion for her family and life. 

Present Day Moms was able to slow her down for a few moments to get her insight on finding balance while kicking ass, being a boss lady and trying to stay present.

Where are you from?

Newcastle, Australia

Tell us about your family.

I have 4 1/2 year old and 5 mth old and my partner and i co-parent these beautiful girls and share a company.

What’s your thing? 

I love to innovate and create. 

What do you find most challenging about motherhood and your career?

Time. There isn’t enough time in the week and balancing that selfless that is needed to be a mum. Putting everyone first and insatiable patience a somethings I strive to perfect

What are your most favorite things to do with the girls?

I love to hang in bed and chat just observe their faces, I have been known to enjoy little dress up now and then too.

Do you feel like you need to be more present?

Always. But my girls are with me when I am out or at the salon sometimes even on set so they are exposed to all the facets of my life -no exclusion. So they have to see it all and understand the intensity of it all whilst being a momma.

How do you practice being present with your children in a time when there are so many distractions?

When I close the apartment door I know its OUR time to just be and I encourage play time and I play too - I get on the floor and get on their level. The best thing my partner did is buy a camper van when our first daughter was born - getting away and going bush has helped our bonds and development family time rituals.

Any tips for the mums out there?

  • Take 15 mins a day at least for yourself

  • Get back doing what you love whenever you are ready - everyone is different.

  • Read lots and lots off books to your children.

  • Listen and enjoy to all the great things they say.

  • Hugs and Kisses always - it goes so fast.

What does KODA stand for?

KODA means the tail in italian. So pony tails it is.

What are some of your favorite pearls of wisdom?

  • Every stage is just a moment in time - IT WILL PASS

  • Love your body - it made babies and brought them into the world just like that

  • Kiss your partner and tell them that you love them A LOT

  • Make that call to your bestie when you need too.

  • Never ever judge other parents - we have no idea what they have been through.