It’s no surprise to anyone that 2021 has been a hugely transformative time for many people across all different fields. For us in the hairdressing profession, being locked down and forced to cease our work for nine weeks from August – October was a moment to pause and reflect. For some this resulted in a change of workplaces, professions, living arrangements, or in some cases, geographic locations.
At Eden Hair Energy and Canberra Hair Extensions we farewelled four seniors across this time. We were also devastatingly required to make necessary adjustments to our support team due to the financial implications of a reduced number of stylists, combined with the forced closure of over 9 weeks. We have faced some big changes and challenges for sure, however, it was also an opportunity for us to refocus on the things that matter to us as a brand and how we want to operate our businesses.
What we realised
At the beginning of 2021 we had grown to a team of 17 across two locations. The variety of challenges we faced this year lead to a few realisations. Difficult as they have been, as an eternal optimist I choose to look for the learnings, which include:
Who we’re looking for
As part of rebuilding our business, we now have some amazing opportunities for the right people to join our team. Know any incredible hairdressers? We are offering a $500 Eden Hair and Canberra Hair Extensions voucher to anyone who can help connect us to someone who joins our team and successfully completes their 6-month probation period.
We have opportunities available for senior hairdressers as well as second and third year apprentices (emerging stylists).
We are really hoping to find the right people – we believe that skills can be taught, but what we are ultimately looking for is someone with the right vibe/commitment to our team. We are prepared to invest whatever is required to upskill our new team members as long as we feel there is commitment and connection to our team and business.
2021 has sure been a whirlwind of a year, and while we’re excited to close the door on it, we’re super excited about the new chapter that is 2022. We are so happy to be able to welcome you back into our salon and can’t wait to see you soon. Contact us to make an appointment!