MEET THE TEAM

“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together“

Natalie – Owner/Director

With a passion to serve her clients and a keen eye for detail, Natalie constantly strives for ways to improve the quality of her client’s experiences each time they walk through the door. Having had 20 years of experience in this industry and working a large part of it in Melbourne at high end salons, her priority is regularly upskilling herself and her team in education to excel in their career, to ensure outstanding and personalised results are delivered for each and every client. She loves to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for clients to relax in and enjoy while having their hair needs taken care of.

Kate – Senior Stylist

After being in the industry for nearly 10 years, I still have the same passion and drive from the first day I started. I love all aspects of hairdressing but my favourites would have to be cutting and styling. Always love learning new techniques and educating myself on products. One of the best things about the hairdressing industry is the creativity of it, each day can bring new challenges and I love a good challenge.
I have a 4 year old daughter and spending time as a family is such an important part of my life. I compete in team sports playing football (AFL) and cricket. I like to live an active lifestyle and am a massive foodie.

Brooke – 2nd Year Apprentice

Growing up, all I could dream about was to become a hairdresser. I couldn’t even think of doing anything else that I felt passionate about. I love talking to clients, getting to know them and helping them in any way – whether it’s making them refreshments, booking their next appointment, applying their colour or styling their hair. I love creating many different hair styles in my spare time.
My greatest achievements so far would be graduating from year 12, completing Cert II in hospitality and commencing my apprenticeship in hairdressing. A few of my hobbies would be cooking, singing, drawing and playing all kinds of sport. I enjoy catching up with my friends, swimming at the beach and playing with my cat and dog.

COVID 19 HEALTH UPDATE

To our valued clients,

With the current outbreak we are now facing with Covid 19, I thought I would reach out to let you know we are taking this very seriously. We would like to bring to your attention this important update, and advise you how we are responding.

We care about the health and wellbeing of our clients, staff and families, and wanted to share with you what precautionary measures we are taking to protect our clients and staff within our salon environment:

Screening and hand sanitizer upon arrival - all clients for Vintage Hairess are requested to use hand sanitizer upon entering salon before and after services, and to fill in a disclaimer form in line with the WHO and Australian Department of Health guidelines. We kindly ask anyone with flu-like symptoms (fever, dry cough, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath) to please reschedule their appointment once symptoms clear. We are also requiring sick staff to stay home.

• Social distancing - we are alternating work stations to increase the amount of distance in between each client and staggering our appointments, allowing us extra time for sanitization. We will be readjusting our distancing measures should tighter restrictions be required. My staff and I are also aware of the need for social distancing outside the salon to further protect our clients and own families.

Increased sanitization - we have ramped up our usual sanitization and cleaning routine to be more frequent and structured. We are practising thorough hand washing between each client. High traffic areas (stations, chairs, basins and basin chairs) are wiped down with disinfectant between client, towels and capes are sanitized after one use. We have increased our use of barbicide and disinfectant for all service related tools and equipment.

Reducing items of contact - all magazines have now been removed but clients are welcome to bring their own as well as any electronic equipment if they wish to do so. We have minimised other unnecessary items in the salon to reduce the likelihood of the spread of virus.

We realise these are challenging times, and are appreciative of your support in partnering with us. Hopefully these steps we have taken will give you comfort and reassurance that we are doing the best we can to protect your safety. Once again, please advise our salon and reschedule your appointment if you are unwell or showing flu-like symptoms. By working together, we will sustain a healthy salon environment for all our clients and staff to enjoy.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and supporting our small business.

Sincerely,

Natalie, Kate & Brooke