Words By Kiralee Honor
I first bought The Place Hairdressing 17-years-ago and I can honestly say I love my little Bourbong Street business now more than ever.
Every year I sit down with each member of my team and ask them to nominate something personal and something professional that they want to achieve for the year. And then I try to make it happen. Many of them enjoy working towards professional competitions and events, which help them stay at the forefront of all the latest techniques, products, technology and trends.
For the past five years, members of The Place Hairdressing team have been selected by Goldwell Australia to style the hair of six catwalk models at Australian Fashion Week. We take a small team and start work at 4.30am, styling hair for labels like Bianca Spender. Not only is it a lot of fun, it’s a fantastic opportunity for professional development and networking. I leave these events immensely proud of my team.
It’s important to me that my apprentices get the same opportunities they would working in a big city salon. As a result, our customers can rightly expect big-city standards when they visit our little regional boutique, and that’s incredibly special.