Our official ninth birthday fell on the 5th January 2019, and we may or may not have forgotten about it in the midst of Summer break (whoops) what can we say, time flys when you’re having fun?!
Its so exciting to think we are already into our tenth year of business. I mean TENTH FREAKEN YEAR. Wowee.
Once again, our years keep getting better and better, and once again this one is going to be tough to top, but…
We would firstly like to celebrate our amazing clients. Without you guys, we don’t have a business, so thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! Thank you to each and every one of you that follows our business, gets your hair done, and especially our VIP members. You guys rock!
Our biggest achievement this year is hands down the opening of our baby brother; Hunter Barbershop. Caitlyn was born with barbering in her veins and it was a childhood dream to have one, so March commenced the build and June 1st was the official opening.
With the barbershop opening came a rebrand of our existing “Raw Edge” to HUNTRESS HAIR RELIGION, so both Hunter and Huntress could stand side by side to accomodate every person, from any walk of life, in either of our beautiful spaces. (And Huntress is about to get a bit of a facelift – stay tuned!)
As a team we had heaps of awesome shit happen this year:
We celebrated two years as a Sustainable Salon (we were the first in Geelong!)
Winners of 2018 ‘Geelongpreneur’ at Geelong Small Business Awards, and finalised for ‘Innovation’ and ‘Professional Services’
Charli, Lauren and Caitlyn went to New York USA, for the Secret Salon Society Seminar
Lauren and Charli completed their Salon Managers Course through “School of Life”
Winner of 2018 Junior Creative Colour at HBIA
Winners of 2018 Geelong Business Excellence Awards ‘Retail Business’ Award, and Winners of 2018 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as finalising for ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’, ’Sustainable Business Award’, ’Small Business Award’
We celebrated an engagement and a wedding
Four of our apprentices and two of our trainees qualified
A baby was born, with two on the way
Winner of 2018 Pravana ’Show Us Your Vivids’ in Los Angeles, USA
Editorial published in Forte Magazine
Editorial Published in the Geelong Indy
Also this year, we sponsored and fund raised for Geelong Animal Rescue, Buy a Bale, Embrace Awareness Gala Dinner, Geelong Women’s Cricket, Australian Dodgeball Federation and Movember.
We introduced some awesome things like AfterPay and ZipPay, B3 Brazilian Bond Builder and Oribe, as well as Youngblood and employing two Make Up Artists!
If you read through all of that, thank you, and thank you for your support. We couldn’t be prouder of our salon and it’s team. Last year is going to be hard to top, but as we roll into year ten, we have SO MUCH cool new shit happening and we can’t wait to share it with you all.
Much love, Caitlyn and team Huntress XX