Independent hair, beauty and wellness co-working initiative Salon Lane has opened its third space, adding to its Surry Hills and Lower North Shore Sydney locations with a salon in the heart of Brisbane’s West End.
The expansion speaks to the success of this co-working juggernaut, which provides luxury salon workspaces and studios to enable hairdressers and beauty service providers the opportunity to grow their own business and serve their clients, with community also at the heart of the Salon Lane vision. Salon Lane was founded in 2020 by veteran property and beauty industry entrepreneurs Jared Keen, Lance Kalish and Moss Kadey.
“The demand for a space like Salon Lane was overwhelming in Sydney and we are already seeing the same trend towards independent business ownership spread to the sunshine state,” shared Jared Keen, Co-Founder and CEO of Salon Lane. “There are incredible possibilities for salon professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit to expand their businesses here.”
The new salon is located on the first floor of the Factory 2 building in Brisbane’s dynamic West Village retail precinct, created by one of Japan’s largest property developers, Sekisui House, with major national brands such as Harris Farm, Anita’s Gelato, Goodlife Health Club and Soak Bathhouse amongst its neighbours.
The space has been purpose built to accommodate over 50 hair and beauty professionals with an 850 square metre site that includes a concierge, a high-end retail shop, 24 private studios, 13 open workstations, a nail lounge, a colour bar, a client lounge, a coffee bar, a member lounge, a laundry and training and event facilities.
Aesthetically, the space has been built with the feel of a luxury sanctuary, in a restored heritage building defined by exposed brick walls, polished concrete and timber laminate floors, steel beams, warm wooden accents, a circular open workspace area and oversized windows and skylights that let in plenty of natural light.
Salon Lane has quickly grown in popularity on our shores, by taking the co-working model made popular in the technology and start-up world, as well in hairdressing and beauty internationally, which is renowned for the flexibility and independence it offers to service providers.
“I joined Salon Lane because I was ready to make the change to working for myself. The process of joining has been incredibly easy, super supportive and the new West Village location is stunning,” shared hairdresser Alandra Flatley.
“I needed a location without any long-term commitments such as a commercial lease. The Salon Lane team made it easy to customise my studio to meet my needs and also took the time to get to know me personally, understand my business, my goals for the future and actively support me to achieve them,” added Alex Bowyer, who recently launched his business, Varsana, a luxury head spa experience with a focus on hair and scalp wellness.
Salon Lane will continue to expand nationally with plans for more spaces across the country that will foster this unique community and empower salon professionals to become successful entrepreneurs.
“We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved in our first two and a half years of operation and the collaborative communities that have formed. We have more exciting locations in the works and look forward to making new announcements in the near future,” Jared said.
For more information visit www.salonlane.com.au
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