Front of House Co-ordinator
This is my 31st year in the hairdressing industry. I started at 16, with no experience and can now boast a myriad of skills.
After completing my apprenticeship and a move in salons I taught hairdressing and co-ordinated the hairdressing department at what used to be Wellington Polytechnic. During this time I also utilised my non-creative side to fulfil an admin role at the salon where I had previously worked as a stylist part-time. When the salon moved from the suburbs into the CBD, it coincided with the birth of my first child and I went back to working as a stylist only part-time. For a while at least, it wasn’t long before I was splitting my time between admin and stylist roles again. I added marketing and front of house to my admin and stylist skills.
After a while I decided to go back to basics and work only as a stylist. Unfortunately years of hairdressing caught up with me and I had to have an operation on my thumb. While I was recovering I took over the in-salon apprentice training program. When I returned to hairdressing again alongside my training responsibilities, a condition in my wrist became inflamed and that meant another operation.
While waiting I decided enough was enough and I retrained to become a swim instructor. As it turned out my time in the industry wasn’t finished as Abbie offered me a role here at So You Hair as a trainer and then as a front of house co-ordinator. [She actually more than this, she's my second set of ears and eyes and our "salon Mum" - Abbie].
I look forward to supporting our talented stylists and looking after our clients needs.