Well guys, what a year. To call it challenging would be an understatement. Here, the best salon in Brisbane takes stock of the year that was and reflects on the highs and lows that brought our team closer together. We kicked off the year with a bang with so many exciting things in the works, but we never could have anticipated the surprise that was COVID.
Suddenly our world was turned upside down and visiting the salon became a whole different ball game. We focused on keeping our clients and staff healthy and safe and working to adapt to our new reality.
It’s been incredibly difficult to watch so many people and businesses around us struggle and we wanted to make sure we were able to assure everyone that we were here for them.
It was so lovely to see so many of you keeping up your regular appointments, but we also knew that many people had been minimising time out and about. While things aren’t quite ‘back to normal’ yet, we can’t wait to welcome you all back to the salon for good!
Before COVID hit, however, we kicked off the year with our facelift and expansion into next door. Inspired by European elegance and minimalism, the new look was designed by Brodie with accents of concrete, marble and gold. The beautiful new space is luxe, luxe, luxe and we are also excited that we now have access to the toilets without having to walk the whole building!
We also celebrated so much competition activity this year. We had 2 x QLD State Finalists for L’Oreal Colour Trophy and then a win with a National Finalist for Evie. We then had 2 x AHFA Finalist positions for Brodie for QLD Hairdresser of the Year and Jess for Newcomer of the Year! Then we also made our mark on the AHIAs with our 8 x AHIA Finalist placings For State Salon Of The Year- QLD, Salon Team Of The Year, Salon Stylist Of The Year, In-Salon Training, Business Director of the Year and HOTSHOTS 2020 Finalists for Evie and Torrie. So proud and humbled to be recognised by the industry we love so much.
We worked on so many gorgeous clients and saw our show-stopping creations splashed all over Instagram via our Insta beauties including @erinscottbeauty, @conagh_kat, @ella.golding, @msvaleriaramirez, @ellie_gonsalves and more.
We had so much fun getting super creative and creating the best hair Brisbane for our brand spanking new Rokstar campaign shoot. Of course, we created our trademark natural blondes but we also highlighted our glowing brunette skills to show our S/S20/21 style. Think sexy beautiful hair created using our fave L’Oreal Professionnel products.
We also welcomed Kerastase into the Rokstar family. You guys know we work with only the very best and we are proud to see these amazing products on the shelf alongside Shu Uemura, L’Oreal Professionnel, O&M and GHD.
Brodie was also a busy bee as usual giving back to the industry with her coveted education skills. She was able to create a gorgeous 40s Hollywood inspired look which was featured on the cover of Instyle magazine as part of the latest L’Oreal Professionnel campaign. She was also on hand to create some inspiring looks for GHD and to help out wherever she could.
Finally, the most exciting news of all: a Rokstar baby! Yes, our amazing leader Brodie is soon to be a mum and we couldn’t be happier for her. Our motto this year has been #togetherwearebetter and in a year that has been so challenging our team have hit some incredible goals individually and as a salon and we couldn’t be prouder to be part of this team. As we head into 2021 and Brodie takes some much-deserved time with the new arrival, Rokstar is in the best hands and ready for whatever next year brings!