Aussie-based hairdressor to open in Melbourne
The owner of an Australian-based hairdresser said Monday he is planning to open a salon in Melbourne’s CBD.
Andrew Prentice said he plans to open his first Melbourne salon in December and plans to offer customers the same hair styling services as his parent’s salon.
Prentice said the new salon will be in a strip mall at the corner of the Victoria Harbour Bridge and the Gold Coast Highway, and that the store will also offer customers hair products and hair services.
“The focus is to have it a hair salon and also cater to the younger demographic,” he said.
In the past, Prentice has also worked in other Australian cities, including Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
Melbourne has a large population of expats who are attracted to the CBD, but the city’s reputation as a tourist destination has declined in recent years.
There has been an increase in complaints of shoplifting in Melbourne over the past few years, particularly during the summer months, but there have also been reports of vandalism and thefts at other local shops.
A recent study found that Melbourne’s economy grew by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of this year.
But there has been some concern about the future of Melbourne’s hairdresses industry, which was once a strong supporter of the city.
The Victoria Tourism Commission says Melbourne is on track to lose $400 million to $500 million a year in the next three years.