Wrong zone, says mayor

Pure and Natural Hair Systems owner Rick Bisser has had his business shut down. Picture: Matt Jelonek d406336
Pure and Natural Hair Systems owner Rick Bisser has had his business shut down. Picture: Matt Jelonek d406336

Before its closure, Pure and Natural Hair Systems had offered a chemical-free hairdressing experience for more than three years.

This included the use of organic products, a 50,000L rainwater tank, $30,000 worth of solar panels for power and hot water, handicap parking and handicap toilets for customers.

Owner Rick Bisser was notified of the problem when he attempted to strata the property, which houses two commercial buildings.

Mr Bisser told Comment News last week that the inspector said a hair salon could run out of a home, but he said this wouldn’t be possible for a ‘green’ business like this particular salon.

It is run by his partner Wanita ” she experiences a severe and very painful skin condition from the chemicals used in other hair salons ” who decided to open her own ‘green’ salon.

Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the business had not obtained any approvals from the City of Armadale and was therefore operating illegally.

The business was defined as a shop under the city’s town-planning scheme which is prohibited in the general industrial zone that applies to Keats Road.

‘The city has provided Mr Bisser a grace period by which to comply and has discussed options for relocation where possible,’ Cr Zelones said.