Raw Edge Hairdressing, Geelong’s leading colour specialist salon, is currently celebrating the opening of a new salon location in High Street, Belmont. Opening for trade on August 29, after eight years of consistently high service, the salon has noticed a massive difference in their ability to provide for clients. Their updated floor space now has a colour table and separate basin room where clients can sit around while their colour sets, free from mirrors and self-consciousness; a separate barber station; four more chairs; and extra staff.
Raw Edge pride themselves on using ethical practising, being the first sustainable salon to open in Geelong, having cruelty-free vegan and vegetarian products and colours. They recycle and compost their waste, educating themselves about what they can do to contribute to sustainability efforts. They also donate 1% of their products to Geelong Animal Rescue.
Famous for being colour specialists, they provide beautiful blondes (perfect for the summer), creative colours, and perfect pastels. Its hairdressing team motivates each other to get creative and to become the best in their fields, learning the latest in trends to bringing them to Geelong. They differentiate themselves from competitors through their focus on continued training, as well as hair-styling and business innovations.
New services include memberships where clients pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly membership fees to come in and get their hair done: “it’s like a gym membership for your hair”. They have a style bar on every Friday and Saturday, where people can come in before they go out and get their hair done in blow-waves and up-styles.
Raw Edge has developed a reputation for its high-quality styling perfect for each individual, and for empowering clients with the education and tools to maintain their ‘just out of the salon’ look. Proud winners of the Customer Service Award at the Geelong Business Excellence Awards in 2017, owner Caitlyn placed in the top three finalists of the Young Entrepreneur category. This is testament to the salon’s efforts to serve each client’s needs and their ability to create a comfortable, relaxing experience.
Where: Shop 6-7, 164 High Street, Belmont
Phone: (03) 5241 6191
Written by Brianna Bullen