Hermiz is a name you’ve heard a lot of, most probably on the Instagram profiles of famous Aussie women thanking him for his hair services, or as announced on stage to come pick up his latest award (most recently, Hermiz won this year’s Hair Expo Victorian Hairdress of the Year and Editor’s Choice awards). Now, he’s adding another tick to the bucket list, with the Hermiz Salon in Richmond, which opened just this week.
“I’ve always wanted a salon of my own,” Hermiz said. “Starting at Joey’s 7 years ago, I just felt that I wanted to open my salon with that team. It’s affiliated with the Joey Scandizzo salon group and he’s my business partner with his brother John and Joseph Seman. This was the right timing.”
Imbued with a classic feel with marble benchtops and a marble reception desk, the salon has aesthetic ties to Joey Scandizzo salon, opting for elegance over overt creativity in aesthetic so as not to overwhelm the team or clients. Instead, the salon is set up as a haven, with a separate Wash Room and Colour Room keeping everything contained. 8 basins and 21 chairs provide a great forum for all of Hermiz’s loyal clients, and the new client base that will walk in from Swan Street, to opt for a service.
With luxury brands such as Joey’s own ELEVEN Australia, KEVIN.MURPHY, Wella Professionals and ghd stocking the shelves and tool kits, the salon is set up with the right brands, talent and mindset to find success. The next step is building on this stellar starting point.
“I’m working on my team at the moment, and growing it to make it bigger,” Hermiz said. “Obviously without your team you can’t do anything really. I’ll always do competitions, and try to achieve as much as I can, but at the same time take it as it comes and not force myself to do too much. Having a business seems to be amazing but once you get into it you see the real side of the business, so this is something that is new to me that I’m looking forward to, which is behind the scenes stuff of what goes on.”
With his own self-titled salon to his name and more creative ideas and enamoured clients up his sleeve, be prepared to hear the name Hermiz for awhile yet.
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