Dale Brierty of Dale James Hair Face Body and Jude Dierden from Identified Hair are just two of the salons that make up the range of professional salons in the region.
Mrs Dierden has had her salon in Kensington for six years and said it was the friendly and relaxed nature of the salon that kept her customers coming back.
‘We just love what we do,’ she said.
Mrs Dierden has 25 years experience in the industry and has been a mentor and teacher to hairdressers nationally and internationally. She mentors at the Central Institute of Technology, which is running the first post apprentice training to extending senior hairdresser’s skills.
‘The key to our success is that we are constantly keeping up with the change,’ she said.
Mr Brierty has been on Angelo Street for the last 22 years and said his salon was always striving for excellence.
‘It’s the little add-ons people don’t expect that keep the customers coming back,’ he said.
With his staff winning a number of awards last year, the salon was also one of two Australian salons to send a hairdresser over to the London Olympics.
After hairdressing came as a suggestion from his mother, Mr Brierty said 34 years later, he had more passion for the industry than ever before.
Both salon owners said in 10 years time they saw themselves doing what they were doing now and continuing to enjoy their love for hair.