Welcome the newest iteration of Cordony Hair, the next evolution in this iconic hair salon institution on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The renowned salon group was established in 1928 by the original Louise Cordony, who was Australia’s first formal TAFE teacher, and now sisters Lara and Claudine are operating the family business as salon partners. Together, they’ve pioneered the salon group as a modern hair industry staple, taking the franchises from strip shops to high profile shopping centre locations and now heralding the latest innovative business style and model.
The latest space has transported their Warringal Mall salon, transforming it into a one-stop lifestyle destination in Narrabeen, complementing the high-end salon with a café, gift store, florist and beauty services, all housed in a new luxury design.
“Our new salon Is located in a stunning retro design building in the Northern beaches suburb of Narrabeen,” Lara and Claudine confirmed. “We have created a beautiful spacious salon with a luxe coastal vibe. It has timber floorboards and ceiling beams, stunning tan leather cutting and basin chairs, timber and marble stone bench tops, brass features and light fittings, and boho fringed chandeliers. There is a separate relaxation zone and basin area, which features gorgeous Catherine Martin tropical wallpaper, rattan footrests and dimmable lighting so that clients feel like they are in a relaxing day spa while they are having their basin work done.”
“Our beautifully designed bar and snack station is always stocked with tasty snacks and herbal teas, as well as champagne, beer, and wine for special occasions, or even just a Thursday, Friday or Saturday afternoon when the mood takes us,” they continued. “We have collaborated with illie Café and Gifts to incorporate an additional space to sit and enjoy a café meal or coffee, with a selection of gifts and flowers alongside our home haircare offerings. We have also added a beauty room and teamed up with Earth Angels Beauty for all traditional beauty appointments.”
The one stop shop has an inviting, warm environment, complemented in the fresh, natural textures of the space, and fitting in with the broader salon values of the Cordony group. Adding to this continued legacy is a talented ensemble of loyal staff, top-tier services and a commitment to sustainability.
“We are super proud to have staff members with outstanding experience in the form of stylists and salon managers who have clocked up to 16, 20, and 30 years of experience at Cordony Hair, as well as new, emerging stylists and apprentices,” the sisters said. “At Cordony Hair we offer all hairdressing services including bespoke balayage and foiling, Qiqi and keratin hair smoothing services, waving, styling, cutting and colouring.”
“We are also now part or the Sustainable Salons network, so 95 per cent of all salon waste is recycled. The program also donates to Oz Harvest, so we are very proud to be involved in such an environmentally friendly and charitable program,” they continued.
The team celebrated the launch with an event filled with special guests, cocktails, canapes, and music by DJ Claire Elliott. The evening also hosted RPR Owners Rebecca and Andrew Ganim, supporting the salon’s partnership with RPR, which is the colour and retail supplier for the Cordony salon group.
“Our partnership with RPR is really important to us, as they are an Australian owned and operated family business just like us,” Lara and Claudine said. “They offer incredible support to us as business owners, as well as to our staff in the form of training and development. They are also always super supportive with any charity events or promotions we host. The support we receive from RPR is an integral part of our business.”
The salon’s specialities are clear – the comprehensive destination aspect of this new space is one that inspires, and a near 100-year family legacy also sets the salon group apart.
“Our point of difference is that we are a unique one stop location for hairdressing services and products, as well as beauty, a café, flowers and gifts. It’s one of its kind on the northern beaches,” the sisters shared. “As the oldest established hairdressing business in Australia, we are proud to now have a fourth-generation family member, Loulou, on board, to continue our father and grandfather’s legacy, of which we are very proud. The beautiful new space is creating a great energy amongst locals of the Northern Beaches and breathing excitement and new life into our 94-year-old business.”
For more information visit www.cordonyhair.com.au
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