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Tom, Owner, Rubi Hairdressing, Windsor

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Today is National ‘Love Your Hairdresser Day”, so we’d thought we’d share one of Victoria’s best salons, Rubi Hairdressing in Windsor. When they purchased the chain back in 2017 the team immediately set out to transform their group of salons.

Tom wanted to change the way they operated, the feel of the salons, and wanted to give their staff more input into day-to-day operations. They doubled down on creating a positive work culture with a safe and happy environment for both their guests and staff.

Over the last three years the company has continued to grow and Won the National Men’s Hairdresser of the Year award, and was nominated as a finalist in five other categories.

Being based in Victoria meant that they were forced to close doors for three months which was especially tough given that their sales had been down nearly 40 per cent on the back of bushfires and a tough summer season.

Now that they’re back open, Tom couldn’t be more thrilled – he says its incredible! The team has been kept very busy, but also continuing to stay below their COVID safe numbers to stop any social anxiety their staff or guests might feel. Tom is super appreciative of his staff who have executed their COVIDSafe plans with perfection.

The salon is well known within local circles, and their customers were outstanding throughout the restrictions, abiding by all safety procedures without fault. The salon tries to pay back as much of this support they can to charities, particularly Beyond Blue and Cancer Research, as they sit very close to the salon’s heart. Last year they raised $12,000 for the bushfire appeal where they dedicated a whole days takings from all three of their salons for the donations.

The last thing Tom wanted to say is a huge thank you to all the clients that bought vouchers, products from their online store, or even just sent them good wishes. He says that it meant so much to the whole team and gave them the strength to ride out the tough period – he’ll forever be grateful.

We always deserve to look our best selves, so get out there today and visit your local hairdresser for Love Your Hairdresser Day!

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