Hair salon aims for sustainability
Men and women will have a new spot for trim with a new salon opening in Wanaka next week.
Opulence and Barber-O owner Marg Cross said while she had not been involved in running a hairdressing business before, she was looking forward to the challenge.
With her youngest child leaving school next year, Cross said she wanted a project.
‘‘It’s just a challenge. Something new and out of my comfort zone,’’ she said.
Cross said she was keen on using sustainable products and would be using quick-dry towels and foils that were compostable.
‘‘Look at the environment we live in. We need to do what we can to look after it,’’ she said.
The business will open in the former Co-Lab office on Helwick Street and the space had undergone a complete refurbishment.
‘‘It’s going to be a funky barber shop,’’ she said.
The name was derived from the fact she wanted the salon to have an ‘‘opulent’’ feel.
‘‘We want it to be exciting,’’ she said.
The barber will offer funky male cuts, shading and fading and cut throat shaving, she said.
The salon would have six staff members.
HAIR NOW: Opulence salon hairdressers Jana Burnell and Donnelle Burrows, back row, and Kelly Blackford, Marg Cross and Lisa Priddle.
Plugged in: Gill Loughnan (left) and Don McMillan of Wanaka St John Ambulance get to grips with new electronic training equipment, including a Lifepak and a manikin dubbed ‘‘Roger 2’’.