An important new alliance has formed with Queensland salon Xin Twenty One joining with Kao Salon Division and offering Goldwell colour. The salon was established in 2013 in Milton, Brisbane, by Xin Guo, soon growing to a larger space in Newstead in 2019.
The new salon is a scandi-inspired, warehouse style space that offers customised tri-fold LED mirrors that comprehensively showcase hair transformations, and unique shampoo basins where clients can lay flat. The salon prides itself on its relaxed vibe, creativity and innovation.
“The space was inspired by a minimalistic, Scandinavian look, crossing over with an industrial warehouse. Furniture has been thoughtfully selected to offer clients a unique experience, featuring customised tri-fold LED mirrors that allow clients to see the hair transformation process from every angle, a one-of-a-kind basin that provides ultra comfort and allows clients to lie down on an 180 degree angle, and a designated cozy waiting area,” Xin shared.
Xin and the salon have been nominated in awards categories such as the Australian Hair Fashion Awards Men’s Hairdresser of the Year, and Barber of the Year and Best Salon Design at the Australian Hair Industry Awards.
The salon is renowned for its bold colour work, and the portofolio of Goldwell technologies, such as the core Topchic and Colorance lines through to the new LightDimensions Lightening portfolio, will further develop those capabilities. This top-tier colour offering complements Xin Twenty One’s expectations in luxury and high-level service.
“At Xin Twenty One we pride ourselves on a luxury offering,” Xin said. “Goldwell is a very reputable brand in the industry, with exceptional products so I felt it was a natural choice to bring the brand to the salon and my team. Goldwell offers some of the best products I have seen in my career along with an incredibly supportive head office team. I’ve been so impressed by their professionalism and respect, we’re excited to reach new heights together.”
“Goldwell is thrilled to welcome Xin Twenty One to the Kao Salon family,” added Rita Marcon, General Manager, ANZ Kao Salon Division. “Xin is an exceptional stylist and salon owner, who is widely admired in the industry. His salon is committed to excellence and we are excited to support his success with Goldwell Color, we look forward to a longstanding partnership with Xin Twenty One.”
Beyond the colour technologies that support Xin in their many colour endeavours, a relationship with Kao Salon Division is key to the partnership.
“Being a Kao salon has also given us opportunities to take part in different events and shows where we collaborate with like-minded stylists in the industry on a national level,” Xin said. “The professional and respectful relationship with Kao Salon Division makes it an absolute pleasure to work with them and we hope our partnership remains strong and fruitful. From the Head Office team to our Rep, Educator and everyone who we’ve dealt with, everyone has been so friendly and supportive. The products, especially colour, are incredible and the delivery times have always been punctual.”
Xin lists favourite his Goldwell product as Oxycur Platin lightener. “It’s the best lightener I have ever seen,” he shared. “I can easily leave the colour from level 3 to level 9 without any damage.”
Xin and his talented salon team are excited for future opportunities with Kao Salon Division in Fashion Week and other events that speak to the collaborative, artistic and skilled nature of the team. There’s a lot of bright, important highlight on the horizon for Xin Twenty One.
“Now that we’ve grown a strong client base and relationships in Brisbane, as well as making a name within the community, we’d like to expand on this and be known for our work on a national level,” Xin said. “We want to participate in different shows, events and competitions around Australia so we can collaborate with, learn from and be inspired by industry professionals.”
We can’t wait to see what these teams accomplish together.
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