Tigi hairstylist academy to close due to a fire
Tigi, the Melbourne-based hairdresseser, is set to close its doors after more than a year.
The Melbourne-area salon, which has been in business since 2007, has been closed due to smoke and water contamination.
Tigi’s website says it will be open again “in a more timely manner”.
“It has been an honour and a privilege to work for the Tigi community over the past five years,” the website says.
“We have always strived to make our customers’ experience the best and the best quality.”
Melbourne hairderetr Dana hairderer said the fire was an unexpected blow.
She said the business had suffered from poor management, poor supply and the loss of a large portion of the business.
“[It’s] a devastating loss for the salon and all the staff, and a devastating blow to the business,” she said.
“We’ve always striven to make the salon the best it can be.
We’re all still very sad about it.”
The business had been open since 2007.
In a statement to the ABC, Tigi’s owner said the cause of the fire had not been determined.
Firefighters were called to the salon in the early hours of Monday after a blaze at the premises.
They extinguished the blaze, but found the salon had lost the sprinklers and the fire brigade were not able to contain the blaze.
A fire service spokesperson said the department was working with Tigi to assess the situation.
Melburnians have been left devastated as Tigi closes its doors.
‘Very, very sad news’Tigi was a popular destination for women with complex haircuts and styles.
It was one of the only hairdryers to have been approved by the Victorian Government to sell their products in stores.
But its business model has also caused concern.
Some customers have been told the salon will close because of a fire, and customers have raised concerns about the quality of the salon’s services.
Dana haired salon owner Dana said the loss would be felt for a long time.
If Tigi were to close, Dana said she and her staff would be forced to make their own hair care.
I am devastated that we are not going to be able to keep the business open and I am going to have to go on strike, she said in a statement.
Read more: Tigi salon owner’s son pleads not guilty to arson in Melbourne fire fireA spokeswoman for the Victoria Fire and Emergency Service said smoke and contamination had damaged several equipment, and was causing the fire.
There was no immediate word on whether there had been any reports of injuries.
Herbaceous oils and hair products were among the products that were being affected.
ABC News contacted Tigi for a response to its closure.
Topics:fire,health,business-economics-and-finance,environment,community-and‑society,melbourne-3000More stories from Victoria