Walk into Salon Parlour on the corner of Westminster and Cranford Streets and it’s buzzing. It looks like any other high end salon; the hairdressers are busy and motivated and it is a vibrant and beautiful space.
However, there is a key difference; these stylists are working in their own businesses, mentored and assisted by Salon Parlour co-owners Susie Chisnall and Becs Taulango. The stylists rent a chair and are responsible for their own clients and for developing their own business, with the benefit of lots of support from Susie and Becs.
With 30 years of experience in the hair and beauty industry between them, this talented duo knows how best to help the contracting stylists. “It takes a fair bit of confidence to go out on your own,” Becs says. “And there is more to it than just being a good stylist. We help them with advice about business management and marketing, and eventually they are well-prepared to take that next step.”
Susie believes the support from the salon and the shared vision make for a co-operative and pleasant team environment where stylists benefit, not only from Becs’ and Susie’s support, but also from each other’s different experiences, and from the group of experts the salon can call on for specific training and advice should it be needed.
They have great brand support from their haircare partner MATRIX and are the first (and only) R.A.W Concept Salon in NZ.
Currently there are opportunities for two hairdressing professionals to join the team.
Creating beautiful hair in a vibrant, welcoming oasis on High Street, Earth Organic Hairdressing is an eco-friendly salon with a focus on sustainability. “Our aim was to have as small a footprint as possible,” says owner, Traci Aylmer.
From the styling stations to the skirting boards, the salon furnishings were beautifully handcrafted by Traci’s husband Ollie, using recycled timber from earthquake-damaged buildings. The carefully selected organic product ranges and hair colours consist of Angel Du Provence, De Lorenzo and Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi collection. “We wanted to keep everything authentic to the image we are creating and really care what goes into the products we use.”
Traci hired talented Kiwi artist Flox to paint the walls with stunning botanicals – an array of beautiful natural properties used in the hair products, such as lavender, ginger, aloe vera and mint.
Originally from Brighton, England, Traci has been in the industry her entire life. She fell in love with New Zealand five years ago when travelling with her family and opened Earth Organic in December last year. Through word of mouth referrals, Traci’s clientele grew so quickly she now leads a team of three to keep up with demand – two experienced senior stylists, Caitlyn and Hannah, and a talented apprentice, Alice. “My staff are wonderful and we all have a strong commitment to keeping up with the latest trends and techniques.”
Visit www.earthorganichairdressing.co.nz to book online, follow on Facebook and Instagram, or phone 03 365 7393 to make a booking.
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